In a nutshell, if you are buying a car from these guys, I would be very weary of their ‘used car sales tactics’. Given that they had decent reviews online, I was pretty shocked when having to deal with them.
So here’s my story. I tried to buy a Scuderia from them (VIN ZFFKW64AX90166313). Evan, their sales guy, was the epitome of a slimeball used car salesman. He never called me back in a timely manner, jacked up the price using sob stories about how the owner does so much charity and how much he paid for the car. On a used car, those things don’t matter. The car is worth what it’s worth in the market. Then, after I made concessions and we were moving to close the deal the next day, I started making plans to fly up. He texts me late that evening and says he’s too busy with his family. I don’t fault him for wanting to be with his family, but don’t lead me on by making me think that I should fly up only to change your mind later. Usually a sales guy will bend over backwards if he has a potential sale especially as large as this and will sacrifice a couple hours on a weekend to close the deal. Not Evan. Then after using these delay tactics, he attempts to raise the price again saying the owner wants full asking price. I told him, no one goes into the used car market to get full asking price on a car, especially a mass produced one. If the owner wanted full asking price, he should have priced it $5-10k more than what was listed! I came up a little more seeing that I didn’t want to lose this car over $1-2k and stipulated that the final price include shipping. He comes back to me a day later and says, ‘We have a deal! But I’m going to make an executive decision. I’m going up a couple hundred dollars more since it’s essentially the same number.’ Executive decision? Only a couple hundred more after I came up over $3 grand on a relatively very high mileage car that had been tracked numerous times and clearly showed signs of track wear? Are you serious? You can’t make this stuff up. I ask about the shipping included that we had discussed. He denied ever hearing about it. Safe as to say, I did not buy the car from this sleazy character. I have never seen a sales guy with such poor customer service and so unmotivated to sell a car. His ‘used car salesman’ schemes were straight out of a movie. I could not believe the nerve of this guy.
To be fair, I can’t speak about the mechanic services at SF Motorsports. And they do seem to have good reputation in that regard which is very strange considering my horrendous experience. But if you’re ever considering buying a high end vehicle from these characters, especially if you’re dealing with a guy named Evan, I WOULD BE VERY WEARY OF HIS SHENANIGANS. It’s just not worth wasting your time with the games he plays.