I recently purchased a used vehicle from Ocean Auto. They said all the cars underwent a through check prior to going on the lot. Unfortunately I trusted them at there word. I took the car in to my mechanic for a routine oil change a few weeks later. My mechanic said that the car was leaking engine oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, etc. Shortly after that the transmission started slipping and the head gasket started to go.
I also paid tax and license at the time of purchase however, Ocean Auto never paid the license fee as I received a bill from the DMV and they said it was never paid by the dealer.
I think this is illegal but I don't have the time or the money to fight them.
At the time I picked up the vehicle, the manager Wally was very abrasive and rude. Per salesman Todd, Wally was having a bad day. Per others at the dealership this attitude is common for Wally. Wally has no business interfacing with customers ever for any reason and I recommend avoiding him if you can. I wish I didn't need the car so bad at the time as I would have walked.
Currently the car needs several thousand dollars of work. I can't sell it and Ocean Auto won't take it back. I am stupid for trusting them. I was desperate and hoping against hope that they were reputable.
I recommend anyone considering purchasing a car from Ocean Auto proceed with extreme caution and have the car checked out by an independent mechanic before signing the contract. With all the other dealerships in San Clemente I certainly recommend passing on Ocean Auto.
David Mogi was apparently the best part of the dealership. He is no longer there.