My Review Of Kiefer Mazda:
My wife began working out of town, so we decided to trade in our aging s-10 blazer for a smaller, more fuel-efficient car. I found a couple nice vehicles online and made an appointment to come see them. I was hoping to look at an 07 camry, but the salesman recommended an 09 corolla. It was only a little more and he claimed financing would be easier on a 09 than an 07. The price seemed fair, so we decided to move forward.
They didn't give me much for my blazer, but I had expected that. I figured my gas savings would offset any loss I took on it. I was worried about getting financing as I haven't had credit for a long time and I had a couple hiccups. I was amazed when the salesman came in and said "I got you approved, but for 425" (we had mentioned we wanted to keep payments below 400). After meeting with the finance guy, we came to 368 a month. They provided a good warranty and gap insurance. We signed about 100 papers (as usual), and took away our new car.
Two days later I got a call from the dealer saying we needed to come down to Eugene to go over our loan. When we got there we were told we would need to put about 5,000 down or get a very good co-signer. Not being able to do any of that they refunded our down payment and I drove off in my blazer. I can understand not getting financing, but it makes me irate to think that they told me verbatim we were approved, when we obviously weren't. The only credit I will give them is they refunded my money and trade-in and didn't charge us for any mileage or cleaning on the corolla.
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