Lithia Motors Inc.

Dec 5, 2007 Full story: Portland Business Journal

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jim nazium

United States

#1 Dec 29, 2007
Lithia Motors would squeeze their own mother out of money if it meant they could make a buck off the deal. I will never buy from them again.
nywholesale

Stroudsburg, PA

#2 Dec 30, 2007
jim nazium wrote:
Lithia Motors would squeeze their own mother out of money if it meant they could make a buck off the deal. I will never buy from them again.
Please elaborate.
honda4ever

Ottawa, IL

#3 Feb 3, 2008
I spent 6 months with them after they acquired the store I used to work at. I learned alot from them-primarily how NOT to do business.

Their mentality is to allow the customer to spend as much money as they want at the dealership. If somebody's shrewd, they can get a fair deal thru a Lithia store - just plan on spending half a day or better to get it done. If they're not........

Since I've left, they've now went to a 3 day money back guarantee and no hassle pricing. I'd like to believe they've had a change in heart but I just don't see how you can change a corporate culture overnight. They can still low-ball trade ins.

Their processes are insane. Most of it is due to the size of the company and the big red target on their backs to potential litigation. A simple cash deal can take 60-90 minutes in the finance office.(assuming no one is ahead of you in line. I've purchased 6 houses and I can honestly say that the amount of paperwork for the six deals combined is comparable to that of a cash deal at a Lithia store.

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