SHELBY GT 350 Member
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Central Massachusetts
Hopefully not an issue, but you never know what they might do to get out of the warranty if there is a big claim ; "you modified the car so we are not responsible" is a good "out" for them. Read the warranty, I bet there is something in there about that.
I think you should get the dealer to document the mods, so they cannot claim that they were done by you after they sold you the car. That may be easier said than done; I had a similar issue when I bought my car and found out that it had been tuned -- first they tried to deny it, then they said it did not matter, so I said "ok, then give me something in writing that says that you will cover the warranty regardless of any tunes or modifications" . . . which they did reluctantly, but they worded it vaguely so it could be subject to argument if it ever came up.
The unknown tune is another difficult issue. Unfortunately you do not have the factory tune, and I think that will be a problem if you try to get your own tuner / tunes. You could talk with Bama or Brenspeed about that -- to find out if it is a problem that you do not have access to the original factory tune.
It would be great if the dealer would put you in touch with the original owner so you could find out about the tune, but they probably will claim "privacy" and refuse to do it.
I went through this with my car and it was very annoying. But the good news is, in the end I have a great car with no problems so far.
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Last edited by JBert; 05-22-2012 at 06:30 PM.