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Anyone Ever Deal with Coliseum Auto Sales - 2

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Anyone Ever Deal with Coliseum Auto Sales - 2

Very unhappy with this dealership! Misleading practices!

When I purchased a 2015 Toyota Corolla, which was advertised as 'practically new' and I find few small scratches/dents - should have been my clue.
I agreed to pay full asking price, if they add few small item to the already included safety in vehicle's price; oil change, AC gas top-up, touchup paint repair.
Instead of doing the manufacturer's recommended synthetic oil change, they put regular oil - to save $15 on their cost. Of course, I only find this out after I gave them the cheque.
They told me 'oilchange is oilchange'. They will succesfuly mislead anybody who does not take the time to research the details, and end up destroying the engine.
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lol, what? A 2015 car is expected to have small scratches/possible dents. Why on earth you would pay full asking is beyond me. So, interesting note, a 2015 may and likely still have factory warranty. Did you find out if there was factory warranty on the vehicle before buying? Did you perform a pre purchase inspection? Would you just throw your money at anyone willing to take it for a 2015 corolla?

Also, isn't corolla the best in reliability? I don't believe the engine destroyed.
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how did you find out they use regular oil ?

even with regular oil, unless they used the incorrect type, the engine should run fine, assuming you have not taking this beast to the track Smiling Face With Sunglasses
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Your few items add up to under $100 lol You are a salesperson's wet dream.
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the number of threadfails as of late is amazing.

OP basically admits to buyers remorse due to his own inability to negotiate and then complains about the oil change "destroying the engine".

it's a Corolla OP, not an Aventador, you could probably run Canola oil in it and it would be fine.

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There is absolutely nothing wrong with a regular oil change OP. If that and a few small scratches are your biggest issues with a 2015 Corolla, I'd say you're making an issue out of nothing.

Edit:

Aaanddd after looking up some of their reviews online I would say the oil change is probably the least of your problems OP!!

Run!!
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Also want to add, you should find out if they actually did "top up" as you requested. Because if they did, they likely just used a can of R12 in your R134A system which could potential damage your AC system. The system should be vacuumed and filled and find the source of the leak.
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Colosseum was scummy 10 years ago, I doubt anything changed.
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bro you bought a toyota. The beast doesn't need synthetic, the engine will run fine on old mcdonald's frying oil.
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You bought a Corolla, it's the Chuck Norris of cars! It will run fine without oil. Smiling Face With Sunglasses
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How can you destroy a Corolla engine? You can literally do nothing to it and it will be fine.
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RedFlagCoroll wrote: Very unhappy with this dealership! Misleading practices!

When I purchased a 2015 Toyota Corolla, which was advertised as 'practically new' and I find few small scratches/dents - should have been my clue.
I agreed to pay full asking price, if they add few small item to the already included safety in vehicle's price; oil change, AC gas top-up, touchup paint repair.
Instead of doing the manufacturer's recommended synthetic oil change, they put regular oil - to save $15 on their cost. Of course, I only find this out after I gave them the cheque.
They told me 'oilchange is oilchange'. They will succesfuly mislead anybody who does not take the time to research the details, and end up destroying the engine.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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If a car is recommended by manufacturer to use synthetic oil, than that what is suppose to be used.
This is not to say that regular oil is no good, but it should go in the cars where manufacturer recommends it.

Scratches are expected, but the point here was that they mislead customers - say one thing and the reality is different.

Here is an older post, about this same company;
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/anyone-e ... es-299203/

Yes, checked, this case oil was changed, but with wrong oil. CArfax and mechanical was done.

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