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Old November 18th, 2015, 03:51 PM
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Good thing the dealer took it back. Just so it becomes searchable on this forum and by google, here is the vin

SALDV3286SA980136

At least that should pop up next time it appears (with a galvy chassis etc)
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Old November 18th, 2015, 03:57 PM
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The inspector should be paying any extra costs.
This.

Dealer did ok in my book especially for a dealer.

Inspector should be embarrassed for missing something so blatant.
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Old November 18th, 2015, 04:00 PM
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Shipping fees too? The dealer might suck, but it's not on them that the buyer was remote and chose not to travel. The buyer screwed up and bought a totally f'd vehicle, but it's also the buyers problem that their inspector didn't catch an amazing case of chassis rot. The dealer is doing the right thing by taking it back, but this isn't an opportunity to stick them with every expense in this sad transaction.
Jim, I respectfully disagree..

Honestly, I think the dealer should be on the stateís list to be fined for unsafe practices. If dealers arenít required to have vehicles state inspected before resale they certainly should be. They clearly couldnít offer temp tags and registrations without a state inspection, right?

I donít think anyone would argue that there is no way that would pass a state safety inspection? Only way I can see is if it was at the dealerís own inspection station, or one in the dealerís pocket.

Either way it would have been passed unlawfully. As far as I am concerned, they should be nailed to the wall for this BS. It is a very real possibility the buyer, their family and/or people on the road around them could have been killed or seriously injured by the dealerís negligence selling such a vehicle. Iím sure attorneys would have no problem arguing and winning that, had an accident ensued.

Maybe the dealership was Ďswindledí by that guy trading it in, but thatís on the dealership, it is their responsibility to inspect the trade in to make sure they are not going to lose money on it.

Itís just irresponsible all around, and I doubt if someone in your family was killed because that truck went out of control and hit them, youíd think the dealer (and the inspector) should be held responsible too, no?

P.S. Ė Iím not the type that thinks the truck manufacturer should be liable when someone runs a red light and kills someone else, or that gun manufacturers should be held liable for someone that was killed using their gun. But this is not such a situation, itís more like XYZ manufacturer knowing that safety defects are killing people, and being okay with it cause they are making money..

Sorry, off my soap box..
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Old November 18th, 2015, 04:13 PM
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If a death had occurred, I would suspect that either or both of the parties would have been criminally charged.
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Old November 18th, 2015, 04:28 PM
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I agree, nail them to the wall for gross negligence, but don't expect your wire transfer fees to be covered. We incur expenses even when we make mistakes. The dealer should eat this big time, and the inspector should be punched in the jimmy, but I bid the buyer good luck in getting her original shipping fees reimbursed. Is the dealer paying for Mike's time too? She's certainly not going to monetarily recover her wasted time in this deal.
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Old November 18th, 2015, 04:30 PM
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Did the dealer refer the inspector to the buyer?
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Old November 18th, 2015, 04:31 PM
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Did the dealer refer the inspector to the buyer?
That would be VERY interesting to find out....
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Old November 18th, 2015, 04:36 PM
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Did the dealer refer the inspector to the buyer?
Per the sales manager, the dealer provided the purchaser four references to shops that could perform a PPI.
I'd be interested if Mike heard the same from the purchaser.
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Old November 18th, 2015, 06:23 PM
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For the life of me I can't see how a company in the business of selling high end cars could not have noticed the rust at some point along the way, like when they took it as a trade it. Not sure who should pay the shipping, but to the buyer imho.

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Old November 19th, 2015, 11:49 AM
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aaaand it comes full circle.
I linked the video in the first post and one of the early comments was about the "floor mats".
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Old November 19th, 2015, 02:42 PM
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aaaand it comes full circle.
I linked the video in the first post and one of the early comments was about the "floor mats".
Crap, I feel like an idiot

I was thinking the video link in you original post was the awesome movement of the rear trailing arm mount on the frame, that you posted later...
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Old November 19th, 2015, 02:50 PM
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For anyone looking to add the NLA unobtanium floor mats, I have a few sets for $1k/pair.
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Old November 19th, 2015, 03:01 PM
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Crap, I feel like an idiot

I just thought it was funny that it all came back around.

BTW, I did ask the customer if the dealer suggested the inspector or if they found him/her on their own. I haven't heard back yet.
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