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SMART CAR DUMB SELLING PRACTICES

Started this discussion. Last reply by jwight Apr 15, 2010. 7 Replies

 

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jwight replied to Carlos Ortiz's discussion SMART CAR DUMB SELLING PRACTICES
"This doesn't help your situation but there's a hint that things are different in Puerto Rico on the smart USA website: "*Prices effective January 1, 2009 for 2009 model year only. Prices are not guaranteed and are subject to change…"
Apr 15, 2010
Daniel replied to Carlos Ortiz's discussion SMART CAR DUMB SELLING PRACTICES
"Carlos, A base model Smart Pure in the USA is 12k … out the door, tax license and fees that is a approximately 14K. But here, we do not have 32% excise tax, here we just have an 8% sales tax. So with an excise tax of 32% the 12K Pure will…"
Apr 15, 2010
Forest replied to Carlos Ortiz's discussion SMART CAR DUMB SELLING PRACTICES
"Here is how things went down up here when they first arrived If you Plunked down your $99 and ordered a car, and waited for the one you ordered to be made and delivered (9 months to a year for many of us) you paid sticker Plus Taxes. If you tried…"
Apr 15, 2010
Carlos Ortiz replied to Carlos Ortiz's discussion SMART CAR DUMB SELLING PRACTICES
"When I went to the dealer all the vehicles had the government sticker with the pricing and the taxes. When I confronted the salesperson with the pricing, his explanation was exactly the same that you and the others are giving me. But I was there…"
Apr 15, 2010
Carlos Ortiz replied to Carlos Ortiz's discussion SMART CAR DUMB SELLING PRACTICES
"When I went to the dealer all the vehicles had the government sticker with the pricing and the taxes. When I confronted the salesperson with the pricing, his explanation was exactly the same that you and the others are giving me. But I was there…"
Apr 15, 2010
Daniel replied to Carlos Ortiz's discussion SMART CAR DUMB SELLING PRACTICES
"Carlos, I just read here http://www.pf-cpa.com/excise_taxes.html that Puerto Rico is adding 32% excise tax to all vehicle imports. This by itself would add about 6k to the price of any 18K car. Could you ask your dealer to provide you with a price…"
Apr 14, 2010
Daniel replied to Carlos Ortiz's discussion SMART CAR DUMB SELLING PRACTICES
"Carlos, I am not sure about Puerto Rico pricing, could there be high import taxes there? High local sales taxes? I know that car pricing in Europe can vary greatly from one country to another due to stuff like that. ... in 2008 a local company here…"
Apr 14, 2010
Carlos Ortiz posted a discussion

SMART CAR DUMB SELLING PRACTICES

I RESERVED MY SMART IN SEPT 07.  PRICING THEN FOR THE CABRIO WAS $17,995.  PRICING NOW FOR THE SAME CAR IS $16,995.  SO, I GET MY NOTIFICATION THAT FINALLY SMART IS IN PUERTO RICO.  GET A CALL FROM THE SALESPERSON, GO THERE AND FIND OUT THAT THEY ARE ASKING $30,000 FOR THE CAR I RESERVED FOR $17,995.  WHEN I QUESTIONED THE PRICING, THEY TOLD ME THAT WAS THE PRICE THAT MANAGER WAS ASKING FOR AND THAT WAS THAT.  I WROTE TO SMART AND NEVER GOT A RESPONSE.  I ENDED UP ASKING FOR THE REFUND, AND…See More
Apr 14, 2010

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September 15, 2007
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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At 11:42am on April 14, 2010, Will J Soto said…
Hey,

I know that they are asking around $30k for the brabus cabrio, but the passion cabrio is around $24 with all the packages available.

If you're still in PR and would like to buy one, maybe I can give you the number of the guy that sold me that car. I'm sure he can work something out for you.
At 11:08am on April 13, 2010, Will J Soto said…
 
 
 

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