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Shamaley Ford - Active-Duty Military Taken Advantage Of

My daughter is a young active-duty service member, stationed at Fort Bliss. In early April, she and her young active-duty boyfriend went into the dealership to look at a used Kia that she had seen listed online. When she arrived at the dealership, she was helped by a salesperson named Travis - after looking online, I'm going to assume that this is Travis York. Travis informed my daughter that the vehicle she was looking for was no longer available, but he had an almost identical vehicle for sale at his home. My daughter and her boyfriend went to Travis's home where a Kia was parked. My daughter and her boyfriend were then told that this was not actually Travis's car. It actually belonged to a third-party and Travis was just brokering the deal. Both parties came to an agreement on price after both Travis and the seller assured my daughter that the car was in good order, no issues, one owner, etc. My daughter secured her financing, and Travis scheduled her to come back to the dealership to do the paperwork for the sale. A month after taking possession of the vehicle, the car began showing severe issues. The car was taken to the service department at the Kia dealership, and was told that not only had this car been in a pretty severe wreck, but the engine was not correctly repaired, and additional damage was inside. My daughter went back to the dealership and was told by the sales manager, (I'm not sure which one,) that Shamalay Ford was not responsible because they didn't sell the vehicle. My questions begin with - Why does Shamalay Ford allow it's salespeople to make side deals instead of showing the customer other options at the dealership? Since the salesperson offered the vehicle at the dealership and had the paperwork done at the dealership, why would this not be a dealership deal? Is Shamalay Ford encouraging it's salespeople to not sell piece of crap cars through the dealership so they don't have to pay for the repairs? Why would Shamalay Ford tout it's love for the military, while taking advantage of young active-duty service members? I know that this is a long post, but I hope this will stand as a warning to others.
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