Two years ago my spouse and I picked out a Fusion online and headed to Koons Ford in Sterling to check it out and complete paperwork. Ricky was our sales person. As he was showing us the car we remarked on the color to which he responded "It's good. Cars are like women in dresses - some just look better in certain colors." We thought this was odd but proceeded with starting paperwork. As we were waiting for financing to clear, Ricky chatted us up noting that my spouse had formerly leased. "Me too," Ricky said, "Women and cars - when they reach 30 I get rid of them." I was absolutely stunned. I stared at him. My husband and I looked at each other shocked. I was so agitated I don't know what was said immediately after that. I asked curtly "Am I needed for financing any longer?" and upon hearing I wasn't I turned to my SO and said "I'm leaving before I say something I regret." We're sitting across the desk from good old boy Ricky when all of this happens. I'm visibly agitated. After I leave, he asks my husband, "did I say something wrong?" to which he replies "Yes."
I drove home furious and in tears at the degree of disrespect and insult, angered that Ricky was so clueless he actually thought objectifying and disrespecting a women to her face was acceptable - and even entertaining! And disgusted that we ultimately purchased a car from this dealer because, well, this is just how guys talk, right? The car was $2k less than every other dealer but to this day if we had to do it over we would pay the difference and go elsewhere.
I responded to the follow up e-mail from the sales manager and never heard back. We still get regular mailings from Ricky Piland with coupons and promotions. I can only assume it's business as usual for him. I recently called again because the experience still burns, but the manager on duty never returned my message. This guy is an xxxxxxx and no one there really cares.