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Dealer offered me 6,750 out the door. It's a new red one.

I want it BAD!

Is that a fair price? :headscratch: I thought I could do about $500 better, but the guy who owns the place insists he's doing me favors at this price... :upeyes:
 

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MSRP is $6449. If you can get it out the door for that price (tax, license, title, et al) then you're doing good. Not great, but good.

FYI, I've seen these things discounted to mid-$4000 at the end of the year.
 

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Thanks, **CLEARLY** I'm trying to buy at the wrong season of the year. Generally what is the best window to buy in?

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The fall/winter time is the best time to buy because of holidays and such people don't want to spend money on that sort of thing what's with Christmas and all, AND the shops are trying to clear out their old inventory for the new ones.

The red ones are really nice. Good shade of red and goes well with the bike. Tell the dude to give it to you at MSRP as out-the-door price. Also do some shopping and checking.

At his quoted price, he isn't raping you, but he's not exactly doing you a "favor" either.

Wheel & deal, my good fellow. Wheel & deal. Dangle that "service" in front of his nose. With these rice burners, most any shop, big and small, can do a good job servicing them, so you're not obligated to go to the dealership for services. So, tell'em that give you a really good deal and you'll take it there for services. Maybe you take it there for the first two (break-in service and the first riding service) then go to a mom & pop joint to save some money.
 

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Originally posted by 4TS&W
Thanks, **CLEARLY** I'm trying to buy at the wrong season of the year. Generally what is the best window to buy in?

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From my experience the best time to buy is in August. For sportbikes a lot of the kids will realize their summer job is the only reason they could afford monthly payments and insurance premiums. So when they go back to school they have to sell the bike.

Almost new bikes can be had for a lot less when buying then. You do run the risk of buying an abused bike but there are indicators to look for. Sport bike engines are nearly bullet proof when properly maintained.

With the dealer issue, see if you can get some free gear thrown in at the quoted price. He's not taking advantage of you, he is fair in his pricing. He's letting the bike go at a lower cost in a Spring time buying frenzy.

Stuff to sweaten the deal could be a cheap HJC hemlet, a jacket, gloves, 10-15% off parts for 1-2 years, a few oil changes for free, etc.
 

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I'm looking at a buying window of about 30-60 days from now. If I don't make that window, then it may have to wait until August - October anyway... House is selling, baby is almost here.. it just never slows down!!! :cool: :beer:
 

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Originally posted by fnfalman
The idea is not to want it so badly that you're willing to get raped. Bide your time and shop around.
That's a tall order.. I hate negotiations, and really want the bike. I guess I'll have to fake as if I can live without one! :frown:
 

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Suzuki dealerships are a dime a dozen, so just shop around for a bit. Remember that you are not legally obligated to buy local. You can buy out-of-state too. Sometimes it's cheaper to buy out-of-state and pay for shipping cost/tax/license/title than buying local. Yes, it is more hassle that way but you'll save money.

The price that you were quoted for isn't a bad price. But it's not a great price either. If you can't get him to reduce the cost some more then get him to give you some sort of good discounts on riding gears or discount on the break-in service.

It's your money so wheel & deal.
 

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Get a used on if you can. You can always talk the seller down a little as well as have him sign the bill of sale for less than you paid, which will reduce the sales tax you pay at the license bureau. Also a slightly used on will run you 1-2,000 less than new and these bikes are reliable enought that I wouldn't think twice if I came upon a used one with 20,000 miles on it. There is a guy on www.svrider.com who has about 120,000 on his 1999 SV and only has done routine maintanence. I have 11,000 on mine without a hiccup. Mine is a 2002
 

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Originally posted by michaelj1978
Get a used on if you can. You can always talk the seller down a little as well as have him sign the bill of sale for less than you paid, which will reduce the sales tax you pay at the license bureau. Also a slightly used on will run you 1-2,000 less than new and these bikes are reliable enought that I wouldn't think twice if I came upon a used one with 20,000 miles on it. There is a guy on www.svrider.com who has about 120,000 on his 1999 SV and only has done routine maintanence. I have 11,000 on mine without a hiccup. Mine is a 2002
Thanks Mike.. sound advice, and a little SV porn.. just beautiful! :cool: :beer:
 

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Originally posted by 4TS&W
Thanks Mike.. sound advice, and a little SV porn.. just beautiful! :cool: :beer:
You don't know what beautiful is until you hear an SV with a Leo Vince pipe (preferrably the whole system). It sounds like a Ducati minus the clacking dry clutch.
 

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Originally posted by fnfalman
You don't know what beautiful is until you hear an SV with a Leo Vince pipe (preferrably the whole system). It sounds like a Ducati minus the clacking dry clutch.
Is that for cosmetic, acoustic, or actual perfomance enhancement???
 
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