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Jun 02, 2004 (6:45 pm)
To any of you in the Dallas Metroplex area looking for Cadillac/Infiniti dealers, I strongly suggest that you avoid the Crest dealership in Plano. I went there to purchase a 2004 CTS and soon discovered that the management there lacks the integrity normally associated with Cadillac. First clue was that they offered me $500.00 for my IMMACULATE '96 Chrysler Concord LXI with 98,000 miles. That in itself was insulting but when I later learned that Texas dealers are giving cash (not lease) buyers a $500.00 rebate, which they never mentioned, it equates to my getting -0- as trade-in for my car!
They did offer $1,500 as a "conquest rebate" since I was bringing in a non-GM as a trade but that was all they offered off the sticker price of $43K for the 1SC and UAV loaded model Then they tell me the interest rate is 5% and I now know that 3.9% is available for 60 mos. So my payment would be $720.00/mo. after a $10,000 down payment!! Needless to say, I am buying the car from a reputable dealer who has offered me $2,500 for my car and will shave $6,000 off the sticker price of the same optioned car. That will bring my monthly pmt. at or near $500.00/month with a somewhat lower down pmt. Just a word of caution. The car buying experience is always challenging and can be fun when you are well armed with the info found on this board. It can also be very costly if you step into the greedy, unprofessional arms of the Crest group.
#5609 of 6595 Luxosport re: Crest Dealership
Jun 02, 2004 (8:39 pm)
Please report your experience to Cadillac. They can and will pull the franchise if they get enough complaints from customers. The dealer that sold me my '88 Cimmaron lost their franchise for poor customer service. Cadillac sends me a questionaire almost every time I take my CTS in for service. Fortunately I am able to give my dealer an excellent rating as they take every problem seriously and respond with an appropriate repair immediately every time. Of course my saleslady would bite their heads off if they did not take care of me. Unfortunately their customer waiting room is nothing to brag about. (lol)
#5610 of 6595 CTS incentives or rebates
Jun 03, 2004 (11:27 am)
Does anyone on this board have up to date information on this. Upon my long delayed return to Florida the old Saab has to be replaced by a CTS. I see that GM is upping incentives but find nothing on the CTS site. It says to check with your dealer. Any info would be appreciated.
Jun 03, 2004 (11:59 am)
If they will consider a Saab to be a "conquest", even though it's 100% GM.
#5612 of 6595 CTS Incentives
Jun 03, 2004 (4:19 pm)
$2,000 rebate available starting June 2nd and ending August 2nd.
Jun 03, 2004 (5:51 pm)
Thanks B4z is this info on any caddy site?
Jun 03, 2004 (6:39 pm)
Go to list of releases for 6-2-04 and you will find the one related to incentives.
#5615 of 6595 Dallas Metroplex Dealer
Jun 03, 2004 (6:44 pm)
I purchased my 2003 Deville program car from Frank Kent Cadillac in Ft. Worth. Really nice people, good prices, and an excellent web site with all used cars pictured and priced. You could eat off the floor of the service area. Too bad I'm 400 miles away or I'd take advantage of their service. The owner is a lady so I doubt if the salespeople "talk down" to woman customers!! Anyway -you can't go wrong with Frank Kent. They also sell Hondas.
#5616 of 6595 Re: Buyer Beware [luxosport #5599]
Jun 04, 2004 (12:48 pm)
Your experience wih Crest Cadillac in Dallas doesn't surprise me. The branch in Nashville, TN has never struck me as a dealership with the customer's best interest in mind. About 5 years ago, these guys mistreated my mother coming in to trade her Deville by not acting like she didn't have a brain in her head. Instead of answering her question "What's your best price on the car", they kept coming back with the "well, if you do X numbers of dollars per month" racket. Finally she gave up in a huff and went to the Lexus dealership and closed a deal in an hour. My own experience with the dealership over the years has also taught me that I can't trust them any more than I can throw them. A luxury car dealership shouldn't have to rely on hard sell and "California" selling tactics.