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Dodge Charger Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • luvmbootyluvmbooty Posts: 271
    Isn't anyone buying? I visited the Dodge website and with employee pricing the SE is going for $21K and the R/T I found one selling in Long Island City, NY for $28k with options Electronics Convienence group, sunroof, and Sirus radio!
  • oscarb1oscarb1 Posts: 9
    Anybody get good pricing in So Cal?
  • theronrohrtheronrohr Posts: 51
    Have you checked out the LAX carmax store? They are a new chrysler/dodge/jeep dealer. I just happen to have been there before and found out that way. You won't see them listed as a dealer under dodge.com but they publish their no-haggle prices on their website along with the used cars.
  • kgabehurtkgabehurt Posts: 84
    You're so right about LA CarMax. They're posting Charger RT units with sticker $36,520, no haggle price $29,039. In my calculation they're selling these cars UNDER their net cost. Invoice (dealer cost) minus holdback minus $3,500 rebate. Sound too good to be true? You do the math. I already did and very tempted to buy one at this price. I noticed their sister Jeep dealership is pricing about the same %'s with the new Jeep wrangler 2-door Sahara's. Which are still going for sticker in many parts of the US.
  • Hi,

    Bought this car last night, have to wait till tonight for them to get it from another dealer. Here's my price breakdown:

    MSRP Paid
    Base Price: $30515 $25168 (Theoretical calculation)
    Customer Package 28V $ 3700
    Power Sunroof $ 950
    Des. charge $ 675
    --------------------------------------
    Base Total $35840 $30493 (My offer w/o options)

    Protection Group $ 440 (Wanted this)
    Electronics Conv.Group $ 630 (Wanted this)
    Sound Group II $ 535 (No choice, had to include this)
    DVD-based GPS + 6CD/MP3 $ 1495 (No choice, had to include this)
    --------------------------------------
    Total $38940 $33593

    Taxes $ 3157
    Dmv $ 350
    Ext. Warranty ($200 Deductible) $ 1350
    Unlimited Oil changes $ 550
    Sealed Chassis Underneath $ 250
    --------------------------------------
    Total paid after walking out $39250

    I offered them $30.900 for the base car, which was around $35840 MSRP. That included a 3500 incentive good thill the end of this month. So, I went $1500 below that.

    I saw this same car (it's hard to still find one) with an MSRP of $35840 but in addition they added a $5000 mark-up price. Speaking about crazy. Most dealers in the bay area didn't have one on display at all.

    I got what I wanted for the price I wanted, I didn't want two of the optional packages, but had not much choice and realized that. Airbags were important for me, same as alarm and it did have some other nice features, so I paid the price for the other two optional packages.

    They still were messing with me, trying to fool me after they agreed on the offer and came out 1500 more than I told them and they said after going back in the boss's office that they made a mistake indeed :).

    Oh, in the beginning, they told me they can get the car I want and then we can add any options, but that wasn't true. There's only 1500 of these made and most are probably sold. So, then they came back to me, probably realized that airbags and alarm were important to me, and showed me 2 cars: one without any options and the car I presented here with the 2 additional options that I didn't really wanted. I'm not sure ofcourse if they really didn't have the car with the only 2 options I wanted or not, no way to track.

    Anyway, the whole thing still took me 3 hours to complete. when I entered the building the guy I was dealing with was doing another test drive and I was told to wait. I told them I was in a hurry, needed to test drive right now and make price decision in 10 minutes or I would leave and buy the car at a different dealer. The boss, sales manager and salesman immediately came to me, let me drive, and I was happy.

    But then it took me another hour to finalize the price agreement, even though I was clear. somehow they don't understand always immediately :)

    When financing came I thought about al the options they presented. I did like the undersealant. It's good for snow and rust and some noise reduction. I liked the oil change package. I drive 18k per year, so in 2 years I have that money back. Didn't like the extra paint sealer because I don't park where birds drop on my car, or I wash it immediately if they do.

    Then the extended warranty came. They had the $4000 option I believe: 60mth/100000miles. I told them I wasnt interested. Then another sheet appeared on the desk: $3000 option, then another one $2400 one with a $50 deductable. Finally he showed me the whole list, and I choose 60mth/100000k with a $200 dedectable. I guess you never really need this, but just in case, I don't mind paying $200 deductable if the transmission needs replacement. Or other expensive stuff. But that never really happens, but just in case, I wanted the lowest price.

    Well, finally after 3 hours we were all happy. I got what I wanted, they probably still made a few thousand bucks.

    I could have gone lower on any other Dodge Charger but the Daytona has become more rare and I've seen crazy mark-up prices up to $5000. So, I think by the end of the year these numbers are gone and they become collectors items. Also, I liked the color. This is my favorite. So, I was willing to get a good price but not be greedy and maybe loose a good deal for a car I really wanted.

    Also, keep in mind: Sales people don't get paid a lot. They do have families and kids to feed to and are generally very nice people. They work long hours from morning till late at night. We all like a profit, comission, or a bonus. They deserve it too. They have to try everything for their boss or they loose their job if they don't make performance. Also, dealers need to maker a living. Yes, I could have gotten the same care for probably another $2000 cheaper online after shipping, or be rude and nasty and go from dealer to dealer and really take a risk of not getting the car at all. It's nice to actually do get to test drive one before you buy, and not wipe dealers out of business. also, It's nice to get it at the dealer close to your home, and not have to be rude and buy it somewhere else but then feel bad about getting it service where you were rude before.

    Fact is, be nice and do your research before. I went online and found a dealer that moved cars gave me a quote upfront, even telling me about the incentive and going even below that. I didn't feel bad skipping this offer and presenting it to the local dealer and have them make the profit instead. It also does help the community.

    My dealer is located in Concord, CA, next to highway 4, and there are homeless people living. They give all empty bottles from the vending machines to the homeless people and the homeless people waTCH the dealership at night. They also help the community.

    So, be nice and get a good deal

    P.S.
    sorry, numbers are not tabbed in this forum. So, There's actually 2 columns MSRP and Paid. Price on the left is MSRP, and the right is what I paid.Below is my total price on the vehicle after I walked out.
  • theronrohrtheronrohr Posts: 51
    Well I doubt that CarMax is losing money on the cars they sell :). But its a good point of comparison to get an idea of what is possible. I would still want to compare to a regular dealer and see what they can do.

    On the other hand dodge dealers aren't that common around here and I like CarMax's friendly, no hassle approach so I'll probably buy there if I get a Charger.
  • jdubb2jdubb2 Posts: 5
    Have 2 basic questions I was hoping to get some help on from you experts.

    1.) If a vehicle has say a 51% Residual .. do you use the MSRP price or the final sale price when calculating this figure?

    2.) Are Rebates to be subtracted from the MSRP or the final sale price?

    I know .. I know .. I should already know the answer to this, but I have to admit that I don't.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,146
    Residual is calculated from the MSRP.

    Rebates are part of the negotiation. If a dealer quotes a final price, you need to ask if that is with or without the rebates. What you ideally want is a price something like $100 over invoice OR LESS and THEN subtract the rebates. So if $2k in rebates, then you want $2k under invoice as your final price.

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  • Hey Kyfdx, is there any way for you to get admins/Hosts to setup a new thread in the Dodge forums for the new 08/09 Dodge Challenger???

    Bill
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,623
    You want a pricing discussion?

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  • todd7todd7 Posts: 16
    Just came home from the dealer.

    SRT PKG 1
    SRT PKG 3
    Curtain Airbags
    Sunroof
    SRT Design wheels

    paid 41500 plus t + l
  • asdf9asdf9 Posts: 26
    hey my friend and I need new cars, can you guys buy me 2 sonata's?
  • Hey Folks

    I've never owned a Dodge but I am thinking about a Charger SRT-8. How is the build quality? How about Dodge customer service?

    Also, a local dealer has a 2007 and a 2008 unsold on the lot (never titled). Is an unsold 2007 a red flag for something is wrong with it?

    I know what TMV is as far as fair prices for a used 2007, but I can't find anything on how to deal with an unsold 3 model year old car. What is a fair price for a car thats going to depreciate 3 years as soon as I bought it, but does have a full warrenty? For that matter, how much should an unsold 2008 go for now that the 2009s are on the lots?
  • I just purchased a used 2007 Charger, I think it's the base model.. with 32000 miles on it. They were asking 12,995 & I was able to get the vehicle for 10,500 with 1500 down! I am so exicted for my new vehicle! It's wonderful :) I think I got it so cheap because it is 2 wheel drive & I"m in the NE with lots of snow. I plan on getting great snow tires, so wish me luck! I just couldn't pass up such a deal. When I looked it up on KBB.com it said it was worth at least 17k retail.
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  • I live in Northern Michigan. Went shopping with my brother for a vechicle for his
    wife (which he didnt buy) Anyways I saw the purple SRT8, Couldnt afford that one.
    But it was listed for 28,900. I really didnt care for the two tone interior. I searched online for about 6 months. Up north Michigan they were trying to sell me used
    2.7 chargers for 20,000. I wanted the leather and sun roof. I found my R/T
    in Southern Michigan, Used with 22,000 miles. I got it for 21,000 out the door. Darker gray with dark to lighter gray leather interior.
    Just started snowing here, had trouble yesterday, couldnt get out of my driveway.
    I now have some 50# sand bags in my trunk, was thinking of buying snow tires,
    but Im hoping to move to the southern states by spring time, so Im gonna
    try to get by without the snow tires. Love my Charger, I owned a Challenger back in the late 80's, wish I still had! dodge spirit, dodge intrepid and now my charger!
  • obviously the auto business must be ready to almost give these away. How low has everyone seen a R/T go for in Southern California?
  • I just purchased a Titanium Chrysler R/T fully loaded for $26.5 without taxes. I snagged the life time warranty for $1300 and walked out with a price take of $29.7k. The car was MSRP 34.5k. Best car purchase, price, experience I have ever had with a dealership.

    This is the second time I have posted this exact same post. For some reason my first post was deleted, without any warning, or notification from the mods. Considering I submitted my leads through edmunds, which they make $25+ a piece on, I find it extremely offensive that my posts are being deleted for unknown reasons.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,623
    hey, javajim72..

    I show this as your first post....ever..

    We would never delete a post without a follow-up e-mail..

    regards,
    kyfdx

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  • I got a great deal on an 09 Dodge Charger RT with Customer Preferred Package 24N.

    Sticker Price: $32,610
    Cash Price: $26,038
    Rebate: $3000.00
    Down Payment: $5000.00
    Amount Financed: $20502.00
    Monthly Payment: $427.13 /48 months at 0%
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