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Old 04-14-18, 03:25 AM
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Since the release of the RCF and my mouth was drooling everytime I see one. Around a year ago I got a GTI clubsport because I was planning to use it as a daily driver.
Now after a year I am really bored of it and I want a rear wheel drive car. I found a good deal on a 2015 RCF from a private seller with low milage and a remaining warranty.
The car is clean with good history ( I have a friend who works at our lexus dealer). I wasn't planning to do a PPI as most of the shops here don't know what are they doing and you will end up by just wasting your money.
I contacted the guy and test drove the car and I was sold out.
The next day I contacted him and I gave him a deposit. This time he came with a different car. I had no problem with that just asked him to send me a copy of the car ownership.

The day after that he contacted me and said I will send it to you now but the name on it was different than his name. which he explained that his cousin bought the car for him when he was traveling. Other than that he told me he owns some expensive cars (GTR-LC500) and he use an old phone with broken screen.

Today I contacted him because I was thinking about taking the car to the dealer due to all the shady things that were happening. He said I should have contacted him earlier and so many people are calling for the car and if I wanted the deposit he will give it back. I told him no problem I don't have to take the car today and I will give him the remaining balance in couple of days.

If you were in my shoes will you take your deposit and walk away from this deal?
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Yes I would take my deposit and run away from this deal
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If it seems kinky, it probably is kinky, The whole story makes me nervous. I would move on.
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Before going any further, I would ask for the VIN#, do a search, then go from there.
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I also purchased my RCF in a private sale from a member on this board. I would say, get your money back and run.
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Old 04-14-18, 10:15 AM
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Before going any further, I would ask for the VIN#, do a search, then go from there.
That what I have done. Checked with the dealer and the insurance company as I have friends there. Everything was good. I only gave him 500$ and still waiting for the bank ( I am from Middle East ) everything is slow here. I am planning to check the car before finalizing the purchase.
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Gotta be careful on these transactions.

But sometimes people have their "reasons" (good and bad/legit and scams) .

As long as you do your due diligence and be extra careful, you are ok.

One thing for sure, with what you have said here......not too many people will go for this deal. Therefore the seller WILL HAVE SOME DIFFICULTY selling this car and it becomes a waiting game and the longer the process, the price tend to drop in your favor. The ultimate decision for your is: "Is this something I want to take risk in? Even with due diligence?" Who knows? It might turn out all legit and a good deal for you. It's just certain circumstances the seller is having that on the surface it looked shady. For me it would have to be some tremendous deal (like at least 50% below market) for me to take the "risk". After one month of the seller holding the deposit and still unable to deliver, then I would call it off and get my money back.

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That what I have done. Checked with the dealer and the insurance company as I have friends there. Everything was good. I only gave him 500$ and still waiting for the bank ( I am from Middle East ) everything is slow here. I am planning to check the car before finalizing the purchase.
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Probably not worth the risk even though it could be legit.

My rule when buying a car private party is that I am buying the seller just as much as I'm buying the car. If the seller seems sketchy, I run.
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Probably not worth the risk even though it could be legit.

My rule when buying a car private party is that I am buying the seller just as much as I'm buying the car. If the seller seems sketchy, I run.
Exactly!
.and telling us how good the deal is?! Price and milage?

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Exactly!
.and telling us how good the deal is?! Price and milage?

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The car have only 15k miles and have extended warranty from the dealer till 2020. Definitely will do PPI before I collect the car from him either in the dealer or somewhere else.
Will keep you posted.
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I would walk away. I do not like it when conditions and information changes like that.
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Originally Posted by DarkEye View Post
I found a good deal on a 2015 RCF from a private seller with low milage and a remaining warranty. ... I contacted the guy and test drove the car and I was sold out. The next day I contacted him and I gave him a deposit. This time he came with a different car.
So you test drove a car you wished to buy from a private seller one day - and another day the seller "came with a different car."? Strike one for me.
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I had no problem with that just asked him to send me a copy of the car ownership. The day after that he contacted me and said I will send it to you now but the name on it was different than his name.
So the person selling the car is not named on ownership documents? Strike two...
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...which he explained that his cousin bought the car for him when he was traveling.
If his cousin is listed as the owner, then his cousin should be selling the car IMO.
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He said I should have contacted him earlier and so many people are calling for the car and if I wanted the deposit he will give it back.
High pressure tactic... strike three... I'm out!
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If you were in my shoes will you take your deposit and walk away from this deal?
I would attempt to get my deposit back (I have an odd feeling this will be complicated too) and walk away from this deal (scam?).
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I agree - Strike 3.
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I say contact his cousin and get more information. It COULD be an unbelievable deal....but you have to do tour homework before you end up scammed.

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Its got to have money owing somewhere, beware
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