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What's Your Worst Dealership Experience?

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The photo of someone from a car dealership flicking off prospective buyers yesterday reminded us why we buy most of our cars off of Craigslist or eBay Motors and made us wonder: what's your worst dealership experience?


We'd like to tell you some story of driving off and finding out our rate terms were being negotiated, which is so common. We'd enjoy spinning a yarn about having our clunker clunkerized before realizing the car didn't qualify. We'd simply love to do anything but admit our own naiveté could contribute to being swindled by a dealership. Unfortunately, it turns out our own savvy boss Ray Wert had a not-so-savvy moment in college and he was talked into leasing a car at 12,000 miles-per-year. The car in question? A Dodge Intrepid R/T. This is what politicians call "youthful indiscretion" and it's a bad dealership experience that followed Wert around for a while.

Surely, though, you can top us with tales of de-horsing, rust-proofing, and middle-finger salutes.


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