If you are considering a deal with Dave Smith Motors, I would caution you to avoid them at all costs. In 2006 I purchased a 3/4 ton Chevy Duramax from DSM and traded my relatively new 1/2 ton as part of the deal. Two weeks later they call and say they need the truck back because the financing wasn't approved. I told them to bring my truck back and get the new one. They told me my truck had been sold. Long story short, I visited first community credit union and had it financed at a better rate in an hour.
September 2019- I am shopping for a new GMC Sierra 3500 HD long box crew cab diesel. DSM appeared to have the truck I was looking for (or so they said). I am contacted by a sales representative after an internet inquiry and told they have the exact truck I want. I ask for a window sticker and they send it. Fast forward to near the last day of September (about one week) and the sales rep tells me in order to lock down the price and get pictures I need to make a $500 refundable deposit. Honestly folks, this is where you should just walk away! I didn't walk away and gave them my card number because the price was right but still no pictures. I agree to let them see if they can beat the rate from my credit union (12-15 credit inquires) and they can't. Guess what, they ran so many credit checks it knocked us out of the tier 1 interest rate structure with our credit union so I agreed to let them finance at their best tier 1 rate (yea right). We make the deal and I arrange travel on October 3 for October 4. I have verified by email and text the truck is a crew cab long box 4x4 with a few other things. I am repeatedly assured it is. I finally get the long requested pictures of the truck the evening of October 3. The angles of the pictures did not clearly show the distance between the back of the cab and rear wheel so I asked again, "Is this a long box? I am once again assured it is. October 4 2019 arrives and I am all checked in for the evening flight, hotel room all confirmed, things are good until 8:16 AM when the sales rep calls and says "I have to tell you the truck is actually a short box." Imagine what I am thinking at this point! I tell the rather nice young lady "this is a problem and I need your manager to call me." Keep in mind this is the same manager who promised me two different times I would not get screwed by DSM again (2006) and this would be "No hassles and red carpet treatment! My flight is in 10 hours and they tell me they are gonna make it right. They immediately begin offering me 3/4 ton trucks that they will put air bags on and give me $400 for travel. All the trucks they offered up except one were $3000-$5000 more expensive and not within the approved loan limits. It's close to 1100 AM now (8 hours from flight) when I spend an hour on the phone trying to get refunded for the flight and hotel because this obviously isn't happening. I was successful after some effort to get fully refunded for the airfare and hotel. The back and forth with more expensive trucks and talk of them losing money (whatever) goes on into the night, when I finally say I want a refund. I get a one sentence email the next day which reads, "So it looks like you are no longer interested in buying here and are requesting a refund?" I reply, "Yes, I am requesting a full refund." Oh, did I forget to mention they told me I had to prepay the Oregon tax on the vehicle which I did. I quote their own deposit refund criteria which is not the truck promised, at the price promised, with the financing promised. The sales rep says she will process the refund request for the deposit but you have to deal with the State of Oregon to get your tax back. This is on October 5, 2019 and their communication with me went completely dark. October 14, 2019 and I still do not have my $500 deposit back and had to file paperwork with Oregon to get the tax back. I have been in the Oregon Fire Service for over 28 years and was using the GM First Responder Discount Program as part of the deal. They told me how much they honor first responders and respect what we do. I am here to warn all my fellow fire/ems and law enforcement brothers and sisters to stay away from Dave Smith Motors until they quit scamming people. Read reviews on their sales and financing tactics. I have actually found other dealers with better prices. I have written a letter to General Motors letting them know about my "No Hassle Dave Smith Experience #2" as well as copied RFJ Auto Partners (owns Dave Smith) and Dave Smith Motors. To date, I have yet to be contacted by the general manager.