They run a yo-yo financing scam. The finance manager Darren knowingly set me up with a lease on a Honda that was too good to be true. I should have listened to my mom. If it’s too good to be true, it usually is! I shopped on a Thursday before 5pm. Left the dealership thinking everything is a done deal and the price was right and the car was great. Well, three weeks later I get a text from Darren saying the financing fell through and I have to come back to the dealership and figure something else out. I tell him the dealership is an hour away from me, and COVID, so we can figure something out via email or text. It was like pulling teeth trying to get ahold of him. It shouldn’t be like that, buying a car. I googled this to make sure it was legal, and sure enough I found this is called yo-yo financing or spot delivery scam. Do not sign a conditional delivery agreement or a bailment agreement. This is actually illegal in a few states but sadly not in GA. So these dealerships prey on green buyers probably with low credit scores, then call them back saying someone made a mistake with financing or financing fell through etc. and then sign you up at some astronomical ridiculous rate because you’re already invested in the vehicle, and probably showed it to family and friends, and it’s embarrassing after the fact when it doesn’t go through and people are asking what happened to your new car.
Please take your money and go somewhere else. They don’t care about you, and will lie to you and string you along. They also won’t tell you to get insurance before driving off, which I almost did, but thankfully I have bought a car before and remembered.
And if you care about COVID precautions and distancing measures this isn’t the dealership for you. Darren didn’t wear a mask with me the entire time and to me it shows that he doesn’t care about others. Kept telling me I’m the same age as his daughter, etc. Well, I hope his daughter never gets scammed like he did me.