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Chrysler Concorde, Sedan
Sep 07, 1999 (11:37 pm)
"Zone charges" are Chrysler's expression for the "advertising charges" you'll see reference to on the new vehicle pricing and information pages on Edmund's. Go check the 1999 Concorde LX information; it's right below the autobytel.com blurb, in brackets. They also pull some Mickey Mouse stuff with their charges for customer information system ($20), and seven gallons of gas, or whatever it is. Nit-picky, I'm sure you'll agree, but there it was on the invoice, so what's a body to do?
In truth, I haven't discussed the current dealer incentive yet with any of my target salesmen, except obliquely when the salesman in question has started down the "well-we've-got-to-make-some-money-on-this-car" trail. In my searches, which started in June 1998, I've found that letting the chaps know you're as well informed or better than they are (a) goes a long way towards quelling such wastes of precious oxygen, and (b) usually isn't badly received. Sort of like, "OK, you caught me; but I had to try, understand?"
Sep 08, 1999 (1:36 pm)
Just a note. My daughter and I were run off of the interstate north of Dallas in my 98 concorde lxi a few weeks ago. Traffic, and we, were going 70mph. After a few power-type slides, we hit the wall in the center median. We both walked away w/o a bruise. I personally feel this is a testament to Chrysler and what they are doing w/ their sedans. The car took it hard - now its been declared "Totalled", but the passengers were uninjured. Go Chrysler! I just bought a 99 - same car wouldn't go w/ anyone else!
Sep 08, 1999 (4:17 pm)
Re; 2000 concorde LXi
I see the dealer incentive is now $1000-$1500. I wonder what drives the $500 swing? Thanks for your tip to look again at this info.
My plan is to advise several dealers that I am advising several Chryser dealers and one Honda dealer about my desire to purchase this Chryser (or a loaded Accord) at an "out-the-door" price of $25,000; Dealer cost = $25,700 with $1000 of dealer incentive included to get to that purchase price. That price includes moonroof, full size spare, destination charge, tax and DMV plus Doc. fees. Their job will be to push back with any and all of their extra charges and still have an attractive enough offer to close the deal at their shop.
So far, I don't think I'd be willing to buy if its more than $26,000, even with their 0.9% financing.
PS - I like that steel blue color best of the ones I've seen so far.
Sep 08, 1999 (11:36 pm)
Just out of curiosity, what did your insurance company give you for your totaled 98 Concorde LXI?
#81 of 1272 michealtwitty
Sep 11, 1999 (2:44 am)
In response to you post number 76, hold out for a little better deal if you can. I was able to get the LXI with 3.2 engine, infinity stereo for $22,500 out the door. That was a new '99. It didn't have the moon roof and I know the 2000's are a little higher, so I'd hold out for at least 23,500.
Sep 12, 1999 (6:21 pm)
I have 17000 miles on my 1998 Concorde Lxi. No problems what-so-ever. Still impressed with the car and I continue to have people stop me to ask me about it. This car is a great value for the price. Bought the car April 1998.
Sep 12, 1999 (9:29 pm)
I'm interested in the 2000 LXI....anyone know if there is more passenger side leg room in the new models?
#84 of 1272 david339
Sep 13, 1999 (1:14 am)
i haven't read anything about them changing the passenger seat travel so i doubt there has been a change. but i certainly could be wrong.
#85 of 1272 david339
Sep 13, 1999 (2:05 am)
No changes till 2003
#86 of 1272 pepe5
Sep 13, 1999 (2:08 am)
there are always changes in between major overhauls. they could indeed make the passenger seat have more travel thus giving the ability to expand the leg room.