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#185 of 767 JUST PURCHASED 2007 Chevy Crew 4x4
Sep 02, 2006 (6:58 am)
So I just purchased my new 2007 Chevy Crew Cab 1500 Silverado yesterday. It is a LS2, with 4x4 (not Z71 package). It came with a
Sticker was $30,350. I got everything for the total drive out price of $26,500. I used a credit union to finance so nothing special on the APR. I never go to term anyway and I always pay off my loans early so not a big deal.
Just thought somebody out there could use some buying info without all these posts that show some pretty unrealistic "purchases".
It wasn't the steal of the century, but it was definitely a fair price. I bought the truck just outside of Houston, TX. I actually called the dealership and offered that price and gave the sales guy the VIN. He called me back in about 10 mins and it was a done deal. He had to check with the "tower boss" lol.
#186 of 767 Re: JUST PURCHASED 2007 Chevy Crew 4x4 [oc48]
Sep 03, 2006 (9:55 pm)
I might have purchased the same thing on 9/2/06. I bought a new 2006 SL2 GMC Sierra 4WD Crew Cab.
List price was $28,495 plus:
HD locking diff
Deep tinted glass
Electric rear window defogger
Engine block heater
or $730 in options plus $875 freight equals list of $30,100.
I built the same vehicle on edmunds and on the gmc site and arrived at exactly the same figures. I wish it came with the trailering package(tranny cooler, hitch, 7pin harness) and a bed liner but oh well.
I got the truck for $22,000 plus tax, title (plus $250 for a GMC bed liner) for about $24,150.
I usually go through Capital One (capitalone.com) for my auto's (I strongly recomend, very easy 5 min process on-line, they mail you a blank check the next day for $15, you can use on any car/truck) and they have the best rates. Except this time the dealer found Harris Bank (never heard of them) at a rate of 5.59% for 60 months. I am also a credit score in the mid 700's so that helps.
MY BIG QUESTION IS....MY BROTHER-IN-LAW WORKS FOR GMAC AND GOT ME A EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT NUMBER----CAN THAT BE USED AND HOW? He was not sure of the amount or anything--I was hoping the discount would be on top of the discounts I already got. How does the employee discount work?
#187 of 767 Re: JUST PURCHASED 2007 Chevy Crew 4x4 [fordgmcman]
Sep 03, 2006 (10:29 pm)
Whoops, I also forgot to mention that the sales manager told me that the truck was an auto show truck so he could give some additional discounts. Apparently the dealers in the area of an auto show are given incentives to take the vehicles brougght to the show by the corporation--which makes sense otherwise they would have to ship the vehicles back to the plant which would be redundant.
Also, because it was an auto show truck, he wouldn't let me use my small $225 gm credit card money. It would have paid for the bedliner...I'll have to call GM and ask why I was DENIED!!
#188 of 767 Re: JUST PURCHASED 2007 Chevy Crew 4x4 [fordgmcman]
Sep 04, 2006 (6:58 am)
Sounds like a nice truck! I looked for a 2006 because of the $5k rebate, but the only ones I could find were LT2's with every option under the sun or pretty shiny red trucks that 17 year old chicks would love to drive!
The 2007 only came with $3,500 rebates, but I'm happy with it!
#189 of 767 Re: JUST PURCHASED 2007 Chevy Crew 4x4 [oc48]
Sep 04, 2006 (6:28 pm)
Good! Too bad about not finding an 06, but at least you are happy! Ok, tomorrow I'm calling GM about them not letting me use:
1. the employee discount code
2. my credit card money
I called the dealer this afternoon to ask and once again was denied.
SO...I called another dealer who had an ad in the paper Sunday for the same truck but advertised at $22,955. The owners son is a sales person there and told me the employee discount (friends and family code given to me by my brother-in-law) works like this:
MSRP minus employee code minus rebates.
This formula translated an MSRP of $29,500 minus $3,186 minus $5,000 rebate equals $21,314 (plus tax, title, and license). This would be about $686 better than the deal I got, but I am still very happy with my purchase. I guess I get free car washes for the life of the vehicle and I live about a quarter mile from the dealer so I'll try to make up that $686 over 5 years (if average cost of a car wash is $6, then I need to get it washed twice a month!).
Whew! At least gas prices are now about $2.56 gallon here in Minneapolis, MN.
#190 of 767 Silverado Crew LT2 price quote
Sep 18, 2006 (10:03 pm)
Local Phoenix dealer quoted me:
$28,250.00 OTD (truck, tax, title, tags, doc fee all included)for a:
2006 Silverado Crew LT2 2WD 3.23 axle
Light Duty package (limited slip)
Aluminum rims (factory)
It's white (blah...I know)
Is this okay, or should I push lower?
#191 of 767 Re: Silverado Crew LT2 price quote [speedypt]
Sep 20, 2006 (8:40 pm)
Have you checked Edmunds for the invoice price? My advice: use Edmunds to build and price your truck and to determine the invoice price. Then take invoice minus any rebates (I think it is $4,000 right now up in the north central area like Minnesota). GMC/Chevy allows dealers a 3% holdback based on the full MSRP. According to Edmunds, dealers never give up this money but in my case they must have given up a little to move the truck because I figured that they only made about half the holdback.
Of course, I think another idea is to bargin on the powertrain warranty which is now better on the 2007's. I am currently arguing with GM about that because my 06 was only 4 days old when they announced the better warranty on the 07's on Sept 6th 2006.
Sep 21, 2006 (12:32 am)
Hey man, thanks. They gave me the invoice printout including all holdbacks, etc. listed on it. I think they did this because I get supplier pricing. What suprised me was seeing a lower price listed on CarsDirect.com than my supplier pricing.
Dealer called me and sounds like they'd go about 1k lower if I'm really ready to buy now.
Now all I have to do is convince the wife!
Thanks for the advice!
#193 of 767 Re: Fordgmcman [speedypt]
Sep 21, 2006 (6:21 pm)
I forgot about supplier pricing--the dealer mentioned he was giving me that discount too and I'm not sure what it means. All I know is that he went below the supplier price to sell me my truck. I also went to Carsdirect.com and the MSRP when I built my truck was the same, but the invoice is about $428 more than Edmunds.com because of my area/zip code and some of the options are cheaper for this area too, not sure why. Edmunds actually had the same Carsdirect.com price listed beside my cheaper price as a column listed as What Others Are Paying. Cool.
As a side note, I know the current $4,000 rebate ends 10/6/2006. I wonder if it would be worth waiting until 10/7/2006 to see if they offer more discounts...but alas, if the wife says do it, then do it now!
#194 of 767 Buying from Carmax..........good idea???
Sep 28, 2006 (5:55 am)
Anyone have any experience or knowledge about buying a Z71 or GM truck in general, from Carmax? Pitfalls, dangers, things to watch for? Also, curious about where Carmax gets their vehicles from? Thanks.