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#1954 of 3783 (aptia) Rude Saturn ...!!? Gosh NO !
Oct 06, 2002 (6:47 am)
-Sorry that you had an ' off ' sales person.
-I am not sure that he/she intended to insult you. I know from the media that zero/zero is only for the top credit scorers and that auto folk don't tell you that until you come ' visit '. (Suzy Ormon Show this week had a bit about it too).
-But, in the endless chats that I have had with my "Saturn Girl", (no sexism intended), I got the impression that they work very hard for their customers, bad credit or not. They don't care and they don't judge. It's the REAL WORLD.
-I mean, the ultimate goal is to get you into a car which is what you want and credit in this country is such a ' game ' ' and one which we "little folks" don't control.
-All sorts of folks come thru their doors and it would be unrealistic to assume that you had great credit. Alot of folks don't and it's often because of some ' blip ' miscommunication. (And it doesn't mean that you are a bad person!!)
-Zero/Zero is also a BIG DEAL , hence the waxing on about it. Firstly, (NY Times), the auto folks had their first bad month in September after a year of growth with the great incentives. GM's is probably due to cancelling zero/zero). It's also a big deal because it now includes the 2002 & 2003 VUEs which it didn't previously and they really want to make up for last month.
-I'm just grateful that my three month wait for my Blue VUE means I can get zero/zero. Makes a big difference to my projected monthlys.
-Don't be put off. Just pretend you had an off day at the Post Office.
... oh! And the Sports Package ... I would be nervous about waiting. Also, zero/zero expires 10/31/02.
-Delivery Charge is included so may not be shown. ie:- Their sales base price on the sticker already includes the delivery.
-What you will see:-
2)Your add-ons if any
4)DOC & Registration fee ... (mine is $184 for NJ and I'm keeping the old vehicle and not exchanging license plates)
5)Minus your down payment
6)Final Total ... end of story.
-Relax. Saturn doesn't play games like the other guys.
-Good luck. Keep us POSTed.
Oct 06, 2002 (11:24 am)
Thanks for all the info. I appreciate you help.
The sales lady probably didn't intend to offend. But, I do think that she could have acknowledged that one needs fairly perfect credit to get 0% financing. So, it's logical on my part to not expect the rate (especially if I'm ordering and looking for a December purchase). It's my understanding that most credit ratings below an A (and even some A's) won't qualify for zero percent.
As for the Sport Package, I've gotten over my initial concern. I'll keep tabs on when new vehicles are allocated to the dealership.
#1956 of 3783 14,000 Miles (7 months) and a new problem
Oct 06, 2002 (8:14 pm)
Finally a reason to post. I have a new gremlin, the horn has started honking on its own. The car can be parked, running, stopped, doesn't seem to matter. If I hit the steering wheel it stops. I ended up pulling the 15A fuse for the horn to get around the problem. Now, the service wrench light is illuminated. I think it is related to the missing fuse. Anyone else have this problem?
Other things I have noticed: a thunk when engaging the clutch (doesn't appear to be suspension, the headliner around the sunroof rattling, the right rear speaker [still] rattles (they replaced the wrong speaker last time, and the suspension still seems to have that annoying squeak.
Just thought I would post the problem. Eric
Oct 07, 2002 (6:35 am)
Jeff, you could have let that one about the Suzuki plant in Toronto go by ... I caught it too but I figured to someone in the US, a plant 1 hour outside the city is close enough to Toronto to call it that.
I am just glad they realize that we don't live in igloos and that it is not a plant that builds dog sleds.
Oct 07, 2002 (7:25 am)
No igloos? Next you'll be telling us Thanksgiving is next week or some other crazy thing!
Be careful not to run over any penguins on your way home from work tonight....
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Oct 07, 2002 (7:53 am)
Yeah, I'll have to be careful. I don't think the VUE has that much clearance.
Oct 07, 2002 (12:44 pm)
Actually I killed a penguin last week as I was driving over to my buddy's house with some maple syrup donuts and a 2-4 of Molsons eh! What a hoser I am!
#1963 of 3783 re:- Oh ! Canada ...
Oct 10, 2002 (7:08 am)
(mspeal et el )
... yeah, yeah, yeah ...
-Like we have never been to Canada ! Hey, I've been to Winnipeg in March !! Beat that ! My longest, most loyal customer is Canadian ... so we love you folks !!
-I bet I was the only 'Yankee" that was "gob smacked" , (read dropped jawed), and embarrassed when I first saw Robin Williams do his sing n dance number, "Blame Canada", funny that it was.
re:- The "girls" ...
-10/10 is "D" day today. Or "V" day. The "late Miss Vivienne VUE" is schedule to arrive in English Creek today.
-My "Saturn Girl" is off today, but she is going to call in and call me if it actually happens ... five months to the day when I first walked into Saturn. I'll go visit tomorrow first thing.
-It's their first Blue. It may be the only Blue on the truck.
-I'll try and POST a pic somewhere for 'you guys' to see.
re:-Dog Fights ...
-I think there was almost a 'duking' out amoungst my 'Saturn girl' and another sales person over the Orange/Blue VUE thang.
-It appears that the original Orange "Miss Penny" with the Sunroof/ABS that I wanted was ordered for me/stock and has been sitting on the lot for a few weeks. Another sales person had a customer that wanted the same list of 'stuff' that I wanted and didn't care about color.
-My Saturn person wanted to have both cars available tomorrow so that I could decide Blue or Orange. Of course, the other sales person wanted to just close the deal even though her customer was cool about waiting three days and having the decision made for her. All hell broke loose !!!
-Boy, it's great to have someone so loyal and looking after me. I am not sure how it resolved, if it did, but I will wait for an Orange if the Blue is plain or not my style and "Miss Penny" is sold off.
-Can't believe it's finally happening. Oh, what a long, dry Summer this has been.
Later cyber friends ...