im tellin ya. go for it. fly out with a friend and you two could marathon it back in one day. ONE DAYdesertgoat said:I am jealous of you guys in the Midwest. That region has the best prices so far for the GTO. Come visit the dealers in Arizona, California, and Nevada. We will give you a refresher course in the art of sticker shock. One dealer added striping and security etch marks to a Black A4 and he would take no less than 38,500K for it. I have heard some dealers with only one GTO charging as much as 10K above list price. If I had the time, I would seriously consider flying up there, buy my goat then drive it back home. I would stop at every dealer in Arizona of course so they can see my ugly butt as I moon every single one of them and give them my one finger salute...
How much were the plane tickets?Tigger said:I flew from North Carolina to Canton, OH to buy mine from Tom Capozzi (tommycap30) at Spitzer Pontiac. I got it for $500 under MSRP while my local dealer still had $8000 markups on the ones on the lot. I flew up with my 8 year old son. Tom picked us up at the airport, and we drove home in style the next day.
I thought several consecutive hours at highway speed wasn't a good way to start breaking in a new engine?Tigger said:I flew from North Carolina to Canton, OH to buy mine from Tom Capozzi (tommycap30) at Spitzer Pontiac....................................Tom picked us up at the airport, and we drove home in style the next day.
Your area is where I was allowed to finally drive various GTOs, and see most of the color combos in person.T.Vick said:A local dealer is advertising $31,189 for their M6 cars. That's $2001 off sticker. For the guys that can't get special pricing, that's a pretty good deal.
If I had bought them early enough, I could have gotten them for about $95 apiece. I wanted to be sure the car would actually be there, so by the time I bought them, the prices had gone up a little bit. I can't remember for sure, but I paid either $119 or $129 each, and the hotel was in the $80 range. Even if you add the cost of the hotel and tickets, I was still under MSRP. Plus, as the credit card ad would say, "Great experience with your son -- priceless."wishahadagoat said:How much were the plane tickets?
Maybe you guys didn't see my post in the Lounge a few days ago that Rydell Automotive Group in Van Nuys, 20 miles north of Los Angeles, CA has several with $2500 off MSRP.briandors said:i've heard the same thing. going fast isn't necessarily that bad when breaking in an engine, but maintaining the same rpm is. you're supposed to mix up the speeds/revs.
that's what i read anyway, i think the reason was that the valves seat slightly differently depending on rpm and you don't want them settle into a certain groove?? anyone know?