2010 Base Trim
Floor mats & iPod cable (WooHoo)
List Price 25395
Tire Protection 395
Laugh, until you take out a tire/wheel on a pothole
Pays off in 10 oil changes. That's right, I've changed my
own oil for 35 years, the thrill of that job is gone.
Sales Tax 1455.63
Dealer's Inventory Tax 50.94
License Fee 75.00
Title Transfer Fee 33.00
State Inspection 23.75
Documentary Fee 125.00
(I didn't even know they were filming)
Dealer Allen Samuels North Richland Hills TX
I did most of this over the internet. Got a price right away, and then asked for specifics on what would appear on final contract-like dealer add-ons, ad fees, delivery & handling, etc. Was told these would add around $320, I already figured the tax. I was assured I could go over all the figures if I came in. (Does anybody understand the idea of Internet sales?)
I went to see it around 7PM, they close at 8, I know nobody likes to stay late. I knew they weren't moving on the price, because by this date, there were only 2 2010 3.8s left in the state. (2 other dealers looked) I was OK with the price. Only funny charge was $300 for pinstriping. I know, even the idea is gruesome. I mentioned I didn't remember seeing pinstriping on the car, Brano said, "I think we put it on all our new cars." After all paperwork was completed (not a painful process, or a hard sell) Brano said, "I went back out and looked, I guess we owe you pinstripes." I told him that was definitely not an option I would choose, but I knew they weren't going to rewrite the whole deal. He said they could put them on next week. I wasn't taking the car home that night, it wasn't clean, needed gas, and the tire pressure checked.
Lost some sleep that night, I felt like I had been cheated out of one month's car payment. I called the next morning and suggested that since they had charged me for something that had not actually been done, how about substituting window tinting for the unwanted pinstriping. Brano gave it the old "I'll ask, but I don't think the manager will want to spend a lot of money on a low profit deal." I offered that window tinting costs $150 for premium film with a lifetime guarantee, (I checked), and pinstriping can and is done at every detail shop by any rag-snapping wash jockey for $50.
End of story, they did the tint, looks great, I'm happy with the total deal, and only feel like they were trying to hose me with a low-pressure hose. CHECK THOSE DETAILS!!!!
On another note, at the very beginning of this thread is a warning that it is for posting details of your deal only. Any post with just comments will be deleted. Why don't you ladies who want to chat take it to Facebook?
Where's a moderator when you need one?