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#25 of 41 Re: Might've just made a terrible $$$ on 2012 Sportage...help? [sandman_6472]
Oct 13, 2011 (10:34 am)
Update: Bought the Kia Sportage EX loaded w/leather & NAV, and I'm very happy with the deal, and the vehicle! Fairly certain I made the best deal possible, all things considered:
1. The Rogue has been involved in several accidents and near-misses, most of which my insurance co. believes I was not at fault. Realistically, however...well, ima blame the Rogue's %$ rear pillar, but it could also be any number of other factors. Bottom line, I believe it's under control now, but I need to start fresh with a new vehicle (that I want to keep 10+ years).
For the record, Kia dealer didn't ask about prior wrecks, so I didn't offer up any details...
2. The reason the "spread" was so ginormious between their Sportage and my Rogue trade-in was due to a dealer "add-on" that I wasn't aware of: $2,739 for dentless paint repair/leather hole repair/appearance insurance.
I couldn't figure out why it looked like fully-loaded Sportage EX's were out there for ~$27,600, yet their sales prices to me was $31,374. It was the "appearance insurance" which I didn't need or want.
Once we scrubbed that b.s., it reduced my monthly payments from $425 to $385 per month for 60 months.
Hope this info helps someone else. For the record, I feel real good about this deal!
#26 of 41 Re: Might've just made a terrible $$$ on 2012 Sportage...help? [chi_latte]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Oct 13, 2011 (11:14 am)
Sounds good... You saved $2700 just by taking a deep breath and another look!
#27 of 41 2012 Kia Sportage EX
Nov 11, 2011 (10:02 pm)
Bought a Kia EX in South Florida. All the dealers here charge a dealer fee (read extra dealer profit) which they list on the sales contract as a fee. Here is the deal I worked out:
MSRP: $24,700 ($23,240 invoice per Edmunds without advertising fee)
Paid: $23,200 + $700 deal fee = $23,900
#28 of 41 Re: Might've just made a terrible $$$ on 2012 Sportage...help? [chi_latte]
Jan 10, 2012 (12:38 pm)
This is way late but maybe it will help someone else. The first thing I would do is look up your trade in value at Kelley Blue Book for your car. This is what a dealer should give you for your car. Let's say the KBB trade in value is $12k in very good condition. Ford offers you $14k and the KIA dealer offers $11k. The Ford dealer is giving you $2k extra from his profit while the KIA dealer is low balling your trade in by $1k. Never ever take less from the dealer for your trade in than KBB says its worth. Tell the dealer meet it or I'll beat it out your door. Don't listen to any B.S. about there are too many out on the market. A dealer tried that on us and I said I want what it's worth or good bye. They met my price. Ford tends to have more playing room in their MSRP than foreign manufactures. Also are you getting like options on both cars. Ford likes to piece meal their options while KIA has a package of items. Another is the warranty KIA is 5yrs/60k btb and Ford I think is 3yrs/36k. Do your homework before you enter the dealership. Know what your trade in is worth, what the dealer paid for the car and what other dealers are offering in discounts. Also know if the factory is offering any rebates that you can use.
#29 of 41 tips for buying
Mar 25, 2012 (8:38 pm)
I want to buy Kia sportage 2012 , do you have any idea about price ? what is the minimum price that I must offer to the dealer for Lx 2wd ?
#30 of 41 Kia Sportage EX AWD leased 2 days ago
Mar 28, 2012 (11:48 am)
Hey, wanted to know, good deal or not? did i get ripped off or just about breaking even? 2k down including first months payment, fees all that stuff in there.
$359 36 months 12k miles.
Has the compass/homelink. seems to have the UVO stuff.
cargo net, cargo mat thingy, cargo cover. Door guards, hand painted trim lines, lifetime nitrogen in tires.
#31 of 41 Re: Might've just made a terrible $$$ on 2012 Sportage...help? [kyfdx]
May 17, 2012 (8:55 am)
If you have signed a offer to purchase or sales agreement, or a worksheet, they can legally force you to take the vehicle. Depending on what you signed if it was a offer to purchase or similiar agreement, it is a leagally binding contract, even though you did not give them any money it is a legally binding contract. And as such they can legally force you to take the vehicle and cover there costs for doing so, court cost etc, cost of brining it in, judge may decide to cancel contract but you need a darn good reason, and often will make you cover the dealerships costs, of cancelling the deal, hope this helps.
#32 of 41 Re: Might've just made a terrible $$$ on 2012 Sportage...help? [sweetscars101]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
May 17, 2012 (9:41 am)
In theory? Please cite any actual example.
A car dealer that would sue a customer to complete a deal, in which no money has changed hands? Reputation suicide..
I doubt it has ever happened. Making a $20K -$30K deal, because it could theoretically happen, would be inadvisable..
Just my $0.02
#33 of 41 2012 Sportage EX with navi and premium package $27,500
May 25, 2012 (1:39 pm)
I got an offer for EX with navi and prem. package sticker price is 30,400. A dealer in NYC offered 27,500 with $500 bonus cash for competitive siice I have Toyota 4runner.
How you think? any opinion?
#34 of 41 Re: 2012 Sportage EX with navi and premium package $27,500 [eogksrhdrns]
May 26, 2012 (5:20 am)
It is AWD. Anybody? any idea?
EX AWD with navi is hard to find in NYC area. Not much choice.
I am going to see the car today.