Took off work to buy a car. Doing some online research, Autocenters Nissan had what appeared to be the lowest advertised prices in the area, so this is where we decided to go. We were greeted by our salesman, and we test drove a Versa, and a Sentra. We decided on the Sentra, and had him run numbers on the payment with our trade in. He told us they were currently putting a value on our trade, and they should be done soon. Our trade in was a 2003 Lincoln Towncar with 65,xxx miles. We figured they were going to hit us hard on the trade in (just got that vibe), but were still expecting a number in the 3's. Our salesperson moved into another person's office seemingly joking / laughing with the guy which is whatever and came back with the information on sales price of the car, and trade in value for the Lincoln. The trade in was $500. We thought that maybe it was a typo, and asked him if $500 was correct. He kind of stuttered around and was talking to us about Kelly Blue book value as he was pulling up the KBB website. Kelly Blue Book is staring us in the face with a trade in value of mid 3's low 4's, somewhere in that range. I honestly don't even remember exactly what happened at this point. It's kind of a like a xx just happened twilight zone kind of moment. Seriously. We looked at him and said "Yea, because $500 is really close to $4,000." We stood up, he gave us the wait wait wait we'll work it out speech. We told him that offer was insulting, and we weren't going to play those games. We left (with our salesman now laughing with his other salesman buddies about what just happened) still kind of dumbfounded by this whole ordeal. Ending that story, we drove from there to Bommarito Nissan where we were offered $4500 for our trade in, and we left with the car we wanted, in the price we expected, and not feeling jerked around. I actually received a thank you tin full of chocolate chip cookies from Bommarito at my door this evening that reminded me to come write this review, as well as my good review for Bommarito.
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