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You are in the Vans & Minivans
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Sienna, Dodge Caravan, Chevrolet Venture, Mazda MPV, Kia Sedona, Honda Odyssey, Chevrolet Uplander, Nissan Quest, Hyundai Entourage, Van
#2125 of 3798 Re: Also... [jchan2]
Apr 17, 2006 (5:45 pm)
When did Mazda redesign it(the MPV)
In 2000 the MPV made its debut after a one year hiatus. It came out with the 200hp/5 speed transmission in 2002 after complaints of lack of power in the 2000 and 2001 models(160hp). In 2004 it was redesigned inside and out...with a sportier and more stylish appearance. The 2005 and 2006 models have changed very little from the 04. The all spanking new 2007 MPV will not be available in the U.S
#2127 of 3798 Re: Any feedback on the 2003 Chrysler Town and County EX? [philliplc]
Apr 17, 2006 (8:16 pm)
The T&C EX also had the more powerful 3.8L vs 3.3L of LX, cast wheels, and other items...but no Stow 'N Go.
I would be VERY careful to read the warranty fine print on used rental fleet returns. A Chrysler salesman told me that rental fleets came with a 3 year 36,000 mile warranty instead of the 7 year 70,000 mile warranty that was included with private minivan sales.
#2128 of 3798 Re: Any feedback on the 2003 Chrysler Town and County EX? [hansienna]
Apr 18, 2006 (3:49 am)
This is true of rental/commercial vehicles. But a dealer can "certify" it for 8/80,000 from date of original purchase
#2129 of 3798 Re: Any feedback on the 2003 Chrysler Town and County EX? [phillymom]
Apr 18, 2006 (3:55 am)
They will budge from their asking price. Do you think they're saving that van just for you? If it's such a good deal, they will sell it to the first person that gives them their price. (Hasn't happened). Make a counter offer, keeping in mind the difference between selling price and out the door price. Do you have to pay sales tax on the entire transaction or the difference from the trade?
#2130 of 3798 Re: Any feedback on the 2003 Chrysler Town and County EX? [97xpresso]
Apr 18, 2006 (5:26 am)
Sales tax on just the difference from the trade. I see the van has only been on the lot for less than a months so my guess is I "may" be their first offer. I am going to go today and push for a lower sale price and see where it goes. What is a difference between a selling price and out the door price
#2131 of 3798 Re: Any feedback on the 2003 Chrysler Town and County EX? [phillymom]
Apr 18, 2006 (7:08 am)
Sale price is what they're asking for the vehicle. Out-the-door would be after figuring your trade, payoff on existing loan (if any) plus tax, title, "fees", etc. This is the amount you have to write out the check for (or finance). It sounds like you're a little green at this so they may sniff you out a mile away and try to take you for a ride. I wouldn't commit to anything right there on the spot if the deal doesn't make you 100% happy. There are piles of minivans and piles of dealers to chose from, don't get hung-up on this one if they don't make you warm and fuzzy all over.
#2132 of 3798 Re: Also... [jipster]
Apr 18, 2006 (1:56 pm)
Thanks for the info
#2133 of 3798 Re: New Sedona [jchan2]
Apr 18, 2006 (2:27 pm)
I was informed by Hyundai that the Entourage should have a dealer-installed nav system available by the end of the year.
However, I intend to buy a double din, in dash aftermarket nav system. Depending on how much you want to pay (although it will still probably be less than what the dealer will want for its nav system), you can get nav systems with back up camera modules and iPod modules. The system I am most interested in at the moment is a Pioneer that has just come on the market with a 30gig hard drive and a 7" touch screen with ability to do all that you would want a radio/nav system to do (voice recognition, bluetooth, satellite radio, etc)
#2134 of 3798 Re:Hyundai Entourage should have dealer-installed nav? [hrngffcr]
Apr 18, 2006 (6:44 pm)
Why doesn't Hyundai have the nav installed at the factory?
They have had many years to copy the neat nav systems offered in the Odyssey. Toyota now has a nav system integrated into the Sienna dash as useful as the nav is in the Odyssey.