Monday, March 16, 2009

Now that's how a car dealer should be.

I settled the paperwork on a new car last weekend. Far from the high-pressure no-haggle screw-the-customer mainstream dealersm Willey Honda in Bountiful, UT, did me proud on the price of the new car. I'm a repeat customer for them - I got the original Element from them in 2006. I went back there because they are a pleasant car dealer, with pleasant staff and a no bullshit pricing approach. For example they didn't lowball me on the trade-in value. In fact they were higher than I'd budgeted for. On the new car they came in at an out-the-door price which was $200 less than the MSRP. Bear in mind the MSRP doesn't include tax, title, license and paperwork etc etc. In short : they came down $2,200 on the price. The best part? It reduces my monthly car payment by $40. Oh wait - that's not the best part. The best part is that the car I want is in Vegas and the dealer is trucking it up to me here at no cost to me....
That's how you do business as a car dealer.

4 comments:

Brad said...

I would have got them to fly you down to Vegas for free and driven back, would have been good fun :D

Chris said...

I tried that but then the Vegas dealer would have received the holdback from Honda. I like my dealer - I want him to get my business and the commensurate bonus from Honda corporate.

Brad said...

So, did you get a new Element?

Personally I'd have an NSX if I had to get a Honda :D

Chris said...

I did. Had it for a few days now. Love it. There will be a blog post about it later.