Originally Posted by a1awind
i find that 8 out of 10 salesmen have no idea about the product they are selling. 6 out of 10 aren't even "car guys".
i just took my mom car shopping.
i wanted to talk her into a taurus but she hates ford. she is a japanese fan.
so she decided on (after driving an accord, legacy, 6, and Camry) the Camry.
I knew more about the Camry than the saleman. I actually schooled the salesman on his competition. he knew all there was to know about football...but squat about cars. oddly i am not a sports person...so he and i didnt share common ground.
at the honda dealer...it was the same thing. all i got from the salesman was how great honda's are and how you can't find a better value for the money.
but he didnt know crap about the competition. by the time we left he was asking me for info about the infiniti he had on the used lot that someone was comming in to look at!
Honda and Toyota dealers aren't used to having to compare thier product to the competition. There are so many people that will just buy a Camry/Accord or Corolla/Civic without cross shopping.