"The greatest danger to America is the corporations" I found this out after my interaction with Ken Garff Nissan. They were very high pressure, and wouldn't let me think on any of the decisions. They kept pushing until they got my signature on all of the documents. They persisted and fed me lines about how having a loan would be better for me than having a lease. I might have agreed with them, if they had told me the amount for the loan, but they conveniently forgot to tell me that I would be so upside down that it would be years before I saw the light of day again.
I went to Ken Garff just to look around, and after a needless fiasco regarding a new car, I got into a new Versa. I decided I didn't want this car, nor did I want to want to deal with the people at Ken Garff. I went to a Kia dealership, and found out that the car I took out a $18,000 loan for was only worth $11,000. Yes, they gave me a $1,000 credit, but they were blatantly dishonest when it came to my trade in. I traded in my paid off 2004 Kia Spectra for another $1,000, when the car retails for $4,000.
Every time I went back in to try and get a fair deal, they hemmed and hawed and told me that I was locked into a contract. I'm sorry, but all of their contracts and leases are internal, so basically they were trying to avoid actually working for the customer. They put the needs of the corporation before the consumer, and don't believe a word when they say they are working for you. After my experience, I can tell you that this is false. They fed me a line about the resale value of the car, and how hard they had worked for me to get everything turned around. How is landing me in a 72 month, $18,000 loan helping me? How is stonewalling me with excuses about how difficult it would be to actually do their jobs helping me?
Especially, how does it help the customer when they knowingly over-price a car by about 50% and portray it as a good deal, and then pressuring me into signing it because there was no other way to get out of the previous lease helping me? I gave up my paid off car, spent around 12 hours at a dealership (a good portion which was spent trying to get a fair deal from those people), and came out with a $18,000 loan, and a car I am so upside down in, I can almost see the Titanic. Ken Garff Nissan betrays the needs of the consumer by claiming that they "..hear you", but since they didn't hear me, I profoundly doubt that they won't hear you.