Thursday, March 26, 2009

Are all car salesmen LIARS?!

I want to lease a Honda Element. I can so see myself lugging around shovels and buckets in one of those honeys...
Filled out the online form. Got a call from Arnold at Gillman Honda. "I probably can't afford this," sez I, cautiously.
Sure you can, he purrs. What's the top monthly you can do?
$200.
No problem. How much down?
Not sure. You tell me.
How about $1800. Plus the first monthly for a total of $2000.
Really??!! You can do that? On an Element?
Yeah. It's a 2008 though, not a 2009.
I am so there.

So Dad Feets and I drive all the way to San Benito -- only to discover that of course Arnold can't do that. He can't do anything close to that. We ask for the bottom line and it is half again as much as he told me on the phone.

I am angry. Angry about my dashed expectations. Angry about my lost morning. Angry at being duped by a stupid car dealer. Really really angry.

Bottom Line? I recommend avoiding Gillman Honda of San Benito like the plague.

3 Comments:

Blogger Erin said...

that's almost exactly what happened to me when I wanted to buy a Element! Needless to say, I'm still in my VW!

8:28 AM  
Blogger Ben in Texas said...

I can't believer you actually believed a Car Salesman!!! You should know that if his lips are moving he is lieing

5:30 PM  
Blogger Ben in Texas said...

Dang I wish I could speal... of course I meant "believed"

5:31 PM  

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