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Buying a new Tahoe. Dave Smith or somewhere esle?
« on: November 19, 2019, 11:20:09 AM »
I am replacing my Wife's Tahoe with a new one.  It will be a cash deal.  I am just wondering if I should just go to Kellogg and find the one we like?  Are they truly no haggling?  Or should I look elsewhere and try to haggle for a better deal?  What do you think?!

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Re: Buying a new Tahoe. Dave Smith or somewhere esle?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2019, 11:23:12 AM »
Dennis Dillion also in ID. Between those two you probably won’t find a better price.


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Re: Buying a new Tahoe. Dave Smith or somewhere esle?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2019, 11:24:48 AM »
where are you located? If on westside, pm me
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Re: Buying a new Tahoe. Dave Smith or somewhere esle?
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2019, 11:33:18 AM »
I'm an Eastsider and don't need much of an excuse to head East on I-90.  But if there is a better deal to be had, that's fine too.   

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Re: Buying a new Tahoe. Dave Smith or somewhere esle?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2019, 11:42:43 AM »
I did Dave Smith and picked out the rig I wanted and the price I was willing to pay before I ever drove over to get it.  I was happy with the price and experience.  During negotiations the rig that I wanted came up as a one day only internet deal for a few hundred less than what we had negotiated to.  When I realized that I offered them $200 less than that for trying to sell it out from under me and they took it, said it was a clerical error.
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Re: Buying a new Tahoe. Dave Smith or somewhere esle?
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2019, 11:55:53 AM »
Just bought a new truck, Saturday, from George Gee in Liberty Lake and I was pretty happy with how things went with them. 

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Re: Buying a new Tahoe. Dave Smith or somewhere esle?
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2019, 12:22:58 PM »
I live an hour away and say elsewhere.  I have tried twice to buy from those crooks each time that "one advertised" had sold by the time I got to Kellogg...Again I live 1 hour away.. Bull.  But both time they had a nice model for just a few grand more.  Bait and Switch. 

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Re: Buying a new Tahoe. Dave Smith or somewhere esle?
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2019, 12:54:50 PM »
Buddy of mine had a terrible experience with Dave Smith..they failed to report some vehicle history stuff and when confronted they said to bad .it's your truck now....based on his experience I will never go there.

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Re: Buying a new Tahoe. Dave Smith or somewhere esle?
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2019, 02:24:28 PM »
For starters they will haggle, every place will and if you don’t you’re leaving money on the table.

And in my experience they are crooks and don’t stick to their word. I know some people have had good experiences there. In dealings with sales staff and management alike they have been downright dishonest.

I’ll be spending my money elsewhere.

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Re: Buying a new Tahoe. Dave Smith or somewhere esle?
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2019, 02:37:07 PM »
I just bought a truck in Canada and it worked out very well, saved a ton.

Might be a little trickier with new vehicles (not sure the warranty transfers country), but otherwise it was pretty simple and I saved thousands.  Worth a look, especially as a cash buyer.

If you want new and the warranty that comes with, you might be better at home.

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Re: Buying a new Tahoe. Dave Smith or somewhere esle?
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2019, 02:46:54 PM »
Like others have said, they are crooks. I'd go elsewhere based on my experience in 2014.

Might even check Costco.  :twocents:
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Re: Buying a new Tahoe. Dave Smith or somewhere esle?
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2019, 02:56:35 PM »
Just tell the local dealer you’re also shopping at Dave Smith. They’ll probably do a lot to earn/keep your business. They better anyway.
Dealers don’t make much money on individual new vehicle sales. The money is in volume.
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Re: Buying a new Tahoe. Dave Smith or somewhere esle?
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2019, 03:29:14 PM »
My thought is buy local....this time of year there are the best factory incentives and dealers need to make deals and move iron.

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Re: Buying a new Tahoe. Dave Smith or somewhere esle?
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2019, 03:58:29 PM »
Costco or TrueCar. The last car we bought TrueCar beat the Costco price by about $500.00

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Re: Buying a new Tahoe. Dave Smith or somewhere esle?
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2019, 04:49:01 PM »
I had a great experience with Dave Smith when I bought my Ram 3500 Diesel Crew cab in 2017. The entire deal was done over email and phone. They came to the Spokane airport picked me up and had paperwork ready when I got there. Went on a test drive and one of the tires had a shake from improper balance and sitting in a field for who knows how long. Took a while to get through the shop, but I was on the road and home to western Washington by 10pm. Saved more than the Costco program, and as far as some local dealers, they are not as friendly as Dave Smith! Just my   :twocents:
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Re: Buying a new Tahoe. Dave Smith or somewhere esle?
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2019, 05:21:51 PM »
I've had two experiences with Dave Smith, the last one being in 2014.  Neither experience was a pleasant one, and I was ready to buy with cash both times.  I ended up at Seaview Buick GMC and bought my new GMC Sierra 2500HD at a price that was virtually the same as Dave Smith.  My advice would be to shop online.  We have bought our last 5 vehicles since 2004 online.......and you skip the annoying salesmen that way, as well.
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Re: Buying a new Tahoe. Dave Smith or somewhere esle?
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2019, 07:58:45 PM »
I understand everyone has different experiences. What I did last March, is go test drive all the top ten "Best buy" vehicles shown on TrueCar.com.
I am a firm believer in driving every vehicle I am interested in. And it definitely payed off this time.
Then after driving all (except the two that sold before I got there) I ranked them in the order I thought they deserved. Turned out that the second best price according to True Car, was the best of the top 10 in driveability.
They know where their vehicle sits in the "List" price wise, they do not know where it sits in my ranking of the top 10 in driveability. I used that against them to get a little lower price, then held their feet to a decent trade in. I even offered to split their $400 processing fee with the Salesman, knowing I saved a couple thousand on trade in and negotiations, I was comfortable throwing a small bone to the Salesman.
I was in and out with my new truck in an hour and a half, and did not feel too slimy after working with the dealers.

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Re: Buying a new Tahoe. Dave Smith or somewhere esle?
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2019, 09:09:32 PM »
Fire off emails to any dealer within a 50-100 mile radius and see who’s willing to make a sale. I’ve got a buddy that’s a finance manager and they jokingly call the internet sales team the “profit reduction department”. I shopped that way on my last truck, got a better price than the Costco program was offering.

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Re: Buying a new Tahoe. Dave Smith or somewhere esle?
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2019, 06:42:15 AM »
I did Dave Smith and picked out the rig I wanted and the price I was willing to pay before I ever drove over to get it.  I was happy with the price and experience.  During negotiations the rig that I wanted came up as a one day only internet deal for a few hundred less than what we had negotiated to.  When I realized that I offered them $200 less than that for trying to sell it out from under me and they took it, said it was a clerical error.
Same thing happened to me. Was quoted $33k on a new Ram half ton by the salesman, showed me all of the rebates and how he came to that price. I walked away and checked their website when I got home. The same exact truck was listed for $2400 less online as an “internet special”. All in all that pice couldn’t be beat by anyone so I ended up buying it. Over all I had a good experience at Dave Smith, other than the price confusion and the pushy finance guy trying to sell warranties. I would definitely keep and eye on their specials page online and make sure you reference the ad with the salesman.


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Re: Buying a new Tahoe. Dave Smith or somewhere esle?
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2019, 08:05:35 AM »
i am 4 rams into DSM. Last was worst experience by far. They prepped wrong vehicle, took extra 5 hours to make right. I complained and they gave me additional grand off for my wasted time. Had a new sales crew that was not what i had grown a custom too but O/A, tough to beat still...
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Re: Buying a new Tahoe. Dave Smith or somewhere esle?
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2019, 08:15:19 AM »
I've shopped them for fleet rigs for years, I've gotten better deals locally. 
I've never had a bad or good experience, always just middle of the road.  However, the commercial side is a different animal. 

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Re: Buying a new Tahoe. Dave Smith or somewhere esle?
« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2019, 08:52:22 AM »
Hold off if you can until Spring... the new Broncos are to be released and they are impressive  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: Even comes in 4 door models from what Im hearing

 


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