I bought a 2014 Preowned Toyota Tacoma in October of
2017. After signing the loan agreement, NOT BEFORE, I was told "By the way, you're going to have to figure out how to come up with $1,200 for the tax
2017. After signing the loan agreement, NOT BEFORE, I was told "By the way, you're going to have to figure out how to come up with $1,200 for the tax payment." Now who can tell me who keeps an extra few thousand in their bank account for this? Most buyers come into a dealership with a down payment and that's about it. When I asked "Why didn't you tell me this before I signed the agreement? and why didn't you include the sales tax in the loan?" I was told "We don't have to tell people that!" I see how it is! Make your sale and THEN break the news to the customer afterwards! I fell behind 2 months on my payments because of this. My 2,000 Fod Ranger had seized the engine after 260,000 miles and I had no choice but to acquire another vehicle. Hal Roper is not in charge of this dealership anymore and if he still was, this would have NEVER happened. There were also dents in the truck bed on both sides that were not visible when I first looked at the truck. It was dark and lighting was low where the truck was displayed. When brought this to the attention of the salesman the next day he told me "We didn't say anything about taking the dents out." That's because they were not visible at that time! Later on, I was told that the body shop would take care of this and would call me when they could get me in, and I never got that call. If you buy from them, be aware that they do not tell you that the sales tax is not included in the loan, even though there are lenders that will do that. Their claim is that not all lenders will do that. Really? then DON'T USE THOSE LENDERS!! In California, where I used to live, this is ALWAYS done. The sales tax is ALWAYS included in the loan. In the end, I ended up turning the truck in to the lender (voluntary repo) in early 2021. I actually got money back due to the skyrocketing prices of vehicles thanks to "sleepy joe" in the oval office triggering inflation. However, the bad taste is still in my mouth from this experience. Geesh, I sure miss Hal.