Just went down to see our PE and the sticker price was $20,350.00 MSRP
This is for a white PE with sunroof. I didn't have much time to study the monroney since the car was heading to the workshop for final checks.
Would be interested to see if there is a State variation and what people end up paying. I'll confirm what I final pay next week, and my thoughts on the dealership.
Have it covered. I don't believe in nickel and dimeing anyone, but just want to pay the going rate and not be hit with salesperson jibberish and a load of unwanted extras (knowing that there's others that want the car if I turn it down). It seems you do lose the upper hand and bargaining chip in this type of scenario compared with buying any other car.
Yes, there is sales tax and yes there are registration fees.. I was responding to the sticker price being correct or not. Those fees are not part of the MSRP. If you are being charged "dealer fees" you can argue but they can insist. If you don't like it, go to a dealer that does not charge them.
Thank you so much. Is the dealer fee on top of these numbers too. Any idea what they are looking to charge..? And can I refuse to pay it ?
There is no such fee as "dealer fee". Fredfrey was just speaking generically. The "Doc fee" is what he is referring to, and is often used by dealers to pad their profits. However, in California the legal limit on the Doc fee is $55. The remainder of the fees are what is known collectively as "tax, title, and license". These fees are all charged by the state. Seems 5*(10)^2 already listed the exact fees for CA, except you still have to add the CA sales tax to that.
I only call the extra charges "dealer fees" is that is the term that Jim Arrigo from Sawgrass used. But regardless - we should all try to avoid paying this extra charge. Honest dealers need to be supported.
You will be happy to know that I just one minute ago changed my delivering dealer to Sarasota. Arrigo has not provided my VIN which they were going to do last Thursday and have also not provided the total price breakdown. In the past they did say there was a $595 doc fee or dealer fee or whatever they want to call the extra profit fee.
I've already waited too long for the car. I know the car will come to Ft Lauderdale and Arrigo will likely punish me by keeping the car as long as they can before releasing it for delivery to Sarasota but that can't make this "special" Fiat experience any worse than it already has been.
Good news! Don't be too pessimistic about the delay. It's not a forgone conclusion that FIAT will deliver it to Arrigo. If it's in Ft Lauderdale at a hub then the can put it on the transport and deliver it to Sarasota. It would be nice if we could accurately track these cars.... :( Did you speak to Tim in Sarasota and see if he has any info or updates?