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#760 of 779 Re: Are ALL these fees necessary??? ~*~Help plz~*~ [time2drive2]
Jun 28, 2010 (7:13 pm)
I would not pay the dealer vehicle inventory fee on a used vehicle and the Doc fee is way out of line, especially for a used vehicle. Was the Doc fee posted at the dealership, state law changed last year and that fee has to be posted at the dealership for everyone to see, otherwise it can and should be contested.
#761 of 779 Re: Are ALL these fees necessary??? ~*~Help plz~*~ [time2drive2]
Jun 28, 2010 (7:34 pm)
What is the Veh. Data Dots for $248?
#762 of 779 Re: Are ALL these fees necessary??? ~*~Help plz~*~ [time2drive2]
Jun 28, 2010 (8:25 pm)
What extra funds would you pay if you bought a car from a private party? Then pay no more than that which would be involved if buying from a PP.
#763 of 779 Dealer Fee Rip-Off
Aug 01, 2010 (10:21 pm)
Hello All - this is my first post - needed to vent for a bit. I just bought a new Mazda6 iTouring 4 cylinder to replace my dieing Ford Focus. I had done a few test drives of other vehicles, but I really liked the Mazda6 over the Accord, Camry, and Sonata. After doing my homework on Edmunds, I took my information to my local (South Florida) dealer, and test drove the 6 cylinder and the 4. After I decided the 4 was enough for me (it took them a while to locate the 4 as it was on a test drive), we started talking price. I had my Edmunds info with me, and negotiated what I thought was a great price. I had told the salesperson the price I wanted to pay including fees. Well, we came to an agreement, and then it was off to the paperwork. By now I had been at the dealer for about 4 hours and I was a little beat. I signed all the paperwork and took my new car home. Well, low and behold, they slipped the Dealer Fee past me (I re-read the contract when I got home). Ugh, what a stupid mistake on my part. At this point I think I just have to suck it up - any ideas on if I can go back to the dealer get something back from them?
#764 of 779 Re: Dealer Fee Rip-Off [bocacoder]
Aug 02, 2010 (8:16 am)
You, yourself, have stated that "negotiated what I thought was a fair price" and now you complain about the dealer fee. If you got the fair price, then the dealer fee of (Probably $599.00)(the usual Florida dealer rip-off fee) was probably figured into your negotiated great price.
Am I missing something here????????? A negotiated "fair price" is usually the "bottomline" that you were willing to pay???????
#765 of 779 Re: Dealer Fee Rip-Off [nortsr1]
by kirstie_h HOST
Aug 02, 2010 (8:26 am)
It sounds to me like the OP negotiated an out-the-door price to include all fees, then later found an additional fee added to the contract.
#766 of 779 Re: Dealer Fee Rip-Off [kirstie_h]
Aug 02, 2010 (10:58 am)
What? A dealer sneaking on an extra fee on top of an agreed upon price? Say it ain't so.....
#767 of 779 Re: Dealer Fee Rip-Off [bocacoder]
Aug 02, 2010 (12:23 pm)
Well, low and behold, they slipped the Dealer Fee past me
Unless they were using invisible reappearing ink, not possible. Enjoy your Mazda 6 and don't worry abou tit..
#768 of 779 Re: Dealer Fee Rip-Off [fezo]
Aug 02, 2010 (3:40 pm)
In the finality of the deal, how does sneaking in the fee contribute to referrals, repeat business, & positive feedback to the manufacturer?
#769 of 779 Re: Dealer Fee Rip-Off [bocacoder]
Aug 03, 2010 (8:55 am)
Sounds like you didn't read your contract before signing it to verify the agreed on price was actually the true bottom line price before state tax & title fees were added. Trust but verify. I'd kill em on the survey.