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Old 09-11-2006, 11:47 AM   #31
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That skanky dealer called my husband on saturday and said somebody was coming to look @ the caddy in 10 minutes, but if we gave him a credit card that he could get $100 he'd tell them it was sold.

We told him to jump in a lake and we'll check with him later this week after running our truck thru the auction (high bid last week was $4700 at a dealer auction...we may let it go for that....we've had it for sale for over 6 months.)

He said we would miss out on the Caddy in that case.

It'* still sitting on his lot.

I'm in no hurry to get a newer car. I'll wait until the right car, dealer, and timing.
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Old 09-11-2006, 01:43 PM   #32
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I'd go back to the skanky dealer and tell him that he is the type of salesman that give All Used Car Dealers a bad name. I wouldn't buy a car from him if it was the last car on the lot.
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Much as it pains me to say this, he'* probably throwing more crap than usual because you're female. This guy'* a dick, and that'* a standard thing with dick used car salesman. If this is a big dealership, I'd go to his manager and let him know that the guy just turned you off of a sale with his tactics.
Not only will the sales guy be in trouble, but you may get a whacking big cut off the price of the car...
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Best thing I did when getting a new (used) car for my wife, was to say "no" to the cars that weren't right, visited enough dealers to get *one* good one, who took the list of what we were looking for and had their buyer get one at a dealer auction with us in mind, then called us when it came it. It was indeed the perfect car, and the price was great too. Talk about instant sale.

Bottom line: There'* better cars out there. You have to tell yourself this over and over, because when you know what you want, it can look like nobody has it. But it'* out there somewhere. Make good use of the Internet and find the right car. It'* out there.
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That skanky dealer called my husband on saturday and said somebody was coming to look @ the caddy in 10 minutes, but if we gave him a credit card that he could get $100 he'd tell them it was sold.

We told him to jump in a lake and we'll check with him later this week after running our truck thru the auction (high bid last week was $4700 at a dealer auction...we may let it go for that....we've had it for sale for over 6 months.)

He said we would miss out on the Caddy in that case.

It'* still sitting on his lot.

I'm in no hurry to get a newer car. I'll wait until the right car, dealer, and timing.
I think this salesman got his tactics from an episode of the Simpsons! You're husband doesn't work at a nuclear power plant, does he? LOL! Just kidding. Unfortunately Homer Simpson took the bait and signed on the dotted line. You, on the other hand, did the right thing and walked away laughing. If you like the Caddy, watch the lot for a period of time. If it'* still there in 2 or 3 weeks, you have some great bargaining power. Just make sure you go over this car with a fine-tooth comb. Your best weapon against salesmen is to not fall in love with the product they're trying to sell you. Don't be afraid to walk away. It'* YOUR money, and there'* almost always a better deal to be had if you're patient.

"Somebody'* coming to buy the car in 10 minutes..." That'* rich.
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As far as I care I'm done with the Caddy and that dealer. Its still on the lot, unmoved...let it stay there.

We are going to go look at an 01 Aurora 4.0 sometime this week, its located about an hour away. 80K, I think its priced at $8500 or so.....

I know if I wanted to spend a little more I could be looking at cars in a little higher league...but as you all have said, the right one WILL come along!
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For kicks, you should go back to the dealer and tell him you have the same version of price that he has with time. You'll be willing to scale the asking price of the Caddy down in money by the same factor you'd need to scale down the actual amount of time it'* been on the lot since he said it was being sold in 10 minutes.

Example: 2 days : 10 minutes = 288 : 1.
Asking price: $8500 / 288 = $29.50.

Fair is fair, right?
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For kicks, you should go back to the dealer and tell him you have the same version of price that he has with time. You'll be willing to scale the asking price of the Caddy down in money by the same factor you'd need to scale down the actual amount of time it'* been on the lot since he said it was being sold in 10 minutes.
Don't even _think_ about dealing with that outfit for _anything_ beyond buying a car outright, assuming you're going to do all your own maintenance and repairs (or at least take it elsewhere for repairs). You would _never_ get decent warranty work from them.

Frankly, from all I've read about them in this thread, I think you'd have to be out of your mind to do any business dealings with them at all. Their record with the Better Business Bureau is probably a mile long.

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Ok...here we go once again. Last night I test drove a '94 Trans Am. We liked it, but all in all, I'm not looking for a trans am. But on the test drive, we went past a 2001 SSEi parked on the side of the road for sale. Black, swoopies, HUD, heater leather, sunroof, very nice shape...the better-looking twin of the first black SSEi with the 103k. This one has 93k and the guy is asking $9900/offer. We havent driven it yet but plan to tonight or tomorrow, so we'll see what this car is all about.

I'm bored at work and made a list of all the cars we've looked at trying to find "the one":

1999 Blazer LT
1998 Tahoe LS
(2) 1999 Tahoe LT'*
(2) 2001 SSEi'*
2002 SLE
2003 Bonnie SE
2000 Escalade
1999 Seville STS
1994 Trans Am
and this weekend we are going to look at that 2001 Aurora 4.0


CRIPES why the crap cant I find one I like?!?!?!?!
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Don't worry, it will come along. I started searching in April for a car. I planned on taking my time to find the right deal since my Cutlass runs fine, but once I really started wanting to find one (mainly because my air went out) I just couldn't. I drove several cars (Lincoln LS, Chrysler 300M'*, Olds Aurora) not finding what I wanted mainly because they were all less than stellar in the scratch/dent department. Finally I found the Bonneville, which I really wasn't even thinking that much about, and after seeing the great black paint and a nice ride; I had found it (four months later).
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