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Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#423 of 775 Re: How do I find sales figures on net? [luvmbooty]
Jul 19, 2006 (11:01 am)
There isn't a lot of discounting on GM right now since they "repriced" their entire line to a lower level.
The LS standard Malibu is a steal. There is about a $600 price differential between the '06 and the '07 - the '07 has stock side curtain airbags, very nice to have.
Obviously you are more likely to get a dealer discount on a 2006 than on a 2007.
Start by asking for the fleet sales department, be considerate of their time, and ask for their best price.
If you get a 2006, check the "build date" on the small tag riveted usually to the driver's side door frame - it shows the actual date of construction. For an '06, try to buy one that has been on the lot 5 months or less.
Some Malibus are optioned up and very expensive; the base LS model is only $17k though, if you can live with a 4 cylinder (it is actually quite peppy).
The best way to have a heads up on pricing is to go the Chevrolet.com and use the Build and Price option to find out what's available as options and colors. You can fairly readily get any dealer with a warm body and a pulse to show you their invoice and sell to you for anywhere from their invoice price to $600 over invoice. Don't under any circumstances pay "dealer pack" a side sticker on the window with mostly appearance items.
Where most buyers give back to the dealer is actually in the finanance department, for above market rate interest rates, or protection plans of various sorts. So don't let your guard down at that stage. Check the eloan or other online car loan rate before going in so you know what is "fair."
Good luck! Some things you just have to jump in and try...
#424 of 775 Re: How do I find sales figures on net? [micweb]
Jul 19, 2006 (11:02 am)
If you feel uncomfortable asking for the "fleet sales" person, you can ask for the "GM Buypower sales rep" which is sort of the consumer version of the same thing, and is often the same person.
#425 of 775 Re: Leftover 2005 Malibu Maxx LS [jes1955]
Jul 24, 2006 (1:36 pm)
I paid like $18.5K for mine at end of season (employee price for everyone) special... I wouldn't pay over $16K for such a late purchase on a 2005 now... it is a used car in my book, even if it was never titled.
#426 of 775 Re: I'm buying A Malibu 2003 (Phoenix, AZ) [mariorami]
Jul 24, 2006 (1:38 pm)
You are looking at buying a car with an older style GM V6... those miles are prime time for major failures. I wouold not buy that car. Expect a head gasket issue soon. Always assume the dealer has a 10...
#427 of 775 Re: Leftover 2005 Malibu Maxx LS [cwesleyg]
Jul 24, 2006 (4:57 pm)
Thanks for the advice. I might try to visit the dealer in person this weekend. He still has four of them according to their web site. I'm not very good at "dealing", but I would think they'd be happy to sell one of these cars.
#428 of 775 1999 MALIBU PRICING
Aug 09, 2006 (7:06 am)
Any have any idea what a 1999 Malibu LS with standard options and 61,000 miles is worth an the private aftermarket? Very clean with no accidents. 3.1 engine. Thanks.
#429 of 775 Re: 1999 MALIBU PRICING [trainiac1]
Aug 09, 2006 (7:30 am)
go to www.kbb.com and price it for a private party sell
#430 of 775 1999 MALIBU PRICING
Aug 10, 2006 (5:09 am)
Thanks, I'll try it.
#432 of 775 Deal or No deal? 2006 Malibu LT sedan
Oct 19, 2006 (8:23 am)
Hi, I got a quote of 2006 Malibu LT 2LT(3.5L V6)+AY0(side impact ab) 17700. Tax and fees not included... I am living in Seattle WA. Any ideas of whether its a good deal or not? Thanks a lot!