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Kia Sorento, SUV
#331 of 586 Can I do any better?
Apr 28, 2011 (7:12 am)
Having some trouble getting my 2011 sorento. Ideally I want an l4 EX(not V6) with some dealer-installed options, but considering an EX with the premium package if that's too difficult. Went through the listed inventories at the Kia dealers in my area, saw a base EX, requested an internet price, MSRP was 25,553 but with the various rebates I was offered 21,960. I went in for an appointment but I didn't qualify for most of the discounts(not military or previous kia owner) and so they wanted me to buy this thing at practically the full MSRP. Who the hell buys a car at MSRP? Additionally the manager was like, 'an EX for $22k? Where did you hear of such a thing?' Uh, from you, dbag. This wasn't an unsolicited email ad, this was what I was quoted by their store, when I asked about a specific car, it had a VIN# in their inventory. Anyway, The best they would offer me was over $29k out the door on an l4 EX with premium package. MSRP on that combo was 27,100. Is that the best I can hope for? They would not negotiate on the price of the car at all, the only thing they would offer was rebates off the MSRP if I qualified. They weren't dropping the price in order to make the quote match, or anything of the sort. Have my own financing, didn't get any offer of a rebate for that, no competitive bonus because neither of the cars I currently drive qualified either they said. They also offered a crap lease deal, $400 a month, which seems pointless as the monthly payment on the loan I got pre approved is $350 a month.
#332 of 586 Re: Can I do any better? [karey43]
Apr 28, 2011 (7:55 am)
I wouldn't even bother talking to them again. I was around $2700 below msrp, less rebates, for a loaded EX V6 AWD.
They want you to finance through them, so don't tell them you will finance elsewhere until the end.
Just my 2 cents.
#333 of 586 Re: Can I do any better? [karey43]
Apr 28, 2011 (2:11 pm)
Did you try truecar.com? call the dealer before you go there. good luck.
#334 of 586 Re: Can I do any better? [karey43]
Apr 28, 2011 (2:55 pm)
Hopefully, this dealer was not Kia Depot because they are SCAM artists. Check w/other dealers fleet managers only, if you want the lowest price.
#335 of 586 Re: Can I do any better? [csuf1]
Apr 28, 2011 (3:09 pm)
Yes, Kia Depot was not very impressive out here, to say the least.
#336 of 586 Re: Can I do any better? [karey43]
Apr 30, 2011 (7:00 pm)
Alright, combination of truecar and talking to other nearby dealers worked out, got an even more loaded car for less out the door than the last dealer wanted. Very happy now with my new Sorento.
#337 of 586 Thoughts on this offer
May 08, 2011 (7:16 am)
Hello - new to this forum. There is some very useful information in here - thanks to all for sharing your experiences. I am in the market for a new SUV, and like many others, Kia was not on the original list of cars to consider. After seeing a few out on the road as well as doing quite a bit of research, it is now on a very short list of cars that I am considering purchasing.
I stopped by my local Kia dealer today to test drive an EX V6 FWD and was really impressed. Options included on it were premium 2 package (sunroof, roof rails, backup camera, leather seats) plus a few other add ons including side rails, cargo cover, cargo net, and wheel locks. Sticker price on it was about $32k, I was offered $27.5 which included $2500 in rebates. I said I would think about it, and left thinking it was a pretty good deal until I came on here and saw some more expensive EX and SX versions being sold at similar rates.
Do you think this is a fair price? I am under the impression that I can do better here.
#338 of 586 Re: Thoughts on this offer [boomer28]
May 08, 2011 (6:31 pm)
It sounds fair to me based on sticker. Go on Truecar.com and price it out for comparison.
#339 of 586 Re: 2011 sorento awd l4 lx
May 10, 2011 (6:02 am)
i got my sorento with convenience package,rear bumper portector,1st/2nd row carpeted floor mats,and cargo tray for 24,851 which included the $1000 dollar rebate and all doc fees.dealers cost on the car was 23,882 which included the 245 regional ad fee and the 795 dollar destination fee.they made a profit of $969
#340 of 586 Re: Kia Sorento: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [vara411]
May 17, 2011 (5:31 pm)
That is a good deal. I'm currently at $28,000 for the exact same model and options and trying to haggle my way down to that somewhere in that range. Or put another way, I am at $1,000 below invoice, before rebates and incentives ($1,000 customer cash and $1,500 competitor discount), zero down and no trade. Looking forward to driving my new Kia!