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Pontiac Vibe, Hatchback, Wagon
#327 of 399 bought 2009 AWD vibe
Dec 18, 2008 (10:02 am)
I had little intention of buying a Vibe AWD last Saturday but did so. We need a good run about with some foul weather capability. I saw in the paper this 2009 AWD vibe with 2.4. Listed by Pontiac dealer as Con package, security system, tint and GM "executive car" with 5k miles. I was worried some rental crap. No, it was a real deal gently used car. You can always tell. No previous owner. On car fax I will be the first owner as GM owned it until I bought it. The economy must really be hurting as they advertise $14,950 in the paper for it. I looked up sticker and that was $$22,500 with con package and security. Oddly the $1,000 conv package was free on early build Vibes so the dealer thought the sticker was $20,800. I offered $14,500 and all he would do is $14950 and free tint. No doc fee.
Overall great car. XM still activated with no end in sight--maybe lost in the GM maze of accounts? We had ice 3 days this week and AWD was worth the lower MPG.
Jan 18, 2009 (10:06 am)
I went in after work to test drive a Vibe. I took out a red one, 1.8 liter, 5 speed with air conditioning as the only option. The dealer gave me this offer:
$15,999, plus a "documentation charge" of $303 = $16,302
There is a $500 rebate on the car, which I'm assuming the dealer gets. I need to check.
I bought the Fighting Chance package and used it to figure out the price the dealer paid for the car:
Invoice price: $16,051 (includes options)
Holdback (3%): $481.53
Cost to Dealer: $15,069.47
Destination Charge: $635
Minimum Offer to Dealer: $15,704.47
So the dealer's offer of $16,302 represents a profit to them of $597.53 or about 4%
Not bad, but I'm not sure I could live without remote entry (I have a baby on the way) or cruise control.
Any other offers out there?
#329 of 399 Re: Got an offer [hulkedup]
Jan 23, 2009 (1:53 pm)
I just bought a Silver 09 Vibe with manual transmission+AC+Preferred package in San Leandro, CA for $15600 after rebate but before tax and fees (OTD total was ~$17200). There was also an automatic model with same options for $200 less (!), but it was white in color which I didn't like. So you can probably do better than your current quote. BTW, there are currently two $500 rebates for a total of $1000 and the dealer does not need to get any of them .
Feb 19, 2009 (10:10 pm)
I've seen several people here saying that they got more than 1k off by using GM card points.
I thought you could only do up to 1k on the Vibe.
What am I missing?
Feb 20, 2009 (3:39 am)
I believe that it depends on what version of the GM card you have. Old version $2k, even more depending on what you bought with the card (some points can/could accrue without regard to the $2k limit). New version I believe is $1k. We have the old version of the card, Got something in the neighborhood of $2025 additional off the vibe using the GM points.
#332 of 399 Re: [use1time]
Feb 20, 2009 (6:33 am)
Hmmm. When I look at the "manage your points" it says 1000.
But I have had the card for at least 9 years, so I would think I have the old one.
Maybe a call is order..
I hate being on hold (who doesn't) so if anyone knows of a way to tell if you are an "old" or a "new" card I would love to hear it.
Thanks for the help.
If I could take off $2000, I might just take the plunge.
#333 of 399 New Vibe costs less than used?
Apr 10, 2009 (2:27 pm)
Just bought 2009 Vibe 1.8L (1SA?) with auto, power/AC options and cargo organizer. $15139, plus TT L. Got about 30 mpg for 60% city 40% highway drive.
#334 of 399 Re: New Vibe costs less than used? [peter72]
Apr 20, 2009 (7:19 am)
peter72-- where are you located? Did you get dealer financing with it? O%? I'm in philly trying to buy same. Trying to figure out my bottom line. Any other recent buyers out there?
#335 of 399 Re: New Vibe costs less than used? [phillyvibe]
Apr 20, 2009 (8:08 am)
I am in MN. I did not take 0%. I saw the list price from my dealer is $1000 more this month. BTW I notice "Toyota" on the side of engine!
#336 of 399 Great deal on 2007 Vibe
May 14, 2009 (3:38 pm)
I got a 2007 with 5000 miles for $12,500. It does not have keyless entry, power windows, but it does have a moonroof. I am really happy with this car.
I imagine that Pontiacs should get cheaper, what with the brand disappearing.