Our Doc Fee is $379.00. This is non-negotiable (please, do not ask). The fee is charged for several reasons:
1) There are legitimate expenses associated with your vehicle purchase. Pretty much all dealers charge these fees to offset theses expenses. Some big stores are charging up to $850 in fees and we cannot simply offer the car at a lower price while not recovering any of the expenses we incurr prior to the vehicle sale.
2) The auction where your car likely came from is charging us a Buy Fee. The average Manheim Auction buy fee on a $50,000 car is $850. Dealers pay Doc Fees too.
2) We also have to transport the vehicle from the auction which on average cost $400. If the car came from California, the shipping can get up to $800 or more.
3) There are also expenses with car preparation, detailing and advertising. We also process your plates and FedEx you the plates and/or registration from DMV.