I don't know why car prices in my place is like this, quite expensive compared to others. Taxes and other fees are perhaps the culprit.
I think OVT said that the diesel variant is not available in the US market.
You're correct, no diesel in the US. Look how long it took Audi's Q5 TDI to get here... It frustrates us to no end, but oh well. EVs are really going to be big here in 5-7 years anyway. I expect that this will be my last car powered by petro-based fuels. (That's another reason I wanted to get an MT.)
Bite me.. just the nicest car I have ever had and am happy to have it.. moderator please remove me from your site.. I run across jerks every day at work and am sick of the ones that hide behind screens. Everyone enjoy your ride and peace to you and your families.. thought there might be a little comradery here but I was mistaken.. sorry for being a ignorant newbie
If you paid $23-25K for the nicest car you ever had, that is definitely good. BTW there is plenty of cameraderie here, I think it's just that your post fell in the gaps between a few different topics and it wasn't clear what you were trying to get across about why you were happy with your car/deal. Now you have answered that, so it's all good.
Back to my aside, I would really like to have different threads about price paid for each new model year. e.g. "2019 MY Prices Paid" when those start selling. AND provide instructions to include final vehicle price after incentives, then separately TTL/fees, and any trade credits/OTD as relevant, and also the dealer name if the OP chooses.
This helps shoppers figure out where the best deals are being had, without having to reverse calculate all the tax/fees bits and pieces based on nebulous assumptions or guesses. If we can win over more shoppers, they become buyers, and we get more forum members. It also helps us track where the prices are going for previous M.Y. cars, as the years go by. Other forums did this early on, and they became huge in large part, I believe, because of it.