Last edited by Manny Pacquiao; 03-13-2017 at 06:28 PM.
On my recent purchase, I went from five dealers down to two final ones that said "we can make that price happen if you're in the dealership in person and willing to sign." The third dealer said it was $200 below what they could do in any way but they were willing to throw in a service credit to match (to which I asked "Service credit to use way down the line after the warranty expires? I've got two other dealers willing..." and they backed out). The other two never responded to my low offer. I ended up getting my 17 Ltd for what basically came out to a loss for the dealer and only ended up turning them profit on my trade (05 Mazda 6s with only 75k miles which they will likely get about 3-4k in profit on after minor engine repairs).
I bought a '17 model on Friday, Premium, CVT, Moonroof, Option Pkg #2, Crossbars. Dealer offered $1390.00 off MSRP without negotiation, I got another coupon discount of $500.00. Total off $1890.00, could have left a bit on the table which is OK by me. I did all the preliminary stuff on the phone, faxed insurance coverage, requested wash and detail, temp sticker mounted, all paperwork completed when I arrived. I had bought the car sight unseen with 8 miles, in stock 3 days at dealership. It's actually for my son and he hadn't seen it either until the papers were signed and they handed him the keys. The purchase took less than 20 minutes and zero stress.
Last edited by bignick; 03-20-2017 at 01:53 AM.
Did you have a trade in?
They chuckled when I tried to negotiate on the price. Living in the NW, and your in the NE as well, they said if you can find a better price, then by all means we can haggle. But in a 100+ mile search, the only price I found lower was used ones, and only just.
I have a 2.0i base as well, they had it listed for $1300 off ($22,706 MSRP, listed for $21,357) To take it an extra $2k off that tho... Did they remove your spare tire, stereo and passenger seat? LOL
It's a brown manual wagon. What more could you ask for? #PNW
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And yes, I did have a trade. I received more than max dollar for my trade (more than KBB). The range of offers was $14,000 (Honda) - $19,000 (Jeep, plus $4,000 off the MSRP of a Renegade Sport). Subaru dealers were $16,500 and $17,000.