This is totally true. Sure the sign on the car may say 14k, but this is how dealerships work. They prey on your ignorance to keep the price down on the trade-in and now they will prey on the ignorance of the next buyer to keep the price UP. This is how they make profit, and honestly, legally, there is nothing wrong with it. Personally, I feel I could probably make a good paycheck as a car salesman, but the ethical stances I would have to take prevent me from doing so. It's just a very dishonest field with only money as the motivating factor. Like NT2SHBBY said, if you didn't want dishonesty, you shouldn't have gone to a dealer.back in 1999 I brought my brand new Chevy Blazer into a local chevy dealer for service. I bought it at a dealer 50 miles further away than the local one. As soon as I drove in they gave me **** about servicing a vehicle they did not sell me.
I immediately hopped out of my truck and gave them some "NYer attitude" lol.....I told them they could take my truck and shove it up their asses for all I care. I just wanted it serviced under warranty. I said "So you're telling me you won't service a truck that YOUR COMPANY made?... Perhaps I should call up GM and see what their thoughts are behind this."
Less than 5min later, they pulled her in.
BOTTOMLINE...a dealership can't refuse to service a car they didn't sell you. THEY CAN HOWEVER, refuse to give u a loaner.
but as for your complaining about the trade in and their lies.....if you didn't want lies, you shouldn't have bought the car at a dealer.
Just think about commission here. Depending on how they divvy up the cash to their salesman, that could have been $300 in hard cash for the salesman... and if I can get $300 for a few hours of work, I'd try hard as well.I agree with everything you guys are saying. And fully understand the dealer bad rep.
I just can't over that this particular dealer is so greedy they felt the need to lie and squeeze me out of $300 more dollars knowing full well they were going to keep my car and sell it for 4-5K profit.
I wouldn't even be mad if they would have just gave me a firm $9800 offer for my car and flat out told me they were going to try and sell it for 15k. I still would have done the deal.
The fact that went this far to make $5300 off me instead of $5000 goes way beyond simple "dishonesty" IMO.
so you're saying you either stole your car, or got it given to you???Wait a second, I had to re-read your OP. A car dealership ACTUALLY lied to you and tried to take advantage of you with your trade-in??????
Wow! I am shocked! I don't think this has ever happened before to anyone. Why do you think they are called stealerships. Screwing over customers is a daily sport for them.
I'm with you - and in America yet!Wait a second, I had to re-read your OP. A car dealership ACTUALLY lied to you and tried to take advantage of you with your trade-in??????
Wow! I am shocked! I don't think this has ever happened before to anyone.
so you're saying you either stole your car, or got it given to you???
Just think about commission here. Depending on how they divvy up the cash to their salesman, that could have been $300 in hard cash for the salesman... and if I can get $300 for a few hours of work, I'd try hard as well.
Okay, so the salesman probably engaged in a little storytelling while negotiating your trade allowance. Or maybe they really did intend to sell it to another dealer, and it fell through. That happens. Also, just because they stuck a sign in the window doesn't mean they will get that price. They will get much less, after doing the safety check, possibly fixing a few items, paying interest while it sits in inventory, and paying a salesman to sell it. And then - gasp - they might actually make a profit for the owner, who took the risk of buying your Chrysler with no guarantees from you, and who also probably mortgaged his home to build the dealership and employ all those people.
Yes, I used to work in the car business... and no, you should not be mad at your dealer. Just enjoy your Sonata
at least we're all in the same sinking korean made boatNo, I got ripped off at the stealership, just like the rest of you. All I am saying is don't be shocked when you go to a dealership and they try to pull one over on you.
The dealer has to prep your Car and/or detail it depending on the condition it was in when traded. They then have to warranty your unknown vehicle to the purchaser for atleast 30 days here in Virginia. And try to make a profit. As many already said, why do you make it seem like you're a victim of lies and manipulation when that is not true at all? Sounds to me like sour grapes and or buyers/sellers remorse.