Neil M. Fennessey wrote:
The poor guy from Springfield might really believe that his car is a peach and is not misrepresenting it.
I drove from Ann Arbor to Rochester NY with cash to buy an early 911 in 1999. The online pictures were fuzzy (as they all were) so I called the local dealer to do a PPI. They could not do it within the time frame so I contacted a local "specialist" who inspected it and gave it the green light.
I got out of my car, walked up to it and said "no thanks". The guy thought I was renegotiating. I told him I did not want it and was leaving. He kept asking why but I didn't want to rain on his parade. Finally after much pleading to tell him why, I walked him around his car and showed him paint runs, ill fitting doors, over-spray, and underbody accident damage on his "perfect condition" car. As my brother in law and I drove away, I looked in the rear-view mirror and saw him standing next to his car with his head down, obviously feeling very depressed.
He really thought his car was a 10. The shop that did the PPI would not give me my money back, either. From there on out, I have only trusted people that I have heard good things about or already have a connection with.