I grew up outside of Columbus, GA. My dad's first new car was a 64 1/2 Mustang which treated him well....his second, a Chevy bought from Bill Heard's Columbus dealership, almost did him in. Mr. Heard was nice, but even back then, he let bad people run the place.
It wasn't the car that gave him so many problems, it was the dealer. By the time they got done with him, he paid a 1000 more than he agreed to,for a car he didn't know he was buying. My dad wasn't "savvy" back then, but he is not dumb and he expects everyone to be as honest as he is. (keep in mind that this was in the early 70's when a thousand bucks was a LOT more than it is now).
To make it worse, he took the car in for service and Bill Heard wrecked it. Not a fender bender, but nearly a total loss. They refused to give him another car, but bondo'd up the sides of the car so poorly it looked like a clay sculpture. The car crabbed sideways down the road because the frame was bent and the paint was falling off in a week.
Bill Heard told my dad that was the best they could do and it was part of the risk of owning a new car.
He didn't buy another new car for more than 20 years. When Bill Heard came back here, I remembered that story and I also remember my brother, who was a car saleman a few years ago, telling me stories about their practices.
Slimeballs. They deserve to go under.