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- Ridley Park, PA
- My Palisade
- 2022 Calligraphy
I can't blame you for buying something else. I think its ridiculous what's going on with dealerships right now. To be fair, its not just Hyundai dealers that are guilty of gouging, its an industry wide issue at the moment. Covid and supply chain issues have impacted everything. The Palisade's popularity has increased the problem when trying to find one of them. I understand it for the most part. However, I seriously have to question what some of these dealers are doing. Its not like consumers are going to forget which dealers were over the top with price gouging. I came across at least 6 dealers that were charging $10K+ above MSRP. They call it a market adjustment. I call it being greedy SOBs. When it comes time for me to buy my next vehicle, those dealers won't even get a consideration from me. There is still such a thing as a repeat customer, and many of these dealers will be losing customers in the future because of their actions of today.After being jerked around by the local Hyundai dealers I ended up buying a Subaru Ascent (their largest 3 row SUV). I am sold on Hyundai making a good product (I have a Sonata Sport Turbo, great car, and zero issues in 46K miles). I just can't see paying way over MSRP for the privilege of buying a car from price gougers. When I shopped, I was offered $25K for my low mile 2014 Ram/Cummins 4x4 trade-in, and they wanted $5K over MSRP for the Palisade. Carvana offered $36K cash for the truck and I sold it private party for $39.5K. That would have been a swing of $15K+ in their direction. I bought the Subaru for MSRP minus $500.
Enjoy your Palisade, seems like a really nice SUV!