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Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#505 of 775 Help With 2LT 2008 Malibu Lease Offer
Mar 19, 2008 (5:24 pm)
This was my first trip to a local Chevy Dealer with a test drive of the 2008 2LT Malibu - had premium audio package and sun room. (MSRP $25,015).
I have the GMS Supplier Discount Rate $23,982.04. Here was the first offers, any help getting these lower would be much appreciated...
- plus I'm doing the pull-ahead program (have 3 months left on 2005 Pontiac G6 Lease)
$1,000 down - quoted 3.15 APR
For 39 months (12k/year) quoted $373.31
For 39 months (15k/year) quoted $393.40
Is the residual % still %50 for the 2008 Malibu?
I went online and used a lease calculator and with the same figures it came up with
$333.96 - but I don't think I included delivery charge or any other fee's - not sure what they are.
Any advice to go in and negotiate this under $350 would be much appreciated - please respond here or email erodamanoptonline.net
#506 of 775 2009s This Summer
Mar 31, 2008 (11:33 am)
There are some paint color changes.
Power adjustable pedals no longer available
6-speed automatic available on all 4 cylinders except LS.
Bluetooth available on most models except LS.
Stability control now standard on all including the LS.
They will start taking orders for 2009s in a few weeks and start actually building them around June 16th so dealers should start getting the first 2009s by July.
#507 of 775 Re: 2009s This Summer [jaxs1]
Apr 06, 2008 (4:37 am)
Interesting that they decided to drop power adjustable pedals - not that I mind that much, but they do lend a bit of an upscale cachet to the car. Very much looking forward to the 6-speed auto paired with the 4 - I test-drove a new Malibu a couple of months ago and was pleasantly surprised at the strength of the 4 - the 6-speed should bump up MPG slightly. Also great to hear about stability control - that's quickly becoming an expected safety feature.
Any news on '09 pricing? Dual-mode hybrid?
#508 of 775 Re: 2009s This Summer [personatech]
Apr 06, 2008 (7:35 am)
The never announce pricing this far in advance and they haven't said anything about a new hybrid coming at that time. Most likely, pricing will be announced by June.
#509 of 775 Price Paid 2LT - $16691 - Nebraska
Apr 09, 2008 (8:00 am)
Sticker - 23,135
Offer - 21,900 (invoice)
Minus owner loyalty 1000
Minus GM card 2809
Minus Citi Bank Card 1400
I've only driven it 100 miles so far but this one is night and day difference compared to the previous 2 Malibu's I have, a 2000 and a 2004 Maxx.
#510 of 775 Re: Price Paid 2LT - $16691 - Nebraska [fratricide]
Apr 17, 2008 (4:51 pm)
Wow, great deal, right at invoice--you did well, especially with the owner loyalty cash now;)
And having driven an '07 for a month that I loved, which then transformed into mom buying the '08...I completely agree on your sentiments.
May 07, 2008 (7:59 am)
Looking at the Saturn aura base (21000 msrp) used 07 it wholesales for about 13500 (kbb.com). It is virtuallly the same car as the Malibu LS. The pontiac G6 which is based on a similar platform wholesales for $12000. ($21000) msrp, although admittedly not as nice.
The $20,000 base 08 Malibu LS has $13000 written all over it in a year. The $25000 msrp model in the mid $15000's. This depreciation would be in line with the other models and the previous ( now classic) 07 bodystyle.
I would wait for some of the hype to die down in the auto press and try to get as close to $4000 off the base 08 LS as possible, more off the more expensive models, or equivalent financing. I'd try to repeat this toward November or sooner with the 09's.
#512 of 775 Pricing of 08 LTZ
May 08, 2008 (7:51 am)
I just test drove the 08 LTZ this morning and the very first thing I noticed was the hard plastic interior which was a big turn off. Everything else was nice with the exception of not being able to purchase a NAV system. The salesperson said that they were running a "special" wherein you only pay the dealers' invoice. I'm in the Orlando, FL area and this is what they quoted to me:
$27,505 - invoice (mine had the sunroof, rear power package which was basically a rear power outlet and a shade for the back window)
- 1,000 - GM loyalty cash
+ 2,654 - tax, tag, title (wasn't trading in anything)
$29,159 - out the door price
What are your thoughts out there who have recently purchased the LTZ? I hate the whole dealership experience and would rather just cut to the chase with a fair bottom line offer.
#513 of 775 Re: Pricing of 08 LTZ [katyhy]
May 08, 2008 (8:41 am)
That price seems a bit high even with the sun roof. I would offer them $26K. By the way, I don't quite agree with your characterization of the interior plastic as hard. The plastic is textured and firm but not hard. For comparison, perhaps you should check out the Camry and other mid-size cars in this category. According to most reviewers the tactile feel in the Malibu is superior to the others.
#514 of 775 Re: Pricing of 08 LTZ [bwia]
May 08, 2008 (8:58 am)
Thanks for your input. I've driven a few other cars and feel like the Malibu's interior door coverings are right up/down there with the Chrysler products. It was the very first thing I saw when I opened the door - I don't even like it on my husband's Tahoe. Maybe it's just me. I've also driven the Camry Solara and thought that the interior was nice. Sebring convertible had a beautiful exterior but horrible interior - plus the convertible top ate up most of the trunk space. Felt that the Ford Fusion was boring. The Volkswagon Eos was very nice - I know it's not in the same category but I'm torn between a convertible and a "regular" car. As far as pricing, I hate this part of the whole negotiating ordeal. So you say $26k is fair - I'll keep note of that. I still have to drive the Hyundai Sonata Ltd and that will end my test drives of the sedan vehicles.