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  • 2001 Honda Passport EX in Silver
    180,639 miles
    Dealer:  (1)
    0.0 mi away
    Stock# 273437538


    Est. Loan: $123/mo

    Sale Kia - Kinston / North Carolina


    Dealer Review:

    The car was never purchased because the product they attempted to give me was not what we agreed on. On July 18, 2017 I went to purchase a Kia Optima SX 2017 w/ the Launch package. We agreed on a price and I provided them a check on July 24th. On that day I was told my car would be provided Thursday or Friday. On Wednesday I reached out on an ETA for my car & I was told Friday, but I could come a dealer car while I wait b/c I did not have a car. Wednesday I went to pick up the temporary car, Friday came & they told me my car would be delivered on Monday. Monday, July 31st, the sales guy Erik Whitehurst told me my car was sold & they had four options for me : 1) same care in black, I decline 2) same car from someone else $1200 more, I declined 3) the SXL for $6k more, I declined or 4) money back, I accepted. Prior to taking back the temporary car & picking up my check I went to another dealership to get another car. I made a deal on the car that was there, only to call my finances & find out my check was cashed two days after I'd given them the check, despite the fact I had no car & for that I could not take another loan out until that one was paid off. I called Sale Auto Mall & spoke w/ the finance guy Joseph who said he was under the impression I had my car & transferred me to my sales guy Erik Whitehurst who told me he was with a customer & would call me back. When I. Rout to the dealership Erik called & told me no to come, they had my car & he would call me in the AM. On August 1st I spoke w/ Erik & he said the car would be delivered Friday, then I called & spoke w/ Ryan Carter (sales manager) for an explanation. He said the sales manager he made the deal w/ for dealer trade was fired & then sales manager didn't want to honor it so they avoided then told them it was sold., then said the GM had it & was on vacation set to return August 7th, he proceeded to tell me he filed a compliant with Kia on that dealership & then they called & said they could have the car & it had 4 miles on it & would have a 126 one it arrived to the dealership & my car would be delivered on Friday. Friday came & they said my car needed to be inspected & I could come get it Saturday. Due to work I declined & Ryan said they could deliver the car to me on Monday. Monday comes & he tells me I can come get my car, but it wasn't the exact car I wanted b/c there was no sunroof. My car was suppose to have the Launch Package w/ the Panoramic sunroof, it wasn't that but he could have the regular sunroof put in w/ a lifetime warranty. I declined & said I wanted my money back with the interest accrued & Ryan agreed. When I came to the dealership Joseph got the General Assistance Manager Chad Howard b/c the GM was on vacation... I explained everything he agreed to give me money, but declined the interest per their CFO. So as of now I have no car & I have to pay $107.15 in interest on something I never received. Chad agreed I could explore my legal options & b/c I had no car he was nice enough to have someone give me a ride back to base & that was the only pleasantly I experienced in the entire three weeks of my dealing with this. Today I went back & asked the check be made out to Navy Federal & they gave me a hard time about that. When I inquired about the full balance including the interest the Assistant GM, Chad Howard said no that was not up for discussion and they will not give me the difference b/c I refused the product. I pointed out that the product was not what I agreed to at the time we made the deal & I have the text messages from his employee to prove it & he says it did not matter they would not give me anymore then what I paid them. After which I took the check to Navy Federal & they dropped the interest from the $107.15 originally quoted to $68.18 b/c it was paid prior to the 10 day quote. to further add insult to injury, the first check they provided stated the reason for the refund was due to improper equipment (true), the second check stated b/c customer backed out (untrue, and when I asked if the proper reason could be updated he Chad Howard stated it did not matter, I said to me it does b/c I plan to take the document to our legal department & he stated it doesn't matter, I could take it to legal & they are still not giving me the difference. I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THIS DEALERSHIP TO ANYONE!!! Deacon Jones Honda was AMAZING, go see them before here. A co=-worker of mine from Kinston said had he known I was going there, he would have told me know b/c they are known for shady business practices. While some may say it's just $68.18.. it's the principle behind it, not the money. they were WRONG!

    Features and Specs:

    Description: Used 2001 Honda Passport EX with AWD/4WD, Rear Bench Seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, 3500lb Towing Capacity, Fold Flat Rear Seats.
    Transmission: Automatic
    Drive Wheel Configuration: four wheel drive
    16 Combined MPG (15 City/19 Highway)

    Listing Information:

    Certified Pre-Owned: No

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I'm sold on Honda (or Isuzu!)
James Garnett,08/09/2018
This car was amazing. It lasted 360,000 miles with minimal repairs. It had some work to transmission (automatic) but nothing huge. It always had plenty of room to carry stuff and was a great camping/traveling vehicle when my kids were young. It was only retired because it could not pass smog and the part it needed is no longer available. If this is indicative of Honda cars it is amazing. (The 2001 Passport actually had an Isuzu engine, but was built by Honda as they made their first foray into the SUV market.) I was so impressed with the car that my second SUV is also a Honda (2018). Not the best gas mileage, but it was a "trooper" as far as running and getting us all over the country in cold and hot weather. My kids were brought home from the hospital in this car and they have ridden in it up to high school. They told me they would miss it very much!
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