Car Dealer Council Bluffs IA

Local resource for car dealers in Council Bluffs. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to auto dealerships that offer new cars, used cars and car trade-ins, as well as advice on buying a car and car dealers.

Auto Finance
(712) 256-7433
3029 W Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA

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Bluffs Used Cars Inc
(712) 366-5293
501 W South Omaha Bridge Rd
Council Bluffs, IA

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Steffes Motors Sales & Svc
(712) 325-8907
1308 N 25th St
Council Bluffs, IA

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Flemming Auto Co
(712) 256-5401
3500 W Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA

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T & R Auto Sales
(712) 323-9436
2133 W Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA

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Marcus Motors
(712) 323-3900
1202 9th Ave
Council Bluffs, IA

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Carbiz Auto Credit Aq Inc
(712) 322-7051
2550 W Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA

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Blue Collar Auto
(712) 325-0010
400 N 16th St
Council Bluffs, IA

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Carhop Auto Sales
(712) 256-6464
3029 W Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA

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Lakeside Auto Sales
(712) 322-5700
2039 W Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA

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Car Dealer

How The Auto Dealer Makes a Profit By Isaac Bouchard, DriverSide Contributor

It’s cliché that the dealership experience is fraught with innuendo, misrepresentations and outright falsehood. To help understand why the game is played that way, put yourself into the white patent leather shoes of the typical salesman (or woman, but for the sake of this example, let’s assume a male) at a dealership for a moment.

He’s ‘on the floor’ five or six days a week for eight hours. If he’s working on a deal, he’ll often go home at 10:00 or 11:00 at night, and then show up the next morning to complete paperwork or take care of a trade-in. Working ‘bell to bell’ is incredibly fatiguing; the frustration level is compounded when times are slow and all he has to do most of the day is pace the lot.

His compensation is commission-based at almost any dealer. Even if he has a salary, it’s minimal, and certainly not enough to sustain any sort of lifestyle. For him, it’s sell or die.

When a prospect does show up, he knows the chance of them buying something from him that day is only 15-20 percent. And, if he lets them walk, his close ratio slips into the single digits. He also doesn’t like Internet leads, as he sells only around 6 percent and makes less money in so doing.

He knows they’re almost certainly shopping his deal against others at dealers both locally and - thanks to the Internet - perhaps a thousand miles away.

Now that you’ve come back to your own existence, wash your hands and give thanks. Second, recognize why that person is so aggressive, and so likely to play fast and loose with the facts. Let us take a look at the rest of the typical retail experience and sales process.

The Ad
When people come in based on an advertisement, they purchase the vehicle that was advertised less than 20 percent of the time. That’s the reason behind the old industry practice ‘the loss leader.' Whether it’s a low, low, low price or an unbelievable lease, it’s all about getting customers in the door. If the salespeople can’t get face time, the chances of moving the metal are slim to none.

Besides, people don’t usually read or remember the fine print. Things like ‘Price good only on stock #3256’ or ‘Tax title and license fees, acquisition and cap cost reduction of $4387.90 not included’ don’t stick in the brain when you see your dream car or truck at a ‘too good to be true’ price. Remember, advertisements serve only one purpose - to get you in the front door.

If you’ve wondered why the salesperson or manager is so reluctant to give complete information until it’s ‘time to sign’, it is because once the consumer knows all the parameters of your new car 's deal structure, it is very easy to get another dealer to beat it.

The Deal
There are basically three moving parts...

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Lemon Laws

Code:
322G.1, et seq.

Title Of Act:
Defective Motor Vehicles (Lemon Law)

Definition Of Defects:
Nonconformity to all applicable express warranties

Remedies:
Replace with identical or reasonably equivalent vehicle, including collateral and incidental charges less reasonable offset for use, or refund full purchase or lease price including all collateral and reasonably incurred incidental charges, less a reasonable offset for consumer's use

Time Limit for Manufacturer Repair:
Term of manufacturer's written warranty or during period of 2 years following date of original delivery of a motor vehicle to consumer or first 24,000 miles, whichever is first

From www.findlaws.com