Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody
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Absolutely. The finance guy is the one you have to watch for. When I bought my Scatpack I told them I don’t want any type of extended warranty. I just don’t keep my cars that long. When I traded it in on a Hellcat the finance guy at the new dealer found it and how he snuck it through. I was able to get my money back.It's usually the finance guy who ruins the experience. Credit Union's here is best for financing.
I wouldn’t mind if a finance guy being pushy. But when I say no and they hide it from me I consider that theft. The last 2 cars I bought I explained that I will never need the extended warranty and that was it. End of story. I should have reported them and him to Dodge but I doubt anything would happen. I will say this though. I will never buy another car from Flagler Dodge again. 4 miles from I home and the last Hellcat I bought in Orlando and the one before that in St Augustine.I work in finance and am a partner in a dealership, it is a tough gig and everyone thinks your screwing them constantly. Realistically, you get screwed more by your banking account fees, fuel prices, and car insurance company. Nobody is on carinsurance.org complaining because it is what it is. Plain and simple, do your own leg work, secure your own financing, and have your price your spending when you walk in. Make your offer and they will call, with an agreement or counter. Your paying for convenience when you finance at a dealership. If you have to do it yourself, you will waste a couple Saturday mornings or miss a couple half days of work. You need to keep in mind this is a business and you are dealing with people, people have real life problems and issues behind the scenes, so an experience can be completely different day to day. Everyone is working on a quota and needs to produce to keep an employment status. Don't get me wrong, I would change dealers personally if I was unhappy.
When I worked at the dealer that’s how the finance mgr made his bonus. All the up sales are done in his office.Maybe it was a mistake. Finance will NEVER get a cut or kick back on an extended warranty. Fixing the mistake and being apologetic is a different story.
I’ve had amazing experiences with CDJR in Collierville, TN. I did not finance through them though. I second using a credit union. This dealership has gone above & beyond for me with both chargers.Before we go any further, this isn't the uninformed, underfunded, Rage FUELED "ZOMG these guys suck cause I don't know what I'm doing" rant that we see so often. I've been through the process at least a dozen times
and while I'm not an expert by any means, I am fairly well informed, and I've got lots of comparative experience dealing with BMW, Mercedes, Nissan, Infiniti, Volvo, and Ford where I've NEVER
ran into childish, "fees", and "add ons" let alone the sad 1980s second stickers. But then I EVERY Dodge dealership I walk into essentially feels corrupt the minute you begin working a deal. It's gotten to where my skin crawls when a Dodge "Salesmangler" comes out to talk to me, it's such a sharp contrast from my normal experience.
NOT the salespeople, they've all been friendly and helpful, like they WANT to sell a car, it's the antiquated sales process which seems to be endemic to Dodge and Chrysler.
In 2017 my deal almost failed as they literally lied to me about my credit rating (Not the hysterical buyer ZOMG THEY LIE but actual caught in the lie, being deceitful), qualifying for the interest rate I wanted, all of it. We got it done, after I pitched a fit which included a bit of yelling. But screw that, it made my first months of Hellcat ownership much less enjoyable. Now, same 1980s BS, I swear I'm going to see a four square in a minute, LOL.
I can go Nationwide. ANYONE know of a Dodge dealership ANYWHERE whose sales department isn't still in the 1980s?
You know; not the same old dirtbag "story time" with the Sales Manager tapdance?