- Apr 1, 2008
- 2003 VW Beetle, 2017 Abarth Fiat 500c
Something like this happened to me with the ford dealer. I went to test drive a fiesta there when the bug's transmission was dying and they wouldn't let me even look at the mustangs to test drive, while condescendingly implying I could not handle one. Like not even a GT or anything, the base V6 one.I went with a friend to get a Chevy Bolt 2 years ago. They had one in stock and they told her "you don't want one of those", turned and walked away. Went to another salesdrone and she said "we aren't allowed to sell the one we have", and she walked away. We then went to the sales manager and he was surprised to know they had one in stock. He then wanted a 5% premium on the sticker price.
This was a guaranteed sale. Color and options did not matter, but she was not a stooge.
We went to another dealer and were asked one question, "do you mean the hybrid or the EV" and were then shown the cars they had in stock(both of them). She drove the blue one home.
The first dealer failed with every opportunity. I never recommend that dealer, but will the second without hesitation.
On a similar note, this is the specific reason I will actually take my beetle to the dealer, because they replaced the transmission for free when the warranty had been gone like a year. And thank fucking god cuz we did not have a fiat dealership back then. It sucks though because the rs fiesta would probably have been more reliable then the fiat and the dealership is like half a mile from my house.