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Old 06-16-2003, 10:16 AM   #1
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Default $5000 MINIMUM TRADE, "PUSH PULL ETC", is this always BS?

I always see these ads in my newspaper for car dealerships stating:

$5000 minimum trade, push pull or drag, blah blah.

is this really true? its hard to believe you can take in any POS and get 5k$ off a...say...corolla for 12k$?

whats the deal w/ this???
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Old 06-16-2003, 10:17 AM   #2
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Default RE: $5000 MINIMUM TRADE, "PUSH PULL ETC", is this always BS?

its not bs, but just know that the dealership is still making plenty of money when you buy a car
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Old 06-16-2003, 10:17 AM   #3
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Default $5000 MINIMUM TRADE, "PUSH PULL ETC", is this always BS?

I always thought they just raised all the prices by $5K, so that Corolla has a $17K price tag.
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Old 06-16-2003, 10:17 AM   #4
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Default $5000 MINIMUM TRADE, "PUSH PULL ETC", is this always BS?

Sure, they give you $5000 for your trade. Right after they tack on $4500 to the price of the vehicle.
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Old 06-16-2003, 10:21 AM   #5
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Default RE: $5000 MINIMUM TRADE, "PUSH PULL ETC", is this always BS?

lol, i always thought they either 1) added alot to the price or 2) made it per minimum purchase (ie, 5000$ if you spend 20k+ etc etc)

i dunno, maybe it only applies to certain cars, etc.??

i saw it in one ad, next to where you can get a protege 5 for 14999$ pretty well spec'd
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Old 06-16-2003, 10:21 AM   #6
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Default $5000 MINIMUM TRADE, "PUSH PULL ETC", is this always BS?

You could try a sneaky tactic of negotiating the price of the car first, then announce you have a trade-in.
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Old 06-16-2003, 10:22 AM   #7
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Default $5000 MINIMUM TRADE, "PUSH PULL ETC", is this always BS?

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Sure, they give you $5000 for your trade. Right after they tack on $4500 to the price of the vehicle.

yup, it's a scam. They give you the $5000 as a trade in or "cash allowance" so when the lenders(banks) see that you put X amount down on a car they're more likely to approve it.
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Old 06-16-2003, 10:27 AM   #8
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Default RE: $5000 MINIMUM TRADE, "PUSH PULL ETC", is this always BS?

they just add what they need to the price so that they make money off the deal

so yeah, its a trick
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Old 06-16-2003, 10:30 AM   #9
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Default $5000 MINIMUM TRADE, "PUSH PULL ETC", is this always BS?

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You could try a sneaky tactic of negotiating the price of the car first, then announce you have a trade-in.
ALWAYS do this if you have a trade in. Beat the heck out of the salesman on price, then tell him you have a trade in. Otherwise he is going to play a numbers game with the trade in, cost of the new car, and plenty of other things. As far as the $5k for your old beater, forgetaboutit....know that car dealers are out to make a profit, and they are going to make a profit off of you, unless your name is Rossman
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