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Old 06-21-2017, 08:22 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I wonder how many years it will be before car dealers have to surround their lots with 8 foot tall razor wire.

One of the dealerships here has ongoing vandalism issues. Car windows broken, scratched paint, spray cans of paint and graffiti. All the dealerships have theft issues.

And I am located in a low crime town. The big city dealerships must really have issues.

The tire place that I use, if you want to leave your car overnight, they move it inside. They won't leave a car overnight in the parking lot.
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Old 06-21-2017, 08:40 AM
 
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I guess it all depends on the dealership. In my town, the Honda dealer locks up their back lot. The Porsche/Audi dealer is wide open all the time as well as the Mercedes Benz/AMG store. The Kia store locks up it's back lot.
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Old 06-21-2017, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Some of the dealers have a separate entrance for the service area which they leave open.

One thing surprised me when we moved to Michigan from California, is the dealers here seem to have no interest in selling cars. They are open 10 - 5 M-F. A few are open until 3 on Saturday, but they are usually ticked off about being there and tell you to come back on a weekday if you arrive Saturday afternoon. You can wander around for an hour before anyone comes and asks you if you are interested in a car. Then you say "I just wanted to look at the XXXX. and they go back into hiding saying to call for them if you decide you want to buy something. They may as well leave the entrances blocked 24-7 for all the effort they put into selling cars.

It was very different in California. Dealers were open all weekend and often late into the night. If you expressed interest they would hound you mercilessly, call you, come to your house. . . . In some instances they got in trouble for stealing people's keys (on dealership in Irvine threw someones keys up on the roof and told them they had just traded in their car - they got sued for wrongful imprisonment).
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Old 06-21-2017, 09:06 AM
 
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Some of the dealers have a separate entrance for the service area which they leave open.

One thing surprised me when we moved to Michigan from California, is the dealers here seem to have no interest in selling cars. They are open 10 - 5 M-F. A few are open until 3 on Saturday, but they are usually ticked off about being there and tell you to come back on a weekday if you arrive Saturday afternoon. You can wander around for an hour before anyone comes and asks you if you are interested in a car. Then you say "I just wanted to look at the XXXX. and they go back into hiding saying to call for them if you decide you want to buy something. They may as well leave the entrances blocked 24-7 for all the effort they put into selling cars.

It was very different in California. Dealers were open all weekend and often late into the night. If you expressed interest they would hound you mercilessly, call you, come to your house. . . . In some instances they got in trouble for stealing people's keys (on dealership in Irvine threw someones keys up on the roof and told them they had just traded in their car - they got sued for wrongful imprisonment).
Are you talking about used or new car dealerships. New car dealerships usually have very good hours. Used ones are hit and miss. Many with the hours you mentioned.
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