A&F Used Auto Sales Reviews (1)
On September 14, 2011, I have purchased 2002 Mitsubishi Galant (Green Sedan) from a Dealer (address: 43 Mount Vernon Street, Malden, MA, [redacted] who represents A&F USED AUTO SALES (213 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02124).
We agreed that the buyer (me) will need to do some minor works such as changing tiers, reset the vehicle’s computer system to eliminate a “check engine soon” light and others, which should not exceed $100-$150. It should be stated that the dealer failed to provide Auto Warranty and Defect Act for the sold car.
Two days later, I went to pass the state inspection at one of the designated auto services in Newton [redacted], but before that visited Advanced Auto Parts in order to get the “check engine soon” light OFF. The first attempt to pass the state inspection failed as the “check engine soon” light was ON again and the guys gave me a rejection (“R” sticker). I was asked to get the car fixed and return for inspection within sixty days.
I have started traveling from one auto service to another and learned that to fix this car will cost me approximately $1000-$1500, whereas the purchased vehicle’s price is $2300 (far more than 10%).
I have also made several attempts to change tiers, as their current condition is terrible and may jeopardize safe driving on Massachusetts roads. Unfortunately, that was also impossible to perform as the wheels nut lock has a special lock key, which is missing.
It was also agreed with the dealer that he will provide me with a new car radio, but unfortunately I have not seen it yet.
In accordance with the Massachusetts Used Vehicle Warranty Law and Lemon Law (M.G.L. c. 90 §7N 1/4) I have informed the seller on my decision to cancel the sale and get a full refund, which is $2300. However, after continuous talks the seller said that he does not have the money and the only way to return me my money is if he resells the car to a third party. I cannot agree with such a condition, as the vehicle needs some serious repair otherwise will not pass the state inspection anyway.