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F*ing depressing store by the way. It's been awhile since I've been in a domestic dealership I guess. The poor Greeter had no idea what I was talking about. Plus he had that thing where one eye went in a different direction and I couldn't tell if he was talking to me or a big plastic plant by the door.

The GM was there and he knew of the car but had no info other than it was due at the end of the year, and he'd sat in the silver one at an industry function. Apparently I was the first customer to ask about the car. I asked about price and they said it would fall somewhere between "horsepower bargain of the century" and "total ass rape". (I'm paraphrasing)

I gave them my contact info and said I wanted first crack at one when they came in, and they gave me the inventory guy's contact info. When we get a little closer I'll drop a conditional deposit on one.
 
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Which part...One Eyed Pete or the plastic plant? It was the same drill when I bought the GTO. The sales guy knew nothing...and this was in 2005 after the car had been out a year and a half. When he pulled the ticket on the Goat and saw the price he asked if I was sure I really wanted the GTO, because "that right there is Bonneville money."

The best looking, most alive feeling dealerships I've been in have been the Audi stores. Mercedes stores are a lot more posh and quiet but that works for their brand. The Chevy store looked like a Costco without the racks of giant pretzels and 48 roll toilet paper packs.
 

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I'm starting to find most people who work at dealerships, are only doing it as a last resort job. I don't expect to learn anything from them. Just give em your model name, options, and money and be on your way.
 

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im not one bit surprised, my own domestic car dealership experience was like that sadly. also I have a friend that works as a tech in a Dodge dealership and he reports majority of the people that work their are idiots, even the service manager and sales manager.

since im the market for a new car i went shopping around to a few different dealerships, one toyota, another BMW and the final one, Lexus. Everything at these dealerships were far better, from the greeters, service advisers, sales people etc.

The BMW dealership even had an amazing lounge with food, refreshments, etc, i was amazed
 

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There will always be good and bad dealerships. I've been to some dealerships where the sales guy was insanely knowledgeable and helpful and others where the sales person knew nothing. This is the same brand dealership too.
 

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i find that going to the "flagship" dealerships or just the bigger Chevy dealerships in your area will get you the better service, they seem to be more under control by Chevy or just have better management.

the random dealership out in the middle of no where is one you should stay away from.
 

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i find that going to the "flagship" dealerships or just the bigger Chevy dealerships in your area will get you the better service, they seem to be more under control by Chevy or just have better management.

the random dealership out in the middle of no where is one you should stay away from.
True. That's generally how they came to be a flagship dealer...by moving a lot of product and taking care of their customers.
 

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Those flagship stores are also less likely to negotiate too. High volume starts are usually not willing to negotiate on pricing as they aren't as desperate for sales.
 

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Those flagship stores are also less likely to negotiate too. High volume starts are usually not willing to negotiate on pricing as they aren't as desperate for sales.
It depends on the kind of month they're having. Big inventories have big carrying costs.
 
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