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#23 of 42 Deposits on a used Vehicle
Jul 19, 2007 (4:37 pm)
I looked at a vehicle Sunday it was a recent trade in, the car salesman said that it was bound for repair the next day and that the repair shop had the key. They would not be in till the next day so all we could do was look at the outside of the vehicle and the inside seats if we didn't mind the alarm going off. The alarm would not allow us to open the trunk or hood so we were told to come on Thursday and by then the car would be serviced and if I wanted to hold the car I should leave a deposit. I did and they said that was all come in on thursday and the car would be mine for the purchase once I looked under the hood. I appear on Monday to see if I can look at the car early and the dealer said it was in repair we can't see it yet. I come in today Thursday and was told the car had been sold soon after I left the dealership. Is this legal? I was told because they didn't have the key my deposit would be enough. If everything was alright I would have bought the car then and there. I don't know what to do I thought that car was the one. Is the dealership breaking any rules? Thank you
#24 of 42 paying tax on rebates
Jul 24, 2007 (10:11 pm)
I'm not sure where to post this question but I understand there imay be choice as to whether the rebate is calculated before or after taxes. One dealer I spoke with (California) said it had to be before taxes, which woud cost me an extra $100 +. Is there a way to negotiate this? I don't think all the (CA) dealers I've emailed have calcualted it the same.
#26 of 42 2006 VW's Still on the lot
Aug 02, 2007 (6:55 pm)
I just noticed that my local VW dealer still has new 2006 Jetta's and Passat's on the lot. I was hoping to get opinions from forum members regarding pricing/negotiation tactics for a car that has been sitting on the lot for 2 years. This dealer now has 06 07 and 08 Passat's on lot so I would think they would be willing to cut a good deal on these vehicles to get them off the lot. Any advice would be appreciated.
#27 of 42 Yes this is legal. because no paper work was done
Aug 11, 2007 (4:01 pm)
As a ex-car sale my answer is going to come from the why this happen. The salesman job is to get you to commit to buy, This means what ever car he can get you to put money on. The salesman does not know who owns the car or who has the title so he did what he was suppose to do he got you to commit. He didn't know if his manager was saving that car for himself or going to sell it for cash to a whole seller. The only illegal act is if they keep your deposit. They are suppose to return it.
#29 of 42 Adding options after the lease
Sep 20, 2007 (8:27 pm)
I recently leased an '07 Patriot. I would like to add a few items to it such as cruise control, and cross bars for the roof rack. Is it possible to add this to the car now through the dealership for a percentage of the cost of the parts, and have that figured into the residual at the end. Basically would like to add options without wasting my money on a car that I will be turning in in a few years.
#30 of 42 Kelly Blue Book at Dealerships
Sep 21, 2007 (11:48 am)
Do dealership have a different Kelly Blue Book?
The dealerships always give me a very different trade in price from the internet (kbb.com) or the actual book in sold in stores.
I mean a thousands of dollars different....
Even if the dealership regards my trade in as poor condition... it value shouldn't differ as much as this.
#32 of 42 98 BMW 528I or '98 Volvo S90 ??
Sep 29, 2007 (1:47 pm)
We're looking to purchase a '98 528I from the original owner. It has approx 58K miles. No accidents, all service done at the dealer and a clean carfax report. We're also considering a '98 volvo S90 with only 52K miles..immaculate and also from the original owner..clean carfax report. This will be an extra family car and will most likely be turned over to our daughter when she goes to college in a year. We just got rid of a '95 BMW 530I that had major oil repairs issues with 160K miles on it. We loved it though. Any opinions on which car would be the better choice? We're leaning on the 530I but welcome suggestions/opinions.