Originally Posted by keyframe13
This looks like a good deal. First time I see Costco discount used. How is that working if you don;t mind sharing.
You first visit the Costco auto program website
There you submit the information about the car you want, your location, your contact info, and your Costco membership number and they'll match you with a nearby dealership. You get some kind of confirmation letter that you can bring to the dealer, but the dealer also gets sent your information so they will automatically contact you too. Costco does not tell you how much the discount will be (they just give you the MSRP and the invoice amounts).
For some dealers, you can just walk in
and tell them you have a Costco membership and are looking for the Costco discount, and they will give it to you.
The dealers have a pre-negotiated price with Costco, I'm don't know if it is the same deal nationwide. During February, the price was $400 below invoice
for the dealers around Southern California (that's somewhere around $3,200 off MSRP
depending on the configuration and regional fees). That's the price you'll get without having to do any negotiations. Supposedly the discount changes every so often.
HOWEVER, most of the time you can do better than the Costco discount with a bit more negotiating
. So go ahead and ask the dealer what the Costco discount is, but then try to get them to give you a lower price than that.