I was looking to purchase a car for my fiancee. We're both gearheads (I drive a hyper modded 2014 Mustang GT) and she really wanted a Challenger SRT8. So, I go in with cash ready to just buy one outright. When my fiancee arrived, he made an off-hand comment about how a Jeep Wrangler would be better for groceries. I kinda stared at him and said, "You might not want to tell her that." We looked at the SRT8 she wanted... but time after time he made sexist remarks about women drivers and how she might better be suited to an RT or a V-6 model. Clearly we didn't connect on a professional basis. Still, she wanted the car and we sat down to talk price.
We talked about a new deal that Dodge had we found on the web about a step-up lease where we lease a 2014 and buy a 2015 when they came out. Their sales manager (clearly the head village idiot in this place), runs some numbers to do with financing (he never asked for a credit app... apparently pulled some numbers out of his rear end) and came back with an absolutely ludicrous lease term (in excess of $1,000 on a 2-year lease for a car that was barely 50k with a 4k down payment). I was floored to say the least. So, I asked plainly. What's your cash price on the car?
I quote the reply, "More than you can afford."
We're both highly educated professionals with masters degrees (and in our mid 30s). I had a cashier's check in my back pocket for $60 grand and I did not nor would I ever spend it at that store. We drove 2.5 hours to Tallahassee and purchased one there the same day.