My wife and I went in to westside mitsubishi in late December 2010 and dealt with a salesman named chris hussein. He seemed to be a decent guy and we decided to purchase a 2009 endeavour from him for 27000 dollars which he assured us was a good price on a vehicle which they had received as a trade in.
Everything seemed to be going well until we were told that financing had been denied due to the fact that the 2009 endeavour was not listed in the black book and therefore would not be approved by any bank. i wondered how the previous owners had been able to obtain financing since no bank would touch this vehicle, and i decided to do a little bit of digging around.
I found out that legally the 2009 endeavour did not exist since all 2009's were just 2008's being called 09's by mitsubishi and had in fact all been owned by mitsubishi corporate. these rebranded 09's were nothing more than demos probably shitbagged by mitsubishi insiders and now being pawned off on an unsuspecting public. further, a search on autotrader.ca showed us that he had overcharged us by 3500 dollars compared to other dealerships in alberta.
we expressed our displeasure with what appeared to be sleazy tactics by this dealership but our slick little sales man assured us that he'd had no idea about the history of the endeavour and that we could trust him to find us something else. like idiots we put our faith in this douche bag again, and again he screwed us over.
He ended up selling us a 2010 outlander which he assured us had been "safetied" despite what we showed him were bald tires on the front. We became suspicious of this nest of vipers and ran a carproof check on the vehicle only to find that it was an ex-rental car. We would never have had anything to do with a rental car bought at auction and would have walked away from the whole thing if only we had known the truth.