from Saturn fan to Saturn Consultant

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by marx404, May 2, 2004.

  1. marx404

    marx404 Guest

    Just a heads up and a hello to all Saturnites here, especially those who
    live in or near South Florida.

    I have been a member of this board and quite a few others, including
    SaturnSpot and Saturn Fans for a few yrs now, since I got my 94 SL2. I have
    met quite a few neat people and learned a lot about my Saturn, enough to
    believe in them and love Saturns - quirks and all, they are great cars.

    I decided that I needed a career change after 10 yrs in computers. So I
    figured why not go work for Saturn and sell thier cars? So I did and now I
    am a new Saturn Consultant at Saturn of Stuart, FL (just 30 min. N of West
    Palm Beach).

    In my experience as a customer, I found not many Saturn entusiasts working
    at my local dealerships. I think that's something that has been missing for
    a long time.
    That's why I am hoping to change that by meeting and building a good repor
    and earning friendships with local Saturn owners and entusiasts.

    I just stared this new job, it would be great to have you come over and see
    me just to say hi and show me your Saturn! (* no sales pitch here, I just
    want to build local repor with other Saturn enthisiasts and make some new
    friends). Ask for Mark when you get there.

    I look forward to meeting you! Thanks! Check out my links, there is also a
    map on the Saturnof Stuart website.
    marx404, May 2, 2004
  2. Cool post. I have thought about working at Saturn too if for nothing else
    that to support the positive way I've been treated at my dealer. Maybe when
    I retire from my factory job I'll check into it, however it's a little early
    to be thinking of that now.

    It's 95 in San Diego today - think that sounds more like Florida temps, eh?
    Jonnie Santos, May 2, 2004
  3. marx404

    J Guest

    Just wondering that the newsgroup server is that you use to get on
    SaturnSpot and Saturn Fans - IF it exists without using the forum on the
    J, May 2, 2004
  4. marx404

    marx404 Guest

    Yea, Jonnie it's a challenge to go into something new after doing one thing
    for so many years. For fun last night, I rented the old Kurt Russel movie
    "Used Cars". I looked at my wife and said "now I know how NOT to be!" lol.
    So, I thought how can I be "different"? And the answer is clear. Just be
    honest and be who I already am and show ppl how much I like Saturns and the
    rest will happen. :)

    Well, at least this job won't get outsourced to India like the last one..

    J - Both SatunFans and SaturnSpot you must goto the forums via the website
    and must be a logged in member. Both real good sites with lots of
    information and cool ppl. Quite a few ppl from both actually hang here too.

    marx404, May 3, 2004
  5. marx404

    MR Guest

    Best of luck on your new career Mark. I'm sure you will do well. I
    may do that next year when I move to Fl.
    MR, May 3, 2004
  6. marx404

    twinkie Guest

    Huyndai's quality is catching up to Toyota/Honda.
    I'd consider selling that product since Saturn seems to
    be going down the drain, but I could be wrong.
    twinkie, May 3, 2004
  7. marx404

    twinkie Guest


    Why do automobile salesmen run to the managers office and stay there
    for 5/10/15+ minutes everytime a potential purchaser makes a counter

    Is that to break the will of the potential customer?
    twinkie, May 3, 2004
  8. marx404

    MR Guest

    I don't think Saturn entertains offers and counter offers. They just
    have a selling price or at least the ones around here do. I tried to
    get them to throw in a set of floor mats when I bought mine, but no
    MR, May 3, 2004
  9. marx404

    marx404 Guest

    Twinkie, to honestly answer your question:

    From what I have learned in my new career so far, yes, you are right, it is
    a ploy of some dealerships to play the "waiting game" when haggling over

    I have yet to see this done where I work and believe that this is not the
    Saturn way of treating customers. For the most part, Saturn salesmen don't
    haggle. What I have experienced and seen is that it is the custoner who is
    so used to being hassled and having to haggle over what they want that they
    usually are the ones to inadvertantly (and sometime purposely) wheel and
    deal to get more out of thier purchase.

    I have seeen 3 dealerships so far and each one seems to package thier cars
    differently on the lot. Some have mats or tinting already on and some don't.
    Best to pre-decide what you would prefer on your car before setting foot on
    a car lot, this helps you and helps the salesman to finding you that right
    car at the right price.

    Saturn seems to have taken alot of flack with the "No hassle No haggle"
    guarantee and it seems to be mistaken for " that's the price take it or
    leave it". This is not the case. That gurantee really means IMHO that you
    wont get screwed over when buying a Saturn and that you wont have a big
    headache from trying to get the car that you want at the price you can

    As far as Hyundai, yes, I looked into them, they make nice cars, I love the
    XG. But didnt like the way that they do business or treat thier customers,
    you can go anywhere for that and I dont want to be that kind of person. I
    like Saturns and they are on the road to a great recovery and a whole new
    line of cars by 2006!

    Just gimme a Red Line ION w/ polymer panels and I'll be one happy kid! :)

    marx404, May 4, 2004
  10. marx404

    twinkie Guest

    Thanks for the reply. I appreciate it.

    Best of luck to you and your new endeavor.
    twinkie, May 4, 2004
  11. marx404

    The Espaz Guest

    marx404 = Suturn PR Director
    Nice try!
    The Espaz, May 18, 2004
  12. marx404

    Blah blah Guest

    The Espaz <> = Dennis Hamilton <>
    "Nice try!"

    You keep on accusing someone of something you are guilty of. Stick your
    own propaganda up your ass and stfu.
    Blah blah, May 18, 2004
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