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So how would you recommend working out a price with a dealer who has an old model...let's say a 2009 Wee that is new.

On Suzuki's website a 2009 ABS Wee is $8000 and a 2011 is $8100. Obviously they are both new bikes, but the moment you drive off the lot, you take a big hit on depreciation for the 2009.

Any advice is appreciated.

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Try an find a good low mile 2009 for sale then work out what you want to pay for a new one based on that price.
 

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So how would you recommend working out a price with a dealer who has an old model...let's say a 2009 Wee that is new.

On Suzuki's website a 2009 ABS Wee is $8000 and a 2011 is $8100. Obviously they are both new bikes, but the moment you drive off the lot, you take a big hit on depreciation for the 2009.

Any advice is appreciated.

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You take the depreciation on the 2011 too. If the bikes are the same then there's no real diffference except resale value may suffer on the 09 becuase people think it's older. IF the proces are that clsoe I'd get the 2011 just so I can tell my buddies I hav a 2011. :beatnik:
 

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Another consideration is if the bike was fully prepped/ run back in 2009 it may have had some gas put in it. You might want to look inside the tank with a good flashlight. Take a look at all the nuts and bolts for any signs of rust as a negotiating tool. The tires are 3 maybe even 4 years old at this point so even though they have not been used they have aged.
 

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I bought a new, zero miles 2009 wee from a dealer in Ashland,KY for $6200 out the door. I drove over there and hauled it home. Had to pay Indiana another 1% sales tax difference (Bastages!) That was the best deal I could find.:fineprint:
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Suzukicycles.com even shows some flat black 2008 650A warehouse queens priced at $7199...still too high. A coupl'a months ago American Suzuki was offering $1000 off on the 2009. That deal is over...or is it? Try asking a dealer that does not have a (gray only) 2009 in stock what price he'd require to get one for you from the warehouse.
 

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With the "NEW" model coming out in Europe on the eleventh, dealers may be even more willing to deal----if and when it comes over here.
 

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warehouse

From what I've heard this is no warehouse with out of date bikes in it. Some dealers have previous years bikes that are unsold. Obviously quite a few dealers have them for Suzuki to be offering reduced prices on them. It all depends on the dealer, they are separately owned.

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