This first is from Member Golden Girl...I have to say this story is great!
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:25 pm (3 hours ago)
This subject should generate a lot of good comments!
Here's my "fun" dealership story. A few years ago we decided it was time to retire my daily driver Caddy to part-time use, it had over 130K miles and I had a long commute to a tiny garage space down in the city. Decided to buy a new Monte Carlo; smaller, better gas mileage and racy! We did all the research, I knew exactly what I wanted so hubby said, go pick it out after work and we'll do the deal. My son and I carpooled so we stopped at the local Chevy dealer to test drive a Monte Carlo.
The sales guy seriously had on a powder blue suit that was left over from the 80s. He gave me that look up and down that all females here will understand and then went and got the keys for a test drive.
He insisted on driving the car off the lot because it was crowded. He then proceed to drive me and my son around for 15 mins while he explained all the features to me (this is how the windshield wipers work). I finally said that I wanted to drive the car if I was going to buy it. He pulled into a high school parking lot and made me drive there instead of on the street. He also opened the trunk and physically GOT INTO IT to show us how large it was.
We went back to the dealership (him driving) and parked next to a new Malibu. My son pointed out that the Malibu was smaller than the Monte Carlo and might fit better in the parking garage at work. Had I considered that? I hadn't so I asked the sales guy if I could drive the Malibu.
This was when he suggested that I should go home and get my husband. I didn't even answer him. Went inside to report him to a manager. Found some guy who said he was a manager and when I told him about the other guy's comment, all he said was, "Is your husband going to be on the title?" and when I said "yes" he said "well, what's the problem then?" I told him the problem was I wasn't going to buy a car from his dealership.
Losers! don't know what it was about me that made him think 1-that I couldn't be trusted to drive a car and 2-that I couldn't afford to purchase any car on his lot out-right without a co-sign from my husband. My son and I were in business suits. I was there to purchase a car and they literally turned cold hard cash away.
The next morning we went to the local Pontiac dealer and purchased my Grand Prix.