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Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#334 of 775 Price Paid - EOM
Jul 30, 2005 (4:19 pm)
My mother waited until the last minute; not her fault, she was waiting for a sale of her own to complete. Anyway, I had all of 3 hours invested in haggle-time, so I think I did well. We could have done better if I had my standard full week.
Chevy Malibu Maxx LS Package 1SB Dark Blue Metallic
-2560 GMS discount (tax applies here, of course)
-3500 gm card rebate
-1300 trade-in (10 yr old buick, did very well IMHO)
#335 of 775 Re: Price Paid - EOM [psm0110]
Jul 31, 2005 (3:18 am)
You got a pretty good car for less than 16 grand (I like to exclude trade-ins when talking prices)! Nice. What were the details of the Buick that she traded in?
#336 of 775 Re: Price Paid - EOM [bluedevils]
Jul 31, 2005 (6:21 am)
It was a 1995 Buick LaSabre, fairly well beaten. I was honestly expecting to get $700 for it - both my mother and I were so shocked by getting $1300 we didn't even try to get more, which we probably could have...
#337 of 775 Re: Hummm, for that amount of money [m1miata]
Jul 31, 2005 (10:19 am)
"I'd say you could have bought a Honda Accord, Altima, or Mazda6 and been far ahead"
Not everyone wants to buy an Accord. They have had their share of transmission problems as of late. Mazdas continue to have poor resale value. There are many Mazda 6's and also Mazda 3's on used car lots already. The 3's have had many reliability issues as well. Of all the cars you mentioned, none has the utility of the Maxx. Altimas are hitting the used car lots as "off rentals", these are good buys but it is affecting resale.
#340 of 775 Buy American made...
Aug 15, 2005 (1:16 pm)
I got my loaded LS that had MSRP of $26K for $19.6K... I'm content and in the process they paid off the loan on my gas guzzler... that was a 2002 something something that I owed $10K on...
You guys can keep comparing our Chevy's to CamCords all you want. I think I got the best 5 passenger car for the money and I supported U.S. auto workers, working for a U.S. bottom line... Many of the foreign brand cars are tempting, but I do what right for my local and U.S economy. Plus I like the looks of my Maxx over all the cars mentioned... I would have liked a 5-6 speed gear box though...
#341 of 775 Re: Buy American made... [cwesleyg]
Aug 20, 2005 (8:52 pm)
I'm not a buy American type. I get the best deal I can. I'm a free trader. My last car was an Elantra which I liked. The Maxx is simply one of the best cars I've driven. Two of my kids drive fifteen year old Camrys and driving a short way in an 04 Camry made me realize how much Japanese cars have slipped in comparison to American and Korean makers in the past decade.
The mid-sized import comparison thread irks me. I strongly believe that the Maxx can compete with any of the cars out there, but it hasn't been invited to the party.
#342 of 775 Re: Buy American made... [csandste]
Aug 21, 2005 (3:05 am)
but it hasn't been invited to the party.
It is pretty simple csandste.......It's lonely at the top. Toyota doesn't build anything like the Maxx. The Prius would be the closest design. Honda does build something close in design to the Maxx (Accord Wagon) but are afraid of exporting it to the US in fear of it cutting into their SUV profits. The Maxx simply stands alone in versatility. As a car, it does so much more than any other car out there. I bought an extended warranty to make sure it gets me through this pathetic SUV phase as gas creeps towards $4. Hopefully by the 120k mile mark, there will be a another car company who will be smart enough to build a car that is more than a grocery getter. GM certainly did this time around.
#343 of 775 Re: Buy American made... [maxx4me]
Aug 21, 2005 (3:53 pm)
Actually there's the Mazda hatch and wagon. Somebody photochopped a Sonata wagon and the results were much improved over the sedan imho.
If the comparison is sedans only then stick in the 'Bu sedan and all of the upcoming Ford triplets. There are good American cars out there. Defining anything as domestic or import is confusing in this world economy.