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Pontiac Vibe, Hatchback, Wagon
#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!
#254 of 399 Good Deal on New 2008 Vibe
Dec 30, 2007 (6:27 pm)
I just bought a brand new Platinum 2008 Vibe on 12/28/07 from Auffenberg of Carbondale and I'm quite pleased with the deal and the overall experience. MSRP on the sticker was $20,835. I bought the car for about $16,550 plus tax and fees. My out-the-door total price was an easily negotiated $17,750. I feel as if I did quite well and so far I really like the Vibe.
Happy New Year
#255 of 399 Best '07 Vibe price
Jan 27, 2008 (8:18 am)
I have until 01/31/08 to use my GM card 3k TopOff $'s combined with my $1,000 GM loyalty ($4,000 total). What should I pay for a new '07 Vibe base (manual trans. no options)?
#256 of 399 Re: Best '07 Vibe price [mszeke]
Jan 27, 2008 (5:18 pm)
After checking the usual sites; Edmund"s, Kellybb, NADA, then Carsdirect, Costco or Sam's club buying service, my only advice would be to aim LOW, considering you want last year's model and dealers are bulging with inventory.
#257 of 399 Re: Best '07 Vibe price [mszeke]
Jan 27, 2008 (6:09 pm)
I paid just under $16,000 in August for the exact car you're looking at. I was in a rush but felt the price was okay for my time frame. You should be able to get below this now, but I'm not sure how bulging the inventories are for manuals. San Diego.
#258 of 399 Re: Best '07 Vibe price [akato]
Jan 28, 2008 (4:50 pm)