Rick Case Honda, Euclid OH Informative - Inflated End of Lease Price
CLEVELAND, OHIO -- On 6/9/07 my family sat in the dealer for 3+ hours. We were to buy out a 03 vehicle from its lease. i suspect we were being ignored as we weren't really giving them a sale but causing paper work. Prompted by a friend that does financing in the automotive industry; he mentioned i should make sure i have my lease buy out price on hand to make sure they werent adding anything. i called the leasing company and received a buy out price. Some how Rick Case said they would contact Honda that day to also get the buyout price. Amazing: Honda Financing comes up around 875$ lower. (yes the verions of the price from Honda Finance included sales tax) When i asked to get honda on the phone they insisted i wouldent reach any one... How did they? We were then told that the extra amount was standard and used to cover processing fee's; that we wouldn't want to be filling out all that paperwork. I'm sorry, we were there three hours; we could have had it finished by then. We were more fortunate than most: we ended up trying to buy the vehicle before its lease term was finished. This allowed us to insist the dealer put the plates back on our vehicle so that we could leave and pay Honda Finance directly. Most aren't this fortunate and either 1) Pay Rick Case everything they are making up or 2) get stuck with turning in the vehicle and getting stung for what im sure would not be a pleasant audit of the vehicle condition. Google Rick Case Honda, it turns up quite a few 'nice' reviews. It's amazing how arrogant a finance person can be when they are trying to take 875$ of your money with no justification at all.