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my costco auto buying trip today
so i have a really nice 2007 v6 EXL with navigation... and a blown engine. good body but i don't have a clue what to do with it now.
i go to costco website, it spits out a dealer in the san diego area. no prices online, must go.
i go, and the man writes down a costco member price for a 2016 accord EXL V6 with navigation. he did not want to print me a paper until i asked for the costs/taxes to be stated. then he prints it out, gives it to me, and hands me to another guy to see "3 available".
it turns out there is only one V6 EXL accord! white/ivory interior, which i was trying to avoid ivory. he says everyone wants more mileage so mostly 4-cylinder cars there. by chance, i put my hand on the black car next to it and almost got burned. on the white, i felt nothing. so now i'm thinking the white/ivory might be ok.
i drove one briefly before, so no test drive here.
the second guy takes me back in and says "even on our memorial day sale, the costco price is always the lowest." he passes me to a sales manager. she says "it's memorial day and i can give you another $250 off." the guy who told me i had the lowest already due to costco, keeps very quiet.
my out the door price ends up at about 32,250. the 'doc' fee is 80.
she asks if i have a trade. i explain about my car. she offers to check auction value and apply it. it comes back at 500. 'we will pick it up no charge'.
i am offered 0.9% for 36 months, with no down payment required. i choose not to do the credit form yet.
i ask if the price will be good all weekend, and they 'kind of' say yes, unless the one car is sold. i start leaving, and the first man runs up and says "what if we offer you 1,000 for your car?" i tell him my choice was so limited i have to think for a day.
your thoughts will be appreciated.