Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:11 AM
You're correct, I do. And thanks to the Internet, I have the opportunity to share that opinion with thousands of people who might not have otherwise thought about what document fees and other unnecessary, dealer imposed costs adds to the price they pay for a car. Heck, I even have a problem paying the "delivery and destination" fee. Think about it. The car is at the dealer when you go to buy it. The cost of destination and delivery should be on the dealer who purchased the car from the manufacturer. They are the ones who had to have the car transported from the plant to the dealer lot. Instead, they just build that cost into the price of the car but with a separate line.
Not only does the consumer have to pay for the transportation cost of getting the car from the manufacturer to the dealer, then they get hit with hundreds of dollars in doc fees for tens of dollars worth of time/resources. Don't get me started on all the other crap they try to get you to buy during the finance process like extended warranties, paint protection, glass etching, etc.
It's just too sad so many people are too impatient, uneducated or lazy to realize they have all the control when making a car purchase. You do not, especially in this day and age, have to buy from a local dealer or have to accept their terms if you can find the same vehicle at another dealer who is more open to working with you.
Look, a dealership is a business. They have one purpose, to make a profit. I get that. It's how they take advantage of the uneducated consumer to inflate the margin while trying to make it sound like they are doing you a favor that bugs me.