Aaron F. Stone on Facebook
a year ago
12/06/2020, 01:10 AM
I found a certified pre owned Volkswagen Jetta with an attractive price listed on their website, and after discussing with a salesman, I found out that the cash price (on the vehicle page, select "Show Payment Options" > payment type: cash) didn't match what they would sell it to me for, and I would be paying over $1,000 extra because I wasn't using their in-house financing. I know of that practice, but I don't understand why the website would give me a cash price when paying with cash wouldn't reflect that price... I tried explaining to the salesman that I already received a pre-approval loan from my financial institution (which required a hard inquiry) multiple times and he kept insisting on me checking out their financing options. I get it, salespeople are pushy, but they shouldn't be trying to push me into changing my financial decisions. Lastly, the car's CARFAX report listed it as a one owner vehicle, which is technically true, but it was actually used by the dealership as a loaner vehicle which makes it practically a rental car, which I was trying to avoid.
The CARFAX report also listed the car as having damage, but the salesman had absolutely no idea what happened nor did he attempt to find anything out (remember, the car was owned by them) and there was some significant damage to the car which he was trying to pass of as "something I can fix" and "he knows a guy", but he did say that the accident was reported to the insurance company (but why not fixed..?) I'm sure the boilerplate "we are the best dealership in the area/region/state/country" that the salesman told me is weightless, and I feel that there is nothing to back that claim up.