I was told pretty much the same thing by a sleazy, slimeball sales manager at a Pontiac dealer. And I mean he fit the stereotype...slicked back hair, shirt open past the third button, gold chains and white shoes.
I took his advice and I never went back. I ended up buying exactly what I wanted down the road at another GM dealership. After that, I purchased 5 more vehicles at that same dealership.
If the sleazy sales manager had been a little less sleazy and a LOT more professional, maybe they would have sold me 6 vehicles.
Tough shit for them...