Do you just call the dealership directly and ask for an email address?
There are a lot of dealerships in my area, but unfortunately no email addresses displayed on the website. I always have to talk to the shitty chat support, telling them to have someone email me today. They rarely do - very frustrating
Of course I can call them but I don’t want to deal with their tactics ''come on in and we will talk!".
Any pointers on how to find their email addresses? I have quite a few dealerships I want to email.
I’ve even tried FB messaging them asking them to email me which they say they will but nothing happens, or rarely does.
Like many do here I just use the inquiry button on one of the vehicles I’m lookiing at and someone will reach out to me. By that time I have already kicked the tires at a local dealership to figure out what I want. So going forward it is just a standard template email to them when they reply with the “Come on in for a test drive”. Start a spreadsheet for when the quotes start coming in. The ones that don’t provide the info you want…throw them to the back burner.
This time around though the guy on the back burner was the one I dealt with. He kept saying to come in or call for prices. After sending multiple emails saying I will answer any/all questions via email quickly he still wouldn’t provide numbers. Then he sent another a few days later asking me to come in. So i just threw some numbers at him that was my goal PLUS asking for a check to payoff my lease…and he bit. Lower than everyone else who was providing numbers and “getting discounts from their managers”.
After hearing back from my online inquiry I would find a car on their lot that matched what I wanted. Then ask them for the lease price for that vehicle, first months payment down only, 39 months, 12k miles a year, including all taxes/fees rolled in. Also I had an idea of what rebates were out there so I’d tell them I am not military, nor a recent graduate, but I was currently in a competitors lease. Ended with please provide a breakdown of the numbers (MSRP, Sales Price, Incentive, Taxes Fees, RV, MF, etc.).
Some would come back with just a solid number. Some came back with 3-4 requested numbers.
Started a spreadsheet to track who was offering what. Did a lot of reading here. Did a lot of reading on the vehicles make/model forum where other users talked about what they paid. Researched over at Edmunds to know what the RV/MF was for my area and vehicle. So I had a good idea where I wanted to be.
After emailing a bunch of dealers, reading this forum, and reading other forums…I knew where I felt I should be for a good deal. So in the end, I didn’t care how they got me to the # I wanted to be at…as long as they got me there with only 1st month’s payment, my month/mile term, and a check for my current lease.