I used to sell cars. I can tell you that your method does not get you the best deal, because you don't understand the true costs this way. The best method in my opinion is to calculate the approximate invoice number, and try to buy the vehicle itself for as close to that figure as the dealer is willing to go. Then take the extra stuff, and see what that totals. Get a break down of that, and then work on getting that down as low as possible. Anyone can throw out an arbitrary number. How do you know it is even a good offer? The dealer might be robbing you blind, or your figure might be unrealistic in which case you are wasting your time trying to get the dealer to drop that low.
Lantesh, can you give a bit more clarification about the method you suggest? I did not understand how you suggest one should approach bargaining with the dealer. I just got my price quote today and it is a joke of a bargain. Just $650 off, including 2 accessories.
$400 for the title work????? Are they nuts??? Thats a dead give-away in my book that a dealership is not worth dealing with! Everyplace I have seen that tries to charge high fees on the titlework was not worth buying from.
The title work on my thunderbird cost a whopping $45.50
You should call around to dealers outside your normal buying area and inquire about priceing Many times you will find a much better price well worth the added hassel of doing a long drive with a U-haul trailer hooked up to your car or truck. I know a lot of people who drive from about 2 to 3 hours away to do buisness with my local dealer and if the savings was right I would drive as far as nessasary myself.
When I got My thunderbird I called dealers that were over 6 hours away to get some compareables on cost. No one was even remotely close to the deal my local triumph dealer offered but if they had offered a compareable bike for a substantial savings i would have done the drive and went and got one out of state if nessasary. Sometimes a road trip is worth it!
I have tried to sell my T-Bird 2015 like new on the Craiglist and Cycle Trade, but not much response. I know this type of bike only some mid age people who like classic design love it. Could someone recommend where else should I post to find the right group of people to sell? I live in Bay Area...
While checking valve clerances on my 2012 1600 I managed to let a feeler gauge slip out of my oily finger and straight down the timing chain opening. So far I have not managed to see or fish it out with a small telescoping magnet tool and I'm not sure I am going to either. The question is does...
Hi, new to this.
i have a 2012 Thunderbird.Storm ABS and would like to fit a break modulator with interaction with the turn signals. I want to install a Kisan SM-1, but cannot find the turn signal relay anywhere. The circuit diagram appears to group it with the instrument cluster, but that...
I did some timed standing quarter mile runs at the Geelong Revival a few weeks ago.
Thought people might find the times interesting (I struggled to find many times to compare against).
Times were as follows:
14.0377, 13.4042, 13.4022, 13.3972
13.4532, 13.2663, 13.3856...
Question for you T-Bird owners. I previously owned a 2011 1600 T-Bird and put about 15000 fun miles on it without a problem. A couple bikes later I owned a 2015 T-Bird 1700 Commander and unfortunately it became a clacker within about 5000 miles. I had the dealer change the pistons and sleeves...
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