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02-06-2012, 05:37 PM #1
Not a Typical Question
I've been researching the purchase of a 2012 GMC Sierra W/T with a very few options. The dealers I have contacted (email only) have not been able to locate a vehicle I that will meet my need in a truck. When I have suggested making an order from the factory it falls on deaf ears. Any suggestions for me to be able to change this attitude on my own?
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02-07-2012, 11:33 AM #2
04-01-2012, 07:23 PM #3
Evan - O.K. Let me know what dealer I can place an order with, please. Since I wrote my original message, I've tried twice to order I truck and keep getting the run around fro local dealers. I wish I could lodge a complaint with someone that would make a difference.
04-01-2012, 07:50 PM #4
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You just did... She will help you..The dealers problem is that they don't make much from selling Stripped WT trucks and they want to sell what's on the lot. My old landlord in NY had the same problem with Grand Prize Chevy in NY. So I spoke to a dealer for him in the Bear Mt area and they got him what he wanted..
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04-17-2012, 11:44 AM #5
There are several GMC dealerships near your area. I don't know which ones you have tried but here is a list:
HARBOR CHEVROLET BUICK GMC
- Distance: 9.2 Miles
- 9911 WEST 300 NORTH
- MICHIGAN CITY, IN 46360-9317
- Certified Internet Manager: Jeff Martin
- Phone: (219) 879-6789
PAUL SUR BUICK-GMC, INC.
- Distance: 10.9 Miles
- 1551 W US 30
- VALPARAISO, IN 46385-6243
- Certified Internet Manager: Brad Recker
- Phone: (219) 462-1168
SCHEPEL BUICK-GMC, INC.
- Distance: 19.1 Miles
- 3209 W LINCOLN HWY
- MERRILLVILLE, IN 46410-5150
- Certified Internet Manager: Tim Tedesco
- Phone: (219) 769-6381
SAUERS BUICK GMC
- Distance: 19.4 Miles
- 1900 E LINCOLNWAY
- LA PORTE, IN 46350-8071
- Certified Internet Manager: James Davis
- Phone: (219) 326-7474
CIRCLE BUICK GMC, INC.
- Distance: 21.8 Miles
- 2440 45TH ST
- HIGHLAND, IN 46322-2603
- Certified Internet Manager: Eric Druktenis
- Phone: (219) 865-4400
I hope this helps!
Evan, GM Customer Service
04-17-2012, 12:07 PM #6
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This seems to be a common problem with many dealers, last November when I was looking for a truck I was told by more than half the dealerships in the DFW area that they wouldnt order a truck unless it was a multi vehicle deal, they want to sell dealer stock and have no interest in looking outside their dealership.
There were three dealerships in particular that checked my financing, knew I had the funds to buy, and refused to order anything, insisted if I bought from them it would be something in stock.
04-17-2012, 12:14 PM #7
The next time I buy new, which will be quite a ways down the road as my current plans for my truck will keep me busy for a while, I have every intention of ordering it exactly how I want from the factory. I understand dealerships don't like to do this as they want to unload their stock, but the way I figure it, there are also so many dealerships elsewhere, I'll be more than happy to go elsewhere. I have no issue with the dealership making a little money for facilitating everything. They need to make something too. I just have no patience for trying to talk me into what I don't want or charging me too much.
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04-17-2012, 06:32 PM #8
04-17-2012, 08:51 PM #9
So very true. Customer service when you can find it is worth its weight it gold. Imo.
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04-17-2012, 10:05 PM #10
I drove 556 miles to a dealership cause they had mine on the lot that I wanted and all I got was a runaround on the whole deal. first salesman thought I was blowing smoke up his arse. finally had to ask for another salesman and got him to believe me that I was going to buy thier truck and then when I showed up to get it, it was dirty, not ready for me to take delivery, found scratches all over the bed rails. oh did I mention with tax and everything I was laying down almost 45k for this truck. What a joke this dealership was. Anyways this rants for the dealership review area anyway. just saying
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