Update by user May 21, 2012
There were two who responded to my post. My AC was fixed the same day I bought it.
Secondly, you can\'t attack someone who had no idea the CATALYTIC CONVERTER was about to go, INSTRUMENT CLUSTER shorted out or STRUTS or REAR DRUMS were that worn out. I am not a mechanic. How would I know these things were going to happen in three days? So I am the bad guy ?
You both must have voted for Obama and are crooks just as much as those at DRIVETIME!!!
Go attack someone else. God bless
Original review posted by user May 19, 2012
I bought a 2003 Ford Focus ZX 3 with 67, 589 miles at time of purchase ( 5/5/11 ). Two days after my purchase, the check engine light came on, needed new catalytic converter.
In November 2012 I needed a new instrument cluster. March 2012, new front struts, then in April 2012, my rear drums needed replacement. My drums were so bad and rusted, I was told by my machanic that I was basically braking just with my fronts. I have barely hit 2,500 miles in my car because I am so close to work, home and church.
Rear drums do not get that bad in less than a year. I have spent nearly $ 1,500 just in 12 months on this car. They claim to do a thorough check, but they don't. I or someone else could have been seriously injured because my drums were so bad.
Even on the day I purchased this car, the AC did not even work. This car is so unreliable that I am afraid to take trips more than 100 miles because I am concerned about the car breaking down.
Drivetime does not care about anyone, they are just loan sharks waiting to prey on innocent people who are trying to establish their credit and built trust to other creditors and so on. I will never recommend Drivetime to family or freinds.