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Hyundai Tucson, SUV
#241 of 295 Re: 2010 Tucson AWD GLS W/ NAVIGATION [seunghun]
Apr 13, 2010 (8:17 am)
Dude, it's easier that you think but you will never be able to do it walking in on dealerships. They will rape you if you do this. The secret is negotiating online, go to the website of 5 dealers around you, talk to their internet guy and tell them you are comparing prices on tucson's and ask them to send you their best price. After you have the prices, make them fight by sending the other one the deal you got and they want your bussiness so they will try to match it or lower it. That's how I got mine, I confronted my local dealer against a price from a dealer 120 miles away. Regarding the APR, I got the Hyundai prime rate which was 3.9% for 72 months or 2.9% for 60 months I think, my credit is not even super perfect it was around 730, from what I understand Hyundai Finance is very flexible. Also look at the documentation and fees thing at the end, they will try to charge you with the security system and all that sort of crap.
#242 of 295 Re: 2010 Tucson FWD GLS W/ Popular Equipment [ffx1234]
Apr 13, 2010 (8:21 am)
Sounds like a great deal. Where did you get the vehicle and what were some of the extra's you got? I am looking at the exact same vehice.
#243 of 295 Re: Adjustment Cost? [maringa]
Apr 13, 2010 (8:23 am)
Mine was 2200 off MSRP so, not true
#244 of 295 Re: 2010 Tucson AWD GLS W/ NAVIGATION [chapusin]
Apr 13, 2010 (11:12 am)
This is exactly what I plan on doing all across South Louisiana. There are about 7 dealerships that I can hit coming from Houston to my home. Is there a minimum or maximum for the amount that can be financed? I was wanting to put about half of the cost down as the down payment.
#245 of 295 Re: 2010 Tucson FWD GLS W/ Popular Equipment [msolo1]
Apr 13, 2010 (3:57 pm)
Bought in Northern Virginia. Fairfax Hyundai, to be particular. Very painless experience! The extras were carpeted mats, cargo net, cargo tray.. and something else. Can't remember right now!
#246 of 295 Re: 2010 Tucson AWD GLS W/ NAVIGATION [reubenray1]
Apr 13, 2010 (3:58 pm)
Reubenray1, I put just about half-down and financed maybe 11,000. I received the promotional 2.90 financing for 60 months.
Apr 13, 2010 (5:09 pm)
I sent in quote requests to 8 different dealerships across South Louisiana. Let the games begin!
Apr 14, 2010 (4:08 pm)
I received two quotes today, but one really stood out. It was $725 below the MSRP, but they would give me free oil changes every 7500 miles plus two sets of tires. I do not think I have ever owned a vehicle that I had to buy two sets of tires.
I wonder what the gimmick is? Of course all they have is one at this price.
#249 of 295 Car Dealer Reality
Apr 18, 2010 (7:19 am)
I know your buying a vehicle that cost thousands of dollars, believe me the salesperson isn't getting it. In the 2010 Hyundai Tucson, there is $1,200 profit WOW. Im sure the dealer is sending all the salespeople to Hawaii with it. The salesperson gets 25% of the remaining profit after the dealer takes from 300 to 500 of the profit he cant make commission on. So out of $1200 profit (if you paid full price) If the dealer only takes out 300 leaves 900 for the salesperson to make commission on. So 25% of the 900 would make the salesperson $225.00. Seems good for a days work right. But we dont sell a car a day. Average sales across America is 8 to 10 cars a month.
But listen, you came in with your wife and child, the salesperson spent 3 hours with you entertaining your family being curt ious to all your questions. And you told him you needed to think about it. Time is money, so you wasted their time and his boss is yelling at him about what he thinks the salesperson did wrong.
Now a week later after your feeling all warm and fuzzy to the car when your most comfortable and have exhausted all the dealers in the area with your best price quotes. You might go back to the original sales person (and you feel like your doing him a favor) thats the least you can do, Let him go to your house and waste your time all day see how you feel. You will tell him the lowest price you found in America and if he wants your business he better beat it. IF THIS WAS REALITY IN OTHER FIELDS YOU WOULDN'T HAVE A JOB. We would expect are dentist to give us the best service in America at a chinese price!!
When your interested in a vehicle. Say a Hyundai, if your gona shop on the net for the best price before you buy. Find the best price first, then go waste that dealers time. Not the poor sap who made you and your wife like car because he was friendly and knew everything about the car to answer your questions.
Nordstroms wouldn't exist if best price earned your business, thats not earning your business thats buying your business. Just be aware of whos time your wasting.
My favorite is the guy whos buying in six months. Why are you at the dealer already? Stay on the net. Or the guy who only talks to Fleet Managers!! How many are you buying? I know you have money so that makes you important, everyone at the dealer has money to buy a car.
#250 of 295 Re: Car Dealer Reality [basil123]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Apr 18, 2010 (8:16 am)
Gee.. You don't want shoppers in your store, until they are ready to buy? I bet your boss doesn't feel the same way.
As a frequent car buyer, and even more frequent car shopper, let me clue you in: You, personally, have no idea who is going to buy a car and who isn't. If this is your chosen profession and you want to succeed long-term, treat everyone as a potential sale, and avoid stereotyping... Treat enough people properly, and a big enough percentage will eventually be back. Unless you don't think you'll be around in six months, you'll need commissions, then, too..
Also.. don't discuss what you make (or don't make) with any customer. It just isn't professional.
People don't come in to buy cars without shopping first.. If you run off all the people that aren't "buying today", your pickings are going to be slim. Successful salespeople conform their behavior to what the customer wants, not the other way around.