Disadvantages Aggressive sales technique.
|After sales service|
S2000-4u at Four Marks, Hampshire. This is a second hand dealership which mainly sells the Honda S2000. Like most internet users, you would normally do a search for them and end up at http://www.reviewcentre.com/reviews132187.html to read any reviews about them. Having dealt with these second hand car dealers in the past I felt it my duty to post my own review about them as my own review on reviewcentre.con was deleted within a few days.About 3 years ago I saw a Honda S2000 at S2000-4u. I could not test drive the car as they said it had no petrol. I could not see any of the car's paperwork/history as I was told it was with another colleague and they were off that day. I wanted to part exchange my civic but was told they don’t do part exchange (I found out later they do). The sales person (either Sean or Dominic) explained to me that the car I liked was already reserved to another customer, but if I paid the deposit immediately I could have the car instead. Well, against all better judgement I fell for the oldest sales trick and decided to pay the deposit...which I instantly regretted. They told me to pick up the car in 2 days time. Well, an hour later after I left S2000-4u I realised what I had done and went back hoping to cancel the car sale. The sales person was not happy and before I even had a chance to explain my reasons, he threatened to take me to court if I did not buy the car. They said they would keep my deposit and then sue me for loss of sales. I found them very aggressive and intimidating and didn’t know what to do. I decided to walk away as I didn't want to argue a battle I could not win. After speaking to Consumer Direct they told me that S2000-fu had no right to make threats of court action and I was entitled to get my deposit back if it was within a certain period of time and with proper reason (car had no paperwork/history, mis-leading sales information). In the end, after several phone calls to the second hand car dealer, I decided to not bother with getting my deposit back as it wasn't worth the effort. In return, they said they would keep my deposit and not take me to court.
This lesson has taught me that research is everything and never rush in to buying a car. No matter how much you want that car, the sales person will want your money more! Be careful and don't make the same mistake!
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