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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby mitch1980 » January 15th, 2021, 11:55 am

agent007 wrote:On the flip side, we must demand proper treatment from professionalism to customer service from these 7 authorized dealership entities.

When one purchases a new vehicle, please guys (I know you all watch this thread and probably contribute too), clean those vehicles properly before delivery.

Many sales people or dealership staff, have this habit of leaving the factory supplied floor mats in the trunk and instead place a plastic or a cardboardish type or brown paper material over the carpet which gets twisted up so much that muck and grime is spilt onto the carpet. Some don't put anything at all. On the day of delivery, the sales reps would cover up that mess by putting the factory supplied mats over the carpet, giving you the illusion that all is well under there. Even after a supposed vacuum, the carpet is always not properly cleaned.

Whoever details the vehicles before delivery generally do a piss poor job. Brand new vehicles, almost 99% of them require paint correction straight from the showroom floor. No wonder many vehicles go to get autocliniqued or karimkhaned upon delivery.

Now about that showroom floor thing, you would think your car is delivered in air conditioned comfort over some glassy looking porcelain tiles. Think again. Some deliveries are done on the yard, under an eve or a shed. Some just plain ridiculous and have your vehicle in the hot blazing sun or in rainy weather parked there in the open yard, subject to all climate elements, waiting for you to collect.

All brand new vehicles should be delivered within a section of the showroom where it can easily be driven out. The term "showroom vehicle" is derived from that experience duh! Some vehicles never see a showroom, it's from the port to bond and from bond to dealership's parking lot.

Then there's new vehicles with a bunch of stones stuck in the grips of the tyres. Like where have you all been? Did the drivers visit a sand pit down Claxton Bay before delivery?

Also, dirty undercarriages. Nothing turns me off to see a stink undercarriage in a vehicle about to be delivered. These drivers, where did they go? Rallying in a mud track in Gran Couva? Gosh man, clean the bloody thing cause we know dealership drivers will be flogging those new vehicles during hard rain for a set of road grime and slush to stick up all over. It's even more obvious when you purchase a vehicle that comes with the spare tyre mounted below the vehicle. Think pickups and vehicles such as Sorento and Prado etc. I can bet 100% guarantee that you will see stink muck under there when taking delivery because they gave it a quick wash. It have sprangers in POS who can wash cars better than some dealers and all they have is 1 bucket of water and 1 cloth.

Many owners overlook these things when taking delivery of a vehicle and its a shame that in this day and age, where vehicles are so expensive now, it's like taking out another mortgage. At least dealerships can go the extra mile and treat their inventory properly before it is delivered. After all, their healthy margins are getting better and our salaries are not. At least we deserve it, not so?

Invest in vehicle carriers like we see them in the US for example. It avoids new vehicles from getting stone chips and from getting dirty unnecessarily.

Just my $0.02



I fully agree
I know one dealer who caries all his vehicle form Port to Collection point via Tow truck

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby drchaos » January 16th, 2021, 10:05 pm

kamakazi wrote:Because an engine that is overbuilt (or under-stressed) generally lasts longer with fewer problems... But the manufacturer also did it with cost in mind
Gladiator wrote:So a questions for those that are knowledgeable on Audis

I asked the sales rep for a spec sheet on the 2020 A4. The car comes with a 2.0L Turbocharged engine. However it only makes 150HP.

Why would Audi have such a large displacement turbocharged engine doing so little HP? Especially while Mercedes doing 160HP from a 1.4L Turbocharged engine on their mid size sedans... did the sales rep make a mistake?


Another consideration is that these large companies work on manufacturing scale.
Cheaper to produce a 2.0 TFSI with 2 to 3 different tunes vs a 1.4, a 2.0 and a 2.4

otherwise their complexity increases

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby Gladiator » January 17th, 2021, 8:59 pm

drchaos wrote:
kamakazi wrote:Because an engine that is overbuilt (or under-stressed) generally lasts longer with fewer problems... But the manufacturer also did it with cost in mind
Gladiator wrote:So a questions for those that are knowledgeable on Audis

I asked the sales rep for a spec sheet on the 2020 A4. The car comes with a 2.0L Turbocharged engine. However it only makes 150HP.

Why would Audi have such a large displacement turbocharged engine doing so little HP? Especially while Mercedes doing 160HP from a 1.4L Turbocharged engine on their mid size sedans... did the sales rep make a mistake?


Another consideration is that these large companies work on manufacturing scale.
Cheaper to produce a 2.0 TFSI with 2 to 3 different tunes vs a 1.4, a 2.0 and a 2.4

otherwise their complexity increases


I suspected as much...

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby zando » January 18th, 2021, 8:26 pm

I don't think BMW's really had great headlights though, the lasers are prob better now but in terms of led and projector types hyundai did better than bmw.
Pirate wrote:Was doing some research on the Laser Lights, and found this review. They compared it to the Matrix Led in the Skoda vs the Laser in the BMW and the matrix Led covered both a wider area and was overall brighter. I suspect the Audi matrix system will have more individual leds than the skoda (only 16). The S Class Benz headlights has 84 Leds!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iElE9_RFDGA
Around 11 mins in has the results.

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby Monk BANzai » January 19th, 2021, 12:45 am

Question. Is there a local dealer for MG now?

Seeing this ad pon the IG....
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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby scotty_buttons » January 19th, 2021, 1:12 am

Monk BANzai wrote:Question. Is there a local dealer for MG now?

Seeing this ad pon the IG....
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Ditto. Literally just saw this pop up as well.

My money’s on MG man

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Postby MG Man » January 19th, 2021, 6:31 am

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby limegreen » January 19th, 2021, 9:54 am

zando wrote:I don't think BMW's really had great headlights though, the lasers are prob better now but in terms of led and projector types hyundai did better than bmw.
Pirate wrote:Was doing some research on the Laser Lights, and found this review. They compared it to the Matrix Led in the Skoda vs the Laser in the BMW and the matrix Led covered both a wider area and was overall brighter. I suspect the Audi matrix system will have more individual leds than the skoda (only 16). The S Class Benz headlights has 84 Leds!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iElE9_RFDGA
Around 11 mins in has the results.



Unfortunately there’s a lot of things that BMW’s have or do that aren’t great.

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby aaron17 » January 22nd, 2021, 8:16 am

Dizzy28 wrote:(Sub)compact crossovers Kias for almost $300k??.............man the business case to keep your current ride getting better.
Even an aqua is expensive.

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby Gladiator » January 23rd, 2021, 9:45 am

Did Toyota stop bringing the RAV4... looking at their website and they have removed it from their lineup

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby drchaos » January 24th, 2021, 11:18 pm

Gladiator wrote:Did Toyota stop bringing the RAV4... looking at their website and they have removed it from their lineup


probably sold out for the next quarter.

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby Capleton » January 25th, 2021, 8:49 am

drchaos wrote:
Gladiator wrote:Did Toyota stop bringing the RAV4... looking at their website and they have removed it from their lineup


probably sold out for the next quarter.


Nah they have. Spoke to a rep last week and I mentioned the same thing to him.

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Postby aaron17 » January 27th, 2021, 3:18 am

Well look thing...they say they gonna bring the corolla cross.

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby Dizzy28 » January 27th, 2021, 8:58 am

aaron17 wrote:Well look thing...they say they gonna bring the corolla cross.


So in typical TTTL fashion we can look forward to an overpriced under featured vehicle in the future??

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby carluva » January 27th, 2021, 3:28 pm

Yup... Don't forget the "it holds resale value" marketing line. That alone justifies the price tag.

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Postby rebound » January 27th, 2021, 6:01 pm

carluva wrote:Yup... Don't forget the "it holds resale value" marketing line. That alone justifies the price tag.
Well it actually does...

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby shake d livin wake d dead » January 29th, 2021, 5:18 am

aaron17 wrote:Well look thing...they say they gonna bring the corolla cross.


Been following the assembly of this thing. First in thailand and they recently got approval to begin assembly in South Africa. Scratches head

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby SLVR1 » February 1st, 2021, 10:43 pm

Saw this is now available locally Mazda CX30 -
Core: $288,000
Core+: $306,000
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Postby aaron17 » February 2nd, 2021, 9:54 am

And yaris cross hybrid is 280,000

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby Wolfgang123 » February 3rd, 2021, 8:12 pm

Good evening, does Massy bring in the single cab nissan np300? If so whats the price and does it come automatic

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby Dave » February 3rd, 2021, 8:46 pm

Yup I have seen single cab units. Very few and far apart.

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby Capleton » February 5th, 2021, 8:40 am

Wolfgang123 wrote:Good evening, does Massy bring in the single cab nissan np300? If so whats the price and does it come automatic


not sure of the price, but it would be be cheapest model in the NP300 range. It does not come with an automatic tranny, only manual.

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby randolphinshan » February 5th, 2021, 10:57 am

SLVR1 wrote:Saw this is now available locally Mazda CX30 -
Core: $288,000
Core+: $306,000
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Find the prices kinda high. Where Agent to review this ?

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby Capleton » February 5th, 2021, 2:20 pm

randolphinshan wrote:
SLVR1 wrote:Saw this is now available locally Mazda CX30 -
Core: $288,000
Core+: $306,000
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Find the prices kinda high. Where Agent to review this ?


Looks to be a solid B segment SUV, but the prices would be higher due to the engine size (2.0L). Another 2.0L B segment SUV on the market is the Qashqai, and this is priced in line with the Qashqai. The 2.0L B segment SUV is a dying breed!

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Postby SLVR1 » February 6th, 2021, 9:22 am

^^For a little more, I'd go with the CX-5 base. If I wanted to save, the CX-3. The CX-30 gives little value imo based on pricing.
On another note, I noticed that Classic Motors has removed the FIT and Civic Type-R from their listing. Also introduced is the face-lifted 2021 CR-V

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby acmilan11 » February 7th, 2021, 9:56 pm

Called toyota this week about the rav4 prices, hybrid model was $735k, the other two non hybrid models were $395k fabric and leather being $435k. Prices just too way imo.

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby carluva » February 7th, 2021, 10:23 pm

What the hell.

What's so special about a hybrid that it's so expensive. Contrary to that pricing, shouldn't a hybrid be more competitively priced?

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby Gladiator » February 7th, 2021, 10:59 pm

acmilan11 wrote:Called toyota this week about the rav4 prices, hybrid model was $735k, the other two non hybrid models were $395k fabric and leather being $435k. Prices just too way imo.


Toyota and their overpricing again...

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby drchaos » February 8th, 2021, 12:18 am

Hybrid RAV4 is a 2.5 liter engine which means increased taxes.

Also If a car company orders 1 RAV4 per month their pricing from Toyota is significantly higher than if they order 30. They get volume pricing that wont apply to the hybrid model since they order and sell very few of those.

You may also say that Toyota here is owned by toyota but they still follow the same rules of a retailer of toyota products. Toyota in trinidad orders from the regional distributor who purchases from the manufacturer and they are all owned by the same company.

Toyotas prices are hot ... But consumer demand is what is propping up those prices, The last year for dealerships have been amazing since the last budget has spooked people into buying vehicles before possible price rises.

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » February 8th, 2021, 8:43 pm

Had a chance to get some photos of the all new 2021 Hyundai Elantra at Massy Motors San Fernando before the official launch.
The seventh generation Elantra comes fully loaded for TT$265,000.

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