PNWguy Posted July 18, 2018 Share Posted July 18, 2018 I haven't bought a brand new ATV in nearly 20 years so I don't recall if Yamaha charged me a "destination fee" or if the dealer also tacked on a "dealer prep" fee. Started the process of buying a new Honda Pioneer 500. MSRP of $8999. Every Honda dealer within 100 miles lists them at $8999 plus destination charge of $600. I go on the ATV Trader site and dealers over by Seattle have them for a few hundred less. One place lists them at $7995. That same place also has a new 2015 model for $7144 and says USAA customers and veterans get a discount. I send them an email asking for their out the door price. My "special veterans" price went from $7144 as advertised to $8235 after they tacked on a $798 destination charge and a $400 dealer prep fee. Not tax or title included, either. I responded that I won't do business with a company that tries to take advantage of veterans. I've asked around and some people say the destination fees are set by Honda and a fixed fee. If so, then why not include it in the MSRP? And why does every other dealer say it is $600 and the Seattle scam dealer said it was $798? I've also been told that the dealer prep fee is due to the cost of uncrating, some minor assembly, topping off fluids, and making sure everything works. At most a two-hour job or less. Anybody have an idea of how much room there is for negotiation on these things? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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