|Are all Ford dealers a complete waste of air???
Sorry, I am in a bad mood and need to vent!
As some of your know, I am looking to get a new Grand C-Max.
On Saturday I went quite a few miles miles, going to the three nearest dealers.
Dealer 1 was not interested, I think he had met his target,
Dealer 2 was more interested in selling me a Ford Direct car than a new one
Dealer 3 was OK, he showed me the grand C-max (even though the boot would not open) and a C-Max which the boot would open.
I explained to him that I needed an automatic as I cannot drive clutch cars anymore due to damage to my left foot.
He then told me a tale of a woman who always bought autos and orderd a C-Max off him. When it arrived it was a majual and he was implying it was here fault for not checking the order (even though he had only ever sold her autos)
Anyway we arranged to have a test drive in a C-Max today and I would phone him up this morning to fix a time.
This is how the conversation went:-
D:- "We can do Wednesday or Saturday because that the days the car is available"
Me:- "I thought we had agreed today?"
D:- "Yes, but the car isnt available"
Me:- "You dont work saturdays do you? "
D:- "No, but one of the other dealers can take you out in it"
Me:- (sigh) OK, but before we agree a time, I had better check with you it IS an automatic?"
D:- "Oh no, we dont have an auto"
Me:- "So how was I supposed to have a test drive then?"
D:- "I thought I could drive and you could feel how good the car was"
(Are you figgin kidding me? How am i supposed to feel how the car handles, the steering, the brake, the roll? A car always feels different from a passengers seat..)
Me:- "thats not acceptable, I need to feel how the car is"
D:- "oh ok, well IF we get an auto in we will contact you"
Great, so my options are either pay my money for a car I have not even driven in the hope that its a good fit, if not I am stuck with it for three years
or wait possibly months for the dealer to have an automatic in.
I am not asking the earth, but would you buy a new car you hadn't actually driven??