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Old 02-19-2018, 01:36 PM
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A 2018 Outlander 450 lists for $5,999, so a 2017 for $5,000 sounds good. But the dealer must be overcharging you to make up for it. How much is your sales tax? Mine is 6% but it was only 4% a long time ago. If your taxes are really high, that would make a difference, but $1,700 for taxes and fees is too much.
 
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Old 02-19-2018, 01:52 PM
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I knew that there are some fees...set up and such, but I have asked them for clarification on the amount and they haven't gotten back to me yet. So, I wait...
 
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Old 02-20-2018, 11:27 AM
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Here's the update...setup seems high (?). Seems funny how $5k can become $6700. Now I'm beginning to wonder about a used one since I was trying to stay under 7k and I'm right up to that limit (on a 5k one)...

$405 freight, $699 set-up, $127 DMV and Doc, $36 tire tax and electronic fee
 
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:37 PM
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That is true, some of the fees can't be added to a used unit. You still have taxes and title fees, which on a $5000 machine would still end up being probably $400 or more.
 
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:02 PM
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That setup fee seems high to me. I haven't bought an ATV in 10 years but I thought I paid more like $300 than $700. Of course I could be completely wrong. After all it was 10 years ago.
 
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Old 02-20-2018, 02:10 PM
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Unfortunately that sounds about right. The manufacturers offer lower prices then add fees on for the dealers such as the setup fee. These machines used to come in a crate fully assembled, just adjust the handlebars and top off all the fluids and add a battery. Now they come in a crate but require assembly of handlebars and fenders and racks etc, the factory saves money but requires more work from the dealers, so they pass on the extra charges to the new owner. Used machines are already assembled so no charge there. Nothing wrong with a good well maintained machine!
 
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:17 PM
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Apparently they are making up on the low price by charging more for the other fees. Got an estimate for a Polaris Sportsman 450 for $5500, but with the fees and taxes, it actually costs less. $700+ less. Freight $200 set up $90 Doc Fee $55 Tire Tax $7 Sales Tax $423.69. I now know what I will NOT be buying. Thanks for the help and suggestions. I really appreciate it!
 
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:29 PM
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The freight + setup, $290, is more like what I thought it should be. Paying document fees for the title or registration is pretty much standard AFAIK, but I never heard of a tire tax. The states always wants their tax money.
 
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Old 02-20-2018, 05:12 PM
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In California I'm sure that there is a tax for not having a tax.

BTW Frank, you are looking a little weird in your avatar...can I call you Al?
 
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Old 02-20-2018, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Racer__X View Post
In California I'm sure that there is a tax for not having a tax.

BTW Frank, you are looking a little weird in your avatar...can I call you Al?
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