15K cash for a Car! Dealership or No?

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  1. SweetPoison

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    Me too! She works so hard and so deserves this. She is texting me ~ they are at my son's shop and have it up on the rack thingy.

    She just texted me to tell me that she has a USB in her car!! She was so excited! So she can put her flash drive in there?

    And ......it opens on what to read it?
     
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    She can indeed stick in a flash drive chock full of mp3s. :)
     
  3. SweetPoison

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    Yep. She ran in to get her iPod earlier. So they found that the car needs to be realigned and she called the dealer and bringing it in tomorrow.
     
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    That's not bad at all. Hyundai really turned their act around in the past few years, so I'm excited for her!
     
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    Have you thought about a basic Smart car you can get one brand new under the price that you post for about out the door for $12,500.oo with tags and title & taxs for about $14,000.oo there with a $1000.oo left over for gas for a couple of years of heavy driving

    My Smart is a great little car and the insurance is less than $88.oo dollars a month it and that full coverage from State Farm

    Plus the nice thing about it the gas mileage that you get .I have a few upgrade's on my and i still get's in the area of 35 to 40 miles per gallon in the city driveing and over 40 out on he highway for a couple of long distance trips i have driven for work .

    If she has no family to haul around they are the one car for a single person because of the parking and other thing's that make them so great for a single person driving style
     
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    She has her car now, Henry!

    The smart cars are so cute!! Not sure I could drive in one though.
     
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    they are great little car's and they are safe as you going to be a in a car crash in a small vehicle ..The biggest problem most people have them is that they really have not read enough about them ..

    As a single person driver in the vehicle they are great or as my girl say i know that you not out picking up car' load's of women out there at that remote place where you work ..

    Go and take a test drive at the smart center there in Sac and see if you do not come away with a rethinking of maybe it might just be the car that i need right now ..I'm spending about a $60.oo a month driveing back and forth between La area to the remote area of Neveda for work every three weeks that one fill up there and one fill up on the way back and i doing it for less than $20.backs each way ..The extra 10 bucks is for snacks for the drive there or home because i will not stop intill i get home or there for work or if i do stop if for a bathroom break and that it

    So take a test drive in one there Sweet and see if you like it
     
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    Those SmartCars are really nice, perfect for congested city parking. Glad you were all finally able to make the decision on the car SweetP.
     
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    I pay cash for my cars and was told by dealerships that they don't care either way. (I don't know whether that's actually true.) They said as far as they're concerned, even if you get a loan, they get all their money right off from the bank, so it's just paperwork that they're saving.
     
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    I do this regularly. I decide what I want, find out actual cost online, mark up so the dealership can make a reasonable profit, email the fleet sales manager and make my offer. I tell them I'm making that offer to every dealership within reasonable distance and say whoever accepts first gets my money.

    It's that simple and works. You go to the fleet sales manager because that person sells in quantity, so doesn't waste time negotiating back and forth.

    I don't waste time negotiating, I get what I want and they make a quick sale. I've done that with my last four cars and picked up my car the same day or the next day. Of course, I'm buying new, which makes the car easily interchangeable, versus a used car, which is less apples to apples.
     

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