Had Enough of Dealers
I have about had enough of the dealers who attempt to sell us Dodges and such. Today, I took my Mom to Greenway Dodge in Orlando to find her a replacement for the Intrepid, but the salesman just did not understand that we didn't want a Concorde, and we wanted an Intrepid, but since he only had a Concorde with leather seats, he figured we would substitute that, and I wouldn't care. That was strike one. Then after I attempted to make it clear we didn't want that car, he runs away and brings out a dealer plate, and tells us we should take a test drive in the car. It was no different than the Intrepid, except for the fact of a 3.5, and no AutoStick...that pissed me off as well...especially since we could use none of the extra power on a wet road...strike two. Strike three came as we were sitting inside of the dealership waiting for him to "price" the car we didn't want, then when he finally got the hint we wanted another Intrepid or nothing, he said he would have his manager do some homework and find us the car we wanted, so we said ok, and asked him for a card, so we could go back in the future and ask for him...that will never happen...after 10 minutes of waiting for him to get his card, we decided to just leave since noone takes that long for a business card unless they had to go to kinko's to order some. It was ok, but as soon as we got to the car to leave, here comes the salesman and the sales manager out to pressure us some more and get us back inside, but not without making sure we didn't leave unhappy. Bad idea...since they kept insisting that we let them find us a car and come back later in the night or in the morning to buy a car from them...talk bout high-pressure sales, and it seems like every Dodge, Chrysler, or Jeep dealer is like this, since they do it in St. Pete as well, even after buying 2 cars from their dealership.
And before we even got into the dealership, they already had things going against them on the Intrepids, and its just little things that have turned me off to them...small stuff like a carpeted cover inside the decklid which I would expect something of the sort on a car that they have the nerve to charge $27,000 for, the cheap looking way they took out the traction control off switch, they didn't even mold a new piece for the dash, just plugged it up with plastic, and it looks like they forgot to put something in there. AutoStick i guess has been gone since the 2003 model year in Intrepids, which pissed me off again, since we now have no reason to get an Intrepid, and even though we don't use it much, I use it enough to like it, and would rather have it look much better than just a plain D 3 L, since that is on cars much much cheaper, might as well just hold on to it until the Charger comes out. They still charge you for an exhuast tip on the ES, but when I looked at every car with that listed, there was no tip, unless they consider a tailpipe a tip...it is just small stuff that can make or break a deal, and this deal is most likely broken because of it