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#8 of 182 Re: Price on Dodge Caravan STX 2004 [bluetrainstop #7]
Apr 23, 2004 (5:41 am)
I just answered my own question. We got a 2004 Caravan SXT for $20,500 out the door. So we did almost get it for 20,000. It was the last one on the lot. It had the popular equipment pkg, quad seating, cd player, roof rack, alloy wheels and power drivers seat. The other van we got a price of 18,590 only had a roof rack as the options in it. We got this much nicer one for 18,890 plus tax and fees for 20,500. We are happy and love the silver color too. Waiting an extra month got us a much better deal and a nicer van too.
#9 of 182 bluetrainstop
Apr 23, 2004 (7:24 am)
congrats and best to you
#10 of 182 04 Grand Caravan SXT
Jun 01, 2004 (9:06 pm)
Wife and I purchased a loaded SXT tonight for $11000 of sticker. MSRP'd at 35, got it for 24 with no trade. Wife and I were not really looking for a loaded van but we got a really nice van for basically the price range we were shooting for. I should state that it was an end of the month last hour deal.
#11 of 182 Re: 04 Grand Caravan SXT [pdodson20 #10]
Jun 11, 2004 (10:08 am)
I'm looking at DGC right now, and all the dealers are offering 6k in dealer cash to reduce the invoice price, I would love to get a DGC for 11k off sticker but don't know where the discount are from.
invoice ~32k (just over)
DC Emp price ~31k
Dealer emp price ~32K (just under)
the only way I figure these sums add up is if the dealer sold it at DC emp price 31k less the dealer cash of 6k, and gave away all the hold back of 1K for a total of 24k.
Is this something that very many dealers would/could do? I think it's a great deal, but in my area, I'm finding a hard bottom around 26k
usually advert at 8k under MSRP ~(27k)
Jun 16, 2004 (1:44 pm)
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#13 of 182 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan STX
Jun 20, 2004 (9:01 pm)
We just bought a 2005 SXT with a Power Liftgate as the only option (The base STX is loaded with options, such as 3-zone A/C, roof rack, 2 power side doors, keyless entry, garage door opener, 2 row Stow-n-go, and much more). The window sticker has a base of $26,315 plus $400 for the power liftgate and $680 for destination for a total of $27,395 on the sticker. Edmunds says the sticker should be $27,585, I'm not sure why there is a difference. We negotiated to $25,132. There is a $1000 cash rebate, a $1000 trade-in rebate (we did have a trade), and a $1000 rebate if you finance with Chrysler Financial for a total of $3000 in rebates. Edmunds says my trade is worth about $1700 and they gave me $1750. That brought us to $20,382. Add in $1457.01 for taxes, a $53.52 Document Fee, and $80 for title and transfer, and we financed $21972.53 total with no cash out of pocket. We haven't had it a week yet, but we love it. We couldn't find an SE with the options we required (3-zone a/c, roof rack, and 2nd row bucket seats) that didn't have more options that brought it near the SXT price range. And the SE's don't have stow&go (unless you get the SE PLUS which is an expensive option). So, for us, the SXT was the way to go, and we love the power liftgate (even though we didn't need/want it).
#14 of 182 05 Grand Caravan SXT
Jun 30, 2004 (6:16 am)
I just purchased and 05 GC SXT with the following options: Linen Gold Paint, Premium Group, Center Console, Entertainment System, 6 disc cd/dvd. I did not get the leather as we were dissapointed in the quality of the leather and prefered the cloth. The MSRP was 30,645. Invoice was $28,480 (incl "advertising" for MD) We paid 27,800 plus an additional $3000 in rebates. (1000 cash back, 1000 financing through Chrysler cash back, 1000 cash back for trade). I "traded" in a worthless shell of an old pickup truck that our company had for which they gave me $1 to get the $1000 trade rebate. Total Price paid before Title, Tax, and Tag was 24,800.
It definitely pays to shop around and be willing to walk out. I had 9 dealers tell me that it was impossible to sell me the vehicle for that price since it was well below invoice.
I also didn't find out about the trade "rebate" until another dealer revealed it to me. No wonder all the dealers were pushing me for a trade because they could make that 1000 instead of me if I didn't ask for it.
It's a beautiful car (as far as minivans go) and we are excited about it.
Jul 07, 2004 (12:50 pm)
I see you mentioned 3 rebates, cash , financing and trade-in. Are they still offering all 3? Need a new van this month and am looking at a DGC SE - Any thoughts?
#16 of 182 Incentives seem to be working
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 07, 2004 (1:11 pm)
"Meanwhile, minivans have gained the most market share, climbing from 6.8 percent to 7.7 percent, while their average incentives decreased from $2,807 to $2,678."
Here's our Incentives and Rebates link.
#17 of 182 2004 GRand Caravan or T & C
Jul 18, 2004 (8:04 pm)
what is a good price for a left over 04 model. Likely the Sport model Dodge which appears popular and I don't see any options I'd add.