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.
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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
May 24, 1998
All sport-utility vehicles are not created equal, and the 1998 MitsubishiMontero serves as proof. Styling is World War II-ish. Some TLC and a freshidea or two is sadly needed from the design staff. Montero is also
a tad plump (you feel it in the wheel, especially when youturn) and a weight loss would help the 16-m.p.g. city/19-m.p.g. highwaymileage rating with the standard 3.5-liter, 200-h.p. 24-valve V-6 teamed with4-speed automatic. On the plus side, you
get four-wheel-drive for the Snow Belt, seating forseven and a swing-open rear cargo door with spare tire attached that makes iteasier to load/unload groceries or luggage or kids. Base price: $33,530, but the vehicle tested added $2,787 for a
luxurypackage with premium sound system, stereo and cassette, leather seats, powersunroof and power driver's seat; $2,439 for a value package with floor mats,cargo net, roof rack, CD changer, woodgrain accents, keyless entry, spare-tirecover and wheel
locks; $1,110 for a premium package with adjustable shocks andchrome-plated alloy wheels; $774 for a cold-weather package with heatedseats/mirrors, headlamp washers and locking rear differential. Add $445 forfreight. Grand total--a lot of money.