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post #1 of 85 (permalink) Old 02-07-2009, 04:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone have a contact they can recommend? I'm thinking about a new purchase today and would like to know who to deal with.
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What u looking to purchase. Im sure there is at least a dozen better dealers for that bike somewhere in the chicagoland area. With the shit they have tried to pull on me, and i have seen them pull on others i as well as a huge percentage of buyers have written that place off.
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yesterday at the show they were advertising a 2009 848 for $2500 or $3500 off sticker. the guy at mcc said he doesn't need to sell an 848 under sticker. i'm going to look at a used bike this morning, if i don't like it, i'm just looking for a good deal.
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yesterday at the show they were advertising a 2009 848 for $2500 or $3500 off sticker. the guy at mcc said he doesn't need to sell an 848 under sticker. i'm going to look at a used bike this morning, if i don't like it, i'm just looking for a good deal.
Hard to belive that an 848 can be 3500.00 off list . I dont think bikes have that much room to work with. Keep us posted , very interesting . Good luck.

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I agree, 3.5k off one of Ducatis best bikes seems way low. I know MCC is offering 4.9 financing on Ducati and Triumph. I can't see $3500 in dealer markup, that is an unreal price. I wonder where CC is making it up at. FWIW, MCC is an excellent dealer. I bought my last three bikes from them.

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Sure 2500 off sticker, with a 3500 doc fee, 1000 setup fee, 2000 delivery fee, 1500 life insurance policy, and a 500 air in tires fee.

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Do you have CC offer in writing? What is the OTD price?
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Do you have CC offer in writing? What is the OTD price?
HA HA, never happen. I will bet money you wouldn't get that 848 out the dood for less than MSRP + tax and that would be a steal from CCC. Heed the warnings here, don't waste your time at CCC. I'm so sick of shady chicago motorcycle dealerships, someone would make a killing in the city if they opened a shop where 1. people were nice 2. prices were fixed and reasonable.
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I call BS. They're just trying to get you in the door.
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RyanR6, we aren't trying to be dicks, we have seen it before from CCC. Everyone is hot to ride and the 848 is a stunning machine, to say the least. I don't want you to hate your bike because CCC fucked you over.
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I got my gixxer from them, They were one of the last dealers to have the color i wanted. They tried to pull the same thing on me with fees and such, took me over 4hours to get everything done. Like everyone else has said, it means nothing until they put it on paper.
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I dealt with CCC for my last bike purchase. I don't think I got raped (compared to what others paid for the same bike). I only negotiated OTD prices. The final OTD price was a good 3200$ lower than their initial OTD price. Know what you want, know what is reasonable, and let them figure out how to screw the numbers to get the OTD price you want. If they won't deal, simply walk.

I probably could of saved a few hundred, but the convience of not having to drive far, and the hassle of not having to try to sell an old very high mileage bike were big selling points too.

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thanks for the responses. i've heard all the horror stories about ccc. i'll probably be picking up the used bike i looked at this morning. i appreciate the responses. i was considering a leftover '08 600, but the 848 price last night got me thinking. if i do get a little more serious about a duc, i'll call mcc or corse. thanks.
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thanks for the responses. i've heard all the horror stories about ccc. i'll probably be picking up the used bike i looked at this morning. i appreciate the responses. i was considering a leftover '08 600, but the 848 price last night got me thinking. if i do get a little more serious about a duc, i'll call mcc or corse. thanks.
Don't forget that Ducati maintenance is higher. With a Jap 600, all you have to do is change the oil and ride. With a Ducati you will have to worry about more maintenance and Ducati parts and labor are more expensive.

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In motorcycle terms, that's like taking your Ducati to a dealer for service, and they hand you back a 1979 backfiring Honda 400 Hawk.. because after all, a bike is a bike.
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But can a jap bike really compare to a ducati....?
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Don't forget that Ducati maintenance is higher. With a Jap 600, all you have to do is change the oil and ride. With a Ducati you will have to worry about more maintenance and Ducati parts and labor are more expensive.
First service at 600 miles and a valve clearance inspection at 7500 and 15000 miles. How is that more expensive than a "Jap" bike?
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yesterday at the show they were advertising a 2009 848 for $2500 or $3500 off sticker. the guy at mcc said he doesn't need to sell an 848 under sticker. i'm going to look at a used bike this morning, if i don't like it, i'm just looking for a good deal.
I bet that would be the DUC that was wheeled by the sales men showing off for a buyer who crashed it

Who was the witness to that one on here

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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First service at 600 miles and a valve clearance inspection at 7500 and 15000 miles. How is that more expensive than a "Jap" bike?
Ducati parts are more expensive than Japanese bikes. When I was in the process of buying another bike, I considered the 748 but all the Duc owners on here told me that the maintenance would be more expensive than a Jap bike.

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My last bike was a '00 Ducati 996. Beyond awesome handling, ample power, and an absolute torture rack to ride. And I loved every minute of it. I have not ridden the new bikes, but have been told the egros are better. Tony, you had a 848 on loan. How does it compare to the 748/916 as far as comfort?
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