You may want to think twice before you drive a hard bargain on your next new-auto purchase. Because a customer in Chesapeake who did that wound up in the pokey, arrested by police.
To make a long story short: The dealership screwed up and wrote him a sales contract that was $5,600 less than it should have been. When he refused to renegotiate the deal in their favor, they called the cops on him and reported the vehicle stolen.
The whole story is right here, in The Virginian Pilot:
On June 15, three Chesapeake police officers arrested [Danny] Sawyer in his front yard and took him before a magistrate judge. He was released on bond after about four hours at the Chesapeake jail, the suit said.
The head of the dealership has since apologized for the arrest, admitted it was their own dumb error, and says Sawyer can keep the deeply-discounted SUV without coughing up the $5,600.
But that hasn’t satisfied him, and no wonder, eh? He’s filed a lawsuit.
If I were the dealership I’d offer him another car, gratis, and try to make this go away.