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Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#204 of 775 October incentives - smaller than September?
Oct 12, 2004 (7:11 pm)
We are considering the Malibu Maxx, but I am disappointed to see that the October incentives appear to be less than the ones that ended in September? Right now on chevrolet.com or gm.com, the current offers in the North Central region on 2004 Maxx is $3,500 and that includes any GMAC cash.
Is the information about additional incentives such as GM family member (the recent $1,000 offer which I believe is not currently in effect) usually located on GM's primary websites (gm.com, chevrolet.com, etc.)? I do not see any information like this posted in the places where I've looked.
#205 of 775 Just Bought Mine
Oct 28, 2004 (3:31 pm)
Hello all, this is a great forum. I picked up my '05 Maxx LT 1SB this afternoon. Went with the Black with Gray interior. I leased using GMS, a $1000 UAW-Retiree Certificate, $1000 rebate, and $500 GMAC Bonus Cash. The SmartLease is 24 months, 30k miles. I paid 1st month and security deposit and my payment is $275.19.
#206 of 775 Re: Just Bought Mine [bdubsee]
Oct 31, 2004 (3:11 pm)
Congrats and thanks for sharing your information! Enjoy your new vehicle.
#207 of 775 New Malibu Maxx owner
Nov 01, 2004 (6:02 am)
On Saturday, my salesperson delivered our new 2004 Malibu Maxx LT to our driveway. The dealership is Suburnan Chevrolet in Ann Arbor, MI. We live 50-60 miles away. I was impressed that they offered to deliver the car. After all, it's a Chevy store, not a Lexus store. Overall, very pleased with the purchase experience. Only drawback was the vehicle was not really prepped as well as a new vehicle should be.
Some particulars of the deal:
Demo vehicle (driven by 60 year-old parts manager who drives like a grandpa, according to the salesperson) with 5300 miles.
Maxx LT with 1SB, DVD, XM Radio, CD changer, and sunroof. No OnStar.
Discount ($1,500) - this is the amount below GMS that I negotiated.
Price before tax and other state fees $19,225.25
I also paid $1,699 for a $0 deductible 5 yr / 90k mile Major Guard warranty. This was probably more than I should have paid, but I didn't feel like hassling with bargaining on it from multiple dealers and I gave in to the sales pressure. It was about $200 below the 'GMS' price that the salesperson originally quoted.
Our Maxx is Driftwood with the tan interior. The Maxx's exterior styling has grown on me over the past several months. It's not exactly beautiful, but I think of it as different - in a good way.
The interior flexibility, features, and quality is much more important to me. The Maxx scores big in all those areas.
#208 of 775 Re: New Malibu Maxx owner [bluedevils]
Nov 01, 2004 (7:36 am)
Forgot to mention a couple things:
No trade-in involved in this transaction.
Dealer did add a $75 'doc' fee to the $19,225 price.
Competing dealers were willing to sell $500 to $550 below GMS pricing on a brand-new 2004 Maxx LT. We decided the extra $1,000 discount was worth it in exchange for taking a vehicle with 5,000 miles on it.
Dealer indicated they couldn't / weren't allowed to show the price of the vehicle below GMS. So I paid tax on the $24,225 price instead of the price after the $1500 discount and the $3500 rebate. The $1500 and $3500 were shown as down payment, basically. I did not press the salesperson on this, as I assumed it must be required by state law or something. I doubt the dealer is charging me extra sales tax and then keeping it, since this would be unwise and illegal.
#209 of 775 Re: New Malibu Maxx owner [bluedevils]
Nov 01, 2004 (10:05 am)
seems odd they can charge you tax etc on 24k when your negotiated price was 19K.....on your sales invoice..wondering how they showed the sales tax calculation.....
#210 of 775 Re: New Malibu Maxx owner [bluedevils]
Nov 09, 2004 (7:52 am)
MAJOR GUARD..price..was high..but hey if you are happy with the deal that is great....the lowest I have seen is 1570 for a 6/100k plan with 0 ded
Nov 09, 2004 (10:14 am)
In the NE the best deals were in July when they had a glut of vehicles,6k in rebates and now only 4K.
#212 of 775 Re: New Malibu Maxx owner [pao]
Nov 09, 2004 (10:20 am)
Sounds like I'm not a TON above the best price you have heard of. $129 more than what you saw, although that was 6 yr / 100k instead of the 5 / 90 I bought.
I had a feeling I overpaid somewhat, but I just didn't feel like dealing with it any more.
#213 of 775 Re: New Malibu Maxx owner [bluedevils]
Nov 11, 2004 (12:08 pm)
I took delivery of my silver Maxx LS on 10-18-04. The vehicle was a base LS with no add ons. It too was a dealer demo driven by one of the dealership's sales managers since May 04. It had 7100 miles and had the 7500 mile service completed. I was very happy with the service and sales at Mirak Chevrolet. I feel like I got a great deal on this car and they are committed to my satisfaction.
Paid $17495.00 plus tax and title.
Was originally offered a 6 yr 60,000 mile warranty for $895.00 (warranty started at delivery miles so good to 67,100 miles on the odometer) but asked about more miles and instead opted for a 5 yr 75,000 mile warranty for the same price. So my warranty now covers the vehicle until 10-18-2009 or the odometer reads 82,1000. The only thing I wish mine had was the xm but I am looking into an aftermarket system. I just purchased an aftermarket gps system and it works fabulous. It's the Garmin Quest, it is very small and has enough memory for detailed street level maps of the NE and highway maps of all of N. America. Also talks to you "Turn left in 300ft" Only $599.00