Today, I'm visiting two used car dealships.
The Coggin dealer, Isreal, has been very attentive and since first contact, he has bent over backwards in email. Offering to deliver the car if it's paid and also finding other similar cars for me to review online.
While I like the attention, the prices at the Coggin dealer are quite a bit higher than at Driver's Mart. Kyle has been very helpful too. I've found essentially the same car so I believe price will win.
1970 State Road 436.
Winter Park, FL 32792
Coggin Honda of Orlando
11051 S Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837
After visiting Coggin Honda Orlando, I was nothing less than disappointed. Last night I spoke to a sales guy about a specific car and was given specific answers.
“Is the car there?”
Yes, I was told.
I didn’t want the car warmed up or moved because I wanted to inspect the car cold so I drove over to Orlando the next morning.
Of course, the car was no longer available.
The sales manager was polite but I was still miffed.
Car lots Day 2.
Today, I'm visiting Honda dealer in Sarasota, FL
I've started a conversation last night (at 1 a.m.) online with a chat. It was a little helpful. The represnetative was good however I got the feeling the reason they were there was to qualify me. This was subtle, but accurate. They asked me questions that they would need answered, are you paying cash or financing? But when I asked if the car was available, they couldn’t answer. I also asked if a Carfax or Autocheck was available. Again, they couldn’t answer.
After going online to autotrader.com I found a carfax.
Wilde Honda Sarasota
7333 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231
Used Car Negotiation
I will be recording both conversations and include the transcript of the sales process here.
We will see how it goes.