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We all know vehicles immediately lose some value the moment they're driven off dealership lots, but this situation involving a Lamborghini Huracan is something else entirely. According to CTV News, Montreal resident Calogera Caruso purchased a 2017 Huracan Spyder for his son from Lamborghini Montreal in July that year. Only a few days after buying the all-white Lambo, Caruso noticed it started to turn yellow. And now they've filed a lawsuit against the dealership.
Before doing so, however, they rightly asked for an explanation and were told by the dealership manager the white paint can look a bit yellow in the sun. Sounds reasonable enough and the Carusos parked the car the garage just in case. And yet, it still (allegedly) kept turning yellow.
The dealership offered to repaint it but Caruso refused concerned that it would diminish the residual value. Instead, they returned the car in August 2018 and still continue to make monthly payments on the mortgage taken out to pay for the car, along with insurance and registration costs. The dealer refuses to refund their money. The Lambo's total price came to $276,985 US ($350,000 CAD, plus taxes).
Buying the supercar was such an important thing for Caruso to do for his son he even re-mortgaged his house. It was his son's "dream to own such a luxury vehicle," the elder Caruso explained. Unfortunately, the ownership experience quickly turned into a "total nightmare."
It's unusual for a new car's exterior paint - especially that of a Lamborghini - to experience any change in color. Lamborghini, like any supercar company, considers each of its vehicles a piece of art, so it's a bit hard to see a subpar paint job happening. The father and son's lawsuit seeks the cost of the vehicle plus another $50,000 in damages because of the "stress and inconvenience and loss of workdays."