Re: Dont Buy From Mcguinness 2 In Orlando Fl!
I went into this dealership and they had a used 05 Ford Taurus I wanted. I have a 01 malibu to trade that I owed $2,000 on.
"The salesman told me he would give me $3,500 for my trade and I could buy the Taurus for $300 a month.
"It sounded like about what I was looking for so I said OK. The next thing I knew he wanted a deposit from me to make the deal official. I told him I was using my car as a down payment, and I didn't want to put any cash down. The salesman told me that if I didn't give him some money as a 'good faith deposit' that the deal was off!
"I should have left right then, but I said OK. I gave him a check for $100 and the salesman told me he would just hold it until I picked the car up then he would give my check back to me.
"Before I left I had to see the Finance guy. He told me I needed all kinds of insurance on the loan, like life and hospitalization and he said I needed a warranty. He made it sound like the bank wouldn't finance me without all this stuff on the loan. He said the payment would only go up a little bit, so I said OK. I was supposed to pick the car up the next day.
"Well, I showed up the next day to pick up my car. The salesman was real friendly and running around getting my license plates switched over and everything.
"After waiting an hour to sign the papers I finally got into the Finance Office. The Finance guy had a whole stack of papers ready for me to sign. Well, the first thing I noticed was that the payment was now $413 a month! If this wasn't bad enough, this finance guy said I needed $3,000 cash down!
"I said 'wait a minute. You're giving me $3,500 for my trade and that's my down payment.' This guy told me that the $3,000 cash down was in addition to my trade, and my payment was $413 a month!
"I went nuts! I said 'you guys are trying to stick it to me. How could my payment possibly be $413 especially since you're figuring it with an extra $3,000 down?' He said to me he had nothing to do with it, that the bank was making the call. I said try another bank, and he said he already did and this was the best deal he could get for me!
"I said 'forget the whole thing. You guys are screwing me and I'm not standing for it.' I said 'give me back my $1000 check and I'm gone!'
"This jerk said he couldn't give it back, because they had already deposited it. I couldn't believe this. I said the salesman told me the check was just for 'good will' and I would get it back when I picked up the car.
"He called the salesman in and he said I must have misunderstood him, that he never said I could get the check back. I know what this guy told me. He was flat out lying to me. I said 'I want to see the manager!'
"The manager came in and I told him I wanted my $1000 back so I could leave. He asked me what the trouble was, so I explained to him the whole mess, and he said the salesman wouldn't have told me that about the check because it's not their policy to do that.
"I was ready to scream. Then the sales manager asked me if I would take the car if he could get my payment a little lower. I said 'if you can get my payment lower why didn't you just give me a lower payment from the start?' He said it looked to him like there was a mistake in the numbers. He went back to his office and re-did the numbers and came back and said if I put $2,500 down plus my car he could get the payment down to $393 a month!
"I said 'give me my $1000 back so I can leave.' Then he said 'what if I can do the $393 a month with only $2,000 cash down?' I was starting to feel like a ball in a pin ball machine!
I said our deal was $300 a month with just my trade down, and the Finance guy said it might be a little higher for the insurance and warranty.' The manager said no, I must have misunderstood.I have called the owner several times and the Better Business Bureau and still haven't got my $1000 back.
I'll never go to Mcguinness2 again.