Good but questionable service
March 4, 2014
I contacted the owner BJ regarding a Jetta they had for sale. He was very accommodating, even going out and sending me more pictures of the engine and telling me everything he saw wrong with the car. This was a great help as it was about a 3 hour drive to the dealership. When we got there, the car actually had a strut tower that was rusted about 3/4 of the way around and cracked open, with a gap of about 2 fingers (1 1/2") he said he never saw. I finally decided it wasn't worth the asking price or even the lowest price he would go to, as even with my donor Jetta at home, you wouldn't know if you got it cut and welded perfectly, and that's your front end alignment. The thought of trying to drive 3 hours at freeway speeds with the possibility of the tower giving way and the strut coming through the hood, and directing the car immediately off the road on the right, even possibly flipping it, was a little too much. It's hard to say if he really never saw the strut tower damage, or if he hoped no one else would, but I felt he was pretty up front about most everything else. Just wish we hadn't wasted the $80 in gas plus 7 hours of our time to go down there for nothing.