After reading previous postings on bad sales customer service, I thought to add my experience. I am in the market for a new QX50. I had a very busy weekend so did not commit with Sean to meet. So I worked overtime on Friday to make it in first thing Sat morning. I texted him that I made arrangements to come in, and he agreed to come in earlier than his 10:00am start time. We met at 9:30 am on Saturday. I walked in the door my first impression was that it was a very nice dealership. Very impressive up front. I was expecting a great experience. We admitted that my wife and I were middle of the road between buying a Toyota or Nissan. However, after test driving an Infiniti crossover at carmax we decided to treat ourselves to a Luxury car. It started off good, but I believe that we were identified as non-serious buyers. When I want to buy a car I always ask the sales person if they will be my point of contact throughout the sales process. I was ensured by Sean that he would be my sales person from the start to end. When making a large purchase, I like to have a relationship with a person. I thought we connected well since he was from Seattle area and I have relatives in Seattle, and we both golf at Torrey pines. As soon as he felt it was not worth his effort to sell me, he handed me off to another sales person. His excuse was that he had another appointment, and his tone told me that he viewed the another appointment as more important than me and was just blowing me off. Why even commit to being there for the whole process? He could not even make up a more creative excuse, he just said he had a 10:30 appointment but I don't think he did.
It is basic common curtiousy and respect to honor your word, but he went back on it by leaving me for an alleged other customer. The sale manager was there and I looked at him and he said all sales person are the same and does not matter. There is a saying the the fish stinks at the head first. Upper management seems to not care and take effort to inform employees on how to treat their customers. Can you imagine with this treatment in sales, how poorly they would treat you after you buy the car and come in for service? They lost a customer for good. My question perhaps all these luxury car dealers like this? If so I will stick with a Honda, Toyota, Mazda. It just does not make sense when spending 40k on a car to get a non-mutually beneficial experience.