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I am partially blaming myself for this. But, I gave my lambo to my broker over the weekend to get a wheel fixed. It comes back to me with 450 miles more than when I last saw it and the wheel wasnt fixed- at least the visible part of it. On top of that, the seat had belt marks all over it which wouldn't come out. He is sending someone out tomorrow to remedy it- we will see. I am extremely upset, but partially blame myself for ever letting the car out of my possession. The broker is sending someone to fix the seat, but the "deal" has somehow fallen apart. I strongly suspect there was never a deal and that my car was driven around for a 450 mile joy ride all week. The broker is a very young guy (26) who just started a local dealership, but did have a number of nice cars for sale and seemed to know the "society" within town- we knew some of the same people.

1. What should I do, if anything?
2. When you broker a car, is it customary to relinquish possession? Shouldn't there be some understanding about the number of miles, who drives it, etc?
 

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I broker cars all day long..

AND there AINT A signle MILE put on the car till they have bought and paid for it...PERIOD!!
 

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if he isn't trustworthy, don't bother doing business with him let alone giving your baby for his full disposal.

i think you are at a loss here unless you specified mileage ahead of time. don't allow him to mess around with the seat without your supervision. i don't think it can be fixed.
 

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Get the stuff fixed. Then, since you know the same people, make damn sure they know how much of a CLOWN this guy is.
 

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truth is a defense. how much % would this "broker" have obtained just out of curiosity?
 

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I hate hearing this. It reinforced the stereotype of independent brokers. I know there are some great honorable people in the biz, but too often I hear these type of stories.
 

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Sad, but reminds me of when I had my front spoiler repainted, and got the car back with an extra 85 miles on the car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Last time I ever give my keys away.

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Cheap lesson learned.

Still sucks bad. But could have been much worse. Like a crash by someone who joy-drove the car while it was in service. Like we see reference to on these lambo forums....

I would crucify the dealer if there was a written agreement. I bet there was not...
 

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I work at a large Honda dealership and we would only drive a car home overnight with a customer's written permission. EX: if there were issues that specifically needed to run through a drive pattern to identify a problem: commute, turn off, restart first thing in morning. That would be at the most 10% of what your broker drove.

450 unknown miles is of concern as a lot of things could have happened to your car in that time/miles. That's almost the roundtip miles across your state to KC and back!

Get the word out on this guy and his place of work if they keep him as an employee. If his employers want to keep their respect he should be fired. Totally unacceptable in the car business.
 

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Definition: Buys or sells a car for them. "Brokers" a deal between buyer and seller.

Does not matter which side you are on, they are still brokers, and although there are very many good ones, some are scum. So "Emptor caveat".
 

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Definition: Buys or sells a car for them. "Brokers" a deal between buyer and seller.

Does not matter which side you are on, they are still brokers, and although there are very many good ones, some are scum. So "Emptor caveat".
Ok that makes sense. But my question is, since the relationship ends with the purchase, why does the OP give his car to the broker? And what does Roy mean by paying for mileage? None of that makes sense if the relationship ends with the closing of the purchase, as has been described (and as I originally thought).

Why would you give your car to your broker to repair a wheel? Don't they just buy/sell? Shouldnt they just refer you to their service specialist if the broker is a dealer, or if they are not a full dealer, just give you a funny look for asking them to get the car repaired? Do they broker service too?

Thx. Just curious. Not a service I would ever use. But Google searches are not clearing up this puzzle.
 

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Why would you give your car to your broker to repair a wheel? Don't they just buy/sell? Shouldnt they just refer you to their service specialist if the broker is a dealer, or if they are not a full dealer, just give you a funny look for asking them to get the car repaired? Do they broker service too?

Thx. Just curious. Not a service I would ever use. But Google searches are not clearing up this puzzle.
Because it all depends on the broker and the working relationship. In some cases, the broker may offer the "service" of addressing issues with the vehicle so that the sale goes smoothly and quickly. So, they are essentially acting as a "property manager" so the seller doesn't have to take the time to do it (as people that broker cars tend to be wealthier, ie, busier, people).
 

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I see. THAT makes sense. And is what I figured MUST be happening but I could find no examples of that relationship in my surfings.

Ok...so it's like buying a house through a real estate agent, and then also contracting lawn care, landscaping, plumbing care, etc to the real estate agent.

And in this case, with such an agreement, the OPs broker went on a joyride and didn't complete the requested repair.

I guess if I had such a service then demographically speaking I would probably also have a really good lawyer on retainer too. But then being super paranoid like I am, with such an agreement I would have a data logger of some sort installed in the car, to make my lawyer's job easier if/when the time came.

But then again, I'm too psychotic of a control freak to have such an arrangement. The whole idea gives me the willies. I trust no one. lol

Without evidence I'd have to agree with others that there's nothing you can do except fire him for not repairing the wheel like you asked.

Another victim of the Ferris Bueller Valet Syndrome.

Thanks for the clarification TB!
 

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If you have a broker, I am sure you have a lawyer.. But don't let him borrow your car.. I'd be pissed as well. I don't like it when people disrespect me or my belongings.
 
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