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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-03-2012, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
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Car Dealers?

Is it just me, or, are car dealers NUTS?

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Chart, they're hoping the prospective client (buyer) is nuttier than they are!
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It's all about what someone will pay for an item in retail. It's pathetic really. I've seen $3000 cars(real value) on lots for almost double.

Service isnt any better either charging $130/hr labor

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Question; How can you tell when a car dealer is lying? Answer; His lips are moving!
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-03-2012, 08:09 PM
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It's a Lexus dealer. Lexus=overpriced Toyota.

The KBB value in "Excellent condition" is only $3,700!

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They're just establishing an (absurdly high) price point for negotiations. There's so much overhead associated with dealers that just makes buying and servicing cars there too expensive. I went to a local dealer earlier this week to have my PCM updated, and the place was immaculate. There were three service writers, a cashier, a guy just cleaning the service area on a regular basis, etc. All I see anymore when I see that much "fat" is a higher service bill, but they are only responding to the expectations of new car buyers.

And for the reply about Lexus being an overpriced Toyota...well, they're amazing cars, Toyota or otherwise. I had one, and it was bulletproof.

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