You had to make it political. How unfortunate. You represent Hagerty, and Hagerty has customers who span the full political spectrum. It wasn’t necessary, nor was the tone of it, for the content of this piece. Especially as it was a very good article otherwise. And I would have said the same thing during the last administration. Disappointing.
I don't miss dealership life and I was not selling cars. I will say that sales managers do seem to come up with new ways to deny their salesmen (or at least the ones they don't like) a commission or have to split it with someone. I have been waiting many months with many more to be waited it seems for my car. I work at home so I guess it's not a big deal but at the same time I have never had to wait like this ever. Selling my lease car last year did net me $10.5k so I won't complain about that.
I dont recall any that high for me, but there was a $2400 deal once on a used Suburban. What a week of decadence that was! Other than that, the occasional Pontiac spiff and free 4-head VCR got me through the dark times.
I like where you lived a lot better! In 1995, in northern NJ, I was paying $600 a month for a 1 room studio that did not include utilities, but included one psychotic ex-girlfriend. Thankfully she did not become my wife.
He will never get a better deal on a car in his life. I hope he buys it and runs the wheels off of it. Tell him to put some of his car budget into a no load market index mutual fund. That's the way to get even with dealers.