I just wanted to share……
If you are anything like me, you loathe the car buying process. A few cars ago, I remember the tedious task of test driving a car, then having to listen to at least a two hour speech about how great the car is and why I needed to make a purchase. Then after making the decision to purchase, you would have to wait even longer for credit approval, and financing. I am tired just thinking about it, how about you?
About 4 years ago, I decided to purchase a 2011 GMC Terrain and the entire process took about an hour and a half. I was so impressed with everything back then, that we decided it was time to purchase another vehicle (after our 2003 GMC Envoy recently bit the dust after 250,000 miles). Because of the great previous experience I had before, I decided to contact the same GMC dealer (Classic GMC Buick in Arlington, Texas) and the exact same salesman (Brian Swaim) that I used before. The result?? Another satisfied and happy customer.
|Our 2011 GMC Terrain|
Last weekend, my husband and I test drove the 2016 GMC Acadia, and Brian explained everything that we needed to know about the car, during our time together. When we arrived back at the dealership, my husband and I were burdened with the task of choosing the right color. Well, our Envoy and Terrain are silver (or grey or pewter or whatever fancy name they have out now) and we have NEVER owned a Black car. Brian without hesitation and without malice said, “hey, take the weekend to think about it, and I will be here when you are ready”. No trying to force us to buy right then, no guilt trips and no feeling like we needed to come up with an excuse to escape. That within itself was what we needed at that time.
Fast forward to Monday…. We decided to move forward and filled out all of the credit information online. Once that was done, all we had to do was just show up. We arrived about 1:30 PM, and were on our way within two hours. I know what you are saying, two hours?? Yes, The process was really quick, but our Terrain was in the shop at the dealer and we waited for it to be completed.
Oh, before I forget… Did you know that Costco has a Auto Program? Just so happened when I contacted my salesman, he asked if I was a Costco member and I told him yes. I then decided that it was best to look it up. You get GM Supplier Pricing, and all publicly available manufacturer rebates and incentives that apply. AND once everything is completed and all eligibility requirements are met, you can receive a $700 Costco Cash Card if you are an executive member and $300 Costco Cash if you are a gold or business member. I don’t know about you, but that was enough to get me to upgrade my Costco card. Score!!!
At the end of it all, we are a GMC family, and it happens to be a brand that we have come to love and trust.
Until Next Time!!