It's expanded pretty far. I'm willing to have it shipped if I find the right car so I'm searching about a 1,000 mile radius. It does make me a little nervous purchasing sight unseen but I would likely pay for a third party inspection service.Think about expanding the distance you're willing to drive to check out a candidate car. Just going out to 4 hours gets you about 200 miles. Opens up many more possible cars. I drove 3 hours one way from Tampa to Daytona to buy the '16, with no guarantee of coming home with the car. And I left home close to 5 pm! Its nothing to do that in this part of the country even for an old guy.
@JohnDoe, black with red interior! Love it! Classy!
It really is crazy. My best guess is that they figure it's prime season for convertibles and since just about all dealerships are probably struggling right now they're probably finding ways to maximize profit. So selling convertibles at a premium in the summer might be a strategy.Ouch! The car buying market seems so dynamic and unpredictable right now. Good luck with your search
I actually do enjoy the game and I consider myself good at it although whether or not I really am is anyone's guess. But a couple of things that I should point out here. First, is that the dealership is about 900 miles away and I was looking to purchase the car & have it shipped. So there really isn't a chance of playing the usual tactics where I walk out & see what happens. Second, I tried negotiating over the phone a couple of weeks ago when they had the car priced at $26,000 and they very firmly said that was the price and it would not be reduced. I had told them that I was looking at two others that were priced lower and was going to make a decision which was partially true.Do you like negotiating? This was just the opening step. Whatever reason they gave was BS. They are testing to see how much you want the car.
It might be a New York thing because I do know a lot of people who enjoy it although it's definitely not for everyone. My wife doesn't really love the negotiating game but she does drive me crazy whenever we have to go car shopping for her. I always tell her on the way there to remember her poker face but as soon as she sits in the car she starts with "ooh this is so nice" and "I love this car & this color" and even "I can so see myself in this car, it's so cute". I feel like I can see the salesman smiling from ear to ear thinking he made a sale. I also always tell her on the way there that we won't be making the purchase that day and instead we'll tell the salesman we need to think about it for a day or two so that we don't get burned. Then once she's narrowed it down to the car she wants I go and do the negotiating without her. That makes us both happy.Must be a New York thing. My wife is from The Bronx.