President Ford..Summit Holden.. and Lexus
Whilst out and about today I thought I would drop past and see if President Ford in Elsternwick was open to maybe take a test drive in a BA.
Upon arrival... shut up tight... one and one only BA outside the closed showroom... a demo XT in silver. Plenty of 2nd hand cars about.
Lo and behold..across the small road is Summit Holden (formerly Reg Hunt) With doors open ... salesmen ( and women!! ) everywhere..and more importantly .. potential customers all over the place. After spending about 2 minutes looking a VY's (no comment) we were approached by a saleswoman asking to help .. polite.. and had no problem with us saying we were just looking around.
(Lexus (and toyota) same thing ... but not as many customers.. and I didn't bother stopping!)
President Ford (and maybe other Ford dealers too) MUST wake up to themselves. After a massive advertising campaign letting the world know what a great car the really BA is ... they shut their doors and force people to go to a Holden dealer if they want to talk to someone...
I realise a public holiday is a public holiday .. but by opeing their doors, Holden and the other dealers have shown a greater willingness to sell cars.. or so it seems.
Ford have a long way to go to regain the crown... lack of effort on the behalf of dealers like this ... makes the road longer and harder.