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Old 05-31-2009, 04:50 AM   #21
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Default Re: Negotiating Price on a Sprinter

This weekend the local Seattle Sprinter dealer (town and country dodge) has advertised them at 14 to 18% off MSRP.

Full page ad (well, the Sprinters were 1/5th of it) in friday's paper.

Tomorrow (5-31-2009) the Sunday Seattle Times will have a short article about Sprinters in the NW Auto section
(but not a repeat of the ad)
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Old 05-31-2009, 02:59 PM   #22
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This is the way I got the van. The previous owner had the black parts painted. At this time, the paint is starting to peel off at the door handles and some of the side plastic strips and the side mirror covers. The front grill paint is still holding up pretty well. I don't know what kind of paint was used but it was a very good match to the body. Just no clear coat was used.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:45 PM   #23
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Default Re: Negotiating Price on a Sprinter

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If your going to buy a sprinter now sounds like the time
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I dunno. I agree, there are some pretty good deals out there right now, with virtually-new stripper NCV3s asking in the low thirties and high twenties, but it seems to me that there could be a flood of these on auction soon.

For instance, we've all heard of lots with dozens of Sprinters just sitting there, some for a year or so. Those must be on some kind of floor plan from Chrysler, right? Won't Chrysler call in all those loans soon? Doesn't that mean that there will be a lot of 'em available?
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:15 AM   #24
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40% off here

http://www.powerdealers.com/
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:22 AM   #25
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fwiw, I've seen a local dealer who's sitting on over 50 2008 sprinters advertising them up to 10k below msrp.
coolio! you are in Sacto? who is this dealer? thanks!!
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:10 AM   #26
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coolio! you are in Sacto? who is this dealer? thanks!!
That would be folsom lake dodge:

http://www.folsomlakedodgecalifornia...&SBprice=clear
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:32 PM   #27
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We just bought a new Sprinter last week. We had oroiginally been looking for a used 2007, but we found out shipping cross-country to us would be an extra $2000, so that added cost...

We negotiated price on a Sprinter like this:

- researched all the dealers in the country listing an under-75,000 mile 2007 Sprinter 2500 cargo van through ebay and autotrader, autos.aol.com, etc.
- checked the prices through Edmunds TMV pricing (make sure to include roof options!)
- sent all dealers a fax saying "you are one of 12 who has a van like what we're looking for. here's the Edmunds price - what can you do for us?"
- dealers responded with offers
- we then worked off lowest offers and asked dealers to compete
- then we took the details of all our offers to our local Dodge dealerships and said, what can you do for us for a brand-new 2008?
- end result was we got a brand-new Sprinter 2500 hi-roof 144", customer-preferred and cargo packages, for $30K, INCLUDING tax

Now is the time to negotiate - the dealer we went to had ten cargo vans sitting on his lot...

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Old 06-05-2009, 03:32 AM   #28
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Wow. Nice tactics and good result. Thanks for the detail.
Approximately how much tax was included in that price?

Also, I was impressed with the level of inventory and pricing at Folsom Dodge. If you want a new one, it seems that now is the time. Or not. Biding my time, drooling.
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Old 06-05-2009, 05:10 AM   #29
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Been lurking for about a month and have been impressed and entertained by info and responses here.
Being that I too am wanting to have a new 144wb cargo high top, preferrably crew van style for transport of kids' and toys alike, I appreciate the current research tips from you -gregowski-. and all others. I have gone as far as pitting the dealers against each other for best pricing. I will not be needing this fine ride until the middle of july 09', so I have been just watching the drama of the Sprinter unfold. Not sure if I should be pulling the trigger now or wait a little since I got the time! Killer prices now or "" in a few more weeks ( at auction)
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Old 06-06-2009, 08:59 PM   #30
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Hey glasseye - that included 8.16% tax, so I think our price was about $27500 + tax.

One comment on tactics - if you go the dealer route, go to a BIG dealer who has lots of vehicles on their lot - they're suffering the most, they're more willing to negotiate.
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