I couldn't agree more, that's why I service my car myself, besides these winter synthetic oil changes, it's too damn cold!Yeah, none of the Illinois dealers are very good. St. Charles and Lincolnwood both have top notch sales departments, but all of them suck across the board with service...
Lincolnwood REALLY sucks.
I paid $5k down payment and wanted to finance the rest
They said they don't do loans less than $5,000
They basically forced me to get an electrical warranty from them at a cost of 2,700 for three years.
Total cost of car was 10,000 after taxes, fees, etc. (without loan)
Pretty sour still.
Just remember that these cars have a low market demand and that although YOU may want one. The market doesn't want one, which makes the price lower for the next interested consumer!
For the record, don't buy a Smart from the Dealer!