FAYETTEVILLE – A Fayette County
consumer is suing over a car dealer refusing to accept the return of a defective motor vehicle.
Saundra Adkins filed the suit May 16 in
Fayette Circuit Court against Prudence Used Auto Sales Inc. and Holly
Dilley, citing alleged fraud and breach of contract.
On Feb. 24, Adkins visited Prudence's
used automobile lot in Mount Hope to inquire about a 2006 Hummer, she claims, adding that she
took the vehicle for a test drive and discovered several flaws, which
she allegedly reported to the salesperson who told her that he
couldn't guarantee that the problems would be fixed. She left without
purchasing the vehicle, she says.
She contacted Prudence's main lot in
Oak Hill to tell them about the situation, she claims. Dilley allegedly told her
the vehicle would be repaired and to come to the lot on Feb. 26 to
purchase it. Adkins did so and drove the vehicle home, soon
thereafter discovering several other flaws, according to the
complaint. She returned the vehicle for repairs on eight separate
occasions in the first two months after the purchase, the suit says.
The last time she returned the vehicle,
the suit alleges, Adkins attempted to revoke the purchase agreement
and demanded her money back. Prudence continues to refuse to honor
her revocation of acceptance of the vehicle, according to the
In addition to a trial by jury, Adkins
seeks an order that Prudence return the money she has paid and retake
possession of the vehicle, damages, attorney fees and court costs,
and other relief the court deems just. Adkins is represented by Bren J.
Pomponio of Mountain State Justice Inc. in Charleston.
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