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Old 09-17-2022, 10:09 PM   #1
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I got with in an hour of having good things to say about Toyota of Cedar Park. The kid we worked with was referred to me by an old friend. He was great, if not just a little green. He found what we wanted.

As soon as the management got involved it went south. They won’t “hold” a vehicle that’s not under contract, “fine get it written”. Truck was msrp with a little added for tinted windows and an interior protection thing *** ever. No crazy fees.

I explained very carefully to them that I did not want any bs when I went to finance. They had a published interest rate of 3.49 for anyone with a credit score >710. Mine is 800 +.
Long and short we get to the terms and the finance hag has 6.8.

“Ma’am, is there an issue with my credit?”
“No sir, it’s 800+, interest rates are just not that good.”
“Ma’am-Toyota has a published rate of 3.49.”
“Ok Mr. Dos, I’ll go ahead and change that”

That strumpet didn’t have to ask permission, nothing, she just did it. She was obviously the decision maker. She simply figured I’d over look it.

Stupid thing is I was trying to buy 2 trucks today with another one coming. Cedar Park Toyota will have to bend over to sell me either of the next 2

Car dealers suk-sorry, rant complete
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Old 09-17-2022, 11:11 PM   #2
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Thats the first negative I've seen for Cedar Park Toyota. I bought a truck there and have been to look around, usually while getting truck serviced, many times. Helped my sister buy her car there also.

Sucks if they go downhill also.
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Old 09-17-2022, 11:14 PM   #3
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Every thing was pretty solid until I hit finance. She 100% tried to give me a colonoscopy
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Old 09-17-2022, 11:41 PM   #4
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Every thing was pretty solid until I hit finance. She 100% tried to give me a colonoscopy
Sorry to hear that brother. I hate finances when it comes to a new vehicle.
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Old 09-17-2022, 11:43 PM   #5
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Every thing was pretty solid until I hit finance. She 100% tried to give me a colonoscopy

That’s where is always goes south no matter how many times you tell them no add ones, no warranty I want my financing etc
Buying a car is miserable


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Old 09-17-2022, 11:46 PM   #6
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Sorry to hear that brother. I hate finances when it comes to a new vehicle.
Thank you sir. Poor poor Dos had a crappy experience while buying himself a brand new truck. While the experience suked, there are folks with lots bigger problems than mine. You can check it out when y’all come down
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Old 09-18-2022, 12:05 AM   #7
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It is so dang hard for me to leave the house knowing I’m headed to a dealership. I’ve actually only done it twice in the last 21 years and both times I had no choice and I’ve still never bought a new one. I imagine that’s even worse
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Old 09-18-2022, 12:06 AM   #8
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That’s where is always goes south no matter how many times you tell them no add ones, no warranty I want my financing etc
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Makes you wonder how many people just sign and end up with a stupid interest rate.
My sales guy asked me once where I wanted my payment. I told him I would leave if he asked that again. I need to know the price and the interest rate. You let me worry about the payment.
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Old 09-18-2022, 12:15 AM   #9
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Thank you sir. Poor poor Dos had a crappy experience while buying himself a brand new truck. While the experience suked, there are folks with lots bigger problems than mine. You can check it out when y’all come down
Sounds good look fwd to it.
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Old 09-18-2022, 04:52 AM   #10
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Makes you wonder how many people just sign and end up with a stupid interest rate.
My sales guy asked me once where I wanted my payment. I told him I would leave if he asked that again. I need to know the price and the interest rate. You let me worry about the payment.
They prey on the stupidity of buyers. My mother-in-law got hosed on a 75 month term to get the payments lower. Interest rate is ridiculous.
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Old 09-18-2022, 06:26 AM   #11
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They prey on the stupidity of buyers. My mother-in-law got hosed on a 75 month term to get the payments lower. Interest rate is ridiculous.
I hate that for y’all. I’m sure I overlooked something. Having put yourself in a position to buy a new car should make people proud. I feel like I got slimed

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Old 09-18-2022, 06:43 AM   #12
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Hopefully these dealers days are coming in the not too near future for their lack of ethics. Just proves they are still the lowest form of whale wastes deep in the ocean.
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Old 09-18-2022, 07:14 AM   #13
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Go in a luxury or higher end dealership and crud like that almost never happens. I’d gladly pay more for a vehicle to not deal with the scum bag tactics. My wife’s car is considered a luxury car (even though it didn’t cost much more than my truck) and they were an absolute pleasure to deal with.
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Old 09-18-2022, 07:53 AM   #14
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Did you buy a tundra?
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Old 09-18-2022, 08:09 AM   #15
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Did you buy a tundra?
Did, we have had 10 for company vehicles. They have been pretty bullet proof over the years.
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Old 09-18-2022, 08:58 AM   #16
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Go in a luxury or higher end dealership and crud like that almost never happens. I’d gladly pay more for a vehicle to not deal with the scum bag tactics. My wife’s car is considered a luxury car (even though it didn’t cost much more than my truck) and they were an absolute pleasure to deal with.
Yep. We have bough 3 new Lexus from the same sales guy and same manager in clear lake. Pleasure to deal with and no games.

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Old 09-18-2022, 09:39 AM   #17
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I would think your experience makes them a Gold Star Customer Satisfaction Dealer!

Pretty tame compared to most dealers nowadays.
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Old 09-18-2022, 09:54 AM   #18
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Every thing was pretty solid until I hit finance. She 100% tried to give me a colonoscopy
Yup that dept makes the boss a lot of money...
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Old 09-18-2022, 10:36 AM   #19
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The last two vehicles I purchased I actually had a decent time with the sale. We bought my wife’s q8 and had a good experience. I had a good experience when I bought my current truck. But I did walk from buying several other vehicles as it didn’t seem right, felt off. I recently went to go look at a new truck and the guy was texting me all day about when I was coming and having it ready to look at etc. I texted him back when I was on the way (we’ll before eob) received no response. Truck was on lot, I wasn’t overly impressed. I was open to look at other trucks but not one person approached me. Therefore no sale was made and I’m keeping my truck. Felt weird.
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Old 09-18-2022, 01:13 PM   #20
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That’s where is always goes south no matter how many times you tell them no add ones, no warranty I want my financing etc
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A large majority of the time, this is correct. The last new vehicle I purchased though was different.

Bought a 2022 Ram 1500 from Brown Ram in Devine Texas. The finance guy did his little speal about the extended warranty and maintenance agreements. I told him no and he said no problem. That was the last of that! It took us about 15 minutes total to sign on the truck!! It was by far the best purchase of a new vehicle that I’ve ever done, plus they sold the truck for about $7k below MSRP with no crazy add ons.
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Old 09-19-2022, 11:22 AM   #21
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A large majority of the time, this is correct. The last new vehicle I purchased though was different.

Bought a 2022 Ram 1500 from Brown Ram in Devine Texas. The finance guy did his little speal about the extended warranty and maintenance agreements. I told him no and he said no problem. That was the last of that! It took us about 15 minutes total to sign on the truck!! It was by far the best purchase of a new vehicle that I’ve ever done, plus they sold the truck for about $7k below MSRP with no crazy add ons.
This is how I operate as well. The financing is always a seperate conversation. I work the price of the vehichle first with NO trade in. With the internet nowadays that should be fairly easy as well. Just make sure you read the fine print of "advertised price" to be sure of the hidden fees they try to throw in.
Also, do a little homework by knowing your credit score and the interest rate you can obtain somewhere else. (i.e. your bank, credit union). Tell the finance guy in the first minute that you don't want any warranty, maintenance or add-ons included in the loan. Let him know what your terms are as far as how many months and ask him if he can beat your interest rate. No need for anything else. You have options.
He/she may lie and tell you they HAVE to share the warranty info but I tell them I'm in a hurry and don't have time to listen to it. Write it up, I'll sign it and be on my way.
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Old 09-19-2022, 11:31 AM   #22
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This is why I only deal with fleet sales. They dont have the typical sales/finance bs. Heres your price, interest rate and term. NO bs. Bought my last two Fords like that, no pressure and straight to the point.
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Old 09-19-2022, 12:01 PM   #23
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I recently went to Pat Lobb Toyota in McKinney.

The place was hopping, everyone was nice of course. They had lots of vehicles on the lot.

I met Ethan, one of the sales people. Super nice young man.

No haggle from start to finish. No changes on price or terms.

Go see Ethan. I’m telling you. Call Ethan. 214-683-5254.
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