The car dealership looks like a gleaming palace. But what is really happening inside?
Some car dealers sell vehicles they don’t own. They also fail to pay off the loans on vehicles that are traded in. They ruin their customers credit and sometimes also their lives.
Robert Anglen, consumer reporter for the Arizona Republic, investigated dealerships in Arizona that ripped off consumers in multiple states, leaving them with faulty vehicles and stuck trying to make loan payments on two cars — even ones they had traded in, that were sold to someone else. Here’s what he found:
Read more: Arizona dealer didn’t pay off trades or transfer titles
How can you avoid become a victim of an unscrupulous auto dealer? CARS tips for how to get a good deal on a safe, reliable used car, without having to set foot on a car dealer’s lot: How to Buy a Used Car, Painlessly.