Buying a 2010 Dodge Journey, and saving $5000 off of MSRP.
I built my own written offer (for a Dodge Journey R/T fully loaded) based on CarCostCanada wholesale prices, a 2% profit margin for the Dealer, minus applicable Consumer Incentives/Rebates and then added the standard delivery, environmental levies). I did not include the $259 Document/Admin Fee normally charged by the Dealership. I presented MY offer ($4,102 less than MSRP) to the Sales Manager and it was reviewed/accepted in about 2 minutes. The wholesale prices (both base and for all options) provided by CarCostCanada (CCC) were identical to those on the Dealer''''s invoice and the information about the various applicable consumer incentives on the CCC report were more current than what the Sales Manager had on hand in his office. I provided him with a copy of the CCC Report for info and verification and he seemed impressed. It's worth noting that the best I could do at several other Dealers before getting the CCC info was under $2,000 below MSRP.