Trade ins?

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat General Discussions' started by caren, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. caren

    caren Hell-o Kitty

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    Is anyone else doing a trade-in on their Hellcat purchase? Did your dealer try to sc**w you over (like mine is) because they know you're stuck buying the car you ordered no matter what?
     
  2. Carnage

    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    i traded in my super bee 2012 and challenger 2012 and got KBB trade in value for them.
     
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    You'd be best off selling outright rather than trading. Why give the dealer any more leverage than they already have? I did not trade anything in my transaction.
     
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    Not me,,I got hit with 2500 turning my lease on a year early
     
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    Ouch!!
     
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    I'd love to sell it outright, unfortunately, it takes a lot more work. I'm almost ready to accept the crappy price the dealer is offering (and refuses to budge on) just so I don't have to deal with the hassle.
     
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    Traded in my 2012 SRT Jeep. I got KBB. Thought about selling on my own, but the break I got on sales tax made trading well worth it.
     
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    The problem is, the dealer holds the ace card,,, if we call there bluff, then they sell the car to the next person,, this is a time when we need to swallow our pride
     
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    I didn't trade anything, dealers always screw you on trade ins.
     
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    This is also why I traded in. No need to deal with paperwork further, they handle everything and I was upside down a little but no sales tax to deal with.
     
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    I'll be trading in the 2012 SuperBee. They're giving me a fair price. If you look at what I save in tax by trading vs. selling and buying. The difference (approx. $2500) isn't worth the hassle.
     
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    It may be alot of work, but you're worth more than that, right? You can do it! Use the extra money for insurance, accessories for your Hellcat or gasoline!
     
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    I think it honestly depends. If you can get significantly more for your car selling it privately, then by all means, try and sell it privately. If a dealer decides not to screw you over on a trade in and you live in a state that allows you to pay the difference on sales tax with a trade in when you purchase a new vehicle, then it would probably be wiser to do that. Unless you can get more by selling it privately then you would with the trade in value AND tax break. When I bought my Shelby, the dealer offered to give me $24,000 for my trade in, which was a Focus ST that I paid $25,600 for brand new the year before, so it was a no brainer. It was almost like I lost nothing.

    IF I decide to get a hellcat, then I would have to trade my Shelby for it. Whether or not I trade entirely depends on if the Dodge dealer wants to screw me on the trade or not. I wouldn't be making this move until there are charger hellcats on dealer lots, so I have some more time to decide.
     
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    I'm stopping in at CarMax on the way to pick up my hellcat and getting a quote from them. I'll use that quote as a ammo to help in the negotiating with my dealer. If CarMax offers me 10k and dealer offers like 9k...then I'll still just stick with the dealer for the tax break and the ease of transaction.

    Caren....don't you have a CarMax in the area?? The quote is free and takes like 30 minutes and is independent of you buying a car there.
     
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    You are spot on. I decided to sell my truck outright because I was afraid of getting taken on the trade piece. Doesn't do me any good to get the car at MSRP if they take me for $5k on the trade... My only issue is that now it looks like I am car-less for about a month. Looks like I'll be riding the Harley or borrowing my wife's car....
     
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