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Dear Roger,
I can't thank You enough for your help and guidance in battling Metro Robbers in Portland to have my money rescinded. I just wanted to come back to throw you a huge THANK YOU!!! and to let people know what great ally they have in you!! Also do not let these car dealerships keep your thousands of dollars....there is a way to make things right!!   From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!!! You are my new HERO!!!
Leslie Martin

Thank you Leslie...Glad to help!

For those of you reading this and wondering WT heck? Leslie wrote to me through asking me for advice on a problem she was having with an Oregon Auto Dealer.

Specifically, she had bought a car and put $2,000 down that didn't have good plates and did not pass DEQ (smog) so she took it to the dealer and he said he would fix it so it would pass ... and for the next 60 days her car was in and out of their shop sometimes sitting there for many weeks at a time. about 3 months into her purchase and still not having a car to drive she stopped making payments (it was financed internally by the dealer) it got to the point where they wouldn't give her her car back because they said she was past due on her payment and they planned on going thru the repossession process and screwing her out of the $2,000 she put down and the $600.00 for the 2 payments she made. That's when she contacted and me.

I sent her a copy of Oregon law dealing with the dealers obligation to get the car to pass and if they couldn't after 60 days they were required to unwind the deal and return all money paid. Armed with this info the dealer told her to pound sand and thats when she asked if I would help her by proof reading her letter to them and to make any changes necessary ...which I wasn't until I wrote the second letter for her to send to them that they immediately contacted her and told her to come pick up a check for her $2,600.00 ...The good guys won! This process took about a month but she hung with it and we wouldn't let the dealer steam roll her and she got her money back!

Congratulations Leslie ... you beat them!

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I can answer any question about the car buying process. I am a recognized industry expert on all issues regarding auto finance, including sub prime and buy here pay here financing, I can answer questions about car lock out systems, GPS monitoring by your bank, and about auto recovery methods and defenses. I am a 20 yr car industry expert and can tell you what to look for in a used car, how to negotiate the deal, help with how to market your own car, and how to negotiate with the internet department of any car store. I can tell you every single way the dealer is set up to beat you and how to avoid those traps, I can discuss all aftermarket and extended service contract products you will be offered in the finance process, I have lectured extensively on "The Best Way to Buy a Car" to civic groups and university students. I am a credit expert and can tell you what the dealer and banks are looking for and the rate you can expect to pay. CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE AT


20 years industry experience in top management of dealerships and dealer groups. Recognized industry expert since 2004 in the Top 10 industry experts for The Gerson Lehrman Groups Auto Industry Council. I also do consulting work for Experts360, Atheneum Partners, Expert Connect and Coleman Research. I have been a franchise owner and understand all facets of the auto industry from the time the car leaves the factory until it leaves the lot with it's new owner. I have written training materials for both the prime and the subprime sales and finance process.

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Willamette University - Salem Oregon BA Economics Willamette University Graduate School of Business - Econometrics Statistics

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