Originally Posted by bmwdan
You guys absolutely kill me. I do not know why you think it is unfair for these dealerships to make any money!?!?! I love how you say "You are making a 40k plus purchase and they are dickering over $120 mats". You guys need to understand that everything has a cost. If you own something for $99,900, and I offer you $100,000 you would certainly not through in something with a cost of $1,500. What I am getting at is it does not matter how much money you spend, if the dealership does not have any money to pay for mats, thats the breaks. You are the one pounding them on the purhcase price so hard. Let them make a little money and maybe you'll get better service.
Sure, we understand that, but at the same time we all want to feel like we're being met half way. We're buying this car from X dealer and X salesperson, not the guy across town. Chances are, we'll get the same deal with mats from another dealer, as you'll read from other posts on this forum. In every consumer's eyes, the mats should be a non issue, a given, a throw in... why?.. because my f*ckin' honda civic comes with floor mats. We're not all getting bottom dollar, so they're still making huge profit on us and $150 isn't going to break the bank for these dealers.