Last post on Oct 02, 2009 at 6:19 AM
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Honda CR-V, Car Buying, SUV
#33 of 35 My local dealer is awful (Covington LA) what to do?
Sep 30, 2009 (8:52 pm)
I like the Honda Oddessy van. I recently tried to buy one in fact. But the sales staff at my local dealership is horrible. I refuse to give any commission to people like that. How can I get around them to buy the car? I thought about driving to the next town (and would clearly save money in doing so) but worry that service would be a hassle. Do I risk that I would simply never have to use the service department???? Open to suggestions/ solutions.
#34 of 35 Re: My local dealer is awful (Covington LA) what to do? [mandsecretshop]
Oct 01, 2009 (12:35 pm)
I'd definitely look into other dealerships before buying from a dealership you don't feel comfortable with. As for service that shouldn't make any difference where you bought it from and can have the service done at the dealership closest to you.
Oct 02, 2009 (6:19 am)
If hte sales departent is poor, then it's liekly the service department is just as badly managed. Thsi is the case with our local nissan dealer. The closest dealer is 40 miels away, but we've had such bad expereinces we actually go to the nextclosest dealer 100 miles away. But for a reasonable price, they have a pick/drop-off and loaner service. I do most of the basic maintenance myself, but for the major service intervals, I use that service.
Fortunately for my CR-V, the cleast Hodna dealer so far seems pretty good and that's where I purchased it from. I didn't get the best price, but I'd rather pay an extra $500 to establish a good reputation and saved a 200 miles rounds trip...plus the nearest dealer had what I wanted in stock.