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#950 of 4457 2001 Pontiac GT price
Jul 14, 2001 (10:17 am)
In buying a new 2001 GT (grand prix) end of year deal should you use edmunds pricing to figure the true end of year market value (is edmunds updated for the end of year true price or true market value) or do you expect a lower than posted invoice price (edmunds) as your target price at this time of year and then subtract the $2000 incentive Pontiac is offering as your final price of purchase? What is the recommended procedure and how can you find the best dealers in the Wisconsin/ Illinois area for best price ?
Jul 14, 2001 (9:52 pm)
I'd say start with invoice less the $2k incentive. You should be able to find a dealer who will nibble - as long as you'll take something on their lot (remember, it costs them - and you - if they have to bring it in from elsewhere). That means that you'd better not be fussy about trim levels and colours. If you're holding out for leather with no sunroof (as I was - I gave up and went with cloth seats), good luck - these things are scarcer than hen's teeth.
When you've narrowed it down to one or two dealers, I find that the best strategy is to go in on the afternoon last Saturday of the month and be prepared to make your deal on the spot. Don't go in without a bottom line and whatever you do, stick to it.
Good luck - let us know how it works out.
#952 of 4457 extras
Jul 15, 2001 (6:48 am)
Can anyone tell me beside the extra power in engine - what comes extra on the GTP model when compared with the GT - are things like wheels(UP3) - Boese stereo - leather and the appearance packages (option 4?) options and all cost added extras - what do you actually get for stepping up approximately $2000 dollars between models other than engine
#953 of 4457 whoops
Jul 15, 2001 (6:49 am)
#954 of 4457 Thank you
Jul 15, 2001 (6:52 am)
Thank you iceman for previous info on price strategy at this time of year - I just started looking and find salespeople are confused - my last visit has a salesperson that didn't know how to correctly open the sunroof - online information here is valuable to me
Jul 16, 2001 (5:05 am)
Looking for a good used car and came across a white 99 GP SE 4-door with 25000 miles. It has the 3800, BOSE speakers, steering wheel radio controls, power seat, and keyless entry. The dealer is currently asking 13,900 + tax. If anyone could give an opinion of this deal I woild appreciate it very much. Thanks.
Jul 16, 2001 (10:26 am)
Once you equip a Grand Prix GT Sedan ($22,720) with group 1SC ($1,602 with Power Driver's Seat, Cargo Net, Overhead Console, Steering WHeel Radio Controls, Remote Keyless Entry, Trip Computer, and Premium Lighting w/OnStar) Power Driver's Lumbar ($130), Head-Up Display ($325) and CD ($150) you get to $24,927. At $26,240 for a GTP, all I can find listed for the $1,313 difference is the Supercharger, the Speed Rated Tires, and the Full Function Traction Control.
Jul 16, 2001 (10:42 am)
Are there not differences in the thickness of the stabilizer bars or in the diameter of the brake rotors as well?
Jul 16, 2001 (11:22 am)
I was only thinking sales features as an answer. Went around the web and find that the Stabilizer bars and rotors are the same between the GT and GTP. (Kelley, Edmunds, Pontiac and GM Buypower do not get into specifics. Found the info at Driversseat.com, run by the NADA using ChromeData as the info source, who I thought supplied the programing for GM BuyPower.)
#959 of 4457 thanks montanafan
Jul 16, 2001 (1:17 pm)
I would have assumed that, with greater ponies, that the GTP would be better endowed in those departments as well. Surprising....