Car just arrived and Ughhh

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The damage from the bumper, is because you need a special flat bed configuration to transport these cars. And you can be sure Vroom has no such item.
It does have a new engine, which is a good thing. I would see what the engine light is indicating, and go from there.
Btw, the flat bed requirements are clearly indicated in the manual.
You dont need a special flatbed to tow any car. Ive been in the towing buisness for 15 years and can tell you with any competent operator these cars can be flat bed hauled by any truck.

Ive even towed them with little wheel lift wreckers, damage free!

 

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They used one of these:

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That's how most of our cars made it from the railyard to the dealership. I actually saw my 2016 when it was being transported. No issues.
 

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A good friend just sold there avalanche gray to Carmax, but it wasn’t low miles. It was 18kish, needed a couple grand to be put back where it should be. Carmax gave them 49k for it. You already know there are not many of those cars, avalanche gray. I wouldn’t be concerned about the motor swap, actually its a blessing in my opinion. Regardless its a push at worst. The transporter screwing up has nothing to do with the quality of the car. It’s repairable. And not a big or difficult repair. My friends wife drug there’s on a parking block and I’m sure its a similar type of damage. Not a big deal. I’d ignore the run away from the car crowd. It’s internet bs. None of us have seen the car and only you know how nice or not nice it is. As long as the body and interior of the car are to your standard the minor mechanical issue’s are simple to address. You still have your trade in, so let them fix the issue’s then judge for yourself at that point. Best of luck.
This is spot on.
 

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Last weekend driving through Utah I saw a GT500 on one of those, made me cringe a little.
I watched someone destroy a GT500 trying to get it onto a U-haul trailer. I was astounded. Happened on a blazing hot day in the middle of nowhere Oregun in the shitty gravel parking lot of an ancient, dank muffler shop that also happened to be a U-haul rental place. The inside was a collection of dark grey dust, grime, and muffler bits that hadn't been cleaned in all of time. There was one 60 watt bulb lighting the place (a large three-bay) hung over a 'desk' at which sat Jabba-the-Hutt's slightly less obese younger brother in nothing but overalls (that also had not been cleaned in all of time). He was chomping a stub of a cigar to complete the ensemble.

I stood at his desk which was covered in all manner of things that are apt to build up in a country muffler shop. There was everything from dirty ashtrays and oily rags to crumpled invoices. There was a detritus of leftover food, rust, cigarette ash, etc. spread about like confetti. There were parts catalogs that have endured multiple beverage spills and countless unclean hands, the oldest of which were propping up a CRT monitor and computer connected to the one of the first computer keyboards ever created. It had one of those rubbery protectors that are molded around the keys...also one of the first production runs. It was yellowed a bit...in spots. The rest of what had once been a mostly transparent material was dark brown to almost opaque black. It was also completely shredded from use across most of the keys, which were also so dirty and used up they no longer had any letters on them, some were missing completely.

Then the kid walked in...

He was 20 at most and had obviously never been in a place so obscenely dirty in his whole life. I don't think he could see too well either after coming inside from the blazing Oregun Sun. He didn't see me at first when he asked if it was the U-haul place, and indeed it was according to Jabba. The kid then said he was the one with the GT500.

I stepped to the side...

Jabba groaned to his feet and I gave him a quick nod and off he went with the kid...I followed not too close behind. Outside seemed impossibly bleached white in comparison to the dirty darkness of the shop. The blue GT500 seemed to float among a blazing white haze. It was parked in the middle of the gravel yard. Right then some big black F150 pulls in right next to it (in this relatively large yard) covering it in a fine coating of gravel dust.

For some reason the kid wants to trailer the car with the truck on a U-haul car hauler. As we are walking out to the yard, another muffler shop guy is packing up a bunch of old wood at the back of the trailer like a pile of kindling. These were the ramps.

To make this ridiculously long story shorter, Jabba's kid brother ends up behind the wheel of the GT500 and the kid ends up in tears threatening to call 911. The rest you can imagine.
 

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These are not collectors cars unless brand new in
That scenario would of cost tens of thousands of dollars to repair. Twenty plus years of having a shop I never had a customer pay out of pocket for something like that. But diligence is important.
You never know...clearly it needs a full inspection incl under carriage.
 

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If its going to be a track toy id consider the newer motor a plus and hold their feet to the fire to get everything fixed and a discount. If it were my sunny weekend car garage queen id want something with less issues.
 
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The car is going back to Vroom. Will update later. Don't want to put too much out there in case a lawsuit unfolds. Car also has the wrong size tire on the front, missing hardware in the trunk, and issues with the passenger rear suspension. They don't want to fix the issues that weren't disclosed. Thanks for all the support and suggestions.
 

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I watched someone destroy a GT500 trying to get it onto a U-haul trailer. I was astounded. Happened on a blazing hot day in the middle of nowhere Oregun in the shitty gravel parking lot of an ancient, dank muffler shop that also happened to be a U-haul rental place. The inside was a collection of dark grey dust, grime, and muffler bits that hadn't been cleaned in all of time. There was one 60 watt bulb lighting the place (a large three-bay) hung over a 'desk' at which sat Jabba-the-Hutt's slightly less obese younger brother in nothing but overalls (that also had not been cleaned in all of time). He was chomping a stub of a cigar to complete the ensemble.

I stood at his desk which was covered in all manner of things that are apt to build up in a country muffler shop. There was everything from dirty ashtrays and oily rags to crumpled invoices. There was a detritus of leftover food, rust, cigarette ash, etc. spread about like confetti. There were parts catalogs that have endured multiple beverage spills and countless unclean hands, the oldest of which were propping up a CRT monitor and computer connected to the one of the first computer keyboards ever created. It had one of those rubbery protectors that are molded around the keys...also one of the first production runs. It was yellowed a bit...in spots. The rest of what had once been a mostly transparent material was dark brown to almost opaque black. It was also completely shredded from use across most of the keys, which were also so dirty and used up they no longer had any letters on them, some were missing completely.

Then the kid walked in...

He was 20 at most and had obviously never been in a place so obscenely dirty in his whole life. I don't think he could see too well either after coming inside from the blazing Oregun Sun. He didn't see me at first when he asked if it was the U-haul place, and indeed it was according to Jabba. The kid then said he was the one with the GT500.

I stepped to the side...

Jabba groaned to his feet and I gave him a quick nod and off he went with the kid...I followed not too close behind. Outside seemed impossibly bleached white in comparison to the dirty darkness of the shop. The blue GT500 seemed to float among a blazing white haze. It was parked in the middle of the gravel yard. Right then some big black F150 pulls in right next to it (in this relatively large yard) covering it in a fine coating of gravel dust.

For some reason the kid wants to trailer the car with the truck on a U-haul car hauler. As we are walking out to the yard, another muffler shop guy is packing up a bunch of old wood at the back of the trailer like a pile of kindling. These were the ramps.

To make this ridiculously long story shorter, Jabba's kid brother ends up behind the wheel of the GT500 and the kid ends up in tears threatening to call 911. The rest you can imagine.
Well written sir. Would love to read the rest of that story 😂
 

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The car is going back to Vroom. Will update later. Don't want to put too much out there in case a lawsuit unfolds. Car also has the wrong size tire on the front, missing hardware in the trunk, and issues with the passenger rear suspension. They don't want to fix the issues that weren't disclosed. Thanks for all the support and suggestions.
For specialty cars...it's an old saying that you buy the seller and then the car. All these sellign services seem to go 100% against that. Besides that, they have every incentive to not give you the whole story - they just want to sell the car. I don't see ever buying from a company like this - always private seller and preferably original owner.
 

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Return it. You'll never be sorry you did.

Like one of the other posters previously mentioned, "They'd sell a car to Carvana/Vroom, but never buy one from them".
 

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That's how most of our cars made it from the railyard to the dealership. I actually saw my 2016 when it was being transported. No issues.
Remember, when shipped from factory, they have those blocks in the springs to help keep the car's height raised. Also the front spoilers are not put on until after they arrive at dealer.
 

 
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