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Top 10 Trouble Signs at a Dealership

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,059
edited December 2014 in General
imageTop 10 Trouble Signs at a Dealership

Having a good car buying experience means choosing the right dealership. But how do you know, at a glance, if a dealership is going to treat you well? We've compiled a list of tip-offs to help you spot the bad dealerships, so you can go elsewhere before you get too deep in the process. Of course, if you shop online you can minimize the dealership experience.

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  • richanddeadrichanddead Posts: 1
    edited September 16
    This is "advice" is horrible and will only serve to make the salesman and their managers so confused and angry they will be more interested in giving you a high price to "smash the maggot" and shake you off their salesperson then they will be to give you a great deal. Love the advice from #5 too, "When you tell them how much of a monthly payment you want..." LOL. The salesman wants you to focus on a monthly price too instead of the "out the door cost." This advice is horrible and only serves the salesman. Let me tell you, after you been completely rude and disruptive, and are making it apparent that you going to do everything to get a "steal", instead of a "fair deal" that salesman is going to do the same. They will just hold points, stretch out your term, and cut into your trade all while keeping your monthly price the same. Horrible advice to cling to a monthly price. Love #7 too, if the salesman brings over the big guy leave, lol. So in essence, once you've beaten down the salesman and he calls for a manager to see if he can move the needle at all, that is when you decide to leave. LOL it's like saying in baseball once you have loaded bases, quit the game because you should have got a point by then anyway. The salesman has a standard operating procedure called a "turn over" when he is not able to close a price he must bring in a manager for review. The manager will then accept or reject the deal because both side are real close to making one. If your not close to a deal often a manager won't even show up. You will be walking away when your about to get the deal you want.

    TL/DR: This is horrible advice from someone who obviously is not familiar with the car sales process. This advice will only serve to make you more distrustful of any car deal you sit down to even if it is a good deal and advises you to walk out when there are signs your going to get the price you want. Most likely so you can go back to Edmunds and click more because you think they're giving you great info when in reality they are taking any information you give them and selling it immediately for a high price to all the dealerships in the area.
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