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2009-20xx Challenger => New Challenger General => Topic started by: inot2old on July 08, 2008 - 07:40:24 pm

Title: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: inot2old on July 08, 2008 - 07:40:24 pm
Probably a lot of you got this, but I got an email from Dodge announcing pricing for the 09.  They will start at $21,995 MSRP.  I am sure they will sell a lot of the plain sixes at that price.
Title: Re: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: 72hemi on July 08, 2008 - 08:11:18 pm
I just got it.
Title: Re: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: HemiOrange70 on July 08, 2008 - 08:29:59 pm
yup-maybe one to me  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: RDF on July 09, 2008 - 08:40:22 am
I just went to my local Dodge Dealer this weekend and saw a 08 Chally, fully loaded.  MSRP was $41, 890 and they added $20k on top of that to make it $61, 890   :22yikes:

The salesman was trying to get me to buy it (and actually trade my Cuda in for it) but I told him I found it insulting that they raised the price 20k just because it's a Chally....he tried to tell me it would be worth more than the original Chally come 30 years from now  :screwy: but I looked at him like he had 10 heads and he quickly shut up.  They called me twice the next day to see why I didn't buy it and both times I told them I thought they were F***ing the customer and didn't think it was right. 

Call me crazy, but I think it's a shame that Dodge has put out a newer version of a great car and now it's existance in this new world depends on the greediness (if that's even a word) of the dealers..... :nono:
Title: Re: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: KZ on July 09, 2008 - 12:43:57 pm
love it or hate it, that's capitalism, if the dealer can get someone to pay $60K for a $40K car they da** well will do it
Title: Re: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: 72hemi on July 09, 2008 - 12:48:17 pm
Especially now. I'll bet a lot of dealers are trying to somewhat offset their down sales by adding huge markups on the Challenger.
Title: Re: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: cudagirl4406pk on July 09, 2008 - 02:54:46 pm
We got that email also.There is a dealer we know just got 09's in about 11 miles from our house but we will be waiting until 2010 for the convertible and my truck will be paid off.

michele
Title: Re: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: Mopar Noob on July 09, 2008 - 04:14:10 pm
We got that email also.There is a dealer we know just got 09's in about 11 miles from our house but we will be waiting until 2010 for the convertible and my truck will be paid off.

michele

Has them in? I wasn't aware they started production/shipping
Title: Re: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: 72hemi on July 09, 2008 - 04:37:49 pm
Must mean 08, because there are no 09's out yet other than test mules as far as I know. Production hasn't begun yet.
Title: Re: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on July 09, 2008 - 07:57:29 pm
Must mean 08, because there are no 09's out yet other than test mules as far as I know. Production hasn't begun yet.


    :iagree:   :iagree:    :iagree:


You can't even get a price with options yet from a dealer.
Title: Re: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: Mopar Noob on July 09, 2008 - 08:50:12 pm
You can't even get a price with options yet from a dealer.

You can actually. I've already got one priced and ordered. Got to pick and chose options.
$33,598 ($1352 under MSRP with my options)
Title: Re: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: KZ on July 10, 2008 - 09:20:46 am
speaking of capitalism.......

Did you all see where an Abu Dhabi investment firm just purchased a 75% stake in the Chrysler Bldg.? .......Salt in the wound if you ask me
Title: Re: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: cudagirl4406pk on July 10, 2008 - 10:43:08 am
Yes it is a 09 kenny knows the dealer.
Title: Re: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: 72hemi on July 10, 2008 - 03:31:45 pm
How do they have an 09? I am pretty certain they aren't in production yet. Could be wrong though has happened before. I have seen local dealers by me advertise theirs as an 09 but when you go and see the car it is really an 08 and they dealer is totally wrong.
Title: Re: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: Mopar Noob on July 10, 2008 - 04:01:30 pm
Yea I guess I could be wrong too but I don't think knowing the dealer would matter since being a dealer wouldn't even matter. I really don't think that any 09's will enter production until after the vacation (July 14-27th I think).

There have been a few mules but I'm almost positive those CANT be sold.
Title: Re: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: cudagirl4406pk on July 10, 2008 - 05:46:04 pm
Well the sticker on the car says 09
Title: Re: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: KZ on July 14, 2008 - 11:19:34 am
this might be a dumb question but seeing that I have never actually purchased a brand new car, I'm just wondering.....can a dealer ask 1000's of $ over invoice for a car? It certainly isn't ethical, but is it totally legal? Has anyone filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau when they find one of these dealers? I wonder if the BBB would investigate. I know if I was a car dealer I certainly wouldn't want that kind of exposure
Title: Re: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: Mopar Noob on July 14, 2008 - 12:24:24 pm
You walk away. There will be dealers that charge well over Factory Invoice. MSRP on these cars is about 2k over factory. In an ideal world no dealers would charge over MSRP and it seems to be a common trend that they are sticking around or under MSRP on the 09's. Just make sure you do your research before you buy anything. Make sure you know exactly what you want.. options and all. The more you know the less they will try to walk all over you.

In the end when you finally get a quote you are more than welcome to come here with that quote and ask people what they think about the price your getting. I'm not sure if its legal to post a copy of your quote but you can post the breakdown of your order and price.

Best of luck in getting your car.

When I get home I'll post my order and all the options I got with the price so you can get an idea. As I said before I got 1300 under MSRP. In the end this will be a full production car so DON'T pay over MSRP and if you can try your best to find a dealer at least 500 under.
Title: Re: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: asm74 on July 14, 2008 - 12:25:43 pm
It's the same as anything, a dealer can ask for as much as anyone is willing to pay for it.  I don't think its necessarily unethical either, if would be unethical is it were, say, medicine.  If someone has 90K and they are willing to drop it for a car, that would normally sell for 40K, whose going to tell them they can't?

Let me know if you find an ethical car dealership.  I have a bridge for sale in Brooklyn you might be interested in.
Title: Re: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: ntstlgl1970 on July 14, 2008 - 03:25:51 pm
I'm only buying the bridge if I can get it under MSRP

 :poopoke:
Title: Re: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: cooda on July 14, 2008 - 06:01:27 pm
Go to Kelley Blue Book. They have 09 pricing on all three models with options. And the 6-speeds are extra cost over automatics for the SRT-8 and R/T, according to KBB. That bites!!

Unless you have more money than good sense, I think if you wait a few months until the 09's are out on the street, discounts will come. Everything that is brand new and exciting is marked up until it isn't brand new anymore, and those with more money than good sense will pay stupid money for the first ones. I don't blame the dealers for marking them up- I blame the consumers who are willing pay over sticker.
Title: Re: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: 73Chally on July 14, 2008 - 06:15:36 pm
Kind of a side note, but has anyone heard if they might be including the 6 speed in something like the Charger SRT8, now that it has been adapted for the Challenger, or is that just wishful thinking on my part?  I have nothing to base this thought on other than that I think it would be really cool to get one of those, or a 300C SRT with a 6 speed.  ANother option to give the Euro sport sedans a run for their money.
Title: Re: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: Mopar Noob on July 14, 2008 - 08:40:07 pm
Go to Kelley Blue Book. They have 09 pricing on all three models with options. And the 6-speeds are extra cost over automatics for the SRT-8 and R/T, according to KBB. That bites!!

Unless you have more money than good sense, I think if you wait a few months until the 09's are out on the street, discounts will come. Everything that is brand new and exciting is marked up until it isn't brand new anymore, and those with more money than good sense will pay stupid money for the first ones. I don't blame the dealers for marking them up- I blame the consumers who are willing pay over sticker.

cooda... I think if you take the time to read most buyer experiences were all paying under MSRP. I don't think I have seen anyone paying any sort of markup on 09's... So far the ones that have gone for over MSRP are the limited 08's.

I'm all for you waiting and yea you probably can get one for cheaper be it new or used by doing that... However, I also don't think you have any right to knock the enthusiasm of those ordering them now simply because you don't share that same enthusiasm or excitement in getting a certain automobile. I'm sure anyone who gets this knows how things may turn and I don't think ANYONE is looking at this car as a financial investment when they consider buying one. Its about having fun not the money.

Best of luck to you if and when you decide to buy a Challenger.
Title: Re: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: MJS73 on July 15, 2008 - 08:12:59 am
this might be a dumb question but seeing that I have never actually purchased a brand new car, I'm just wondering.....can a dealer ask 1000's of $ over invoice for a car? It certainly isn't ethical, but is it totally legal? Has anyone filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau when they find one of these dealers? I wonder if the BBB would investigate. I know if I was a car dealer I certainly wouldn't want that kind of exposure

It's posts like this that make me lose all faith in our education system.  This is basic economics that should have been taught in school.

Mike
Title: Re: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: JeffAARy on July 15, 2008 - 04:48:50 pm
MSRP stands for manufacturers SUGGESTED retail price.  It means exactly that - Dodge recommends that the dealers sell for a certain price.  That does not mean the dealer has to sell for that price.
Title: Re: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: JS27N0B on July 20, 2008 - 11:50:19 pm
Yes it is a 09 kenny knows the dealer.

09's aren't even in production, the 08's are still shipping from the assembly line, I bet he's made an honest mistake.
Title: Re: 2009 Challenger pricing
Post by: JS27N0B on July 20, 2008 - 11:51:52 pm
And the 6-speeds are extra cost over automatics for the SRT-8 and R/T, according to KBB. That bites!!



The 6spd's also have some required options added to them, another reason for a higher price.