Originally Posted by WorldRallyRedneck
When you are hired at a dealership as a sales person are you required to learn anything about the brand/type of cars you are selling? I ask because the local Subaru dealership i used to go to had several sales people who knew NOTHING about subarus. Its like they did no research nor read anything on the cars they were selling. For example, i had a salesman there argue with me for ten minutes saying that Subaru never made a wrx wagon, that they were coming out with a hatch back but never built a wagon. I had another female salesperson at same dealership say that the new bodystyle ie 08+ would not be out for another year. This is when Annapolis had had them on the lot for months. I told her i had already seen them and she called me a liar and wanted to know where. Maybe it was just this dealership.
I promise I'm not trying to get flamed here, but what really is the difference between a "hatchback" and a "wagon". to me it seems like you were just arguing with the sales associate the definition of wagon and hatch. which i looked up, and what i got from it is that a wagon is just a bit longer. (Please correct me politely if I'm wrong) so by the wrx making a wagon, then i believe that the salesman would have been correct. i think that it actually would be a hatch, as there is not an extravagant addition to the rear end of the car. so with that i disagree with you. However, I do agree that if you are going to sell a car with such a fan base as Subaru, you should do like an hour of research. There is a reason that RK Subaru only has 3 Subarus on their lot, and there is also a reason that everyone who wants a subaru falls into a decent demographic of... well, lets just say like 23-35 years old, both sexes, but mostly men, and have an active/ up-beat lifestyle. I'm not saying they should do all kinds of research, but find out what it is about us, that keeps your stock sold out.