Somehow this kid outwitted his mom and convinced her to buy him this $26.5 thousand dollar Subaru WRX Sti.
So, proof enough that she's not too sharp... buying her kid a rocket like that? Not smart.
6 weeks after buying the car, it had a complete engine failure. Well, no shit. It wasn't being driven by a little ol lady to church and the drug store, not before it was sold used, and certainly not after this kid got the keys to it.
But that complete engine failure was what occurred that caused Sharon to get educated on the used car game.. and the scuzball that sold her the car, Darren Blumenthal.
See, the used car lot isn't in his name. Red flag #2! It's in his wife's.
He already has 4 court decisions against him, grand total of about $12,300. Red flag #3
He hasn't had a real job, he's just worked at used car lots. Red flag #4
Great Buys Auto Sales has an "F" rating at the Better Business Bureau of Atlantic Canada where there are five complaints against the business. Red flag #5!
Coincidence, another Subaru was sold at Great Buys Auto Sales, and one week after purchase the buyer was laid off from work, and because Darren had told the buy he'd buy it back for any reason, they took it back. And that is when, surprise- surprise, they found what a scuzball they were handing the car back to. He didn't pay off the loan, the car has disappeared say the cops, and the buyer is still stuck with the full cost of purchase to pay... but doesn't have the car.