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Just got screwed out of my car by a shady salesman at Chicago Motor Cars. We agreed on price last Friday night. I offered to give him deposit over the phone then. He said no, he would call me Saturday to take it. He said he would remove the car from the floor and take it off the market so don't sweat not giving him the deposit right then. He never called Saturday, didn't return my call Saturday night. Sunday he emailed me and asked if I could get my leasing agent to call him and get everything set up. He again said everything was good to go with the car. Ran into a brief snafu with the leasing agent on rate on Monday but he said he had spoke with the salesman and assured him everything was fine. Salesman emailed me this morning and stated he sold the car. I called the manager who said he would look into it but never called me back. The salesman's name is Michael Simon so if the above story doesn't scare you off from that Dealership, at least ask for a different salesman.

Update: I would like to thank the members of this forum. Apparently it got back to the owner that I had posted this on the forum. He called me personally and after I explained what had happened to me, he apologized my experience and stated he would stop the sale of the car to the other guy and let me have it! Hopefully, this will all be remedied tomorrow and I will finally have my GTR. I will edit my original post to contain this but don't know how to change the post headline. Maybe I should wait until tomorrow after I have some sort of written confirmation that the car is mine. I am really stoked and thanks again to the members who put a bug in the owner's ear.

3/6/12 Update

My last update reported that the owner (Farin Shah) of Chicago Motor Cars had called me and apologized for the inconvenience and told me he would sell the car to me. That was last Tuesday (Feb 28). The next day my finance guy was getting the paperwork together and Farin called me back early in the afternoon. He told me that the other guy that wanted the car was very upset and if he didn't get this one he was going to take his money elsewhere. Farin then told me that he had found another 2011 SS GTR with 200 fewer miles that he was going to buy for $2-4,000 less than I had agreed to pay for the original car and he would sell it to me at his cost if I agreed to let the other guy have the current one. I told him as long as I was getting basically the same car, that would be fine. He thanked me and told me he would call me back in a few hours with the VIN# and final price so I could get my financial guy to get paperwork started. Then he never called me back. I left him a message that night. Another the next morning. He finally called me back later in the afternoon and told me the same thing (same car, less money, call you in 2 hours with details). That was last Thursday and I haven't heard from him since. I have left numerous messages pleading for a brief update but got no call backs. The really interesting thing is that during that time (while he had me on the hook), the other car that I was looking at and had reported about previously in another thread http://www.nagtroc.org/forums/index.php?/topic/67012-2010-vs-2011/ was purchased by none other than Chicago Motor Cars. I will let you draw your own conclusion about that.
The thing that I didn't mention in my original update was that during the first phone call I had with him where he apologized and offered me the car again, he seemed to be more concerned that I had posted the experience on here than the fact that I had gone through the experience. He really harped on me changing the post. I have held off posting this until today under the delusion that he was actually going to get and sell me a car for his cost and that he actually gives a crap about customers not buying a $200,000 Lambo.
This has been a nightmare and I hope anyone considering a purchase with them will think twice about it.
I plan to post a synopsis of this experience on other major forums of autos that he regularly sells. Finally, if anyone has a 2011 SS for sale, let me know.
 

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Just got screwed out of my car by a shady salesman at Chicago Motor Cars. We agreed on price last Friday night. I offered to give him deposit over the phone then. He said no, he would call me Saturday to take it. He said he would remove the car from the floor and take it off the market so don't sweat not giving him the deposit right then. He never called Saturday, didn't return my call Saturday night. Sunday he emailed me and asked if I could get my leasing agent to call him and get everything set up. He again said everything was good to go with the car. Ran into a brief snafu with the leasing agent on rate on Monday but he said he had spoke with the salesman and assured him everything was fine. Salesman emailed me this morning and stated he sold the car. I called the manager who said he would look into it but never called me back. The salesman's name is Michael Simon so if the above story doesn't scare you off from that Dealership, at least ask for a different salesman.
Who were you dealing with? Were you trying to buy a Titanium 09?
 

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this is suprising to hear, my friend, myself and my dad have done business with CMC on numerous occasions, and i know the owner. they have always been very straightforward. in fact they do business with AMS as well. their cars are always clean. i just bought a car from them 2 months ago, and my buddy just bought a car from them a week or so ago...
 

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Buying my car from them was a good experience, now what came after it not so much.

The car was advertised on Ebay as having a COBB, Down pipes, mid pipe and full exhaust. I got it with no COBB, factory down pipes, factory mid pipe and a cat back. I paid more for the car thinking it had those mods but it didn't. Dont really know what I can do about it if anything, advice?
 

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Who were you dealing with? Were you trying to buy a Titanium 09?
No. Although I initially went to their website for that car but it was already sold. After the salesman (Mike Simon) emailed me this morning telling me he sold the car and could put me into the red 2009 I had previously told him i didn't want, I immediately called him and confronted him. He hemmed and hawed then said he would immediately go speak with the sales manager and call me back in 20 minutes. 2 hours later after not hearing from him, I called and spoke with the sales manager. He had no idea what I was talking about. He said he would find out what was going on and call me back immediately. That was around 10:30 this morning and no call back. I didn't think I would be dealing with sleezy used car salesmen at this level.

If anyone knows how I can get in touch with the owners, I would love to send them a description of my experience.
 

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No. Although I initially went to their website for that car but it was already sold. After the salesman (Mike Simon) emailed me this morning telling me he sold the car and could put me into the red 2009 I had previously told him i didn't want, I immediately called him and confronted him. He hemmed and hawed then said he would immediately go speak with the sales manager and call me back in 20 minutes. 2 hours later after not hearing from him, I called and spoke with the sales manager. He had no idea what I was talking about. He said he would find out what was going on and call me back immediately. That was around 10:30 this morning and no call back. I didn't think I would be dealing with sleezy used car salesmen at this level.

If anyone knows how I can get in touch with the owners, I would love to send them a description of my experience.
please post the info when you get it. Thanks
 

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I would like to thank the members of this forum. Apparently it got back to the owner that I had posted this on the forum. He called me personally and after I explained what had happened to me, he apologized my experience and stated he would stop the sale of the car to the other guy and let me have it! Hopefully, this will all be remedied tomorrow and I will finally have my GTR. I will edit my original post to contain this but don't know how to change the post headline. Maybe I should wait until tomorrow after I have some sort of written confirmation that the car is mine. I am really stoked and thanks again to the members who put a bug in the owner's ear.
 

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I would like to thank the members of this forum. Apparently it got back to the owner that I had posted this on the forum. He called me personally and after I explained what had happened to me, he apologized my experience and stated he would stop the sale of the car to the other guy and let me have it! Hopefully, this will all be remedied tomorrow and I will finally have my GTR. I will edit my original post to contain this but don't know how to change the post headline. Maybe I should wait until tomorrow after I have some sort of written confirmation that the car is mine. I am really stoked and thanks again to the members who put a bug in the owner's ear.
I would wait until after the deal. Would you mind posting or pm'ing me the owners info?
 

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Parin and Chicago Motor Cars are a good dealership. Parin is an enthusiast himself. I have purchased several cars for our dealership through them directly and have never had any problems.
 

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heard bad things about them as well..... they had a Gallardo I was interested in a while back but after some research, I didn't even bother...
 

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3/6/12 Update

My last update reported that the owner (Farin Shah) of Chicago Motor Cars had called me and apologized for the inconvenience and told me he would sell the car to me. That was last Tuesday (Feb 28). The next day my finance guy was getting the paperwork together and Farin called me back early in the afternoon. He told me that the other guy that wanted the car was very upset and if he didn't get this one he was going to take his money elsewhere. Farin then told me that he had found another 2011 SS GTR with 200 fewer miles that he was going to buy for $2-4,000 less than I had agreed to pay for the original car and he would sell it to me at his cost if I agreed to let the other guy have the current one. I told him as long as I was getting basically the same car, that would be fine. He thanked me and told me he would call me back in a few hours with the VIN# and final price so I could get my financial guy to get paperwork started. Then he never called me back. I left him a message that night. Another the next morning. He finally called me back later in the afternoon and told me the same thing (same car, less money, call you in 2 hours with details). That was last Thursday and I haven't heard from him since. I have left numerous messages pleading for a brief update but got no call backs. The really interesting thing is that during that time (while he had me on the hook), the other car that I was looking at and had reported about previously in another thread http://www.nagtroc.org/forums/index.php?/topic/67012-2010-vs-2011/ was purchased by none other than Chicago Motor Cars. I will let you draw your own conclusion about that.
The thing that I didn't mention in my original update was that during the first phone call I had with him where he apologized and offered me the car again, he seemed to be more concerned that I had posted the experience on here than the fact that I had gone through the experience. He really harped on me changing the post. I have held off posting this until today under the delusion that he was actually going to get and sell me a car for his cost and that he actually gives a crap about customers not buying a $200,000 Lambo.
This has been a nightmare and I hope anyone considering a purchase with them will think twice about it.
I plan to post a synopsis of this experience on other major forums of autos that he regularly sells. Finally, if anyone has a 2011 SS for sale, let me know.
 

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Ugh, sorry you had to go through that. I'll make sure to steer clear of them, thanks for the heads up.

I honestly don't know how any dealership is stupid enough to think they can pull this shit when everyone is online nowadays.
 

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Good to know.. I'll avoid them. Which is interesting becasue I was told by a fellow member that I should go check out the Ferrari/Lambo offerings they had. I wont be doing that now.

Thanks!
 

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Same here, was going to call them actually tomorrow. Came on here to see if there are any reviews and this is the first to pop up. Will stay away.
 
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