As a bonus it appears all paperwork and financing can be done digitally now. Just pick up your keys and drive home.
Edit: clicked the link to look at the car in question. It just reinforces my oppinion. I'd much rather have this car at 48K than a new 718 at 60+. In fact the only negative is the super dated "infotainment" head unit. I've got the same unit in my 2012 987.2 and it's solidly meh. I'm sure it was fine in 2009 when it came out but by 2016 it would have been hopelessly dated. For 2016 VW Golfs had standard Carplay/AA, proximity response, and way better resolution than this Porsche unit. Lots of people replace these in 987s with aftermarket Carplay/AA units, I'm not sure if it's as easy to do in the 981's.
Last edited by KrisA; 03-21-2020 at 10:11 AM.
To add in my .02 cents.
I am taking less aggressive deals as a whole right now due to my inability to offset those huge losses I take with good, healthy deals (for the store). When I can make +3500 on a 3 cars in a row (or in a day) it makes taking 2 -5000 deals possible. Without those positives, I am unable to afford the negatives.
Until the manufacture gives me huge cash discounts, I am not going to be anywhere as willing to take a deal I would have taken 45 days ago.
Congrats on the new car. Happy wife = happy life. Alltrack would be the only car I would consider right now in the showrooms.
Last edited by puma1552; 03-21-2020 at 06:48 PM.
In terms of deals, I would say they are about what they were, but the super, stupid, "just put a car on the road" type deals (Read -5000 under invoice) are not going to be happening. Again, when I have a volume of 200-300 deals I can afford to take a good amount of the super crap deals. But without that, there is no reason to. The banks are helping with inventory (and I am in a really good spot currently, personally) so it densest hurt me to hold onto that car and try to sell it for more.
About to order a Mercedes but they only do rebates at time of delivery, so I'm trying to figure out the best approach to get a comfortable price at time of order. Maybe just try to negotiate a set % discount excluding rebates? Like X% off plus regardless, plus whatever rebates are available when the car comes in (if any)?
I took advantage of the market and traded my Civic Si for a GX460.
3.25% on a 9 year old vehicle? Who would had thought!
They REALLY did not want me to go with a credit union, they were really pushing for a bank with higher rate; they had me in and out of the finance office quick.
But thanks to the situation, I also got way more than expected for my previously rear ended and side hit Civic Si.
Just make sure you know all the incentives, or which ones pertain to your purchase, and go get it. I do this all the time.
Last edited by Smooremin; 03-21-2020 at 08:15 PM.
Great time if your job is secure. How many are? I guess we'll find out in a few months. All I know is, I went from looking at 3-year-old Accords to 15-year-old Focuses and Outbacks.
Maybe, someday, when all this is over I will revisit. But for now I need something to drive and I'm not committing to any kind of a payment with all this uncertainty.
Anybody who works for a publicly traded company should probably have their butt clenched right now.
I'm in that "enemy of the people" business and our numbers/metrics are fantastic right now (would give that up in a heartbeat FWIW, if it meant this horrible situation would go away), but it doesn't matter how good we perform right now. If our stock is down by the time this is all over, people be getting laid off left and right.
Last edited by Roboturner913; 03-22-2020 at 12:19 AM.
Due to me getting a permanent company car, I am going to need to consolidate down to one vehicle.
I was thinking this is the year I just go ahead and treat myself to something really nicr, but looks like another old Toyota truck that covers all the bases is the prudent decision.
Even in just the past week, I have seen the deals on private party used vehicles starting to pop up, and they are only going to get better, as people start missing paychecks.
I hate to be a vulture in this situation, and won't be going for the jugular in haggling someone down, who lost their jobs. However there will be blood in the streets, and lots of people will be doing anything to get the anchor of too much car off of their necks.
4 people in my close friend group are already laid off, and one just bought a $45,000 car at the beginning of the year. Another was a idiot and rolled over negative equity into her new car, and is driving the world most expensive RDX right now.
Those $700 payments weren't bad just a few months ago, but man that is going to be blood money after a few months of no checks.
I work for the Dow Jones company that makes N95 masks...
...but I don't work in that division...
...but I do work in a division that makes products and is effectively supply chain for the pharma companies making vaccines, etc....
...and when eeveryone else was banging out huge profits we weren't doing super hot as a whole and we laid off like 3-4% of our company already in 2019 so we could whether future storms...
Last edited by puma1552; 03-22-2020 at 11:18 AM.