Ex nay on the car.
I left on Friday after some more discussion with the salesman. It came down to the car having to be checked by their mechanic since it was bought at an auction and it just hit the dealership so their mechanics didn't look at it yet. After their mechanic would look at it we'd have our mechanic look at it, talk a little bit more about price and we'd be set.
Got the carfax for it, only had two owners and the car is a local car, been on the island all it's life. Two years ago it was in an accident with a fence so over the weekend I was doing some investigating. I drove all the way to Suffolk Police headquarters in Yaphank to get them look up the case number. I had the case number but they can only search by name. So now I have to go through the DMV which will be much more of a hassle then predicted. I had an idea the other day, where I come up with all my ideas and remembered the body shop was listed on the carfax. Today I call the body shop and they remembered! Mostly cosmetic damage, replaced power mirror, headlight, fixed scratches on bumper, no engine damage.
So the dealer says the car won't go in until Tuesday the latest and today I call them back to check on it. Here is the conversation:
Me: Hey this is Joe, I'm looking for Roosevelt?
Roosevelt: Hey how's it going?
Me: Not too bad. I was in their last week about the 2002 Mustang
GT, I wanted to see how it's doing.
R: Ohh, you're not going to believe this, the car was in an accident.
R: Yeah man, I'm really sorry. It was on it's way to the Ford dealership over on Old Country Rd. and it was in an accident. It was totaled.
M: Oh okay. Well thanks anyway.
R: If another '02 GT comes my way I'll give you a call.
M: OK, you have my number right? Take care.
R: Yes I do. You too.
So even though there is a Ford dealership literally right down the block from them it went to another one, however the original dealership closed down and this one is new and a branch of one that's on Old Country Rd. so they probably had a deal with that dealership or just used to them. Or it was just sold to someone who paid higher. I don't know if I totally believe him but at this point it doesn't matter. Either way it won't be in my driveway.
The search continues!