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#111
Jul 10, 2009
 

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I had purchased a car from them, paid them the $500 deposit, and there was some touch up required for the car. I was told i could collect the car the next day.

It was a good deal, but i noticed that GA CAR MART started giving me excuses for the delay. They then once called me and told me that they just found out that there was some prior unreported accident on the car so I should not buy that and instead buy something else....

Every thing was very fishy, finally i find out that they sold the car to some one else for $1000 more then my deal.

I had to dispute the charge on the credit card, since they required me to buy something else for the deposit I had made to them.

The person also threatened me of dire consequences(physical hurt) if we complained to any one else about it.

I made a police complaint also.

KEEP Away for GA CAR MART. AGAIN KEEP AWAY FROM GA CAR MART.

They seem to sell the same car to multiple people even after taking deposit, and finally give it to the person who promised to pay the most.

They also for some reason issued me the bill from Atlanta Best Deals LLC instead of GA CAR MART.

GA CAR MART is a rip off. http://www.gacarmart.com/ rip off. BEWARD
Mark wrote:
I tried to file a class action suit against GA CAR MART. It didn't even make it to court. My lawyer told me it was pointless. Georgia law favors the dealership in these cases. The law states that they are in no way obligated to:
1) provide buyer with an autocheck or carfax
2) disclose any prior accident knowledge.
My lawyer told me that i should not be mad at the dealership, but rather i should be mad at myself for not doing adequate research on the car prior.
Through all of my research i did find out that just because autocheck says unibody/frame damage that it doesn't necessarily mean that it hurts the mechanical or cosmetics integrity of the car. It just simply means that the car has been in an accident. My car was a unibody aprons. That is basically just trim pieces on the undercarraige of the vehicle were replaced. I had Jackson Acura check out my car and they told me that i have absolutely nothing to worry about it. My car was still completely covered under warranty and everything. Through all of my findings i did realise something. That unless it is on the carfax...the salespeople at GA CAR MART probably dont even realize that some of their cars have been in accidents. I dont think they bold face lie. These guys sell allot of cars and i guess i cant complain too much...i did get a great deal. In all i dont even feel bad about it anymore. I think i just saw frame damage on the autocheck and flipped. When i did all my homework i found out that i wasnt even that big of a deal. Oh and i ran a autocheck on every car on their website at one point and only 5 out of 72 cars had been in an accident. I also saw how out of all the cars they sale (they say about 200 per month, and their website does say they are on stock # 1800 and its only October) that only a handfull of people are complaining on line is a pretty good number. I am in business for myself and if there is one thing that i have found is that you can not make every one happy. I got really pissed at them at first but now i am an educated buyer. I am not mad at them at all...i am actually kind of glad i found them cause i did get one hell of a deal
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Newnan, GA

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#112
Jul 15, 2009
 
Just researching this... thanks for the heads up. Anyone that would refer to their customers as morons needs help in their customer service skills. I have bought 2 luxury cars before at 'smaller dealerships' and both times they were not good experiences or cars. Save yourself some time and headache and head to one of the bigger dealerships to begin with.
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Cumming, GA

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#113
Jul 16, 2009
 

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I purchased an Infiniti from these guys back in October. The carfax is clean and the autocheck is clean. The car was actually a local Atlanta leased vehicle. There was some minor damage to the back bumper, but other than that the car was almost perfect (no proir damage that was fixed either). I will say this though; you have to be careful when shopping their lot. There were a lot of cars that I wouldn't ever think about buying. Also, they do sell cars with frame damage. This doesn't always show up in the carfax, but if they purchased it from an auction it usually shows up on the autocheck. I would always run both reports! Unfortunately, they advertise the car being damage free when they know it really has damage (they are told about the damage when they buy it from the auction). I'm sure they get the cars with frame damage real cheap. I guess what I'm trying to say is that you should be careful if you are buying from them. If you do your homework you might actually get a real good deal from them. I haven't had any problems with my car since I got it from them and enjoy it. Just be careful! By the way, they have a $500.00 doc fee, so go ahead and add that to the price. And I would probably go ahead and get the financing from somewhere else.
what the F

Alpharetta, GA

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#115
Jul 25, 2009
 
gacarmart.com and alphacarz.com
another one of there locations.
investigation
http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/I_Team_C...
Beware of these crooks

Loganville, GA

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#116
Jul 25, 2009
 
Don't do busy with these crooks. We went to shop for late model Honda Accord. We test drove three of them. All of them showed clean carfax. We brought them to a parking lot and popped the hood. One of of them has obviously been involved in accident before because the paint job of the inside of the left front panel is of different color. The second one, the engine sputtered at high rpm. We decided to make an offer for the third. The sale guy went a couple times to talk to his manager (which they all do) and offer us a counter offer. We decided to accept the offer (which is a few hundred dollars)less than their advertised price. Then to our utter surprise, the sale guy said the car has just been sold by the general manager. The lame excuse was the general manager just accepted a deposit from someone out of state over the internet. This is the same manager that the sale guy has been checking with throughout the price negotiation. Of course we were mad as hell and demanded to talk to the manager. When confronted he was giving lame excuse that the sale guy is not authorized to offer us the price for the car (despite the fact he has checked with him a few times) and that the sale guy misunderstood and some bull shit. His intent is to try get us pay their full price now that we want the car. Of course we don't want to deal with these liars and walked out.

Today, I checked their website, the car is still available for sale but they have jacked up their price by a few hundred dollar but under the prices they have the gall to marked it as "Reduced". What liars!
OUCHIE

Semmes, AL

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#117
Jul 31, 2009
 
This thread saved me from flying six hours to get "THE DEAL" I am very mechanically inclined and would have been able to detect body work, so you guys probably saved me and alfa carz alot of headache from me flipping out when i arrived. And i will say this, i called and asked about a lexus suv and they swore up and down that they cant sell salvaged vehicles and continued to inform me that it was illegal for them to sell salvaged vehicles. I agree that a large majority of used vehicles have all had a little work to em, but from my research (only took bout 30 mins- as these guys are pretty well documented) This car lot particularly shops at frame damaged auctions for repairable vehicles. I do feel that they do have the opportunity to purchase some good vehicles from this type of auction, but i also feel that they could really be getting some garbage. My concern would be traveling 6 hours to find out that the car i wanted would be garbage and they would not be truthful enough to save me the headache by telling me the true damage over the phone.
ga best cars is a rip off

Auburn University, AL

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#118
Aug 27, 2009
 
doublecheck wrote:
I would have it checked by my own mechanic. If they are really trying to make the sale, they'll let you take the car overnight so you can have it looked over. If the carfax and autocheck come back clean, you might have a winner.
just ran like 6 auto checks all have frame damage. Some one report to CBS Atlanta
ga best cars is a rip off

Auburn University, AL

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#119
Aug 27, 2009
 
Buyer Bewares BS wrote:
This person works at a local law firm and has lots of character flaw :) We ran the credit for this person and found out that there is NOT a single account that is NOT defaulted and so much money stolen from Creditors. They have had REPOS as well as BANKRUPTCIES. They go to dealerships and try to find excuses to get into legal troubles and sue businesses with cooked up BS frugal lawsuits... Classic example of a con-artists trying to rip businesses off ... all the information on this person shows one of the worst track record. Anyone has any concerns about the business, please contact the dealer directly instead of paying attention to incoherent rants of this person, who can't get approved to buy a car and wants to blame dealer. This person has gone from dealer to dealer, GA Best Cars, Atlanta Auto Lease, Brands 1 auto, Georgia Import Auto, every single dealer has this person's name and credit application and they want to politely show her the door the moment they see her coming through. She is just not getting the point that no lender wants to lend her money to buy an expensive vehicle. Keep on complaining loser. As far as, vehicle being cheap, they are cheap because of low profit margins that they discount dealerships keep. Franchise dealers don't have any different cars, we all buy cars from the auctions and service/maintain them and then sell them. You can sell 100 used cars in a month and you can expect to see 1 or 2 customers who want it all, lowest price, best warranty, best of everything, they want to break dealer's back, but dealers have to make some money as well. Good news is that most people don't get into this mindset and come out, check the cars, get them checked and then buy them. Thankfully, most people are good natured and not spiteful and wanting to destroy and slander other people's livelihoods/businesses. The ones that are bitter are bitter about everything in life because of their own failures.
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What the hell this could be used against you in court. Talk about slander. You guys are low as dirt and your day is comming. Go back to overseas and blow yourself up.
whiteboy

Loganville, GA

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#121
Aug 29, 2009
 
buyerbeware ur soo weird, just let it go, let life go on
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#122
Sep 5, 2009
 
I wouldn't buy from them! I was looking at a car from them (with a clean CarFax report) and when I ran the AutoCheck, it was listed as "Frame Damaged"--I would not do business with any company that was so misleading!
Clark wrote:
I'm considering a purchase from these guys on a 2007 Infiniti M45 Sport. Car seems to be in almost new condition. Ran autocheck and it comes back clean. Rating of 95. I'm dealing with a guy named Wes. It's a good deal, but now I'm a bit scared off with all these posts. I have a Carfax, autocheck, going to have a dealer check it out. Anymore recommendations which I should do to protect myself? Nice ride, hate to let this one go. I usually buy new so I'm new to buying used. There's still 3 years left on the factory bumper to bumper warranty. PLease advise.
U B S

Lawrenceville, GA

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#123
Sep 18, 2009
 
U say they are bad people because of these blogs . What are u getting out of this . If they are not in bussines what differance does it make all other dealers buy and sell bad cars since they are not on TV or in these blogs u think they are good people . I recomend u something , if u have problem with ur car which u bought from these guys u need to call the selling dealership , give them first chance to make it right , if they dont help then u can do all this crazy stuff ( if u guys are real customers not someone who is getting paid by their compitition to ruin their reputation ). Good luck my friends ,
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Lawrenceville, GA

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#124
Sep 21, 2009
 
One thing I gathered from this conversation is that no matter where or who you are buying from, the seller is biased (obviously). Seller wants the best value for his/her merchandise. Since when did Profit become a dirty word? Also this nonsense with Autocheck, I checked the cars that have been declared frame damage, they are most of the times, same condition as the ones NOT declared as one. As long as the vehicle has all the airbag systems and chasis alignment in place, there is no difference. I would pay a few thousand dollars less and get the same car. Modern cars are NOT built on a single chasis, therefore they don't have a unified frame to begin with. Anyways, fools will be fools and the ones that know about cars are NOT depending on these reports such as Autocheck or Carfax. Take my advice, if you don't know about cars, pay some freakin mechanic to do an inspection, even if you are buying from your own cousin.
anonymous

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#125
Oct 13, 2009
 
http://messages.yahoo.com/Government_%26_Poli...

You might want to check this out
carmartdoesntcar e

Howell, MI

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#126
Oct 13, 2009
 
http://messages.yahoo.com/Government_%26_Poli...

There is a lot more going on than just this. Their home office is allowing this kind of stuff to go on
Debra

Roswell, GA

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#127
Oct 25, 2009
 
All this little corner car sales lots are just rip offs. The slick willies that work there would sell their grandmother if they could make a couple bucks on her. You don't buy a car at one of these places. Use your head and shop around on Craigslist and get a good used car at a good price. It's not that hard. My husband did it and got a Saturn for 2100 that CarMax had for sale for 5600. Invest $25 for Car Fax -sp? check the oil, if it's low and really dirty walk away. If the seller doesn't know how to check tire pressure- walk away. It's not that hard to spot a good deal, make the effort to meet with people and don't be fooled by an air freshener and shiny rims and you will be much better off than going to a professional rip off artist.
Debra

Roswell, GA

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#128
Oct 25, 2009
 
Checked out other dealers wrote:
One thing I gathered from this conversation is that no matter where or who you are buying from, the seller is biased (obviously). Seller wants the best value for his/her merchandise. Since when did Profit become a dirty word? Also this nonsense with Autocheck, I checked the cars that have been declared frame damage, they are most of the times, same condition as the ones NOT declared as one. As long as the vehicle has all the airbag systems and chasis alignment in place, there is no difference. I would pay a few thousand dollars less and get the same car. Modern cars are NOT built on a single chasis, therefore they don't have a unified frame to begin with. Anyways, fools will be fools and the ones that know about cars are NOT depending on these reports such as Autocheck or Carfax. Take my advice, if you don't know about cars, pay some freakin mechanic to do an inspection, even if you are buying from your own cousin.
Profit is not a dirty word but cheating and lying and unethical business practices are and that seems to be synonomous with "profit" any more.
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#130
Dec 16, 2009
 
If you want a top conditon car, don't waste your time...these guys sell cars that have either had damage or are not in excellent conditon. Some vehicles looked really interesting on the web site, but were in poor condition upon inspection. You have to really ask why someone would sell used Lexus at much lower prices than others. There are too many other quality brokers to shop from around Atlanta.
GA CAR MART ALPHA Crooks

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#131
Dec 29, 2009
 
These guys who operates this so-called business are Crooks. If you ever decide to buy a car from them make sure to have the car taken to a certified dealer for inspection or have Autocheck run. More than %80 of their cars are wreck or severely damaged. They buy the crappy cars that real dealers pass. As long as the Carfax clean they buy any crap, delux them and put them for sale. I am not a dealer and dont care, but if you value your life and others reconsider your car purchase from those crooks!
Keep in mind that no one can put price on a life.
Pass the word on!!
Good luck to every one who is legally after them. This community needs and deserves better bussiness and more honest people.
Bill

Atlanta, GA

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#132
Jan 7, 2010
 
Clark wrote:
I'm considering a purchase from these guys on a 2007 Infiniti M45 Sport. Car seems to be in almost new condition. Ran autocheck and it comes back clean. Rating of 95. I'm dealing with a guy named Wes. It's a good deal, but now I'm a bit scared off with all these posts. I have a Carfax, autocheck, going to have a dealer check it out. Anymore recommendations which I should do to protect myself? Nice ride, hate to let this one go. I usually buy new so I'm new to buying used. There's still 3 years left on the factory bumper to bumper warranty. PLease advise.
I bought a 2007 bmw 650i and it is still under warranty but I am having to pay the bmw dealer almost 2 grand to fix things they sold me already messed up that were hidden. Do not buy
Thankful

Nashville, TN

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#134
Jan 12, 2010
 
I am sooo glad that googled this car company. I found a vehicle on cars.com that I was interested in. So happens that it was from Alfa Carz. I will not be purchasing a vehicle from them!

Buyer Beware- please pass along your contact information for your dealer. thanks!

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