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j0hne

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Hey Guys,
Just picked up my Telluride today. Was able to drive it 100+ miles from the dealer and I was very happy on how it did. Pretty sure I made the right decision!

I originally wanted Snow White Pearl, and Dark Moss being second. I couldn’t find a SWP with the specs I wanted, and a Dark Moss was available. So it was a no brainer at that point. Ended up with an EX Dark Moss with Black Interior.

All the dealerships here in Northern VA has mark ups on all of these. The cheapest I found was $2000 on top of MSRP. Not to mention their $799 transaction fee. I shopped and called around and ended up speaking with a dealership in PA (about 2 hours away) and they were willing to give me the EX for MSRP ($41,560)! Not to mention that they only wanted $150 as processing fee. Ended up saving a couple thousands just by driving a couple hours. I was also eyeing an SX with the same color combo locally but I was quoted pretty much $50k OTD. Didn’t think the $6-$7k difference was really worth it.

Anyhow, I’ll be updating this thread with any changes I may do with the Telly!

Johne.
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Luvcats69

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Hey Guys,
Just picked up my Telluride today. Was able to drive it 100+ miles from the dealer and I was very happy on how it did. Pretty sure I made the right decision!

I originally wanted Snow White Pearl, and Dark Moss being second. I couldn’t find a SWP with the specs I wanted, and a Dark Moss was available. So it was a no brainer at that point. Ended up with an EX Dark Moss with Black Interior.

All the dealerships here in Northern VA has mark ups on all of these. The cheapest I found was $2000 on top of MSRP. Not to mention their $799 transaction fee. I shopped and called around and ended up speaking with a dealership in PA (about 2 hours away) and they were willing to give me the EX for MSRP ($41,560)! Not to mention that they only wanted $150 as processing fee. Ended up saving a couple thousands just by driving a couple hours. I was also eyeing an SX with the same color combo locally but I was quoted pretty much $50k OTD. Didn’t think the $6-$7k difference was really worth it.

Anyhow, I’ll be updating this thread with any changes I may do with the Telly!

Johne.
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What a beautiful vehicle! I am also in NOVA and have been shopping the same trim for months, but don't have the time (2 kids and work) to drive to another state to buy, unfortunately. First time ever considering a Kia and what a joke the whole dealership experience has been for me. They're selling this vehicle over MSRP like it's a Mercedes or something. It's crazy to me to even consider buying at MSRP and I've been turned away at multiple dealerships in the area.
 

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What a beautiful vehicle! I am also in NOVA and have been shopping the same trim for months, but don't have the time (2 kids and work) to drive to another state to buy, unfortunately. First time ever considering a Kia and what a joke the whole dealership experience has been for me. They're selling this vehicle over MSRP like it's a Mercedes or something. It's crazy to me to even consider buying at MSRP and I've been turned away at multiple dealerships in the area.
Hey,
Thank you! If it helps, Dulles Kia apparently doesn’t do mark ups on trims below SX. Might worth a visit.
 

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Hey,
Thank you! If it helps, Dulles Kia apparently doesn’t do mark ups on trims below SX. Might worth a visit.
That's Chantilly Kia, correct? I've been there multiple times since late spring and they constantly sell the EX for 4-5k above MSRP
 

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No no no. Ourisman in Chantilly has the highest mark ups around town.
Dulles Kia is in Leesburg.
Thanks for the heads up. I've been tracking their inventory there constantly, so I'll definitely visit them can I get one in stock. It's crazy how many sangria red models are on lots.
 

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Thanks for the heads up. I've been tracking their inventory there constantly, so I'll definitely visit them can I get one in stock. It's crazy how many sangria red models are on lots.
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Yeah. They seem to get a lot of those. I don’t think the Sangrias are that sought after as even a dealer in MD was willing to give me one for sticker price. The only color they’re willing to budge on price.
 
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And so the modding begins. ;)

LED Reverse and license plate lights.

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Now it’s more even with the LED reverse/turn lights. :cool:
 

j0hne

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Just changed the headlights to a pair of white LEDs. I’ve used this product before (LASFIT) and this one didn’t send any error codes for the Telly.

Loving the fact that it matches with the LED on the headlights! Colors are pretty much on point.

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We just got our EX from Koons in Woodbridge. Their markup was around $2k, but we were able to talk them down. I even looked at Safford in Fredericksburg, but they only had an LX, and S in stock.not sure of their markup. Even our sales guy mentioned the markup at Chantilly, and mentioned how they were lower.
We were super close to getting a VW Atlas, so glad we didn't. Love our Telluride!
 

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@j0hne How's the LED headlight brightness on the road? It looks great but how bright is the light cast onto the road vs the old bulb?
 

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We just got our EX from Koons in Woodbridge. Their markup was around $2k, but we were able to talk them down. I even looked at Safford in Fredericksburg, but they only had an LX, and S in stock.not sure of their markup. Even our sales guy mentioned the markup at Chantilly, and mentioned how they were lower.
We were super close to getting a VW Atlas, so glad we didn't. Love our Telluride!
Did you manage to get it down to MSRP? If so I'd love to get a name of the sales guy you worked with.
 

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I am sorry, I told you wrong. My husband said the markup was $4k, but I swear I thought it was less. His name was Paris. He was really helpful. It was the finance guys we back and forth with, at least 4 times to get the price down.
 

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I am sorry, I told you wrong. My husband said the markup was $4k, but I swear I thought it was less. His name was Paris. He was really helpful. It was the finance guys we back and forth with, at least 4 times to get the price down.
Down to MSRP?
 
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