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Old 01-24-2010, 06:53 PM
 
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I recently purchased a Kia Sedona van. It is a 2004 and I paid $4500. They told me nothing is wrong with it and I believed them. There was a knocking noise in the front and he told me it was because it was raining and the strut was wet.

I now have the car and that noise is very bad, and its not wet anymore, the brakes are screaming, the interior lights of the car do not work, the window has 2 cracks. I know I should have taken it to a mechanic, but being it was a dealer place I believed them.

Also the ad stated it has a sunroof, power sliding doors, power seats and rear sliding windows, none of which it has.

Do I stand a chance on taking them to court and winning if he refused to give me my money back. I hope someone can help me.
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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You didn't check to make sure it had all of those before you bought it? and how did you not see cracks in the windows? Since you didn't have it checked buy a .mechanic, its you own fault. You can try taking them to court but I doubt you would win. How long has it been since you bought it? Never ever believe a salesman.
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:59 PM
 
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Did it come with a warranty? Looks to me that with the knocking noise and it not having the advertised features you would have noticed easily and still bought what you saw and drove.
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:04 PM
 
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Well I know nothing about cars, and its the first time I bought one and I believed everything they said, thats kind of how I live my life. I believe people.

I bought it 2 days ago. I am going to take it to a mechanic tomorrow to see what all the problems are. And I did inquire about the noise, and he told me it was because the struts were wet.
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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You need to stop believing everyone. 2 days ago, it should have a warrenty. Did it come with a warrenty?
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:11 PM
 
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No warranty.
Believing people is just in my nature. I try to not believe.
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
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Have you tried driving to that dealer and talking with him?
Knocking in the from may be the suspension problem.
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:12 PM
 
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I am going to talk to him tomorrow after I get the car looked at. I just want to have everything known when I do. I know what he will say.
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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if you can, take someone with you to give you moral support if nothing else. Sounds like this guy was scum. was it a new or a used car dealer?
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:16 PM
 
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It is a terrible vehicle with a horrible track record. I would not put one penny into it as it will keep breaking and breaking. Look at what others have had to say about it.

2004 Kia Sedona Reviews - Carsurvey.org

If I were you, I would ask for your money back OR credit towards another vehicle. Whatever you do, do not keep it. Worst case scenario is you are going to have to sell it yourself.
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