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Anyone else expecting to pay 3K over MSRP to pick up a new solstice? I called my credit union and their auto buying service and they say...MSRP only. So, how much negotiation would I have with a dealer in Northern Virginia versus going out of state? Is there a hard top available? What sort of service plans have you all found...worried about purchasing a 1st year vehicle. Is the dealership taking care of you all for warranty issues? They putting you in a nice rental or ford escort? Don't know why but I am expecting to have the vechicle in the shop a lot.
 

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I personally will not pay anything over MSRP. :nono: It's all over this formum about dealers charging more. Do some research and save some money!
 

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xlr8tn said:
Anyone else expecting to pay 3K over MSRP to pick up a new solstice? I called my credit union and their auto buying service and they say...MSRP only. So, how much negotiation would I have with a dealer in Northern Virginia versus going out of state? Is there a hard top available? What sort of service plans have you all found...worried about purchasing a 1st year vehicle. Is the dealership taking care of you all for warranty issues? They putting you in a nice rental or ford escort? Don't know why but I am expecting to have the vechicle in the shop a lot.
They claim a removable hard top is suppose to come out next year. I wouldn't pay over MSRP.
 

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Don't let the dealer decide what you're going to pay. There are plenty of reasonable dealers out there. It might take more work to find one, but they're out there (I haven't found one yet, either, but I've only been to one so far).
 

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I think I will go over and test drive a blue one that is on its way to the dealership. I am leaning towards the black. Anyone have either and can give me why they chose one over the other? The blue looks pretty deep and probably looks black at night. I will probably let my credit union acquire the car for me at MSRP. I can wait. Any of you all waiting til 2007 to see how the value holds?
 

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xlr8tn said:
Any of you all waiting til 2007 to see how the value holds?
No, but I am waiting until 2007 to buy the car with a turbocharged motor. Are you aware that there is a very strong possibility, almost a certainty, that a turbocharged motor will be available for the 2007 model year, and it could be as powerful as 250 HP.

I refuse to pay over MSRP, but there is no law against it.

I too would worry about a 1st year car. The evidence is clear from studies that 1st year cars have something like 50% to 100% more defects than 2nd year cars. 3rd year cars have even less, but it becomes a diminishing return.

I don't think there is any reason these cars will be in the shop a lot, unless you are refering to the 1st year cars. My 2000 Chevy Silverado has been dirt reliable in 60,000 miles of brutal downtown, stop-light and stop-an-go traffic. Not that 60,000 miles is bad but it has been in opertion for a heck of a lot of hours during those 60,000 miles. Never been in the shop yet.
 

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No hope here!

I've contacted 8 dealerships in the central valley, CA. Each dealership had placed a premium above the MSRP. I'm going to be paying $2500 over MSRP, which was the lowest I had found. The other seven had a waitlist and ranged from $3000 to $5000 over MSRP. I'm somewhat impulsive, but I didn't have an option on this one. If anyone has any suggestions of a price lower than what I got in California, please let me know. $2500 could go to upgrades.
 
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