Originally Posted by plasma800
I'm wondering... ...How deeply can you negotiate with a dealer?
I think 25 percent off is about it. I paid in the neighborhood of $178K for a Berkshire 390 40L, but
I got a a sizeable 80 percent of original cost for my two-year old diesel truck trade-in, and fair price on a trailer trade-in.
So, you can offer the trade-in, AFTER you get their best price.
Also, you can say things like (for a left-over 2013): "I see, by the fact that this has the original 255 80/LRG 22.5 tires, and not the larger 275s, that this unit doesn't have the front end suspension upgrade. After I make the request for approval through the warranty department, it'll cost me at least $1000 round trip to take it to Gaffney to get the free mod."
Or: "I see this 2014 model doesn't have the flush window design they are now using, but the older (early 2014 and before) sliding window design."
Or: Man it sure would be nice if I had the wood accent instrument panel option that's coming through on all the new ones".
Or: "Ok, I'll sign, but we don't settle until all the items on the damage/inop list are fixed. No exeptions."
Good luck and don't be shy.