Dealer Telling Porkies

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by halpos4, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. halpos4

    halpos4 "Taxi"!

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    On Friday evening i had an Australian couple in my Taxi,as soon as i stepped out to load the luggage they said "a Prius",anyway during the journey they told me they were at one point going to buy one but were put off by the salesman who told them that the HV Battery would need to be replaced every 3yrs and that would cost them $5000 [Australian].I told them that was complete rubbish and that mine had 200,800klm [which i showed them]and if that were the case then Toyota would be replacing 2 HV Batteries under warranty[based on the mileage they covered per year]They ended up buying a Corolla that the salesman seemed keen on selling them.....I wonder why!!:confused:
     
  2. efusco

    efusco Moderator Emeritus
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    Geez, it never ends does it. It seems like every word a dealer says is just a lie or wrong.
     
  3. Celtic Blue

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    Chalk this one up to the salesman. If they want to sell you a given car, they will make up whatever they need to about the car you actually want to scare you away...and into the vehicle they want you to buy.
     
  4. dogfriend

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    The dealer probably had a lot of Corollas on the lot and not many (or any) Prius. The dealer may have been giving a bonus to the salesguy for selling a Corolla.

    A few years ago, my GF was shopping for a used Avalon. She told the salesguy what she was looking for and the approx price she was willing to pay. He said "I think we have one like that over here...." then spent the rest of the time we were there trying to sell her a new Camry. They had a lot of Camry(s) on the lot, but no used Avalons. She ended up buying from another dealer.
     
  5. patsparks

    patsparks An Aussie perspective

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    Do they ever tell the truth?
    He had a Corolla on the lot to sell today, it was late in the month and he didn't have a Prius he could put them in today.
    Fool surely would have got a bigger commission on the Prius, wouldn't he?

    Aussies are all liars. Am I telling the truth?
     
  6. jayman

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    A sales jerk would tell a *lie* ???

    I'm shocked
     
  7. sdtundra

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    When I was shopping for a car, I saw an ad for 2 Prius Package 2's at $19,947. I went in at 9:30 and waited for them to open at 10 so I would be sure to get one.

    The salesman said that the ad had been running since Thursday and they sold them that day, (it was Friday March 14) and that he had a Scion tC that he could get me in for that same price. First of all, tC is nice but $19,947 before TTL for a tC that stickers at $17k is just insane unless it has leather and nav.

    Ended up grabbing the paper from my car which I'm lucky I had, walking by every single Prius on the lot matching Stock #'s. The white one was $19,947, the red one was $20,400 because of a "COLOR PREMIUM":confused::confused::confused::confused:.

    So yes, salesmen will try to get you into what they have available or what they can make the most on...Scion for $19,947 vs Prius for under invoice.


    Best part of the story is, when I was doing the paperwork, a couple walked in and wanted the same car I was doing the paperwork for and 2 others were in there for the red one. Took until noon to have everything sorted out, I bought the car contingent upon bringing them the Pink Slip for my truck within the hour for the trade to go through.
     
  8. KK6PD

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    Scene 5


    'Burn the Toyota Salesman!'

    CARBUYERS: [chanting] Prius Iesu domine, dona eis Prius requiem. [bonk] Prius Iesu domine,... [bonk] ...dona eis Prius requiem. [bonk] Prius Iesu domine,... [bonk] ...dona eis Prius requiem.
    PRIUSCHATTERS:
    A Toyota Salesman! A Toyota Salesman! [bonk] A Toyota Salesman! A Toyota Salesman!
    CARBUYERS:
    [chanting] Prius Iesu domine...
    PRIUSCHATTERS:
    A Toyota Salesman! A Toyota Salesman! A Toyota Salesman! A Toyota Salesman! We've found a Toyota Salesman! A Toyota Salesman! A Toyota Salesman! A Toyota Salesman! A Toyota Salesman! We've got a Toyota Salesman! A Toyota Salesman! A Toyota Salesman! Burn her! Burn her! Burn her! We've found a Toyota Salesman! We've found a Toyota Salesman! A Toyota Salesman! A Toyota Salesman! A Toyota Salesman!
    JAYMAN:
    We have found a Toyota Salesman. May we burn her? [​IMG]
    PRIUSCHATTERS:
    Burn her! Burn! Burn her! Burn her!
    KK6PD:
    How do you know she is a Toyota Salesman?
    DOC WILLIE:
    She looks like one.
    PRIUSCHATTERS:
    Right! Yeah! Yeah!
    KK6PD:
    Bring her forward.
    TOYOTA SALESMAN
    :I'm not a Toyota Salesman. I'm not a Toyota Salesman.
    KK6PD:
    Uh, but you are dressed as one. [​IMG]
    TOYOTASALESMAN:
    They dressed me up like this.
    PRIUSCHATTERS:
    Augh, we didn't! We didn't...
    Toyotasalesman:
    And this isn't my Prius ad. It's a false one.
    KK6PD:
    Well?
    JAYMAN:
    Well, we do like the car.
    KK6PD:
    The car?
    JAYMAN:
    And the SYNERGY DRIVE, but she is a Toyota Salesman!
    DOC WILLIE:
    Yeah!
    PRIUSCHATTERS:
    We burn her! Right! Yeaaah! Yeaah!
    KK6PD:
    Did you dress up the advert like this?
    JAYMAN:
    No!
    DOC WILLIE and ICARUS:
    No. No.
    DOC WILLIE:
    No.
    JAYMAN:
    No.
    DOC WILLIE and ICARUS
    : No.
    JAYMAN:
    Yes.
    DOC WILLIE:
    Yes.
    JAYMAN:
    Yes. Yeah, a bit.
    ICARUS:
    A bit.
    JAYMAN and DOC WILLIE:
    A bit.
    ICARUS:
    A bit.
    JAYMAN:
    She has got a Touring Edition.
    RANDOM:
    [cough]
    KK6PD:
    What makes you think she is a Toyota Salesman?
    ICARUS:
    Well, she turned me into a Volt.
    KK6PD:
    A VOLT?
    ICARUS:
    You know that Bailout nightmare GM Thinggie ..,but, I got better.
    DOC WILLIE:
    Burn her anyway!
    JAYMAN:
    Burn!
    PRIUSCHATTERS:
    Burn her! Burn! Burn her!...
    KK6PD:
    Quiet! Quiet! Quiet! Quiet! There are ways of telling whether she is a Toyota Salesman.
    JAYMAN:
    Are there?
    DOC WILLIE:
    Ah?
    JAYMAN:
    What are they?
    PRIUSHATTERS:
    Tell us! Tell us!...
    KK6PD:
    Tell me. What do you do with Toyota Salesman?
    DOC WILLIE:
    Burn!
    JAYMAN:
    Burn!
    PRIUSCHATTERS:
    Burn! Burn them up! Burn!...
    KK6PD:
    And what do you burn apart from Toyota Salesman? J
    JAYMAN:
    More Toyota Salesman!
    ICARUS:
    Shh!
    DOC WILLIE:
    Wood!
    KK6PD:
    So, why do Toyota Salesman burn? [pause]
    ICARUS:
    B--... 'cause they're made of... wood?
    KK6PD:
    Good! Heh heh.
    PRUSCHATTERS:
    Oh, yeah. Oh.
    KK6PD:
    So, how do we tell whether she is made of wood?
    JAYMAN:
    Build a bridge out of her, and drive a SUV across her!
    KK6PD: Ah, but can you not also make bridges out of stone?
    JAYMAN:
    Oh, yeah.
    RANDOM:
    Oh, yeah. True. Uhh...
    KK6PD:
    Does wood sink in water?
    JAYMAN:
    No. No.
    DOC WILLIE:
    No, it floats! It floats!
    JAYMAN:
    Throw her into the pond!
    PRIUSCHATTERS:
    The pond! Throw her into the pond!
    KK6PD:
    What also floats in water?
    JAYMAN:
    Bread!
    DOC WILLIE:
    Apples!
    ICARUS:
    Uh, very small rocks!
    JAYMAN:
    Cider!
    DOC WILLIE:
    Uh, gra-- gravy!
    JAYMAN:
    Cherries!
    DOC WILLIE:
    Mud!
    ICARUS
    Uh, churches! Churches!
    DOC WILLIE:
    Lead! Lead!
    DANNY:
    A Duck
    PRIUSCHATTERS: ooohhh!!!
    KK6PD: Exactly. So, logically...
    JAYMAN:
    If... she... weighs... the same as a duck,... she's made of wood.
    KK6PD:
    And therefore?
    DOC WILLIE:
    A Toyota Salesman!
    PRIUSCHATTERS:
    A Toyota Salesman!
    JAYMAN:
    Toyota Salesman:
    PRUSCHATTERS: A Toyota Salesman! A Toyota Salesman!...
    PATSPARKS:
    Here is a duck. Use this duck. [quack quack quack]
    KK6PD:
    Very good. We shall use my largest scales.
    PRIUSCHATTERS:
    Ohh! Ohh! Burn the Toyota Salesman! Burn the Toyota Salesman! Burn her! Burn her! Burn her! Burn her! Burn her! Burn her! Burn her! Ahh! Ahh...
    KK6PD:
    Right. Remove the supports! [whop] [clunk] [creak] [​IMG]
    PRIUSCHATTERS:
    A Toyota Salesman! A Toyota Salesman! A Toyota Salesman!
    TOYOTASALESMAN:
    It's a fair cop.
    ICARUS:
    Burn her!
    PRIUSCHATTERS:
    Burn her! Burn her! Burn her! Burn! Burn!...
    KK6PD:
    Who are you who are so wise in the ways of science?
    DANNY:
    I am DANNY, King of the PRUSCHATTERS.
    KK6PD:
    My liege!
    DANNY:
    Good Sir Knight, will you come with me to Toyotalot and join us at the Prius Round Table?
    KK6PD:
    My liege! I would be honored.
    DANNY:
    What is your name?
    KK6PD:
    'KK6PD', my liege.
    DANNY:
    Then I dub you 'Sir KK6PD, Knight of the Prius Round Table'. [​IMG]

    With apologies to Monty Pythons Flying Circus.

    It seemed to fit the bait and switch salesman scheme!!

    73 de Pat KK6PD
     
  9. dogfriend

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  10. jayman

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    I laughed so hard, I just about peed myself
     
  11. donee

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    Hi All,

    Toyota salesman do this because the buyer knows what a Corrola is, and so they can sell the car in less than half the time. The Toyota dealership around here is a bit of a madhouse (lots of activity - translation for those not familiar with Yankee slang). So, they are very interested in cars per day. And if they spend an hour selling a Prius, that s two or three Corrolas/Scions they don't get commision on. Well, at least that is how it was in late 2005 when I was looking for a Prius.
     
  12. Syclone

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    It all comes back to the old Saw:

    How can you tell when an automobile salesman is Lying?

    His lips are moving!
     
  13. JimN

    JimN Let the games begin!

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    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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  16. KK6PD

    KK6PD _ . _ . / _ _ . _

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    For those of you who missed the bit I copped to do my Burning Toyota Salesmsn post, heres the YouTube Python bit that inspired me

    Enjoy, then reread my post...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrzMhU_4m-g]YouTube - She's a witch![/ame]

    and now for something completly different...

    KK6PD
     
  17. miscrms

    miscrms Plug Envious Member

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    Easily one of the best posts I've ever read on Priuschat! :D The fact that I spent most of last week shopping for our second Prius probably helped my appreciation of the post a bit.

    Thanks for helping ease the pain of a Monday morning after being off for a week and a half!

    Rob
     
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