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Arapahoe KIA called me last week and informed me that my car is arrived already. They told me it could takes 21 days to process the paperwork.I haven’t gotten anything yet and they didn’t say anything about the transport. They quoted me $1400 last time and I could use my own transport if my transport come first but I still have to pay $1400 and they will give me a refund if my own transport come first. But if their transport come first, I will have to use theirs and I don’t know if I cancel my own transport at that time. Arapahoe KIA will charge $700 on top of MSRP for their Standard dealer handling fee. I think CO has this law.

Also, if you are planning to financing, they don’t allow outside financing.
Sorry to derail this conversation, but when did you place your order?
 

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Arapahoe KIA called me last week and informed me that my car is arrived already. They told me it could takes 21 days. Arapahoe KIA will charge $700 on top of MSRP for their Standard dealer handling fee. I think CO has this law.

Also, if you are planning to financing, they don’t allow outside financing.
Yea, they told it would take up to 21 days for a notary service or whatever to complete the paperwork. But I almost feel like thats super exaggerated. I've bought a Lexus from Colorado before, and the notary service to sign paperwork took like 2 days. The notary overnight the paperwork to them. I told them I'm planning on financing through my credit union. The credit union is going to cut them a cashier check for the purchase. They haven't told me I couldn't so far, so who knows. I must say, email communication with them has been very slow and inconsistent which is so annoying.
 

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Yea, they told it would take up to 21 days for a notary service or whatever to complete the paperwork. But I almost feel like thats super exaggerated. I've bought a Lexus from Colorado before, and the notary service to sign paperwork took like 2 days. The notary overnight the paperwork to them. I told them I'm planning on financing through my credit union. The credit union is going to cut them a cashier check for the purchase. They haven't told me I couldn't so far, so who knows. I must say, email communication with them has been very slow and inconsistent which is so annoying.
Yes, I agree with you the communication has been very slow. They supposed to send me window sticker last week but I haven’t received anything yet. I called them twice to follow up but still nothing. I also submitted financing application but no one has contacted me yet. I believe if you could send them the cashier check, they will accept it. Are you able to share with me the credit union that you’ll plan to get financing with? My credit union isn’t able to finance out of state purchase. It has to be registered in CA. Worse case scenario, I will refinance with my credit union once I have completed the registration in CA.
 

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Yes, I agree with you the communication has been very slow. They supposed to send me window sticker last week but I haven’t received anything yet. I called them twice to follow up but still nothing. I also submitted financing application but no one has contacted me yet. I believe if you could send them the cashier check, they will accept it. Are you able to share with me the credit union that you’ll plan to get financing with? My credit union isn’t able to finance out of state purchase. It has to be registered in CA. Worse case scenario, I will refinance with my credit union once I have completed the registration in CA.
I guess I spoke to soon, they just emailed me and asked to clarify if the cashiers check from my credit union will be backed by a loan or a lien. So most likely theyre going to not allow me to finance with my credit union. My credit union is School's First. I will just refinance if anything. Just so annoying how theyre being right now with everything.
 

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I guess I spoke to soon, they just emailed me and asked to clarify if the cashiers check from my credit union will be backed by a loan or a lien. So most likely theyre going to not allow me to finance with my credit union. My credit union is School's First. I will just refinance if anything. Just so annoying how theyre being right now with everything.
I know right? It could takes up to couple of weeks to get the car here in CA and complete the registration. By then, I will need to resubmit my application for refinance since most likely the prequal only good for 30 days :(
They aren’t helpful like when I placed my order. Maybe they are too busy now. I called my sales associate to send me some pictures of my car but I haven’t received anything yet and it’s been 4 days.
 

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I know right? It could takes up to couple of weeks to get the car here in CA and complete the registration. By then, I will need to resubmit my application for refinance since most likely the prequal only good for 30 days :(
They aren’t helpful like when I placed my order. Maybe they are too busy now. I called my sales associate to send me some pictures of my car but I haven’t received anything yet and it’s been 4 days.
Yup, they know they have leverage and us by the balls. Literally could demand anything and we would just have to follow through because we don't want to lose out on the car.
 

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Just found out my order I put in last week has been kicked out. Apparently they have closed the 8 passenger SX prestige ordering. With no indication as to why or when it will open again.
Did you order at Arapahoe KIA? I think I got 7 seaters as well even though I did request to change it to 8 seats. At this point, I’ll just take whatever available since I don’t know how long does it take to wait for the 8 seats.
 

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Arapahoe KIA called me last week and informed me that my car is arrived already. They told me it could takes 21 days to process the paperwork.I haven’t gotten anything yet and they didn’t say anything about the transport. They quoted me $1400 last time and I could use my own transport if my transport come first but I still have to pay $1400 and they will give me a refund if my own transport come first. But if their transport come first, I will have to use theirs and I don’t know if I cancel my own transport at that time. Arapahoe KIA will charge $700 on top of MSRP for their Standard dealer handling fee. I think CO has this law.

Also, if you are planning to financing, they don’t allow outside financing.
Hey bud, did you ever receive your car? Mine was estimated to arrive on Aug 19, but it looks like it didn't and I'm not getting any updates from the dealer.
 

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They let me know that the transport company picked up the car today. It took more than 3 weeks to process everything. Did you order SX? I saw they have 2 SXs on their website.
Got the call, they got the car at the dealership. Gonna start the paperwork process. Did you refinance your loan yet? They quoted me over 6% for 72months. Crazyyy.
 

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They collected the estimated sales tax and then sent the tax check along with the other paperwork via FedEx to our local DMV (tell Arapahoe which DMV location you want to use). Arapahoe has a title department that will process it about a week after you take ownership of the car. Make sure you ask them for the tracking number so you’ll know when your DMV receives it (having the tracking number also helps if the DMV claims they can’t find it).

Once it arrived at our DMV, I went there to complete the registration process, pay the registration fee, and have the car inspected (a California requirement for out of state vehicles).

FYI, even though your car is new, you’ll also need to get it smogged and bring the smog certificate. I found a deal on Groupon for my local smog shop and got it done for $35 + $8 certificate fee.

After we paid the registration, had the inspection, and filed all the paperwork, the DMV rep gave us our new plates and registration on the spot.
Hi Todd

Arapahoe KIA told me the shipping company picked up my car but no one has communicated with me when the car will arrive. Did the shipping company or Arapahoe KIA tell you when the car would be delivered? Thank you
 

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I looked at the window sticker for the SX on their website. The color are white and panthera metal. Hopefully one of them is your car.
When you did your financing paperwork with Arapahoe, was there any stipulations regarding the loan? Like are you required to keep the loan for a certain amount of time, or is there an early payoff fine? The 6% interest rate is absolutely ridiculous and I want to refinance it with my credit union as soon as I get the car in hand.
 

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When you did your financing paperwork with Arapahoe, was there any stipulations regarding the loan? Like are you required to keep the loan for a certain amount of time, or is there an early payoff fine? The 6% interest rate is absolutely ridiculous and I want to refinance it with my credit union as soon as I get the car in hand.
I had a very high interest rate as well. It’s 6.5% and my credit score is above 800. There’s no requirement to keep the loan for certain period of time. I told the finance department that I will refinance right away since the interest rate is pretty high. I’ll refinance with my credit union as soon as I completed the registration in CA.

They told me the transport company picked up my car but no one told me when it will arrive.

At least they process your finances pretty quick. I have to wait for a week before they started the process.
 
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