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#42992 of 43826 2010 Cadillac SRX
Aug 08, 2012 (12:25 pm)
I have 4 months left on my lease. There are some great deals right now on several appealing cars. Is it realistic to consider a dealer taking me out of the remainder of my current lease in order to move a new car? Basically, is my car worth more in trade than it's buyout value?
Location: Long Island, NY
Year/Make/Model: 2010 Cadillac SRX Luxury
Body Style: Crossover SUV
Engine: 3.6L V6
Mileage: 31,000 (39K permitted on 39 mo lease)
Color: Grey Flannel Metallic (dark grey), Titanium (grey) interior
Major Options: Luxury pkg, touch screen NAV
Excellent, no accidents, dings, or scratches
Tires - original, est. 25% remaining
Brakes - original, est. 25% remaining (no sqeaks)
Maintenance - all performed by dealer as scheduled
Other: No prior damage/insurance claims, repaints, etc.
There are 4 payments remaining at $673 each. Purchase option at end of lease is $22,928.
#42993 of 43826 Re: 2010 Cadillac SRX [rbirns1]
Aug 08, 2012 (12:43 pm)
Its very very possible. The values are a bit varied, but a few with more miles than yours have crossed the $26k mark at auction, so I would think if a dealer wants your business bad enough, they should be willing to buy out your car at the $25,620 you owe on it.
Just make sure that's what they do and they don't go sneaking your remaining payments into your new lease cap cost.
#42994 of 43826 Pontiac G8 GT
Aug 13, 2012 (10:12 am)
2008 Pontiac G8GT
Red exterior, Black interior
Major options: Sunroof, leather, power seats, 6disc cd player w upgraded sound package,19" alloy wheels, sport package (sporty steering wheel, two tone shifter, aluminum pedals)
Interior details, a little rubbing on the left bolster of drivers seat. Otherwise the interior is pretty darn pristine.
Exterior: one longish ding down the left side above the wheel well (car rubbed up against ig slightly, no paint removed in that one) some road rash on some of the wheels, a few paint chips from normal road debris. Paint is still pretty darn glossy.
Tires have 12k miles on them. These shoes were not cheap, either. Brakes are original so probably not too far out from replacement .
No bad maintenance. Just the usual oil changes and tire balance/rotations. Car is mostly garage kept.
42k miles on it
I believe the black book lists this one around $20k and I feel like that's a good price for a car in this condition. Got lowballed for $17k at a dealer after some spirited discussion. Which one of us is off base here?
#42995 of 43826 Re: Pontiac G8 GT [vgx]
Aug 13, 2012 (11:15 am)
WELL, $20k is too high. With 4x,xxx miles, they are fetching around the mid $19k at auction. I would expect a dealer to hit a clean one around $18k-$18,500. Given the needs on yours, I don't think the dealer was too far off. Its really going to depend on what needs to be done to fix the damage you have. For example, if the wheels can be repaired or if they need to be replaced. If the dent can be pulled or if it needs to be filled/resprayed. Even best case scenario, a dealer probably won't wander up past $18k would be my guess. Do you have a carmax down there?
#42996 of 43826 Re: Pontiac G8 GT [qbrozen]
Aug 13, 2012 (11:49 am)
Yes we do. I may take it by there to see what they say. Thanks for the quick feedback! Ill have to think about whether I'm ready to say goodbye to the G8 or not for less than I had originally planned on.
#42997 of 43826 Re: Pontiac G8 GT [vgx]
Aug 13, 2012 (11:41 am)
FWIW: I sold my 2009 G8 GT to a CarMax here
northeast of Atlanta last November.
45K miles [ details in my post a ways back ]
CarMax offered $20K then.
Other offer [ from the servicing & selling dlr. ]
CarMax was much closer & I was more comfortable
with their process.
Just one other data point....
#42998 of 43826 Re: Pontiac G8 GT [rayainsw]
Aug 13, 2012 (11:56 am)
Ray, am I mistaken in saying I remember you posting on the long term G8 posts back in the day? That's where I first really learned about this car and the editor's posts along w owner feedback was a big reason for my purchase
Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately the CarMax in my area is a pretty long drive away, so I might stick w the dealer or try a private sale.
#42999 of 43826 Re: Pontiac G8 GT [vgx]
Aug 13, 2012 (12:04 pm)
I did post there - for the 3 years I had the G8.
I am looking with interest at the Chevy SS -
as a possible replacement for the BMW 3 I drive now,
in 15 months, or so....
Looks like it may be the spiritual successor
to the G8 GT.
Overall, happy with the G8 GT ownership experience...
#43000 of 43826 Need help, how much to pay Mini Hardtop S and Clubman S
Aug 14, 2012 (5:45 pm)
I looking at two mini's, Hardtop S and Clubman S, need help on what is considered a good deal.
The first one is a 2011 Clubman S, white, 18,500 miles, automatic, Cold Weather Pkg, Sports Pkg and moon roof are the only options that I can tell the car has. It's also at a Audi dealer, 1 owner trade, carfax looks good. Excellent Condition.The asking is 24,900.
I'm also looking at a 2012 Hardtop S, Color Gray, 3,900 miles, automatic, cold weather pkg, Premium Pkg, Sports Pkg, HK stereo upgrade, clean carfax. Excellent condition.
Any idea how far down I can negotiate the price or what is considered a good deal on either of these vehicles? Any help would be appreciated. I do not have a trade, so just need to have an idea of what to expect at the dealership during negotiations
#43001 of 43826 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix
Aug 14, 2012 (6:16 pm)
Paging qbrozen... Price check in aisle 3...
This one's for an Italian post-doc -- it ain't easy buying wheels in a foreign land. He's found this:
255 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
133k 3.8 l V6, auto trans of couse
Leather seats and SunRoof
Good but not great condition -- he had it checked out by my favorite mechanic, but I haven't seen the car myself. Color, tires, wheels not known, though I'd suppose alloys fer sure.
Thanks in advance,