Originally Posted by 86Scotty
A bird in the hand......
True dat. I put down my $2k deposit in Dec. 2016 and there is still no sign of the Sprinter showing up in Fresno. Some people would be very happy to pay $5k extra to chop 2 years off of a wait time. Besides, it's a passenger van, which costs more than a cargo van, and it could be loaded with enough extras to push the price north of $65k.
I bought a used Tiger for $75k and sold it 3 years later for $82.5k. Prices new had almost doubled, so the market bore out the price I sold it for. After what I paid in sales tax, though, it was a wash. I can't blame this guy for wanting to recover what he paid in sales tax. Having to pay sales tax on a vehicle every time it changes hands is ridiculous. It should be taxed once, when brand new, and never again.