Re: Dealer telling me the truth?
The salesperson claimed that the dealership had sold it to somebody with "mediocre credit" and hoped to get financing. When financing was not accomplished and the owner wouldn't drive it back, it was towed back. She says the title was never signed so the car is technically not used.
This story sounds very suspicious to me, also. I'm wary of dealing with this dealer at all now, but I am also having trouble finding this car elsewhere. Other dealers say they can trade for similar ones from far away, but charge transportation fees.
I'm not experienced, but see a chance to bargain. The car is selling now for 16,000. It has almost 1,000 miles on it. I went to kbb.com and checked the retail value as a used car. The MSRP of a new one is 19995. The MSRP of the "used" one is 19075. So, I'm hoping to offer 14,500: $1000 for the depreciation of the previous owner and $500 for the unknown circumstances involved with a previous owner who had no incentive to take care of it. Is this a totally idealistic, unrealistic plan? Will I be able to get it near this price? Is it even worth it at this price?