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Hey guys. Looking at a new Forte. Not sure if I want and Ex or SX, but I was wondering on average, how much can I expect to save off MSRP? I know Kia Canada has a manufacturers discount of around $1000 right now, but how much are the dealers moving on these. I would like to try and save some additional money. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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i got my koup ex for 18,900 the msrp was 21,057 and i had nothing down or no tread in i talked them down to 19,900 plus the 1,000 rebate
 

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For sure the SX is better, but I'm just deciding whether I need all that to justify the extra price. Just keeping my options open.
 

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Not sure how much it applies to Canada, but I picked up an EX sedan, 5spd, sunroof and alloy wheels, in early January for $15,500 USD. Decided for the EX because it's mainly for fuel economy, and it gets better than the SX.
 

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The current KIA discount on an LX is $1,800 CDN, $1,250 for an EX or SX. I recently saved over $2,000 off MSRP on my SX sedan, 6 speed, that we bought on the weekend. Finance at 0.0/1.9/3.49% for 24-36/48-60/72-
84 months.

I suggest you join a car cost service that offers Dealer Invoice Prices (Wholesale prices) to get the best bargaining power you can.

Don't walk into a car dealership without doing your homework, and uneducated knowledge about their vehicle pricing.

Just an idea.
 

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The current KIA discount on an LX is $1,800 CDN, $1,250 for an EX or SX. I recently saved over $2,000 off MSRP on my SX sedan, 6 speed, that we bought on the weekend. Finance at 0.0/1.9/3.49% for 24-36/48-60/72-
84 months.

I suggest you join a car cost service that offers Dealer Invoice Prices (Wholesale prices) to get the best bargaining power you can.

Don't walk into a car dealership without doing your homework, and uneducated knowledge about their vehicle pricing.

Just an idea.
Great Advice!!! I belong to COSTCO (wholesale warehouse) and they have a auto buying service. You pick out the car and they send you a email for the local dealer. Your suppose to pay DEALER INVOICE for the car. I figured my Koup to be about $195 over invoice. Still a Great Deal!.
It's very important to do your homework!!!
Invoice is the starting point for negotiations NOT msrp (sticker price).
Good Luck!
 

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Hello everyone, I'm from Canada and looking to buy an EX AT w/ sunroof -- my first car. When you say you purchased a car at less than the MSRP, is it excluding the taxes and other charges like delivery, registration fees etc? With all that factored in, the total cost for the above car would be around 23-24k, wouldn't it?
 

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Jazz007, Taxes, Freight/PDI, and other lovely charges are always extra, at least when I talk about pricing. For example: (all prices MSRP and in CDN funds)
Forte EX $17,995
Automatic: $1,200
Sunroof: $800
Freight: $1,455

Other charges:

OMVIC: $5
Admin Fee: $299
Fuel Tax: $75
Air Tax: $100
Env. Recovery Fees: $29.20

This is right off my invoice for the "Other" fees, as I just picked up my SX hours ago.

You also need to add taxes on this. If you're financing this, make sure you tack on another $64 "Lien Registration Fee." However that price might vary.
 

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You don't have to pay the $299 admin fee, or etching fee. They try to get you with that, but refuse to pay, and try and walk out and they will call you back. The window etching fee is not mandatory. They can't make you take it or pay for it. They've tried that on the last 2 cars I've bought and I always get it waived. You just have to be firm.
 

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I have a Forte Koup SX, 6 spd manual, Copperhead Orange, sunroof and Auto-Dimming mirror. Only thing I didn't get was Leather package.

Breakdown:
- Staring price = $19,340
+ Extended Warranty = $1,000
+ GAP Insurance = $450
- Down Payment = $2,800
- Dealer Discount = $650
- Competitive Vehicle Incentive = $500
= $15,840
+ Tax, Title, Plate, Dealer Fees's
= $17,800
+ 13.5% interest rate for 72 months
= $27,288

= A S*** load of money but worth it in my book... $379 a month which is well within my budget. All figures in US$.
 

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Even 3.9% is super high. In Canada, I'm paying 1.9% for 60 months. I'm assuming the 13.5% is a typo.
 

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Yeah I'd say that's a typo! ;)

My advice is always to get the best you can afford, you won't be happy later if you settled for the lesser model and wish you'd just spent a bit more for many better options.
 

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im looking in to getting one i just want the 5 speed ex with sunroof and the wheel so that be 16,000 about? not counting discounts
 
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