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#244 of 399 Lower price after release of 2008 models?
Aug 17, 2007 (8:09 am)
I am looking for a 2007 Pontiac Vibe (at the lower end of the price range, with minimum options). At this point I have a $1,000 rebate from my GM card, but that expires on September 4th. In your experience, how much do cars like the Vibe drop in price once the 2008 models are on the sales floor? From what dealers have told me, the new models should be in by late September, so I'm wondering if the 2007 models they have left will drop more than $1,000. Any advice appreciated, thanks!
#245 of 399 Re: Lower price after release of 2008 models? [iblokh]
Aug 18, 2007 (6:50 am)
Sorry, misspoke - the rebate is from GM, not the GM card. In your experience, once a rebate expires, does it tend ot get renewed? Does it usually increase or decrease?
#246 of 399 Trying to get a good deal
Oct 05, 2007 (5:44 pm)
I have decided on a Pontiac Vibe and have narrowed it down two '07's i found: (both Abyss)
1st: Preferred Pckg, Sun and Sound Pckg, Monotone Pckge, Auto trans. sticker price 20,105. dealer's phone deal: 16,538 with a 7.49% apr rate for a 60 month finance. (as of now no money down, but could be $1,500) PLEASE TELL ME IF THIS IS A GOOD DEAL!
2nd: same as above, but instead of Monotone Pckge it has ABS. don't have a deal yet on this.... but do you recommend this one instead? PLEASE HELP! I'll appreciate any advice. thank you!
#247 of 399 Vibe purchased in Oct 2007
Oct 16, 2007 (4:28 pm)
Just bought a 2007 Vibe (preferred, sun&sound, auto, side airbags, monotone, rear cargo cover) in the exact, hard-to-find color combo (wave/slate) I was looking for. Only downside was that it didnít have abs. According to Edmunds, my 2000 Chevy Prizm (manual, 111.7K mi, fair cond) had a trade-in value of $1K. A friend of mine did the negotiating for me. MSRP was $21K and he offered $17K, which had to include any dealer/document fees, etc. To make the numbers work, the dealer gave me $2199 for my Prizm, I took the $1500 GM rebate and the dealer gave me another $500 rebate. Tax, ttl & reg were $1381, which the dealer took care of without any additional charge. I had a GM card rebate of $3500 (card holder since 1993) so my out-the-door cost was $14881.
#248 of 399 2008 Pontiac Vibe vs 2008 Honda Civic
Oct 18, 2007 (4:29 pm)
Looking to buy one of these cars, but having trouble deciding. Anyone have any thoughts or experiences with either one.
#249 of 399 Re: 2008 Pontiac Vibe vs 2008 Honda Civic [bob175]
Oct 18, 2007 (8:25 pm)
You lost me a little. It looks like the car started out at $21000 + $1381 for the original out-the-door, and you got out at $14881, or $7500 less. Ok, forget about the special $3500 GM card credit and it looks to me like you got $4000 for trade-in and discounts/rebates. If you assign the book $1000 to the trade-in, you seem to have gotten $1500 + $500 in rebates and another $1000 discount. Is that right? I would want ABS as well. Can that be added after manufacture or if possible is it prohibitively expensive requiring too much tear-down and rebuild?
I think that was a pretty fair deal you gor, with maybe another $500 squeeze left in it (and maybe not). I like the Vibe and it would be tops on my list except for the width being a little tight in my small garage (Focus ZX5 and ZXW are 3" narrower).
#250 of 399 Re: 2008 Pontiac Vibe vs 2008 Honda Civic [zombietom3]
Oct 19, 2007 (3:39 am)
Thanks for your reply, but your reply was to someone else, not me., as I was not talking about price. Just looking for anyones thoughts between the 2008 Honda Civic and the 2008 Vibe. Trying to make a final decision. Thanks, bob175
#251 of 399 Re: Vibe purchased in Oct 2007 [ytij]
Oct 19, 2007 (7:00 am)
My message about price paid should have indicated that I was replying to you (msg 247), not to bob175 (msg 248) as it indicates. I must must have been tired and cross-eyed when I clicked the reply on the message below yours.
#252 of 399 Re: 2008 Pontiac Vibe vs 2008 Honda Civic [zombietom3]
Oct 21, 2007 (6:08 pm)
You did the math right. It was $1000 for the trade, $2000 in rebates and another $1000 discount (plus the $3500 GM card rebate). I was told I couldn't get abs after the fact. I searched the Pontiac website for 2007's and almost all of them seemed to be either an odd combination of options or not many options. When I found one with so much of what I was looking for (the color was a bonus), I decided to buy it even though it meant driving an hour and a half to a neighboring state.
Funny you should mention that about maybe squeezing out another $500. My friend was kicking himself for not sticking to his original $16500 offer, but I could see the manager started to resist going below $17000. I didn't want to risk walking out and having them let us go. Basically I'm really pleased with the deal and enjoying my new Vibe:)!
Dec 18, 2007 (8:23 am)
Just married and bought my wife a 'new' car. Replaced her 99' Pontiac Sunfire with an '06 Pontiac Vibe (base) with 28k miles. Red, monotone pkg. Paint has been mistreated a bit. Price was $13.6k + tax, title, lic = $14950 out the door. I barely kept to my guns to resist the extra warranty. Only wish it had an ipod input on the stereo and the ride is kinda rough... I wonder if tires would make much difference in that. Her Sunfire had more comfortable seats. But the stereo sounds great playing Josh Groben's Christmas album.
Merry Christmas all!