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Jan 28, 2002 (8:44 am)
I grew up in Bayberry. Live in Hannibal
now. Own Hannibal Hotel ! Isell i remember
when your dealer was a truck stop with
the propane dealer and little bar across
the street. One of the kids I grew up
with is the body shop mgr. for one of your
dealers in N. Syracuse !
On topic....My womans 96 caddy is gonna need
some expensive strut and brake work at 82k
miles. So she wants a new car !
Otherwise great car !
Been looking at new Caddies...Buick lesabre
She don't like the seats in the Bonneville !~
Been using GM Buypower to cyber shop prices!
Isell...can you sell us a new Buick from
the taft rd. store ? Lesabre as big as new
Deville about 17k cheaper than new caddy !
(Gm employee discount family here). Trunk large
I hate leather too !...Prob. wait till
spring anyway ! Too bad in may 01 you
didn't have a GM xcab 2500 ld 4x4 In stock .Remember speaking to me ?
Jan 28, 2002 (9:05 am)
I can't say that I do remember speaking to you. I had tons of people looking for that type of stuff. The Buick store has thier own GMBuypower manager so I would be stepping on toes. If you have any problems feel free to e-mail me at pontiacsalesburdickcars.com joe
Jan 28, 2002 (9:47 am)
I bought my wife's Century from an OK guy at the Taft Rd. store, He's low pressure and won't try to game you (not too much, anyway LOL!) Email for the name if interested-cyberfire12classicrock.com
#59 of 75 Here's a funny, if not tragic, GM Buypower story!
Feb 07, 2002 (2:07 pm)
Recently, I saw a new 2001 Olds Bravada advertised on ebay (of all places) for sale here in central Texas. I wanted to know more about the Bravada, since I drove one recently from LA to SF and liked it very much.
Here's the punch line--GM BUYPOWER DOESN'T LIST A 2001 OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA!! I e-mailed them and asked whats up. Their response--this gets funnier and funnier--was that Oldsmobile didn't make the Bravada for 2001, but it would return as a 2002! I sent them the VIN for the one for sale, as well as the VINs for three USED 2001 Bravadas for sale on THEIR certified GM used car site, and asked, are you SURE? Their answer? "Perhaps you should go to Oldsmobile.com for your answer." Hilarious! When you go to Oldsmobile.com and click on the ready-to-buy button, guess where they send you?!? TO THE GM BUYPOWER SITE!!
By the way, if you want to see for yourself, go to the web site, and try to get information about building or buying a 2001 Oldsmobile Bravada. As of five minutes ago, the 2001 Bravada STILL doesn't exist on their web site!
Where's Rod Serling when you need him?
#60 of 75 Here's another funny story...
Feb 07, 2002 (2:12 pm)
According to the Buypower web site, there are NO 2003 Cadillac CTS sedans in the San Antonio, Austin, or Houston area.
Isn't this the same car that Cadillac spent several million dollars advertising on the Super Bowl, telling us that they are now available?
Oh well, maybe they are on the same storage lot as the 2001 Bravadas.
Mar 11, 2002 (7:30 am)
I requested a quote on a 2001 Sunfire - it took 3 days to get a response back from the dealer.
"We no longer have this car on the lot but we can order you one"
Thanks but no thanks. (We decided to keep our current car anyway.)
#62 of 75 GM Buypower
Mar 12, 2002 (7:53 pm)
I don't think that GM Buypower shows the entire inventory in any given area. I searched for a 2002 Buick Century in graphite and came up with two in a large area by inputting various zip codes. The dealer came up with a pack of them in the same area. Evidently the
access we consumers have is limited, and the dealers have more info.
Also, that best price baloney is way off target. A dealer gave me a "best price" which was 600 bucks higher than two dealers gave me when I visited their lots in person.
#63 of 75 Can't Get BuyPower to work
Apr 24, 2002 (5:10 am)
Read thru all the posted messages...didn't find a single one that mirrored my experience. Tried to request a "best price" and always get an error message (like server doesn't understand command, or something like that). I've tried on my Mac G3/Netscape, an NT/Internet Explorer, and a UNIX box/Netscape. They all give me the same problem. I've tried this several times over several days, same result. I can't believe that ANYBODY even gets thru to the site.
I'm about to swallow hard and actually go face-to-face it with a live salesman (arrgh!).
#64 of 75 GM BuyPower, though good, needs to take a lesson from Ford.
Feb 06, 2003 (11:33 am)
I used GM BuyPower for my 3rd vehicle lease a few weeks ago. I am befuddled at how archaic it is in comparison to others. I was tempted into looking at the new Expedition while searching for my new Tahoe.
Fords website is hands-down the winner there. When you "build" a vehicle and then search for it, it actually brings up vehicles like you are looking for, then gives vehicles that were close and even red flags the differences. Great thinking.
I hate having to look at each Monroney that looks like it may be around the MSRP of what I'm looking for. It's not very intuitive.
#65 of 75 Another thing - Payment Estimator
Feb 06, 2003 (11:36 am)
Someone needs to be fired for putting their "payment estimator" together. What a piece of junk.
Example: I was trying to estimate my payment on the lease of a Tahoe LT with an MSRP of $45,030 and a purchase price of $40,507.
No way to do it!!!!!!!!!
It won't let you change the MSRP so it had the MSRP as a base LT ($38,xxx). Of course the depreciation on that amount and the price that I was going to pay was much different than actual.
Poor GM. Us loyals keep coming back but they need some real brains over there.