Lou Bachrodt Chevrolet - " Taken Advantage of "
Trade in allowance and buying our 2012 Chevy Cruze/ financing - Complaint
COCONUT CREEK, FLORIDA -- My wife and I needed a new car and our credit is not good. Lou Bachrodt told us that they could help us on financing. We told the salesman that we could handle payments of $350.00 a month, they told us no problem. We had a 2002 Buick Century for our trade and down payment ( our Buick was paid for )They showed us one used Impala, looked bad. Our 2002 Buick had high miles on it but it looked like a new car. We took very good care of our Buick for 9 years. They showed us the new 2012 Chevy cruze at our request. We liked the car, color and so on. When we asked the salesman about the payments he stated the finance manager would work that out with us. This Chevy Cruze is the plane one ( Eco ). When we met with the finance manager we looked over the paper work for the financing. I was thrown back for they were only giving us $1000.00 for the Buick and the took nothing off the sticker price? When I asked the finance manager, Can't you do a little bit better on the price, O no we can't do that and your trade does have high miles on it. Now remember we stated we could afford $350.00 a month very easy. Now he states with your trade in of $1000.00 we need another $1,500.00 down and your payments are going to be around $476.00 a month for 6 years. When I became upset with the trade in allowance he went and got the General Manager, because I stated The deal was not going to happen. We will go back to the other car dealer to buy the 2010 Cadillac with 15,000 miles on it and payments were $365.26 a month. When the General Manager came in he stated he could give us $500.00 more for our trade !!!! Now when every one was out of the room, my wife stated she wanted this car. She drives about 40 miles a day to work on the turnpike, I am disabled. When all was said and done we purchased the Chevy Cruze and now have a payment of $469.00 a month. Now that it has been a couple of days to really think about this, WE WERE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF this turned out to be a very BAD deal for us. DO NOT buy a car from Lou Bachrodt of Coconut Creek, Fl. I would hate to see this happen to any one else.