Re: z-best cars
Cosmo, here is my experience with Z Best Cars, on Shreveport Barksdale Highway.
Sales man: Charles (don't really care about blasting this fool)
Let me just say this first, Z Best cars is not your last reserve to buying a car!! I would rather shoot my self in the foot TWICE and walk to work with that bad foot!!
I walked into the dealership a few weeks ago since my credit was shot from years ago and I'm no longer considered a prime candidate to get approved for a good APR on a newer or new car. I was ok with this and expected high payments and interest rates, however I wasn't ready to be told that I'm a ticking time bomb etc....
First, 1000.00 dollars down will get you in a car, if I wanted a truck or an SUV it will be 1500.00 down.
Second, bring all your paperwork, check stubs, proof of address (but they don't tell you that you need to proof your 10 year passed living history)
Third, sales man lie, but these guys will go way above lieing and treating you like DIRT!!
The day I went to go sign paperwork, we haven't really picked out any cars as they have been really tight lipped about everything...I told them I needed something with good MPG and I like car X but I'm also interested in some other stuff. I ask can we test drive, he says ohh yeah of course. We pick out car X and start looking over it, pretty clean but extremely high miles 97k but baggers can't be choosers....so we go for a test drive. Now I've bought brand new cars in the passed and sales guys/girls will always take you onto highway, streets etc...this idiot has us drive around the "block" of the dealership in the back neighboorhood...why? You'll find out later if you keep reading my rambaling. We get back to the dealership, we tell Charles that the car is good and we're interested. He says it's going to take about 15 minutes to throw the numbers together, let me remind you that we were told 1000.00 down will get you in the car. We sit down to talk numbers, this is where the bull****-ing and lie-ing starts!!!
1000.00 down today
224.00 bi weekly x 78 payments
but another 1200.00 cash down in about 4 weeks and your first payment of 224.00 would kick in or due that day when your suppose to bring in the other 1200.00 dollars. So, I ask where is the other 1200.00 dollars coming from, he says "I told you I can get you in the car today with 1k down" so yes, technically he didn't lie but the catch 22 is the other 1200.00 at a later date. Then I'm being upsaled on the good old GAP insurance at 24.00 dollars on top of the 224.00 bi weekly payments which= 224.00+24.00 that comes to a cool 248.00 every two weeks which is 500 bucks rounding up every single month, which got me in trouble the last car I bought so why on earth would I dig my self into a bigger hole. I say no, not interested....he gets all upset and says he knew that this deal wasn't going to work and why did I waist his time....(his time??? wtf do you do for a living again? Ohh you sell cars...) I talk things over with my better half, and supprisingly agreed that we'll give it a GO even though it's nearly impossible to accomplish. We sign a few papers, and get a temp tag and agree to come back the next day since it's really late...and this was Friday.
Saturday morning, after not sleeping all night because you have that gut feeling but things have to get done your still doing the right thing by doing it wrong. I get up, have a huge fight with the wifey about the deal etc..... We agreed that I'll take the car to the local dodge dealer to get checked out since the Carfax report shows 19 outstanding records. I get my coffee and headed over to Hebert's Dodge, as I"m driving I realized that the car is not inspected since there is no sticker...(reminder this deal is not signed and delivered yet) the good ol'e check engine light comes. I get to the dealer and I grab the first guy I see (it was Mark Hebert owner of the damn dealership) and I start talking to him about the deal and what I wanted. He basicaly told me not to even think about that deal since he will try and work out a much better deal for me and the car from Z Best cars is just not worth it. I'm headed back to see Mr Charles. I get to the dealership and sit down with this scumm bag, I ask him about the engine light, Carfax records, Mr Hebert ran the Carfax for me (two accidents and two critical outstanding safey recalls on the car) as I'm telling him and asking questions he doesn't have the F*&^%ing decency to look me squar in the eye and just simply starts telling me this and that....but not even looking worried or concerned about the problems. He then has the balls to tell me that if I can come up with an additional 1500.00 on top of the 2200.00 he has the same model car with much less miles....and this is where I reach my boiling point and my ex millitary crazines kicks into high gear. Of course I'm thinking about ripping the man's adam's apple out but in reality I would never hurt another human unless it's necessary. I tell him no deal, he proceeds to tell me that I'm a "ticking time bomb" and he always had a "bad feeling" about me. I asked him to please refund the gas that I put into the car, since he let me take the car without any gas....he ripped up the paper in front of me and told me to go take a hike.
So this is my experience with Z Best cars, hope you enjoy and make a smart decision and stay away, if you decide to deal your a fool!!!!!!!!!!
PS: remember the test drive around the block, I found out from some online findings that they have an onboard computer which has the ability to shut the car down if your happen to be late with your payments. This same computer also governs the car to a cook 65mph and will not let go passed this speed!!
If you like to get a good deal on a real sub prime lander go see Hebert's Chrysler. Ask for Cameo or Mark Hebert and best of luck and god bless. They ended up getting a deal approved on a 2009 Ford Focus with 33k miles at 337.00 a month with GAP and bumper to bumper to 100k
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