Affordable Auto Sales

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  • 890 7th Ave

    Marion, IA 52302

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  • 319-377-2334

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I just got done reporting them to the attorney general of Iowa and if I have to will take further legal action if they do not pay what they owe.

Will said he would honor the warranty with another mechanic because we live 6 hrs away. I turned in my receipts which totaled over $800 because of all the work that had to be done. I have been told for a month now that the check is in the mail, but i'm guessing it aint ever coming. JJ told my father that the car would pass Missouri inspection which it did not. The mechanic said it wasn't safe to drive because the right inner tie rod was really really bad. That was the first bill. I had to shell out $200 before I could ever license it. Then the air conditioning did not work and that was another $400 and before any of that my father had to replace the alternator and battery so about another $200.

I should not have had to go to the attorney general. If you decide you want to travel down the road of buying from affordable auto remember this:

1. drive it to another mechanic and have it looked over top to bottom
2. Test the air and heat as well as electrical like windows (yeah know the things you always forget to check)
3. get everything in writing! everything!
4. Whenever possible buy from someone else

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I just got done reporting them to the attorney general of Iowa and if I have to will take further legal action if they do not pay what they owe.

Will said he would honor the warranty with another mechanic because we live 6 hrs away. I turned in my receipts which totaled over $800 because of all the work that had to be done. I have been told for a month now that the check is in the mail, but i'm guessing it aint ever coming. JJ told my father that the car would pass Missouri inspection which it did not. The mechanic said it wasn't safe to drive because the right inner tie rod was really really bad. That was the first bill. I had to shell out $200 before I could ever license it. Then the air conditioning did not work and that was another $400 and before any of that my father had to replace the alternator and battery so about another $200.

I should not have had to go to the attorney general. If you decide you want to travel down the road of buying from affordable auto remember this:

1. drive it to another mechanic and have it looked over top to bottom
2. Test the air and heat as well as electrical like windows (yeah know the things you always forget to check)
3. get everything in writing! everything!
4. Whenever possible buy from someone else

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I just got done reporting them to the attorney general of Iowa and if I have to will take further legal action if they do not pay what they owe.\r
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Will said he would honor the warranty with another mechanic because we live 6 hrs away. I

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I just got done reporting them to the attorney general of Iowa and if I have to will take further legal action if they do not pay what they owe.\r
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Will said he would honor the warranty with another mechanic because we live 6 hrs away. I

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I will not be purchasing a vehicle from these guys. My fiance and I are from Waterloo and were going there to see a '07 Hyundai Elantra that they featured on their website. My fiance called and asked if the blue '07 manual Hyundai

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I will not be purchasing a vehicle from these guys. My fiance and I are from Waterloo and were going there to see a '07 Hyundai Elantra that they featured on their website. My fiance called and asked if the blue '07 manual Hyundai

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This place in one word,SUCKS!!! Bought a 99 Grand Am GT from them. Broke down 4 data's later. Had blown head gasket. They were gonna replace the engine,money was sent to them,repairs made,but they DID NOT REPLACE THE MOTOR! Said it was #q and 3 rockers,and the repair cost the same. Get it home and running bad,took to a shop for diagnostic and was running lean. Turns out mechanic rigged a vacum line up. Week later,it dies again. Now they wanna trade me straight across for a 97 Saturn four door with a 4 cylinder and no power features. No choice but to it,then they sold it! Now they wanna fix mine. Btw,its blown head gaskets again! Do they fix it? Took them a month to come and pick it up. When it was finished,they said it wasnt the gasket,but a cracked intake manifold,that already had JB Weld on it! Are you kiddin me?!!! 3 days after I got it home,it starts randomly dieing when you let off gas to stop. Unreal! They do not stand behind their cars,sell junk,and are a total scam!! Car still not running right with more troubles all the time. BTW,DON'T ASK FOR A RECEIPT FOR ANY WORK DONE,THEY WON'T GIVE YOU ONE!! Have spent over $2,000 since I bought it,and still not fixed right! 2 Big MIDDLE FINGERS TO THIS PLACE!!!!!

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This place in one word,SUCKS!!! Bought a 99 Grand Am GT from them. Broke down 4 data's later. Had blown head gasket. They were gonna replace the engine,money was sent to them,repairs made,but they DID NOT REPLACE THE MOTOR! Said it was #q and 3 rockers,and the repair cost the same. Get it home and running bad,took to a shop for diagnostic and was running lean. Turns out mechanic rigged a vacum line up. Week later,it dies again. Now they wanna trade me straight across for a 97 Saturn four door with a 4 cylinder and no power features. No choice but to it,then they sold it! Now they wanna fix mine. Btw,its blown head gaskets again! Do they fix it? Took them a month to come and pick it up. When it was finished,they said it wasnt the gasket,but a cracked intake manifold,that already had JB Weld on it! Are you kiddin me?!!! 3 days after I got it home,it starts randomly dieing when you let off gas to stop. Unreal! They do not stand behind their cars,sell junk,and are a total scam!! Car still not running right with more troubles all the time. BTW,DON'T ASK FOR A RECEIPT FOR ANY WORK DONE,THEY WON'T GIVE YOU ONE!! Have spent over $2,000 since I bought it,and still not fixed right! 2 Big MIDDLE FINGERS TO THIS PLACE!!!!!

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My family has had the best experience with Affordable Auto! We have purchased 3 cars from them. The first time we went into the lot we were limping in, in our car we rolled and had just wrecked in Wyoming. We couldnt afford a huge car

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My family has had the best experience with Affordable Auto! We have purchased 3 cars from them. The first time we went into the lot we were limping in, in our car we rolled and had just wrecked in Wyoming. We couldnt afford a huge car

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I must say that I had an exceptional experience here. From the moment we walked onto the lot til the moment we drove away in our new-to-us Saturn, the experience was a good one. We had been to eight other lots by the time we got to Affordable, and felt really dumb for not having gone there first. The selection was much larger and more varied, the prices were much better (on average, the cars we looked at were about 20% cheaper for cars that were almost identical to ones we saw at the other lots,) the vehicles tended to be in much nicer condition (and CLEANER!), and the warranties were longer and had better coverage. We were met by Tim, who was smart enough to leave us alone and let us look (unlike many other places, where the salesmen follow you around endlessly) and who was also honest enough to be willing to risk losing a sale by telling us that we'd be making a mistake in purchasing a cheaper vehicle that we had been looking at, which would have- -in the end- -been completely wrong for us. Everyone we met there was polite, friendly, and professional, and I never felt even one ounce of pressure to buy. Folks were incredibly helpful, and walked us (a pair of novice car-dealership-customers) through the entire process in a way that made everything feel painless while simultaneously keeping us well-informed as to what choices and options were available. We got much more car than I ever would've thought we could afford, at a rate that was much less than I thought I'd end up paying. I am so happy we found these people, and judging from the amount of walk-in traffic and the fact that the phones were ringing off the hook the whole time we were there, I'm guessing that we're not the first couple to discover this great little dealership. In the past, I have always purchased cars from private individuals, on the mistaken assumption that this was the less-expensive, more-guaranteed way to get a vehicle. Never again. From now on, I will do my car-shopping here, and recommend this place to friends, family, and co-workers every chance I get. Thanks, guys!!! We really, really appreciate it!

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I must say that I had an exceptional experience here. From the moment we walked onto the lot til the moment we drove away in our new-to-us Saturn, the experience was a good one. We had been to eight other lots by the time we got to Affordable, and felt really dumb for not having gone there first. The selection was much larger and more varied, the prices were much better (on average, the cars we looked at were about 20% cheaper for cars that were almost identical to ones we saw at the other lots,) the vehicles tended to be in much nicer condition (and CLEANER!), and the warranties were longer and had better coverage. We were met by Tim, who was smart enough to leave us alone and let us look (unlike many other places, where the salesmen follow you around endlessly) and who was also honest enough to be willing to risk losing a sale by telling us that we'd be making a mistake in purchasing a cheaper vehicle that we had been looking at, which would have- -in the end- -been completely wrong for us. Everyone we met there was polite, friendly, and professional, and I never felt even one ounce of pressure to buy. Folks were incredibly helpful, and walked us (a pair of novice car-dealership-customers) through the entire process in a way that made everything feel painless while simultaneously keeping us well-informed as to what choices and options were available. We got much more car than I ever would've thought we could afford, at a rate that was much less than I thought I'd end up paying. I am so happy we found these people, and judging from the amount of walk-in traffic and the fact that the phones were ringing off the hook the whole time we were there, I'm guessing that we're not the first couple to discover this great little dealership. In the past, I have always purchased cars from private individuals, on the mistaken assumption that this was the less-expensive, more-guaranteed way to get a vehicle. Never again. From now on, I will do my car-shopping here, and recommend this place to friends, family, and co-workers every chance I get. Thanks, guys!!! We really, really appreciate it!

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Were not helpful and the questions the guy there did answer for me I later found out were lies and something he made up.

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Were not helpful and the questions the guy there did answer for me I later found out were lies and something he made up.

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I have had a car fixed there when no one else could. I also bought a great used car for a great price. They were helpful and did not push me to purchase. I would still be driving the car except someone rear-ended me and totalled my car. Looking to buy from them again. I found them fair and willing to negotiate to get me the car I wanted.

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I have had a car fixed there when no one else could. I also bought a great used car for a great price. They were helpful and did not push me to purchase. I would still be driving the car except someone rear-ended me and totalled my car. Looking to buy from them again. I found them fair and willing to negotiate to get me the car I wanted.

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What a racket Tim has going, owning both a repair shop and a used car lot. Our car was taken to his repair shop and we were told the engine was bad and it needed other repairs as well. Tim said it was only good to sell for parts. He called me at work multiple times and showed up at our house pressuring us to make a decision of what to do with the car. We believed him and sold him the car for a few hundred dollars. In less than 24 hrs the car was on his lot and listed at a price of 3995, with the advertising of low mileage and runs great. He is a liar.

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What a racket Tim has going, owning both a repair shop and a used car lot. Our car was taken to his repair shop and we were told the engine was bad and it needed other repairs as well. Tim said it was only good to sell for parts. He called me at work multiple times and showed up at our house pressuring us to make a decision of what to do with the car. We believed him and sold him the car for a few hundred dollars. In less than 24 hrs the car was on his lot and listed at a price of 3995, with the advertising of low mileage and runs great. He is a liar.

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absolutely horrific experience! If you want to endanger your family and spend every bit of your savings then this is the place to go. I bought a car here and a week later it wouldnt start and they towed it, but wouldnt tell me what was wrong. 2 weeks later my clutch went out. I took my car to a shop in iowa city and The shop i took it to have it inspected found oil leaking, brake pads on wrong, a leaking water pump, and the struts, tie rods all rotting away underneath. in addition to this upon buying the car they promised to fix the sunroof and rearview mirror, the mirror boke a few weeks after having the car and a year later the sunroof broke. Tim, will, and all the other wokers were very rude to me and even refused to fix my car. I also have a friend who was sold a car from their lot and the exhaust was broken and was leaking into the car. she was hospitalized from carbon monoxide poisoning and almost died! Stay away from affordable auto!!

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absolutely horrific experience! If you want to endanger your family and spend every bit of your savings then this is the place to go. I bought a car here and a week later it wouldnt start and they towed it, but wouldnt tell me what was wrong. 2 weeks later my clutch went out. I took my car to a shop in iowa city and The shop i took it to have it inspected found oil leaking, brake pads on wrong, a leaking water pump, and the struts, tie rods all rotting away underneath. in addition to this upon buying the car they promised to fix the sunroof and rearview mirror, the mirror boke a few weeks after having the car and a year later the sunroof broke. Tim, will, and all the other wokers were very rude to me and even refused to fix my car. I also have a friend who was sold a car from their lot and the exhaust was broken and was leaking into the car. she was hospitalized from carbon monoxide poisoning and almost died! Stay away from affordable auto!!

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Bill and Will have always given us a good deal and provide great customer service. They aren't pushy salesmen and always have a good selection of reasonably priced cars and trucks.

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Bill and Will have always given us a good deal and provide great customer service. They aren't pushy salesmen and always have a good selection of reasonably priced cars and trucks.

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This place is weird, don't bother.

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This place is weird, don't bother.

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After my first test drive, I planned to bring my husband to look at the car. The salesman called to say he noticed a few drops of anti-freeze on the ground after I left, and was taking the car into the shop to replace the water pump.

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After my first test drive, I planned to bring my husband to look at the car. The salesman called to say he noticed a few drops of anti-freeze on the ground after I left, and was taking the car into the shop to replace the water pump.

 

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