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.
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By Jim Mateja
September 3, 1995
The 1995 Buick Park Avenue Ultra is a roomy, comfortable package with all the amenities, plus dual air bags and ABS standard, traction control an option-though it should be standard for thefew pennies it adds to Buick's cost. The 3.8-liter, 225-h.p., V-6
engine issupercharged to provide all the power you need to merge or climb that hill.Very pleasant suspension with road-gripping, 16-inch tires. Nice to have the fuel-filler door and trunk-lid openers on the dash. Nicetouches: Automatic door locks;
dual cupholders in rear-seat, fold-down, centerarmrest; vanity mirrors that fold from rear roof; massive trunk;driver/passenger air/heat controls. Shortcoming: Styling left over from Billy Durant era-chrome bodysidemoldings, chrome door handles that
extend from body like they did when Ike wasPresident. And does the name need to be that long? Base price: $33,084.