Charles A Czk
map-marker Pennington, New Jersey

Improper repair results in $20,000 bill for engine

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Interstate Motorsport - Improper repair results in $20,000 bill for engine

Purchased a 2003 Porsche 911 in March 2017. Knowing the originally designed intermediate shaft bearing was destined to fail, which Porsche, in a class action lawsuit payed out over $20 million in restitution to owners, the owner of Interstate Motorsports agreed, in writing on my contract to replace the bearing as a condition of the sale.

After the documented failure of the bearing, the only proper replacement is available by only two manufacturers, L&N or EPS, a totally redesigned bearing costing upwards of $600. When the ‘replacement’ bearing failed after only 8000 miles, I requested the invoice for the replaced bearing. The receipt provided to me from Interstate was for a bearing designed for industrial applications costing $13.23.

No, that is not a misprint, thirteen dollars and twenty-three cents. The resulting failure of the bearing led to the total loss of the engine, costing over $20,000 in loss.

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  • Improper replacement part
Reason of review:
Not as described/ advertised

Preferred solution: Full refund

Timara Nob
map-marker Pennington, New Jersey

Buyer Beware

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Interstate Motorsport - Buyer Beware

I purchased a lamborghini and was told by the owner Steve that this vehicle was "ready to drive". After delivery of the vehicle I noticed the idle was surging very bad and the check engine light was on.

Turns out it required extensive mechanical repairs. Being fair, I gave them an opportunity to make it right. That was the second bad decision I made. Now not only am I out about $10,000 in costs, but the vehicle is still NOT drive able .

I've gotten far better service from my local Cadillac dealer then these people. My vehicle was not only returned to me un-repaired, but the belt broke which had me left stranded and I required a tow. To add to this, it was returned scratched, torn leather on the emergency brake lever, and filthy with lubricants, oil hand prints, and what appeared to be saw dust (which they blamed on the delivery drivers.

When I send my escalade in for an oil change, the car comes back to me details for free. Interstate Motor Sports of New Jersey is NOT the place to buy an exotic vehicle.

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Reason of review:
Not As Described, Poor Quality,Problem with Delivery,Damaged and Defective

Preferred solution: Full refund


Boo Hoo i tried to cheap out and buy a USED lamborghini. Used means someone beat the crap out of it before you got it. If you want new, buck up Ego Eddie.

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Anyone reading this can see that if the dealer was a legit business and wanted to "play with the big boys" himself he would be selling NEW exotic cars, not broken old ones. The point of the story is the dealer mislead the buyer on the condition of the car and did not provide good customer service.

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Tigerlily Usj
map-marker Los Angeles, California

Interstate Motorsport rips off its customers

Never buy from Interstate Motorsport of New Jersey. Steve the owner along with his bandits sells lousy un-serviced vehicles claiming to be of high caliber and his exotics are poorly maintained.

After purchasing a vehicle from Interstate Motorsport I had it shipped to me but within the first 1000 miles of driving the car it broke down costing me over $5000 of repairs bills. Steve and his office declined all my phone calls and letters to his fake car dealership knowing that I would have to pay another $1000 to have the vehicle shipped back without any guarantee or promise of refund. Steve was totally unable to back up his claim of car being recently service per his car advertisement. He couldn't furnish any evidence of recent repairs or services that he had advertised about the car.

He couldn't even come up with a spare key he promised to send.

Steve nor his dealership never inspected the vehicle he sold me and now he and his dealership are being summoned to court by various consumers. Should of read about his dealership on ripoff reports website.

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I love it when cheap *** try to be big shots by buying used exotics on the cheap. When they wake up a realize they bought a *** used car that someone used and abused, they cry foul.

You bough a used car chump.

If you want to play with big boys, you gotta cough up the cash. Otherwise don't cry like a *** when you get ***.

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W. . .


I've bought a few cars off of Steve over the years ,and if there was an issue he always let know before purchasing it . When you buy an exotic car , that comes with exotic service and maintenance bills !

The older the car, usually means more money has to be spent to keep it up to date. Everytime I have bought an exotic car I always have a third party inspection done , as I would guess 99% of people would do buying something of that caliber!? What originally attracted me to Interstate Motor Sports was there low pricing, which im sure you did the same . Years ago I purchased a 360 Modena ( from another dealer) that had 3 k miles on it .

Nice car but within two months the power steering pump started leaking. My local Ferrari dealer quoted me a price of $5000 to repair it. I then took it to a non franchised shop that did the job for $2500. Did you ever shop the service bill around ?

Over the coarse of 15 years of owning exotic cars I have had more break downs them I could count on my two hands, and believe me I know it sucks! Again the older the car the more problems that come along with it! Just bought a 201* *** Italia a few months ago , which I have had no problems with it also came with a very extensive warranty backed by Ferrari . The down fall to that is the car was $277,000 plus tax !

Currently I have 9 other exotics, 7 of them being older then 10 years. Occasionally I do drive my older ones ( not too far away) , but I have them as an investment or just to look at , not so much to drive . I'm not sticking up for Steve and his " bandits ?" , I'm sticking up for the reality of owning these type cars and taking price into consideration !

Good luck !


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