My Review Of Culver City Toyota:
PISSED OFF MORE THEN WORDS CAN SAY!!!!
Went into this dealership tonight 3/9/14 to buy a 2014 Toyota Corolla S. Found the one I wanted, the bright blue. Test drove it and fell in love. Didn't haggle or anything, told them to keep my payments under $500 and I would put $5000 down. The salesmen, Barry, ask if I had my checkbook with me, and I did, I was fully ready to buy the car right then and there.
The sales manager comes out and ask me if the check was a starter check, because his check machine wouldn't scan the check. I told him it was a check I got the bank to print me out, as I don't use checks. He said okay, not a problem he would take it as long as I promised him the funds were in there. I had just got my tax return of $5,163 back. The funds are there.
So they take me into the finance office to sign all the papers and get me out the door. The washed the car, gased it up, and was sitting outside the door. The finance guy has me sign all the papers, he got me financed with Toyota.... so he said. After I signed the last form, he then says, hold on a minute. He comes back and 1 second later the other finance guy walks in and tells us, we can't have the car tonight, he can't take my check because it won't scan, and tomorrow morning I need to go to Wells Fargo and get a cashiers check for $5000, and then I can have the car.
Problem.... tomorrow is Monday morning, I work from 8AM to 8PM... and don't have the time to go get a cashiers check, or go out of my way. I told him he could use my partners debit card, however he would only be able to pull $2500 at a time out, due to bank limits on the card... that didn't work for him either.
I then tell him I would see if I could make it to the bank, He says great be here at 9AM. Tell him I can't make it at that time. I ask him for my check back since he wasn't giving me the car now... and they REFUSED to give me the check back. The REFUSED to give me the car as well..... sounds like a scam to me, however Wells Fargo has great online banking and I placed a stop payment on the check and will be contacting DMV Investigators on this dealership first thing tomorrow morning.
After reading all of their reviews, I'm very happy I didn't finish the deal with them. The poor salesman Barry was begging me to come back.... and said he was just as pissed off at them for pulling that, says he just came there a month ago from another Toyota dealer, and wishes he would of stayed where he was, because this dealership was a "joke" as he put it.
STAY CLEAR OF THIS xxxx HOLE!!!
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