I purchased a CERTIFIED USED CAR from Honda of Escondido...they are crooks! Everything NOT COVERED in the 250 point inspection certified B.S., is what's going wrong! First of all, me, my business partner and my father, who was a used car manager at a Honda dealership years ago, all viewed the car inside and out...there were NO chips or scratches. We purchased the vehicle but needed to pick up the vehicle the next day due to it's antenna missing which we requested they replace. We did not think about going over the vehicle again. A couple days later, I was walking a friend around the car showing him our new ride and found small but VERY noticeable paint repairs...a couple chips and scratches that had been covered with DIFFERENT COLORED PAINT! NOT ONLY would I have DEFINITELY seen these chips before without it, BUT the touch-up was done with different colored paint standing out significantly! It is a LIME GREEN CAR, the touch-up was a blue green! This is impossible to prove that they did this, however, I KNOW how meticulously I look at things and I know those chips AND different colored paint was not there before! Second of all, during the test drive, we were instructed to enter the freeway and immediately exit the freeway which prevented the vehicle from traveling more than 50 mph...a bit weird at first, but there was a little bit of traffic, so we didn't argue the point! MISTAKE! After we took possession, and began driving the vehicle on the freeway, we discovered that at exactly 60 mph there becomes a whistling sound from the back of the vehicle...like a kettle of water whistling...LOUD. At 65 mph, this sound is so loud, you can barely talk and music must be turned up loud to tolerate driving! CROOKS! And Finally, as bad as I feel the above things are, I would have let them go if not for the fact that the CAR DIED! My partner went out after the close of our business during the last rain and tried to start the vehicle...no luck! I believe it is either the battery or the alternator, BOTH of which SHOULD HAVE BEEN TESTED since this is a CERTIFIED USED CAR! I called the dealership to get these things handled and I was first given the run around, having to call multiple times and when I eventually spoke with my sales girl Andrea, she was rude, accusing and uncaring! She got the sale and that was good enough for her. I will post more about this horrible dealership as it occurs!\r
3/19 New: well the car started dying again, so my wife (since our baby has been born) had time to have the car towed to the dealership in Mission Valley. The AAA drive told here that the battery was dead and that it was a bad battery. HE SAID, it would work as long as we did not plug things in the cigarette lighter, but there was a bad cell and it would get worse. So I spoke to service at Mission Valley as well as Escondido where they both ""say"" each used cars battery is tested prior to the vehicle being sold. Considering this problem occurred less than 1 week after we purchased, that tells me that either they are lying or someone is not doing their job!
Cons: deceptive pratices