Just curious...have you ever called a dealer on it and asked him to take that fee off? You said you saw it listed, where? On the window sticker?csimo said:The "window etching" SCAM seems to be getting around to more and more dealers now days. I saw it listed at a couple of local dealers last week. I made a mental note to never do business with those dealers just as I wouldn't do business with dealers that add "paint protectant", "undercoating", "fabric protectant", or any of the other wothless things.
hondanut said:To our surprise, when the purchase contract was drawn, a perfect number of $495 appears as an option. I almost signd the contract but as a precaution I reviewed the contract line by line. Thanks to my wife for constantly reminding me of reviewing the contract, else we were robbed with $495.
My plan (since I am going through the purchase of a Pilot right now) is to have all my numbers straight. On a piece of paper I have the price I agreed for the pilot, plus the price of each accessory I am getting added. At the bottom I have the grand total. When the dealer and I sit down to finalize the deal, any difference between my number and his number will have to be explained.HoustonTexan said:
What exactly did they say when you caught them on this? Were they cool about taking it off or did he "have to go talk to his manager" first?
I guess I'm going to go on a late night search on the lot after the dealers have closed to see what goodies they have tacked on before I talk face to face with the salesperson.
That is why I recommend buying from a dealer who fair, rather than searching for the best price.ramirami said:I would say that it was established long ago that all car dealers are crooks :3: :3: :3: sorry to the few honest ones there.... so its always buyer beware....
Consider yourself one of the lucky ones, you were able to buy from someone whom you know and trust, that my friend is a luxury that many do not have and really are at the mercy of their salesman.N_Jay said:
That is why I recommend buying from a dealer who fair, rather than searching for the best price.
I was lucky and bought from a friend, but I also know he and the whole dealership are extreamly fair. I don't even send bargain hunters his way.
True, but how many times have you seen someone here ask "if anyone knows a FAIR dealer" as oposed to "where can I get the BEST PRICE"?tonyrwc said:Consider yourself one of the lucky ones, you were able to buy from someone whom you know and trust, that my friend is a luxury that many do not have and really are at the mercy of their salesman.
Hey - Don't apologize. There's some good experience info here. Thanks for your time. Someone will learn from this...again!!Aija said:I just bought a Pilot EX-L last Wednesday.
....Sorry for the long posting. Have a great day!