Have you bought a car from Vergennes ...

Have you bought a car from Vergennes Auto

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Raydene

Cobleskill, NY

#1 Oct 2, 2008
Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with Vergennes Auto good or bad.
Have a nice rainy day.
Raydene

“Share Your Heart with Someone”

Since: Jan 08

Crown Point, NY

#2 Oct 2, 2008
We bought a used Mini Van from them years ago and used it for 5 rs. and sold it and they had several years.
mee

Memphis, TN

#3 Oct 2, 2008
I know several people that have bought there and they have had nothing but problems. Won't pass inspection in NY can't get titles, and only last couple hundred miles. Buy at own risk
Shawna

Cobleskill, NY

#4 Oct 2, 2008
I know someone that recently bought a car that broke down the next day. They want her to pay half of the motor it needs! She wants them to give her a different car.. She is paying for rides to work and the store when she bought a car last week. She will go to see them today or tomorrow so I will update what they do for her.
Do not buy

Cobleskill, NY

#5 Oct 2, 2008
Raydene, Do not go there. They are sheisters. We have had nothing but probs with the SUV we bought there. When we changed insurances we found out it was in a accident. They are not trustworthy.
Raydene

Cobleskill, NY

#6 Oct 2, 2008
I am not buying from them but I know someone that did and is having a problem.
I am wondering if they have taken care of issues with the car.
Does anyone know what can be done when a used as is car is purchased and breaks down within the first few days.
I checked the BBB in Vermort. I found only one complaint that has been resolved.
I am hoping to hear some good stories that may give hope that the money isn't lost on this car.
this is

Tunbridge, VT

#7 Oct 2, 2008
there is the lemon law....I believe you have 30 days. Unless she signed paperwork that says "as is" I wouldn't doubt that they would do that. There is also evia auto in Glens falls....they are good if you don't have good credit...they give you a warranty for 24000 or 2 years....good place to work with. You are guarenteed no matter what! Good luck!
FlippingYouOff

Lake George, NY

#8 Oct 2, 2008
this is wrote:
there is the lemon law....I believe you have 30 days. Unless she signed paperwork that says "as is" I wouldn't doubt that they would do that. There is also evia auto in Glens falls....they are good if you don't have good credit...they give you a warranty for 24000 or 2 years....good place to work with. You are guarenteed no matter what! Good luck!
lemon law only applies to new vehicles.

My experience with Vergennes Auto is this. Their cars are most usually trade ins from area dealerships that are either a)too beat to be sold on their lots, b)have too many miles on them to be sold on a reputable lot or c)are repos/auction cars with dubious pasts.
Now with that in mind, the so-called downpayment that they require to walk away with one of these rolling crap shoots is the price they probably paid for the car. Case in point, as I was just over there for a meeting the other day. There is a 1988 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 convertible on their lot. The car is twenty-one years old, in fair condition. The car is priced at $4400. NADA doesn't go back that far, so I ran with an 89 model, which has no option listing available and that lists the 89 model at $1800 in excellent condition. Kelley Blue Book valued the 88 car in excellent condition at $1900. Uh huh.
This is just one example. Walk around the lot and you'll see how overpriced their cars are. I looked at a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am coupe. I started the car and every warning light in the instrument cluster was lit. Price tag? Still $2200... you couldn't even get the car inspected in New York!
Another car was a 2000 Dodge Neon. It was a base car, no frills, no options, 85000 miles... This is a $3000 car tops. It had a stripe kit readily available that says "Baby Bee" on it... That automatically ups the price to $6000? A couple of years ago, an associate of mine was thrown off of their lot after he took issue with a Cavalier they had in the front line. It screamed in neon greasepen 'RARE CAVALIER GTZ". There never was a Cavalier GT, let alone a GTZ, so he took issue citing false advertising. They booted him off of the lot threatening to call the police. The next day, the greasepen was gone and the car was $1500 cheaper.

I hate to say this, but the only way I would buy a car from these people was if it was under $1000 and I was paying cash for a second vehicle.
I've seen thousands of dealers like Vergennes Auto and they are absolutely predatory when it comes to people with poor or no credit. People NEED a car in this area and these people have absolutely NO scruples when it comes to selling a complete and total piece of shit to a desperate customer. And now, with the credit crisis, more and more people will be turning to places like this.
i agree

Memphis, TN

#9 Oct 2, 2008
HOMETOWN CHEVY in Whitehall talk to joe he will put you in a good ride, and with a warrenty, and will stick by his word
wtf

Huntington, VT

#10 Oct 2, 2008
and what if you can't get a loan from Hometown Chevy?

The attraction to Vergennes Auto is that they will give a car to anyone with a down payment. If you go over there with a grand in your pocket you're guaranteed to be driving home that day. Whether it be a POS or not.
i agree wrote:
HOMETOWN CHEVY in Whitehall talk to joe he will put you in a good ride, and with a warrenty, and will stick by his word
FlippingYouOff

Lake George, NY

#11 Oct 2, 2008
my associate has bought four cars from Hometown (Ross) Chevrolet in Whitehall NY, although he bought through Danny who is no longer with them. If I remember right, his credit was almost nonexistant, but was still about to buy a decent car. It lasted him quite some time and was very reliable.
Most dealers in this area, from what I have observed, have (or maybe 'had' is the better term with everything that's going on with credit) programs for people with no credit, bad credit and no money down to buy a car.
FlippingYouOff

Lake George, NY

#12 Oct 2, 2008
wtf wrote:
and what if you can't get a loan from Hometown Chevy?
The attraction to Vergennes Auto is that they will give a car to anyone with a down payment. If you go over there with a grand in your pocket you're guaranteed to be driving home that day. Whether it be a POS or not.
<quoted text>
ok, but what good is a piece of shit that you paid a grand for when the engine fails on the way home? So now, you're behind the eight ball again. Instead of being out $1000, now you're out $500+ for an engine,$700 to have a garage put it in, plus the tow bill... and on top of that, if you financed the damn thing through them, you still have a payment to make.

there was dealer down in Rutland, Ron's Auto. We used to joke when we were younger:

How do you know you got a good car from Ron's?
It made it home.:oP
Vergennes Auto is no different.
i agree

Memphis, TN

#13 Oct 2, 2008
HOMETOWN will get you aproved with bad credit, if you went banrupt the intrest rate will be high but atleast you wont have to walk.
FlippingYouOff

Lake George, NY

#14 Oct 2, 2008
interest rates are a killer when you finance through a bank or finance company... that is where Vergennes Auto has an advantage. When you buy a car from them, and put that downpayment on the desk, you've paid what they paid for that car. The rest is gravy for them. Even if you default and they have to come and get the car/truck, they still have made their money and they will just resell the car and make more money by charging that same downpayment again.
(assuming that there is anything left to the car)
wtf

Huntington, VT

#16 Oct 2, 2008
I didn't say I agreed with it. I said that was the attraction to Vergennes Auto. That's why people go there. They need a car, it's easy to get one.
FlippingYouOff wrote:
<quoted text>
ok, but what good is a piece of shit that you paid a grand for when the engine fails on the way home? So now, you're behind the eight ball again. Instead of being out $1000, now you're out $500+ for an engine,$700 to have a garage put it in, plus the tow bill... and on top of that, if you financed the damn thing through them, you still have a payment to make.
there was dealer down in Rutland, Ron's Auto. We used to joke when we were younger:
How do you know you got a good car from Ron's?
It made it home.:oP
Vergennes Auto is no different.
lemon law

Schoharie, NY

#17 Oct 2, 2008
The NYS Lemon Law is protection for a USED VEHICLE; not a new car as Flipping reported. With a new vehicle you have a new car warranty, do not need lemon law. Make sense?
ACE

Schenectady, NY

#18 Oct 2, 2008
FlippingYouOff

Lake George, NY

#19 Oct 2, 2008
lemon law wrote:
The NYS Lemon Law is protection for a USED VEHICLE; not a new car as Flipping reported. With a new vehicle you have a new car warranty, do not need lemon law. Make sense?
it doesn't cover you if you bought the car in Vermont genius
MeHere

Cobleskill, NY

#20 Oct 2, 2008
Talk to Joe at Hometown. He knows his stuff. Won't steer you wrong.
Jay

Cobleskill, NY

#21 Oct 2, 2008
Bad news.

I bought my truck there. On the test drive the check engine light was on. I explained to the salesman that I wouldn't buy it with that issue, and he assured me it was just the gascap, and their mechanic would fix it.

On the drive home, I stopped for gas. Upon restart the light was back. They had just disconnected the battery.

The truck had NO oxygen sensor, and a cracked exhaust. So I had to make a big monthly payment for this thing while paying to get it fixed and paying for alternate transportation to work. It also began to leak transmission fluid, I later discovered the tranny pan gasket was shredded.

Friends and family have had similar experiences. My grandmother bought a car there and I checked it over for her...was actually okay but didn't have any oil on the dipstick! Not a drop! They don't even check to do a top off, which blows my mind.

A friend bought a car that had all of the struts blown out. They told him the rattling a bad sway bar link.

Avoid.

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