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Old 09-02-2016, 01:43 PM   #15
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I just picked up my 2017 special order at 18% off MSRP from my local dealer in Socal.

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Old 09-02-2016, 02:01 PM   #16
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... a 2016 GT for $114,795 (500 miles on it). ...that unit lingered on the sale board for weeks before someone bought it, suggesting that its pricing was in line with the market.
My bad - that unit appears not to have sold even at that low price. It appears to have been relisted here. Or it's a very similar unit with copycat pricing.

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Old 09-02-2016, 02:10 PM   #17
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We are in our 70's and have a 2015 Airstream GT EXT. We are going to move to the Fl Keys so no longer need the Airstream. She's not your color but she's a beauty and turns heads wherever she goes. You can save BIG! Still under warranty.
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Old 09-02-2016, 03:24 PM   #18
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We bought our 2015 slightly over a year ago at 18% off. Had 3 dealers involved from adjacent regions, and they bid against each other. We could have gone several thousand $ lower, but that unit had been on someone's lot for almost 180 days, compared to the factory order we ended up with.

I would not give too much importance to the issue of trying not to sour the relationship w/ your selling dealer by negotiating too hard. First: they should make profit on warranty work, regardless if they like you or not at the conclusion of the sale. Second: a lot of dealers suck at service anyway. I think you're going to get either a good or bad service dealer, or somewhere in between, regardless of how easy or hard you negotiate during the sale. Obviously, you have to be honest and respectful and don't play underhanded games. I'd be honest and above board, give your local dealer the opportunity to match the best offer, and then make a decision.
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Old 09-03-2016, 07:06 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by JayP View Post

30% reduction is reasonable especially if you find many of the exact model you wasn't on the internet. Dealers that claim not to be beaten on price are usually the most costly. Buying a 2016 at your price target will be easier now that the 2017's are out but that comes with a slight higher loss as you drive it off the lot.

Good luck and welcome to the forum!

If you bought yours 30% off MSRP (I noticed you didn't say that), then you bought below invoice. Was this a new van or a last model year hold over?
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Old 09-04-2016, 07:47 AM   #20
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I was going from memory and doing math in my head, 2 things I'm getting worse at each year.
My actual numbers on a brand new 2015 GT with 73 miles on it.
Best Offer I got - 24% plus plane ride South.
Offer I took - 22% at nearest dealer. I think even he would have gone lower if I had more patience.
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Old 09-04-2016, 08:57 PM   #21
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Thanks Jay.
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Old 09-06-2016, 11:51 AM   #22
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Thanks again to everyone for the amazing info.

Well, we had a very busy weekend!

At the suggestion of some folks on and off the forums, we took some time looking at Class C mohos. We checked out Navions, Views, Isatas, Siestas, you name it. Ended up really liking the Siesta, price is right, liked the interior materials better than others, and the pop outs of course were great.

And... then we returned to the Airstream dealer to compare the C to the Interstate GTs... and fell back in love with the GTs. We know the pros/cons of both the B and C classes.

So we ended up in the sales office and got a quote of about 13.5% off MSRP for the model we would order. We know now thanks to all of you that perhaps 20% is a more reasonable point to negotiate to. It was getting late, I knew we weren't going to negotiate more right then and there and that we needed to contact other dealers, so we left at that point (on great terms with the dealer).

We were hoping to maybe get a 2016, but were told by the dealer they stopped manufacturing those in May and I'm only finding our model/color/combo at a couple spots in the U.S., of course the farthest point away from California

Will also be calling some dealerships that have our model pre-owned (Mark - not ruling out yours in Chicago anymore!).

On another note, one of the Class C models we liked were ones that had two large twins in the back that could be converted to F/Q. They made a nice aisle in between so you're not climbing over one another. One model had the ability to pull up the back of the twin mattress, like you would a lounge chair, so you could sit up an watch TV. Husband totally dug that. Then we get in the AI GT with the double bed in back, and were able to figure out we could do the same thing. You just don't fold down the two side seats and you have a little aisle. If you don't lower the bed down all the way, you can sit back like a lounge chair. Happy husband If you don't fold down the two seats, there is a bit of a gap between the back sofa and the seat, but we were sitting so far back you don't feel it. We think we could even sleep that way if need be so it's easy to get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night.
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Old 09-06-2016, 02:22 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by vmsilva View Post
If you don't lower the bed down all the way, you can sit back like a lounge chair. Happy husband
That's exactly how I set mine when I want to relax and watch a ball game on the TV or do some reading. VERY comfy as the memory foam seating is excellent IMO. Crank open the side windows for a nice breeze through the lounge and it's bliss.

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