I'm not sure how anyone, especially a single mom is supposed to buy a car here. $2,000 over book "no budge" prices might be doable if they would make up for it and give you a fair deal on your trade, but my initial evaluation on my trade was $1500 under book, and $3500 less than my last trade evaluation (at Lithia-Thanks Guys!). My car is not a junk heap. All scheduled maintenance has been performed. No accidents. NO french fries in the floorboards, never been smoked in.... And its full of spiffy hard to find features like navigation, bluetooth, DVD system. Oh and it's PAID OFF, so no expense in having to pay off lienholders, wait for titles, etc. It has high miles but all freeway, and alot less than a similar less spiffy model on their lot.
After an hour of haggling and my kids getting ready to explode, they finally came up as much as fair trade value, but that's still not "fair" if the vehicle I"m looking at is overpriced. It was a very frustrating experience. I can assure you, I will NEVER waste my time with this lot again.
This was my second experience with Edmark. My first was in 2012 when we went in to look at another vehicle, which was also priced $2000 over book. We were paying cash. They had no wiggle room, and said if we didn't like their prices we could go somewhere else. We walked over to Dan Weibold and paid $2k under book for the beautiful ride I drive today. I do have to say, this "no haggle-best-price" racket is a joke.
Dealer gets two stars because they DID have the best sales guy I've ever dealt with. His name is Tim Crowley and if you DO have the financial means to swallow an extremely bad deal, he is the guy to go to. He dealt wonderfully with me and my pissy-ness about the bad deal I was getting. He was great with my 4 and 5 year old, who I am pretty sure are the most terrifying things ever seen on the Edmark Showroom floor. Great GREAT guy working for a terrible organization. Wish I could give 5 stars just for his professionalism.