Drove an hour and a half to West Covina to pick up a used FR-S. Started paperwork, hard inquiries put on my credit, got my apr, started paperwork. Then was told someone else is interested in the car AS WE ARE DOING PAPERWORK. Salesman leaves the office, comes back, "we arent making profit on your sale, if you buy gap insurance, it will put you in above the other buyer". I told them, I dont need gap insurance, if you priced the car incorrectly, that isnt my problem, you ran my credit, we agreed, lets finish this deal. Then I was introduced to the sales manager Tito, who informed me that they cant sell me the car, that the other buyer came in above me.
So, drove an hour and a half back home, no car.
Absolutely shady practices here, avoid it at all costs. I am floored that this can actually happen. So, thanks for the hard inquiries on my credit for absolutely nothing. I will be escalating this to BBB and Penske..