Last month we touched upon the common practice of price gouging that some dealerships partake in, hoping someone would be willing to pay a premium for the chance to own a Civic Type R before others can get their hands on one.
So far we’ve seen prices range from $44,000 to a staggering $60,000 and now CarAndDriver has taken it upon themselves to find out what the average markup up is in certain States and if price gouging really is that prevalent across Toyota dealership.
A stock Civic Type R will set the average buyer back a good $33,900 and those who opt for all fourteen dealer accessories should see a fair price tag of $37,201 with destination. Some may question if finding one at MSRP is possible right now, but the possibility is not as farfetched as some may believe. Out of the 169 Type Rs listed on CarGurus, less than 20 of them were advertised with inflated prices.
Of those 20 hot hatches, one of them is being sold by a dealership in Ashland, Wisconsin for $39,775. Then there are dealerships who are trying to sell their stock in the mid to high $40,000s and they can be found in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Newburgh, New York; Gainesville, Georgia; McMinnville, Oregon; Glen Burnie, Maryland; and a handful of other cities nationwide in places as diverse as Hawaii, New Jersey, New Mexico, and North Carolina.
Sitting at the top is a dealership in Marysville, Washington, where the price has been inflated to a whopping $50,125.
Aside from a few dealerships, the majority seems to be adhering to the manufacturer's suggested retail price.