Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
This price range reflects the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value for all trim levels, but not necessarily all available options.
The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
Best Bets get above-average mpg, class-average or better reliability, class-average or better crash-test ratings, and our recommendation.
By Jim Mateja
August 8, 1993
That's Vigor as in vim and . . . Stupid name, though we admit it is appropriate. The 2.5-liter, 176-h.p., 20-valve, 5-cylinder engine is energetic yet rated at 20 m.p.g. city/27 m.p.g.highway. And while the odd-number 5 cylinders usually means the
activity underthe hood can be noisy, the Vigor's 2.5 is rather quiet. Vigor is a performance sedan with sports-car appeal. There's ample room andcomfort and a healthy serving of performance. The suspension system allows foraggressive maneuvering
without lots of body swing or sway. Vigor has been a victim of circumstance. Sales have not done well largely because the rising value of the yen has put the base price at a hefty $27,250 to which you have to add $385 in freight. Our test car
also came with the standard 5-speed manual transmission that'sout of place in a sedan that tickles $30,000. Standard equipment includes 15-inch, all-season tires that hold the road exceptionally well and complement the four-wheel, double-wishbone
suspension with front and rear stabilizer bars and speed-sensitive power steering; power brakes with antilock, power windows and door locks, dual, body-color power mirrors, air conditioning, cruise control, AM/FM stereo with power antenna, dual air bags,
power moonroof with sliding shade, power driver seat, rear defroster, side window defogger, carpeting, leather-trimmed seats and door panels, leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel, wood-trimmed dash and door panels, passenger-side illuminated vanity mirror,
digital clock and remote trunk and fuel filler door release.