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I was in a hurry and didn't wait...:unsure: wish I had.. this is the only way to buy. BTW I tried to use it when I bought mine, got the run around by the dealer, but has Costco Auto program calling and e-mailing to help me out even though they didn't list the car yet. They were very supportive and did give a 50% off coupon which I used on my running boards.:cool:
 

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I gave up with Costco years ago. I was always able to do better on my own. I’ve never paid msrp and usually get below invoice. Last one 14% below and they still had money on the table. Manufacturers have dealer holdback and several other layers to cut through. Manufacture rebates or incentives have zero to do with the dealer. Best bet is find a high volume dealer and do all your haggling with email before you leave your house
 

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Ahh if only we all had your skill! I have never done well buying a car, although using True Car in its original version worked well. I like the idea of walking in, paying, and leaving it just should not be this complex. The Passport is so new they would not budge on price here...
 

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I used USAA for some help but it wasn’t much as the PP was too new but it was worth my time for sure ? / we have a friend who used Costco last year on a new Subaru and saved like 2k so it was well worth it for them to pay the membership fee and they are expecting twins now and need a bigger car already for his fishing gear too so they plan on using Costco again ???
 

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I used Costco to buy my Elite back in early March. I had tried a week prior to get a good price, but like many said here already, the Passport was and is too new 2 dealers wouldn't really negotiate. The dealers here only have 3 or 4 Passports in their inventory. (just checked for fun again today... Inventory is tighter now than 3 weeks ago.)
Have to say, it was super nice to walk in and not have to stress negotiate BS with a sales person. Got my nearly 4k off the price. I was satisfied.
 

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Never understood the need to get a new model/type as soon as it breaks out of the gate. Wait 9 months and save thousands.
 

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Never understood the need to get a new model/type as soon as it breaks out of the gate. Wait 9 months and save thousands.
Wow! Kind of selfish view. Some of us had a need for a vehicle at the moment... and we purchased what we wanted. I don't think it's hard to understand at all.
 
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I tried TrueCar and Costco, and I ended up negotiating on my own for a better price.
I have a question on those who went through the Truecar/Costco process. Do they offer the vehicle at TruePrice Average, Market Average, or some other amount? I never go pass the point where you sign in and view inventory. Just curious how it works.
 

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Never understood the need to get a new model/type as soon as it breaks out of the gate. Wait 9 months and save thousands.
With the deal I got (saved thousands) I don't think I'd get a better deal in a few months. Granted some dealers won't budge off MSRP, but my local dealer instantly offered several thousand off.
 

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Well then you REALLY didn't want a Maserati now did you? LOL
It was a good choice, buying anything from Fiat is a mistake, They ruined Dodge and Jeep. The hardware is only thing keeping them above water, they couldn't write software if you paid them double
 

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I can afford a Maserati but I have decided investing my money is more important..so I buy a Honda.
although "investing" in a depreciating asset is not good investing in the true financial sense but your point is valid -lots more depreciation in a Maserati. BTW, depreciation won't be THAT much less for a PassPort. It's the TOTAL value of the depreciation that counts. (for instance as an example, $10,000 vs $5,000.
 

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But once you make all this money off your invests, you can buy a Maserati!

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although "investing" in a depreciating asset is not good investing in the true financial sense but your point is valid -lots more depreciation in a Maserati. BTW, depreciation won't be THAT much less for a PassPort. It's the TOTAL value of the depreciation that counts. (for instance as an example, $10,000 vs $5,000.
I worded that incorrectly....did not mean that buying a Honda is an investment....no car is an investment..unless you mothball it for 20-30 yrs...all cars depreciate.....Meant to say buying a honda is a smart vehicle to purchase for a longtime holder..You should only invest in an asset hat stands a good chance of appreciating in value.
 

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But once you make all this money off your invests, you can buy a Maserati!

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Still a fat no.....let's say you obtain 2 million dollars by the age of 65..That sum of money has to last potentially as much as 30 yrs...thus buying a Maserati would be an unwise use of that money.
 
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