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    We just ALMOST bought a used car last week. We went through an absolutely horrible, demeaning sales process--we should have walked out. But we wanted the car, and the price we ended up with was okay. So the next day, we were just like, let's grit our teeth, get the car, and go. We go in to pay the rest and give them our trade-in and pick up the new car--and the manager comes over and says, "There's been an accident. We pulled the car out for you to take, and our snow plow backed into it. The car has some front-end damage." I was both furious and ecstatic that now we could walk away!

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by wackymother View Post
    We just ALMOST bought a used car last week. We went through an absolutely horrible, demeaning sales process--we should have walked out. But we wanted the car, and the price we ended up with was okay. So the next day, we were just like, let's grit our teeth, get the car, and go. We go in to pay the rest and give them our trade-in and pick up the new car--and the manager comes over and says, "There's been an accident. We pulled the car out for you to take, and our snow plow backed into it. The car has some front-end damage." I was both furious and ecstatic that now we could walk away!
    Why could they not upgrade your car free of charge. Any decent dealer would have, Also did you see the car before you bought it, Wondering if the dealer knew it was hit before you bought it
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfrank View Post
    Why could they not upgrade your car free of charge. Any decent dealer would have, Also did you see the car before you bought it, Wondering if the dealer knew it was hit before you bought it
    It was a used car, and it was not a decent dealer. They did not have any comparable but better cars.

    Yes, we saw the car before we bought it, we test-drove it, and we sent it to our mechanics for inspection. So we knew there was no damage up to at least the afternoon of the day we were supposed to pick it up.

    The manager offered us $500 off for the damaged car and by that time I was so annoyed that I just kept saying, "NO! NO! NO! We're canceling!" We would have had to go through the whole rigamarole of sending it back to the mechanics and getting it checked again, and the difference between a car that has been in an accident and a car that has not been in an accident is a lot more than $500. Ugh, so annoying.

  4. #24
    Maybe it was not meant to be....
    Jacki

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by wackymother View Post
    We just ALMOST bought a used car last week. We went through an absolutely horrible, demeaning sales process--we should have walked out. But we wanted the car, and the price we ended up with was okay. So the next day, we were just like, let's grit our teeth, get the car, and go. We go in to pay the rest and give them our trade-in and pick up the new car--and the manager comes over and says, "There's been an accident. We pulled the car out for you to take, and our snow plow backed into it. The car has some front-end damage." I was both furious and ecstatic that now we could walk away!
    This happen to us. I watched the guy rub the door jamb on the building with a Cadillac that we were going to buy. This was after I test drove it and fell in love with this Caddy. The passenger fender was pushed into the door. I wanted the Caddy and my wife wanted the Infinity. We ended up with the Infinity. The Infinity was nice but it was way smaller than the Caddy. Way faster too. I could not believe what happened that day.

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by jackio View Post
    Maybe it was not meant to be....
    Our mechanic, Brian Shanahan, was the one who had inspected the car for us. My DH called him today to ask him about something else and to tell him that we had not bought that car after all, and he told him the whole story (including how aggravated I had been and how I was happy to have an excuse to back out of the deal). Brian laughed and said, "It's the luck of the Irish!"

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by easyrider View Post
    This happen to us. I watched the guy rub the door jamb on the building with a Cadillac that we were going to buy. This was after I test drove it and fell in love with this Caddy. The passenger fender was pushed into the door. I wanted the Caddy and my wife wanted the Infinity. We ended up with the Infinity. The Infinity was nice but it was way smaller than the Caddy. Way faster too. I could not believe what happened that day.
    I wonder if this is why car dealers are so eager to get you out the door with the car you just bought. Actually we never had a dealer who was as eager as this one to send us on our way....

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