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#324 of 1653 Re: Buying 2006 T&C [bogz11]
Sep 11, 2006 (11:36 am)
Well, right now you are giving up $4K in rebates if you take the 0% financing. You might want to reconsider whether you want to finance, given the hefty rebates available. If you are dumping the CTS, it may go a long way toward paying for much of the cost of the new T&C, though I suppose like most new vehicles, the CTS has already taken a good hit on depreciation, being near to a 3 year old vehicle.
There might not be many choices in leftover 2006 models if you wait until October, though Chrysler may give the dealers more incentives to unload them the longer you wait.
Also, you could consider checking the Dodge dealers as well, since Grand Caravan is a twin of Town and Country.
#325 of 1653 Re: Buying 2006 T&C [badgerfan]
Sep 11, 2006 (7:03 pm)
Your probably right about the incentives. I'm tryiing to wait until closer to the end of the year to see if savings will get better in the mean time I'm trying to sell my cadillac being they want to screw me on the trade in. I haven't really considered the dodge van but I may look into it. I really wanted the Toyota Sienna but not sure how great it really is. Thank you for all your info and tips.
#326 of 1653 Re: Buying 2006 T&C [bogz11]
Sep 14, 2006 (9:20 am)
I don't think you can get leather in the LX. Touring with leather group and side air bags is probabyl what you want. The Limited adds a lot of other stuff that you may or may not want.
I'd wait until November to buy. Last Nov was a great time to get an 07 model, but I tihnk Jan & Feb of this year were the best. There was $5k on the table for 2006 models, more than the $4k even now that 2007's are hitting the lots.
#327 of 1653 Re: Buying 2006 T&C [aaron_t]
Sep 14, 2006 (9:41 am)
"Last Nov was a great time to get an 07 model"
Hm, I think you meant and 05 model, right? The 07's might be hitting the lots for the first time by now.
Downside is the longer you wait to buy a leftover 06, the less choices you have. Right now I saw an ad for an Dodge Grand Caravan SXT for $7200 off MSRP, which is just about what I received in discounting in June for a 2006 GC SE, which MSRP'd for about $1-2K less than the SXT. I would expect long wheel base T&C's to be discounted about the same. Pricing could get even better the longer you wait, and if you are not fussy about color and exact equipment packages, one should do well.
End of model year is almost always a good bargain hunters time to shop.
#328 of 1653 Re: Buying 2006 T&C [badgerfan]
Sep 18, 2006 (10:07 am)
Actually, I meant Nov 2005 was the best time to get a 2006 model. As much as $6k in rebates. Leftover models were only $500 more. Today, $4k in rebates for 2006 models, same as 10 months ago. Why buy an 06 model when the 07's will cost the same next month?
#329 of 1653 Re: Buying 2006 T&C [aaron_t]
Sep 18, 2006 (10:50 am)
If there were $6k in rebates, likely there was less other dealer discount off of MSRP.
In June I got $4,000 rebate +$750 owner loyalty rebate plus dealer discount of about $2350, for a total of about $7100 off MSRP on a Grand Caravan SE. Could I have done the same deal in November 2005 for a 2006 model? Perhaps.
Whether I buy at the beginning or end of the model year matters little to me, as we normally keep our vehicles ten years or more, so the remaining value of a ten year old vehicle is not dependent on model year, more dependent on the condition at that point.
#330 of 1653 TOWN COUNTRY
Sep 30, 2006 (6:38 am)
Does anyone know what to consider a good price on a 2006 Town and Country Touring model? I live near Rockford IL and are looking to purchase soon. I have seen prices around 25,000 and want to know if this is a good price?
#331 of 1653 Re: TOWN COUNTRY [bogz11]
Oct 02, 2006 (5:30 am)
That does not sound like a good price to me, unless that is before rebates. You should do at least as well as badgerfan $7k off which puts you at $22k.
I read an ad in yeterday's newpaper for a new 2006 DGC SXT for $18k in Metro Detroit. I'm sure that does not include destination of $730, and idoes include employee discount, but that's a good price. $25k, not a good price. 2007 models are either hitting the lots of coming soon and they will have big incentives in the next 2 months as the 2008 redesign is coming next year.
#332 of 1653 Is this a good deal for a 2005 T&C Fully Loaded
Oct 03, 2006 (8:00 pm)
2005 25K Miles Fully Loaded Leather DVD etc. GOld color Stow & Go. Power everything including doors & Liftgate. It is very clean. A former Chrysler employee owned but had no kids. The dealer is asking $25K blue book wholesale says $18K or so. What is a good price? Dealer claimed original sticker was $38K+ but the employee got it for less due to their deals in 2005.
#333 of 1653 Re: Wireless Headphones for DVD system [scoop9559]
Oct 13, 2006 (8:08 pm)
Did you ever figure out how to make the headphones work? I purchased a pair that were supposedly from a stock 2005 T&C for my 2005 T&C Limited. I have the 6 Disc changer but according to the T&C manual, the headphones work with the single disc system as well. The headphones are Innovatek 838s (or 839s) with the scan button. How do I make them work? I also have the remote. Thanks for any help.