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Old 06-21-2008, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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I am considering buying a brandnew German SUV with a list price in the area of 60.000$. Im going to buy it from an official car dealership.

Is the list price final - or is it possible to get to a lower price and how much is realistic to get in discount ?

Morten
NOTHING is ever final when buying a vehicle, Morten.

As others have posted, determine the "Dealer Cost" and go from there. Don't be afraid to shop around. The internet is a great tool in locating the BEST DEAL even though it may require a drive or request your local dealer to match.

As an example, when I purchased my limited edition truck three years ago, a 1600 mile trip saved me about $15k and the drive home was kinda fun to boot.

Good Luck!
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Old 06-22-2008, 06:36 AM
 
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Be aware that the price that you are quoted will not be the price that you pay. When the dealer gives you his quote, he will conveniently exclude additional fees(i.e: advertising fee, administrative fee, documentation fee, processing fee, etc.).

When you purchase the vehicle, you want to know what the dealer's bottom-line price is. Bottom-line price means that the only additional costs to be added will be: Sales Tax(Paid to the state where vehicle is purchased) and Registration(Fee paid to the state to issue marker tags and a title for the vehicle).

It's fruitless, imo, to argue with them over whatever various fees they wish to charge. Just get their bottom-line price.
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Be aware that the price that you are quoted will not be the price that you pay. When the dealer gives you his quote, he will conveniently exclude additional fees(i.e: advertising fee, administrative fee, documentation fee, processing fee, etc.).

When you purchase the vehicle, you want to know what the dealer's bottom-line price is. Bottom-line price means that the only additional costs to be added will be: Sales Tax(Paid to the state where vehicle is purchased) and Registration(Fee paid to the state to issue marker tags and a title for the vehicle).

It's fruitless, imo, to argue with them over whatever various fees they wish to charge. Just get their bottom-line price.
Excellent point, Stratford.
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:21 AM
 
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Thanks for all the input so far... It is clear to me the car market is totally different to my european market, where I normally do my shopping.

I have already use the advices given in this thread with succes and I am in contact with several dealers to negotiate the best price. And a new car is the same car in the different states. The rest is a matter of transportation and logistics.

I just have on further question. It is my opinion that some dealers seems to be more hungry than others - maybe due to the bad economy. Are there any areas of the country where is more likely to catch a good deal than in others.

Any input on this... ?
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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