April 27 2016.
After my bride and I test drove a 2013 CPO Escape, we decided to sleep a night before going back to Mark for purchase.
My bride is a business owner, and I'm her IT, accounting and payroll back-end. We both have working brains.
Seeing the 27000 initial sticker price drop to 26000, when we first saw the SUV, made us happy.
We really wanted to buy onsite, but did not expect a financial incentive. We got the typical boiler-room pressure moves. No sweat.
2 appts for other buyers to see the car dropped to 1 (accidental slip). C'mon?
Then our credit union supposedly declined our Ford application (after 20 years of doing business with Coastal Federal Credit Union and former IBM employee). Really? Ford Credit approves us, but our CU wont. Really?
Then our 750 credit score drops to 716? (Explaination) They use Experian, but get an "auto finance" score which is usually 30 points less than FICO. Really?
Forward less than 2 hours, and while searching online, we find our exact same SUV now priced another 1000 less. Really?
We have our current 2005 Escape for another month, before we drive her 2500 miles to give to our daughter, so "Time is on our side". Too bad Crossroads Ford Sales Department and Credit Department are NOT.
Zem wisdom. Sometimes things don't work out, because something better is meant to happen. Just be patient.
Our salesman Mark R. Was great, but I think Sales and Credit need a shake-up.
Let's see if we go back?