Rome Pre-Owned (Specialty Auto)

Rome Pre-Owned (Specialty Auto)

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Curious in Utica

Rome, NY

#1 Jul 11, 2010
Does anybody know about this business? Has anybody bought a vehicle from there? I've seen the site and the prices are right, and I went there and talked to a salesperson for a few minutes. Everything seemed genuine, I didn't feel like I was gonna get ripped off, but I was told they get their vehicles from auctions, and that makes me nervous. So, any personal experiences/opinions on this business?
sure

Ashburn, VA

#2 Jul 11, 2010
Alot of these people get their vehicles from auctions or from Pennsylvania.Yes they are good.Mine came from Pennsylvania and its a great car,no trouble and have had it since last November.

KY WELLER

Since: Jun 10

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#3 Jul 11, 2010
Curious in Utica wrote:
Does anybody know about this business? Has anybody bought a vehicle from there? I've seen the site and the prices are right, and I went there and talked to a salesperson for a few minutes. Everything seemed genuine, I didn't feel like I was gonna get ripped off, but I was told they get their vehicles from auctions, and that makes me nervous. So, any personal experiences/opinions on this business?
Ask for the carfax!!!
concerned citizen

Waterloo, Canada

#4 Jul 12, 2010
Very honest people who will stand behind there vehicle! Ryan has been my mechanic for over ten years!
concerned citizen

United States

#5 Jul 12, 2010
Ryan has also been my gay lover for 5 years
there ok

United States

#6 Jul 12, 2010
I do work for rome preowned. I do the interiors as far as stain removal as well as cleaning. They are great. Very straight up people. As far as auctions go they're ok. All dealerships either get their used inventory from tradeins or auctions. Tghats the only way for them to get used cars efficiently. Cars normally go to auction for many reasons, either the dealership doesn't feel like servicing it or selling it on their lot because of either its make or condition. Also if the dealership has too much money invested in the car and won't make a big profit they will send it to auction just to get it off their lot so they can get more vehicles (the banks give dealers a certain allowance of how much money they can have invested in their inventory) hope this helps :)
Curious in Utica

Rome, NY

#7 Jul 12, 2010
Thanks everyone, you guys helped alot. I went there and alot of the cars on the site aren't on the lot anymore, but they said they go to auctions on a weekly basis. I told them what I'm looking for and they're gonna try to find one for me.
liar liar

Syracuse, NY

#8 Jul 13, 2010
went to test drive this silver saturn vue thats been sittin there for months yesterday...it wouldnt even start...so he tells me he just got its a couple weeks ago and didnt go thru it yet...So dont know how well his wordz are!!!??? JUST SAYIN
Dealer

Utica, NY

#9 Jul 14, 2010
Almost every dealer buys their cars at auction. Even new car dealers buy a lot of their cars at auction. The factory like Chrysler, GM, Ford all sell their rentals and lease backs at auction. New car dealers sell many, or most of their trade- ins at auction. The dealer has to know how to buy good cars at auction. To buy a car from any dealer or individual.: 1. get a carfax. 2.Test drive. 3.Check underneath 4. take it to a mechanic that you know. (I wouldn't go to Midas, Monroe, etc. - They'll just try to sell you repairs)
concerned citizen

Waterloo, Canada

#10 Jul 14, 2010
NICE POST JAY!
Dealer wrote:
Almost every dealer buys their cars at auction. Even new car dealers buy a lot of their cars at auction. The factory like Chrysler, GM, Ford all sell their rentals and lease backs at auction. New car dealers sell many, or most of their trade- ins at auction. The dealer has to know how to buy good cars at auction. To buy a car from any dealer or individual.: 1. get a carfax. 2.Test drive. 3.Check underneath 4. take it to a mechanic that you know.(I wouldn't go to Midas, Monroe, etc.- They'll just try to sell you repairs)
patron

United States

#11 Jul 14, 2010
Just don't go to Harts Auto in Rome! You will regret it!
harts

United States

#12 Jul 14, 2010
Harts auto is also one of my accounts. What don't you like about him? He carries nicer cars thn almost all small rome dealers
josh

Utica, NY

#13 Jul 14, 2010
Dealer wrote:
Almost every dealer buys their cars at auction. Even new car dealers buy a lot of their cars at auction. The factory like Chrysler, GM, Ford all sell their rentals and lease backs at auction. New car dealers sell many, or most of their trade- ins at auction. The dealer has to know how to buy good cars at auction. To buy a car from any dealer or individual.: 1. get a carfax. 2.Test drive. 3.Check underneath 4. take it to a mechanic that you know.(I wouldn't go to Midas, Monroe, etc.- They'll just try to sell you repairs)
You answered a few question.You said it right ,the dealer has to know how to buy at the auction.Well that in its self requires years of knowledge.To go and buy anyting that shines with high high milage anyone can do,and that seems to be all some of these guys can do.Not to mention at the wrong price.It takes going to more than one auction to find good cars.Some of these guys are real lazy.The place on Floyd ave has high milage clean cars at the wrong price,mainly because they go to one auction,along with Harts that has high milage cars at even higher prices.It takes a big effort to have a good showing at a used car lot,and so far these places have put out very little.ANY QUESTIONS?
patron

United States

#14 Jul 14, 2010
harts wrote:
Harts auto is also one of my accounts. What don't you like about him? He carries nicer cars thn almost all small rome dealers
I can call 4 people right now that will not recommended his place. All of us bought a car from Jim and had major major problems. He didn't even make a reasonable offer to make it right; just complained about his personal problems and how he's in a bind. Frankly, his personal problems shouldn't be made my problem. The person that recommended him to us told us they wouldn't go there ever again because his business has gone downhill, as far as the quality of what you pay for. Now the following has no bearing on my opinion of his car lot, but I also hear a lot about drug use and selling of drugs involving the owner. I just don't want anyone else getting screwed by his fast-talk.
patron

United States

#15 Jul 14, 2010
patron wrote:
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I can call 4 people right now that will not recommended his place. All of us bought a car from Jim and had major major problems. He didn't even make a reasonable offer to make it right; just complained about his personal problems and how he's in a bind. Frankly, his personal problems shouldn't be made my problem. The person that recommended him to us told us they wouldn't go there ever again because his business has gone downhill, as far as the quality of what you pay for. Now the following has no bearing on my opinion of his car lot, but I also hear a lot about drug use and selling of drugs involving the owner. I just don't want anyone else getting screwed by his fast-talk.
Not Jim, meant to type him.
SEE IT COMING

Utica, NY

#16 Jul 14, 2010
WONT BE THERE LONG .
OWNER

New York, NY

#17 Jul 15, 2010
liar liar wrote:
went to test drive this silver saturn vue thats been sittin there for months yesterday...it wouldnt even start...so he tells me he just got its a couple weeks ago and didnt go thru it yet...So dont know how well his wordz are!!!??? JUST SAYIN
Dead Battery's are common on car lots. I have not serviced that Saturn and I apoligise although we bought alot cars this month and had alot of sales and to keep our current customers happy with any service needs , With only 3 mechanics it hard to keep every car front line ready. I can say that any customer that bought a car will tell you at delivery the car was perfect and if I missed anything I fixed it ASAP. We have the best policy for taken care of our customers. 9/10 I just fix it covered or not. Please feel free to contant me personally with any false info above. Jason Gattari
rome resident

Rouses Point, NY

#18 Jul 24, 2010
I have lived in rome all my life and familiar with most used car places. Harts has been around for quite a while and seems to be doing pretty well. Most everyone there is friendly and they have some nice cars these days and seem to be growing. I bought a car there last winter and they went way out of their way when I had small issues. When you buy a used car, it is exactly that, but they made it right. Bought one at Falcones and tranny was making a whining noise and the owner said he would take car of it, he changed the tranny fluid and did not help, about 6 months later whild out of town camping the tranny went and he did nothing. Cant say anything good about that place. He knew it was bad and never made it right. Yes to Harts Auto, NO to Falcone Auto.

“Semper Fi”

Since: Jun 10

Rome,NY

#19 Jul 24, 2010
I need a car that has handcuff chains in the back and dark tinted windows so I can hide and keep my victims back there.

Since: Jun 10

Mooers, NY

#20 Jul 24, 2010
That Wasn't Me. I did not write that message; it is a forgery

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