• fb_100000012264480 avatar Norman Posted: 7/9/2012 3:11pm PDT

    Saw a car I liked at a car dealership my son was less than fond of. We lifted the hood to discover a missing master cylinder cap. That just made his misgivings more legitamate. We went to another dealer and found a car we were very pleased with, so we bought it. One month or so later, the first dealer bought out the dealer who sold me the new car. The joke was on me. Much to his credit, the buyer has created a very good service experience. I'm still not sure, however, that I would want to buy from him.

  • Mr. Nuts avatar Mr. Nuts Posted: 7/9/2012 8:14am PDT

    Stuff like this is kind of pointless. For example, if I already did my research, the last thing I want is a walkaround of the car.

    Personally, I'd like to see data surrounding the negotiation process. Did the dealer try to tack on an additional markup? Aggressively upsell non-factory items ranging from aftermarket wheels and tires to useless paint and interior protection packages? Was it fair with an initial offer on the purchase price of the car and a trade if there was one?

    Dealers are dealers. Some see their job as separating you from as much of your money as possible. Some are nice about it with walkarounds first. Others try blunt force trauma. Either way, they're all cut from the same cloth.

  • USAFANG67 avatar USAFANG67 Posted: 7/9/2012 11:36am PDT

    "Either way, they're all cut from the same cloth".

    They have to be if they choose this profession and or want to keep their job. Just like our politicians :-)