Since this was the first time that either of us had sat on the other side of the desk (as a customer), we thought it would be interesting to take you on the journey of leasing a new car with us. Outlining the parts of the purchase process that we loved and the ones we wish would have been different. Essentially you’re getting a behind the scenes look into the mind of a car buyer, a very picky car buyer.
From first contact and researching the car we wanted to the test drive and signing paperwork for delivery, we recorded and narrate the thoughts and emotions that we had throughout the entire ordeal. It was quite eye opening! Even though we have lived this business for over a decade each, it was a very valuable experience that has lead to a new understanding for what we do every day and what our clients expect from us.
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5 Items That We Loved About the Process to Lease Our Car:
- The ability to do things over the phone and that the deal didn’t change when we showed up at the dealership.
- The people – everyone we dealt with was great; from the receptionist to the Sales Manager, Elie. Thank you to our salesman and delivery specialist Chris, and the F&I Manager.
- Getting the plate & registration at the time of delivery – the CVR process and not having to wait for the registration in the mail is awesome.
- Getting all of our questions answered. About 3 days after we took delivery we had a few questions, so Courtney called Chris and he was able to walk her through everything right over the phone.
- Kept promises. As you heard, they couldn’t find the books and extra key when we were there. Three days later, there was a package at our house with both inside. In addition, Chris emailed Courtney to let her know the package was in the mail and followed up to confirm delivery.
A Few Items Open For Improvement (but not detrimental):
- The headliner color should have been brought up before we got there, but keep in mind that you need to be cognizant of the difference between a real objection and a complaint.
- We wish the F&I presentation would have been made in person and in more detail. We needed a presentation. An email with options that were never opened wasn’t effective in this case. In the end this may leave money on the table for the dealership.
- We wish we would have seen some of the options before we went on the test drive. These would have helped us to make our decision sooner.
- The dealership we did business with was Audi of Rochester Hills.
- We referenced a previous episode with Quentin Groce. In that episode we talked about the “Ultimate Delivery Experience” and using Periscope. You can find that episode here.
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