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Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#437 of 775 Re: Deal or No deal? 2006 Malibu LT sedan [ymchn]
Jan 21, 2007 (4:19 pm)
In 05 I got six grand off an 05 Maxx. Of course the 06's weren't marked up that much.
1. I think GM just put some more discounts and dealer money in to clear out 06's.
2. I know the LA auto show is already over. Any other auto show discounts on horizon?
3. If they're selling a Maxx for under $15 you should be able to do better with a 4 door sedan. There's still a quirk factor with the Maxx, the 4 door is going to be completely eclipsed by the new 08.
4. Don't be afraid to buy from a more distant dealer. The 'Bu is an extremely low maintenance car. Mine's only been to the dealer twice in 40 thousand miles. Your selling dealer doesn't have to be your servicing dealer.
5. Always deal with the Internet sales, there's less $$$ given out to a local sales person that way. Edmunds should give you 3 or more easy dealer quotes but do a zone search with other stickers on Chevy's web site and contact other Chevy dealers by Internet.
6. In addition to Edmunds, TrueDelta can be helpful in running down national pricing leaders.
Jan 24, 2007 (7:26 am)
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#439 of 775 Re: Deal or No deal? 2006 Malibu LT sedan [malibumalibu]
Feb 18, 2007 (7:52 pm)
i went to test drive a 2006 malibu at the GM dealer. It's a demo car with 4500 miles on it.
The dealer even asked for 19.5k plus tax and fees.
What I offered is 17k OTD but the sales refused to sell because according to him, they lost money for that price.
What do you guys think? Is it worthwhile to buy a demo car?
#440 of 775 Re: Deal or No deal? 2006 Malibu LT sedan [angeldown]
Feb 19, 2007 (11:05 am)
I have no problem with a demo car assuming the full warranty remains in place....as for the price....we are3 months from the end of the 07 model year and they soon will have a 2 model year old car on their hands......guess its how much longer they want to pay interest on a demo car.....I thinkt he price is more than reasonable if not a little high to be honest
Feb 22, 2007 (7:24 am)
It's a base model with 31000 miles. I paid the dealer $9800. After a Carfax and taxes and title and financing at my bank (9.5%), this car cost me about $11000. I'm thinking about buying an extended warranty from WarrantyDirect for $1200. If any of you kind folks have ANY thoughts about this, the car, the price and/or the warranty, please reply. Thanks!
#442 of 775 Re: 2005 Malibu Program Car [silvertonguebu]
Feb 22, 2007 (8:40 am)
read the fine print on the extended warranty...see who has to authorize repairs..do you pay up front and get reimbursed..and who will honor the warranty locally for you you......also...9.5% seems to be a high interest rate.....was that a result of your credit rating..did you shop around....did the dealer offer financing?
#443 of 775 Re: 2005 Malibu Program Car [silvertonguebu]
Mar 03, 2007 (3:08 pm)
Purchase only a GM warranty, most others won't cover just gaskets. Such as intake manifold gasket leaks.
#444 of 775 '06 Malibu Maxx
Mar 03, 2007 (4:34 pm)
I bought an '06 Malibu Maxx in November wih 30K for $13,500.00 out the door. Because it was a "Certified" Used Car, I also got the GM 3.9% financing. Pape Chevy in S. Portland, Maine was easy to do business with. Overall, I like the car. It has a dorky/ cool thing going on. At first I thought I was the only guy in town with a silver Maxx only to see three in down town Portland in early January. The car must have been built on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday- everything is buttoned down. The car is free of rattles and drives nice. Sometimes I feel like I have to apologize for owning a Chevy, but increasingly, it's looking like smart money
#445 of 775 New Malibu owner (2006)
Mar 04, 2007 (8:58 pm)
Hello all -
I'm a new owner of a used 06 Malibu LS. ~28000 miles. Clean, fairly low miles, great shape, runs perfect. Picked it up from a non-GM dealer for 12,500. In looking (Carfax), unit was a prior rental, which I figured with the mileage.
Question for the experts - was an LS with the 3.5L V6 engine ever a standard config? That's what this one has. From what I'm seeing it's an LS - everything else is base (no power seats, no heated seats, standard CD radio (no RDS)), except for the engine.
Also - one other question - I see no radio antenna - I'm assuming it's built in somewhere? Just curious.
#446 of 775 Re: New Malibu owner (2006) [hawleyrw]
Mar 05, 2007 (3:19 am)
See that "net" inside the glass behind the rear-view mirror? That's the antenna, IIRC.