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#42 of 2512 1999 Venture Cash Incentive
Oct 16, 1998 (9:14 pm)
If you're in the market for a 99 Venture, I've got good news. As of 1:00pm EDT today, Chevrolet is offering $1000 cash back on 99 Ventures. I called the salesman I've dealing with the past week, and he told me the good news.
We're still working out the final details, but I think I'm getting a pretty good deal. Now if I could just settle with the Insurance company of the idiot that totalled our Grand Caravan I'll complete the deal.
I'll post again when the deal is final.
Oct 27, 1998 (6:26 pm)
Where did you find out that Checy was giving $1000 cash rebates on 1999 Chevy Ventures? I will be buying this, or a Pontiac Montana before year end and was wondering for how long these rebates would be offered.
Hope to hear from you,
Oct 27, 1998 (8:15 pm)
GM is now offering a $1,000 CASH REBATE for ALL
their 1999 minivans (Silhouette, Montana & Venture) good up to 12/31/98. I got this info
from my dealer since I am trying to buy a 1999
Olds Silhouette. I then sent an e-mail to the
Olds website and received confirmation regarding
this. Hope this helps!!!
#46 of 2512 Purchased 99 Venture
Oct 29, 1998 (3:42 pm)
I finally purchased the 99 Venture that I had been looking at. The $1000 incentive made it much easier. I see forest2 already answered VentureMan's question for me.
I ended up with a 99 LS in Dark Teal Metallic. It had every option that comes standard with the LT, the 8-passenger seating, and the self-sealing tires (wife's request). Why they just didn't call it an LT I couldn't tell you. We paid $100 over invoice, not including the dealer holdback. With the 1k cash back, I thought it was a great deal.
I've had to return to replace a defective battery already, and I hope that is the last problem I will encounter. Wish me luck!!
Oct 29, 1998 (6:12 pm)
Enjoy your new Venture! Take time to understand the reduced maintenance schedule. Many things we once did to keep a car nice aren't required with the GM Minivans (sealed tranny, permanent coolant, super-duty drive belt, etc.).
Oct 30, 1998 (6:29 pm)
Safty IS important.
But lets keep it in perspective. The chances of a minivan driver getting into a real bad accident is next to zero; for injury rates, see href="http://www.carsafety.org/ictl7.htm"
For death rates, see href="http://www.carsafety.org/ddr7.htm".
There are so many features and considerations that each of us must consider before making a significant purchase ( close to $30k after taxes).
To eliminate a choice simply on the basis of one
crash test --that is least likely to happen to a
minivan driver-- is paranoid. And the injuries
from a frontal crash will only pertain to adults
(children should not ride in the front seat).
All Volvo owners I have met are safty paranoid.
They are willing to settle for a smaller and more
expensive (and in my opinion, ugly) vehicle with
great safty engineered into them. But death rates
for Volvos are not any better the the GM minivans
So Volvo is one of the most safe cars on the road
and yet its injury and deaths are no better than
Buy a minvan because it meets your needs and
likes, and not because of false hysteria.
Best of luck,
#49 of 2512 melis
Oct 30, 1998 (9:36 pm)
I have a question on the $1,000 rebate, is that in lieu of the low interest financing that GMAC is offering? I know that Dodge will either give you low interest financing or the rebate. I talked to a salesman last week about a '98 Venture LS & he mentioned GMAC had the 3.9% for 60 months right now. Never did hear back from the salesman as to what the price would be on a '98 so I'll go to another dealer that wants to sell me a van.
Thanks alot for your help.
Nov 09, 1998 (6:29 pm)
I've been told the rebate on 98 Ventures is $1500 until December 31, 1998. I understand the rebate OR low financing is available. I also understand the rebate is good only on the day of delivery. If you take delivery (even on a confirmed order)after the expiration of a rebate period, GM and the dealer will not stand behind it. Make sure you get a guaranteed price in writing you are happy with and understand the deal you make.