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Posted by Ausgang on March 09, 1999 at 08:06:03:

In Reply to: What to do with a "one-price" dealer? posted by SteveHoek on March 07, 1999 at 19:02:41:

: I've got my 323 all picked out and can't wait to order,
: but the dealer in my city (Grand Rapids, MI) and the only
: other dealer within an hour's drive (Kalamazoo, MI) are
: "one-price" dealers that are currently giving only $485
: off MSRP on these cars!

: I read here on the message board that you all are doing
: much better than this, but I don't want to have to go to
: Chicago or Detroit. Obviously the 323's are hot, but
: what kind of leverage can I try on these guys?

It sounds like you could justify taking a trip to someplace warm where the dealers are more in line with the market. You could rent a car here in the northeast and drive from dealer to dealer until you find a good deal. At night, take your significant other out on the town. I got my new 328 at 1,500 over invoice and I know that 2K over invoice is common in PA,NJ,NY. Don't pay retail!

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