I did not go the VIP pricing route but got that level of pricing through my broker who had zero extras that you listed above.Yep, I did the same immediate $500 donation with the ASPCA. The process from the donation time to the VIP email in my inbox was 3 hours. I was impressed with the quick response from both organizations. We decided on a Touring model and provided the dealer with the options we wanted. The no negotiating part is nice as the price of the vehicle came in at invoice minus 2%.
The problem here in Florida is that almost every dealer charges a "dealer fee", which they have various names for, and unfortunately, this fee is legal if a dealer chooses to have one. This is mostly, if not all, profit and in my instance is an additional $799.50. Don't get me wrong, I understand the dealer needs to make a profit, and I was willing to let them have it. But it isn't like they aren't already getting money from Subaru via holdback and floor plan money, which, FYI, works out to a little over $1100 on a Touring model. So, by my estimate, if I did approved that, they were going to make almost $2000 on the sale. Which I think would be a nice profit on a new car.
However, there are more costs this dealer has added to pad their profit margin like, electronic filing fee $179.00; document stamps fee $166.00; new license/tags/registration fee $389.00 (I looked this up on DMV and it's only $304.25 at the max). Then they broke out separate line items that are part of the $304.25 registration fees for Florida, like the lien fee $2.00 and the lemon law fee $2.00. Finally, two other fees that Florida requires and are required are a tire fee $5.00 ($1.00 per tire), battery fee $1.50. Then the big one here, 6% tax rate. By the time it was all said and done, the final price (prior to down payment) was $300 more than the MSRP.
So, even though I got the VIP price, when I add up all there is $1233 of dealer profit on top of the money Subaru pays them to sell it. Probably not going to go with this dealer.
The only additional costs above "price" were sales tax, registration and delivery. That is it. No prep, no this and that. The price was much lower than other brokers and dealers. All special ordered the way I wanted for my 2019 Limited.