Hi! I’m Vanessa and I’m a wheelchair user. I bought a new car and it was not an easy process. I almost had a meltdown! When some salesmen see a wheelchair user, they think it’s time for shakedown. Boy oh boy, did I get the runaround. The fourteen thousand dollar down payment check had to be shutdown. … and I had a showdown with two separate dealers. BUT, I finally got the car I wanted from an honest dealer located downtown. Sit back and let me tell you my story so you can avoid a showdown! And make your car deal a touchdown for YOU!
If you want to buy a car, you need to:
I found this out and I am passing this on to all of you:
TEST DRIVE THE CAR YOU ARE BUYING TO THE ASSISTIVE COMPANY AND HAVE THEM MEASURE IT AND LET THEM PROVE TO YOU THAT IT WILL WORK WITH YOUR ASSISTIVE DEVICE BEFORE YOU GIVE ANYONE ANY MONEY OR SIGN ANY PAPERS BUYING A CAR.
One of the people who made this sale a positive experience for me is Gary Wexler, General Manager of Downtown Honda. Gary used to manage dealerships that sell high end cars Lamborghini’s and Porsches. Now he sells Hondas and Volkswagons.
After all that I had been through, Gary made sure that I got the car I wanted at the BEST PRICE and the BEST FINANCE RATE FOR MY SITUATION.
Gary also made sure that I finally got the wheelchair and lift measured before the final deal was closed. I took the car to Mobility Works in Villa Park, Illinois and met with Keith Brand. Keith measured the car and the wheelchair, checked with his manufacturers and was able to identify the perfect lift for my vehicle. It was also two thousand dollars cheaper than the price quoted by other dealers and assistive equipment companies. This is Keith showing me how to operate my lift.
This is how my hoist works! Gary Wexler of Downtown Honda also made sure that I got the rebate from Honda for buying the lift for my wheelchair. This is what Downtown Honda looks like. Gary has a special empathy for people with disabilities because of an experience he had with a close friend of his.
If you are looking for a new car, one of the places you should definitely stop in is Downtown Honda. But make sure you talk to Gary Wexler, the General Manager. Gary knows the experience I went through and he knows exactly how to make the car buying experience a good one. Don’t let anyone give you the runaround. And PLEASE, don’t make the same mistakes I made. Please share your experience buying a car in the comments below. I need to hear from you.
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Talk to you later! Bye Bye!