I am beyond annoyed at my local Honda Dealership.
They are preying on my status as a single woman and taking advantage of my good nature.
I drove two Honda Odysseys back to back and when my lease was up in 2010 I changed to a Honda Pilot. Well, now my lease is almost up again. When Stanley and I got married, I owned a car and he was leasing. When his lease was up, we leased an Odyssey van because we were having babies and needed the van. At that point he started driving my car and I was mostly driving the lease because it was the ‘kid’ car. At some point, he traded in the car and he now owns a vehicle and I am stuck with the lease.
That little tidbit slipped right past me in our marital dissolution agreement.
SO, I get a call that my lease is going to be up in the next 6 months but that there are deals on 2012s so if I want to get out of my lease early then I can get a deal. As I am waaay over my mileage allotment for the leased period (I agreed to see patients 1.5 hours away for a while which put major miles on the vehicle) I thought, okay, I will go take a look since I need a service anyway.
These people are AWFUL.
I finally told them that I was divorced and needed to reduce my payment which was a huge mistake but they kept trying to put me in a lease which is more than I am paying now.
They have outright lied to me several times.
First they told me that the Pilot needs quite a bit of work. I was like, “whaaa?”
Stella (the name of the Pilot) is pristine. I’m trying to leave and they won’t give me my keys, they want to do the deal right then, I’m saying repeatedly that I need to think about it since I still have time on my lease. I practically have to PRY my keys out of their hands, I go over to service where my car is and I say to the service manager, “they said the Pilot needs a lot of work!” He said, “What? I told them it looked great.”
Lying fuckers trying to make me feel bad about my car.
Then the block headed dude (really, he has a perfectly square head) says, “well, your circumstances have changed. You really need to move down, we can get you a really good deal on this car. It is just common sense that you do this.”
Don’t tell me what is common sense you Block Head!
I can’t believe I am even repeating this, I was so horrified, but when I was test driving, Block Head was riding with me and he said, “You are going to look good in this car! You need a car since you are divorced, get you back out there.”
OH NO YOU DIDN’T.
I pried my keys out of their hands and peeled out of there on Monday afternoon. Since then, they have called me 6 times, sent 3 emails and have texted me several times. By 9:30 a.m yesterday they had told me they could get me a better deal after all. I told them that I needed time and would not be coming back in until next week. At 9 p.m. last night I got a text, and I quote,
“Please come in soon. We may not have any 2012 car or SUV left by then. Ok.”
Yep, don’t get yer hopes up.
I was telling my girlfriend sister girl about it yesterday and she, low and behold, and her husband are friends with the sales manager at another dealership. She called me yesterday and said that their friend ran the VIN # and that I have quite a bit of equity in the Pilot that the other dealership was trying to pocket. They could get me the same vehicle leased for about $100 less than I was quoted.
For real. People should not mess with me.
I know people that know people.
Between my girlfriend sister girls and Al’s Uncle Sonny, I’m connected.
I am now trying to decide if I can see myself driving my 3 kids in a car. I’m tired of the big SUV, it is unnecessary and irresponsible environmentally since it isn’t like I am hauling rocks or something. I get sucky gas mileage, like 17 mpg and in the car it would be more like 26 mpg. Also, I need a smaller note.
I hate having less money.
But I love having less Stanley.
Being poor sucks Block Head.