IRATE: Angry customers turned up at Volks Auto yesterday afternoon to demand their money back.

40 car buyers look for missing dealer in showroom showdown: 'This is worse than Jover Chew'

An angry crowd of around 30 customers gathered outside a car dealership in MacPherson Road yesterday afternoon to demand their money back.

They believe they had been conned of their downpayments for their new cars - between $20,000 and $40,000 each - by the director of Volks Auto, a parallel importer.

Said Mr Kenny Lim, 36, who paid a $37,000 deposit for a Honda Vezel S meant as a gift for his father: "I almost wanted to smash the glass down to get in."

At $108,000, including a certificate of entitlement for the car, it was a bargain.

The same car usually went for $130,000 at other parallel importers.

Said another angry buyer: "Jover Chew is nothing compared to this."

Read the full report in our print edition on Dec 16.

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