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Old 02-25-2018, 06:43 PM
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Hello everyone! I'm originally from WI, and through the help and answers on this very forum, decided to take a chance and move to Colorado Springs. In WI I was used car salesman for a big company, and made $50-$60k a year.

Now that I've moved here, I haven't made more than minimum wage at the last 4 dealerships. They are all either too slow, or have absurd pay plans that profit the dealership while underpaying their employees. These are who I've tried:

1. Phil Long ValuCar. Pay plan based on volume, only sells 70 cars a month.
2. South Colorado Springs Nissan. Good traffic, but pretty much a mini on every car.
3. Peak Kia - Ha. I'm not even going to talk about this one. Just... no.
4. Bob penkhus Mazda. Good hours, but a volume based pay plan. Most of the traffic and leads gets routed to their store in Motor City. Sells 100 cars a month, but hires 10 slaespeople. That's 10 per person - that doesn't cut it.

I'm open to moving out of CO Springs as well. I've seem some rating that Lakewood and Aurura seem to have a good car sales market. I'm at the point where I'm looking at giving up car sales, because I can't figure out how to making a living doing it here. I really don't want to change careers, I love what I do.

I know Subaru is a good place to work, but I've applied, interviewed, and been denied twice. Not really sure why, I have a strong resume and years of sales experience. But there has to be other dealerships that you can make a paycheck at, but I don't know who, and I'm tired of jumping from place to place trying to find one.

Any information is much appreciated!
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Old 02-25-2018, 07:40 PM
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I was going to say Heuberger but I see you've already tried that.
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:15 AM
Location: Colorado Springs
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I don't know that any of us on here could be of much assistance in this area since most of our regular posters are unfamiliar with car sales compensation plans. You will probably be best served by talking with your peers and their experiences with the local dealers and possibly researching reviews on Indeed or other sales type jobs sites.

It does seem you sticking with the largest OEM based dealers, and may be staying with the north end dealerships? You might consider checking into some of the smaller or more independent dealers, or even transferring into the motor city dealerships.
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