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Hi all from Sydney, Australia.
I've previously - in my youth - owned a Snow White RS2000 2 door so I was excited to see Ford reintroducing the RS badge on a car that ticked all my boxes.
I paid my deposit for a Frozen White Mk3 on the 28th December.
So filled with anticipation I've stumbled across this forum... hopefully this will help given the long wait for delivery (expected around May).
I can't believe some of the horror stories I'm reading about dealer 'mark ups'. I haven't bought many new cars in my time, but does that happen in Australia? We have 'Dealer Delivery Fees' - are they standard across all dealers or variable?
Anyway, looking for to chatting.
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Haven't heard from anyone in Australia, but with the RS history we have and the lack of a fast compact from Ford, this is a crazy opportunity for U.S. Dealers, as you can imagine.

How much are the dealer delivery fees your dealers are charging?
 

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Hi centurion,


The Dealer I ordered through charged AUD 3,295 (inclusive of 10% G.S.T.).
I'm not sure if this is standard across all Australian Ford Dealers or consistent with what others are paying.
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It would be much more fair if all the dealers agreed to the same markup instead of having varying prices across the country.

Did you not see a markup that is above the MSRP when you put your deposit down?
 

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Hi Cosmonaut,

I've got a feeling, in Australia at least, most (if not all) Dealers may be charging MSRP and the Dealer Delivery Fees are fairly standard too? Unless someone corrects me of course.
Basically all media I read suggested the base price locally is AUD 50,990 + on road costs and that's certainly what my deposit is based on. There was no discussion or negotiation with the Dealer about about price. I knew the MSRP and that's what I expected to pay… hence my surprise regarding what I'm reading about on the Forum from around the globe.

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Also, for clarity, I should highlight that I didn't shop around at all (I didn't think there was any point because I - perhaps naively - thought there was a set price and that was it). So no, I didn't see any markup above the MSRP because I didn't go hunting.

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Also, for clarity, I should highlight that I didn't shop around at all (I didn't think there was any point because I - perhaps naively - thought there was a set price and that was it). So no, I didn't see any markup above the MSRP because I didn't go hunting.

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That's good, pricing probably fell around what you though was about right and nothing that raises a red flag. That sure beats all the running around some people have to do just to find something reasonable.
 
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