Going to the dealership is always something I dread. I hate getting up there and being watched like a hawk the second I drive on the lot. I despise the cheesy over used lines, and the overly pushy salesman. The entire car buying process is just the pits these days. This is especially true once you find one you like. Check it out, spend hours working out a price, lots of BS back and forth between you and the salesman, waiting for 20 plus minutes at a time while your salesman talks to the manager about who knows what. Then you finally work out a price, which is too high compared to what you wanted, or probably financially needed, to pay, and go into the F&I office. It is here where they try to push you (or even scare you) even further into buying more things you don't need or even want, adding "only just $10 here" or "only just $5 there" onto your monthly payment. It's just terrible. After that, you leave the dealership with your fancy new car, feeling like you were pressured and jipped. It's never fun, not from what I've experienced. And let's not even get into all the lying that goes on so they can try to get the most money for the car. It's kind of ridiculous.
For all these reasons, I was dreading going up to the dealership last night, march the 19th of this our year, 2015. I was turned off by the thought of it. The long drive out made it worse, I'm from St. Louis, took us about 45 minutes to get there. I didn't want to be there, but I wanted that car. I set up an appointment ahead of time so I didn't have to wait around for an available rep, although I've had to wait with appointments before. The dealership was pretty empty when I got there and my appointed sales person (Kevin) took care of my wife and I nearly immediately (almost never happens). We took the car for a brief test drive and came back. I new I wanted it, so I jumped right into numbers. I did some research on the vehicle's value before coming in, and presented my offer accordingly. He mentioned he may not be able to do that, but he would see. I thought for sure he'd come back with a number in the middle and we'd be back and forth for hours. Much to my surprise, he came back within 5-10 minutes, and with no BS, accepted the offer (which was a reasonable one, not a low-ball). It was fantastic. From there, the F&I guy took care of us, and we were done with F&I within another 5-10 minutes. Over all, the entire process took little over an hour. I've spent entire miserable nights in dealerships before, arguing over price, waiting, screwing around in F&I, and still had to come back the next day to work out a deal. This was a flawless experience, nothing like that; quick, painless, no pressure, no BS. I recommend this dealership to anyone who wants to get a car but doesn't want to deal with the typical drags of a dealership, these guys really work for your loyalty as a customer. I've never been there before last night, but hanks guys, you did a great job, I'll likely be returning in the future.
P.S. Kevin's a good guy to work with. Not your typical cheesy dealership type. Not sure about the other workers there, I only met with Kevin. If they're as nice as him, then that's even more of a plus.