I went to Decormier Nissan on Labor Day to buy a new 2015 Versa. Given the price and what I was prepared to put down, they told me the monthly payment on loan would be $188. But then they proposed a 2014 Sentra which they could offer for the same $188 per month because they could provide a longer loan period and 0% financing. So I agreed at the $188 provided I could get the 2014 Sentra in blue. They told me I could get a blue Sentra, but the cost would be a little over a $200 a month and I would have to wait for delivery because a blue one was not on the dealer lot. I told them I would take the blue 2014 Sentra if I could pay the same $188 a month. They then played with the numbers and came up with $189 a month and I agreed. While waiting for delivery I noticed the deal-maker, the $189 a month payment, was suspiciously missing from the paperwork I had walked out with. So I left a voice mail with Calvin asking verification of the $189 per month payment. When he called back, I let the call go into voicemail so that I had a recording of his voice verifying $189 per month payment. On September 4, the day when I was to pick up vehicle, because the blue Sentra finally arrived, I went to the dealership before I went to my bank for a bank check, to verify (1) the blue color and (2) the $189 monthly payment. Only after I saw the blue car and verified the $189 monthly payment did I go to my bank to get a bank check. When I returned to dealership with the bank check, Calvin took my registration plates off my old vehicle and had them put on new vehilce. At that point Calvin told me the monthly payment would be over $200 a month because they had forgotten about some special fees when the a $189 was calculated. I was livid and made a scene, stating loudly for all to hear that I wanted my plates put back on my vehicle because the deal is off (I was even prepared to lose my $500 DEPOSIT, because I felt so cheated and violated). At that point Bruce the manager played with the numbers (upping trade-in, etc.) so that the monthly payment became $188. Then I agreed to buy the car, but was so thoroughly aggravated that the car buying experience was ruined for me. When Calvin went over the new car features, I could not even concentrate on what he was saying, due to the elevated adrenaline levels in my bloodstream. It is going to be difficult for me to love this new car, the way I loved the previous 2 Nissan vehicles I bought at this dealership. When I look at this bright blue Sentra I am reminded of my bad purchase experience. I wonder if I really wanted a 2015 Versa, but got talked into a 2014 Sentra. I am paying the same $188 a month, but have to pay this amount over more years.
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