I'll make it short and to the point.
I was quoted the following for an 06 Accord EXL I4/AT, these are direct
copy and paste from the emails :
from the dealership:
"I have the 06 4cyl in both white and black, my final offer on this car
is 22266.00 or 23897.42 Drive Out. Let Me know? Thanks"
"We may have a deal here.
OK, just to be certain we are all on the same page, $23,897.42 is
complete and total drive out price for a new 2006 Accord 4 door sedan,
Taffeta White / Tan Leather, EX-L I-4 motor, automatic transmission with
nothing to be added to that drive out price whatsoever for any reason?
Has this offer been approved by whoever needs to approve it?
I just want to be certain there are no changes or surprises when I show
up for the car to do this. Please let me know."
The dealership replied :
"we offer Lojack, Propack (Wheel locks, Trunk tray, Door edge guards,
Mud guards) and paint and fabric seals, on every car. that cost is
usually 1790.00 I can probably get that price reduced however I'm not
sure they would be will to overlook it altogether. Let me know if you
are still interested.
to which I responded :
"I thought you gave me the final drive out price. Now you are changing
This is not acceptable.
Will you stand behind your stated drive out price as you have quoted
and they came back with :
"the price for drive out is the price of the car in my emails I stated
that the price I quoted was non inclusive of any dealer adds. I nformed
you of this before your arrival. I would truly like to earn your
business but these items cannot be removed from the car. I may be able
to get the price of the items reduced however."
to which I replied:
"A drive out price is a drive out price. Period.
If there is something to be added then it is not a drive out price is
Why didn't you state that up front instead of hiding it ? What did you
expect me to do when that came up ?
You had a cash customer ready to sign a check and pay in full for a
quoted drive out price. Now you don't."
the Goodson's final response :
"I hear what your saying sorry we lost your business."
in my opinion, Goodson Honda does not honestly portray their dealings
and I recommend not doing business with them.
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