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Whelp. Good news. I found a dealer to do 8.75 and give me a good deal on my trade. Once I get and sign official papers I’ll update with their contact info. Woot woot.

https://www.farrishdodgejeep.net/
Chris gave me 8.75 off invoice and a good deal on my trade. Easy to work with via text.

Koons was a close second with the same trade offer but lower 8%.

Dealer fees on both were the same and were high but I’m still saving a ton compared to local which is just under MSRP.

 
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Whelp. Good news. I found a dealer to do 8.75 and give me a good deal on my trade. Once I get and sign official papers I’ll update with their contact info. Woot woot.

https://www.farrishdodgejeep.net/
Chris gave me 8.75 off invoice and a good deal on my trade. Easy to work with via text.

Koons was a close second with the same trade offer but lower 8%.

Dealer fees on both were the same and were high but I’m still saving a ton compared to local which is just under MSRP.
Good to hear! I purchased from Farrish a few months back also from Chris. Transaction was smooth and had no issues.
 

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Whelp. Good news. I found a dealer to do 8.75 and give me a good deal on my trade. Once I get and sign official papers I’ll update with their contact info. Woot woot.

https://www.farrishdodgejeep.net/
Chris gave me 8.75 off invoice and a good deal on my trade. Easy to work with via text.

Koons was a close second with the same trade offer but lower 8%.

Dealer fees on both were the same and were high but I’m still saving a ton compared to local which is just under MSRP.
How did they do on your trade value?
 
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How did they do on your trade value?
15k. On the trade. It’s not great. It’s the lowest end of KBB but I’m making up for it on the price of the car.

what I’ve learned is the 8% dealers have some downsides. For one their dealer fees are artificially elevated. They also lowball on the trade.

So there’s a lot of math to see if the travel is worth it. If you have no trade then absolutely. If you do then you have to calculate taxes, dealer fees, local pricing, and trade in.

Of what I saved on the car price by going to Farrish instead of locally I figure I’ve lost about 25% of those savings in dealer fees and low trade value.

but that 75% is still several thousand dollars that will pay for mods.
 

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15k. On the trade. It’s not great. It’s the lowest end of KBB but I’m making up for it on the price of the car.

what I’ve learned is the 8% dealers have some downsides. For one their dealer fees are artificially elevated. They also lowball on the trade.

So there’s a lot of math to see if the travel is worth it. If you have no trade then absolutely. If you do then you have to calculate taxes, dealer fees, local pricing, and trade in.

Of what I saved on the car price by going to Farrish instead of locally I figure I’ve lost about 25% of those savings in dealer fees and low trade value.

but that 75% is still several thousand dollars that will pay for mods.
Thanks for the quick reply, how elevated are their fees? In NYS fees are capped at 75$, which is awesome. I walked out of a deal when I was promised 7% under invoice but was actually only 5% and they too lowballed my trade by 3K. Very frustrating to say the least, not exactly what I'd call a pleasant experience. In my case, had the dealer stayed with the 7% below invoice, I would have lived with the lower trade value like you did. It was for me more a matter of principal, not giving me the promised and agreed upon price. Luckily, the dealer is 5 minutes from my house, so it wasn't a huge inconvenience. The search continues for my 2020 Rubicon deal...
 


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I’m not sure if there is a cap in VA but most dealers charge $600-$900 in dealer “processing fees”. MD is usually under $400.
 
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Processing was 799.
 
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For reference next time around, I didn't ask about my trade until after OTD price was given. Then I brought up the possibility of a trade and what they would offer. Easiest solution to know who will lowball and who won't.
 

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Too bad about that trade-in value. They gave me top dollar on my 2016 Audi S5 based only on some photos. I was surprised.
Interesting, they low balled me on a 2014 Q5 they did the maintenance on via their Audi dealership. I went down the block to Adams and got 8k more for the Audi and the Jeep at the same price point.
 


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Interesting, they low balled me on a 2014 Q5 they did the maintenance on via their Audi dealership. I went down the block to Adams and got 8k more for the Audi and the Jeep at the same price point.
I’ve had the worst time just trying to tell people what my car is. They would all say well ya know without adaptive cruise and lane departure these things don’t sell. MINE HAS THOSE.

Apparently I bought a rare unicorn in that Volvo. There are very very few T6 Platinums around. There was one on autotrader and I think one a trim down on carmax.
 

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Wowza. So I was all ready to pull the trigger at Criswell, but they offered me a whopping 10k for my trade in which is black booked for 17k. Totally negates any savings on the 8%. Lol. I got instant local offers for 16500, but then I have to pay tax on that difference which amounts to over 1k in taxes. Search continues for a dealer to do 8% and give me a reasonable deal on my trade.

If you're selling locally or not trading I'm sure they work fine. But for trade in I'm moving on. I'll try Koons and Brown next.
Hey which brown dealership are you taking about?
 

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Wowza. So I was all ready to pull the trigger at Criswell, but they offered me a whopping 10k for my trade in which is black booked for 17k. Totally negates any savings on the 8%. Lol. I got instant local offers for 16500, but then I have to pay tax on that difference which amounts to over 1k in taxes. Search continues for a dealer to do 8% and give me a reasonable deal on my trade.

If you're selling locally or not trading I'm sure they work fine. But for trade in I'm moving on. I'll try Koons and Brown next.
Try Len Stoler in Westminster. Had a great experience there!
 

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Good to hear! I purchased from Farrish a few months back also from Chris. Transaction was smooth and had no issues.
Regarding the dealer Farrish of Fairfax, do you have Chris's last name or email contact info? Apparently there are two Chris sales consultants. Thanks!

 

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