i did it for 6 months...i'ld go back if i couldn't find anything else...your pretty much going to get yelled at if you let anybody leave the dealership with out talking to your manager...the others are right, spelling and grammer are important...dont get to drepressed if you go a while with out selling a car, its up and down...you can make like $2500 in a week and not sell anything for the next 3.
A buddy of mine is a salesman at a BMW dealership in Scottsdale, AZ. He makes very good money there. If you're working at a luxury dealer in a middle class area, you won't make shit. But if you work for a Nissan or Honda dealer in a middle class area, you'll do alright. It's kinda like real estate. Location! Location! Location!
If you have a degree, you are wasting your time. I did it for 4 months after I graduated college and wasn't sure what I wanted to do for a job. I made pretty decent money, but not enough IMO for someone with a 4-year degree and a pretty decent amount of work experience. Get ready for 50-60 hour workweeks and plenty of customers wasting your time.
If youre a people person you have potential to make money, but you also have to understand that the new person "you" has a lot to compete with the older guys who have been there. Sales is tough shit, its a battleground and no one gives a shit about anyone but themselves and will do anything to make money. Good luck though!
Don't care if you do. This is not going to be another talk about Kenny's Cobalt thread. I know what my other car runs and I am proud of it. It might be hard for you to swallow that pill, but there are lots of 4 bangers that run 13s and better. SRT-4 Neons, Cobalt SS's, Saturn Sky Redline's and Evo's do it all the time.
i did it for almost 5 yrs and its definately not like it used to be, my 1st yr i made 70k and it went totally downhill from there......i finally was able to get out of it.....and look forward to 60-70 hr weeks dont remember the last time i worked 50 hrs in the car business