Sabot L'ours (sabotlours) wrote,
Sabot L'ours
sabotlours

Car Shopping: The Final Round

OK, overzen. STFU! I bought a friggin Honda!

*lol*

So yes. There is a new Furmobile. It is a 2009 Honda Pilot EXL. The "L" is for leather interior. *murrr* It has everything I had wanted. It can go off-roadas well as being nice and luxurious with the leather interior, XM stereo, moon roof, power everything, etc. The Element was nice, but I wanted a little more. I must say that I handled the deal like a pro.

Once I decided on the Pilot, we got down to negotiations. The dealer opened with sticker price. I opened with dealer cost. Many thanks to duncandahusky for the website which lists that information and much more. It was invaluable! So now round 2 started. He countered with a better offer. I came up to dealer invoice. What he didn't know was that I knew that there was $1500 factory-to-dealer cash available. As he went to get yet another counter offer I told Kitty that if this was a game of poker, I would now put all of my cards on the table and give him my final offer. He came back with an offer that was getting better, but still not great. I whipped out my printouts from Edmunds.com as well as info from Truecar.com. I told him I knew about the factory cash. I knew what the invoice cost was as well as his cost. I spelled everything out and told him that this was my final offer. He retreated to his manager's office. Within 5 minutes he was back telling me that I was now the owner of a Pilot. Score!

He told me I had played the game splendidly. I knew the costs and I knew the hidden deals. My cost came in right where it should have been according to the national average. So everyone was happy. I paid a price which I could live with. He came away with a fair profit and one less vehicle on the lot. I also now have an incredibly sweet ride that I can hopefully live with and love for the next 10 years.
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 18 comments