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Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#751 of 763 Used 2010 Malibu
May 22, 2011 (1:17 pm)
OK so i am trying to buy a used LT1, with 14K on it. Keep in mind 2011 are on sale already, i was offered a brand new 2010 for 19K (MSRP 24K) The asking price for the used that i want is $16,999. I can clearly see that the asking price is BS because for 2 more K i can buy a brand new 2010 or even 2011. My question is what would be the right offer for this car? I am willing to put $3,000 or $4,000 as a down payment, my understanding is that that is above normal.
I have been doing some research and i think i can get used 2010 (old design) Sonata that is a former fleet car at $12-$11 with 40+K miles on it, and by all account Sonata is better than Malibu, so is it stupid for me to expect to pay around 11K before taxes and registration for 2010 Used Malibu.
This is the car i am looking at, asking price is $16,999 as of this moment, any suggestions. Also keep in mind that i am open to other cars, Malibu is my 3rd choice behind used 2010 Mazda3 and used 2010 Sonata.
#753 of 763 Re: Used 2010 Malibu [seaurchin]
May 26, 2011 (4:14 pm)
Dealers tell me that GM auction prices for Malibus are high but won't tell me what they are going for at auction. I assume that it is around 13-14 for a 2009. The local dealer wants 16k for a used 2009 ( ex-rental car) with 34k miles on it. That is BS. I can buy a new 2011 for about 19,500 out the door. Granted it is a base model but it comes with all the normal equipment that one would want -cruise, auto, PW, PM etc. GM has reduced the rebate from $2500 to $2000 but you can get an AARP discount of $1000 plus a military discount or credit union discount of about $1000.
I think that it is FAR better to buy an LS Malibu new than mess with one that is practically out of warranty or IS out of warranty and driven at Avis or Alamo by 200 people or more. A program Cadillac is one thing. A Chevy is something else. If you want a used car buy one from a private owner and MAKE SURE that he IS a private owner not a curbstone dealer. Ask for maintenance details, etc. If he is a curbstoner he won't have them.
#754 of 763 press request
by kirstie_h HOST
May 27, 2011 (5:32 am)
A reporter would like to talk with someone who recently traded in a Honda or Toyota for a Hyundai, Kia, Ford or Chevy. Please email predmunds.com by Friday, June 3, 2011 with your daytime contact information, the car models involved and a few words about your decision.
#755 of 763 June 2011 Malibu Incentives
Jun 13, 2011 (7:59 pm)
So what are you all seeing from dealers for incentives on 2011 Malibu's. I'm looking for an LTZ.
Went through the AAA website and got three quotes from Cleveland (OH) dealers at 3,300 below invoice, which I think includes a 2,000 incentive and maybe 1,000 in factory to dealer incentives passed on to me.
Will be trying to push dealers lower before buying within next week or so. I'd like to get them to 4,000 below invoice including all incentives and such.
Woul like to know if anyone knows how low they will go?
#756 of 763 Malibu LTZ--Southeast Florida
Jun 20, 2011 (11:56 pm)
MSRP 2011 Malibu LTZ, 4 Cyl, Red ext, Cocoa/Cashmere Int
STANDARD VEHICLE PRICE*: $27,015.00
$325.00 RED JEWEL TINTCOAT
$100.00 COMPACT SPARE TIRE
(REPLACES TIRE SEALANT AND
TOTAL OPTIONS: $425.00
TOTAL VEHICLE & OPTIONS: $27,440.00
DESTINATION CHARGE: $760.00
TOTAL VEHICLE PRICE* : $28,200.00 MSRP
Went to www.lovemycreditunion.com and registered. Must be a credit union member of a participating credit union. Then went to the GM site it referred me to.
Once registered on the GM site, I was sent a pin to give to the dealer. The dealer asked for proof of my affiliation and once satisfied, pulled out the invoice and showed me the Credit Union price which is just below invoice (about $80).
The best part here is there was no negotiating. The price was fine, and the dealer can not add a dealer fee which in Southeast Florida ranges $599-$999. They are allowed to charge a $75 administrative fee and that's it.
My car had a dealer addendum sticker with a bunch of mark-up BS, but he was not allowed to charge me for them (Nitro Fill, Pinstripe, and door guards).
GM Price---$27259 (non-negotiable)
Admin fee $75
-$1000 Dealer Cash (Thanks Edmunds for letting me know to ask for his cash)
+Taxes & Registration.
After a $2500 trade-in, with all taxes/fees/registration----->$23578.00
Picking it up this weekend and can't wait. First GM car purchase in 15 years. Hope they got better.
#757 of 763 Re: June 2011 Malibu Incentives [dsatterw8]
Jun 22, 2011 (6:03 pm)
In Chantilly, VA, at Pohanka Chevy, paid $23720 + $399 processing + tax/tags = $25003 out the door, for a:
2011 Malibu LTZ
Red Tintcoat (extra cost paint)
Spare Tire Option
Actually got a lower email quote from Sterling Chevrolet a day after purchase, which was $200 less than this price.
#758 of 763 Re: 2012 Malibu [dispencer2]
Jun 22, 2011 (6:12 pm)
Actually, the "new" Malibu will be considered a 2013. Chevy will be selling 2012's with the "old" bodystyle until the 2013's arrive in early to mid Calendar Year 2012
#759 of 763 Re: Malibu LTZ--Southeast Florida [actraveler]
Jun 23, 2011 (10:41 pm)
THIS DEAL WAS CANCELED THANKS TO THE NEXT ENTRY. STARTED PRICING SEARCH ALL OVER AND BEAT THIS PRICE BY $2000 AND A BETTER CAR.
Jun 23, 2011 (10:50 pm)
2011 Malibu LTZ, 4 Cyl, Red ext, Cocoa/Cashmere Int
DEMO WITH 2243 MILES
SPARE TIRE (DONUT)
RED TINTCOAT PAINT
TOTAL MSRP VEHICLE PRICE* : $29,010.00
$ 2000 GM REBATE
$ 1000 DEALER CASH CONTRIBUTION
$ 1000 GM PREFERRED CUSTOMER MAILING REBATE
$ 1758 DEALER CONTRIBUTION
$ 3500 TRADE IN
=$21367 OUT THE DOOR
VERU HAPPY. SAVED $2000 OVER OTHER DEAL AND GOT A SUNROOF THE OTHER CAR DID NOT HAVE.