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I went to get my new toy tonight. 8 weeks of waiting is finally over.
I'm extremely satisfied with my purchase even if i've only driven it for 6 or so kilometers from the dealer to my house.
Can't wait t'ill this weekend for a real ride. Yes. It's super busy at work and i have no time for joy rides.
Mustang Base V6 = Just plain awesome. +1
Now for the negative part. The dealer.
I was not entirely satisfied with the level of professionalism. No i won't say who.
When ordering the car, they quoted my 500$ more than the actual sticker price without my knowledge. Only when i got my VIN, i asked why the price difference? They're response was that the Value leader (Base) was basically is a non profit car for them. They also told me that the have a limit of 3 of this type of car per dealer because of profit reasons. Go figure!
It seem's that i was actually one of the lucky ones. Yea right!
Why bother giving them my email if they can't even use it to inform me about some progress. I was the one phoning them for updates?
I got a lot more info regarding the Mustang on this forum than the salesman himself. He's suppose to know this stuff. Well does he?
He told me that if i don't deal with them for my oil change, it will screw up my warranty. I responded: I'll talk to my mechanic
about that. He countered: You can't use any jobber fo this kind of car. FYI, My mechanic is a trusted friend that i've know for the past 32 years and worked for Toyota, Honda, Hyundai and Subaru. He would put them all to shame with is knowledge.
During my initial inspection, I found a small scratch (1/4 inch) on top of the front bumper below the right light that had been "fixed" with touch up paint. He told me that it sometimes happens. Yea! good thing i checked before signing your contract. Now you can't blame me for it. I basically told them: Either fix it or get me the all weather rubber floor mats to make me look the other way.
Dealer = Thumbs down. 0
Sorry guys. No pics for now. Only when my "modding" is done.
Congrats on the new ride!!
I'm the Finance Manager at a Dealership in Ontario. Are you X or A plan? If so, they cannot deviate from the price on the invoice. Simple as that. Ford is also giving 500 del allowance on the value leader. Not sure about Costco in Quebec.
At the very least. You should have paid X plan minus $500 del allowance. Their excuses are total BS. Ford pays the commission. The dealership makes 2% plus holdback (admin, nitro, rustproof, etc.).
Also, you won't screw up your warranty by doing the servicing elsewhere. The important thing is that you do it and just keep receipts. You might want to get an FMPP and have your car serviced at another Ford Dealer. FMPP is an amazing service plan. I'm sure Ford loses money on it.
Damage does occur, but they certainly didn't fix it properly. Scratches like that, go to our body shop for fixing. Never touch up paint!! Jeesh!!
Too bad you weren't closer!! I would never treat a customer like that. If you need a Warranty or an FMPP, let me know and I'll put it through for you at my cost plus $100
I've yet to meet a salesman that knows much about the product they're selling, and if they do know somthing it's what they've read, no real world experience. I am usually kinda rude to them, makes my wife mad. She don't understand that they don't care about you, they only want to get as much money out of you as they can. That being said, I have met a couple I've gotten along with, who I felt treated me right. I keep the rudeness down until they show they're true colors, but they usually do pretty quickly.
I would point out that a rabid enthusiast can live on the internet and learn everything possible about the 2011 Mustang. Well the sales guy has to know all the cars on the lot, not just his favorite one. For this reason alone I cut sales guys some slack. They have to kiss the customers butt to try to make a sale and if it doesn't happen, they get reamed by the sales manager. Either way they lose. I'd never want that job.
Glad you have your new ride.
Without the name of the dealership this is just a thread of you complaining. While you are certainly right in being upset with that dealership, you should name the dealership so that others will not fall into the same situation you experienced. But yes, I'd be very pissed.
Mark at Price Ford Auto-crosses his Mustang and has owned several. He knows the product inside and out. It's rare, but he knows his stuff.
Can you elaborate more on the FMPP ( I assume this is the Ford Motor Protection Plan? ) and warranties? Like what the costs would be (different prices for different modles I assume?).
Enough of the bad deal... Show us some Pics of the new ride!
I agree with Gregor. On new cars, I find what I want on the internet, print the window sticker and e-mail the internet manager the VIN. If they still have the vehicle, we negotiate a price before I ever get to the lot. Once there, I drive it and if it drives fine, we sign the paperwork. Simple and none of the BS.
Polarman, can you name the dealer? I'm shopping right now and wouldn't want to give them my hard earned money.
Ford Canada allows me to charge a maximum 500 dollar markup, so a 5yr plan lists for about 1700. Definitely negotiate the price, if you want one. At 1200.00 it's a really good value and you'll have a perfectly maintained Mustang.
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