I heard a radio spot on the local Christian Radio station (KLTY) offering to buy a car for 50% of the MSRP. I responded by both calling the dealer and driving there to check out their offerings.
As soon as we arrived at the dealer my wife commented "the vultures are circling" several sales people started over toward us. One, Daniel, engaged us and asked what brought us there. I let him know we were there because of the radio ad and asked let him know we were there to buy a car at 50% off of MSRP.
Daniel welcomed us and asked us to come into the showroom, where it was warmer, it was in the low 40's or high 30's that night in Dallas. Daniel went into the office and brough out some papers and wanted to collect a bunch of information about us, we just wanted to test drive a car and if we liked it we would write a check that night. After a few minutes we told him we REALLY wanted to go drive a few cars.
Daniel obliged and took us on a few test drives. About 1.5 hours after arriving at the dealer we settled on a new mini van. Daniel went back to the office came back with more papers and started to write up an offer, something we found strange since we were there to take advantage of the 50% off MSRP deal.
After he wrote up the offer price he told us that we can not purchase the car for 1/2 of MSRP it's a special 2 year lease they are offering.
I told him that they had wasted our time knowing that we were there to buy a car for 50% of MSRP and that we were ready to write a check that night. He went and got his salas manager and this guy confirmed that it was a lease to which I said that it's false advertising and that I will report them to the radio station and the State Atty. Gerneral.
THe moral here is never buy a car from Toyota of Dallas, they can not be trusted.