Hey! I see you! Please take two seconds to sign up! We'd love to have you as a member of our Kia Stinger club. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain... :)

Dealer Markup $4000 markup for unecessary items and $5000 markup for color!

Discussion in 'The Stinger Dealership Experience' started by Jaychang1, May 16, 2018.

  1. Jaychang1

    Jaychang1 United States Newish Member

    Kia Store in Elizabethtown, KY currently has a Micro blue GT2 on the showroom floor with a final cost of $56,500 while the car has an MSRP of $52,500 for 1. mud flaps 2. scotch-guard 3. nitrogen in the tires and 4. pinstripes (which the car does not have). They also advertise a Sunset Yellow GT for $41,500 on the KIA site and on there own site, the internet price is also $41,500. When you go to the dealership, the MSRP sticker price is $41,500 with a final price on the car for $46,500 with the $4995 mark-up for the limited edition Sunset Yellow paint.
     
  2. Kamauxx

    Kamauxx United States 1000 Posts Club!

    1,060
    545
    118
    That paint must have crushed up diamonds in it. Sheesh, who falls for these tactics?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. There are plenty of people who fall for these. Believe it or not, there are people who come in and pay MSRP just like they would a gallon of milk..it's crazy.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  4. Kamauxx

    Kamauxx United States 1000 Posts Club!

    1,060
    545
    118
    Oh, I know people fall for it, but...why?! How can someone be that stupid and still amass enough money to spend over MSRP on a car?

    As the saying goes, "there's an ass for every seat."
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. ajmitchell77

    ajmitchell77 United States Newish Member

    7
    5
    3
    This kind of thing is what I was experiencing with all 4 of the KIA stores in the Louisville area. All are under one onwership as far as I understand it.

    My solution was to reach out to KIA of Muncie. Not too far of a drive and no games. Good luck in your quest!
     
    • Like Like x 3
  6. Thank goodness we live in the age of the internet. Literally all the information in the world at our fingertips, and global shopping from our armchairs. Granted transportation cost on a car is not nominal, but workable. Shop far and wide. While I did not do bushiness with a dealership on here I (since my purchased predated by awareness of the site), I am sure any dealership represented on this site would be wise enough to treat you very fairly.
     
  7. Jaychang1

    Jaychang1 United States Newish Member

    I walked out of the KIA store in Louisville by St. Matthews and ended up getting a Ceramic Silver GT2 from FL with 2K miles on it for less than the price they were offering a GT for.
     
  8. Jaychang1

    Jaychang1 United States Newish Member

     
  9. Kamauxx

    Kamauxx United States 1000 Posts Club!

    1,060
    545
    118
    Wow, nice. Was it used or just used a lot as a demo?
     
  10. Jaychang1

    Jaychang1 United States Newish Member

    It was a car the GM leased and then sold back to the dealership so that I could purchase it.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. Jaychang1

    Jaychang1 United States Newish Member

    sticker price.jpg
     
  12. Kamauxx

    Kamauxx United States 1000 Posts Club!

    1,060
    545
    118
    They even tried to make it match the sticker that Kia shipped the car with. How ambitious.
     
  13. Mach_Tuck

    Mach_Tuck United States Active Member

    Just laugh, shake your head, and walk away...
     
  14. KiaofMuncie

    KiaofMuncie United States Kia Dealership Stinger Dealer

    What can we do to help you find a Stinger? Please let me know. Thank you!
     
  15. Will be interesting to see how long they have those cars with that type of markup
     
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.