I spoke with Allie Fritz in regards to a 2019 Jeep Compass Altitude she was very helpful and I was looking forward to having a great experience as a first time car shopper at this dealership. I drove from NY to CT due to advertising online for my car of interest. I printed out pictures of the car I had an interest in which was advertised for $29,666 however, while sitting with Finance Manager: Charlie he was telling me that the car is $32,000. This to me was odd as I’d been eying this car for the month of November with the $29,666 price. It appears that the dealership upped the price after the inquiry I made in hopes that I would pay an arm and leg for 2019 due to my commute.
To make matters worse, the salesman I worked with “Bob” was not helpful in answering my questions and gave very poor customer service. Every question I had, he directed me to speak to Charlie. When I asked to speak with Charlie, directly, he informed me that he was not available. Bob asked me things such as my sales tax in NY, how much money I wanted to put down and credit score, before even taking me on a test drive for the car I was interested in. Furthermore, he was very condescending in referring to me as young lady and my farther as young man. I explained to both representatives that I was interested in leasing, however, despite this was being convinced to finance. Charlie agreed, to “reach out to the banks to see if a lease was possible, however after reviewing my credit report no call was even made”.
After not seeing eye to on the car I wanted, Charlie and Bob convinced me to take a look at a used 2019 Jeep Limited which I explained to them I was not interested in purchasing a used vehicle. Despite this, I took a test drive...to which Bob would not allow me to drive off the lot stating it’s a very dangerous road....to only drive a less than a mile down on the same road to switch off”. I explained to Bob the car presented was not the color I was looking for nor did it have the feature I wanted( a sun roof). He said don’t worry about it this is better car, the seats are “more cushioned...look at the rims on this one”, things that I explained to him were not my wants for a car. I said to Bob these seats are the same as the Altitude and he said no these are better...as if I did not do my research on the different models for the Compass.
After entertaining this idea of a used car, we talked numbers and the quote was outrageous something that would be more suitable for a Grand Cherokee. I thanked Bob for his time, and he said speak to Charlie before you leave. At this point I felt like Bob and Charlie were trying to take advantage of the fact that I was young and new to purchasing a car. Charlie walked out to me while in my car and I informed that the cars presented were not suitable for my needs and thanked him for his time.
I winded up driving down the street to Nissan of Norwich where I had the COMPLETE opposite experience from this experience. I was able to walk out with a 2020 vehicle for less than the quotes I was presented with at this dealership. I would definitely recommend any buyer staying clear of the two staff members in this review.
Lastly, after driving home in my new car, I reviewed Falveys used car inventory. The sad part about this experience is that they had a car that was in my budget with the color I wanted and could’ve had my business if the two staff members listened to my needs and wants instead of trying to sell me what they felt was good for me.