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Old 06-22-2009, 01:20 PM   #1
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I need to thank you people. (Lenux Motor Cars)

All last week I've been looking at a green Mini Cooper S at Lenux Motor Cars on Boundary Road in Burnaby.

they had been dinking me around all week misquoting (they made a 5400$ boo-boo on what I would be paying that I caught thank god), giving me wrong info, not returning phonecalls. I had to chase them around and play phone tag for them to close their own deal. I was the one buying the friggin car, that shouldn't be my job.

Finally friday night I decided to pull the plug. so I googled them found a little bit of horror stories/rumours/dirt but not too much. but the BBB has them listed as Pacific Kia so I searched that name, and as I started to learn older company names more stories started popping up (along with this forum).

drove down to Burnaby (from the interior) saturday morning, got my deposit back, backed down from the deal, went to the aquarium and saw the baby beluga (the high point of the day)

I owe you guys one. or... specifically fifteen thousand, nine-hundred ones.
thanks so much.

maybe it was a nice car, but not worth the stress and bullshit dealing with them. and not worth the risk.


best part of the experience:
us - I'd like my deposit back (my brother and I)
sleazy business manager - we can send you a cheque in the mail, tony is the only one who can write it and he's not here
us - I don't believe I'll ever see that cheque.(he then got all offended)
sleazy business manager - "why wouldn't I. you can trust us, we can't do that to you. we're a business just like any other, we're governed by the Better Business Bureau just like any other business."
us - "I checked your rating on the BBB. you have an F"
sleazy business manager - "You can't believe a couple disgruntled customers"
us - "I'm one of them"

I can't stress it enough. thanks so much
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:24 PM   #2
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hahahha, good job. I was thinking of going there once, but RS steered me away
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Old 06-22-2009, 02:39 PM   #3
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wait so was anything wrong with the car?
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I owe you guys one. or... specifically fifteen thousand, nine-hundred ones.
thanks so much.
you're welcome.... feel free to donate the said amount to the RS beer fund

(not sure if there is such a fund but i would be more than willing to hold it until there is one created )
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wait so was anything wrong with the car?
I don't know! that's the problem, I'll never know. but they were such a nightmare to deal with, I didn't want to find out. it may very well have been an amazing car.

except that it still had winters on it, needed new brakes, and had a couple little dents and scratches.

not regretting my decision to withdraw, however.
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Well minis are all over so it's not like you're gonna miss out on one if you really want one.
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Lenux has had many problems in the past such as money laundering and drug dealing so it's not a great place to do business at.
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sleazy business manager - "why wouldn't I. you can trust us, we can't do that to you. we're a business just like any other, we're governed by the Better Business Bureau just like any other business."
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As of April 11, 2002: On Thursday, March 14, 2002, the Complaints Committee of the Board of this Better Business Bureau terminated this company's membership for violating the Integrity, Truthfulness and Honesty Clauses of the BBB Code of Ethics. Specifically, for charging an excessive documentation fee.
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Hahahah! Once again Revscene saves the day! Maybe that'll make up for some of the people we've managed to piss off in the past...

Glad to see you did your homework regarding where you thought about purchasing a vehicle from. I'll usually steer far clear of "Kingsway" dealerships unless I knew exactly what I was looking at and what I was looking for.
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us - "I checked your rating on the BBB. you have an F"
sleazy business manager - "You can't believe a couple disgruntled customers"
us - "I'm one of them"
Lol that's awesome
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Old 06-22-2009, 09:53 PM   #12
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where's the thank button for RS? or is it SG! .. lol
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:28 PM   #13
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so how did RS help you out?

I don't get it
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:33 PM   #14
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Didn't someone get murdered at Lenux Motors a few years back? I think it was the owner.
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:35 PM   #15
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I drive by their almost every day and live near it...that place is shady -anyone can tell you that...money laundering fo sho
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Old 06-23-2009, 12:03 AM   #16
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i was looking at the cars there once for fun.. they had a couple of FD's and they all had" no accident" signs on them... and you could tell they have been in an accident... it was so wrong when they asked me if i needed any help i just walked away
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:51 AM   #17
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Didn't someone get murdered at Lenux Motors a few years back? I think it was the owner.
yes. back before they were daewoo, they were originally called rags to riches back in the early 90's. someone in a merc ML was gunned down on the lot. i can't remember what the outcome was (ie. whether they found the killer).

i don't understand how lenux is still in business?!? every day i pass by that place coming home from work and it's always desereted, but the inventory keeps changing... i mean even wolfe chevrolet went out of business and lenux is still in action
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so how did RS help you out?

I don't get it
well, I don't know for sure. it may have been the best car I'd ever owned. however they'd been screwing me around all week. I live in the interior so I don't hear the rumours unless I go looking for them.

you guys and a few other places convinced me to cut my losses before I got screwed. pretty sure it was a good decision.
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yes. back before they were daewoo, they were originally called rags to riches back in the early 90's. someone in a merc ML was gunned down on the lot. i can't remember what the outcome was (ie. whether they found the killer).

i don't understand how lenux is still in business?!? every day i pass by that place coming home from work and it's always desereted, but the inventory keeps changing... i mean even wolfe chevrolet went out of business and lenux is still in action
money laundering is 90% of the business, of course it'd stay in business.
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wow... RS to the rescue!

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Old 06-23-2009, 01:01 PM   #21
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My friends that like to pay cash for cars frequent this place. After a few months of being heaty in said vehical they go back, pay more cash and trade it in for something else on the lot. Thats why inventory always changing.
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Also I think they rotate the cars with another dealership down in Richmond. I would see the same cars that was at 1st avenue appear at the Richmond location a few weeks later and vice versa
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My friends that like to pay cash for cars frequent this place. After a few months of being heaty in said vehical they go back, pay more cash and trade it in for something else on the lot. Thats why inventory always changing.
wow i did not understand anything you just wrote. and yes it use to be rags to riches...i believe the shooter is in jail for life.
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A local man fatally shot in Burnaby Wednesday was in the midst of serving a drug-related 15-month jail sentence through an electronic monitoring program.

Richmond's Vikash Chand, 26, was gunned down Wednesday at 2 p.m. outside a Burnaby car dealership, Rags to Riches, 1790 Boundary Rd.

Chand, the owner of Final Touch, a hand car wash at 1526 Kingsway, was sentenced to 15 months in jail on Feb. 3 in B.C. Supreme Court after pleading guilty to trafficking a narcotic. But he was allowed to serve his sentence on an electronic-monitoring program, requiring him to wear an electronic band around his ankle. The plastic bracelet allows program participants to be monitored whether at home or at work and sounds an alarm if tampered with.

Chand had asked permission to leave his work and pick up a vehicle at the site of the shooting, Matt Lang, director of the Lower Mainland electronic monitoring office, told The Review Friday.

"We knew he was there."

Police recovered a semi-automatic handgun from the scene of the shooting, along with a white marine deck hat, similar to one popularized by the TV character Gilligan from Gilligan's Island.

A white, newer model full-sized van with tinted windows was seen leaving the area and may have been involved, according to Burnaby RCMP.

Police are asking anyone who may have been in the area of Boundary Road and Second Avenue and heard anything unusual shortly before the shooting to call the Burnaby RCMP at 294-7922. (Oct 14/98)
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Y would you ever chase a dealership if they dont call u its ter loss man. Sounds like u made the rite choice
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