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Old 10-23-2012   #1 (permalink)
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Is it common to haggle when buying a new/used car

Hi , I hope someone had the experience of buying a new/used car at a dealership
I like to know if you have to haggle like in the states or you just pay the
Sticker price
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Hi , I hope someone had the experience of buying a new/used car at a dealership
I like to know if you have to haggle like in the states or you just pay the
Sticker price
Thanks
Haggle!

There are plenty of cars out there, decide what its worth and pay that...

Remember that you must be speaking with a head honcho as they are the only ones who can make financial decisions.
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I haggle. I ask the dealership to give me their bottom line best price. They have ONE shot. I tell them I am looking at my options for buying and want their BEST price on the selected vehicle. I am not going to get in a long negotiation. They can give me their best price. And then I will get back to them and decide IF I will take it........or leave it.

I generally do not trade in cars so it is easy for me to price vehicles in this manner. And it is easy to compare. Generally I have done pretty well. And sometimes I will go to the dealer who is slightly higher in price because of convenience of their location or other factors. It sometimes is not always about the lowest price.
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... like in the states or you just pay the
Sticker
so you are buying a car in Mexico from the dealership?
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I think that's my best option
Now that I can stay for longer periods
Of time ,it makes sense ,instead of renting
I would like to spend around 10,000
My attorney said I should have no problem
Getting plates
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Is that $10,000 USD or pesos (which is about $770 USD)?

Can you buy a new car for $10,000 in Mexico, even if it is USD? Sure can't in the USA!
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Is that $10,000 USD or pesos (which is about $770 USD)?

Can you buy a new car for $10,000 in Mexico, even if it is USD? Sure can't in the USA!
Yes, you can, at the current exchange rate, the base Tsuru for under $9,200 USD

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Yes it 10,000 us
I don't I could get much for 10,000pesos
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Ronni thanks for the Nissan link

I was told the Tsuru is the way to go

Plenty of parts and all mechanics know ho to work on it
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Ronni thanks for the Nissan link

I was told the Tsuru is the way to go

Plenty of parts and all mechanics know ho to work on it
Don't buy a white one!
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Don't buy a white one!

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Old 10-25-2012   #12 (permalink)
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Why not
I was thinking
Of the white one ,I could make some extra $$$ being a cab
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Ronni thanks for the Nissan link

I was told the Tsuru is the way to go

Plenty of parts and all mechanics know ho to work on it
Jeep Chrysler dealership in Merida has a certified semi-nuevo car program
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Old 10-29-2012   #14 (permalink)
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Why not
I was thinking
Of the white one ,I could make some extra $$$ being a cab
Yep, and also selling eat-in-the-cab pizza for folks who can't make up their minds about where to eat and end up driving all over town looking, looking - make it a romantic evening pizza cruise - just keep a stack of fresh pizzas in the trunk, and modify the center portion of the back seat so your fares can just reach in and grab a hot one directly from the trunk (and a cold beer from the fridge) - great fun, good eats, and savvy sightseeing all in one.

Interesting, but ultimately useless, info re taxis: Taxi drivers call tourists "camerones" - as in "boiled pink shrimp" - as in this radio transmission to the dispatcher:

T: "Got two camerones for Plaza of the Americans".
D: "Camerons? OK, charge them creatively."
T: "They want to know where to buy something called "Solarcaine".
D: "What's Solarcaine?"

Roni's comment is a good one - there must be more Tsurus here than any other car, with dealers, lot's of spare parts, junk-yard parts, Tsuru-knowledgeable mechanics, etc. Go for it! (Don't forget to order the modified hot-pizza-trunk option).

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