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#163 of 182 Re: Where are the incentives? [kyfdx]
Feb 05, 2007 (10:47 am)
Thanks for this. We figured we'd just be paying more for the 2007 since we'd missed the deal. I found a black 2006 Caravan in Spartanburg, SC for 15,104 OTD. With the power package.
Just because I hate myself I emailed Lake Norman offering them the chance to beat it, since The Spartanburg place is an extra hour away (2.5 hour trip) and because they have the light blue color which I'd prefer, but I'm probably going to Spartanburg!
#164 of 182 Woot! 14,500 OTD in NC!
Feb 07, 2007 (4:25 pm)
Well, I contacted Lake Norman, and told them about the 15,104 quote, and they offered 14,500 out the door. Almost fell off my chair since this is the same car they wanted 15,600 for. works out to about 13,900 +TTL. with our piece of crap trade-in counting for 800 dollars, we got an excellent deal. The only problem is that we haven't paid for the car. When we got there last night, the people responsible for setting up the deal were gone, so we drove the new car 60 miles home, and then today the finance guys still aren't there, so we won't be returning to sign the papers til tomorrow. I love extended test drives.
#165 of 182 Re: Woot! 14,500 OTD in NC! [pathosrising]
Feb 08, 2007 (7:53 pm)
Does the inline 4 cyl engine provide enough power for the Caravan?
#166 of 182 Re: Woot! 14,500 OTD in NC! [hansienna]
Feb 08, 2007 (10:07 pm)
yeah, it was decent, but we didn't buy the car. Turns out Lake Norman Chysler really are just the scum of the earth.
So I contacted them as stated earlier with a price from a dealer of 15,104. I included the price breakdown from that quote, and Lake Norman said they'd beat it, and quoted us 14,500 Out the door. THe last time we talked they'd offered us 800 for my mother super crappy trade in. We took it.
So we come in tonight after having this new 2006 Caravan 2 days while they got everything together. We wanted no extra warranty, so we expected to pay:
14,500 for the car, OTD.
- 800 for our trade in
-3100 for our down payment = 10,600 financed.
So we couldn't understand why they wanted 11,400. Turns out that when our dear sweet SalesWoman quoted us the 14,500 price, she was including the 800 dollar trade in. So there never was a car for 14,500. There was a car for 15,300, and after they gave us the trade in credit, the result was 14,500 OTD. Unbelievable. If the 15,300 figure sounds at all familiar, it's because instead of there being an 1100 dollar savings between their last quote (15,600) and this one (14,500) the difference was really only 300 bux. The finance guy and I argued vigorously, and truthfully had been anything less than an absolute schmuck we might have been willing to deal. But he was a jerk, with a smug attitude and a tired catchphrase "I can't change anything, It is what it is."
We walked. And we will not be buying a dodge of anykind. we drove more than 360 miles in 3 trips to this dealership, and there was no way we were going to reward their underhanded dealings with even 10 cents more than we agreed on.
Before we started the paperwork, I gave them a 100 dollar bill since we'd lost the title to our trade in. I just wonder if we'll ever see it again.
I seriously wouldn't buy from them if they hand delivered the car and massaged our feet while my mother signed the paperwork.
#167 of 182 Re: Finance Office [pathosrising]
Feb 09, 2007 (10:23 am)
Is the bottom line you had a 2 day 120 mile test drive of a 2006 Caravan SE for $100?
How difficult was it for you to get your "trade-in" and keys returned to you?
#168 of 182 Re: Finance Office [hansienna]
Feb 09, 2007 (10:57 am)
Perhaps you could say that, I still want my money back. With our car, we'd never given them our keys for the trade in, so it was parked where we left it. My mom just started putting her stuff back in her old van and it was over pretty quickly.
one casualty, we left my Daughtry Cd in their van...
it was just dirty because when I'd sent them the price quote from the other dealership, it showed that we were getting the car for like 14,600 + TTL and the complete breakdown, so they could see that the 15,104 number did NOT include a trade-in, so for them to just subtract our trade in from their "hidden" selling price was just so wrong.
#169 of 182 Re:You were smart [pathosrising]
Feb 09, 2007 (4:36 pm)
Thanks for the clarification. That is a sleazy dealership.
When we have talked about trading, we give the salesman the spare key to take it to Used Car Sales Manager for appraising. It is not as easy to get the key back as I would desire.
Feb 15, 2007 (8:17 pm)
I am in the market for a new minivan. I like the Chrysler T/C and Dodge Caravan both 6 cy short wheel base. I found several 2006 models left on the lots. I'm trying to negotiate a price. What I want to know is, have any of you ever negotiated a successful 0% financing rate without giving up the rebates? I am going to try this. Last summer I was offered employee pricing plus the 0% for 60 months. I think if me and the dealer agree on a price, Chrysler financing will give me the 0% for 60 months when we get them on the phone. I've successfully negotiated my interest rate on other items before and it works. If any of you have done this, post a message. I'll let everyone know if this works.
#171 of 182 Dodge Caravan Northern Virginia
Mar 05, 2007 (12:37 pm)
I'm in the market for a Dodge Caravan in the Nothern Virginia area. I'm not looking for any special options outside of a V6. Any info on OTD ranges would be helpful.
I've been reading the previous posts in this discussion and found they've been very helpful.
BTW, I bought and still have a 95 Caravan SE. Outside of replacing transmissions, I've been very happy with it.
#172 of 182 1% below invoice - good deal
Mar 06, 2007 (11:12 am)
I am in the market for Chrysler T&C or Dodge Caravan - need to buy it by next week.
My company offers a preferred price program of 1% below invoice - Is this a good deal? or is there a better deal out there?