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#315 of 347 Re: BHPH vs. renting a car [scarlett1]
Nov 24, 2008 (2:39 pm)
HELLO I JUST HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT BUY HERE PAY HERE.. YOU GUYS SEEM LIKE YOU KNOW WHAT UR TALKING ABOUT.. I HAVE AN ACURA,PURCHASED 6 MONTHS AGO..115,000 MILES ON IT W/NO WARANTY.
TODAY MY TRANNY WENT OUT, I TOOK IT TO A SHOP AND THEY ARE WANTING TO CHARGE ABOUT 3,000 BUCKS TO FIX,IS THERE ANY THING I CAN BRING TO THE DEALER'S ATTENTION ABOUT FIXING IT OR AM I S.O.L?
#316 of 347 Re: BHPH vs. renting a car [kittyzzpurr1]
Nov 24, 2008 (3:01 pm)
First of all there is no need to shout, you're among friends here.
If there is no warranty then Indeed you are S.O.L. What state are you in? Here in NY all dealers have to give a 30 day warranty. But even here after 6 months you'd be stuck.
The only way the dealer will help you is if he's Santa Claus and you've been VERY good. You could still ask. Maybe he will give it to you at cost at his shop.
If you don't ask, you don't get.
#317 of 347 Re: BHPH vs. renting a car [kittyzzpurr1]
Nov 25, 2008 (5:47 am)
I am going to get beat up for this advice, but Iíll post it anyway.
Since you are shopping at a BHPH store, it is save to assume that your credit very bad. In that case I would just let the dealer repo the car and go to another BHPH place to get something else. Just make sure you donít put anything down.
Now, if you have more than 3K invested in the car, and you want to keep it, then you are SOL.
BTW, if you are shopping at a BHPH place, why are you buying luxury car? If you are that destitute then get yourself something cheap and reliable that is cheap to maintain.
#319 of 347 Re: BHPH vs. renting a car [exb0]
Feb 24, 2009 (11:20 am)
"BTW, if you are shopping at a BHPH place, why are you buying luxury car? If you are that destitute then get yourself something cheap and reliable that is cheap to maintain."
Even with a car affordable to the ham-and-egger set, transmission work can be very expensive. I was pricing some new and near-new AT units for my vehicle, and the prices quoted didn't fall that much below the other poster's price (before installation costs, of course). Fortunately, nothing wrong was found with my transmission when I took it to the dealer for service.
I'm glad to have found this thread. My brother wants to buy a Maxima within the next few months, and the auction places or local BHPH lots may be the only way he can buy such a vehicle. Please, if anyone has a story to share about your experience, post away! You never know who you're helping.
#321 of 347 Re: BHPH vs. renting a car [carthell]
May 05, 2009 (7:20 am)
I just found this discussion...interesting. It seems that many of the old stereotypes never seem to fade away. I am a second generation BHPH dealer in the D/FW area. We are celebrating our 25th Anniversary this year and have recently opened our 3rd location. I will attempt to set the record straight on a few issues.
It is true that many BHPH dealers have a reputation of selling junk type cars....many do. But this segment has shrunk over the years as subprime auto financing has gained more steam. With vehicle prices always rising and down payments available to customers staying static, the old days of buying a $1000 car and getting a $1000 down payment are, for the most part, gone. Industry studies have shown that the most profitable vehicle for a BHPH dealer is one that is withing the $3000-5000 range. This is enough vehicle to have a decent equity down payment from the customer and a quality enough vehicle for the customer to have minimal mechanical issues with. This results in more customers being able to pay the loan off. Most dealers do not wish for customers to default so that they can repo the car. True, this may be profitable for the dealer at that point, but a smart business person will realize that they have terminated what could have been multiple sales over many years to that customer and his/her referrals.
Some BHPH dealers do not fit the typical mold at all. My dealership for example. We handle mostly 2-5 year old vehicles with an average sales price of around $12,000. Many of those vehicles still have factory warranty. We also have a 10,000 square foot Service Center that inspects and repairs any and all issues any vehicle has before being offered for sale. This along with a free 90 Day / 3000 mile warranty give customers reassurance that they are buying a quality vehicle. it is true that the interest rates that my store offers are higher than bank rates, but most often we are cheaper than what Subprime lending companies offer to new car dealership customers on their used car loans.
My advice: Do your research. As with any purchase, price should not be the key factor. Don't believe me? Ask some of the customers of many of these new car stores who traded their vehicles in right before they went belly up and the dealership failed to pay off the trade prior to closing shop.
First and foremost, ask around. Find companies that have a track record of stability and a good reputation of taking care of their customers throughout the sales process.....and after. In the end, you will be much happier with good service than you will by saving a few hundred dollars by price shopping. Many of my customers do not question my prices any longer. They know I will be fair and that they will be treated well....and that is more important.
#322 of 347 Re: BHPH vs. renting a car [drake7171]
May 05, 2009 (8:11 am)
We are celebrating our 25th Anniversary
It sounds like you're doing something right!
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#323 of 347 Re: BHPH vs. renting a car [drake7171]
May 05, 2009 (8:31 am)
U are the exception than the rule.U are still at the higher end of selling cars.
BHPH lots have clunkers with prices of 5-8k on cars which are actually 1-2k.
And interest rates--well--24-26%
U again,,are the minority here.The majority BHPH lots prey on poor credit.
And their cars are in such a pathetic condition.
It``s like---Beggars cant be choosy---Folks with poor credit have no option.Thats why they come to BHPH lots and are fleeced...