Family Auto Source

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Dont Buy

Glasgow, KY

#1 Dec 18, 2011
Too many people have had too many problems with vehicles from there.
JUNK BAD MOTORS - BAD TRANSMISSIONS
horrible

Hollywood, FL

#2 Dec 19, 2011
I purchased a vehicle from there and it a piece of crap. I guess that's what you get with a buy here pay here.
Ripped OFFFFF

Glasgow, KY

#3 Dec 19, 2011
DO NOT BUY FROM THEM. YOU WILL REGRET IT. JUST BECAUSE WE CAN'T BUY A THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLAR CAR DOESN'T MEAN OUT MONEY IS NOT THE SAME. THEIR VEHICLES ARE OVER PRICED AND IN POOR MECHANICAL CONDITION
me too

Glasgow, KY

#4 Dec 20, 2011
me and one of my friends both got trucks there - transmission messed up

Since: Oct 09

Hart County, KY.

#5 Dec 20, 2011
Youse are all funny!

Used vehicles often have problems- that's why the previous owner got rid of them. If it doesn't have a problem now...it will at some point, as all mechanical things wear out.

These lots ALL get their cars from the same places- the auctions. If you want to ensure that you are getting a good vehicle, you have to inspect it (or have it inspected by somebody who has a clue) BEFORE you buy it- otherwise you are just rolling the dice.

If you'd save your money BEFORE you need another vehicle, so that when you do need a vehicle, you could pay cash for it, you'd get a lot more for your money, buying from private parties- rather than these over-priced lots, where between the pricers and the interest you pay, you're payin half as much a 10 year-old vehicle, as you would for a new one..plus are required to carry comp and collision on it.

And....when buying an older vehicle, STAY AWAY from LOW mileage ones. Better to get something that was driven and well-maintained, and has already had many OEM components replaced, than some grandmas car that was never allowed to get up to operating temperature and is sludged up and carbonized, and never had the oil changed nor any of it's original parts replaces (and time takes as much or more of a toll on those parts than does mileage).

And learn to drive a stick! Not only can a car with a stick be had cheaper....but sticks give you less trouble. They still have not perfected the automatic transmission- and thus an auto will give you trouble, sooner or later (usually sooner)- you get a stick...as long as the clutch is good...it will last you a long, long time without trouble.
yep big daddy

Glasgow, KY

#6 Dec 20, 2011
Original T Jefferson wrote:
Youse are all funny!
Used vehicles often have problems- that's why the previous owner got rid of them. If it doesn't have a problem now...it will at some point, as all mechanical things wear out.
These lots ALL get their cars from the same places- the auctions. If you want to ensure that you are getting a good vehicle, you have to inspect it (or have it inspected by somebody who has a clue) BEFORE you buy it- otherwise you are just rolling the dice.
If you'd save your money BEFORE you need another vehicle, so that when you do need a vehicle, you could pay cash for it, you'd get a lot more for your money, buying from private parties- rather than these over-priced lots, where between the pricers and the interest you pay, you're payin half as much a 10 year-old vehicle, as you would for a new one..plus are required to carry comp and collision on it.
And....when buying an older vehicle, STAY AWAY from LOW mileage ones. Better to get something that was driven and well-maintained, and has already had many OEM components replaced, than some grandmas car that was never allowed to get up to operating temperature and is sludged up and carbonized, and never had the oil changed nor any of it's original parts replaces (and time takes as much or more of a toll on those parts than does mileage).
And learn to drive a stick! Not only can a car with a stick be had cheaper....but sticks give you less trouble. They still have not perfected the automatic transmission- and thus an auto will give you trouble, sooner or later (usually sooner)- you get a stick...as long as the clutch is good...it will last you a long, long time without trouble.
Original T Jefferson for president of usa and mayor of glasgow. an extremely smart person with a hell of alot of common sense

Since: Oct 09

Hart County, KY.

#7 Dec 20, 2011
yep big daddy wrote:
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Original T Jefferson for president of usa and mayor of glasgow. an extremely smart person with a hell of alot of common sense
Thank you, Mr. Daddy! Big Daddy for VP!!!!!!

Maybe we can get that LGPT queer as the token homo!(Don't worry- when we visit Hawaii on the campaign tour, we can sacrifice him to the volcano god.....it'll put us in really good with them Chinkish/mulatto natives....)
outspoken

Glasgow, KY

#8 Dec 21, 2011
president? ahh... you two are a live freakshow.
Sammy

Glasgow, KY

#9 Dec 21, 2011
Original T Jefferson wrote:
Youse are all funny!
Used vehicles often have problems- that's why the previous owner got rid of them. If it doesn't have a problem now...it will at some point, as all mechanical things wear out.
These lots ALL get their cars from the same places- the auctions. If you want to ensure that you are getting a good vehicle, you have to inspect it (or have it inspected by somebody who has a clue) BEFORE you buy it- otherwise you are just rolling the dice.
If you'd save your money BEFORE you need another vehicle, so that when you do need a vehicle, you could pay cash for it, you'd get a lot more for your money, buying from private parties- rather than these over-priced lots, where between the pricers and the interest you pay, you're payin half as much a 10 year-old vehicle, as you would for a new one..plus are required to carry comp and collision on it.
And....when buying an older vehicle, STAY AWAY from LOW mileage ones. Better to get something that was driven and well-maintained, and has already had many OEM components replaced, than some grandmas car that was never allowed to get up to operating temperature and is sludged up and carbonized, and never had the oil changed nor any of it's original parts replaces (and time takes as much or more of a toll on those parts than does mileage).
And learn to drive a stick! Not only can a car with a stick be had cheaper....but sticks give you less trouble. They still have not perfected the automatic transmission- and thus an auto will give you trouble, sooner or later (usually sooner)- you get a stick...as long as the clutch is good...it will last you a long, long time without trouble.
I guarantee you my Lexus 400 comes really close to perfecting the automatic. I agree with a lot of what you said but if you go with a top brand, foreign, you don't need to stick with a manual. I owned 3 BMW's before the Lexus and never had a minutes trouble.

Since: Oct 09

Hart County, KY.

#11 Dec 22, 2011
Sammy wrote:
<quoted text>
I guarantee you my Lexus 400 comes really close to perfecting the automatic. I agree with a lot of what you said but if you go with a top brand, foreign, you don't need to stick with a manual. I owned 3 BMW's before the Lexus and never had a minutes trouble.
A lot depends on the age, mileage and upkeep of the car, too. I'll give you the Lexus's- they're pretty goo. Bimmers I'm not familiar with- but then again, for what they cost, and for what it cots to maintain them properly, they'd better be near perfect.

Back in NY where high-end cars were a lot more common, you'd see just as many of them parked in the tranny shops...... And while some might be better than others, just try finding a Land Rover with a GOOD tranny!

But talking about everyday run-of-the-mill cars, automatic trannies and head gaskets are very common (and expensive) problems. Yeah, my main vehicle has 270K miles on it, and is automatic- looks to be the original tranny- and is still working fine...but I would not want to chance driving it through West Virginia...whereas with my older vehicle with a stick, I would go without even giving it a thought.

Admittedly, they have made progress with automatics over the last decade- they're not as bad as they used to be- with some manufacturers, anyway.
hmm

Glasgow, KY

#12 Dec 22, 2011
Original T Jefferson wrote:
Youse are all funny!
Used vehicles often have problems- that's why the previous owner got rid of them. If it doesn't have a problem now...it will at some point, as all mechanical things wear out.
These lots ALL get their cars from the same places- the auctions. If you want to ensure that you are getting a good vehicle, you have to inspect it (or have it inspected by somebody who has a clue) BEFORE you buy it- otherwise you are just rolling the dice.
If you'd save your money BEFORE you need another vehicle, so that when you do need a vehicle, you could pay cash for it, you'd get a lot more for your money, buying from private parties- rather than these over-priced lots, where between the pricers and the interest you pay, you're payin half as much a 10 year-old vehicle, as you would for a new one..plus are required to carry comp and collision on it.
And....when buying an older vehicle, STAY AWAY from LOW mileage ones. Better to get something that was driven and well-maintained, and has already had many OEM components replaced, than some grandmas car that was never allowed to get up to operating temperature and is sludged up and carbonized, and never had the oil changed nor any of it's original parts replaces (and time takes as much or more of a toll on those parts than does mileage).
And learn to drive a stick! Not only can a car with a stick be had cheaper....but sticks give you less trouble. They still have not perfected the automatic transmission- and thus an auto will give you trouble, sooner or later (usually sooner)- you get a stick...as long as the clutch is good...it will last you a long, long time without trouble.
well well well look at this, otj posting something constructive. i have to give you props for that otj.
My opinion

Horse Cave, KY

#13 Feb 12, 2012
I purchased my car from there, and am still paying on it. There's been nothing wrong with it, but now the transmission is starting to mess up and that is something that I do not have the money to replace. I am really worried. The people there have always been extremely nice to me though, but I will cry if my car dies before I even get it paid off!

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