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Old 03-30-2013, 10:21 PM   #1
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Hey TDI fans ,

After going to the auto show, and friend of mine went down to the local VW dealer and is enjoying a 48 test drive with a TDI Golf wagon (6 spd stick ).

Anyways, he dragged me out to take a look at it, and I noticed a line item on the window sticker along with freigt/pdi, a very generous documentation fee, and some kind of "nitrogen blue" fee of $299(????), there was this:

"Extra Dealer Mark-Up: $2700"

Are these cars that popular that dealers are tacking on this kind of premium, or are we just special in my neck of the woods?
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:59 AM   #2
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Volkswagen needs to give Advrider a kickback for how many are sold by our suggestions.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:13 AM   #3
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I'd guess that the dealer marks it up for the same reason a dog licks his balls.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:37 AM   #4
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I'd guess that the dealer marks it up for the same reason a dog licks his balls.
Yea, this. You could try to work that dealer, but with that attitude I'd move to another. Dealer markup, unless on extremely limited edition / supercars etc is a stupid tax.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:59 AM   #5
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I wouldn't even waste your time dicking around with a dealer that will play that game.

There is a pretty good demand for those cars, but we bought my wife's for under invoice from a high volume dealer. I don't know if he'll sell into Canada, but Chris Farnham at Langhorne VW sells them all over the country for less- and he's a nice guy that doesn't BS.
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:34 PM   #6
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I wouldn't even waste your time dicking around with a dealer that will play that game.

There is a pretty good demand for those cars, but we bought my wife's for under invoice from a high volume dealer. I don't know if he'll sell into Canada, but Chris Farnham at Langhorne VW sells them all over the country for less- and he's a nice guy that doesn't BS.
Bought ours from Ernie at Langhorne. Great guy. Took him a day to find the one in the color with the options my wife wanted, but we got ours for under invoice, too.
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I wouldn't even waste your time dicking around with a dealer that will play that game.

There is a pretty good demand for those cars, but we bought my wife's for under invoice from a high volume dealer. I don't know if he'll sell into Canada, but Chris Farnham at Langhorne VW sells them all over the country for less- and he's a nice guy that doesn't BS.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:45 PM   #8
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Bought my 2010 jetty TDI from Chris at langhorne VW, saved 2000 over what the local dealers in Cincinnati were trying to get from me
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:47 PM   #9
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The availability depends on the area. In ontario, almost all the dealers were at msrp. I got mine for msrp, but got a winter tire package and monster mats "free"

My touareg tdi was 2%above invoice.

Both cars were factory ordered and took 3 months to get. Not sureif this makes a diff...
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:59 PM   #10
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The GVRD is a bit of an anomoly for VW prices, they're stupidly high, and nearly every dealer has their TDI allotment pre-spoken for. Then when they get delivered people balk at the dealer markup, and get told "take it or someone else will." And they usually do.

Get out of town to get a more fair price, or go south. As previously mentioned, Chris at Langhorn will do you a smoking deal, but he's on the east coast of the US. You'll need to figure out how to pay for it too, VW finance in the US won't work.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:52 PM   #12
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:21 PM   #13
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Here's a pic of the window sticker:



I'm wondering if "Go Green Nitrogen" is for nitrogen-filled tires? For $299? Do you think they'd offer a discount if you asked for plain "air?"

I wouldn't be surprised to see this guy working there:

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Old 04-01-2013, 10:26 PM   #14
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Here's a pic of the window sticker:



I'm wondering if "Go Green Nitrogen" is for nitrogen-filled tires? For $299? Do you think they'd offer a discount if you asked for plain "air?"
Tell 'em you don't mind paying the Dealer Mark-up, but the Additional Mark-up? No way. ;-)

That list, with ADM at the top? I wouldn't pay a damn thing on that list.
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Tell 'em you don't mind paying the Dealer Mark-up, but the Additional Mark-up? No way. ;-)

That list, with ADM at the top? I wouldn't pay a damn thing on that list.
Freeking lawyers, they always want a deal. You're learning fast

We can't get around a few of the taxes like the tire levy and AC fee. You could try getting the dealer to pay for them for you, but I'm sure they'd make it up on the back end.
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