NEW 2009 car I'm buying has 1,200 miles - How do I haggle price?
There is a fully loaded 2009 sedan I am looking to buy from a dealership. However, I noted that it does have over 1000 miles on its odometer. Can I haggle down the price, not only because it is an '09 model that I'm sure they want off the lot, as well as the high mileage? They have 2 other '09's on their lot, but those only have around 40-60 miles on them. Would I be justified in asking for a lower price because the 1000 miles is going to hurt my warranties? For example, I have a 2 yr/24,000 mile warranty on the battery. Having 1,000 miles already reduces the length of all of my warranties. How would I go about it? Do I go WAY below, say a few thousand? Or do I just go a few hundred? Any help or advice on haggling would be appreciated. I am a single full-time student working a full-time and part-time job to support myself and don't really have anyone to turn to for help, but I know I should be able to talk them down. I looked at the car yesterday and want to buy and already have the loan approved, but if I can get them to lower the price, that would help with payments for sure. I'm just not sure how to talk to the salesman. Thanks! =)
Asked By: Alyssa - 4/23/2010
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The key element will be whether or not this vehicle has ever been titled. It is most likely a "dealer demo" that was driven by a dealer employee but never titled. It CAN be titled and sold as new. It's a great way for dealers to get customers to pay for their fringe benefit costs, eh... More
Answered By: Sage - 4/23/2010
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Mileage is not what defines a new car. A NEW car is a car that has never been titled. You may be able to talk them down some on the price because the car has some miles on it, however 1200 miles is nothing in the grand scheme of things.
Answered By: Scott H - 4/23/2010
Some new 2011 cars are beginning to hit Dealerships, and most will be there in the next six months. This is NOT A NEW CAR. The mileage indicates, unless it has been titled, that it's a tester and was probably taken home nightly by a salesman or other Dealership employee. Tester means that all sorts of people... More
Answered By: designergenes - 4/23/2010
Certainly, a new car with 1200 miles was probably a demo, loaner or previously registered and therefore should cost less IN THEORY. But how would you really know? Remember salesmen are crooks and liars who will say anything to get the most money out of you. For all you know, the "rock bottom price" on the demo is $1000... More
Answered By: STEWIE - 4/23/2010
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