USED CAR BUYERS BEWARE: Do not buy cars on Craigslist from EDWARD GARVIS of Kihei! He is a scam artist that illegally flips vehicles for a living selling problematical vehicles to unsuspecting buyers. He buys high mileage cheap vehicles with mechanical problems then rollback the odometer, do quick fixes, detail interior and exterior then advertise the vehicle as low mileage, no problems vehicle for triple the price. He always meets for test drives near Azeka shopping center. Once you buy a vehicle from him it’s almost impossible to contact him again because he hasn’t lived at the address listed on the vehicle registration(1002 South Kihei Rd) for over 10 years now and blocks your number from both of his phones show contact info
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We bought a Honda Pilot from him last year that broke down while driving home the same day. While driving 55mph on the highway transmission downshifted on its own causing car to come to an abrupt near stop almost getting hit from behind. Transmission problem was never discovered during test drive as he mentioned the gas light was on because he forgot to fuel up so we couldn’t go far. But I still bought it because I thought to myself someone with a beautiful house like the one pictured in the background of his postings must take care of their vehicles. Turns out it’s not his house, he just use the driveway to take the pics for his postings.
We ended up paying $3800 to replace the transmission and found out the odometer was rolled back by 200,000 miles. We filed a lawsuit against him and spent another $600 trying to locate him to get him served. We finally got him served by setting up a test drive for a vehicle he had for sale on CL. We took him to court and won a judgement of $2708 cost of a new transmission. But collecting on the judgement is another story as this clown has every excuse in the book from “check I mailed you got returned” to “I’ll send you a payment when I get back to the island in a few months” to “I’m dealing with medical issues so not sure when I can send you some money”. Yet he continues selling cars on Craigslist.
If you got scammed by this con-artist don’t hesitate to take him to court. This guy is taking advantage of people already strapped for money. He is running an illegal shady dishonest business scamming people in our community. Please share this info with your friends and family. Don’t take a chance buying anything from this clown! !
Update: This clown is still posting vehicles for sale on Craigslist but he has a new number show contact info
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