Idiot Dodge Dealer
This is not really a GTO story but I could not resist posting it...
This morning my son and I are out in the GTO doing the Saturday morning stops. When we stop at a light next to our local Dodge dealer two salesmen are standing out front next to a fresh off the truck, 425hp Magnum SRT-8. One of them points at me and says something to his partner. I say to myself what the hell... I hit the turn signal and pull into the lot.
As I get out with my son they are all over me asking questions. "Can I help you?" "We've got some great deals!!" "Can I take her for a test drive?"
I say, "Well I am thinking about trading for the new Magnum." (I wasn't...), and stroll up to the sticker.
On the window are two stickers, the first sticker is from the factory and says $41,000. The second lists the "Dealer Options" and along with mats and window tinting listed a $15,000 market adjustment charge!!!
I say, "This is a joke right?"
He says, "No, it is a very popular car."
I say, "So you're not coming down off this?"
He says, "Nope. With a car like yours I'd think you'd understand driving an exclusive car like this. Do you want to take her for a spin?"
I say... "BAH HA HA HA HA!!! You know you guys have some pair pricing a car like this... I'll tell you what, I'll come back when you're rebating on the employee discount."
As my son and I are leaving the lot, the second salesman walks up to the window, looks in the car and asks, "So is this a Saturn?"
I answered with two smoking stripes on the pavement in front of the dealership.
Why do American car dealers continue to cut their own throats with incompetent salesmen and irresponsible tactics?