Amazing what a difference a few months makes. In the AU days the sales guys at most dealers would kiss your butt to get a hint of a sale. Now, the arrogance is amazing.
Take some statements I've been given.
"It's an all new model. It's full RRP or no car"
"Oh the BA ute is all new, the Commodore is just a facelift"
Now, let's get real here - the VY ute is just as much of a change as the equivalent BA except the Commodore has 20th century rear suspension (the BA having 19th century stuff, and BA sedans 21st century).
So, I ask a simple question to the sales gerbil. Why would I pay $52k for an XR8 ute when I can buy an equivalently optioned VY SS ute for $41k?
The answer was the 25kW to which of course I answer 11k buys a helluva good exhaust system for the LS1
Honestly, facing paying full RRP on my FPV (not a dime discount) despite being a loyal customer makes me seriously think about paying out the 5% and sticking to the EB. Reason? Because full RRP now means not being able to roll into a new car in two years since my projections show I could still be upside down.
Perhaps a lesson to these arrogant types about sustainable and beneficial business???
As an 'aside', with deliveries of FPV vehicles starting next week, wouldn't it be nice to know what the deal is about fleet 'allowances'? perhaps even tell the dealers what's going on?