Trevor and Ann Heley thought they had bought their dream car when they took a new Range Rover Evoque home from their local dealership. Instead, the car turned out to be a nightmare.
The elderly couple payed $54,889 for the Evoque, which is advertised as a cutting-edge vehicle which has won a lot of awards. They say the car turned out to be a lemon, and they've paid for many of expensive repairs over the past two years.
The car's tailgate, nearly every part of the brakes and even its fancy computer system have all needed repairs. To make things worse, the couple say the dealership hasn't been fair with them and broke their promises. With nothing else to do, the Heleys took drastic measures to show they're fed up with the car.
Now anyone driving alongside the Heleys will see the sticker they've slapped on both sides of their car:
"Range Rover Evoque - this is the worst car purchase I have ever made. Be Warned!"
Keep reading to learn how the public, and their car dealer, have reacted to the Heley's sign...
While this is a pretty delightful way to get revenge on the dealership, the couple wish they didn't have to do it. "We feel embarrassed about admitting we own a vehicle that we are so dissatisfied with," Trevor told Metro.
Along with all of the faulty parts, there are a number of other problems with the Evoque.
The rear camera doesn't work when it rains (it rains a lot in England, where the Heleys live) and the surround system camera doesn't work in the dark (it gets dark every night).
Even the car's handbrake is a pain because it uses a complicated electric system.
"They want us to just grin and bear owning a vehicle that, we feel, is not of satisfactory quality, is not fit for purpose nor is as described," Trevor said.
In a statement the dealership said they still hope to resolve the situation with the Heleys, but that seems pretty unlikely. The couple say they plan to sell the car on eBay for a "reasonable price."
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