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Chevrolet Impala, Sedan
#28 of 221 Love Chevrolet
Aug 31, 2003 (9:30 pm)
We bought an '03 Impala LS for my wife a couple weeks ago at Love Chevrolet in Seaside, CA. It was the easiest car buying experience we've ever had. There was absolutely no pressure.
Even before we got into the "little room" to discuss price and financing the salesman said "We'll work with some numbers and send you home to sleep on them." And they did. There was no pressure to sign that day. They even called the next morning with an even better deal which made the sale a no-brainer. In the end, after rebates, discounts, and trade-in we paid only slightly more for the Impala LS than we paid for my wife's Mazda 626 in 1995! And the Impala is a much better car.
We are really happy with the comfort, handling, and responsiveness of the Impala, and we love the service we got from Love Chevrolet.
#30 of 221 new post for 2 years
Nov 08, 2005 (5:04 pm)
Nobody buy impala these years? Or nobody wanna share buying experience here? don't let the dealer rob us, let's talk.
#31 of 221 Re: new post for 2 years [triogem]
Nov 08, 2005 (5:54 pm)
A salesman quoted me $500 over invoice and you also get $1000 rebate (or low financing from GMAC) on 2006 Impala.
#32 of 221 Re: new post for 2 years [jcooley]
Nov 08, 2005 (6:03 pm)
that will be invoice+500+tax+TTL-1000,right?
and maybe some other fees. for me, the dealer ask for paint sealant($100) and consumer services($300).
BTW,which model did you quote?
#33 of 221 Re: new post for 2 years [triogem]
Nov 09, 2005 (11:05 am)
I have a 2006 Impala with the LT3 package on order. The only reason I didn't go for the LTZ was my wife doesn't care for leather interiors. The car is equipped with a sunroof, Bose speakers and the universal garage door opener. Invoice is $24,804. I bought it for $25,132. I think I could have bought it at invoice with a little more effort on my part. I get to keep the 1k rebate. Dealer says about three weeks delivery but I'm betting on more like 8 weeks.
#34 of 221 Re: new post for 2 years [garrynky]
Nov 09, 2005 (1:19 pm)
that's a very useful message,thanks for posting.
So you mean you paid $25,132-1000. totally? including everything?
#35 of 221 Re: new post for 2 years [triogem]
Nov 10, 2005 (6:11 am)
The total price was $25,132 minus $1,000 rebate equals $24,132. I will probably pass on the rebate making the total cost $25,132 and take the 3.9% financing. This doesn't include tag and tax which is around $1,750 in my area. Keep in mind the Chevy dealers get a 3% holdback off of MSRP so they did ok on the deal.
After ordering mine I saw another local dealer advertising the base LS model for $500 below invoice.
#36 of 221 Re: new post for 2 years [garrynky]
Nov 10, 2005 (4:54 pm)
Wonder if that price of $500 below invoice included the $1000 rebate from GM. Then, you are paying the dealer $500 more than invoice then the grand from GM results in the $500 below invoice.
#37 of 221 Re: new post for 2 years [jcooley]
Nov 10, 2005 (5:41 pm)
That's a good question. After I ordered my car, I made the car lots on Sunday morning and and saw the LS on a local dealers lot with a sign on the windshield noting "$500 below invoice". I'm assuming that was not including the rebate but I don't know that. The dealer in question is relatively new, very small, I don't think they will be in business long. For that reason they may be discounting to establish volume. I have mine on order so I guess it doesn't matter to me.