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99 Thanks for the help.
We looked at a few other cars of her choice, all Honda Fits.
Funny side story; We met with a salesman to look at an 08 with 110k miles sticker price was $12k but the online price was $8.9k, so that was the first hesitation. When all was said and done they wanted almost $11k. When we were driving back we simultaneously said "that guy was a douche bag." When he first shook our hands he gave me a strong shake and my girlfriend the "dead fish" handshake. Once he found out she was the one purchasing the car everything changed. You can tell a lot by a handshake.
I looked at another Fit today. It is an 08, 75k miles, new front tires, religiously serviced by the same dealership, 1 owner, immaculate Carfax, just under $11k out the door. I gave the info to Chase and they're giving us a loan for $10,280, 60 months at 5.06%. Other banks will only cover a portion of the value of the car leaving us short a couple grand in most cases.
Included in the price is, $219 VIN etching, ~$800 Sales Tax, and $400 document fee. I'm just wondering if we should be trying to negotiate the prices a bit. I already tried to get the regular price down but they won't budge as it's already 3k under NADA book value.
Now I put a deposit on the car so we don't have to rush but I'd like to hear thoughts. Thanks.
Case Freedom $5k
Chase Sapphire Preferred $6.5k
Amex Blue Cash Preferred $12.4k
Citi Double Cash $3.1k