Am I the only person who enjoys watching a dealer sweat for his money? I'll probably buy the car but like to be memorable!
Well, here in Italy dealers act in a totally different way for new cars and used ones. It's more interesting looking dealers try to describe the new models, always as the most revolutionary one even if it's just a restyling. They try to convince you in a way that I find often comical.
The used car market is quite different, the dealers seem to care only about looking honest, especially for cars worth more than a couple of thousands €, if you become suspicious the begin swearing that the service history are not false, the km shown are real, etc. They assume that if you are courageous enough to buy used a car spending serious money you know all about the car specs and features.
Come to that many classic car owners hardly use their vehicles at all, which is pretty much just as bad. My last CLASSIC was over 25 years old & hadn't done more than 8 miles in a day for 7 years. I picked it up & drove it home withjout problem all the way to Exeter. The vendor thought I was mad, but it took me to Spain & Portgual with nothing more than a tweak to the idle.
There should b e a law against wasting classics & leaving them unused in a garage!
Well done for persevering! I gave up after a few years. Without doubt the most unprofessional industry I have ever encountered. What's more, there has been double digit inflation in recent times. Rocket ship prices for garden shed technology. Forget it!!
If you want to see someone sweat just try asking for a test drive from a classic car dealer. Most of these idiots seem to think that old cars are to be seen and not heard! One guy even insisted I pay a deposit beforehand!
I think you're giving him a good grounding for his career in the cut and thrust world of car sales .
I wouldn't have said so. Perhaps he had preconceptions that it took him a while to get around. If the garage is any good they'll be happy to provide the info and he'll be more prepared next time.
Is this the 330d/i?
Honda CR-V ES 2.2 i-DTEC/Citroen DS3 1.6 VTi DStyle Plus
Really naughty Lady Godiva.
I thought Lady Godiva was a gay opera singer of sorts. A bit like Kate Middleton, the Essex girl. William is always smiling. Used car dealers are champions of the world. Respect is due.
Well I would never guess what your occupation is, at least until there is a review of resources!
Respect needs to be earned, and my own experience (Cooper BMW in Croydon) is such that I would avoid them at all costs in the future.
The "salestw*t" had no credit on his mobile, thought the fact that the BMW badge opened the bootlid on a 2007 model was wonderful (my 2000 Seat Leon did this) and actually managed to bring the wrong car down to meet me when I collected it. He also had the carpet mats in a bag in his hand and I had to wait while he put half a tank (what is wrong with a full tank when the car cost over £20K) of diesel in it.
Anyway based upon that you know where your respect is due to be stuck!!
To quote Matsoc,
"They assume that if you are courageous enough to buy used a car spending serious money you know all about the car specs and features"
Well if you do not know all about the car specs and features maybe you should not be so courageous in the first place.
Caveat emptor and all that other Latin nonsense still applies at the end of the day!