Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: las vegas
Car Year & Model: 2001 audi s4 avant
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So, i bought my 2018 gla 45 on 25 jan from carmax. i thought it had been modded and questioned the sales and service people there. they assured me it was not. the car had great power and acceleration.
while doing paperwork on the sale, i asked for a copy of the title. i contacted the previous owner by snail mail. he called me about 3 weeks later and told me he had put a renntech tune and downpipe on it. it ran great, so i really did not care too much. I told carmax and they said not to worry, they later said they contacted the dealer and they said they would still cover it.
however, i got a CEL for p0420 in early march. it went out before i could get it to the dealer. i got the code again 2 weeks ago. i took it to the dealer and now, of course, they discovered it is modded and they will not cover.
today, carmax says they will pay mercedes to convert back to stock. my problem is that i bought the car based on the way it drove with those mods. I love the car, but don't see it as being nearly as powerful.
The big question is, do i keep it unmodded and less powerful, or get them to buy it back for my same purchase price and taxes??? I'm not sure how much of a battle that will be.