Are employee discounts stackable on top of dealer discounts?

chrysler
alfa-romeo
dealer

#1

I’m trying to figure out if employee discounts can be stacked on top of the dealer discount for an even better deal. With my Chrysler employee discount I’m eligible for 5% below invoice.

For example, say a dealer is offering a selling price of $42,000 on a $50,000 msrp.
My employee price would be $47,000 on that car with no negotiation. Shouldn’t I be able to take the $3,000 employee discount and stack that on top of the $8,000 dealer discount that everyone else would get since its not factored in. They’re telling me it can’t be done, but just want to know for sure before I negotiate any further.


#2

That’s not how it works. You get a flat 5% below invoice. What you’re proposing would be more. That blows up the rules of the discount.

That said, a dealer can sell a car at any price he wants, so they MAY go lower if they’re looking to hit a number, but are under no obligation to do so.


#3

Ok thanks, that clears it up a bit!

Do manufacturers give dealers compensation on the back end when you use an employee discount? Or are they just making less money off the bat with your EP. I thought it was the same concept as a manufacturer rebate, where its money coming from the manufacturer and isn’t a dealer contribution.