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#244 of 375 i think i overpaid
Nov 30, 2005 (12:44 am)
bougth a 2006 rsx type s about a month ago at mike harveys acura in burlingame near south san francisco. paid 27,500 after taxes. this was before i found this site. the sales person was a female but could not remember her name. i now realized that she lied to me in order to make the sale. i told her that this was my first time purchasing a vehicle and she used my naiveness to take advantage. she said that i was only paying 500 over invoice, but now that i think about it, i think i problably paid more than 2500 over invoice. she also tricked me into buying acura's extended warranty for 2500 dollars. she said it only cost 2000, but after i went home and looked through the paper work, i was actually charged 2500 for the warranty. she also told me that insurance for this vehicle is very cheap for this vehicle,she said that it would only cost 150 dollars a month for full coverage. i am now paying 500 dollars a month. i have a clean driving record with over four years of experience. it seems like this dealership is very manipulative and will even lie to you in order to make a sale. if you are thinking of buying a car in the bay area, i highly advise that you do not buy any of your vehicles from mike harvey acura in burlingame because of their manipulative sales people.
#245 of 375 Re: i think i overpaid [dridmang]
Nov 30, 2005 (7:45 am)
Whoa! So sorry to hear you had such a hard time with the buying process!
You aren't really paying $500/month (= $6000 per year) for insurance, are you?
And it sounds like if $2500 of that $27500 was the warranty you bought (which you are correct about - that was a rip-off), then at least you bought the car below sticker, maybe as much as $1500 below sticker, so at least you didn't get ripped off there. You could have got them lower, but not a whole ton (I am sure they would have sold at invoice if you had stuck to your guns).
#246 of 375 Re: i think i overpaid [dridmang]
Nov 30, 2005 (8:23 pm)
dude telling them you are a first time buyer was your first mistake. second mistake was not reading the paper work and not doing your homework. live and learn
#247 of 375 i think i overpaid
Dec 01, 2005 (1:01 am)
well i did some insurance shopping and the lowest rate i got is 320 a month with allstate. the acura care extended warranty was $2000, but they also charged me an extra $595 for an aquisition fee. not too sure what that is. both of the fees were under "optional service contracts" on the receipt. i guess i did jumped the gun a little bit with this car purchase. my excitement for the type s got the best of me. maybe i should have gotten the base model. but i have to admit that the type s is one sweet car.
#248 of 375 i think i overpaid
Dec 01, 2005 (1:35 am)
actually i am only paying 280 per month for insurance with allstate. the reason it was 500 a month was because farmers insurance charges a really high premium for some reason. the only thing i really hated about my buying experience were the dishonest sales people at the dealership. i guess i should have expected that some people can get really desperate enough to lie in order to make a sale.
Dec 01, 2005 (7:46 am)
in this day and age that should be your presumption when you walk through the door: that they will lie through their teeth to make a sale at the most advantage to them.
And of course, there are some salespeople out there who are honest, ethical, upstanding citizens, and I have no wish to offend them, but the group viewed as a whole is a bunch of sharks.
As for insurance, I was paying $1285 per year for my RSX and thought it was unacceptably high. $3360 per year would have been out of the question. Still, you got a great car at a decent price, with a long warranty, so forget the financial stuff and enjoy it to the max!
#250 of 375 Re: i think i overpaid [dridmang]
Dec 01, 2005 (5:28 pm)
WOW Dridmang, I too just had an unfortunate experience at Mike Harveys Acura.
This happened within the last week. I purchased an RSX Type S, the sale and everything went really well. A couple of days later, the sales lady calls me and tell me that my lease did not get approved so I had to return the vehicle to the dealership. The sales lady told me that I would get my down payment back so I wasn't very worried. I was a little disapointed but not too surprise given that my credit is fairly new. My other option was to finance the vehicle, but I just needed another month to save up some money, and I would have came back to purchase the vehicle.
Two days after I returned the vehicle, the sales lady calls me up and tells me that we have a problem. I drive down to the dealership and they tell me that the vehicle could not be rolled back and that my only choice were to keep the vehicle or get the base model. I told her that I needed another month to save up for the down payment, but the sales lady told me that I had no choice, "either I purchase a vehicle NOW or I take back that Type S" .
I kind of figured what she was trying to do becuase it was very close to the end of the month. So I didn't believe her. They also sold the vehicle that I returned at the same time the saleslady was telling me that I had no choice but to keep the vehicle or take another one. (not cool )
Suffice it to say, I will still get an RSX, but not from Mike Harvey Acura.
#251 of 375 D/FW Lease deal
Dec 17, 2005 (5:34 pm)
I leased an RSX 5M w/ leather Vandergriff Acura (Van Tuyl). They use the 4 square sales method - trying to negotiate on pmts - but I stayed on vehicle price (forcibly) . Basically the agreed upon price somehow changed on the contract - I caught the "error" and the F&I mgr took over to fix it. Essentially the pmt went from $386 to $266 when done right. Totally loaded up the back-end! So here is the deal not a great deal but the market is tight here so I feel pretty good about it.
Gross Cap - $23529.25
Adj cap after trade and dwn pmt $20471.26
Rent charge 1049.9
Term 36 mos 15k mi. Pmt $266
#252 of 375 Re: i think i overpaid [dridmang]
Dec 22, 2005 (12:37 am)
Dude i got as 2002 Types and i only pay 206 a month with ahorrible record look around
#253 of 375 Re: i think i overpaid [dridmang]
Dec 25, 2005 (9:07 am)
all extended warranties can be cancelled.
in fact, if its thru honda..u'll get a full refund if done before 30 days.
that saleslady will have her commission charged back the following month lol happy new year
dont waste time...
if i recall, u have to get the cancellation form from the dealer or just call honda directly.
keep us posted