Car dealerships AGHHHH

Discussion in 'Credit Talk' started by molly, Apr 29, 2001.

  1. molly

    molly Well-Known Member

    Went to get a new car today and spent 2 1/2 hours haggling with the dealers. I walked out on the first guy because he pissed me off. I stormed all the way past he used cars and then through the new cars with every single salesman starting at me. Then just as I was putting my car into reverse the manager came running out waving his arms at me. I then rolled down my window and he asked me why I stormed out, what happened? I told him I thought the salesman was full of s#*t and then he tried to calm me down, I went back inside. ANd after all that we finally come to an agreement and then the manager notices that my drivers license expired on my birthday which was the first of April. I never received anything from the DMV and I know they have my correct address. Can you believe it? The good thing is tomorrow I am taking off work and getting it all taken car of. Just had to vent, thanks.
  2. Kelly

    Kelly Well-Known Member

    that soooo sucks - good luck tomorrow


    GEORGE Well-Known Member

    The DMV in COLORADO does not notify you...they said it is your JOB to know.

    They are thinking of easy renewals for "NO TICKET PEOPLE"...SEND THIS PAPER
  4. DaveLV

    DaveLV Well-Known Member

    Thanks for reminding me to look at mine. It expires this year.
  5. AnnMarie

    AnnMarie Well-Known Member

    My license is good till I'm it when I was 21, I'm now 29. I think you're supposed to go in every 12 years for a photo update if you don't get any tickets.....

    I live in Arizona, the license costs $25.00
  6. Kelly

    Kelly Well-Known Member

    wow - we renew every four years - and take a sight and hearing exam


    GEORGE Well-Known Member

    sight fine...
  8. jonesing

    jonesing Well-Known Member

    I was with a friend (female) who was car shopping last year--she read one of those buying guides that said to bring a friend as a "distraction" to the sales weenie. We went to about 4 or 5 dealerships and they all made one of two fatal mistakes: they either talked to me because, well, the little lady wouldn't know about things like horsepower, engine size etc--she'll like this lighted vanity mirror; and this was after I told the guy twice to talk to her, not me; the other fatal error was the snobby treatment she got because she looks all of 19 instead of running her own business at 26. Anyway I suggested she try the Internet. So she used Autobytel and specified her vehicle requirements. Three hours later she gets a phone call from a rep at one of the vanity mirror dealerships! The offered price was excellent but she told the rep (female) she was leary of that dealership due to their attitude. The rep apologized profusely and begged her to come on by.

    So, we went back a few days later and she met the rep, the owner of the dealership, and the head guy over the whole automall complex! There was one more person there--the sales goon who humbled himself in front of the big bosses and then left. She got the car, a free 5-year extended warranty, free oil & lubes for 5 years, 3 years of AAA, free state & saftey inspections for 3 years and free window tinting! I think I'll take her with me the next time I buy a car :)
  9. molly

    molly Well-Known Member

    I went by myself because I knew they would talk to the guy instead of me. I once had to take a guy with me to talk to a mechanic that was giving me the runaround and he talked to him. I thought it was just because he was 6'2" and I am just a little thing. But then someone else told me the reason.

    I also didn't want to be embarrassed if they made a big deal out of my credit. I am sure it will all work out. I transferred schools so I need something that I can trust.
  10. Jim

    Jim Well-Known Member

    Did you not use auto club pricing????
  11. sam

    sam Well-Known Member

    always use the online services, they essentially bypass the sales people and most internet sales folks are the "FLEET MANAGER's". These guys don't get commission on sales of individual vehicles, more so they get commission on QTY moved every month.

    In our case it was a VW Jetta, which are in pretty high demand. Especially the high end models (vr6,weather/leather etc). I played two internet managers against each others' quote and got invoice+$500 which is pretty good for the car(there was only one of these models that suited our exact needs, so each dealer was selling the same car to us!).

    Don't ever deal with direct sales folks, they have to charge commission to make their payroll.
  12. tareco

    tareco Well-Known Member

    Re: Car dealerships AGHHHH--to Sam

    I'm in the market for a Jetta. Can ou tell me which online services you used?

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