Canadian Mazda Dealer Charges Woman $66,000 For Mazda 6

Canadian Mazda Dealer Charges Woman $66,000 For Mazda 6

In a strong case of “caveat emptor“, a Madeline Leonard, who lives outside of Toronto, Canada brought her car to Orangeville Mazda, a local dealership to have her tires replaced. By the time she had left the dealership, she was on the hook for a grand total of $66,000 CDN, which included the cost of a new car, a 2010 Mazda 6, various dealer accessories (like rust proofing and window etching), taxes and an 8 year loan which added $16,000 to the cost of the car.

After complaining to the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC), the local regulatory body, an investigation took place and found that the vehicle – which was actually a demonstrator with 3,750 miles on the odometer – should have sold for $41,000. The OMVIC has laid charges against Orangeville Mazda, which could face fines of up to $250,000. In addition, two dealership staff, including the salesman who sold Leonard the car, could face jail sentences or six figure fines. Buyer Beware.

[Source: Toronto Star]

  • rick

    This dealership is crooked! No question about it. They advertize cars, get you to drive up from toronto even after several calls making sure the price on theie website was right and then while your test driving the car tell you it’s actually not the price that was advertized!!!! For months after the same car was advertized at the same low price. What a bunch of crooks! I was disgusted and recommend people stay away.

  • harry

    I guess that the old saying is true, all the car sales people are nothing but thieves. If it is a stereotype then the people at this dealership sure proved it

  • mike

    I’m surprised that OMVIC actually did something. When I complained about being defrauded by a dealership, they let my complaint sit for several months, then they made 1 call to the dealership, then they told me there is nothing they could do. They would not even point me to the parts of the legislation that may be helpful to pursue in court, in fact, they said they could not comment. OMVIC is a totally useless entity as far as I’m concerned.