What is the price of a 300?
I went to a dealer today to look at a new 2017 Rebel 300 that they had listed on their site for $3,644, a $750 discount off of the MSRP of $4,399. They had four of them actually, just as shown on their site. Anyhow, when I get to the dealer, they have the bikes, but with a price of $6,199. I ask about it, and they say that is just the list, not the actual price, and I also ask about the prices on their site and they say those are before other charges, and the final price is something like $5,200.
At this point, I leave. It was nice to actually sit on the bikes, but the prices were so far off from their advertised prices that I figure I would do more research. I have bought many cars before, but this is the first time buying a new bike.
My question is this - what price should I expect to pay at a dealer for a 2018 Rebel 300? According to Honda's site the MSRP is $4,449 + $330 destination charge. Plus a $300 rebate (in the form of a visa debit card). I understand there are dealer charges, but $1,500 of them? I've bought many cars but this is the first time buying a new bike. The bikes I have owned before (a long time ago) I bought used.