Editor on P Plates
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Express Publications, Sydney.
Dealer Delivery Charges
I'm in the middle of the haggling process with my local dealer (Peter Warren Ford, Warwick Farm, Sydney) to come up with a final change-over figure to buy a new N/A XR6.
My rep (no complaints about his enthusiasm by the way) and I have argued over this and that going back and forth, but the one thing that he won't seemingly budge on is the Dealer Delivery Charge of $1390.
Now pardon me for being a cynic, but is this anything more than the most expensive car wash in history?
Can someone who knows actually give me a serious and legitimate answer as to what that money buys? I know the cost varies from dealer to dealer, but I've yet to find one in my local Sydney area that charges under $1100.
I've always though that most of the charge was there so they could offer you about $600 off the car, then snatch it right back in a dealer charge that was double that.
There's no way in Hell I'm paying that much - even if I have to walk away from the sale, but if someone can convince me that it's nothing more than padding the dealers add into the cost of the car, then maybe I'll feel a bit more sympathetic towards my rep, who's probably getting to think I'm a pain the arse.