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Think this is a ripoff? #392335 Feb 5, 5:24pm Feb 5, 5:24pm
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Think this is a ripoff?
So I went to a Honda dealer today to see what I'd owe if I traded my car for a 2005 S2k. After some negotiating, I got them down to $31,600 on the S. They wanted to give me 15,000 for my car. Keep in mind, my carfax report is clean and the car is in nearly perfect condition, except it needs new tires. I think the trade should be closer to $16-17k, which is what KBB says. With tax/title/license, it would have been $19000 difference.


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Re: Think this is a ripoff? [Re: RevMonster] #392336 Feb 5, 5:35pm Feb 5, 5:35pm
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No matter what the dealer tells you it will always be lower than what its actually worth due to the fact that they are trying to make the most profit out of it.


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Re: Think this is a ripoff? [Re: JAY-C] #392337 Feb 5, 6:23pm Feb 5, 6:23pm
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A guy at work has an S2K. I don't like it. Anyway, to answer your question, I don't think it's a rip-off. Roadsters are expensive.

Re: Think this is a ripoff? [Re: xmangt1] #392338 Feb 5, 6:42pm Feb 5, 6:42pm
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Sell it to someone instead of a dealership, it helps alot!


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Re: Think this is a ripoff? [Re: Polykarb] #392339 Feb 5, 6:44pm Feb 5, 6:44pm
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^^ ditto.

john..you'll never get kbb value for your trade-in..even if you show them the paperwork. even if you put the car as 'horrible' in condition they still won't give you that either (i tried..when trading my ford ranger for my gts).

the s2k is awesome though...if you get it, you'll love it.

Re: Think this is a ripoff? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #392340 Feb 5, 7:17pm Feb 5, 7:17pm
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s2000...great choice. thumbsup


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Re: Think this is a ripoff? [Re: aznsaiyan509] #392341 Feb 5, 7:19pm Feb 5, 7:19pm
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get something fast for 30k...

like a used z06 tasty

Re: Think this is a ripoff? [Re: spaztikid] #392342 Feb 5, 8:22pm Feb 5, 8:22pm
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If at all possible, always sell your car privately; never trade it in. Trade-ins are always just another way for a dealer to make money. Then you can actually get KBB value out of your car. Of course you know that; you just need to be patient. S2ks are cool; if I decided I wanted a 2-seater, that would be at or near the top of my list.


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Re: Think this is a ripoff? [Re: ExNihilo] #392343 Feb 5, 9:07pm Feb 5, 9:07pm
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i love the S2K... but the 2 seater just doesn't work for me...


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Re: Think this is a ripoff? [Re: RevMonster] #392344 Feb 5, 9:43pm Feb 5, 9:43pm
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does anyone know of a place called charlisangels in the Caribbean? I was invited by a member of this forum, but I couldn`t get the info.

Re: Think this is a ripoff? [Re: frank33] #392345 Feb 6, 8:22pm Feb 6, 8:22pm
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^WTF? wtf

Re: Think this is a ripoff? [Re: xcivickillerx] #392346 Feb 6, 11:05pm Feb 6, 11:05pm
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^^^hahaha

anyways, S2K is nice, but it's getting old now... might as well consider other cars like EVO man~!


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Re: Think this is a ripoff? [Re: Elec-FuYu] #392347 Feb 7, 1:33am Feb 7, 1:33am
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The s2k!!! they have great antennas!!

Re: Think this is a ripoff? [Re: 10celica10] #392348 Feb 7, 10:23am Feb 7, 10:23am
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fuck that...tell the guy that you want 19K for your car (then negotiate, I know thats a high number) and that youll pay the 31600 and if he doesnt want to make the sell he doesnt want to make the sell...thats a huge sell for a honda dealership!!!!!


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