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Old 12-16-2018, 06:52 AM
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The Dealer Offered Me a "Deal"

This is funny. We're waiting for a 2019 Fit EX ($22,000) while using a 2019 Civic loaner. The dealer called yesterday and said that they just got in a 2017 Fit EX with 12k miles, and we could have it for about $20k. Looking online, I see them advertised for more like $14 and $15k. I guess that is a very good deal - for the dealer.
 
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:16 AM
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yes they live up to their name.. stealership.


so u going for it?
 
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by kenchan View Post
yes they live up to their name.. stealership.


so u going for it?
I'm sure the fact that we have their brand new loaner car is causing them some concern. It's one thing to say that the car will arrive within a week, but it's quite another to have someone putting mileage on a new car more than a week later.
 
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:52 AM
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I would hold dealer to agreement and drive that civic untill I got my new fit.
Even if it takes years

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Old 12-16-2018, 10:57 AM
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I would hold dealer to agreement and drive that civic untill I got my new fit.
Even if it takes years

James

That's what we're doing.
 
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Old 12-16-2018, 12:08 PM
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This is a deal, a great one for the dealer. If the dealer is worried about mileage accumulating on the Civic loaner they should have put you in a used car where extra mileage wouldn't matter. Hold them to their original deal.
 
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Old 12-16-2018, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by ashchuckton View Post
This is a deal, a great one for the dealer. If the dealer is worried about mileage accumulating on the Civic loaner they should have put you in a used car where extra mileage wouldn't matter. Hold them to their original deal.
Yeah, I thought it was very strange for them to give us a brand new Civic with just 13 miles on it. They had dozens of used cars on the lot.
 
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Old 12-16-2018, 02:23 PM
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yah, as soon as the Fit comes in, just tell them u lost interest and walk away. lol
 
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Old 12-16-2018, 02:48 PM
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yah, as soon as the Fit comes in, just tell them u lost interest and walk away. lol
I'd be walking away from a $500 deposit. Of course, I could also consider that the rental fee for the Civic. : )
 
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Old 12-16-2018, 06:20 PM
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huh, most dealers ive spoken to will refund the deposit if you change ur mind... unless your dealer wrote it down on your particular contract that they wont.
 
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Old 12-16-2018, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by kenchan View Post
huh, most dealers ive spoken to will refund the deposit if you change ur mind... unless your dealer wrote it down on your particular contract that they wont.
Funny thing is, I didn't sign a contract to buy a car. I just signed a paper for the loaner. : )
 
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Old 12-21-2018, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by SilverEX15 View Post
This is funny. We're waiting for a 2019 Fit EX ($22,000) while using a 2019 Civic loaner. The dealer called yesterday and said that they just got in a 2017 Fit EX with 12k miles, and we could have it for about $20k. Looking online, I see them advertised for more like $14 and $15k. I guess that is a very good deal - for the dealer.
A 2019 EX is $22,000?
 
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I wonder what story the dealer is going to tell the buyer down the road as to why his "brand new" Civic has 800 or whatever miles on it. I'm sure they'll think of something creative besides "that's normal!".
 
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Old 12-21-2018, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by lannym View Post
A 2019 EX is $22,000?
Apparently, after they add dealer prep, $114 for wheel locks, and whatever else.

This is what I have to pay $114 for. "All the cars come in with them."

https://smile.amazon.com/Gorilla-Aut...la+wheel+locks
 
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Old 12-21-2018, 10:10 AM
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I wonder what story the dealer is going to tell the buyer down the road as to why his "brand new" Civic has 800 or whatever miles on it. I'm sure they'll think of something creative besides "that's normal!".
We have about 700 miles on the car so far, and it's been two weeks. He said the new car would be here in "a week or less." I'm sure this Civic will become a loaner for the service department. I'm also sure that they're going to try to hit me up with charges for the loaner when we return it.

Albany and MA are still saying online that they have an EX available, but neither one does. It's amazing what they can get away with.
 
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Is all good, keep on driving the Civic. Thinking about taking it cross country? At least the southern route this time of the yr?
 
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Old 12-22-2018, 08:50 AM
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Is all good, keep on driving the Civic. Thinking about taking it cross country? At least the southern route this time of the yr?
Sounds like a good idea. : )
 
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Old 12-22-2018, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by SilverEX15 View Post
Funny thing is, I didn't sign a contract to buy a car. I just signed a paper for the loaner. : )
hummm.. did you pay by credit card? id dispute it. lol
 
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Old 12-22-2018, 05:25 PM
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hummm.. did you pay by credit card? id dispute it. lol
We'll see what happens when the car arrives - hopefully before the summer.
 
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Old 12-22-2018, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by SilverEX15 View Post
We'll see what happens when the car arrives - hopefully before the summer.
wow, that's a long time to wait! but at least you wont get road salt and crud on your brand new ride this winter.
 

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