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So I’m still hooked on getting this stelvio from my local dealer. I’ve gotten other dealer referrals however my local dealer has the car that I want. I stopped by this weekend and he still won’t bring the price down to something we can agree on. I pretty much left it at when you can bring the price to what I want call me! Question is though I checked out cargurus.com and the two cars I’m looking at there have been there over 220 days according to that site. Wouldn’t you think they would want to get rid of the car after this long, or does something not sound right
 

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Why not use Autotrader....300 mile radius....trust me, you'll find the Stelvio Spec you want, with the deal you want.....Just make a little road trip....
I drove to Germantown Maryland from Long Island and dealt with Chuck Lewis at Criswell Alfa / Maserati......Great deal....worth the drive....D

PS...starting at Easton PA, you're a lot closer to them than I am.....
 

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I agree with Alfaholico. Why not work with another dealer if your local one isn't working out? I sat in 2.5hrs of traffic each way to get to the dealer I bought my car from even though there is a dealer less than 10 minutes from where I live.
 

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Yep, same here I actually told one dealer straight up I will be driving to another dealer to c if they could beat their price so they should make me an offer I couldn’t refuse- they have. But Another dealer still found me a much better car for the same price...was worth a drive 1.5h each way to both.
 

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I agree with what the guys are saying about going to other dealers but the way i look at it, since AR has made sure you have to go to a dealer for service i would try to build a good relationship with a local dealer and buy from them if possible. Of course finances dictate the whole thing, but in general i prefer local dealers.

The problem is, they know you want the car so they won't budge. If you're not in a hurry wait them out, they will contact you. And when they call tell them you're looking at Volvo XC60 right now. Don't ever ask to buy, always make them sell it to you. Play it from that angle and they will come around.
 

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I agree with what the guys are saying about going to other dealers but the way i look at it, since AR has made sure you have to go to a dealer for service i would try to build a good relationship with a local dealer and buy from them if possible. Of course finances dictate the whole thing, but in general i prefer local dealers.

The problem is, they know you want the car so they won't budge. If you're not in a hurry wait them out, they will contact you. And when they call tell them you're looking at Volvo XC60 right now. Don't ever ask to buy, always make them sell it to you. Play it from that angle and they will come around.
Like u I thought buying from one dealer and servicing at another is a no no...but by # of responders to this very same issue/question I have posted earlier last month, I was reassured otherwise. Turns out the dealer would love to win your patronage reguardless of where u have purchased/leased your car. In fact Alfa care specialist reassured me that no dealer can deny or refuse u a service...However with that said I have yet to try this, but I will in the near future.
 

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So I checked out autotrader and I did find some option using the 300 mile radius. The pricing seems to be a lot more and the dealership has Lamborghini also. The part i was leaving out to give you a better idea of dealing with my local Dealer was also the fact that he already pulled a hard credit on me for the lease I’m also in the process of buying a home and just recently made some purchases with starting a new business. So I was considered a tier a credit. At this point with everything else going on I don’t need another inquiry on my credit score. So I was figuring with the $40 increase to my original agreement I figured to keep my business they would make the adjustments which hasn’t happened So I really don’t want to go through the same situation elsewhere let alone traveling somewhere only to be disappointed later
 

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So I checked out autotrader and I did find some option using the 300 mile radius. The pricing seems to be a lot more and the dealership has Lamborghini also. The part i was leaving out to give you a better idea of dealing with my local Dealer was also the fact that he already pulled a hard credit on me for the lease I’m also in the process of buying a home and just recently made some purchases with starting a new business. So I was considered a tier a credit. At this point with everything else going on I don’t need another inquiry on my credit score. So I was figuring with the $40 increase to my original agreement I figured to keep my business they would make the adjustments which hasn’t happened So I really don’t want to go through the same situation elsewhere let alone traveling somewhere only to be disappointed later
I see what u are saying...I prob wouldn’t travel 300mls unless I was 100% sure I would get a better deal...in your case since your heart is all set on a car + dealer and they already have run ur credit maybe if u pay $40 more then u would like u can later write some off as a business expense (as a consolation) not sure how it works, but it does. Ur dealer prob “smell” u would rather get car from them and don’t wanna budge. If u are willing to wait u can bring the price down by just waiting few more weeks hopefully. From experience ppl are getting better deals on Stelvio now then 3minths ago and even better then 6m ago. I got mine on Presidents‘ Day...so maybe it’s worth waiting for 4th of July?!...it’s not too far away.
 

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So I checked out autotrader and I did find some option using the 300 mile radius. The pricing seems to be a lot more and the dealership has Lamborghini also. The part i was leaving out to give you a better idea of dealing with my local Dealer was also the fact that he already pulled a hard credit on me for the lease I’m also in the process of buying a home and just recently made some purchases with starting a new business. So I was considered a tier a credit. At this point with everything else going on I don’t need another inquiry on my credit score. So I was figuring with the $40 increase to my original agreement I figured to keep my business they would make the adjustments which hasn’t happened So I really don’t want to go through the same situation elsewhere let alone traveling somewhere only to be disappointed later
They may have already offered you their best deal but due to your credit, the price increased. That isn't on them. For them to compensate, they would have to discount more which could very well cause them to lose money at that point which might not be worth it to them. I think you need to accept the fact that your credit isn't great and either suck it up and pay what they are asking, or wait until your credit is better. You can't expect the dealer to makeup for something that is out of their control.
 

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So 5 hrs in traffic AT YOUR HOURLY RATE =?? Time is money
 

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So 5 hrs in traffic AT YOUR HOURLY RATE =?? Time is money
I saved a significant amount of money off the purchase price by going to another dealer and did so by driving there in my "free time". I'm really not sure what point you are trying to make. Seems like you're just looking for a fight for no reason.
 

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I’ve accepted the fact my credit isn’t the best right now but it’s also not horrible already mention I’m in the process of getting a mortgage and I’m currently leasing a 2017 Ford F-150. The point was that we agreed on a price at the dealer which was already higher I think I posted it here or leasehackr but I wanted it so I was willing to pay to close the deal. Just saying maybe he should’ve asked about the credit before shaking my hand or still come to reason. When doing the Ford the price changed a little and they kept there deal. Anyway just saying at the end of all this I’m hoping they drop the price the cars been there since nov-dec 2017 and I’m willing to buy a car whether my credit is good or bad I want to get a deal that works for me
 

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I’ve accepted the fact my credit isn’t the best right now but it’s also not horrible already mention I’m in the process of getting a mortgage and I’m currently leasing a 2017 Ford F-150. The point was that we agreed on a price at the dealer which was already higher I think I posted it here or leasehackr but I wanted it so I was willing to pay to close the deal. Just saying maybe he should’ve asked about the credit before shaking my hand or still come to reason. When doing the Ford the price changed a little and they kept there deal. Anyway just saying at the end of all this I’m hoping they drop the price the cars been there since nov-dec 2017 and I’m willing to buy a car whether my credit is good or bad I want to get a deal that works for me
I get what you are saying. Unfortunately, I've learned over the years that when negotiating price (especially a monthly payment that includes financing of some kind) they will always assume you qualify for the best rates, even if they don't specify that to you. It's more attractive to a buyer to see the best possible price up front and easier for the salesperson than trying to adjust for each person's credit score. Car buying is a pain in the ass at times and I hate going through the process.
 

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I saved a significant amount of money off the purchase price by going to another dealer and did so by driving there in my "free time". I'm really not sure what point you are trying to make. Seems like you're just looking for a fight for no reason.

Heal fella! Just mentioning some often overlooked economics. A much larger version of the gas buddy person that will drive 20 miles to save 10 cents/gallon on a 10 gallon tank....Don't get me started.....
 

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