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Old 04-04-2014, 11:22 AM   #1
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Arrow amount of wiggle room on price?

just wondering about how much wiggle room there is on the sticker price. i found a couple cars a little out of my price range and i'm wondering if it would be worth it to go back and try to haggle it down that low. i'd be paying cash if that makes a difference.

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Old 04-04-2014, 11:50 AM   #2
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Probably also depends on if you have a trade in.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:54 AM   #3
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possibly, but i probably wont get much for a trade in (2000 pontiac grand am gt coupe, not in the best shape)
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I ended up trading a 1998 protégé with the exhaust system, literally in the back seat. (I hit a pot hole and it fell off so I put it in the trunk and went to the dealership) and they gave me $1500 for it. I would have been happy to scrap it for $350. I'm not good on negotiating car prices but I think you have more power if you have something to trade in so they can say they are giving you more for your trade in, instead of saying they are taking less for their car. It's all in how it looks on paper even if the end comes out the same.
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Also I would say check around sites like Kelly blue book and Edmonds to find out what other buyers have paid for a similarly equipped car.
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Haggle room depends on how the car is equipped, the more expensive the car, the more markup there is.

As for paying cash, it wont help you. Usually cash wont HURT you any, but in my experience, it will not help you. When people say cash to the dealership, they already know that they are losing money on the back end. Dealerships make money off of the financing, as well as Ford often offers rebates based on financings with Ford Credit.

If they offer you a Ford Credit rebate, your best bet is to take it. Then, pay it off in a few months, you may end up paying a few dollars in interest but the rebate is always better for you in the end. Take 500, pay 80 bucks (im just generalizing numbers here~) in interest over the next couple months, then pay off the balance. You come out ahead no matter which way you slice it.
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If they offer you a Ford Credit rebate, your best bet is to take it. Then, pay it off in a few months,
Why wait a few months. Pay it off, or re-finance to a lower rate as soon as Ford credit turns in the paperwork and get out of their loan. I had to take their financing to get a $2500 rebate and they wanted 5 something %. I paid it off with cash and saved something like $800 over the life of the loan and I have the car title. Cost me about 20 bucks to get the rebate.
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Why wait a few months. Pay it off, or re-finance to a lower rate as soon as Ford credit turns in the paperwork and get out of their loan. I had to take their financing to get a $2500 rebate and they wanted 5 something %. I paid it off with cash and saved something like $800 over the life of the loan and I have the car title. Cost me about 20 bucks to get the rebate.
Except the dealership gets charged back the $1,000 rebate. Be a nice person and wait 3 payments before refinancing.
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