Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Special order car is a little different because that car is truly designed to your liking. However the higher the MSRP, the greater the discount should be. I saw someone get an MSRP of $82k down to $71k out the door. That to me was a good deal.
Last year the dealers offered $0 discounts. Now many of them are realizing that they over purchased and the cars are not moving as expected so they are discounting stock / lot cars heavily just to get them off the lot. They know that in about 6 months the 2015 model will be out and once that happens they will have to further discount any leftovers to move them.
Also keep in mind Maserati traditionally depreciates very rapidly, they hold almost no value on a trade in or as a used car. Right now you can get a used 2012 Quatroporte Sport, w options, V8 engine, with about 10k miles for less than the Ghibli / Base.
A friend has a 2012 Quatroporte which he paid $135k for brand new, out the door. Presently the car has about 25k on the odometer, is in excellent condition and is worth $65-$70k. We are talking $65k in depreciation in a matter of 2 years! OUCH!
If the dealer cant give you a FAT discount off MSRP, then all you have to do is wait a few months and you should be able to get a pre-owned Ghibli w/ 5k miles on it somewhere in the $50's. My thought is the discount should help offset the rapid depreciation that I will see. When compared to BMW or Mercedes there is no comparison in holding value.
Lets get some more real life examples of pricing. At the very LEAST everyone should be able to get $5k off MSRP. If your dealer wont do that, WALK OUT!