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#26145 of 32413 Re: Curious as to the auction value [nyccarguy]
Jul 11, 2012 (9:35 am)
Miles are good. Too bad its not the dark brown over brown leather. Makes for a gorgeous car.
Anyway, it would most likely pull $23k-24k at the block. Figure $23k TOPS as a trade. Probably more like $22k.
Jul 11, 2012 (1:54 pm)
So i just called on the Tribute to see it tomorrow. He told me he "just sold it."
#26148 of 32413 Re: Puzzled [isellhondas]
Jul 11, 2012 (2:03 pm)
Not typical at all.
A shop or for that matter, any business is only as good as it's worst employee.
That Service Advisor should be fired.
Since we moved I've always dealt with him, with my 07 Pilot it was never in for anything but simple oil changes, no warranty work. When I got my '11 Pilot, I took it in for its first oil change at 7500 miles (had not been to the dealer since I purchased it 3 months earlier and this was 2 months after the accident), I mentioned that the sunroof was grinding when I closed it. I asked if they could take a look at it while it was in for the oil change. Nothing nasty or accusing in my tone, just a simple question. That was when his attitude totally changed and I was met with the following in a yelling tone from this same service advisor "If you don't like the car why don't you just get rid of it??" I was stunned and nearly in tears, hubby was standing right next to me. We just left and traded the car in an hour later for the '11 F-150.
We would have dealt with a different advisor last week to make the appt, but he was the only one working. I hope things go differently tomorrow when we take the car in. We do know this will be our LAST Honda, never again.
Jul 11, 2012 (2:09 pm)
Seriously, you really ought to call and ask for the General Manager and let him know about this jerk.
Don't let one nasty person stop you from buying another Honda. That makes no sense. Nasty people are everywhere and they have no business dealing with the public.
Call the GM and let him know what is happening.
Jul 11, 2012 (8:31 pm)
finally saw all 3 of the wife's "short list" cars in the same evening.
The (not yet released) Santa Fe was delivered to my driveway for inspection (courtesy of the guy I know that works for Hyundai corporate). It was a 2.0T (turbo) model but seemed to be a base one, without the pano roof or navi. But, still loaded with goodies (including heated rear seats, and a touchscreen radio display). And all the expected luxo and telematics goodies. Even has driver select-able electric steering.
nicely styled. Very sharp. And a great interior. Well designed, and super comfy. Lots of cargo space and storage, and the rear seats slide up and back making the rear area even more useful. Nice seats. Rear view camera on the center display screen. Fancy pants dashboard with a slick display mode.
overall, very impressive. Just need to see the final details (as in, how they price and package it), and for the wife, if they have it in Blue~! and decide Turbo or not, AWD or not.
Jul 11, 2012 (8:43 pm)
to continue, after seeing the Hyundai (could not drive, but was told that it was a big step up from the old one, and he really liked it). Plus, even with the turbo and AWD, he was getting a steady 28mpg on the highway, and I know he does not take it easy.
so, after grabbing a burger (5 guys, yum!) we wandered over to look at a 2013 Outback at the SUbe dealer. just off truck, so with all the plastic, etc. But, it was nice. Certainly more conservative, but well equipped. Wife liked the dash, but neither one of us really liked the seats. Not padded in the right spots, and the seat cushions were on the short side (something Hyundai addressed, since the old model was like that, but the new one was much better).
After that, we stopped at Acura to play with an RDX again. Nice, but seemed noticeably smaller, particularly in the cargo area (which was not expandable, with no sliding seats). Nice dash, but pretty pricey. Just really did not seem like a more expensive car than the Hyundai. And a major price differential I expect.
so, finally got the wife to say which she liked better (Hyundai or Subaru) - she had an opinion, but wanted mine first!) and she picked the Hyundai. She still likes the Acura, but I think is leaning to the Hyundai when laying out all the factors.
Also means that we need to wait a while (man, she is ticked that Hyundai does not have prices and colors out yet!) to see what the options are, and possibly a few month wait until the supplies build up so the prices come down!
but IMO this is going to be a serious winner for Hyundai.
#26152 of 32413 Re: options [stickguy]
Jul 12, 2012 (4:53 am)
and she picked the Hyundai
Well I guess that answered my question from the other thread!
#26153 of 32413 Re: options [stickguy]
by steve_ HOST
Jul 12, 2012 (5:31 am)
The only wrinkle now is the potential strike and any effect that could have on the Georgia factory (or is the Sport made South Korea?). (WSJ link)
#26154 of 32413 Re: options [steve_]
Jul 12, 2012 (6:02 am)
looks like a non-factor, if it is a 1 day deal. The Santa Fe is made in the USA too.