I live in Maryland and it seems most dealers here are charging a $299 documentation or processing fee. I know Maryland caps it at $300. Is this something that all dealers charge?
Some states have the fee capped, NY is $70, some haven't.Exactly what are "documentation fees"? What exactly does this charge cover?
There's usually a separate fee (also with a surcharge tacked on) for title and registration, and an acquisition fee if you're leasing. So what's this "documentation fee'.
NY state is $70 or just NYC?Some states have the fee capped, NY is $70, some haven't.
Wherever it is not capped, some part of the fee goes to the back-room people to do documentation, a courier to fill papers in DMV, etc. But most of it, and I mean $200+ fees, is just a pure profit, a compensation for lower vehicle price.
$349 for splash guards? I paid $161.88 for front and back with installation cost in Sport Honda, from where I bought mine. Which dealer did you go to?So far I have found one dealer who will not charge the fee, and another who will charge $299. Both will give me invoice which is $25,996 which includes destination. The one dealer will charge $349 for splash guards and wheel locks, which is crazy high. However that price is still the lowest I have found, considering the splash guards are included, and I do want them. So that would be a $370 discount from MSRP from the one dealer, and $420 discount from the other.
https://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090308190317AAx8a1oI live in NY, but am buying a car PA as I found what I was looking for, YAY!
There was a dealer up here who quoted me MSRP with $97.50 in fees.
The dealer I'm working with in PA took $200 off of MSRP because I inquired via internet. On the P.O. though I see $133 documentation fee, $23 encumbrance fee??, $10 plate fee (must be for temp tags?), and a $5 tire fee. The fees they are charging total $171 saving me only $29 instead of $200 off of MSRP. Still better than nothing though I guess.
I agree they are ripping me off on that, but that is still the best price so far considering that the splash guards and wheel locks are included in the price. End price would be $370 discount from MSRP and no other fees than tax, title, tags. I asked for invoice price and they will do that, but are charging for the two accessories. I am not done my search yet though....$349 for splash guards? I paid $161.88 for front and back with installation cost in Sport Honda, from where I bought mine. Which dealer did you go to?