Raymond Chevrolet Complaint - Leasing Chevy Tahoe

Review by Jeffs2007 on 2007-07-13
ANTIOCH, ILLINOIS -- By far the worst car dealership I have ever dealt with. I went to lease 2007 Chevy Tahoe for my wife who only drives 20-25 miles a week. I have never leased before and I made it very clear to the salesman that I do not know how a lease works. I was trading in my 2005 Grand Prix. When I first went to dealership, they appraised my car and ran my credit and gave me a price for the new Tahoe on a lease agreement. Pricing was a little bit more then I wanted to spend, so I said no thanks but maybe I will come back. About 3 weeks later I decided to go back and figured I could swing the payment amount. They gave me the same payment amount and explained to me that it is based on 2 year lease. At the end of the 2 years I can trade in the vehicle for a new one, buy it out and certain price, or just give it back with no penalty except for miles and if I trashed the vehicle (which I later found out was not even remotely true to what actually happens). I said ok. When I got to finance dept. they told me that my payment was more then what the salesman told me, because the salesman told them I was putting down more money that I actually was. Way more money to be exact. Once that was figured out, I still took the deal for a couple dollars more because my wife really wanted this car and we could easily afford it even if we didn't want to. After 4 hours, I was finally out of there. About a week later I received a call from dealership saying they had to run the loan through another lender and the pricing is a little different but they felt that it was a better deal. When I got to the dealership, I found out that they wanted me to pay approx. 15% of the existing payment more per month!!!!!!!!! And they also explained that the lease was a 4 year lease and if I wanted to turn the vehicle in in 2 years I would have a lot of money that i would owe them. Needless to say I returned the vehicle to them and got my car back. I am going to look elsewhere. The salesman had no clue what he was talking about and basically told me anything I wanted to hear so that he could make a sale.

I advise anyone and everyone not to go to this place.
Comments:3 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-07-18
Posted by Hugh_Jorgen on 2007-07-13:
Be thankful they let you out of the deal. I would suggest you take a couple of weeks and study everything you can get your hands on about buying and leasing cars. Telling a car salesman you don't have any idea how a lease works is like handing him a blank check. Leases make sense for very few people - make sure you know what you are getting into. Good luck!
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-07-13:
Hugh is right... leases are hardly ever a good deal for the consumer.
Posted by gypsy45 on 2007-07-18:
dealerships always do this. It is a way for them to make more money. I've been reading up and it's been suggested that you don't take delivery of your car until all the financing is complete. Better yet, it is less of a hassle and a better deal to buy your vehicle through their internet dept. That way the price is set. I will never walk into a dealer again after my last experience. I don't trust them period!

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