TYSONS CORNER, VIRGINIA -- I visited this dealer on Saturday April 18, 2009 to look at a 2009 Cobalt. I asked them for the 'out the door' price of the car and received one in writing. I looked at other cars and decided to buy the Cobalt. I called them on Wednesday April 22nd and told the sales person that I would be there on Friday, April 24th around 6:30 pm to get the car.
I arrived there and saw that the car was out front. The sales person was there. Two hours later someone finally showed up to do the paperwork on what was a cash transaction for the dealer, since I didn't finance the car through them. The price on the sales receipt was different from the 'out the door price' I had received from the sales person. Now, that price was only an estimate. The difference was not large but to me a price given in writing is not an estimate. Time will tell if I will tell my friends to buy a Cobalt. But I will not recommend that they go to Koons of Tysons Corner to buy it.
VIENNA, VIRGINIA -- The New Car Sales Manager hired my unemployed son for new car sales. Gave him the employee handbook with a promise of $750.00 at the completion of training. My son completed the training (he had some previous experience), made some calls and sold three vehicles within two weeks. They get paid twice a month.
First they claimed he missed the first pay period. Then they claimed they 'accidentally' sent it to his previous address. Then they claimed it was because of the 4th of July!!?? After waiting a month, he finally tracked down the now-illusive Sales Manager who went on to explain that GMAC declined to insure him and so they couldn't pay him. My son stated that he has his own insurance. Sales Manager made the same remark.
My son said "well, you have to pay me for my training and three sales." Sales Manager: "I don't have to do anything!" My son: "I'm going to get thrown out of my house - my landlord is waiting for this money!" Sales Manager: "That's not my problem." Son: "Well, how do you think you'd feel if you were counting on that money for your family?" Sales Manager: "WELL - I WOULDN'T LET MYSELF BE IN THAT SITUATION IN THE FIRST PLACE!"
Oh yeah - bailout boy? He's an arrogant swine. Do NOT do business with arrogant thieves - I wish our government would learn this one, too!