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Q: Texas auto dealers fees ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Texas auto dealers fees
Category: Business and Money > Accounting
Asked by: newcar-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 31 Jul 2002 05:08 PDT
Expires: 30 Aug 2002 05:08 PDT
Question ID: 47364
I am purchasing a used car and want to know exactly what fees the
dealer will add on to the purchase price to my car?  By law, what can
he charge in Texas?
Subject: Re: Texas auto dealers fees
Answered By: wengland-ga on 31 Jul 2002 09:11 PDT

By law, the dealer can charge $50 for documentation.  They can also
charge anything they like for advertising, prep, 'rustproofing',
'undercoating', etc.  Those are negotiable.  The $50 documentation fee
most likely will not be negotiable.

State law in Texas restricts dealers to a $50 documentation fee for
filing tax, title and registration forms. The rest of the money in a
prep fee likely covers dealership overhead and adds profit.

Additionally, title and registration fees, as well as taxes will be
added onto the cost of the car.  Titles cost $13.  Taxes are 6.25% of
the purchase price.  Registration fees vary; The cost for cars made in
1994 or earlier is $41.80; for cars made in 1995- 1997 it is $51.80;
and for cars made in 1998 or later it is $59.80.  These numbers may
have changed since the article was published.

Information from the Houston Chronicle, October 29, 2000, "Here's way
to play the car-wars game" by Shannon Buggs

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