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#127 of 176 04 Tahoe prices
Sep 08, 2004 (1:19 pm)
I have been shopping for a Tahoe or Yukon. I am looking for an 04 4x4 LT with sun sound/safe and secure, 2nd row captains chairs ans 17 inch rims. The sticker MSRP is 47k, Edmunds says the invoice is 41k. The dealer is telling me the invoice is 42.5k. A full 1500 above what Edmunds is listing. Who is more accurate. He is trying to sell the unit for $37,500 plus tax and tags. after the 5k rebate
I am seeing others talking about getting 25-30% off, that would make the price between 33k-35k. I have been to several dealers and I am not getting any lower then 37k.
I even found a DEMO with 3k miles and they wanted 36k after the 5k rebate.
Where can I get a true invoice price and what should I pay?
#128 of 176 Re: 04 Tahoe prices [jimbos]
Sep 09, 2004 (5:05 am)
Hi, I found in my research that Edmunds invoice does not take into consideration the advertising cost, which all of the dealers I spoke to include. It is 1.5% X (MSRP - Destination charge). Yours calculates to $692.25, if the $47K is the exact MSRP. On my invoice (yes, I got a copy), it shows up as two items (one at 1% and one at 0.5%). The items are labeled LAM Dealer Contribution and LAM Group Contribution respectively. If you've read the posts, you'll see there are some good deals available. Certainly, it is easier to get a better deal at a larger dealer with large leftover inventory. All depends on where you live and how far you are willing to drive (4.5 hours in my case). Also, work your deal based on invoice price. I was able to get the dealer to give me the holdback (3% or double the advertising). I think if you are buying a leftover this late in the game, they should be willing to deal.
#129 of 176 5k rebate and taxes
Sep 09, 2004 (1:57 pm)
Can anyone tell me how your dealer worked the rebate and paying taxes. I just talked to a dealer that tells me that I have to pay taxes on the price BEFORE the rebate has been removed. Ex. the vehicle was 41k minus the 5k rebate. My final price is 36k plus tax and tags. He is trying to charge me tax from the 41k. It is a difference of $250. This isnt the way rebates worked on past cars that I purchased. Does this make sense?
#130 of 176 Re: 5k rebate and taxes [jimbos]
Sep 10, 2004 (4:05 am)
Hi, it depends what state you live in. Here in NJ, we pay taxes on rebates, incentives and trade-ins. In MA, where I bought by Z71, no taxes are paid on these. Unfortunately, I titled my car in NJ and had to pay the taxes on the $8,300 in incentives and rebates I received.
#132 of 176 Reeman Auto in Pa
Oct 22, 2004 (11:27 am)
Anyone have experience with this dealer??
Looking for a ‘04 Tahoe..... I figure there are still plenty out there and gas prices are climbing again.... should be able to get some good deals
#133 of 176 Bast Chevrolet Seaford, NY
Nov 17, 2004 (12:48 pm)
I purchased a loaded 2005 Tahoe Z71 (Sun, Sight & Sound, center buckets, 3rd row, side airbags) from Bast under a 48 month SmartBuy. I pick the truck up tonight. The buying experience has been fairly pleasant thus far, with no games and little haggling. The price before rebates & incentives was $42,768. The GM rebate is $1000, and the dealer applied an additional $1000 discount from what he termed "coupons" .
I am turning in an '02 Trailblazer LTZ under the GM Pull Ahead program. The SmartBuy monthly payment is about $479.
The pricing from Bast was very competitive with 4 other area Chevy dealers I requested quotes from.
So far, they have shown themselves to be quite willing to negotiate and pleasant to deal with.
I don't know how this pricing compares with others outside of the Long Island area - perhaps others can comment on this. I'll post a followup after taking delivery on the Tahoe tonight.
#135 of 176 Bast Chevrolet Seaford, NY
Nov 26, 2004 (10:06 am)
This is a followup to an earlier post. I took delivery on my 2005 Z71 Tahoe on 11/17. The delivery was as smooth and hassle free as the sales experience, and I am extremely pleased with the ownership experience of my new Tahoe so far.
To anybody on Long Island looking for a Tahoe or any other Chevy, I recommend this dealer.
#136 of 176 Smart Buy 05 Tahoe
Dec 05, 2004 (6:08 pm)
What are "holdbacks" and should I expect coupons when I go to purchase.
What kind of price should I expect to finance?