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Pontiac Vibe, Hatchback, Wagon
#263 of 399 Re: Good Deal on New 2008 Vibe [robert60640]
Mar 21, 2008 (3:25 am)
Why would you have been certain? If you look up the value of your vehicle used 07 with average miles in outstanding condition, it barely wholesales above $13000 according to kbb.com and the other books. The Toyota matrix (on which it is) is similar. Eating $5000 on a vehicle like this 1st year is uncool (from 18300 purchase price) expecially since 09 models are out now. You want 4000-4200+ off this vehicle, especially with industry sales as they are. Get bids from 10 toyota dealers too via email (toy website) on 08 matrixes to see what they can do too. Also get bids from at least 6-8 pontiac dealers too, and see what you can work last 5 days of the month.
WOW! I'm in the middle of negotiating for a 2008 Vibe. MSPR is $20,410. They offered $18,300, which I thought was decent, but after reading this post of a sale back in December for $16,550, I'm not so certain!!!
The 2008 Vibe I was made the offer included: Preferred Pkg, Monotone Pkg, Automatic, ABS and 16" Aluminum wheels.
If any others can respond, please do.
#264 of 399 2009 Vibe $15900
Apr 04, 2008 (2:25 am)
This is a 1.8 with manual, air and preferred package(cruise, pw, pl remote entry). MSRP $17790, $890 discount. and $1,000 GM card rebate. I purchased this off the internet and had to drive 75 miles to pick up car. Am really impressed with ride and quality of car. After leaving the dealership I topped off my full tank of gas, and drove the 75 miles home never exceeding 50 and averaged 44 mpg. Now with over 600 miles of driving (half city) my total mpg is over 36.
Apr 07, 2008 (7:51 am)
I am looking at a 2009 Vibe- 1.8, auto, preferred package. AC. The price taxs license on the road is 18900.00. Do you think this is a decent deal? This will be my second Vibe and I liked the first one. I also got a quote on 2009 Matrix on the road 19300.00.
#266 of 399 Re: 2009 Vibe $15900 [sullidj]
Apr 13, 2008 (5:23 am)
How did you get the $890 discount? Or you mean discount from the retail sticker price? Thanks.
#267 of 399 Re: 2009 Vibe $15900 [zzsignup]
Apr 13, 2008 (9:10 am)
Discount was off MSRP. MSRP was $17790, discount $890, GM Card rebate was $1000.
#268 of 399 Re: Good deal! [gatordude]
Apr 26, 2008 (8:01 pm)
How could you have possibly cashed in $3,000 on an old GM card? The limit on a Vibe is $1000.
#269 of 399 reply to mister015
Apr 27, 2008 (7:45 am)
I believe you will find that the "old card" has no restrictions as to the amount being able to be used.
#270 of 399 I did very well on a 2008 Vibe
Apr 29, 2008 (4:59 am)
I decided to buy a 1.8L, FWD, 2008 Vibe a few weeks ago and just closed the deal yesterday, 4/28. I live in Baltimore, MD.
I went on Edmunds.com and was contacted by a dealer who really wanted the business. At my request, he provided me a list of cars in a 200 mile radius that met my criteria of manual transmission and minimum bells & whistles. There were several colors that I did not like because of the 2-tone look with the dark grey plastic body molding that wraps around the bumpers and wheel wells. There weren't many cars with a "B57 Premium Monotone Package" either, so Moonstone (charcoal grey) looked best with the grey plastic body molding.
The car has no PCM Preferred Package, which is fine with me, but it does have JM4 Antilock Brakes.
MSRP was $17,920. The original offer from the dealer was $15,612 plus taxes, tags, and $100 processing fee. Final deal was $14,612 plus taxes, tags, and $100 fee. He found another $1000 from a "conquest rebate" which I needed a '99 or newer vehicle in the household to qualify for.
This will be my first GM product. I bought it because it is a Matrix twin and I like hatchbacks.
I think that buying with only 3 days left in the month helped my pricing.
I pick up the vehicle, 4/30, the last day of the month of April.
I think I did very well.
#271 of 399 Fax bidding on 09 Vibe with 1sb pref pkg + s&s pkg
Jun 08, 2008 (8:35 pm)
I test drove a 2009 Pontiac Vibe with 2.4L 1sb engine, 5 speed auto, with preferred package and sun and sound package (along with air and 17" aluminum chrome clad wheels). The dealer experience was great; a lot better than the Mazda dealer. Sheeze, you think I was trying to steal their baby or something.
The dealer offered a little less than $300 over invoice for it. I decided to fax bid the process as suggested by Motley Fool and Edmunds articles. I declined the Edmunds service since it listed only one dealership. I didn't see an option to expand the search
#272 of 399 seniorin need of help.
Jun 15, 2008 (8:33 pm)
Senior (70 years old) in need of all the help I can get.
I was offered the following 2 new cars with 1.8 engines.
08 vibe msrp $16810.00, inv $15885
AYO airbag package $745 inv $655
B57 premium monotone package $350 inv $308
MXO auto 4 speed $850 inv $748
PCM preferred package $850 inv $748
QD2 16 inch aluminum wheels $440 inv $387
Total model and options $20045 inv $18732
Destination charge $585
Lam dealer cont $200
Lam group cont $200
They want $19818
Gross price -----------$21721
Out the door $19721
08 vibe price $18488
Gross price $20265
Out the door --------------------------------------$18000
Car is basic with auto Tran, regular wheels and preferred package.
All advice welcome