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#3154 of 3219 Re: Help Please: Fees and Negotiating a Price [nadia21]
Mar 05, 2013 (2:44 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 3219 Re: Help Please: Fees and Negotiating a Price [boomchek]
Mar 05, 2013 (3:31 pm)
#3156 of 3219 Seashells...not by the seashore
Mar 13, 2013 (5:10 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 3219 Re: Seashells...not by the seashore [clutch13]
by kirstie_h HOST
Mar 14, 2013 (8:58 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 3219 Folding body damge into new lease price
Mar 20, 2013 (4:21 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 3219 Re: Folding body damge into new lease price [melech37]
Mar 20, 2013 (5:25 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 3219 Re: Folding body damge into new lease price [kevinc5]
Mar 20, 2013 (6:11 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 3219 Re: Folding body damge into new lease price [melech37]
Mar 21, 2013 (5:30 am)
yes. they'll just up the selling price by that amount. no problem for them at all.
#3162 of 3219 Re: Folding body damge into new lease price [melech37]
Mar 21, 2013 (5:30 am)
You can negotiate anything with the dealer. The dealer will, however, be limited to what the lending institution is willing to finance, purchase price or capitalized cost. Any amount over that will have to be made up with cash.
The dealer does not set financing as that is done solely by the lending institution. The financing institution will tell the dealer the amount it will lend and the rate at which it will lend. The dealer can pad the rate a bit to increase its reserves. That is why you need to research what financing you qualify for before visiting the dealer. Smart buyers do not expect full disclosure from the dealer for financing matters.
#3163 of 3219 Need a car but only need it for 1 year
Mar 21, 2013 (11:51 am)
I only get to stay 1 year or so here in Honolulu. But I badly need a car. Do I rent (which is expensive)? Or do I buy used and sell it later? Do I buy from owner or dealer?
What is the best option?