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You are in the Chevrolet Cavalier
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Chevrolet Cavalier, Sedan
Jul 12, 2003 (10:32 pm)
You don't have to wait at all. The Cavalier is already gone. I had it shipped to Hawaii and I think Matson dropped it when loading/unloading the ship. The headlight was broken and the front suspension was a mess. So, I traded it in for a 2003 Mazda Tribute ES. It's really a shame because my daughter loved the Cavalier.
By the way, I traded the Cav for more than I paid for it (and got a great deal on the Trib). I would still buy another Cavalier--Chevy can't be blamed for the work of a careless stevedore.
Jul 13, 2003 (7:36 am)
gonna go check the lots right now for available cavs......current incentives are 4 grand rebate and 500 conquest....plus GM card......CARS for free? half price cavaliers?
#1400 of 2171 Vinny...
Jul 13, 2003 (9:01 pm)
Man, that really sucks about your daughter's Cavalier. How come you didn't get her another Cavalier? I know you didn't get as good a price on the Trib as you did the Cav...
Jul 13, 2003 (9:01 pm)
With all the rebates plus your GM points together, you might well be able to score a half price Cavalier, maybe even better. Let us know how the hunt goes.
Jul 14, 2003 (12:21 am)
It was a matter of timing and cost. I'm in the Air Force and I got orders to move. The gov't only pays to ship 1 car, so I sold my Tahoe and traded the Cav and saved a couple thousand bucks. The Cav was the obvious choice to trade because it was messed up. The Trib is still small enough for my daughter to drive while being big enough to carry our luggage. I miss the Tahoe already...
#1403 of 2171 Blower motor resister
Jul 30, 2003 (4:16 pm)
I wanted to thank hoyahenry for the step by step instructions for changing the resistor. I also had to change my door. I have a 97 RS and used a 97 Z-24 door and everything fit, and it was even the same color. Good luck to all the other DIY's.
Jul 31, 2003 (10:28 am)
Ok, first time poster. I've looked at messages here for a long time, and turn to you knowledgeable people for help; or to tell me its all my fault. I bought a 2002 Cavalier in June of 2002. I had worked with an Internet sales person, who had, after the 3000$ rebate they had going at the time, agreed to the price of 10,500 for a brand new Cavalier. Not too shabby. I get to the dealership, with my fiancee in tow, and talk to a sales rep; same price. I still have the documents on this. I drive it, like it. Underpowered, but it works. So my fiancee and I go to meet with the finance person. We both go over the documents, sign everything. I have bad credit, so I was paying out the rear for the car. But this month I go and review the documents on my car, and realize I actually financed 14,000. When signing at the time, neither my fiancee or myself caught the $3,500 markup. I realize it was my first car purchase, and I am much smarter now; but nieve at the time. Needless to say, my faith in that dealership, and GM overall is a bit shaken now. My question: What, if any, recourse do I have in this matter? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Jul 31, 2003 (1:50 pm)
there's a section called "truth in lending disclosures" common to all finance agreements that's required by law that spells out in a clear and concise matter the amount finance. how did you miss it? if you don't have it i guess it's only a state law (WI).
you can't blame GM for this, every manufacturer has dealers that are "bad apples".
Jul 31, 2003 (3:04 pm)
Great to know that you found it helpful.
In thinking about it again, please note that I skipped some of the standard electrical and airbag safety steps, like disconnecting the ground cable from the battery. (Probably because I didn't.... but anway.)
#1407 of 2171 RE: zerospace
Aug 05, 2003 (8:39 pm)
Was $14,000 the "Amount Financed" or was that the "Total of Payments"? If it was the amount financed, did you assign the rebate to the dealer?