Originally posted by Falchoon
My dealer in Canberra wouldn't haggle at all over these costs. Not 1c. Dealer delivery charges have to be the biggest RIP OFF. All they are charging for is to wash the car. They don't actually check anything.
I sorta agree but what about some cars that might have stone chips or any paint defect via transport to the dealers. Who do you reckon pays to get that fixed? I have also heard that the basic cost of getting a car delivered is $250. Then they probably account $500 for any fixes etc. Another $200 to cover the cost of your first free service cause Ford doesnt pay for that. And the nett result is around a $1000 or so. Plus any asscesseries you might add to the car, you only pay for the cost of the part and not labour.
1 good tip is to go to your local dealer, buy your car from them and try to build some rapport with the dealer. Dealers are human so odds are, you can build a relationship with them and turn the whole thing into a good experience. Someone wise once told me that quality lasts long after price is forgotten. That makes sense to me becuase the most important thing is service.