UPDATE 4/6/21: I spoke to the sales manager, Josh, and he explained that the corporate office updated the prices of some vehicles, which is why the car was more expensive. He offered to honor the original price that was advertised, and I went in and bought the car today. Great deal, and my salesperson, Tony, was very helpful, not pushy, and a pleasure to work with. Thanks for fixing the issue!
I went in on 4/3 to test drive a used car listed at $17,600. I left around 1:30pm, and told my salesman I had a few other cars I was interested in driving. Later that day, I contacted my salesman to make an offer on the car, and he told me to come in Monday as offers must be made in-person and they were closed Sunday for Easter.
Monday comes around, and I called my salesman to make sure the vehicle is still in stock before I drive down. When I called to check availability, he tells me the price has increased from $17.6 to $20.3k — a $2700 difference. I told him I’d do the deal today for the $17.6k the car was listed at when I viewed it and when he had told me to come in on Monday to make the offer. The manager declined.