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Old 05-17-2019, 04:47 PM
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Were you guys charged for a "Protection Package"?

Dealer wants $899 for a Protection Package which includes a cargo mat, wheel locks, and mud flaps.

Is this normal?

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Old 05-17-2019, 04:56 PM
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Dealer wants $899 for a Protection Package which includes a cargo mat, wheel locks, and mud flaps.

Is this normal?

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Yes, if you agree to it. These are optional accessories. Dealer probably included their inflated installation charges. You could buy these online at fraction the cost and install it yourself. I made the mistake and purchase it with at the dealer. I am sure they charge me $100 for the wheel locks install.
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“Additional Dealer Profit”

If you want any of that stuff, buy it on the open market. Curry.com sells Acura OE, and lots of aftermarket stuff is out there. I bought the cargo mat there, and ‘installed’ it myself.
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I haven't purchased a new car recently but when I did items like this were often times thrown in as part of the deal for no additional cost.
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My dealer tried to sell me all that stuff and some type of paint protection, and scotch bright for the interior. I said I don’t want it and told them to take it all off and they just through it in.
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My dealer tried to sell me all that stuff and some type of paint protection, and scotch bright for the interior. I said I don’t want it and told them to take it all off and they just through it in.
Usually cause they've already thrown it on the vehicle, because their only regard is to try and get more money off customers.
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Yeah, not that package but I just told them what I was willing to pay which didn’t include those inflated costs. Walked away, went home, a few hours later they called and agreed to my offer.

Rather than haggle about particular add-ons or costs, I just do my own calculation, offer them that, and roll the dice. They can figure out for themselves what BS costs they have to cut to make a deal.
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My local dealers usually add those on all their cars when they come in, so I'd negotiate the price of the car that includes all the protection package, floor mats, etc.
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Dealer wants $899 for a Protection Package which includes a cargo mat, wheel locks, and mud flaps.

Is this normal?

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Len, cargo mat ($100); Wheel Locks ($35); Mud Guards ($150) - total value is well under $300. When dealers do this to me, I get them to throw it all in for FREE. Huge profit maker for these guys and np reason to pay anything for it IMO.
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Len, cargo mat ($100); Wheel Locks ($35); Mud Guards ($150) - total value is well under $300. When dealers do this to me, I get them to throw it all in for FREE. Huge profit maker for these guys and np reason to pay anything for it IMO.
The dealer removed the charge but left the equipment on the vehicle.
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One dealer also had some part "finger printing" or something like that so if it gets stolen, the parts can be tracked, etc. I was thinking that if my car gets stolen, I don't want it back (#1) and once I get the insurance check, I'll go get a new one (#2). Oh yeah, (#3), why would I pay $200 so only the parts on my car may or may not be harder to sell later.
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