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when my girlfriend and I went to the dealership to lok at the tC, the first thing the salesman says is that there is no negotiations on the price of the tC so bargaining is out of the question. Anyone else come across this? Is this in fact true?
 

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it is true. there are no negotiations with any scion vehicles. everyone pays the same exact price for the car. it's scion's way of making the car buying experience easier.
 

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No negotiation on base price, price of options, or financing -- the only place you might get some room to negotiate is on your trade-in. Given the high demand for tCs right now, though, you'll likely find that the dealer will try to screw you on your trade anyway...I know that's what I found.
 

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You could also negotiate on the Documentation Fee. Over in California its typically 45 bucks, but I've read over in other states its about 400+.*

*Not sure if it applies to the tC.
 

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I don't really think there's going to be any negotiation going on as long as the demand for the tC exceeds the supply.
 

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Originally posted by SilverX@Sep 2 2004, 10:08 PM
You could also negotiate on the Documentation Fee. Over in California its typically 45 bucks, but I've read over in other states its about 400+.*

*Not sure if it applies to the tC.
you're totally right. In NY the "doc prep" fee is $350, and I almost got screwed into paying it, but went with a different dealer that told me that Scion doesn't have to charge that. They can if they want to, and the other guy certainly did without explaining all the fees on the order slip. Don't get stuck with a scumbag dealer trying to rip you off.
 

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Originally posted by basilisk4@Sep 2 2004, 07:59 PM
No negotiation on base price, price of options, or financing -- the only place you might get some room to negotiate is on your trade-in. Given the high demand for tCs right now, though, you'll likely find that the dealer will try to screw you on your trade anyway...I know that's what I found.
That's exactly what happened to me. I was planning on trading in a '99 Olds Cutlass, w/ about 73K miles and in good mechanic/cosmetic condition. They offered me $1900 for it. I could get at least $4-$5K if I put up an ad. Even though it's domestic, still the car is definitely worth more than that. So yeah, trading in is the biggest rip off you could do to yourself.
 

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Originally posted by whosthatrussian@Sep 3 2004, 09:04 AM
That's exactly what happened to me. I was planning on trading in a '99 Olds Cutlass, w/ about 73K miles and in good mechanic/cosmetic condition. They offered me $1900 for it. I could get at least $4-$5K if I put up an ad. Even though it's domestic, still the car is definitely worth more than that. So yeah, trading in is the biggest rip off you could do to yourself.
Two different dealerships offered me $2,500-$3,000 for my '99 Corolla CE w/ 97,000 miles. I know the mileage was high, but it was in near-perfect cosmetic and mechanical condition. I sold it on Autotrader.com for $4,700 in a day and a half. I probably could've sold it for more if I had set my asking price higher -- although it might have taken longer.
 

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What are you complaining about anyway? The car is already dirt cheap for what you get. Just buy one before the price goes up even more.
 

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I don't think anyone's complaining here and we all know the car is a great great great great value... we're just all sharing info and our experiences. I was gonna trade in my car too but when I spoke with the dealer... they said I would only get like 2000 ... I sold it for 4350 myself with http://carsoup.com.
 
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