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dinogoetz 12-22-2012 04:47 PM

Any info on the dealership Top Gear Imports?
 
I was looking at a car at their cars on Ebay and trying to get some background information on the dealership now.

Havent heard much on them.

Thanks,
Dino

ilko 12-22-2012 06:53 PM

Which one? I was thinking of stopping by there on Wednesday actually to check out their inventory...

Silvertarga 12-22-2012 07:48 PM

Allegations abound of photochopping...
see topic entitled "Found out who beat me to the C4S on eBay"

in this forum

Ed Hughes 12-22-2012 10:37 PM


Originally Posted by dinogoetz (Post 10091505)
I was looking at a car at their cars on Ebay and trying to get some background information on the dealership now.

Havent heard much on them.

Thanks,
Dino

I cringe at buying a car like a 993 from a dealer. Yes, these aren't $1mil cars, but nothing like meeting the real owner of a car to figure out how it's been treated, at least on their watch.

dinogoetz 12-23-2012 01:03 AM

I'm going to visit them on 25th as i already reserved the 993 Carrera S, the untiteled one....

pirahna 12-23-2012 01:08 AM

A google search will tell you everthing you need to know. Looks like a long list of horror stories.

M. Schneider 12-23-2012 04:23 AM

I agree. When buying from thrid party dealers, discovery takes a sharp turn. Gotta believe a clear understanding of the vehicles condition and history has value.

Go kick some tires,,, Diamond in the rough,,, Pig in a poke,,, Cream puff One owner,,,

avangeline 12-23-2012 05:29 AM

Allegations abound of photochopping.
http://www.booksstore.info/vk/als.jpg
http://www.booksstore.info/polo/man.jpg

JPP 12-23-2012 10:28 AM

They're a typical consignment dealer .. meaning they get dealt what they get dealt and try to sell the cars they take under contract for as much as they can get for their clients and themselves. They make no warranties express or implied and it's up to the buyer to do due diligence in discovery.

People who use consignment dealers are really two types of sellers. They have a good car but just don't want to be involved in the selling process at all and are willing to pay someone else to do it for them OR they have a car that has a lot of problems or a sketchy past and they want a dealer to represent the car so they're not responsible. Either way, the buyer is NEVER represented in any deal and the salesmen are trained to make you think otherwise. Putting a set of eye's on the car first to evaluate it's actual condition in person and then a thorough PPI is the only way to go.
To Top Gear's credit, I do know that a PPI on a Turbo they were selling recently uncovered some expensive mechanical problems and as a result of the discovery, the engine was pulled and repaired.

cmd4 12-23-2012 10:57 AM

Are all of their cars consignment? I've called on a few over the years and he seemed pretty truthful and straightforward about the cars being his that he had bought.....and putt alittle tlc,(armor all),in and was re-selling.I'll give him one thing,who ever does his photography does a jam up job,they know just the right angles to make any car pop,and especially a WB 993. Kinda makes me wonder about the yellow c4s now.......and if it's truely being flipped.I've also noticed other dealers car being sold through them and wondered if a dealer is consigning there car through another dealer?

P-daddy 12-23-2012 11:10 AM


Originally Posted by Ed Hughes (Post 10092213)
I cringe at buying a car like a 993 from a dealer. Yes, these aren't $1mil cars, but nothing like meeting the real owner of a car to figure out how it's been treated, at least on their watch.

True that Ed! However, one dealer I would buy from is my good friend Tim Holt.

John H 12-24-2012 01:20 PM

+ 1. I bought from Mr. Holt and would do so again.

swesna 12-24-2012 02:37 PM

This seems to be a top gear car...but they photochopped the top gear sign on the wall...if this is them they seem to not want their name associated with this car?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1988-...item3ccd80409b

tell me what you think?

The NSX dude 12-24-2012 02:43 PM


Originally Posted by P-daddy (Post 10092893)
True that Ed! However, one dealer I would buy from is my good friend Tim Holt.

Have heard only good things about him, Top Gear on the other hand I've heard nothing good about. They seem to have some interesting cars in there and some real high dollar stuff.

Dukerdog 12-24-2012 02:44 PM


Originally Posted by John H (Post 10095074)
+ 1. I bought from Mr. Holt and would do so again.

+1. Me too


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