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Old 10-09-2013, 03:35 PM   #11
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My advice would be that if at the end of the day you are happy with the deal then go for it.
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Make sure you're getting out the door pricing. That includes taxes, license, prep, etc. You might want to include hitch too if you need one. Get one or two other quotes from competing dealers, on line or wherever. You then can really see how competitive the dealer you have is. You might be able to get a lower price if you can show a better price elsewhere. Also consider the reputation of the dealer and their service. You WILL have service issues and you want to able to take it back where customer loyalty means something. Sometimes paying more for a dealer that is easier to drive too makes more sense than buying long distance.
I wholly agree with both of the above. No two deals are the same and you'll make yourself crazy if you compare against your neighbor.

If you're happy, pull the trigger and go camping!

On edit, in fact- I saved less than 500 but have an 80 mile longer (one-way) commute to the dealer. I have regret that I didn't let my cheapness get the best of me.
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:03 PM   #12
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I also agree that saving some $$$ but having to drive a long way to get it serviced, or hope a dealer closer will service it (if they are not to busy with their own customers first) is not such a good thing. Our dealer is about 2 minutes from my house. Any problems, I hook up, make a few turns and I'm at the dealer.
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:09 PM   #13
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I also agree that saving some $$$ but having to drive a long way to get it serviced, or hope a dealer closer will service it (if they are not to busy with their own customers first) is not such a good thing. Our dealer is about 2 minutes from my house. Any problems, I hook up, make a few turns and I'm at the dealer.
Sadly, my 3 closest Sabre dealer options were 60 miles, 140 miles and 250 miles. All 3 came in close on the pricing. The 60 mile guy gave me a hard time on coming down another $500. I let pride get in the way and have paid for it in fuel bills and aggravation to get to the dealer.
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:19 PM   #14
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My dealer is 431 miles from my house........

But I saved over $2700 from any local dealers within 100 miles that had my model or comparable(not many had a model I preferred).

I did spend about $1000 on the trip out and back but made it into a "mini vacation/extended PDI" weekend before coming home. (if it wasnt for things like beer, steak, and fireworks I would spent around $750)

So I've saved $1700 and haven't needed warranty service yet. (knock on wood, fingers crossed, and all that).
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