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    Posted January 14, 2014 by
    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    New Mexico auto auction is passing flood damaged cars off as clean cars.

    Manheim New Mexico auto auction sold me a car online which they claimed was a 4 out of 5 rating. They also claimed it would start and drive and listed it as a clean vehicle. I paid 16500 dollars for it cash. When I had it delivered the car would not start or drive. In fact, the car was obviously a flood vehicle, probably from the NY storms. Manheim headquarters confirmed it was a flood vehicle but tell me that only the location from which I bought it could do anything about it. After speaking on several occasions with Owen Stephens GM and Fabian Ortiz the emailed me to tell me that I bought the car as is and are hiding behind a purposely added "no arbitration" clause on the same page of their site where it clearly says the car is clean, can be started and driven with a rating of 4 out of 5. They are purposely misrepresenting the information, defrauding people and hiding behind a scam clause they added to their contract page. How can those clauses hold up when on the same page they are clearly lying about the vehicles condition. Now, I'm out 16500 dollars on a car that should have been totaled in the first place. What can I do. I'm not in New Mexico and they know it will be hard for me to go there and take them to court because they stole my money.
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