1. Bo Troxell's Avatar
    Well I am going to try and grab a new Jetta in Aug(ish) maybe you would be someone to drag along. I was taught no negotiation skills lol.
    The hardest part is negotiating a trade, do your homework, make sure you know what it is worth and also what your will to take.
    Never ever negotiate a payment, always deal with cost. Best to get your own financing for sure, as rates from one lender to the next could mean as much as 10% more.
    Ask to see the dealer invoice, they have to show it to you, and do not believe them when they say their losing money, there is always dealer pack money in an invoice. So if you paying $100.00 over dealer invoice, it means there is at least $500 or more in pack profit.
    If your trade has all kinds of after market wheels, tires, sounds etc., take them out and sell them, the dealer will never give you any more money for the trade whether they are there or not.
    Be firm and don't get all caught up in a "New Car Deal" and forget to make a great deal for yourself.
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    2010-07-23 05:21 AM
  2. StealthBravo's Avatar
    I never say I have a trade until I negotiated the price of the car to invoice. Then I say " on second thought, I want to trade my car"
    2010-07-23 05:35 AM
  3. Cer0's Avatar
    I have a '09 Jetta with only 10k miles (Just hit that like last weekend) on it. Really wanting to trade to the '11 Jetta because I think I may be in love with the new design.
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    2010-07-23 05:38 AM
  4. StealthBravo's Avatar
    You are going to take a serious hit. Are you upside down in the note?
    2010-07-23 05:41 AM
  5. Bo Troxell's Avatar
    ^^ Ouch, sounds like trouble, a no win situation.
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    2010-07-23 05:45 AM
  6. Cer0's Avatar
    Only owe high 7 on it I think right now.
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    2010-07-23 05:46 AM
  7. Bo Troxell's Avatar
    ^ Sedan, Sportwagon, S, SE, TDI ???? miles? Options?
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    2010-07-23 06:10 AM
  8. Cer0's Avatar
    S, no extra options beyond the standard stuff, manual, excellent condition, 10,100ish miles. I wish I had the TDI.


    I was sad cause I gave up my sweet VR6 GTI because of the winters.
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    2010-07-23 06:14 AM
  9. Bo Troxell's Avatar
    Car is worth maybe 13k trade 15k private sale.

    edit, in trade value, you never ever get Excellent Condition value, only Good, no matter what.
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    2010-07-23 06:17 AM
  10. Cer0's Avatar
    The new base model Jetta are to be sold at 15k. Yea I always just look up good because there is no excellent IRL.
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    2010-07-23 06:19 AM
  11. Bo Troxell's Avatar
    ^then you should be in pretty good shape, as long as your not flipped or flipped too bad to eat a payment.
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    2010-07-23 06:31 AM
  12. mortopher's Avatar
    God I miss Texas!!!
    2010-07-23 07:28 AM
  13. Cer0's Avatar
    I miss southern okla About 45 mins from Texas.
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    2010-07-23 01:22 PM
  14. bhz1's Avatar
    Nice. From teh look of the wheels its a 1500. Nice if you dont tow anything big. We bought a Ford F350 diesel to pull our 8000 lb race trailer. Used to have a chevy 2500. Great truck but hills were a bi&^h with the trailer.
    2010-07-23 03:25 PM
  15. Poseidon79's Avatar
    The only thing I tow with it is my Sport Nautique. My old truck had. 4.8L and a 4 speed tranny and it struggled. This one will be just fine. Hmmm lake trip this weekend!
    2010-07-23 03:39 PM
  16. Zeal's Avatar
    Random water tower is random
    EDM
    2010-07-23 10:12 PM
  17. Beloved's Avatar
    @Beloved. I'm usually pretty good at guessing car years. I know the vettes looked pretty much identical for a while there in the nineties. But, 96 is what popped in my head first. So tell me, 96? Or am I fail...
    You got it! Last year they were made like that.
    2010-07-25 12:47 AM
  18. Cory Gillmore's Avatar
    You got it! Last year they were made like that.
    Yaaaay! 1 for 2 at least. The C5 started in 96? I thought it was 97... Oh well. I don't know a whole lot about cars, (more than the average person), I just have a weird ability to guess car years. I can also usually guess strangely close or even spot on how much people paid for stuff. Not even necessarily stuff I know anything about. It kinda freaks me/other people out sometimes! Lol
    2010-07-25 02:01 AM
  19. one1's Avatar
    Why are we showing pictures of old cars in a thread about a new truck anyway?

    Nice ride dude! I never understand why they put blingy wheels on what is supposed to be a TRUCK, but it's nice.

    There was a time when truck was a TRUCK. if you made it pretty it better be on the ground or in the sky. Anything else and you got yer azz kicked. No bling wheels on a "truck". Them were the old school rules.
    2010-07-25 08:15 AM
  20. Cory Gillmore's Avatar
    "Why are we showing pictures of old cars in a thread about a new truck anyway?"

    The same reason that someone posted a picture of a new truck on a forum about iPhones. It's his, he's proud of it and he wants to share it with other forum members.
    2010-07-25 08:56 AM
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