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:nodno Was checking on some new SSR's in the area and found that on the new 2005, with vin # in the 18000+ range, the price for the 1SB package has increased to $2000.

:rolleyes: Also this is one of the few vehicles that the Manual transmission costs more..... $815 more. Most vehicles come with a discount if you opt for the manual tranny.

:confused :confused With the sales less than spectatular why would you jack the prices???
 

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SSR290 said:
:nodno Was checking on some new SSR's in the area and found that on the new 2005, with vin # in the 18000+ range, the price for the 1SB package has increased to $2000.

:rolleyes: Also this is one of the few vehicles that the Manual transmission costs more..... $815 more. Most vehicles come with a discount if you opt for the manual tranny.

:confused :confused With the sales less than spectatular why would you jack the prices???
Couple of things to contribute to the increase:

1) 100 more HP
2) Manual is a 6 speed
3) Still a very unique auto

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:confused :confused With the sales less than spectatular why would you jack the prices???[/QUOTE]


One marketing ploy that is common is to raise the retail price and then offer a bigger rebate. Which sounds better, $48000 MSRP with a $1000 rebate or $49000 MSRP with a $2000 rebate???? Same bottom line but a bigger "savings".
 

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If it means anything, I paid a premium for a 6-speed manual in my Corvette as well. I think it’s becoming the norm these days. Most cars are built with automatics.
 

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Bill Bogert said:
If it means anything, I paid a premium for a 6-speed manual in my Corvette as well. I think it’s becoming the norm these days. Most cars are built with automatics.

You are correct... there are far more automatics and to have a 6-speed you have to expect to pay a premium.
 
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