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    1. #1
      Member GolfTango's Avatar
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      You haggled, now let's hear your best deals!

      Some of us have the gift to haggle, some don't. So what are your best deals you've gotten away with. This could be new or used, forget PP.

      Thinking back I've had a few worth mentioning:

      Nov 2009 - last year of Saturn. Remember, this is a no-haggle operation. 2009 Saturn Aura XE with both the comfort and convenience packages. Sticker was $24K and change, after rebates, I paid $17K on the nose before tt&l.

      July 2013, CPO 2011 Optima LX with convenience package. 32K miles. Asking $$17.5, paid $15K before tt&l.

      Dec 2014, 2013 Suzuki Kizashi S 6MT with 16K. $9500. IIRC the dealer was asking $11K.

      Now my Accord, 2017 sticker was $26,300, paid $22,900 before tt&l
      Last edited by GolfTango; 04-21-2017 at 02:30 PM.

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      Other than the Saturn, you don't provide the window sticker price. That would be helpful in knowing how much you were able to negotiate off.

      My previous car, a 2003 Nissan Maxima I got in 2006, had a sticker price of $21,900. I got it for $18,300 out the door.
      You think you hate it now, but wait 'til you drive it.

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      I once bought an '85 Camaro with a rod knock, copper paint and funky striped seats for $100. The guy had the car parked at a janky shopping center and I came upon it while walking my dog. I called him and he said sit tight, I'll meet you there. The guy shows up looking like he just got out of jail and says he wants $600 and not a penny less but asked repeatedly if my dog was going to bite him. I only had $10x on me, so he says he'll take a deposit and I can pay him later. Next thing I know he's handing me the keys and the title and disappears without getting my name or phone number.

      I tried to call him a bunch of times to pay him but some woman started answering and saying she never heard of the guy. I eventually gave up.
      Now this was a superior machine. Ten grand worth of gimmicks and high-priced special effects. The rear windows lit up with a touch like frogs in a dynamite pond. The dashboard was full of esoteric lights and dials and meters that I would never understand.

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      In August 2014 we bought:
      '14 Accord LX Base 20.3k OTD
      '14 CR-V Base 22.3k OTD

      In 2012 I bought an '02 Z06 with 42k miles on it for $18.5k OTD, I miss that car!
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      2017 Chevy Spark

      MSRP $13,900
      Sale price $9,300

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      Special ordered my Coyote.

      MSRP: $41,365
      Paid: $34,478

      Not bad at all for a special order (16.6% off), mid model year. Great sales guy. Also traded my '13 Jetta SEL w/Nav at the time with 20k miles on it and got $17,300 for it, which was high book trade at a time when VW dealers were offering CPO'd comps for around $19k-$19.5k. Almost certain they came out underwater on that side of the deal.

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      Guys - out the door prices are the most worthless prices you can quote.

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      Quote Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
      Guys - out the door prices are the most worthless prices you can quote.
      I agree, can we just get the cost of the car itself. States have too many variations (e.g. tax %, doc fee, whether or not you pay tax on the full price, etc.).

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      My GLI lease, pre-tax it's $217/month, zero down, zero at signing. MSRP $29,945, negotiated down to $24,400 or so.

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      Bought a new 5 door Mazda 3s back in October 2007 for $17.5k + taxes (MSRP $21k). Sold it to Carmax 1 year later for $16k.
      Last edited by masa8888; 04-21-2017 at 02:30 PM.

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      When I buy something at macy's I always get the lady at the register to give me the extra 20% off coupon. It's cause I have a kind face
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      Quote Originally Posted by MAC View Post
      When I buy something at macy's I always get the lady at the register to give me the extra 20% off coupon. It's cause I have a kind face
      OMG there's an elderly white man at our Macy's who does the same!

    13. #13
      Quote Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
      Guys - out the door prices are the most worthless prices you can quote.
      Exactly.

      Post the MSRP, the invoice price, and then the sales price before TTL.

      That helps us understand the deal.

      It tells you nothing if I tell you I paid $26,XXX for my Accord Sport. It tells you more if I tell you it is an Accord Sport CVT with HondaSensing, and here's what the deal was:

      (using made up numbers)

      MSRP: $28,900
      Invoice: $27,000
      Negotiated to: $26,800 before TTL
      Factory to dealer cash: $1,500
      Lease cash: $1,000

      THAT is a good deal.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Perceptive Bunny View Post
      $50 for a 1989 4 dr Accord back in 04. Nope. I did not miss a zero or comma. It was the mintiest car I ever bought.
      are you sure you didn't pay $5,0???????

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      I'll play

      '14 Durango

      MSRP - $45,315 (including delivery)
      Sell Price - $39,977
      Edit - $1500 Rebate
      Trade - $8000
      Doc Fee - $200
      Tax - 2252.39 (7% on sell price - trade)
      Reg - $365.00

      Unfortunately I don't recall the invoice price. I'll have to look it up.

      How'd I do?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Maximum_Download View Post
      Exactly.

      Post the MSRP, the invoice price, and then the sales price before TTL.

      That helps us understand the deal.

      It tells you nothing if I tell you I paid $26,XXX for my Accord Sport. It tells you more if I tell you it is an Accord Sport CVT with HondaSensing, and here's what the deal was:

      (using made up numbers)

      MSRP: $28,900
      Invoice: $27,000
      Negotiated to: $26,800 before TTL
      Factory to dealer cash: $1,500
      Lease cash: $1,000

      THAT is a good deal.
      Not everyone might be privy to invoice pricing. But at least have MSRP and rebates broken out, of course before tt&l.

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      Quote Originally Posted by GolfTango View Post
      Not everyone might be privy to invoice pricing. But at least have MSRP and rebates broken out, of course before tt&l.
      It literally take 5 minutes to go out to a metric buttload of sites and pull the invoice. Why would anyone use this excuse?

      Not picking on your specifically, I just don't understand how someone would not know the invoice price prior to buying a new car.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Maximum_Download View Post
      It literally take 5 minutes to go out to a metric buttload of sites and pull the invoice. Why would anyone use this excuse?

      Not picking on your specifically, I just don't understand how someone would not know the invoice price prior to buying a new car.
      My mom. My sister. My Aunt. just to name a few

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      Quote Originally Posted by GolfTango View Post
      My mom. My sister. My Aunt. just to name a few
      They are not (I would hope...? ) Vortexers. I willingly admit the general population isn't as plugged in as "we" are.

      My comment was for anyone on this site, really.
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      November 2015

      2015 VW Passat Limited Edition
      MSRP: $26,XXX
      Offered $6,000 off - $4,000 discount and $2,000 owner loyalty
      $18,XXX net for car.


      April 2000

      2000 Honda Odyssy
      MSRP $26,625
      Offered $26,625 - no ADM


      Happy with both prices.

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      Quote Originally Posted by robr2 View Post
      November 2015

      2015 VW Passat Limited Edition
      MSRP: $26,XXX
      Offered $6,000 off - $4,000 discount and $2,000 owner loyalty
      $18,XXX net for car.


      April 2000

      2000 Honda Odyssy
      MSRP $26,625
      Offered $26,625 - no ADM


      Happy with both prices.
      Hah i remember those days with the odyssey.
      Quote Originally Posted by konigwheels View Post
      Wow, it amazes me that we have children in here that can't read a couple paragraphs. No wonder America's doing so well in education! Can't take the time to read, but sure can find the time to post. Self indulgence at it's finest.

      TL;DR should be banned and changed to ID;CR or I'm dumb, can't read.

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      Quote Originally Posted by robr2 View Post


      April 2000

      2000 Honda Odyssy
      MSRP $26,625
      Offered $26,625 - no ADM


      Happy with both prices.
      My CPO Pilot was the same, sticker was $27K, I paid $27K. I cringed at the number for a 2 year old SUV with 40K. But that's what the wife wanted.

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      bought this '82 900 Turbo for $300 with the intention of doing the BABE rally. The rally never happened. Drove it for a summer, only "major" repair was replacing a $15 speaker, then sold it to a SAAB collector (it had a mint interior) for $950

      I wish I still had it

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      Couple of mine...

      2017 GTI Sport DSG
      $30,100 MSRP
      $25,500 Paid incl. dealer fees

      2013 Scion FR-S
      $25,500 (?) MSRP
      $20,900 Paid incl. dealer fees (previous MY leftover, new)
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      2005 toyota sienna listed for $11-11.5k... paid $8500 +ttl

      2008 vw gti msrp was apparently $24375... paid $23k OTD

      2013 JSW TDI msrp was $29,760... paid $25760 +ttl

      not haggling per se but... 2014 mazda6 paid $16k... comparable local cars were going for about $20k at the time. ( +ttl)

      nothing mind blowing, but reasonable deals.
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