Huntington Toyota (Stevens) Informative - Bait & Switch - Purchase A Used Vehicle
HUNTINGTON TOYOTA, NEW YORK -- I and my husband were in the market for a used vehicle, Maybe new. I researched for over two weeks for the vehicle I wanted.I found the perfect one, the so perfect price etc... Well, my husband and myself went to the above mentioned dealer stevens toyota huntington, ny. We went on a Saturday evening around 5:15, we test drove the vehicle, and requested some money off. Well they said "no" period. So we left and decided to check out other like vehicles. Well, we could not come up with any other vehicles that low in price. We were looking at a 07 highlander with 21,000 miles for 22,245 thousand.Did I mention that we went to test drive the suv on a Saturday evening when we were told that they close at 6:00pm. Ok, we go back that Sunday ready to purchase the vehicle with a blank check provided through outside financing. We are there at 11:00am , as soon as they open, we walk in . So we get the same salesman who said he was the assist manager. We sat down and were ready to buy... He asked about our financing and we told him we had a blank check. We came back and told us the vehicle was "sold".
Sold, when we left when they closed and were there when they opened the very next day???? He told us they stood open until 9 on Saturday and sold it.
Well, when we were they on Saturday, the salesman told us that they use the advertised vehicles to get people from other states to come in. I believe that they had no intention of selling the highlander to us, but to get us to buy something else... The simple fact is the guy lied right to our face. Fact, they were not open until 9pm on Saturday evening, fact two.... They did not sell that vehicle.... I believe they set the price so low to get people in, then to bad, the vehicle is no longer available. So people buy other vehicles that are higher priced. I was very disappointed to see such terrible people run such a company. I was going to be a first time toyota buyer. I must tell you all this guy said he was told by the manager that the vehicle was "sold" as I drove by the following Monday the vehicle was still on the lot with the sticker still on . So make of it what you May......
We still did well and bought a brand new suv.