U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Automotive
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-31-2010, 08:52 AM
 
16,704 posts, read 18,930,553 times
Reputation: 6804

Advertisements

So they give me the total price but then with financing they list the DMV fees and the Sales tax... then there is a big whopping $500 "Processing Fee" and they explained it as "getting the car cleaned and ready, financing paperwork, etc"... for $500? Huh? Does that sound like a scam to anyone? It seems to me they are padding their pockets...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-31-2010, 09:00 AM
 
10,873 posts, read 41,191,303 times
Reputation: 14020
$500=Extra Profit

That's a pretty handsome bump on the negotiated price of the deal. Maybe the dealer needs to make his boat payment this week?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-31-2010, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
366 posts, read 1,147,379 times
Reputation: 241
95% of dealerships have dealer handling its nothing new.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-31-2010, 09:10 AM
 
16,704 posts, read 18,930,553 times
Reputation: 6804
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drew303 View Post
95% of dealerships have dealer handling its nothing new.
That's what they said, everyone does it and there isn't a way for them to exclude it... but I don't know, it stinks... I think its all padding their pockets...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-31-2010, 09:13 AM
 
11,585 posts, read 17,518,296 times
Reputation: 17267
That is actually quite common (some call it dealer prep fees, document fees, etc). It's not as bad as the advertising fees, "etching", or rust protection nonsense that some try to tack on.

One thing I noticed when I was car shopping for a Toyota is this dealer prep fee existed for ALL Toyota dealerships in the region, and they were all the same amount. At least they were consistent. Some states however have a legal limit on these dealer prep fees.

The important thing is this - everything is negotiable. The important thing for you is the "out the door" cost, before taxes and tags. Negotiate based on that and consider ALL these BS fees in the calculation.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-31-2010, 09:56 AM
 
16,704 posts, read 18,930,553 times
Reputation: 6804
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dd714 View Post
That is actually quite common (some call it dealer prep fees, document fees, etc). It's not as bad as the advertising fees, "etching", or rust protection nonsense that some try to tack on.

One thing I noticed when I was car shopping for a Toyota is this dealer prep fee existed for ALL Toyota dealerships in the region, and they were all the same amount. At least they were consistent. Some states however have a legal limit on these dealer prep fees.

The important thing is this - everything is negotiable. The important thing for you is the "out the door" cost, before taxes and tags. Negotiate based on that and consider ALL these BS fees in the calculation.
That's a good point, the bottom line is the "out the door" price...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-31-2010, 10:01 AM
 
48,519 posts, read 81,086,895 times
Reputation: 17978
Total price should show ll the fees and tax. What you got first was the porice on MSRP. Where i live there is no documaention feee but i would thinkl its in the MSRP pricing discount price.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-31-2010, 10:05 AM
 
8,649 posts, read 14,880,725 times
Reputation: 4563
Quote:
Originally Posted by evilnewbie View Post
So they give me the total price but then with financing they list the DMV fees and the Sales tax... then there is a big whopping $500 "Processing Fee" and they explained it as "getting the car cleaned and ready, financing paperwork, etc"... for $500? Huh? Does that sound like a scam to anyone? It seems to me they are padding their pockets...
It may not be a scam but it's a rip off.....

I'd shop around some more...

I know we did not pay it last year on a new car...

You have to check every line on the contract before you sign...just to see what they have added on and haven't told you about....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-31-2010, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Vermont
10,097 posts, read 10,620,835 times
Reputation: 13445
Is the dealer pulling a scam?

Isn't the answer always yes?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-31-2010, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
366 posts, read 1,147,379 times
Reputation: 241
ive been in the car business for over 8 years and ive only seen 1 dealership in the entire denver metro area that DOESNT have D&H.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Automotive
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top