I agree. The premium is simply the added cost of ownership some people will pay to be the first one to own the car. I'd be willing to pay up to MSRP on it, but beyond that it just seems to excessive.Eager Sol said:No matter how much I want the Solstice I will not pay a premium. When the PT Cruiser came out I thought about buying one, then I took the trip to two area dealers to test drive and buy. I never even test drove one because on the sticker they added a "Premium" of $3,000. I told them they could keep it. As much as I want any car I will not pay a premium...they can keep them.
Some places still are in this area. But that's because they can't keep their lots full of them. They're all selling so fast they can still demand it. I really feel bad for anyone who didn't pre-order an 05 Mustang, because most of those people got them for $500 over invoice.RODEO said:On Jan 03, 2005 I paid 7K below total msrp on my 2004 hold-me-over, Although there are different circumstances (limited mazda adv and a new gen coming). My point, that gouging only lasts as long as the car buying pubic allows it.
They had 5K over msrp here when the new 05 stangs showed up, don't know about now. I've seen plenty of the new stangs floating around already. Anybody know if they are still gouging on those?
The people who paid over MSRP for GTO's a year ago are the ones who really got screwed over. 10 months later by last December, GM was offering $5000 in rebates, low financing rates, $1500 in dealer certificates, and $5000 in bonus card roundup money to anyone with a GM car and at least a buck in rebates on it. If you got the car at invoice (and people did) you could walk out of the dealership for under $20K on a $33K car that just months earlier people paid $35K+ on!brentil said:Some places still are in this area. But that's because they can't keep their lots full of them. They're all selling so fast they can still demand it. I really feel bad for anyone who didn't pre-order an 05 Mustang, because most of those people got them for $500 over invoice.