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wutamess
07-19-2006, 02:51 PM
Within the last year we've bought 2 cars. I knew at the time that I was getting a pretty good deal when I bought each of them. Today I confirmed it.

My (used got it for wife for Xmas) '05 Freestar SEL is at least $3K under any same year/make/model listed for sale in the local cars.com...
Found it on cars.com at Dave Crossely Ford ad in NKC. They said it was a mistake and that's the price they got it at the auction for. What's even worse... when i got in the place and was about to close the deal... the salesman asked me do I remember the price... I played stupid and told him a price lowest to the whole number and he took my word for it.

My '02 Yukon XL Denali is also at least $3k under any same year/make/model listed...
Found it on the St Louis craigslist after I totalled my Rodeo. It had everything already included in it (22 inch rims & DVD player with wireless headphones). He had all those options and wanted less than stock value for the car.

KC Kings claims that his uncle got a same year $50K Caddy for $18. He's known to lie sometimes so I doubt it evr happened.

Your stories are appreciated.

MOhillbilly
07-19-2006, 02:54 PM
paid 19500 cash for a 95 z-71 swb in 96.i think they wanted 22 or 23.

talked a guy down from 1100 to 650 for the beater p/u i drive now.

Fish
07-19-2006, 02:57 PM
I bought a 71 Ford pickup for a 1.75L bottle of Kentucky Deluxe......

htismaqe
07-19-2006, 03:07 PM
The dealer called my wife yesterday and said they really need a 2004 Town and Country. So they offered to trade her straight up for a 2006. All we'd be out is the 2 years of payments we made on the 04.

sedated
07-19-2006, 03:16 PM
I once traded Elvis Grbac straight up for Priest Holmes

wutamess
07-19-2006, 03:19 PM
The dealer called my wife yesterday and said they really need a 2004 Town and Country. So they offered to trade her straight up for a 2006. All we'd be out is the 2 years of payments we made on the 04.

Why do they NEED to make that trade?

ferrarispider95
07-19-2006, 04:15 PM
The dealer called my wife yesterday and said they really need a 2004 Town and Country. So they offered to trade her straight up for a 2006. All we'd be out is the 2 years of payments we made on the 04.
ROFL

I wonder how many people they get on that marketing scheme

htismaqe
07-19-2006, 04:17 PM
Why do they NEED to make that trade?

It's a scam.

ferrarispider95
07-19-2006, 04:17 PM
I bought a 2000 Harley Davidson F-150 for 21k in early 2001 with 7k miles on it. Retailed for 33 new.

Would sell now for 14 - 15 k with 89k miles on it.

ferrarispider95
07-19-2006, 04:18 PM
2001 Jetta TDI, just bought a week ago, loaded except for leather and mint for 7900, I could sell it on ebay for around 11, but it gets too good of gas mileage (45mpg)

Saulbadguy
07-19-2006, 04:20 PM
It's a scam.
How does that work, exactly?

htismaqe
07-19-2006, 04:22 PM
How does that work, exactly?

They make it sound like the NEED your car and they make it sound like your getting a really sweet deal.

In reality, they NEED to sell, and the deal you get is no different than if you drove onto the lot and traded in normally.

The thing is, in this case, they're getting the owner of a 2004 vehicle to trade up in less than 2 years.

SBK
07-19-2006, 04:23 PM
How does that work, exactly?

because the salesmans lips are moving. ROFL

ferrarispider95
07-19-2006, 04:32 PM
How does that work, exactly?


All you are doing is adding 2 more years to your loan, eliminating any equity you had in the vehicle and essentially starting over on a van that is probably almost identical to yours.

They make it seem that they are in need of a certain year of car for some reason and that you are lucky because you have that year.


There are some good car salesmen, but there is a hell of a lot more jerkoffs. But, most of the guys are under so much intense pressure from the sales manager it would be hard not be a first class lying ahole.

htismaqe
07-19-2006, 04:34 PM
All you are doing is adding 2 more years to your loan, eliminating any equity you had in the vehicle and essentially starting over on a van that is probably almost identical to yours.

They make it seem that they are in need of a certain year of car for some reason and that you are lucky because you have that year.

There are some good car salesmen, but there is a hell of a lot more jerkoffs. But, most of the guys are under so much intense pressure from the sales manager it would be hard not be a first class lying ahole.

In our case, the van wouldn't be identical to ours. We bought our van 3 weeks before they released stow and go seating. ****ing bastards at the dealership never even told us.

crispystl420
07-19-2006, 04:43 PM
1990 acura legend for 100bucks broken tailight and bent trunk, but not bad hauls ass and was a very vheap car.

dtebbe
07-19-2006, 04:44 PM
2001 Jetta TDI, just bought a week ago, loaded except for leather and mint for 7900, I could sell it on ebay for around 11, but it gets too good of gas mileage (45mpg)

Those are really popular right now. They don't run bad either.

DT

Braincase
07-19-2006, 04:59 PM
2004 Buick Park Avenue Ultra, loaded, 23k miles, bought for 20grrr.