I believe nitrogen has benefits, mostly seen by truckers. It's more stable at varying temperatures so the tires are always at same PSI and don't wear flatter. Supposedly would have very incremental impact to gas mileage too.It’s another dealer add on that is 95 percent pure profit, but at least it is somewhat useful, unlike paint protection and nitrogen tires.
Preparation fee lmao. I would have told them where to go with that BSThis one is from Socal, LA County . I'd rather not state the dealership.
Dealer asking price $43,332.00
Market adjustment $4,000.00
Preparation fee $999.00
"Phantom Footprints" $599.00
"Savy Plug in App" $439.00
I don't know what it is about Texas but it dealer in Houston tried to charge me 52k for an SX front wheel drive..... Which has an MSRP of 42k. That's a 20% markup.I guess what they say is true ... everything is bigger in Texas!!!
I've seen SX FWD for $55K.Tim, thanks for sharing, let me know what happens with the Costco pricing and where you end up. I spoke with a local dealer and while they were hesitant about matching another dealer, said should be able to. I'll believe it when I see, but getting a fair price at one will surely help with negotiating with other dealers.
Also, FYI, Kia in Vacaville has a 10k markup on their SX. Anyone see a larger markup than that?
Yeah, I went there and they had 12K markup on SX too.Well I'll let the cat out of the bag, I started this thread and yes that screenshot from me was from Kia of Cerritos. I guess as the trim goes up they charge more for "market adjustment". I just cannot fathom paying 12k over msrp. That is like $200+ extra a month just so you get that car right now.
Anyone who pays a 10k markup on any car is insane or has money to burn. And lets be honest, if said person was a "baller", they wouldn't be looking at a Kia in the first placeYeah, I went there and they had 12K markup on SX too.
Well, plain old air is 78% nitrogen, so I doubt there is any measurable impact on gas mileage. I suspect any difference in wear due to differences in thermal expansion is going to be so minimal as to be almost pointless, as well.I believe nitrogen has benefits, mostly seen by truckers. It's more stable at varying temperatures so the tires are always at same PSI and don't wear flatter. Supposedly would have very incremental impact to gas mileage too.
But I'm not paying $300 for it.
I placed my order with my dealer last week but continue to try to find the model I'm looking for by scanning inventories. I'm hoping that I can find what I'm looking for at the right price before mine eventually comes in .......3 or more months from nowIt’s a shame and greed has special place in hell.