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#642 of 1309 Incredible deals
Apr 19, 2002 (6:27 pm)
That is why we are Silhouette owners. Our 1998 Silhouette was stickered at $27600, after emplotee discount and GM card rebate and special incentives it ws $19900 out the door including tax title and plates. Our 2002 Silhouette (not quite as luxery as the 1998 even though it is the same model) was $21900 out the door with the same discounts.
Our dealer is Thompson Cadillac Oldsmobile GMC Pontiac Isuzu in Raleigh NC. They are the best dealer I have ever dealt with. The sales people are reasonably trust worthy and they treat you right. The service department has a very nice set of service managers accepting vehicles in for repair, they treated us right all through the 26 repairs to our 1998 Silhouette. The actual work done is high priced but it is done right most of the time. The only thing they are not good at is detailing, don't bother to have them wash the car while they have it for repairs.
#643 of 1309 Boxtrooper, when did you buy your silo,
Apr 19, 2002 (10:54 pm)
we were looking for a 02 silo at thompson, and they told us, they were no longer a olds dealership and redirected us to a greensboro dealership. We might need to rethink our purchase with prices like that. My wife really loved the 2000 we traded in.
Post #612, we had the same problem with the alarm going off, but only after a deer side swipe our right hand fender and it was repaired by a compentent shop, and another weird thing, one morning we got up and the kids said the car was running with no one in it.
It turned out to be the blower motor running on high with no key in the ignition, doors locked, alarm set, and all the controls on the climate control set to off. I started pulling fuses until it stopped, the fuse that work was the high speed blower relay fuse.
Took it in for repairs, they could not find the problem. Wife was scared to death, it might turn into electrical fire, took every thing out car and refused to park it near the house, we were only covered for only $100 personal affects, thats nothing when you have 2 car seats and other miscellaneous stuff.
Fearing this bizarre situation would ignite a fire and burn the house down, while we were sleeping. next post
#644 of 1309 Reluctantly, we got rid of it after numerous trips,
Apr 19, 2002 (11:07 pm)
to get it repaired, to no avail. But the idea of thinking we would have a double claim, on my insurance and someone possibly getting hurt.
When i traded it, they laughed at us, as to say, you people are nuts whenever we mentioned it.
Hopefully it doesn't cause anyone a real problem that bought it.
Apr 21, 2002 (6:51 pm)
We bought our Silouette in December. Our 1998 Silhouette that had a lot of problems for us has been perfect for its new owners. The 1998 had better seats than the 2002.
#646 of 1309 2000 Silhouette GL - Should I buy it?
Apr 23, 2002 (11:08 am)
I'm going to look at a 2000 Silhouette GL tomorrow. Just off lease, 32K miles, rear air, rear audio, captain's chairs, power sliding door and traction control. Dealer says "It's got everything you could get except leather". (I'll find out how true that is tomorrow!)
And then he says: "I have it advertised on the internet for $16,995...but I know the buyout is like $16,480. I think on a clean deal, I can be right around there." Edmunds TMV seems to come in right around that price, based on the options I know about.
I'm going in with cash, and have slightly-hurting 92 Taurus to offer, but it's been 20 years since I had to negotiate with a dealer.
So what should I look for/look out for? How much should I offer? Should I forget about the trade and dump the Taurus on my own? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
#647 of 1309 Should I buy it
Apr 23, 2002 (7:27 pm)
To Dadofchamp - Just a couple thoughts 1) for no more than $5500 but quite possibly less you could purchase the GL new with a 3 year warranty. If you buy the used vehicle you may end up spending another $1500 for a GM warranty which brings the difference to no more than $4000 for a BRAND NEW VAN. Just so you know I included the following options on the new GL in my example for you, Security Package: includes auxiliary rear air with heater, rear seat audio controls, driver information center, universal garage door opener, passenger side power sliding door and rear parking aid and traction control (value $2350). 2) Olds Silo was redesigned in 01 so with a new van you'll have the updated not outdated look 3) You're always better off selling your car by yourself to get maximum value.
Apr 23, 2002 (8:08 pm)
To trader14: I guess I need an explanation of your numbers. Edmund's TMV on the Security Package is $1314, putting the TMV on a 2002 GL at $26,611. Can I really expect to negotiate $5K less than what Edmunds says "others are paying"?
BTW If I stay away from extended warranties sold by the dealer, I can get 6 year, 100K full coverage for under $1200. Warrantybynet and WarrantyDirect both quoted me prices less than the $1500 you mentioned.
As I said, it's been along time since I've been involved with this. Am I missing something in the numbers I found? Thanks!
#649 of 1309 dadofchamp
Apr 24, 2002 (4:10 am)
Remember you get the 3502 rebate off the 26611. That brings you to 23109 w/ a 5/60 warranty. Downgrade to a 3/36 and get another 1000 off the price if you wish.
#650 of 1309 dadofchamp
Apr 24, 2002 (4:21 am)
One other thing. I just put a down payment on a Premier. The Edmunds MSRP is higher by 260 than the actual sticker on the car. Not sure if that is the same with the GL, so you might save another couple of hundred. The TMV is quite accurate if I look at my transaction. MSRP (per Edmunds) for base Premier is 34055, TMV is 31171. My MSRP was 34090 (includes 6 Disc changer, paid 31300.
#651 of 1309 Should I buy it
Apr 24, 2002 (5:22 am)
Dadofchamps - 3 weeks ago I purchased a Olds Premiere with towing package MSRP of $34,250 on Edmonds, after all the discounts I paid $25.9k plus tax (actually $24.7 plus tax when my GM $$ are factored in). Edmonds TMV is $31,242. Just as a FYI I used all rebates $3502, $1000 Warranty downgrade also so that means I bought the car for about $650 below invoice and deducted rebates.
Aftermarket warranty info of $1500, I just guessed, I'm not in the car business.
The net of it all is that you can buy the vehicle at or under invoice and add all available rebates and get to a number close to what I mentioned. I think there's additional value to buying new because even though I own the Silo and love it, I have serious questions about its maintenance record once it will get a few years old.
Good luck with the decision you make