I'm noticing dealers intentionally listing a lower price or even MSRP so that it floats up tot he top when you sort by lowest price. Once you go to the listing on their specific website, Bam!
Encountered this with a Kia dealer. The salesman tried to insist to me that the price listed on CarGurus was not his responsibility, that they listed a lower price on their own without dealer knowledge.
I’m sorry, he was so upset that people offered him $9,000 for a $500 truck that he raised the price to $100,000?
I'm convinced that the whole thing is a joke. A '92 shouldn't have a "carborated" engine, nor a 2-speed trans anyway. Too bad he pretty much ruined almost everything that would have donor value as a parts truck. It's worth even less now than whatever his first price was.
It's funny you say that, the very first head gaskets I ever replaced professionally were on a liberty like this, at about this mileage, just a few months out of warranty. Not sure who had worse head trauma from that experience, the car, me, or the customer
More so if you remind them that you're willing to take it for that amount every so often just so they remember they have that option when it's time to offload it.
I can't believe how bad dealers are with this that you need to remind them. I had this happen twice where I was interested in a vehicle, gave them what I was willing to pay. They said "no, that's too low" and I let them know it was a standing offer. I came back to their website to see if it was still for sale a month later and see that the vehicle is sold but the list price came down to below what I offered.
I believe it. Unless they have a good CRM and actually use it, they have no idea.
@highlander Yeah, I’ve never rowed one of the newer trannies. They’re been giving us manual AWD, turbocharged street cars for twenty years so I give them a pass on the mushy five speeds. Mine felt fine once I upgraded the bushings and tranny mount, but my third gear synchro started singing at 50k miles. It still felt better than my Jeep and Abarth shifters in stock form. I was fine with it considering the performance I got at that price point, and being a Subie it didn’t affect resale at all.
They are much better than they used to be. Lexus has some weak spots in their material qualities too (cheap grey plastics between other nicer materials), when you factor in the performance and base feature set on the acuras, Lexus all of a sudden doesn’t make any sense.
Also, Hot Rod Garage bought a Caprice for a project car and did the Blues Brothers thing with it. Tony's version was, "It's got a cop motor, 364 cubic-inch plant, it's got cop shocks, cop tires, cop brakes, cop suspension. It's got one of the last V8s before we all go electric."
To be honest, his last line is another reason why I want one..
I found a British 2CV for four grand once... Even with import costs, that's still dirt cheap, and I'm mad at myself for not being able to buy it. It was even a 2CV Dolly, which is the exact paint style I want... sigh.
@cobrajoe The switch to body-on-frame makes this so much more understandable - its basically just a normal '57 Chevy chassis with a Citroen body shell bolted on top of it, no complicated re-engineering required. Its essentially similar to what Clenet was doing with Super Beetle convertible bodies in the '70s, in bolting them onto longer, heavier, ladder-frame chassis to create their front engine/RWD neoclassics. .