right... I've now whittled my list down from a top 5 cars to the 2 leaders...
Pug 206HDi DTurbo
Focus TDCi Sport
we've already test driven the 206 DTurbo, and the G/F likes it a lot.. a real lot... but I'm not to keen on the looks, and want to have a look at the Focus before blowing my wad on a new car!
man.. the Ford Garage have got an amazing way of dealing with customers!!
Walked onto the forcourt and got pounced on by a Salesman..
"what type of car are you looking for?"
"up to 12months old, 3 door, Focus TDCi.. what sort of price?"
he scuttles off and leaves us for a couple of minutes..
"ok.. i've got an 18 month old 5 door Focus TDCi and a 2 year old 4 door saloon TDCI... would you like to see either of those?"
"hmmm.. so no 3 doors?
"no. just those 2."
"no.. i'm looking for a 3 door.. "
so walking out of the dealers, the G/F notices a 3 door Black, New TDCi Sport by the showroom. so we walk in to get a brochure and price list and again get pounced on by another Salesman.
so the G/F asks
"how much for the black focus with the pretty wheels and interior?" (bless her.. this is one of the reasons I love her!!)
salesman turns to me "now cant you just tell that thats a woman describing a car!"
so my reply "well mate, its her bloody money, so you'd better be nice!!!"
sales dork is now glowing red with embarassment..
"ok.. if you'd like to take a seat, and i'll get some details on the car... would you like a coffee?"
"no.. just a price for the car!!"
sales dork then proceeds off to an office at the back of the showroom.. so me and the G/F sit there... and wait.. an wait.. and wait.. keep looking at him, and he's jumping from the phone, to the computer to a book back to the computer and then back to the phone... so we wait a bit more.. by now i'm getting bored.. very bored!! so I stand up and start to walk around the showroom while the G/F is still sitting there.
at the 10 minute marker, he's still in the office and is still ignoring us!! so we up and walk out.. get in the car, and start to drive off.. glance in the window of the showroom and he's standing by the door with a glazed look on his as if to say "where have my customers gone!"
got back home.. and phone another Ford garage.. asked
"how much for a Focus TDCi on the road?"
"oh.. the new model? yeah its £15100.. but depends on your trade in or finance arrangements!"
"have you got one I can test drive?"
"yep.. just call in and we'll sort it out for you!".
so we went down yesterday, took it for a test drive and now its a tough desicion between the 206 and the Focus..
I know one of our dedicated mods is a car salesman...and absolutely no offence is meant to him.. i'm sure he wouldn't treat a customer this way!!!
there is no point to this thread.. just a rant