I bought a car from Wilde Subaru two years ago. I came in with my fiancé, paid in CASH, did all the negotiating, wrote my name first on the title and.... my fiancé’s name ended up on my car. Guess my gender... To some this may not seem like a big deal, but every time I bring it in for service (ofcourse I was dumb enough to be tied to them with the service book), it is a slap in my face. I have told 5 people over the years to change it to my name. They all say, yes ofcourse. A kind receptionist even offered without me saying anything to change it. It has NEVER been done.
Some may not understand this but I worked incredibly hard to purchase this car with no financial assistance from my spouse. It was the first car I loved that I bought and it is just disappointing.
Also, on one occasion I was told I needed new break pads. I went to my dad to install these. He looks at them and they are perfectly fine. When I brought my car back, because of the book, this time they were perfect. I have had experiences like this too many times. I would pay extra to go to a dealership run by women where I didn’t constantly feel uncomfortable and taken advantage of, despite knowing as much as the male next to me.