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#481 of 526 Re: Dealership auctioning off ordered vehicle [challengerjdtx]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 09, 2008 (10:12 pm)
I suppose it may depend on how your order reads. But you'd think if you ordered a car and put a deposit down, you'd get the car - was this an MSRP deal or just a refundable deposit to give you first dibs on a Challenger when it came in? Did you have a price? Is the order number an in-house thing or an actual VIN?
Some people to complain to would be the dealer owner, Chrysler, your state's local consumer protection agency, the BBB and your local TV or newspaper "action" person.
You may also want to head over to Dealer Ratings and Reviews and fill out the form there.
Posters over in the 2008 Dodge Challenger discussion may have a better handle on dealer allocations and deposits.
#482 of 526 Re: Dealership auctioning off ordered vehicle [steve_]
Jan 10, 2008 (3:28 am)
And you wonder why Chrysler, is in the toilet !!!
#483 of 526 Re: Dealership auctioning off ordered vehicle [rockylee]
Jan 10, 2008 (6:05 am)
That is what the sad part is about this, I want to help support Chrysler,but the dealership is letting some kid do this to their customers.
Most likely this new car sales manager will leave there in a few months and go to Honda or work at some other place as he has killed a potential customer coming back to Chrysler.
Too bad nobody from the Dodge reads these posts or just does not care about doing anything to keep the dealership from ruining the company.
#485 of 526 Over MSRP Pricing Won't Last
Jan 10, 2008 (9:12 am)
In this age of industry overcapacity and weak corporate balance sheets, auto companies, especially the domestics, are desparate to sell every unit they possibly can. No one should have to pay even a nickel over MSRP, if they're willing to wait a short period until initial demand softens.
Once those who have to be the first on their block to own one have been satisfied, premiums over MSRP will evaporate faster than a bar of ice in the hot summer sun. Just look at what happened to the PT Cruiser and the new two seat T-Bird.
#486 of 526 Not a Good Investment
Jan 10, 2008 (4:18 pm)
For those of you who think this car will be a good investment, think again. The 1970 Hemi Challenger is wroth a lot because the only build a FEW! With an average of 30,000 new Challengers build each year over the next 3 to 4 years (and a good percentage being Hemis), there will be too many out there to every be worth anything. If fact, I'll predict a $5,000 incentive or 0%APR by next year.
If you want to buy one because you like the car that's great. Just don't think it's going to worth $500,000 in 10 years. My guess is it will never be worth more than you paid for it.
#489 of 526 Re: Dealership auctioning off ordered vehicle [challengerjdtx]
Jan 11, 2008 (9:39 am)
sounds to me that you might have a case against him should he auction it off higher than the sticker price that you agreed to, but if not in writing, might be tough proving it. If he were to sell the car for 20 over, and you could prove your case, legally the 20 should go in your pocket, he sold "your" car. Also heard a couple days ago they have bumped up production to 10,000 vehicles, and there are dealers out there that will sell for sticker like the one I found. And as far as being worth money in the future, with that amount of production of the same car, I doubt that you could get much more than sticker down the road, and only if 80% or higher have disappeared to garages or sent overseas,
Feb 01, 2008 (4:50 pm)
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