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Old 07-21-2005, 09:32 AM
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employee discount??

Okay I know we got plenty of dudes who work for car manufacturers. You guys really get an employee discount on cars?? how does that work? is it a percentage? does it vary from job to job (like say if you sell cars, or if you assemble them)

I was thinking that GM's (and now chrysler) lastest ad campaigns were just gimmicks...

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discounts

I never worked for a dealer but a friend here at work did and he said most dealer ships offered the discount to all employes...... But the employee also got what they call a hold back it used to be 3 percent....

So i think they are offering the car at a good price but it's still not as cheep as if you still worked there... But this guy also told me it has been 10 years or so since he sold cars so i might have changed some...

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I used to work in an AMC plant, making Gremlins and Hornets in the 70s. We got a slight discount, I think about 5%. Trouble was, it was off the list price, and you could generally do better than that at any dealer.

The advantage was, that you got the day off with pay, when your car was being built and got to walk through with it as it was being built. Of course, all the guys knew it was an "employee car" and it seemed to get a few hidden options, by mistake , of course. stuff like HD suspension, HD light packages, alternator etc. Anything that wasn't really detectable. ....Heck, we even saw a few extra stereos and stuff like that installed.........in the door panels, that is.....he.he,he.....................
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And AMC is where now? but hey everyone else did it so it was ok.
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I know a lot of guys who work for Ford. The A plan saves them a lot of green. They also offer several other versions. Where I work at,FedEx,Ford offers the y plan I think,it is a discount,and saving even a few hundred on a new car purchase is nice. Ford retirees get the Z plan,which is almost identical to the A plan.Plus you can use the discount for family members also that are not Ford employees.



Unfortunatly,Fords big truck plant is laying off POSSIBLY several hundred workers,the Excursion has been dropped from the lineup and one of the plants here in Lou make them.
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Old 07-22-2005, 03:00 PM
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Honda gives 17-18% discount on vehicles and 10% on anything else with the Honda name slapped on it.
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weimer, is that based on a wholesale cost or MSRP??
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I work for a company that supplies the new car manufacturer. We have had an "employee discount" program for years but I have never used it. I tried once to buy my wife a Firebird but the Pontiac dealer refused to honor the program.

We had to send in to our company for a form that came to us with specific registration numbers on it. Then we were to take that form to the dealer, find the car we wanted and pay the quoted price. Problem was, they wouldn't quote a price. It was just like buying a car through normal channels......."I have to see my manager", "We'll make the best deal"....all of that B.S. I got pissed off and left the dealership, went to Carmax and bought a car in about 45 minutes. I think I got a good deal too. If you don't trade in a car, Carmax is about the best deal you're going to get. They will shaft you on a trade in though, so be careful. Best to sell the old car and buy outright from them.........my opinion anyway. Or better yet.....NEVER BUY A NEW CAR!!!!! Let some other sucker eat the first year depreciation and buy a great used one.
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normally I buy used as a rule, I prefer my cars to be loaded and its just easier. However the recent "employee" discount ads from chrysler and GM have me curious as to how real the "discount" is.. I would think that as an employee the discount would come of the "wholesale" price, or at least somewhere above that but WAY below MSRP...
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I know GM and Ford have what they call A and X plans for employees.

With Ford how much you get off goes by vehicle and not a straight percentage.

The new T-bird I bought I had and A plan certificate and sticker was 44,700+
I found the car in Vermont as they only made 300 with that color for one year only and with shipping to dealer in GA price was 33,600+. I think I was charged $350 for shipping.

The X plan is not as good but still cheaper than you can negotiate with the dealer. Nice part is if you have a certificate dealer can do no screwing with figures and they get paid a flat amount by the factory.

My kid has access to an X certificate and its good enough that on his F250's he can trade at about 60,000 miles 2 years for about a $1000-2000 difference.

With the manufactures doing what there doing you can kiss re-sale prices on these cars goodby.
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