BIG KIa on Bell Road is a TOTAL RIP-Off!
Once you enter their premises you are attracted by all the outrageously low monthly posted on all their Kia and Hyundai vehicles. Then, over-friendly salesmen scramble to sweet-talk you in buying it NOW. The usual low-interest rates, a mere 500 dollar down and all the hype about them assuring you 100 percent that bad credit/no credit would pose no problem and that once you sign up you get the key to your dream vehicle.
Which i did. And almost 30 days after i got a call from them saying there are some documents i needed to sign which they just overlooked. Lo and Behold when i got there they rudely demanded i pony up another 1500 dollars on top of my 500 dollars because my credit wasnt good enough. I countered with an additional 500 cash and they said they will get back to me after deliberating with the other members of their company. They came back and instead of acceding to my counter, they put on more demands. They now demanded i get a co-signor or else "you can just take a cab" and go home as long as we leave the keys with them.
I demanded that they put down their demand in writing so that everything is recorded in black and white, They refused to do so and again said in the most rudest of decorum that they would do us a favor by taking us home because there is no way we can leave the lot without either getting a co-signor or returning the key. I asked if I could get my 500 back and they said yes but they would have to deduct a "sizeable" amount for my using their vehicle and i would get a trickle of my 500 dollar cash back, if at all. I had to accede to their demand because i did load the vehicle with close to 1500 dollars of accessories like GPS, body-enhancement kits and the like and wanted to avoid the embarassment and humiliation.
So in the end i was able to get a co-signor and later on i found out that they intended to put additional charges to the original contract, probably sensing that my co-signor is financially "loaded."
I am examining my legal options. This has caused me great aggravation. Other prospective car buyers, BEWARE!
The dealership is a total Let-Down! A Total Joke! Rip-Off Artists of the Highest Calibre.
They are just to make a quick buck. They instantaneously give away the key to your desired vehicle because they know that they can earn fat commissions if your credit goes through. And if your credit isnt in the best of shape they know they can always threaten you to get a co-signor or charge you outrageous through-the-roof car-rental rates.
Once you sign the contract all signs of friendliness disppear and you are left to your own devices. The salesman i talked to admitted that his job is to "sales-talk" and that is what he is being paid to do which means he will stop at nothing and say all those sweet-sounding lies and half-truths til you get bamboozled into signing. After that everything goes downhill. A bunch of good-for-nothing scam artists!