Buying a 2012 Ford Mustang, and saving $8000 off of MSRP.
Used the wholesale price from Car Cost Canada and marked up reasonable offer of 3%. Also, deducted a 2% holdback fee from the wholesale price as well which Car Cost Canada points out was not part of the pricing it provides. Based on this information, prepared a "worksheet" offer outlining MSRP and wholesale cost of the car and all options, deducting a 2% holdback fee to the total invoice price, then adding the 3% reasonable profit. Some dealers rejected, but some accepted. I chose the dealer who was most interested in doing business with me, and who was most flexible. Dams Ford Lincoln in Surrey, BC, was the most accommodating.
Once the pricing is provided by Car Cost, the rest was putting all the numbers into a worksheet offer showing dealers how I came up with my offer so there's no dealing back and forth. One or two dealers accepted the offer due to it being reasonable and surely a very quick sale. Car Cost pricing made it a no hassle offer, with little rubber-band negotiations and showed dealers I was serious about purchasing immediately, and that I've done my homework.
The money spent on Car Cost was well worth the $7200 I saved overall from MSRP including factory and costco incentives.
Buying a 2009 Ford Edge, and saving $6000 off of MSRP.
I would recommend the Edge to anyone. It is roomy and very smooth. We chose Dam's Ford because they had the exact model with the exact options that we wanted. They did treat us well, but there was a few miscues, such as us not getting the maintenance manual. But overall we were treated fairly. The Price Report did come in handy in choosing the best vehicle that fit in to our budget. With the Edge though, when we bought, Ford had the Employee Pricing, so it was actually cheaper than wholesale, and it was very transparent. We did negotiate a little more off and we were satisfied. I would recommend to anyone looking for a new vehicle to use Car Cost Canada, it's money well spent.