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C.A.R.S. Activities 2010

CARS protests billions in bailouts for auto dealers and manufacturers, and special loopholes for auto dealers
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CARS is on the forefront in advocating for protecting all car buyers, including military personnel, from unscrupulous auto dealers
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CARS advocates for curbing hand-held cell phones and texting while driving
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CARS is a national, award-winning,
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save lives, prevent injuries, and
protect consumers from
auto-related fraud and abuse.

 
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Visit the facebook page to demand that
CarMax stop selling unsafe, recalled cars!
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Stop CarMax from selling unsafe, recalled cars to consumers.
CarMax is the largest retailer of used cars in the country. CarMax advertises that all its cars must pass a rigorous "125+-point inspection." But -- what they don't advertise is that they fail to get free safety recall repairs done on cars they sell to consumers.

CarMax is selling recalled cars with safety defects like catching on fire, brakes that fail, ignition switches that make the car die in traffic, axles that break, and faulty seat belts. All under a safety recall. None of them fixed. Just waiting for sale on a CarMax lot near you.

Think this should stop? Sign CARS' petition to CarMax:
Stop CarMax from selling unsafe, recalled cars to consumers

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Buyer beware: NEVER trust that a dealer will have the safety recall repairs performed before selling you a car that is being recalled. Dealers are so eager to make a buck, fast, they are unwilling to delay sales long enough to get the safety recall repairs done -- for FREE.

Plus -- dealers are actively opposing legislation in Washington, DC and in California that would prohibit them from renting, selling, leasing, or loaning unsafe, recalled vehicles to consumers, unless the safety recall repairs have been performed first.

CARS’ tips on how to buy a safe, reliable used car — without having to risk going to a dealer:

Top 12 used car buying tips

Dealers playing “used car roulette” with customers’ lives — and opposing legislation to make them stop

Did a dealer sell you an unsafe, recalled car? We want to hear your story. Contact CARS

 
Buyer Beware! Auto dealers' one-
sided contracts can ruin your life
Even if the dealer breaks the law, you might not be able to get justice. Forced arbitration clauses hidden in the fine print can keep you tied up for years. The dealer even gets to pick the arbitrator who hears your case. Here's what happened to a car buyer in San Diego:
Think this is outrageous? Call your member of Congress at 202-224-3121, and urge them to vote for the Arbitration Fairness Act. More about the AFA, now pending before Congress:
http://www.fairarbitrationnow.org
 
Here's what we're doing to bring
more attention to Jon's plight:
UsedCarNightmare.org
 
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Jon Perz has started a new petition
on the Change.org website
 
You're invited to check it out and send a message letting Mossy Toyota know what you think.
used car nightmare petition


 
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