My wife was in the market for a new car, and really likes the Elantra GT hatchback. They have one on their lot, a 2013 white Elantra GT with all the bells and whistles and 37,000 km on it. Beautiful car from a distance. Got an up close to look at the car and it was really easy to see the back and rear bumpers were painted a different colour white, over spray from a really shady paint job on the inside of the wheel wells and the paint was peeling on the drivers side. I was super skeptical, but my wife was insistent on going to talk to a sales guy. We went in and dealt with Steve. Seemed like a nice enough guy, so I asked him about the car proof report. It did show previous damage on it. Even with all the cosmetic flaws on the outside, my wife wanted to take it for a drive. Well, let me tell ya, if I was the sales person, the manager or the owner of this dealership and wanted to sell a car for an advertised price of $14,750, news flash, I would get a brake service, and the possible wheel bearing replaced. The front brakes were grinding so bad, and there was obviously mechanical issues with it. The brakes were not just squealing from sitting either, they were toast. When the brake was not applied, the grinding noise from the front end was overwhelming. I have had many cars, done many test drives on new and used vehicles, and to actually have this car, in this poor condition at that price on that lot and to expect to sell it in that condition? You would need to be a fool to fall for it. As a dealership, I would be embarrassed.
In closing, we are not picky people, and have never, ever written a review online for anything, let alone a bad one. But folks, if having a car like this on your lot, and expecting a salesperson to sell it in that poor cosmetic and mechanical condition at that price, is any indicator on honesty and reputation? Well, let's just say it would not be favourable.