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$3500 dealer discount
$3000 incentives
$1000 off for having a lease in the family
$500 off from having a business
$500 off for being a first responder
$500 in accessories from business program
 

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ah got to love how much it all adds up to in the end, just imagine if there weren't all of these incentives or not as many, the deal just wouldn't be as sweet!
 

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That is amazing that you actually got all that money off ultimately. How much did you end up paying out the door then? That is a good $9,000 off MSRP by my calculation.
 

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The greatest thing to happen to RAM shoppers in years was Chevy building a piss poor Silverado Update. A Brutally uncompetitive Silverado has RAM smelling blood in the water, they're gunning for the 2 spot this year, you can tell by how much cash they're putting on the hoods of these things...
 

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Panther. Think it's over priced in the first place.

There's $2,500 worth of incentives in that package that us "mortals" would not qualify for. When we buy it's $2,500 more profit into the company profits and dealership. Makes me wonder just what it costs to make one of these things?

With all the capital, R & D involved, it's probably not calculable. I just seem to remember my first car cost $1,400 new. New Pontiac Firebird convertible cost me $3,800, first truck was $6,000 or so.

I know, money is different now, which makes my 15 years on a fixed retirement hard to deal with but the prices still are crazy inflated at any money value.
 

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Well its not really money value anymore now is it. Of course prices were allowed to "inflate" hully gully when its not real money being spend. Extend and Pretend, extend and pretend.

It bothers me when folks turn around and vilify the corps, like its their fault you over leveraged yourself, sure they could be more responsible, but their MO is profit. Anyone who thinks business should be in business for any other reason than profit needs to buy themselves some good rope. Just like we all try to maximize our take home pay they try and maximize take home profit.

The essence of capitalism is putting your money where your mouth is, without real money we (well society) has allowed this to perpetuate... Kick the can, kick the can, kick the can. Becuase credit is SO easily available the hard work of savings is bypassed meaning you extend your credit without a second thought because there is no backbone to where that "money" was EARNED.

apologies for the rant :D
 

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Reiterate without all the persiflage. People buy these things. I did. We pay a lot and it's a good thing the company makes a profit or it would not make the product.

Agree. If you can't afford it, don't buy it. Wait until next year and you can pay more if you want one while continuing to deal with what you are currently driving.
 

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Picking up my reg. cab 4x4 today. There were so many incentives that I can't figure it out... The bottom line is $37,675 - $7815 = $29,860. That's about 21%.
 
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