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Finance up front!

  • 29-05-2021 1:12pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,877 ✭✭✭ D3V!L
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    We're thinking of downsizing our Grandland X and getting a small hatchback. Two garages my wife spoke to wanted finance papers in place before they'd even let us look at the car let alone test drive it. What's this all about ??

    A couple of months back in an Opel main dealer we test drove a Mini without issue.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,991 ✭✭✭ User1998
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    To avoid time wasters who have no money


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,699 ✭✭✭✭ L-M
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    User1998 wrote: »
    To avoid time wasters who have no money

    If only it was that simple.

    Those garages sound like arseholes, buy elsewhere.


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,782 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm
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    They probably don’t wand to bother pricing the Grandland?


  • Registered Users Posts: 982 ✭✭✭ Rrrrrr2
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    Move on to the next one. Though I reckon it’s more to do with not wanting your trade in. If you are downsizing there’s likely fcuk all in it for them depending on the car


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,877 ✭✭✭ D3V!L
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    Rrrrrr2 wrote: »
    Move on to the next one. Though I reckon it’s more to do with not wanting your trade in. If you are downsizing there’s likely fcuk all in it for them depending on the car

    Thanks, in hindsight it's reading as a PFO.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,754 ✭✭✭ Buddy Bubs
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    Could understand this with high end stuff and fast cars to eliminate test pilots without the means to buy and just want a spin, but can't see that being a big problem with small hatchbacks....assuming it's not a performance version. Not sure what their thinking is here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,870 ✭✭✭✭ mickdw
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    2 garages requested finance confirmation up front.
    This is mental and ive never heard such a thing before on a car purchase.


  • Registered Users Posts: 182 ✭✭ Water2626262
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    That’s bizarre. Especially since you have a fairly new Opel to trade in. I’d report it to the distributor. They should be bending over backwards to regain market share.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭ ineedeuro
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    Name and shame the garages
    They are busy at the moment so they are back to some of them treating customer like s**t.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,817 ✭✭✭ Darc19
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    If you have a problem with the car will they ask for independent mechanical report in triplicate before they will entertain you?

    Some garages are becoming like estate agents, high and mighty.

    The higher their haughty attitude, the bigger their eventual fall.



    I would not entertain doing business with such a company.


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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,234 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko
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    ineedeuro wrote: »
    Name and shame the garages
    Don't do this.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭ ineedeuro
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    biko wrote: »
    Don't do this.

    Why not? Terrible customer service should be called out. Not hidden and ignored


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,877 ✭✭✭ D3V!L
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    The cars we were looking at would have been similar value to the car we have. Maybe with something going to the dealer along with the trade-in. None were hot hatches , quite the opposite. I think Suzuki Ignus and a Mini One.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭ ineedeuro
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    D3V!L wrote: »
    The cars we were looking at would have been similar value to the car we have. Maybe with something going to the dealer along with the trade-in. None were hot hatches , quite the opposite. I think Suzuki Ignus and a Mini One.

    Doesn't matter what they are, as a customer you should be treated with respect.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,005 ✭✭✭ Green farmer
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    Isn't there a shortage of quality used cars atm ? I've seen garages, such as zucar etc, offering to buy your less then 5 yr old car even if you dont buy theirs.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭ ineedeuro
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    Isn't there a shortage of quality used cars atm ? I've seen garages, such as zucar etc, offering to buy your less then 5 yr old car even if you dont buy theirs.

    Not a shortage of cars, just lots of money floating around so people are buying car

    The normal route of importing bangers from England is closed. Carzone for instance has over 13k cars for sale


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