The clich√© of the smarmy car dealer doing anything to get you to buy a car is sure getting a run for it’s money at the Glendale Auto Corridor- that strip along Brand Ave that has a dealer for just about every make you can think of (well, moderately priced makes anyway). We’ve got a VW lease about to end and are deciding what to get next. Since all those dealers are right next to each other we decided it would be simple to call them up, make sure they have the model we’re interested in available for a test drive, and then just bounce from one dealer to the next and spend the afternoon test driving all the cars we’re interested in in one shot. Except it’s turning out to not be that easy, mainly because I can’t get any of them on the phone. I’ve called 3 different dealers now, asked the human answering the call for the sales department, only to be put on hold for eternity, or for it to ring 4-6 times and the redirect back to the initial operator who apologizes and starts the whole thing over again. I finally asked her if she knew if they had a specific model and she said she’d transfer me to sales where someone could better help me. Except no one ever answered the phone. Hello??