Scam Artist / Financing with Darryl The Owner is . . .

I went to Tidewater Auto Sales to purchase a vehicle. I told the salesman my credit isn't good but need a loan. He said the owner finances and doesn't run your credit report. What he didn't tell me UNTIL THE NEXT DAY when I was picking it up and signing the papers!!! was the down payment I borrowed from family $1000 cash was not part of the money for taxes and registration. They realized the difficulty I went through to get the down payment and said in 2 weeks you owe us over $550 for T&R. Then followed two weeks later with your first payment. I asked them for help with my first payment being (1) day late since I had struggled so much with obtaining the funds. Its only $12 but he said NO! HE'S A REAL ***. No holds barred! The loan is 29% interest too. *** DO NOT BUY OR FINANCE WITH "Darryl"!! Fall 2016
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#949106 Review #949106 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Norfolk, Virginia
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
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For those who have had bad time with them

here is what you can look forward to now: MULTI-STATE VEHICLE HISTORY REPORTS VIN JTKDE167060****76 Model Year 2006 Make Scion Model tC Trim Sport Coupe Body Type HATCHBACK 3-DR Manufacturer Scion Engine Type 2.4L L4 DOHC 16V Production JAPAN This data was originally accessed on at which time it was current with the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) Odometer Information Date Problems Reported Data Source Mileage 03/08/11 N/A NMVTIS 79,632 03/04/08 N/A NMVTIS 13,837 Junk & Salvage Information Reporting Occurrence Reporting Entity Information Date Obtained Vehicle Intended for Export? Vehicle Disposition No Junk/Salvage Reportings Found Brand Information A "Brand" defines the status of a vehicle, such as Theft, Flood, Salvage or Rebuilt. A brand is carried with the title as the vehicle travels from state to state. There are over 250 brands recognized by NMVTIS that can be categorized by type. BRAND CATEGORY NMVTIS SEARCH RESULT Total Loss Brand Found: Total Loss Applied By: Total Loss Brand Explanation: Good news! The vehicle has not been reported to have been declared to be a total loss by a jurisdiction or an insurance company that covers the loss or takes possession of the vehicle and/or title. Vehicles that are declared a total loss can have issues that affect the vehicle's safety and/or value. Total Loss Brand Found: Total Loss Applied By: Prior Owner Retained Brand Explanation: Good news! The vehicle has not been reported to be previously branded as owner retained as salvage. Salvage Brand Found: Salvage Applied By: Salvage Brand Explanation: Good news! The vehicle has not been reported to have been wrecked, destroyed or damaged to the extent that the total cost of parts and labor to legally rebuild the vehicle exceeds the jurisdiction's defined percentage of the retail value of the vehicle. Salvage brands can also be the result of abandonment, an insurance total loss, or of an insurance company settlement with the vehicle's owner without regard to the extent of the damage. Salvage vehicles often have issues that affect the vehicle's safety and/or value. Salvage Brand Found: Salvage Applied By: Owner Retained Salvage Brand Explanation: The vehicle has not been reported to have been declared a total loss by an insurance company with the owner maintaining ownership. Vehicles that are declared a total loss can have issues that affect the vehicle's safety and/or value. Salvage Brand Found: Salvage Applied By: Crushed Brand Explanation: Good news! The vehicle has not been reported to have had its frame or chassis crushed or otherwise destroyed, such that it is impossible to use it to construct a vehicle. Salvage Brand Found: Salvage Applied By: Vehicle Non-Conformity Brand Explanation: Good news! The vehicle has not been reported to have a non-safety defect reported to the jurisdiction by the vehicle manufacturer. Salvage Brand Found: Salvage Applied By: Recovered Theft Brand Explanation: The vehicle has not been reported to have been previously titled as salvage due to theft. Recovered theft vehicles have been repaired and inspected (or complied with other jurisdiction procedures) and may be legally driven. Disclosed Damage Brand Found: Disclosed Damage Applied By: Disclosed Damage Brand Explanation: Good news! The vehicle has not been reported to have sustained damage to the extent that the damage is required to be disclosed per local law. Disclosed Damage Brand Found: Disclosed Damage Applied By: Vandalism Brand Explanation: Good news! The vehicle has not been reported to have been damaged by vandals. Disclosed Damage Brand Found: Disclosed Damage Applied By: Collision Brand Explanation: Good news! The vehicle has not been reported to have been damaged by a collision. Bond Brand Found: Bond Applied By: Bond Posted Brand Explanation: The vehicle has not been reported to have had a bonded title issued by an insurance company because ownership of the vehicle cannot be proven, thus allowing the vehicle to be sold and titled. Flood No Brand Reported CARS/Cash for Clunkers Brand Found: CARS/Cash for Clunkers Applied By: Cash for Clunkers Brand Explanation: Good news! The vehicle is not pending, nor has it been included in the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act of 2009 (CARS). Vehicles included in the CARS program are incapable of operating on public streets, roads, or highways. The vehicles have no value except as a source of parts or scrap, shall be crushed or shredded within a specified time period (including the engine block), and shall not be exported prior to crushing or shredding. For additional information concerning the CARS program visit CARS.gov. Gray Market Brand Found: Gray Market Applied By: Gray Market Brand Explanation: The vehicle has not been reported to have been manufactured for a non-US market and brought into the US for road use. Gray Market vehicles must be inspected to ensure that they meet US safety standards. The vehicle may or may not be in compliance with the applicable federal standards. Junk Brand Found: Junk Applied By: Junk Brand Explanation: Good news! The vehicle has not been reported to have been designated as junk. Manufacturer Brand Brand Found: Manufacturer Brand Applied By: Test Vehicle Brand Explanation: The vehicle has not been reported to have been retained by the manufacturer for testing purposes. Manufacturer Brand Brand Found: Manufacturer Brand Applied By: Warranty Return Brand Explanation: Good news! The vehicle has not been reported to have been returned to the manufacturer because of a breach in the warranty. Manufacturer Brand Brand Found: Manufacturer Brand Applied By: Vehicle Safety Defect Brand Explanation: Good news! The vehicle has not been reported to have a safety defect reported to the jurisdiction by the vehicle manufacturer. New/Re-Issued VIN Brand Found: New/Re-Issued VIN Applied By: Reissued VIN Brand Explanation: The vehicle has not been reported to have the chassis VIN reissued such that the same VIN is reused. Odometer Brand Found: Odometer Applied By: Odometer Does Not Exceed Mechanical Limits Brand Explanation: Good news! The vehicle has not been reported to have an odometer reading that is less than the true mileage of the vehicle because the odometer can not display the total number of true miles. These are often odometers with five digits that have rolled over. Odometer Brand Found: Odometer Applied By: Odometer Discrepancy Brand Explanation: Good news! The vehicle has not been reported to have an odometer reading that does not reflect the true mileage of the vehicle. Odometer problems can render the actual mileage to be unknown which affects maintenance scheduling, warranties and vehicle value. Odometer Brand Found: Odometer Applied By: Odometer Alteration Brand Explanation: Good news! The vehicle has not been reported to have an odometer reading other than the true mileage for the vehicle. Odometer problems can render the actual mileage to be unknown which affects maintenance scheduling, warranties and vehicle value. Odometer Brand Found: Odometer Applied By: Odometer Replacement Brand Explanation: Good news! The vehicle has not been reported to have a replaced odometer. This is an odometer which is not the odometer put in the vehicle when manufactured. Odometer problems can render the actual mileage to be unknown which affects maintenance scheduling, warranties and vehicle value. Odometer Brand Found: Odometer Applied By: Other Odometer Problem Exists Brand Explanation: Good news! The titling authority does not know of other problem with the odometer reading that it cannot print on a title. Rebuilt/Repaired/Reconstructed Brand Found: Rebuilt/Repaired/Reconstructed Applied By: Prior Non-Repairable/Repaired Brand Explanation: The vehicle has not been reported to have been constructed by repairing a vehicle that has been destroyed or declared to be non-repairable or otherwise declared to not be eligible for titling because of the extent of damage to the vehicle but has been issued a title pursuant to state law after falling within this criterion with this brand on the face of the certificate of title. Rebuilt/Repaired/Reconstructed Brand Found: Rebuilt/Repaired/Reconstructed Applied By: Manufacturer's Buy-Back Brand Explanation: Good news! The vehicle has not been reported to have been bought back by its manufacturer according to local regulations or laws, such as lemon laws. Manufacturer buy backs can be as a result of a ruling or for customer service. Rebuilt/Repaired/Reconstructed Brand Found: Rebuilt/Repaired/Reconstructed Applied By: Refurbished Brand Explanation: The vehicle has not been reported to have been modified by the installation of a new cab and chassis for the existing coach which has been renovated, resulting in a vehicle of greater value or a vehicle with a new style. Rebuilt/Repaired/Reconstructed Brand Found: Rebuilt/Repaired/Reconstructed Applied By: Rebuilt Brand Explanation: Good news! The vehicle has not been reported to have been titled as salvage, total loss or rebuilt. These vehicles are often required to pass safety and other inspections. Rebuilt vehicles often have issues that affect the vehicle's safety and/or value. Rebuilt/Repaired/Reconstructed Brand Found: Rebuilt/Repaired/Reconstructed Applied By: Reconstructed Brand Explanation: Good news! The vehicle has not been reported to have been reconstructed or altered from the original construction by adding, removing or substituting major vehicle components. Reconstructed vehicles often have issues that affect the vehicle's safety and/or value. Rebuilt/Repaired/Reconstructed Brand Found: Rebuilt/Repaired/Reconstructed Applied By: Remanufactured Brand Explanation: Good news! The vehicle has not been reported to have been reconstructed by the manufacturer. Dismantled Brand Found: Dismantled Applied By: Dismantled Brand Explanation: Good news! The vehicle has not been reported to have been titled for parts only or dismantled for parts. Dismantled vehicles typically have significant damage that severely affect the vehicle's safety and value, and should not be legally driven, titled or registered for operation. Rental/Taxi/Police Brand Found: Rental/Taxi/Police Applied By: Former Rental Brand Explanation: Good news! The vehicle has not been reported to have been used as a rental vehicle. Rental/Taxi/Police Brand Found: Rental/Taxi/Police Applied By: Police Vehicle Brand Explanation: Good news! The vehicle has not been reported to have been used as a police vehicle. Agricultural/Logging Vehicle Brand Found: Agricultural/Logging Vehicle Applied By: Agricultural Vehicle Brand Explanation: The vehicle has not been reported to be used primarily for agricultural purposes. Title Copy No Brand Reported Antique/Classic Brand Found: Antique/Classic Applied By: Antique Brand Explanation: Good news! The vehicle has not been reported to be more than 50 years old. Antique/Classic Brand Found: Antique/Classic Applied By: Classic Brand Explanation: The vehicle has not been reported to be more than 20 years old and adheres to certain jurisdiction specific criteria like vehicle make, condition, etc. Undisclosed Lien Brand Found: Undisclosed Lien Applied By: Undisclosed Lien Brand Explanation: The vehicle has not been reported to have been previously titled in a jurisdiction that withholds lien-holder information on the title. Replica Brand Found: Replica Applied By: Replica Brand Explanation: The vehicle has not been reported to have a body built to resemble and be a reproduction of another vehicle of a given year and given manufacturer. Street Rod Brand Found: Street Rod Applied By: Street Rod Brand Explanation: Good news! The vehicle has not been reported to have been modified against the manufacturer's specifications, with the modifications adhering to jurisdiction-specific criteria. Vehicle safety Defect Uncorrected No Brand Reported Kit Brand Found: Kit Applied By: Kit Assembly Brand Explanation: Good news! The vehicle has not been reported to have been built by combining a chassis with a different (non-matching VIN) frame, engine, and body parts. The VIN on the chassis is used as the vehicle's VIN. Logging Vehicle Brand Found: Logging Vehicle Applied By: Logging Vehicle Brand Explanation: The vehicle has not been reported to be used primarily for logging purposes. Title Information Current Title Information State VIN Issue Date Mileage Virginia JTKDE167060****76 03/08/11 79,632 Historical Title Information State VIN Issue Date Mileage Virginia JTKDE167060****76 03/04/08 13,837 this is straight from autocheck that i paid for not from them or any B.S. Like that im sure there might be a few lemons but remember the key to to buying is knowing and knowing costs so dont be to cheap to spend $1.00 to pull a complete record up on the car because that dollar might just be what helps make the best choice for you in your car shoping and trust me i learned the hard way. if you go to Arizona don't go to Donovan Dodge they are the worst company in the world i know i have a 05 cavalier that i had through them. that i took to the car wash found out the pain was pretty much a water paint cover up the brakes system was ghetto rigged to work properly long enough so you couldn't take the car back. The battery exploded after 6 months because the dealership put a dead celled battery in the car. come to findout that the dealership and their finance company willl change your interest rate to ensure they gett all they can out of you. THE BIGGEST THING EVER IS THE FINANCE GUY DOES NOT LIKE MILITARY AND IS COMPLETELY DISRESPECTFUL ALONG WITH ONE OF THE SALES PEOPLE TURNED AROUND AND COMMITTED ARMORRED ROBERY IN THE CAR I TRADE INTO THEM THAT WAS SUPPOSE TO GO TO THE SCRAP YARD.
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#317848 Review #317848 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Loss
$17
New Reviewer

DONT BUY FROM THIS PLACE!!!

I PURCHASED A 2005 LINCOLN LS 3.9L V8 ON JULY 2011. I WENT TO TRADE MY CAR IN AT AN ACTUAL DEALERSHIP AND THEY DENIED ME. REASON BEING IS THE FACT THAT THEY PULLED AN AUTOCHECK ON MY VEHICLE(WHICH IS MORE ACURATE THAN A CARFAX) AND IT TOLD ME WHERE THEY BOUGHT IT FROM; AN AUCTION, WHAT HAPPENED TO IT; WAS IN AN ACTION 3 TIMES, REPOSSESSED, AND ADDED TO A FLEET OF VEHICLES, AND IN AN ACCIDENT IN 2008 NOW IT HAS PERMANANT FRAME DAMAGE. FRAME DAMAGE RUINS THE STRENGTH OF THE CAR AS A WHOLE. ITS PRETTY MUCH TOTALED IF THE FRAME IS DAMAGED. I GOT DOWN ON MY KNEES AFTER READING THE AUTOCHECK REPORT AND SEEN THAT THE FRAME WAS DEFINITELY WELDED, COME CORNER PIECES OF MY CAR ARE DIFFERENT COLORS, DIFFERENT COLOR PAINT IN THE DOOR HINGES AND MORE...BUT NEED I GO ON?! IF YOU ARE DUMB ENOUGH TO BUT FROM THESE PEOPLE AGAIN, GET DOWN AND DIRTY AND LOOK AT YOUR CAR THOROUGHLY. IF IT LOOK WRONG, IT PROBABLY IS KNOW THESE PEOPLE.
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#527630

Dear Megan,

You're a ***...and also probably a tidewater employee.

#512738

Maybe you should have pulled a carfax or auto check BEFORE you bought the car! You also might want to read what you write before you post it unless you really do speak that way "IF IT LOOK WRONG" come on now really! Apparently there are some intelligence issues.

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#312820 Review #312820 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Raleigh, North Carolina

Tidewater Auto Brokers is not the way to go

I was looking for a sporty car, so as I drove by today, I decided to stop and check out their inventory. I attempted to shop with them 2 years ago, but the owner (who claims he cares about the military) would not budge on the steep price of his car. I shopped around and found a better deal. No hard feelings, just a deal that didn't work out. Today, I looked at a few cars. Being as knowledgable about cars as I am, I thought their prices were a little inflated, but never would have guessed by how much. One car was 50% over blue book value. The other, more than 2k over; the latter having a broken guage cluster and gas needle. Their warranties don't even cover most of the damage that these cars already have. I understand they come from an auction, but as a war veteran, I expect MUCH better than this poor attempt at being military friendly. BTW, the dealership walls are covered in military gear, but from years ago. Pictures of happy customers are from 2005 and older. They might have once been a good dealership, but i'm hard pressed to see that now.
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#298738 Review #298738 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Norfolk, Virginia
New Reviewer

Tidewater Auto Brokers - FRAUDS!

where do i start? these people have their "dealership" set up with pictures of military personnel all over their walls. well, we trusted them. we had a lot of questions, but in the end, we needed a second car and went ahead with everything. they showed us the carfax but VERY hesitantly. once we saw it, they told us that the car had been in a fender bender with minimal damage. the car looked fine, so whatever. well - as soon as we get home with the car, the check engine light comes on. not only that, but the tires that were on the car were not the same tires we saw on the car when we first looked at it and test drove it with. while we were going through paperwork with them, we noticed that they got in the car and pulled it into their garage. we noticed when they opened the door, that the car was sitting in the garage and asked them what they were doing. the dealer stated that it was mandatory that they charge the battery up for all customers, just to be on the safe side. well, about two hours later [yes, it was THAT long of a wait] they pulled the car back out front and not only did it have a sticker with their name on the back advertising for them [which was not there when we first saw the car] but it also had wax buff marks that were horrible. we told them about this, but it was too late - we had already signed the contract. people.. they get you big time. they were very pushy, but we knew we needed a car. military doesn't make you millionaires, so you go where the deals are and pray that they don't take advantage. these people did. not only did they screw us over - but now, we have to pay to get my car professionally detailed because of what they did AND we have to take it somewhere to et the engine looked at, and it's a 2007 vehicle. ALSO, do NOT let them take your military ID and make a copy of it. they tried to do that with us, and it is NOT permissable within your regulations through your branch of service. they use that to their advantage.
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#258946 Review #258946 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Virginia Beach, Virginia
New Reviewer

Tidewater auto brokers

They are totally full of ***. We were given the car fax that just so happened to leave out the fact that it had a front in crash. Plus I found out that they charge us an extra $2,000. On all the ads (ones we didn't see) had the car listed at $7995 but they told us the price was $9995. Even the paper on the car at the old price. Within 2 weeks of us getting the car, it broke down to the point that it was unsafe to drive and it shouldn't have passed inspection. I'm lucky enough to have a friend who fixes all car problems so it's not costing me a cent but if I didn't have this friend, I would have to pay about $4,000. I guess them having an onsite inspector on their payroll works to their advantage. It doesn't really help that they gave us a warranty since it only covers one specific thing, not everything that part messed up. Also, they lied about the warranty it had through the original dealership. It was suppose to have a 100,000 mile warranty but they just happened to leave out the fact that it was through a different company and would expire within a few days of us getting the car. I love how they sent us the letter from the warranty company about a month after it expired then when we called them, they just happened to "forget" they sent it. Plus they "forgot" to send us the tags even though we called 3 times. Just don't waste your time or money with these people. It's not worth the effort even if they were giving the cars away for free.
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#412298

In 2010 they got band so no one in the military could use them for being a bad business I'm going to report them to Jag and I would hope that all the military that has gotten scammed by them will do the same so that no one else will have to deal with their bs! I bought a car from them that broke down 2 wks later it had a bad transmission and the ABS brake system didn't work had to pay out of pocket for some of it because their so called warrenty doesn't cover everything that is wrong with the car, I also have never received a title on the car so my bank raised my interest rate 10% when I called them today the guy tried to tell me that I wasn't taking any responsibility like it was my fault are you joking they turn in the paper work to the DMV NOT ME! *** *** STAY FAR AWAY!

#331961

is there anything your going to do about it britt? i just purchased a car from them 2 days ago and it broke down yesterday with me and my family in the car. Is there anyway to file suit or anything against them?

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#256619 Review #256619 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Gates, North Carolina
New Reviewer

Don't use them

Tide Water Auro Brokers are a bunch of lieing *** they say no matter what they help the military and get them into a car. Well my husband and I drove all the way from Fort Bragg North Carolina 4 1/2 hr one way with a garentee to leave with a car...they also said they would get us lunch. When we got there we were treated like *** a lot of back room talking we wait two hours from them to say never mind we can't finance you. We drove all that way wasted $180 in gas and they didnt care didnt even get us lunch. I will not use this service and I think they only what to *** the Soldiers and their families...
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#309723

$180 in gas?? What were you driving a box truck?

#217342

What the customer forgot to tell us before driving up from Fort Bragg was that he was reduced in rank from E-5 to E-3. That reduction in rank is an automatic decline by second chance finance companies or for financing for people with bad credit.

We are as unhappy as they are for not being able to put this deal together for both of us. Obviously had the reduction in rank not been there, they would be driving one of our cars.

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#199503 Review #199503 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Washington, North Carolina

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