Do NOT buy from KD's Auto Sales in Ma...

Do NOT buy from KD's Auto Sales in Margate

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Boca Raton, FL

#1 Aug 2, 2011
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take this warning to heart. I have 3 children under 6. One is only 8 months old and now I am out $2000 and having to take the bus again with my children in this summer heat.

This dealer/owner lists his cars on craigslist as: margate/ ft. lauderdale and the phone number is listed in the ad like this {{954}}~~ 6 9 6 ~~ 6 2 4 7 .

This is a warning to everyone on here looking for cars to buy. I bought one from KD's Auto Sales in Margate and was told there was NOTHING wrong with this car. I bought the car and drove it home. The next day when I started the car it started and shut off. I started it again and it ideled and shut off again. I had the car checked out by THREE ASE mechanics and was told the waterpump is bad, the idler is bad and the whole fuse/relay power distribution center is bad. I emailed the car delearship and never got a response, so I had one of the mechanics call and talk to the "owner". His girlfriend Jen got on the phone instead of the owner and told the mechanic that she drove the car and there was nothing wrong with it. They had it for a week or two is what she told him. When the mechanic informed her that he (as well as another mechanic I had here) were both ASE certified and there are numerous problems with the car she said well it was sold as is and she hung up.

They do not tell you it is as is until you fill out the paperwork, there are no papers on the cars that inform you of this.

I just want to clarify that I do understand that as is means as is. BUT my problem lies in the fact that THREE people at this dealership told me there was NOTHING wrong with this car and yet there are NUMEROUS things wrong with this car. I am trying to warn you all so you do not go through what I went through with this car.

Additional information
The car is a 97 with 116,000 miles on it. I just pulled the carfax on the item and this is what it says.
04/04/2001 36,545 miles
Service Facility Fuel pump replaced
Oil and filter changed chassis lubricated
Recommended maintenance performed
Maintenance inspection completed
Radiator/condenser fan motor replaced
Radiator fan relay replaced
Engine mount replaced
Front brake pads replaced and rotors resurfaced
Brakes replaced
Tires rotated and balanced
Four wheel alignment performed

It also has 2 manufacturer safety recalls that were never addressed. There are 4 service records on it, but the one above is the only one that says what was done to the vehicle.


Miami, FL

#2 Aug 3, 2011
First off, you bought a car with 100k+ miles for 2k dollars. That right there screams "There will be problems soon, please take me to a mechanic." You can't expect to receive a car with 100% working parts for that price, no matter what it is. Secondly, its a contract. You should really read those before you sign them, otherwise you can end up in this situation.

It seems fairly obvious from reading the carfax that the dealer couldn't have anticipated these problems either. They drove it, didn't have any problems, and didn't see anything on the report. If you want a guaranteed used car that has been reviewed by a mechanic, go to CarMax...unfortunately you wont find anything there for 2k.

West Palm Beach, FL

#3 Aug 14, 2011
We run a used car lot in ft.lauder Florida. Have been in business for 14 years now, a as is agreement buyers order exactly means what it says, as is. That means no warranties at all or any repairs responsible to the dealership once you leave the lot (oral or written). If we took responsibility for repairs like you stated all of us dealers would be out of business immediately especially for the price that you purchased the vehicle for. It seems to me that you are looking for a new car, there are plenty of new car dealerships such as maroone. What can you expect for 2k? AND you say 2k, did that include tag work and tax? It seems like that by the way you said it. Not trying to be rude but these are used cars and no telling what the future can hold, that's like putting a number on someones life. You just never know. I bet you if the car ran good for 5years or more you wouldn't be posting threads like this to show your gratitude towards the dealership you purchased the car from. Heather (Ace Auto Sales & Leasing)

Hollywood, FL

#4 May 25, 2012
DO NOT BUY FROM KD's Auto Sales!! The owner, Chris, is a lying, thief who sells complete garbage! PLEASE stay away from these heartless crooks! My 18 year old daughter went there and she was taken advantage of due to her age and ROBBED! She was sold a 1995 honda civic, piece of garbage, for $2,000! She did have her friend with her, who checked out the car and "from what he could see", it was ok. BUT, who checks if the odometer is working??? The odometer read 140,000 miles when she purchased the car, and when she got it home, it still read 140,000 miles which means WE HAVE NO CLUE HOW MANY MILES ARE REALLY ON THIS CAR!!! That is absurd and by all means is not right! When I called the dealership to complain about the odometer, I was told the owner would get back to me, however, there were NO RETURN CALLS! NONE! I called them 5 times and was finally told by the girl who answers the phones there (since the owner, Chris, is too much of a coward & thief to get on the phone) that we "bought the car as is and there was nothing they were going to do about it!" How despicable! Not only did the odometer not work, but none of the lights worked and my daughter was ticketed $200 that night for not having tag or tail lights! I even asked if they would just fix the lights and was told NO! They have mechanics there on site, and they couldn't at least fix the lights? This just proved how horrible of people they are. I can go on and on, as there have been so many problems with the car and we are ready to junk it, but all I can hope is that I stop at least one person from buying from these ruthless, cruel thieves!

United States

#5 May 25, 2012
Call the city of Margate and the State of Florida have the dealer investigated.

Since: May 12

Hollywood, FL

#6 May 26, 2012
thanks very much! I will certainly do so. I'm also reporting them to the Better Business Bureau!

Hollywood, FL

#8 May 26, 2012
just signed complaint against them with the Better Business Bureau for misrepresentation on odometer reading and selling an UNSAFE vehicle with no lights, etc.!

Hollywood, FL

#9 May 26, 2012
did you report them to the Better Business Bureau? Also, you can flag them on craigslist and do as many reviews on them as you can. I've been googling everything, including YELP & . just keep writing your review so we can stop these lying, cheating, thieves!

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#10 May 29, 2012
thanks so much for heads up on this dealer. i was going to look at a car there but now i wont even bother. they sound pathetic and i would never do business with such unprofessional people.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#11 Jul 31, 2012
Original poster here: yes doreen i posted with BBB and nothing came out of it. This dealer is a complete waste of time and money, no matter what you purchase from him it will be crap.guaranteed. He is scum as is his gf or whatever she is now.

United States

#13 Jan 12, 2013
Well on the contrary,I bought a1995 Honda civic LCD from them two years ago and I still have it.I plan to purchase another car from them in the near future.sorry for the bad experiences, but things like this happen at other dealers just have to use your instinct.

United States

#14 Nov 25, 2013
I found a car listed on craigslist as "for sale by owner". I texted back and forth with the owner, and then drove down to see it. Surprise! It was a used car dealer, KD's Auto Sales. Did he think I wouldn't notice?

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#15 May 10, 2014
A widow with kids purchase a vehicle cash from KD'S AUTO SALES LOCATED IN MARGATE that it's not currently working since the day off purchase 4/26/14 Dealership will not return her calls. She have two kids and no $ to repair the vehicle, before purchasing a vehicle from this place please read whats posted from other people at Posted in the Margate Forum Do NOT buy from KD's Auto Sales in Margate
stay away

Pompano Beach, FL

#17 Mar 24, 2015
Stay away from kds auto sales. Their scammers. The owner kris. Insulted me because I wouldn't buy a car. Cause I called his bluff. I will be contacting the bbb. Trying to scam people. Anyone considers going there. Don't. Stay away. Spend your hard earned money elsewhere !!!!
buyer beware

Detroit, MI

#18 Oct 11, 2015
stay away wrote:
Stay away from kds auto sales. Their scammers. The owner kris. Insulted me because I wouldn't buy a car. Cause I called his bluff. I will be contacting the bbb. Trying to scam people. Anyone considers going there. Don't. Stay away. Spend your hard earned money elsewhere !!!!
Kris has been a crook for years. He buys crap cars from the auction and then rigs them to work until they are sold. He hides behind his gf who lies about her real name, which is katy. He turns back milage also. He screws everyone he comes into contact with!!!!

Naperville, IL

#19 Feb 13, 2017
Stay Away-Do not buy-Do not trust-Liars- you have been warned
Jessica P

Naperville, IL

#20 Feb 23, 2017
My sister Purchased a Car form this Place last month and it Broke down literally the next day. They Told her that the car was safe and mechanically sound and she has kids. They lied. Do NOT Purchase their cars they are liars. The car needed ball joints on both sides, and much more stuff.

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