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#276 of 399 2009 Pontiac Vibe liquid platinum loaded for $20173
Jun 22, 2008 (11:40 am)
I just purchased and took delivery of my 2009 Pontiac Vibe. I think I got a good deal. Optional features include preferred package, sun and sound package, automatic transmission with tap control, air conditioning, and 17 wheels with chrome. Price was $20,173 (before taxes, title, and document fee). They messed up and gave me a $500 rebate I wasn't eligible for, so they gave it to me anyway.
As mentioned the buying experience from test drive to financing was super. I am quite happy with it. My first brand new car.
My only gripe is the dark cloth can get quite hot (high 80's here in Utah). I was thinking of getting lighter colored aftermarket seat covers. Any others suggestions?
#277 of 399 Re: 2009 Pontiac Vibe liquid platinum loaded for $20173 [ssampier]
Jun 25, 2008 (2:27 pm)
how much off of the MSRP list did you get? thanks
#278 of 399 Re: seniorin need of help. [suydam]
Jun 29, 2008 (1:52 pm)
I have been searching for a Vibe (with all the bells and whistles) for MONTHS...now intensely, the past 2 weeks. (need it fast!)
Almost EVERY used one( 2005-07) I have found within 75 miles (of savannah Ga) has either been from a rental-lease program (Popular with rental companies?!) or had been "injured" (unspecified).
ANd not one was under 15,000!!! (oops... I found a 2006 for 14,999 with 25,000 miles...turned out it had been in a wreck...and the dealer would not budge below 14,500!!!! A 2006!!!
SO..I decided I could get a brand new one for maybe 3000 bucks more ...why buy someone else's problem?
HA! EVERY Vibe (2008) within a 100 miles is GONE as soon as I or one of the local Dealers locates it. Found one (A Dealer found it) in N.C. for 21,500 loaded, Sun & Moons,6-CD, On Star, Pref Pkg, ABS, White, etc...so with $2000 rebate, including tax, all the paper BS, destination fee, etc, the "out the door" is 20,445 or so! Holy Moly!!!
(SUV prices! )
ANYWAY...decided to jump on that one, emailed the dealer to try to get it for me...no response back. Am almost certain he can not get it now...been 3 days while I decided. I took too long!
One dealer found one on a dealer's lot in North Ga...tried to get it (trade one of his) for me...the dealer refused to trade it to him.
What is going on? A shortage of '08's?
I do NOT like the 09's...only good thing about them is the standard features that were options on the 08's...
DURN!!!....they discontinued that great independant hatch window! Great useful feature. Wonder why?
And 09's have bigger piller blind spots now.
So.am up a creek.....I now need this car THIS week ...am about to give up on a Vibe.. A local dealer does have a loaner 2008 on his lot (3000 miles on it) white (color I want) power and auto, but no sunroof or ABS...18,000 out the door.(After 2000 rebate)!!
SHEESH!!!! EVEN EBAY is short on these!
Also...question...can the Vibe pull a small boat????? I have to relinquish my truck Friday (someone hit it and totalled it!) and was hoping the Vibe could do it all...cargo and occasionally the little boat. (Under 1000 pounds).????????
Otherwise I may have to consider a CR-V or Highlander....sigh.
#279 of 399 Re: seniorin need of help. [trashfish]
Jun 30, 2008 (7:49 am)
Trashfish: Why not check out the Toyota Matrix...It seems there are plenty of them available and that and the Vibe are "Twins"...same motor, etc. Go to Fitzmall.com and check out the prices and then make a deal locally!!!!!
#280 of 399 Re: seniorin need of help. [trashfish]
Jun 30, 2008 (8:05 am)
All the 2008 vibes were sold heavily for about 4000 or more off msrp the last 3 months. Very few left. Probably the same for 08 matrix. Many of the 19500 vibes 08 went in the 15000's last month or two. For the new Vibe, I would want at least 1500-2000 off but with the run on hi mpg vehicles the dealers are working the trout while they are running.
#281 of 399 Re: seniorin need of help. [jfritsch]
Jun 30, 2008 (5:15 pm)
Thanks both of you!
I finally caved today..panic mode since my current vehicle goes to the insurance co in a few days.
Drove a 2004 GLSTurbo Jetta wagon that was SWEET...almost got it ($$$13000/ 39000 miles)...BUT cannot pull a boat and heard VW Service is high cost$$$ as are the Jettas. So...ran back to the Pontiac dealer.
There are almost ZERO '08 Matrix's here as well.
I like the Vibe's design much better. (09's stink)
So...I called the local Vibe dealer back...he put me in a "loaner" (2000+ miles...mostly geriatric Caddy owners (Its a Cadillac-Pontiac Dealer) and not the White I wanted (It's a Blue-Grey with clad), no Sun and Moon OR ABS (WAAAA!)
BUT dropped to below $16,000. (After $$2000 rebate) so walked out the door $17,402. $3400 less than the car I tried to get...(wanted ...White, clad, ABS,Sunroof...BUT figured a sunroof, ABS and "on star" was NOT worth $3400 more!) It's HOT here and everyone I know with a sunroof keeps them closed...so, why did I want it??? NO clue.(scratchin head)
I know I could have , perhaps, gotten this '08 for a little less but I was not in the mood to haggle it more. He TRIED to sell it to me for $18,430 out the door. UH Uh.
I'm a woman..figures he'd try that...LOL!
He refused to budge on the final price, and was going to let me walk if any lower than the $17400 (tax, etc incl). So...that was what I paid.
Hey! Gotta FULL tank of gas too!!! Hehheh!
One thing...do NOT like the interior/seat covers..DARK GREY-BLACK??? NOT so Lovely in the summer....
going to get beige seat covers this week.
So far...love the zip and the road feel..for a small cyl.
I am migrating from a sluggish 4 cyl auto pick up truck with NO pick up!...lol.
#282 of 399 2009 Vibe question
Jul 08, 2008 (6:43 pm)
I am interested in buying a 2009 Vibe 1.8L automatic transmission with the preferred package with the radio upgrade, A/C and anti-theft device. The dealer says it may be difficult to get in a 1.8 rather than the larger engine. But the larger engine is not as fuel efficient and would push the price over $20,000.
I've been quoted $18,762.33 in Baltimore, MD. Is this reasonable?
#283 of 399 Re: 2009 Vibe question [amethiste]
Jul 11, 2008 (3:49 am)
"I've been quoted $18,762.33 in Baltimore, MD. Is this reasonable? "
I live in Abingdon, Harford County.
I used Edmunds.com and was contacted by Fox Pontiac in Laurel. They sold me my '08 Vibe at $3500 below sticker.
#284 of 399 Re: 2009 Vibe question [gary_g]
Jul 11, 2008 (4:08 am)
$18,762.33 is the out the door price for an 09 Vibe. Sorry I wasn't more clear.
#285 of 399 Re: 2009 Vibe question [amethiste]
Jul 11, 2008 (6:02 am)
No Idea. Taxes vary from $100 to $1800 depending on state. Doc fees at dealerships vary from 50 to $500.
Many of the 08 vibes were cleared out for $4000 or more off msrp. An 07 used vibe in the 19000 dollar msrp range wholesales for about 12000 so $15000 or so (4000 off) is about what the new 08 was worth. For the 09's I would want 2000 off or more (plus tax title). Whether thats achieveable now with the run on hi mileage vehicles I don't know but it soon may be.
18,762.33 is the out the door price for an 09 Vibe. Sorry I wasn't more clear