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#165 of 193 My local Infiniti dealer..
by kyfdx HOST
Oct 19, 2007 (1:46 pm)
..is advertising 2007 Infiniti G35 Coupes..
$29,995 Selling price
I know these are the outgoing body style, but that is a lot of car for $30K..
#166 of 193 Re: My local Infiniti dealer.. [kyfdx]
Oct 19, 2007 (2:00 pm)
Dodge has $6000 back on its Ram 1500s, which is also a silly amount off. And, of course, there's the aging Grand Marquis., which is also $6000 off on the 2007s.
#167 of 193 Re: My local Infiniti dealer.. [kyfdx]
Oct 19, 2007 (2:07 pm)
What local Infiniti dealer are you refering to kyfdx? I always wanted to drive the same kind of car kirstie does.
#168 of 193 Re: My local Infiniti dealer.. [jipster]
by kyfdx HOST
Oct 19, 2007 (3:17 pm)
Funny, though.. I know quite a few people that head to your local dealer to get better deals..
#169 of 193 Re: My local Infiniti dealer.. [kyfdx]
Oct 19, 2007 (6:07 pm)
Yup... The Sam Swope dealerships are the biggest in Louisville. I got a good price and service with the pre-owned Buick I bought.
#170 of 193 Dallas Area Jeep Dealerships and Honda, too
Dec 15, 2007 (7:10 pm)
Last weekend, I leased a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland from Grubbs Chrylser Jeep in Bedford (Dallas suburb). While it took a bit of negotiating, we got the price we wanted. There were virtually no vehicles in the entire metro area that had the color/features I wanted, but Grubbs happened to have one and we were able to make the deal. I would highly recommend them, as they treated us with respect, and though some haggling was necessary, I never felt that they were trying to pull one over on us.
Huffhines Jeep, in Plano, is another story. I shopped for a Liberty there last month, and both the salesman and his manager gave us that "sleaze-bag" feeling. They way underballed our trade, and though we had told them what we wanted to pay (armed with Edmund's TMV, invoice and a pre-calculation of what our lease payment should be), they kept telling us they were giving us a great deal, though it was nearly $200 over what we told them we were willing to pay. I ended up getting the JCG at $100 less than what Huffhines wanted for leasing a Liberty.
Bankston Jeep, in Frisco, didn't have the vehicle I wanted in stock, though it was listed in their online inventory. The sales guy, while pleasant enough, didn't know his stuff and we left without even trying to negotiate. He didn't know what was standard on the vehicle and though it has been a week since we visited the dealership, he never followed up with us.
FYI, I was able to negotiate and lease a Honda Accord a few years ago completely online. I figured out the value of my trade, the price I should pay for the car (including holdback), and then sent out emails to local dealerships who had the model/color I wanted, with the figures I had come up with and the payment I wanted. Lute Riley Honda in Richardson was first to respond, and I went in two days later, signed the paperwork, and drove home in the Accord. It was by far the best car-buying experience I've ever had. I would highly recommend them if you want to buy a Honda. Honda Cars of McKinney tried to sell my daughter a Civic LX but put in the paperwork that it was an EX....somehow, that must be illegal. We got them to rescind the deal and she ended up getting an Accord for the same price they were going to charge her for the Civic, but the sleaze factor was pretty evident.
Hope this information is helpful to anyone in the Dallas area shopping for a Jeep or Honda!
#171 of 193 Re: Dallas Area Jeep Dealerships and Honda, too [chigirlintexas]
by kirstie_h HOST
Dec 17, 2007 (10:58 am)
Thanks! Posting your experience with the dealerships in our Dealership Ratings and Reviews section:
increases the likelihood that shoppers in your area will see & take heed of your recommendations & warnings.
#172 of 193 Re: Dallas Area Jeep Dealerships and Honda, too [kirstie_h]
Dec 17, 2007 (6:04 pm)
Thanks, I wasn't sure where to post this info....I'll add it to the link you referenced.
#173 of 193 Re: Dallas Area Jeep Dealerships and Honda, too [chigirlintexas]
Dec 26, 2007 (1:13 am)
Agreed, Grubbs is a top-notch dealership. I'm also partial to Meador down on the south side of Fort Worth.
I will not under any circumstances recommend walking into Lute Riley Honda. Their internet department is fine, and even buying used through internet is good (internet used car prices are significantly below asking prices on the lot), but don't deal with anyone but internet there. They were featured on 20/20 a few years back for various types of scams and I worked there for a few weeks at that time, fall 2003.
This 19-year old kid came in with crutches saying he totaled his car, needed something to drive for $3500 cash ONLY. No financing because he did not have a job and wouldn't be able to work for a few more months while his hip healed. We had an older Accord coupe (93 I think) which he was very interested in. The sales manager refused to let me sell him that Accord and breathed fire upon me demanding he have his girlfriend co-sign on a loan for a $16K 2000 model Accord coupe. When the girlfriend refused, the manager wanted his parents to come in. They were deceased and the customer got very agitated. Then the manager asked about grandparents and the kid and his girl walked out.
I walked out right after them and told the kid to go down the street to the Toyota of Richardson lot where they had at least ten cars for $5K or less and he was able to buy a somewhat better 1994 Accord coupe for his $3500 cash, out the door. I quit that day and didn't look back on car sales for a while. Tried a Saturn dealer and found they no longer hold to traditional Saturn values and didn't even finish training there.
I drive a tow truck now and couldn't be happier. And I recommend my local new car dealers for darn near everything.