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Old 08-13-2008, 05:30 PM   #41
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Sorry dude, I thought I was giving you some good news, not engaging in a 'pissing contest'.
No need to be defensive, dude. I was prefacing my post with the pissing contest remark so that my remarks were not misconstrued as being antagonistic or seemingly piss-contest-ish. I wasn't accusing you of starting or even engaging in a pissing contest.


At any rate, you guys are right. I am wrong. I called four more Toyota dealerships in Florida. Here is the run down of what I got:

Tampa: Date of purchase was the answer. I asked are you sure. The response was "absolutely."

Gainesville: I called again and got a different guy. Get this: The response was "Date of purchase for the miles portion but calendar year for the years portion." I said, "So the warranty clocks starts on January 1st?" The response was "yes."

Orlando: Date of purchase. "Are you sure?" "No, I'm not sure that that is correct, but I think it is."

Sarasota: Salesman did not know the answer. Put me on hold and came back and said he'd asked the sales manager and he said "date of purchase."

Suffice to say I think many of the salesmen don't know the truth. I should've known better.

I apologize for the mix up.
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Gatorbuzz, here is what I hope will be a helpful piece of advice.

Never believe anything a car salesperson, sales manager, or any dealer representative tells you. (of course I don't mean you 73SS454)
Don't forget not to trust, annuity salespeople, stock brokers, other people in the financial industry. I didn't mean you Saluki.
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Never believe anything a car salesperson, sales manager, or any dealer representative tells you. (of course I don't mean you 73SS454)
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Always get it in writing. Also, if you are the type of person that likes to get an extended warranty or prepaid maintenance program. Never blindly take the offer from your dealer. There are places on the web that will offer large discounts on Toyota plans. It does not matter where you buy the car, your local dealer will honor it just the same.
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Looks like you talked to two morons at two different dealers...........
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.......(also ask them if they will print this off for you to keep in your glove box{why haven't they changed that name? Does anyone keep gloves in them?}).
For the 1st time in all of my driving years, I actually DO keep a pair of gloves in the glovebox! I amaze myself!
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Gatorbuzz, here is what I hope will be a helpful piece of advice.

Never believe anything a car salesperson, sales manager, or any dealer representative tells you.
If most car salesman/dealers/whatever are like the ones here in my town, Saluki is absolutely right! The bunch of swine car sellers around here have lied through their teeth for so long, they wouldn't know the truth if it was a sharp stick and they sat on it....they'd swear on their one-eyed, hunchback, crippled mother's grave that they were sitting on a plush cushion!
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No need to be defensive, dude. I was prefacing my post with the pissing contest remark so that my remarks were not misconstrued as being antagonistic or seemingly piss-contest-ish. I wasn't accusing you of starting or even engaging in a pissing contest.
Then at this point I'd like to start a pissing contest with you regarding my level of defensiveness!

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For the 1st time in all of my driving years, I actually DO keep a pair of gloves in the glovebox! I amaze myself!

If most car salesman/dealers/whatever are like the ones here in my town, Saluki is absolutely right! The bunch of swine car sellers around here have lied through their teeth for so long, they wouldn't know the truth if it was a sharp stick and they sat on it....they'd swear on their one-eyed, hunchback, crippled mother's grave that they were sitting on a plush cushion!
After 35 years in the car biz, I've decided you guys are right. Customers never lie or jerk the salespeople around.
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Then at this point I'd like to start a pissing contest with you regarding my level of defensiveness!




No thanks! At this point I believe it's wise for me to exit stage, errrr thread, left. I've mucked this thread up enough as it is.
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If you were buying a new car, would you purchase an end of year close out [2008] or a 2009 model.
I am thinking buying a Toyota Corolla. The price of each of the CE model is as follows:
09=$15,350
08=$14,405
07=$12,851
06=$11,293

The 2009 is completely redesigned. It is a bit larger inside and out. Looking at the price tags, I would choose the 06 or 07 model.
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Don't forget not to trust, annuity salespeople, stock brokers, other people in the financial industry. I didn't mean you Saluki.
How about doctors? I mean they're on commission as well. How ever can we trust them? And lets not leave out those nasty waiters who try to upsell you. And rental car people trying to stick you with extra insurance.
Perhaps we can put together a list of people on here that we can trust, it should be much shorter.
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No thanks! At this point I believe it's wise for me to exit stage, errrr thread, left. I've mucked this thread up enough as it is.

TO THE DEPTHS WITH YOU, THREAD MUCKER!!!!!!!!!



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After 35 years in the car biz, I've decided you guys are right. Customers never lie or jerk the salespeople around.
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How about doctors? I mean they're on commission as well. How ever can we trust them? And lets not leave out those nasty waiters who try to upsell you. And rental car people trying to stick you with extra insurance.
Perhaps we can put together a list of people on here that we can trust, it should be much shorter.
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If most car salesman/dealers/whatever are like the ones here in my town, Saluki is absolutely right! The bunch of swine car sellers around here have lied through their teeth for so long, they wouldn't know the truth if it was a sharp stick and they sat on it....they'd swear on their one-eyed, hunchback, crippled mother's grave that they were sitting on a plush cushion!
More likely they are one or more of the following:

1)Fighting addictions to drugs, alcohol,or both
2)Underemployed
3)Untrained
4)Unhappy
5)Just plain clueless

On the other hand, I know a fair number of them pulling down 6 figures, not bad for no college and in some cases, a high school drop-out.......
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More likely they are one or more of the following:

1)Fighting addictions to drugs, alcohol,or both
2)Underemployed
3)Untrained
4)Unhappy
5)Just plain clueless

On the other hand, I know a fair number of them pulling down 6 figures, not bad for no college and in some cases, a high school drop-out.......
Or the owner of the dealership is off at a 20 group meeting figuring out a way to screw the salespeople out of their money.
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Or the owner of the dealership is off at a 20 group meeting figuring out a way to screw the salespeople out of their money.
Yeah, that happens all the time.......... Kinda like the "minimum pack" on used cars of $800-$1000. Even if the car had 1500 miles on it, it got $800-$1000 tacked on, and the salesman NEVER got paid on that.......We used to call it the _________(Insert dealer's name) Trust Fund
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One of the salespeople I met along the way said it best. Car sales is what you do once you've failed at everything else.
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You guys keep this up and you'll end up giving car salesmen a bad name...
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