I was looking at a used Panamera the other day. The dealer plopped this 3 page questionnaire in front of me and said we’ll go look at the car after it was filled out. I pushed it away and politely said “no thanks.” (3 pages?? work info, income history, kids ages, married divorced, fuck off) Anyways we looked at the… Read more
IMHO asking for a quote for a new car should be pretty straightforward. Either you want to sell for this price, or not. So if you cannot put that price in writing, in an email or a text message then ... what are you trying to do ? Cheat people ?
For second hand cars, sure, you might want to have some room for… Read more
My wife was looking at a beetle at our local VW dealership a few years ago. Casual stuff, but we were interested in their OTD price on a particular vehicle they had on the lot. I was extremely clear we weren’t buying that day, but wanted a clear picture of that option. Instead of providing a simple number, the idiot… Read more
I know. I was looking at a CR-V, found one online I liked, dealer in state. Dealer website said fill out form to get price. I did. They contacted me at least 10 times, and every time didn’t provide a price. Every time they asked what they needed to do to make the deal happen. Every time I replied (to the effect… Read more
You seem to be going through an awful lot of words to defend a shitty business model. Buyers didn’t create this necessity for back and forth - the dealerships did. Keep defending it all you want, there is absolutely nothing unique to cars that demands this arcane type of bullshit back and forth and shroud of mystery… Read more
And also, I’m not talking a hundred bucks here, I’m talking 500-1000. Less than that but I like you better? Sure.
For 1), that's. It going to happen every time. You'll have in the lot for longer you'll be more willing to move, or more of one in stock. Unless it does happen every time, and then why should you succeed as a business if someone can do the same thing for cheaper? And yes, I do mean same, I'm not expecting price… Read more
I understand not wanting to contaminate the car, but you’re on the opposite pole of crazy here. There’s not a chance in hell I’d ever agree numbers on something I haven’t driven and nor should anyone else. My contaminating it is easily mitigated: spray it with Lysol when I’m done and air it out for a couple hours.
Same thing happened to me when trying to buy son a Mazda3 from Subaru of a certain town where the Raiders used to play. The sales person said they only conduct negotiations in person. I told her I was only interested in the out the door price and also if she was aware that there was a pandemic. She replied that they… Read more