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Customers Sour on Car Lot Bankruptcy

(La Porte, IN) - A used car lot in La Porte has filed for bankruptcy. RCH AutoPlex opened in 2020 on Pine Lake Avenue on the city's north side.


The bankruptcy filing has resulted in posts on Facebook from customers worried about their car loans. Other customers' concerns in their posts include whether they'll receive title to their vehicles.


HTNN talked to a company representative who chose not to be identified. They said a Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection had been filed, but the company will continue to operate.


They said the idea behind the bankruptcy is to restructure debt, so the company remains in business and to protect customers. They expressed that nobody is being ripped off, customers with concerns are welcome to come to the car lot, and the situation will be fully explained.


However, Amanda Boyer of La Porte said her husband was told to "get the hell out of there" after going there yesterday to inquire about a refund on a lemon he purchased from the car lot. Boyer says her husband was promised his money back on his engine-knocking Dodge Ram 1500 he purchased there several weeks ago, but nothing was ever done. 


Boyer said she also had to take in another car she purchased from the same car lot. The car was fixed, but she hasn't received the title for the vehicle yet. 


According to Boyer, the warranty she purchased for $4,000 from the car lot turned out to be no good. Boyer was allegedly informed the car lot never sent her $4,000 to the warranty company. In addition, aftermarket parts installed on the vehicle's suspension before she purchased it canceled out the warranty.


Boyer cautions others from going through the same "mess" that she did. 

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