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#1157 of 1186 Re: 'upside-down-ness' [british_rover]
Oct 16, 2009 (11:51 am)
$ucks to be a SAAB dealer.
#1158 of 1186 Re: 'upside-down-ness' [british_rover]
Oct 16, 2009 (12:02 pm)
Is that because Saab is 'going away'?
#1159 of 1186 Re: 'upside-down-ness' [volvomax]
Oct 16, 2009 (12:05 pm)
Back a few years ago if we did 40 Volvos a month then we did 30 SAABs. We can still hit 15 or even 20 Volvos on a good month but only get four or five SAABs.
We did do eight SAABs last month were probably number one SAAB dealer in the country too. We don't know though cause GM canned our rep back about a month ago and we didn't get a new one until just last week. Didn't even tell us they fired him just noticed one day that we never got emails from him anymore.
#1160 of 1186 Re: 'upside-down-ness' [british_rover]
Oct 22, 2009 (7:11 pm)
My wife has always wanted a SAAB and I'm willing to give them a look now that they are no longer part of An Amerikan Revolution- AKA Government Motors...
#1161 of 1186 Owe More Than It's Worth
Dec 08, 2009 (10:14 am)
Just joined. Female needing advice. I've had numerous problems with a 2005 Nissian Altima I bought less than a year ago. After several rounds with the dealer, he has agreed to get me out of the Nissian and offered me a Prius. After my ordeal with the Nissian, I'm trying to be extra careful. What should I do? How should I approach this? What should I be on the lookout for with the dealer? My Nissian is upside down. Should the dealer pay off the Nissian completely? Should I take the Prius or look for something else? Should the dealer declare the Altima a "lemon"? I know lots of questions. But don't want to make the same mistake again, and need help/advice.
WHAT KIND OF QUESTIONS SHOULD I ASK THE DEALER WHEN I MEET WIT HIM?
#1162 of 1186 Re: Owe More Than It's Worth [beingcareful]
Dec 08, 2009 (11:03 am)
I think that when they talk about getting you out of the Nissan, they're really talking about you trading it in and rolling the negative equity into the new car. You need to take a look at the trade-in value of the Nissan, as well as the average selling price of the Prius (according to Edmunds) to make sure you won't be rolling negative equity into the new vehicle.
#1163 of 1186 Re: Owe More Than It's Worth [beingcareful]
Dec 08, 2009 (11:20 am)
First off, the dealer can't just declare the vehicle a lemon. They can have compassion on you if they're truly good business people and have sold you a hunk of junk....but no such thing as lemon law on a 5 year old vehicle.
As corvette mentioned, you need to know what trade-in value they're giving you on the Nissan, what your payoff is, and how much they're charging for this Prius. Is the Prius something YOU want or is that something they offered up? I would think if they're truly going to work with you, they would do so on any vehicle they have.
Dec 08, 2009 (1:44 pm)
well, the OP did mention neg equity, hence coming to this thread!
I am guessing that the Prius is what the dealer has available that will allow them to hide the neg equity. Has to be something that the bank will loan more on than what they are selling it for, or have some serious rebate action (not hear since I assume it is used too?)
Generally a losing proposition to keep rolling over your upside down, but at least you will same some of it back by getting better MPG!
#1165 of 1186 OWE MORE THAN WHAT IT'S WORTH
Dec 08, 2009 (3:51 pm)
Thanks to all who responsed to my questions. I will meet with the dealer tomorrow. Taking someone with me. Will ask what else they have to offer. Will not be so quick to sign any papers. If I'm not comfortable with what he's offering, will try other avenues to get out of vehicle. I have all the figures for the Nissian - payoff; trade-in value. Have looked at prices of Prius. May need a good attorney. Know any attorney who would be willing to take this case?. I'm nervous, but won't be taken advantage of this time. If push comes to shove, will have the Nissian repaired on the dealer's dime. So far the warranty has covered none of the problems I've had to deal with. Had to fork over the money myself. But this latest problem is covered by the warranty - $100 deductible. Will let you know how it goes.
#1166 of 1186 Re: OWE MORE THAN WHAT IT'S WORTH [beingcareful]
Dec 08, 2009 (5:06 pm)
Take careful notes and if you aren't sure pause the process and post what's up in here.
It couldn't hurt.