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#201 of 240 A Question for the Internet Shoppers
Mar 08, 2006 (3:45 pm)
If you asked a dealership through the INternet Dept for pricing on a car...what would want them to give you?
What is the way you would like to be treated?
Mar 11, 2006 (11:02 am)
Wow, allot of confusion on what OTD means
Its how much money you have to give the dealer to walk out the door with the car
#203 of 240 how come I didn't get a counteroffer?? was it too low?
Mar 18, 2006 (4:55 am)
I got an internet quote for $18280 that included any rebates and plus a $299 advertising fee with Tax,title, and license for a 06 base pontiac vibe with preferred package, monotone package with 4 speed auto. I did research and found that the invoice for the car with options was $15526 (invoice) + $560 (destination charge) + invoice of options ($1782) =$17868. $17868 X 9.25% TN sales tax= $1652.79. so that brought the car up to $19020.79; I figured title and license was about 150 according to the DMV. so I counteroffered $19200.00 OTD. One thing I overlooked was that there is a $500 rebate on the car and I didn't figure it in either. since I have my own financing arranged and it is cheaper than the GM rate of 5 years. the internet sales manager simply said "sorry I can't accept, I wish I could, but I can't that was four days ago. Where should I go from here? cave in or wait and see. I already told him that I have no trade in. so I'm not hiding anything. I didn't dip in holdback and my previous offer had 500 extra from not including the rebate. so what do you guys think should be my next move?
I've tried another dealer and he only offered $1100 under MSRP for the same car/options without deducting the $500 rebate. But he said if I own a non-GM car I will receive another $500 off without trade in. is this a gimmick? is GM running any rebates for dealers for people who own imports? if so, I qualify for that offer. Sorry for the long post. This is my first time buying a new car on my own. My beater from college is dying. Thanks
#204 of 240 Re: how come I didn't get a counteroffer?? was it too low? [cutehumor]
Mar 18, 2006 (8:43 am)
Cute, here is the Cliff Notes version of your post: You offered $19200 OTD over the internet for a car and the dealer did not accept it.
Here's what you can do:
1) Go to the dealer in person and make the offer. They might accept it because they hate to see money walk out the door.
2) Go to another dealer and make the same offer
3) Increase your offer
4) Buy a different kind of car
#205 of 240 Re: how come I didn't get a counteroffer?? was it too low? [bobst]
Mar 18, 2006 (9:41 am)
it could be that the dealership has priced their cars to be a simple one price type of a deal.
Internet Depts are set to to give a person a simple sale, no hassle, which alot of people really want.
Take your offer into the Internet Dept and investigate further if you want. If they have the car instock and the price is close to what you are willing to pay, then maybe they'll split the difference with you.
#206 of 240 Need help figuring out a reasonable offer for used RSX
May 01, 2006 (1:34 am)
OK i found a used 2002 Acura RSX at a local dealership with 7149 miles and an advertised price of $18995. Now after taxes and fees this would be more like 21 or 22 grand. I don'nt want to pay that much but i dont have experiance with dealerships. i am planning to pay cash up front, but i dont know what a reaosnable OTD offer would be. I really can't afford much more then $17000 or $17500 out the door but i really don't think that is in the ballpark for a car with such low mileage. But i also don't know how much higher to go. Any help would be appreciated, and please if nay dealers are on here i would appreciate some honest advise from the inside mind.
#207 of 240 Re: Need help figuring out a reasonable offer for used RSX [skantor8885]
May 01, 2006 (6:49 am)
I am not a dealer, but I will express my opinion. $18995 for a four year RSX, are they NUTS? Are you nuts for even considering it? Regardless of mileage, itís a FOUR year old car. 2006 base RSX auto trans, w/o leather, invoices at $20000. I bet you could easily get it for that much if not lower.
#208 of 240 Re: Need help figuring out a reasonable offer for used RSX [skantor8885]
May 01, 2006 (6:56 am)
Is it an auto or manual?
Is it an S-Type or just standard?
Does it have leather?
Give me a bit more info and I could probably tell you about what they own it for depending on your region.
Give me what color and where the vehicle is located too.
#209 of 240 Re: Need help figuring out a reasonable offer for used RSX [british_rover]
May 01, 2006 (9:21 am)
It is dark red five speed automatic, with grey leather seats. It is located in avon Ct, im not sure what there zip is but mine is 06786 and the dealer is 12 miles away from me so that should be a decent estimate of region. I would really appreciate some help.
#210 of 240 Re: Need help figuring out a reasonable offer for used RSX [skantor8885]
May 01, 2006 (9:23 am)
Oh man that car is actually right next to my dealership.
I am on my way out to pick up a clients car for service but when I get back I will give you some numbers.
That is so funny.