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#3152 of 3350 Re: Help Please: Fees and Negotiating a Price [nadia21]
Mar 04, 2013 (5:31 pm)
I'd start with an offer slightly lower than your limit so $2400 or $2500. See if they counter offer at a lower number and if you have to go up, go up in small increments only, and be firm with those numbers. From $2500 go up to $2600 and be firm. If they are responding to your offers then that means they have room to move. If they are not then they might be firm on the price. You might get a better deal on the yellow one as that's not an easy color to sell. Also if both cars had a regular price of something like $3499 or $3999 and $2995 is the sale price then it might be hard getting it down any lower. But doesn't hurt to ask or try.
Now even if they lower the price down to $2800 very quickly and you're say at $2650, see if you can get it down a little bit lower. Hit them back at $2700 or $2725 and say that's your bottom line. You might even be able to get it for below your limit.
When you agree on the price make sure you have a "subject to your mechanical inspection" clause in there. Make sure the dealer is ok with giving you the car for a few hours so that you can get it inspected. I would ask for this ahead of negotiations.
#3153 of 3350 Re: Help Please: Fees and Negotiating a Price [boomchek]
Mar 04, 2013 (6:48 pm)
Thank you so much! Are there any other fees at the dealership that I should expect?
#3154 of 3350 Re: Help Please: Fees and Negotiating a Price [nadia21]
Mar 05, 2013 (1:44 pm)
No, if you're just buying for cash there will be the documentation fee as you mentioned but there shouldn't be anything else.
#3155 of 3350 Re: Help Please: Fees and Negotiating a Price [boomchek]
Mar 05, 2013 (2:31 pm)
#3156 of 3350 Seashells...not by the seashore
Mar 13, 2013 (4:10 pm)
Could anyone give a logical explanation as to why my wife and I saw small seashells on top of the engine cover on a used (certified) Jeep Compass in the middle of Maine? Our first thought was is this a Superstorm Sandy vehicle? Needless to say...we walked away and won't be going back. We didn't even bother to look at the Carfax, but it is still really bothering me someone wanted to sell this to us. Seashells? Come on. At least clean off the seashells!
#3157 of 3350 Re: Seashells...not by the seashore [clutch13]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Mar 14, 2013 (7:58 am)
Well, it's probably good that they didn't bother to clean off the seashells - otherwise, you might never have known. The Jeep could have been previously owned by someone who did live near the sea. In addition to the storm possibility you mentioned, it could also be that the previous owner, for whatever reason, did some off-roading on the beach.
#3158 of 3350 Folding body damge into new lease price
Mar 20, 2013 (3:21 pm)
My lease is almost up on my VW Jetta. According to the dealer's body shop It will cost approx. $1400 to fix some dents, etc. I don't want to go to my insurance company because of a) large deductable and b) my rates will go up. If I lease a new car from my dealer, can I negotiate the new lease price to include the $1400 as part of the monthly lease payments? Any problems with this approach?
#3159 of 3350 Re: Folding body damge into new lease price [melech37]
Mar 20, 2013 (4:25 pm)
You may see much better numbers and be able to negotiate with the dealer if you get an estimate from an independent body shop.
#3160 of 3350 Re: Folding body damge into new lease price [kevinc5]
Mar 20, 2013 (5:11 pm)
OK, good advice and I will get an indy shop estimate. But the question remains: Can i take that estimate, go to the dealer, and fold that estimate into the lease price?
#3161 of 3350 Re: Folding body damge into new lease price [melech37]
Mar 21, 2013 (4:30 am)
yes. they'll just up the selling price by that amount. no problem for them at all.