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    Dec 10, 2009 at 10:38 pm
    This first is from Member Golden Girl...I have to say this story is great! lmao image
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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.

     


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    Dec 12, 2009 at 7:34 pm
    Alright, here's my story. As soon as they came out, I just had to take a test drive in the new RS Camaro. I had already test drove the Challenger and the Mustang GT and used the same Tactic. The Tactic is my wife and I dress up in our best duds jump in her shiny new 2009 Mercedes Benz, roll up to the local dealer and get a test drive without the sales man in the car. This had worked at the Dodge and Ford dealers after we told them we did not feel comfortable test driving a car with the dealer because the constant facts, figures and features that they jam down your throat took away from the experience of the drive. Plus I told them I was leaving a brand new MB in their parking lot and would leave them the keys. Anyway, the Chevy dealer was not biting. My wife tells him it would be better if he stays. But he says it was there policy to have someone in the car for insurance reason. BS. I was getting PO'd, I'm figuring I've bought more new cars than this guy has sold. So, I said sure I'll give you a ride, and pick the biggest baddest RS they had and we all hoped in. Right away he starts in with his Blah, blah, blah..... Not even the sweet sound of the 6 liters could drowned him out. Being a local boy I knew the streets and pick the squirrelist road I could to check the handling. My wife knowing me oh so well, pulled her buckle tight grabbed the door bolster and off we went. We'll unknown to me dealer in the back seat had not buckled up. Well on one hairpin corner I decided to turn the traction control off and let her step out a little. Right after the turns there is a nice step down hill, I figured this was a nice combo. I hit the gas!!!!!!! As I was drifting around the hair pin I see this flash in the rear view mirror, not have time to think I hit the step down hard, the feeling of weightlessness still lingers and I see the same flash in the rearview. That's when we noticed the quiet! No more blahh, blahh, blahhh. And then the smell!!!! Seems the poor guys was flopping around the back seat of the car like a fish out of water. He didn't look good and asked if we could head back, because what we smelt was his lunch!!!! Once we got back the guy said he was sorry but he'd have to get his manager and he was not happy about the drive!!! That's when my wife said, I told you it would have been better that you stayed. The manager was furious when I told him that I didn't think I wanted to buy a new car that was puked in, and could I try the Blue one next!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

    Enjoy the pains of life as death has no such pleasures

    Edited Dec 13, 2009 at 9:39 am


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    Dec 12, 2009 at 7:44 pm
    LMAO...That is just awesome!
    To get some cheese-dick pukin in the back seat...OMG what a riot!
    So I am guessing the blue drive didn't happen?
    Oh this is just a great one for sure...I think this is a first as well!
    Well done on the test drive!
    It seems that Chevy is the cornerstone of the Have to go with you on the test drive!
    Cheers
    Rich

     


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    Dec 12, 2009 at 10:05 pm
    Quote:
    Originally posted by SilverSharkTA  LMAO...That is just awesome!
    To get some cheese-dick pukin in the back seat...OMG what a riot!
    So I am guessing the blue drive didn't happen?
    Oh this is just a great one for sure...I think this is a first as well!
    Well done on the test drive!
    It seems that Chevy is the cornerstone of the Have to go with you on the test drive!
    Cheers
    Rich


    Yeah, it was a legendary moment! I'm not expecting a X-mas card from them this year!!!!! As for the blue one, I figured I was pushing my luck, but at $42k you would figure a company that's going bankrupt would work with ya, but after whole vomit issue they weren't to interested. I'm leaning towards an Audi A5 now. Maybe there salesman will fear better. Thanks Dave

     

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    Dec 13, 2009 at 1:11 am
    At 42K there are some really nice rides out there...with out the poly-yuckster in the back seat!

    I took a Challenger for a rip...Impressive!
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    Dec 13, 2009 at 9:29 am
    Quote:
    Originally posted by SilverSharkTA  At 42K there are some really nice rides out there...with out the poly-yuckster in the back seat!

    I took a Challenger for a rip...Impressive!
    Cheers
    Rich


    I agree Rich I loved the Challenger, the only problem I had with it was the Interior! Looked and felt like a Chrysler 300, not the sporty Challenger interior of yesteryear! But as you said, with the traction control off it was a real smoker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    DAVE

     

    Enjoy the pains of life as death has no such pleasures

    Edited Dec 13, 2009 at 9:30 am


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    Dec 13, 2009 at 11:46 am
    Yea I have to agree with you there...the Challenger I took for a rip had kind of a micro inset...I think the biggest visual disappointment, The Rims! Those things are just ugly!
    I think for that kind of coin...at least put on some sweet rims!
    That was the first thing I noticed...and went uhhhh.
    If i was going to purchase one, new wheels would be in the deal before the ink dries!
    Cheers
    Rich

     


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