Never shopping Honda of Valdosta againWritten by genipher on 02/18/10 12:00:00 AM PST Go back to Sales reviews
Recommend this dealer? No Purchased a vehicle from this dealer? No
I was in a car accident last year and was in bad need of a used car that was good on gas with affordable monthly payments as I am a college student. My boyfriend and I pulled into Langdale Honda of Valdosta hoping to take a look at some used cars but I was in no mood to test drive unless I just loved a particular car. We came in on the New side and parked and got out and made the mistake of looking in the direction of the new Honda Fits. The first salesman, Michael, a [violative content deleted] came out to greet us and it was just very awkward. We told him our situation and told him we could NOT afford a NEW car and were not in the market to buy one. Shortly after, another salesman claiming to be a manager, came out and spoke right over Michael. He really fit the look of a sleezy car salesman... bad teeth, a unibrow... bad jokes, "How did you like the Fit? Did it... fit?!" (Awkward laugh) Somehow we caved and decided to drive one of the new Fits. After we got back, I really just wanted to get to the Used side and look at what they had over there. They ushered us inside and put us in one of their offices and wanted information... I knew this game, put you in a room, make you wait them out til they came back with "GOOD NEWS"... I am claustrophobic so I left the room many times to see what Michael was doing... and I was escorted back to the room. During the time I was out of the room I witnessed other younger guys talking down to Michael and jumping in front of him to do things. There was no respect amongst dealers. It was every man for himself and they didn't even try to hide it. Finally my boyfriend and I, after 30 minutes of sitting and only looking at one car--one i didn't want, got up and told Michael we were leaving that we still had other places to visit. For the next 2 weeks, I got a call every other night (the first night at 9:00) from Michael asking if I had thought anymore on the Fit. I finally saved the number so I would know it was him and I quit answering. After I finally purchased a used Honda at a FORD dealership in town from a guy named Chris (who was very kind and worked with me and did not PUSH any car on me), Michael called one last time to which I just answered "I bought a car already thanks." and hung up. I never got a call again. Now my boyfriend is shopping for a used Honda and we are refusing to shop in Valdosta. We've driven as far as Orlando and Tallahassee just because we had such an aggravating, unproductive experience.