Buying a 2011 Kia Borrego, and saving $3000 off of MSRP.
Firstly, I was hornest to the sales rep. I know what I wanted and how much I wanted to pay for it. Secondly, I have told the sales rep that I have been to a few dealers. Finally, I have let them know that I have checked their wholesales price thru the carcost report.
Buying a 2009 Kia Rio, and saving $1500 off of MSRP.
The car cost canada information was fantastic and in no way flawed, which is more than I can say for my negotiating skills. I felt prepared as I walked into the office but my better judgment was clouded by my spontaneity and eagerness to get into a new car.
I don''t believe that I got ripped off but I''m fairly certain that the sales rep was prepared for customers such as myself and managed to reclaim some of what I had hoped to save through some number jumbling. Their admin fee for example was an astounding $595, compared to $350 offered to me at another dealer (which in retrospect I should have given my business to).
Long story short, I was upset with the dealer for taking advantage of me and with myself for not thinking as clearly as I should have.
As for the vehicle, the radio gets horrible reception (apparently due to a bluetooth programming issue) and the gas mileage is a huge disappointment. Other than that it seems to be ok thus far (2500+ kms). I''m hoping that their service department is accommodating and willing to back their product.
** to be continued