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Old 08-14-2018, 10:31 PM
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Ford Dealer visit

Had to pick up some items from a Ford dealership yesterday, so while I was waiting I looked at a couple of vehicles on the showroom floor. First was a Raptor, plain blue paint, black wheels, nothing fancy that I could see, and the second was a Mustang, also blue, white racing stripe, nice wheels, very fancy sports car. I have not been on the showroom floor of any dealer in 20 years, my two 7.3's are doing good and I don't buy new cars anyway. I obviously looked at the sticker price on both, and what I saw was totally unbelievable to me. The Raptor was an insane $98,500!!! Really!! Almost a 100 grand!!??? I am not familiar with the Raptor but it looked to be just a plain looking half ton pickup, it's has a much lower capacity than a nicer Super Duty. The Mustang stickered out at $78,200! Holy Crud! I was shocked, just completely shocked. Do people really buy these cars at these ridiculous prices??? How can the dealers even have the chutzpah to ask that much for a plain 1/2 ton pickup, and a hardtop sports car? I don't care if both of them have 500 HP, neither auto is worth that much moolah IMHO.
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Old 08-14-2018, 10:35 PM
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98,500... lol. New raptors sticker around 70 fully loaded and then scummy dealerships add “market adjustment” for “rare” cars. Pure scam. Assuming the mustang is probably a Shelby GT350R which is also something that fetches “market adjustment”


Basically you went to a scumbag dealer.
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Old 08-14-2018, 10:39 PM
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98,500... lol. New raptors sticker around 70 fully loaded and then scummy dealerships add “market adjustment” for “rare” cars. Pure scam. Assuming the mustang is probably a Shelby GT350R which is also something that fetches “market adjustment”


Basically you went to a scumbag dealer.
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Old 08-15-2018, 12:41 AM
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Holy Crud! I was shocked, just completely shocked. Do people really buy these cars at these ridiculous prices??? .
Pretty much exactly what I said when I walked into the boat dealer after 12 years.

And then I bought one....
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Old 08-15-2018, 03:49 AM
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You must've been looking at the price in CDN $...
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:26 PM
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Pretty much exactly what I said when I walked into the boat dealer after 12 years.

And then I bought one....

I had a non-boating friend who went to a boat show recently and told me how shocked he was at the prices. He couldn't believe that someone would pay that much money for a boat. I have two boats. I think his opinion of my intelligence went down a couple notches after that.
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:48 PM
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I had a non-boating friend who went to a boat show recently and told me how shocked he was at the prices. He couldn't believe that someone would pay that much money for a boat. I have two boats. I think his opinion of my intelligence went down a couple notches after that.
My wife’s opinion of my intelligence couldn’t go down any more.
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Old 08-15-2018, 02:01 PM
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You have to be nuts, or filthy rich to pay the prices I saw on those Fords. I was reminded why I have only bought 1 new vehicle ever, and judging by the ridiculous prices I will never buy another. If people would not pay those insane prices the companies would have to drop prices or go broke. The problem is that there is always someone who just has to have the newest thing out there. Like $1000 cellphones, I'll bet there will be a bunch of dummies camped overnight outside the stores for those new smart phones, cause they gotta be the first. As Bugs says " What a rube". Or maybe this other, wise saying applies, "A fool an his money shall soon be parted".

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Old 08-15-2018, 02:14 PM
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My wife’s opinion of my intelligence couldn’t go down any more.
Thanks. You had me laughing out loud with that one !
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Old 08-15-2018, 02:40 PM
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Any special packages on either vehicle?

The 2018 Raptor super crew starts at $55k MSRP and goes up to about $75k MSRP with all options.
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