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Hi all, I am just about to seal the deal on a new 2010 A3 TDI. Unfortunately I don't live in the same city as the dealership so I have had to make the deal over the phone and by email. They finally sent me the sales agreement and I noticed some different fees which I have not seen with past purchases on Toyota vehicles. The first fee is the $395.00 "Documentation Fee." Second is a $499.00 "National Security Fee." Are these fees legit, as I have never seen them applied to past purchases? Thanks
 

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I think I have found the answer I am looking for. The documetation fee was probably just built into the price of the Toyota purchases. The $499.00 National Security Program Fee is for the Gloabi Insurance. From what I have read, this is not a mandatory fee and should not have been placed on the purchase agreement without my consent. I have no interest in paying for extra coverage when I am already paying for extra coverage with my insurance carrier. I have passed along an email to the salesperson to have it taken off, not sure what sort of a fight they are going to put up...
 

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The documentation fee is pretty big too. Basically it's their fee to cover the cost of registering the car with the DMV and other fillings. While it's not mandatory, it's a very common fee to be added, but anything over $100 is pushing it! In California, it's capped by law to $55.

Here is some good info on fees: http://www.edmunds.com/advice/buying/articles/117494/article.html

Good luck!
 

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I think I have found the answer I am looking for. The documetation fee was probably just built into the price of the Toyota purchases. The $499.00 National Security Program Fee is for the Gloabi Insurance. From what I have read, this is not a mandatory fee and should not have been placed on the purchase agreement without my consent. I have no interest in paying for extra coverage when I am already paying for extra coverage with my insurance carrier. I have passed along an email to the salesperson to have it taken off, not sure what sort of a fight they are going to put up...
Admin fee is anywhere from 200-499$
Gloabi etching is 499$ is mandatory, you have no choice, they say all their cars come with it. i'm in the same boat, had to pay this amount and my admin fee was 250$.
 
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