Last post on Mar 27, 2008 at 5:49 PM
You are in the Hyundai Santa Fe
What is this discussion about?
Hyundai Santa Fe, SUV
#5 of 7 Re: Consumer Reports [denvertrakker]
by steve_ HOST
Mar 27, 2008 (8:29 am)
Holdback info is widely available free (link).
So is incentive information, such as manufacturer to dealer cash.
No one knows the "true" dealer invoice price. The dealer owner may not even know for sure until after doing quarterly or yearly taxes.
You'll never learn about the various bonus, incentives and spiffs that dealers get for moving certain cars, agreeing to accept certain models, or selling x number of cars during a time period. Then there are all the financial kickbacks for packaging the car loans. Not to mention stuff like free trips and cruises.
Most of the time the salestaff on the floor doesn't have a clue about all the perks and spiffs going to the dealer.
Lots more over in Smart Shopper.
#6 of 7 Re: Did you use Consumer Reports car report to buy Santa Fe? [12pawz]
Mar 27, 2008 (10:34 am)
I used the Consumer Reports New Car Report when I bought my Santa Fe back in Feb. Santa Fe's are already discounted quite a bit and the offer I made to the dealer was already lower than the Consumer Reports bottom line price. Still it was useful to have the information, if for no other reason, to confirm that I was "in the ballpark". I think the report is good value for the price.
#7 of 7 Re: Did you use Consumer Reports car report to buy Santa Fe? [12pawz]
Mar 27, 2008 (5:49 pm)
Why go to CR when all of the info you need is available right here at Edmunds?