Originally Posted by bawlin
Dealer and I are $2k apart on that Carrera. He told me another dealer is interested in the car and if I can match their offer the car is mine. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and assume this is a negotiation tactic and there is no other dealer/second offer.
lots of good advice above. I guess the question becomes, do you love that car and the options/colors, and will you feel badly if someone else buys it? If not, then no worries keep searching and if they call you back great if not who cares...find/buy a different one.
However, if you love that car (colors and options), then maybe you want to find out what matching the other guy's offer is (I presume its less than the $2K). It may be a sales tactic, it may not be. Cars with interesting options and colors, in great condition, often sell faster than you would think, surprising would be buyers. We traded in our 5 year old manual transmission Boxster RS60 which had about 6,500 miles. It had lots of nice options. They had the car for a total of 17 days,and car sold within 10 days of being listed on their website. I bumped into the sales manager a few weeks later and said, I was surprised how quickly it sold. He said, it was funny, because they had a lot of people come in and look at it in the first few days they had the car. He said, they told would be buyers, "Its a really nice car and won't last." Most presumed it was just sales talk (and I can't blame them). However, after the car sold, then he said they got a calls back about the car from people who had looked at it and who were ready to negotiate, only to discover it sold. The manager told me, several people said, they thought the salespeople were joking or just using sales talk to sell the car. The manager said, it felt great to say, "No, it was a good car and when we said it would sell fast we were serious."
Wishing you luck with whatever you decide.