Hey everyone, I’ve been in the market for a Chevy SUV these past few weeks and unfortunately got my legged pulled each time with a decent online deal that happens to be sold 15 minutes prior to my arrival. It’s been happening at several dealerships now.
Anyway at one of the dealerships I was discussing numbers for the sale a clarification of terms. The online estimator was giving me a number and the dealership was giving me a wildly different number. Nearly a difference of $150/ month for a 24 month lease They keep pointing to the fine print saying that the due at signing number does not include the downpayment and first months pay.
My interpretation of it is exactly that: downpayment and first months payment before state and local fees/taxes. The sales person even started raising his voice as I was questioning his interpretation of the text so obviously I left as he kept trying to upsell on other models.
Yes I qualify for employee pricing. I also have a corporate voucher as well but I don’t think that changes anything these days.
I haven’t been back to a dealership since 2005 and I’m reminding all over again why the dealership experience is absolute garbage. Do you guys know of any brokers in MI focusing on GM or Chevy products?
These numbers are just estimates - do you have a breakdown of all of the fees and taxes being charged at that respective dealership? The selling price of the vehicle can also vastly sway the pricing along with any markup of the lease money factor.
Give us specifics and we could potentially point to what is different with the online configurator vs dealers offer.
I don’t have a specific breakdown at the moment. The estimate above is based on the dealerships calculator. Whenever I find a potential vehicle and go to the dealership to work out specific numbers, they claim the vehicle sold right before I arrive. Then they try to work the numbers on a vehicle on their lot that has no alignment to what I’m looking for.
I do verify and set up an appointment to meet with the salesperson I’ve been working with. I’ve even called the day of appt to confirm it’s still on the lot and they tell me they have the paperwork ready for me look over when I arrive.