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September 17, 2019 at 7:00 am #185120Mike Ruff, GW editorKeymaster
An 84-year-old grand-mother is suffering with sleepless nights after she realised her car, which she was encouraged to get by her main dealer while he
[See the full post at: Main dealer dupes pensioner into part ex’ing 22,000-mile car for brand new one]September 17, 2019 at 8:43 pm #185226LesGuest
ScumSeptember 18, 2019 at 9:02 am #185227Ken AshtonGuest
Why on earth , if Skoda cars are good (and they should be ) should the lady be replacing a 22,000 mile car with a new one ? The salesman is out of order , she had a lease-type deal with a residual value to be settled at the end by the sounds of it . This was obviously not explained properly . I have seen this in misleading adverts in newspapers etc on another manufacturers car , all the customer sees is the low monthly payment .September 19, 2019 at 1:59 pm #185266Mario LavergataGuest
Just another way a main dealer tries to lock in customers. I had a customer who got an Audi A1 on PCP.
Audi priced up the cambelt replacement. We came in £175 cheaper but she was frightened away by the salesman telling her it would affect the residual value at renewal time if the belt wasn’t changed by Audi.
Just another shocking way dealers try to lock customers in the PCP purchases.September 19, 2019 at 9:04 pm #185280alan ridgleyGuest
She should have packed up driving @70!September 20, 2019 at 3:09 pm #185336Len CarneGuest
Really? I’m 70 and still running my business single handed, MOT testing, car sales etc let alone driving a car!September 23, 2019 at 10:20 pm #185392SteveGuest
Maybe she duped the dealership to get
a lot of money knocked off!
“OAP rips off dealership”September 25, 2019 at 12:19 pm #185467Eddie HawkinsGuest
Shame on you Alan Ridgley and Steve what ever your name is a lot of my customers are senior citizens and they have the same rights as every one else and should be treated with respect not conned into buying new cars on lease.This dealership should pay up the four grand and take out of the sales director commision/bonus and remember Alan and Steve you to will be a senior citizen one day.September 25, 2019 at 6:29 pm #185501SteveGuest
Well Hawkins you only have one
side of the story and your assuming
I’m not an OAP!September 25, 2019 at 8:45 pm #185502Mark BradburyGuest
Let’s face it that was sharp practice by the robbing main dealers. But let’s face it, cash is all they live for or do they accept 22k miles is quite high for a skodaSeptember 26, 2019 at 11:37 am #185539TREVOR GILESGuest
Very sad to read, Common sense should have prevailed rather than pushing for a sale! Why on earth would the dealership recommend that Ann would be requiring a new car being of 84 years of age?, when her previous vehicle had only 22k miles on the clock? the engine would not have even been broken in yet!
I really hope Ann lives over and beyond to collect her Birthday card from the queen, but surely a vehicle with such low mileage would have seen her through her driving days?
All the very best to Ann I hope she gets it sorted, I am more than happy to contribute to a donation if it helps poor Ann!.September 26, 2019 at 12:44 pm #185552NigelGuest
Who do you think you are advising someone to give up driving? Mind it and concentrate on the subject – “conning elderly people”September 26, 2019 at 1:03 pm #185553Jonny BravoGuest
Just trade it in and get another one on pcp simplesSeptember 28, 2019 at 8:19 am #185669Marcus HamblinGuest
Skoda, simply clever. What’s the surprise here, a main dealer depends on selling cars parts and labour, its a business and not a hobby. My advice is to wear two sets of underwear whenever entering these establishments and this should help in not being shafted.September 29, 2019 at 5:10 pm #185674TomGuest
It says in the article “She switched off” during the part where the dealer explained what she was agreeing too… if she had listened perhaps she would have heard what she was signing up too and if she just didn’t understand what they were saying to her she shouldn’t have signed up.
We also only get to read this article for all our information which is usually written in a way to try and roil up readers to get them talking and hey look it’s working. An unfortunate story but cars are not free.