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Jastevenson

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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Pricing for an all wheel drive Telluride S trim in northern Virginia:

Current Market Value 37,245.00
Rebate 2,500.00
Wow Price 34,745.00
Adj. Market Value 2,900.00
Processing Fee 799.00
State Taxes 1,663.69
Est Tag Fees 70.75
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Out the door price 40,178.44

For a Kia! I think I'm going to wait this out.
 

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This one is from Socal, LA County . I'd rather not state the dealership.

MSRP $37,295.00
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
Preparation fee lmao. I would have told them where to go with that BS
 

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I guess what they say is true ... everything is bigger in Texas!!!
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 told him he better take the money while he can because he's doing long-term damage to his reputation. This vehicle won't be hot forever and then that's all he will have left to stand on. Some of these dealers are mortgaging their long-term success for quick buck
 

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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?
I've seen SX FWD for $55K.
 

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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.
Yeah, I went there and they had 12K markup on SX too.
 

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Yeah, I went there and they had 12K markup on SX too.
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 place

I dont understand the market. Everywhere in Texas is charging waaay over MSRP. I live in Louisiana and all the dealers I have spoken with are charging at MSRP. We are in the same region/market. It doesnt make any sense to me
 
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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.
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.
 

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It’s a shame and greed has special place in hell.
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 now


At any rate I spoke with two dealers today. One who tried to tell me that their market adjustment is anywhere between $4000 and $10,000. I promptly thanked him for his time. And on the other side of the coin I found dealer who sells all their vehicles at MSRP but adds a $995 dealer fee and a $2,000 protection package. I also properly thanked him for his time. I don't know how these dealerships get by.

I think I'm going to stay loyal to the dealer I put an order in with. It's my local dealer and they don't charge any dealer fees or have addendum stickers. He is selling the vehicle at MSRP and I have chosen my exact options.
The day I placed my order he even gave me a build sheet with my estimated taxes and fees. Very upfront and we did not spend more than 2 minutes discussing price. In fact, it seems my area is the only one is adhearing to MSRP. I've always owned Chevy and have never been in search of a high demand vehicle. This is truly an eye opening experience
 

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I would honor that honest dealer and what is waiting little bit longer for some honesty and loyalty.

When and where I buy I intend going back to that dealer I purchased from, so dealer with added stuff won’t get my service $$$
 
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