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  1. 72MachOne99GT

    72MachOne99GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I’m still not 100% on the widebody train, but that’s forkin sexy.

    My dad has a ‘17 R/T. It’s certainly not a bad looking car. This one though, I think it’s what I’d choose if I suddenly hated Mustangs.
     
  2. Steve@TF

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    I think i would take that challenger as well. Sick car. Congrats.

    Would be nice if dealerships were like carmax. No haggle/bs. Price is what it is. No pressure salesmen. I think tesla is like that as well? I know Saturn was.


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  3. Steve@TF

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    Im at the dealer right now, having my jeeps sun visor repaired under warranty (only issue in 18k)

    This beauty in the showroom.

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  4. 13COBRA

    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    I wish dealers were like Carmax too. Carmax makes an additional 8-11% per vehicle sold than franchise dealers. haha
     
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  5. sleek98

    sleek98 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Dam your franchise fees are that high? I figured it would be 3-5%.
     
  6. venmos1

    venmos1 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    its also pretty sad when you have to educate salesmen on what is on their websites for pricing promotions.
     
  7. Recon

    Recon Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Gorgeous, but I might be biased. One of the two new cars I’d actually buy. Manual?


    Pick your poison.
     
  8. DSG2003Mach1

    DSG2003Mach1 Premium Member Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    Car Max pays pretty shitty for their used cars therefore more room for margin. I've had 2 cars appraised there and the offers were stupid low - thats comparing them to the local Ford dealer's trade in offer
     
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  9. BOOGIE MAN

    BOOGIE MAN Logic and Reason Established Member

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    But you've gotta know going in that those internet prices always include a combination of every single price incentive/promotion they've got going on; a combo that not any one person can qualify for everything.

    The internet price is the "get you in the door" price

    "Nothing makes me question ALL of my life decisions like SVTP."

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  10. BrunotheBoxer

    BrunotheBoxer POWERLIFTING MASTER RACE Established Member

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    I still have my girl. She’s hibernating for the wintah but I nevah could upgrade her. I’m too poors.
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  11. AustinJ427

    AustinJ427 Well-Known Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Some dealerships make me so mad it makes my blood boil.

    I have a buddy right now who is trying to buy a Kia (he isn't a car guy), found one local that was exactly what he was looking for, found like 2 or 3 others that were pretty close to the same but different colors. He contacted the dealerships, they were all right around the same price. He finally went into one last night and they won't honor the price on their website.

    The website very specifically states the sales price INCLUDES dealer handling fees, but they said that's not correct and the handling fee is $699 and needs to be added onto the price.

    I told him to walk, I've dealt with that dealership before on their Ford side and they are absolute snakes. I know $700 might not be a big deal but it's an obvious scam that a lot of people probably end up paying just to be done with it.
     
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  12. T56LS102

    T56LS102 Active Member Established Member

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    @[email protected] Nice car, Ive been to that dealer a few times, my biggest pet peeves of all is when dealers install front lic. plate and drill the front bumper, I have no clue why some dealers choose to do this, i have even seen this done on a gt500! OMG that is a easy way to loose customers, i will not touch a car where the front bumper has been drilled. @13COBRA Nick, why do some dealer do this? mayby I'm just being picky and most customers don't mind?
     
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  13. CompOrange04GT

    CompOrange04GT I like Wood, and not Oak in my butt Established Member

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    same with Carvana. They said $13k for my Shelby haha
     
  14. 13COBRA

    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    No, they're consistently overpriced on the market, and they don't recondition cars as they should.
     
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  15. DAVESVT2000

    DAVESVT2000 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Depends on the vehicle.

    I sold my 2013 Raptor to carvana a few months back with 96,000 miles on it and they gave me $32,400

    to put it in perspective, a year earlier when it only had 75,000 miles the going rate for trade/ personal sale was right about $27-28,000

    needless to say I jumped at their offer. Even if I factor in what I lost in sales tax credit, I still figured I came out ahead by $3000
     
  16. venmos1

    venmos1 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    you are a fool if you dont read the fine print. Im legit talking getting a price in person higher than advertised online. Accounting for all the bs. Obviously they are targeting those who dont think and feel they will get a brand new car for under $200 a month. I honestly feel they play dumb hoping to get someone not keen on the deals offered.
     
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  17. venmos1

    venmos1 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    just a guess, but they may have to do it in states that require a front plate
     
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  18. Weather Man

    Weather Man Persistance Is A Bitch Premium Member Established Member Top Shelf Gentlemen

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    Yeah, Nick was surprised I wanted the front plate holder mounted, but no front plate is easy pickings for MN law enforcement.
     
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  19. 2011 gtcs

    2011 gtcs GT500 poster Established Member

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    Congrats on getting a redeye, those are badass.
     
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  20. Steve@TF

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    no. its an auto, which id be more than happy with in that big fat cruiser. love the 8spd auto in my wrangler
     

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