How Not to Sell cars
I'm so shocked I just have to share my experiences yesterday with you good people.
I'm a seasoned Alfa owner on my eighth model and now looking for a new Spider, I have a very nice Brera JTDM to trade with only 9500 miles on the clock. I have looked at a few Spiders at a very good local dealer and missed a couple last weekend by only a few hours, but that's life.
After thinking carefuly I decided that I could go for the 3.2 Q4 and even tolerate the rotten road tax level. I had seen a nice (well it looked OK in the pictures) blue 3.2 at a well known dealer in the north west, I live in the Midlands so it's a good hours run. Off I went full of hope.
I arrived at the dealer just after Saturday lunchtime and found the car. Now I'm fussy but for £17k it's not unreasonable surely to expect the car to at least be clean, well not this one, nor any of the other very expensive cars near it, in fact it was filthy, mostly inside. The seats and all interior surfaces were covered in dust, the carpets looked as though a farmer in boots had been in there. I would say the car had been left out with the hood down and rained on. The exhaust tailpipes were very black, not a good sign, and there were paint chips on the passenger door.
What are they thinking of? I was genuinely shocked. The £25k car next to it was just the same and others were covered in mud splashes.
We were the only people looking at the cars for sale but despite that we didn't see a single salesman, they would have been better emloyed making sure their stock was clean and in a fit state to present for sale. I will not be returning. If a dealer can't keep cars clean on the outside what the hell do they do to the bits you can't see.
Last edited by mickjones49; 11-04-10 at 11:46.