Will the new car dealers ever learn?

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat Purchasing' started by OLD_GOAT, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. OLD_GOAT

    OLD_GOAT Rookie

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    So I posted in the new member section that I'm looking for a dealer in the Houston that will give me a good price, which at this time means MSRP. I'm very early in the game, so I haven't visited many dealerships.

    One member mentioned Ron Carter down toward Dickinson, which I will visit with.

    Last night I'm surfing autotrader.com looking at all the HC Challengers for sale. Numerous had 'market adjustment' which I figured. I did a google on best car price in Houston for Challenger HC with auto. I ended up with a site called truecar.com or something like that. I filled out a form and mentioned in the forms that I wouldn't pay even a nickel over MSRP plus TT and L. They told me that 4 dealerships were approved.

    So what did I get today in my email box?

    Well one salesman who is probably a member of MENSA sent me a link with a HC and it had a $10,000 market adjustment. I wrote him back and told him I made it clear I wouldn't pay market adjustment, then he replied that the special internet price was $10,000 off and that he sent me the wrong link. What a way to start off a possible business deal. <sarcasm>

    Later I received this email from another dealer.

    "....... the fees consist of an $899 charge for window tint and wheel locks (it is mandatory) and $995 destination fee. Every customer pays these fees whether you are buying a Dodge Dart or Chrysler Town&Country. "

    Here is my reply......."
    ah, I just bought a brand new 2015 Dodge Charger SRT. No way I'm I paying for window tint and wheel locks. Come on, how about a little respect. All window tint and wheel locks is $300 worth of tint and locks, while the rest is totally dealer profit. I'm 61 years old and have bought many new cars and I'm also active on several car forums on the internet, so I'm not some kid making his first new car buy."

    Destination, yes, tint and locks, no.

    Well two down, two on hold. The games continue, however I don't want to play games, I just want a fair price on my trade in and a fair price on the HC. All this is just a business transaction, it doesn't have to be this hard.
     
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  2. FarAwayFromHere

    FarAwayFromHere Gold Member

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    Welcome!
    Looks like you got things under control for sure,
    Have you tried the Purchasing thread?
    Seems to me go to the leads on hellcats thread,
    100% Sure you will definitely find something there!
    Far
     
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  3. OLD_GOAT

    OLD_GOAT Rookie

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    I found a good buy in Baltimore Maryland.

    http://www.autotrader.com/

    It's a plum crazy auto with roof. Before anybody gets too excited, it's a misprint. The same thing happened when the C7 Z06 came out, autotrader did the same thing with those cars showing a huge discount, for a discount that's not available.

    One can always dream.


     
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    Just call Danny Craig at Gastonia CJDR in Gastonia, NC. Build to order @ MSRP & no BS...! Please tell him Stephen sent you. (704) 813-2974

    Good luck!!!
     
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    Just call Danny Craig at Gastonia CJDR in Gastonia, NC. Build to order @ MSRP & no BS...! Please tell him Stephen sent you. (704) 813-2974

    Good luck!!!
     
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    Car has been removed. Sold maybe?
     
  7. OLD_GOAT

    OLD_GOAT Rookie

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    No, it's still there and at MSRP, which I can get here in Houston. Now if anybody wants to knock off a couple thousand, it may be worth a trip out of state.

    I told the salesperson and they should correct it by tomorrow, but it's up to autotrader, not the dealership to correct it.
     
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    Jim M SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Keep shopping around and be prepared to travel. I live in Central Florida and bought my Charger HC in Athens, GA. When I was shopping I found a local MSRP dealer but he didn't have any available allocations. There are honest dealers out there and we need to reward them with our business.
     
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    Good luck with your search. Hold your ground
     
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    Toolman_42 Gold Member

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    As always...CARS.com will give you local and nation wide listings. Just set up your search criteria. Zip code and radius
    Style: SRT Hellcat
    Transmission: auto, manual, other(unspecified)
    Color

    currently listing 525 Challenger Hellcats nationwide (37 within 200 miles of Houston zip 77001)

    there has to be at least one fairly close to you at MSRP

    and remember..."There's no better help, than self help!"
     
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    Try Port lavica past
     
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    Oh trust me, I will hold my ground.
     
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    there is a destination fee for all of the cats, no getting around that.
     
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    most of those are presold cars.
     
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    1949chopper NC STATE PRESIDENT Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    You aren't trying very hard. I know of 5 for msrp within 45 minutes if my house.
     

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