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Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#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
Nov 12, 2004 (9:28 am)
Read page 12 of your warranty booklet,demo milage not covered and even new non-demo is only covered to 1000 miles. Where did you get your information ?
#215 of 775 Re: New Malibu Maxx owner [pao]
Nov 13, 2004 (5:27 am)
Do not know about MI, but in CT the 6% sale tax is charged from the full price, including rebates and GM Card points. CT used to tax even trade-ins, but dropped it several years ago. Does not tax what you negotiate with dealer.
For example, with MSRP $27,000, dealer price $25,500, and trade-in $2500, the full amount of $23,000 is taxed at 6%, with total tax $1380. Your $3500 GM rebate will be considered to be a part of downpayment. The same with $1000 GM card money, and the current $1000 GM card bonus. I am not sure about GMAC bonus, but most probably it taxed too.
In other words, of the total $1380 sale tax, $390 ( 6% of $3500+1000+1000+1000) is tax on rebates.
On the other hand, coupons are not taxed.
#216 of 775 Price paid for '05
Nov 18, 2004 (9:02 am)
Just purchased our '05 this week. It's an LT w/1SB and rear DVD. (no On-Star, no 6 disc CD). I'm not much of a haggler, but the salesman is a good friend of mine.....he's still a salesman nonetheless, so I'm not sure if I received the best deal-or if I'm his latest victim...I even told him as much!!! I won't let him forget how he ripped my head off on this deal no matter how well he thinks he treated me....I had no trade either.
MSRP was $27,345.00
GM Rebate 2,000.00
I paid $23,500 plus tax/title/plates fees. He had to dealer trade to find the Medium Gray color w/the rear DVD so he said that he couldn't "get into the holdback" for me. This, after reading other posts, appears to be legitimate.
#217 of 775 Re: Price paid for '05 [hermaxx]
Nov 18, 2004 (12:42 pm)
Sounds like he gave you a pretty decent deal, especially since you are earlier in the model year. Invoice on that vehicle is about $2,000 below MSRP (I didn't look up the exact figures), so he seems to have sold you the car for just about dealer invoice minus the rebates. You can't really expect to do much better than that.
#218 of 775 Re: Price paid for '05 [bluedevils]
Nov 18, 2004 (1:35 pm)
I'm one of those that don't haggle much and was simply relying on the advice from a friend/salesman. Nice to know he really was treating me okay on the deal. I walked into his dealership with my checkbook and drove out 15 min. later with the car...no hassle/no haggle....I guess there is something to be said for that too. I keep my vehicles for 8-10 years so I'm looking forward to the experience.
#219 of 775 What is "GMS" people keep talking about?
Nov 26, 2004 (11:15 am)
#221 of 775 Re: GMS - What is it? [e2helper]
Nov 26, 2004 (12:29 pm)
Actually, I thought GMS referred to the GM employee pricing, not the supplier discount pricing. Have I been using the wrong term?
On our 2004 Maxx, we got the GM employee pricing - a grandparent was a GM employee so that is how we qualified for the employee pricing.
On our Maxx, which had a $27,250 MSRP, the employee price was about $1,100 less than the supplier discount price.
#222 of 775 Re: GMS - What is it? [bluedevils]
Nov 26, 2004 (1:48 pm)
Whoops I am wrong
Yes bluedevils is correct
For some reason the term "(GMS)" is always following any text talking about the "predetermined Vehicle Purchase Program price" in documentation for that program.
I thought it was an acronym and was trying to make some sense out of it.
One of the forms I saw talked abou GMS or GMU price so I know it must mean something and am still looking :LOL