Price variance

Asked by Aug 28, 2017 at 02:25 PM

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I have been contacted and visits lots of cars from
CarGurus.com and I found that most of the
dealership charge extra $2000 in the name of ADMIN
and TRANSPORTATION fees. I don't understand why
don't they add that amount in total price and mention
it on their website so that we both can safe our time.

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In my experience Car dealers never add the extra's into the amount of the asking price of the car. Because they expect you will negotiate the price down. So you might want to ask for the fee schedule up front before you make the drive. Not sure what transportation cost you are incurring, are you shipping the vehicle? If so you can shop yourself and get a quote.

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They get you in the door with a lower posted price. Once they have you at the dealership, they can pressure you into accepting the add-ons.

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