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Buick Rendezvous, SUV
#54 of 103 Pricing on the last of the 2002's
Sep 10, 2002 (10:43 am)
Since I already made the deal it is a little late to ask an opinion (LOL) but wondered how people are doing on buying the last of year 2002 models. I just bought a new 2002 RVD CXL Lux pkg.--3rd row seats--sunroof--tow pkg. Mfg $35,465 for $32,500 less $3,000 rebate = $29,500 and got them up a $1,000 over other dealers offer on my trade in(others were offering just over Edmunds sugg. trade value) so I feel good about my deal. I did my research at Edmunds and on the net and thought that was about the best I could do and was ready to walk if I couldn't get my terms. I would have waited for the 2003 but noticed they are raising the prices on the extras so that will be a bump on pricing next year.
#55 of 103 2003 FWD CXL
Oct 20, 2002 (10:27 pm)
Just got ours today. 2003 FWD CXL Driftwood with 3rd row and upgraded 6CD player: $27,248.24 (including $655 rebate for the leather). We opted for the 0% financing x 5 years instead of the $1500. All fees and out the door: $29,689.96 = $494.99/month x 5 years.
Oct 21, 2002 (11:29 pm)
We just took delivery today. Edmunds helped a lot. 2003 FWD CXL, third seat, chrome rims, cd changer, roof rack, MSRP: $31915. 0% for 5 years.
Got them down to $29915, about $700 above invoice, but exactly what edmunds said I would get.
#57 of 103 2003 Fwd CX
Oct 25, 2002 (7:56 am)
Bought it last week. Sticker was $26,870 with Anti-Lock Brakes, Traction Control and Side Airbags (Light Spiral Gray). Bought it for $24,851, just a little under Edmunds TMV. Took the 0% for 5 years.
#58 of 103 Plain and simple $6,250 off MSRP
Jan 29, 2003 (8:34 am)
After watching the big town ads we called our minneapolis mn dealer and bought a base rondezvous for $19,500 plus tax and license. This deal was without tradein and included 3.9 for 60 financing and a carib cruise for two. The vous is a new 2003 and had 15 miles on it...Again this was in Dec of 2002 and was the base model, absolutely nothing extra..watch the ads and hold them to honor their price...we love it!!!
#59 of 103 10% off the MSRP
Mar 29, 2003 (7:37 pm)
Dont pay more than 90%MSRP and apply all the rebates and GM points.
My case, 35K MSRP - 10% - 3000 rebate - 500 golf rebate - 2500 GM point = 25.5K + taxes
#60 of 103 "ADVERT/ADJUSTMENTS
Nov 21, 2003 (3:16 pm)
Just got a price quote on a 2004 Buick Rendezvous
and found a charge of $643.00 for "ADVERT/ADJUSTMENTS". Can anyone tell Me what this is.
Nov 21, 2003 (4:51 pm)
Sounds like an advertising fee. Well, it really sounds like additional dealer profit.
Concentrate on your out the door price and don't get too hung up on the various fees. Let the dealer worry about allocating the various line items.
Jan 03, 2004 (2:16 pm)
I would agree with Steve. Concentrate on out the door price. Or the bottom line minus of course transportation fee. I would also agree with 10 percent off MSRP. I was in the area of 8 percent, but I really like dealership and also got a great rebate on a 2003. Almost 8000 off. Mine if I remember correctly had a 300 advertising fee. But I feel that is the dealers problem and should come out of his cut. But most will probably want a few dollars from you. That 643 sounds excessive to me. I think you can do much better than that. I think in the end I paid around 500 more than dealer cost. If he won't budge on that amount I would find another dealer without such high overhead. One thing I did notice. GM seems to be adding a few hundred dollars to MSRP every few months. I purchase an earlier version of the 2003 and it was 350 dollars cheaper that later versions on lot.
#63 of 103 Dealerships
Jan 10, 2004 (12:43 pm)
I guess, a lot depends on the quality of the dealership. I can say nothing but praise about West Point Buick in West Houston. They have the Best in Class rating, and they live up to this name. I read that less than one in ten Buick dealerships qualify for this rating. At sale we were treated professionally. During oil changes the computer remaining oil life gets reset to zero, as it should. Service maintenance is always completed on time.
In March'02 we got a new AWD CXL (built Jan'02) fully loaded for ~7K off MSRP. The $400 college graduate rebate helped. Since then we have under 14K trouble-free miles. I guess, it helped that this was a PGA Tournament car. Probably, was hand-picked, and only had 180 miles on it.
What I am saying is double check with Buick if there's a Best in Class dealership in your area. It pays to buy there.