I am sure you’ve seen the advertisements for Galphin Ford’s Car-BBQ special. Before you go running there to buy your first used car, please use this checklist to evaluate any used car you are considering buying from Galphin Ford
Okay, so you are probably wondering, how bad can Galphin Ford be? Well here are some of the reasons why we hate Galphin Ford: Typical “price per month” only dealer – they won’t share the real numbers until you sign. They treat you like a NUMBER not a customer – they are only concerned about making their weekly, monthly, yearly quota for number of cars sold. Once they sell you a car, they will forget who you are. Their cars are over-priced – don’t be fooled by their monthly specials and sales. Check the Kelly Bluebook value prior to buying a car from Galphin Ford. They push your hot buttons – their salespeople will play on your emotions especially if you help them by revealing your hot buttons. They will get you to “Buy it TODAY!” – They will go to great lengths to give you the impression that you must buy today or else you will lose the car or the deal or some other thing. They won’t call you back – Galphin Ford never called me once to let me know that my car was ready to be picked up after being serviced. I even showed up to the dealership to find out the status of my car and no one knew where my car was, or if it was ready to be picked up. I told Galphin Ford that I will not come back untilsomeone gives me a call. I NEVER GOT A CALL. Their “Not-So 100% Money Back Gaurantee” – I bought a car on a Wednesday and returned it on Saturday to have a punch list of items to be fixed (which they said should only take 1-2 days). Six days later I still didn’t hear back from Galphin Ford. On the seventh day, I tell them I no longer want the car. They said that since I returned the car for service (service that they originally agreed to do when I bought the car) that it no longer qaulified for the money back gaurantee. Everyone else hates Galphin Ford – No seriously! After I purchased my car from Galphin Ford, I told people where I got my car from and 75% of them said… “What are you crazy?”; “Why would you buy a car from Galphin Ford?”; “I’ve heard bad stories about them.” If you don’t believe it… tell 15 people that you are thinking about buying a car from Galphin Ford, and hear what they have to say. Their commercials are annoying – A dealership that has annoying car commercials will most likely be annoying to deal with.
Don’t fall victim to their advertisements. These advertisements are used to draw you to their dealership. Once you show up to the dealership, they will tell you that the advertised car is not available or it comes with ‘strings attached’. And since they have you at the dealership, they will show you a car this is similar to the one in the ad. However, this car costs way more. So in a nutshell, if you see a great deal advertised by Galphin Ford, don’t believe it because it’s too good to be true.