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Cadillac SRX, SUV
#38 of 131 First time to buy a car
Jun 24, 2004 (8:47 pm)
Finally I am ready to buy a car. I have decided on a 2005 Cadillac SRX with the luxury performance package. According to Kelly Blue Book and Edmunds the MSRP is $52,695 and the invoice is $47,441. Since a search of the dealer base did not produce a car in the color and with the options I want, I will need to order it from the factory. There is a $1000 deposit required but it is refundable. The price is negotiated before ordering. It will take 6-8 weeks to receive. What would be a fair price? Is there room to negotiate since it is a 2005? Any tips or info you have will be appreciated.
Jun 26, 2004 (8:39 am)
I would think that you could get it for around 48-48.5, especially since you are ordering it so the dealer gets an instant sale (and gets to keep all of the factory holdback).
FWIW, we ordered ours (also with Lux Perf Pkg) back in Jan '04 and it took only 4 weeks to arrive at the dealer. 5,000 miles later we thoroughly enjoy it, not a squeak or rattle, and an absolute blast to drive.
#40 of 131 Re: SRX V6 [steveholly #24]
Jul 07, 2004 (9:03 am)
I'm probably going to gold coast this weekend, they advertise 0 down everything for an SRX and $279 a month for 24mo smart lease... Is this a deal or what ? it sounds good to me but I'd like a diff oppinion. . . .
#41 of 131 chili1
Jul 07, 2004 (3:00 pm)
Looks like they made a mistake on that $279 price.
I leased my '04 SRX in March on the sign and drive program with 0 down. They were advertising $459 a month for 48 months.
Which included dealer discount, conquest cash, and
instant value certificates.
#42 of 131 Re: SRX V6 [chili1]
Jul 17, 2004 (4:56 am)
The price is valid, but real ALL the fine print.
Goald Coast is offering:
$279/month for 24 months using SmartBuy on a base SRX (sticker $38,690)
12,000 miles/yr or final payment of $25,536
$0 at delivery ($0 down, no bank fee, $0 deposit)
$1500 Conquest Rebate (all non-GM owners)
$750 SmartBuy rebate (everyone)
$2000 GM Test Drive Certificate (must have the orignal certificate)
$1000 Olds Owner Rebate (currently own a '96-'00 Olds)
$1500 Bonus Cash (everyone who buys a non-sunroof SRX)
If you meet all the criteria and don't need the miles - go for it!
#43 of 131 Re: SRX V6 [steveholly]
Aug 26, 2004 (10:21 pm)
1. What is "Gold Coast"? How on earth did they get to $279 / mo. on a 24 month lease?
2. What is a "GM Test Drive Certificate"?
3. How does one avoid the bank fee on a lease?
#44 of 131 Re: SRX V6 [jonnyboy7]
Aug 30, 2004 (7:55 am)
1. Gold Coast is a Central NJ dealer ("America's Largest Cadillac Dealer" if you listen to their schtick) in Oakhurst, NJ.
1a. $279/mo? Do the math - lots of discounts on a stripped SRX w/ a high residual. But lots of stipulations as well...
2. Folks who showed interest could receive, via mail, a "GM Test Driver Certificate" worth $2000 off - not a clue how to get one if you wanted one - sorry!
3. The bank fee (GMAC) is still there, obviously, just paid for in the payments vs. up front.
Hope this helps!
#45 of 131 Re: SRX V6 [steveholly]
Aug 30, 2004 (5:08 pm)
Thanks for your reply. I still can't see how they got to $279 per month unless there was a large initial cap cost reduction / down payment required. Was there? I'm purchasing an '04 with luxury (1sb) and 3rd row seat (in other words, not a lot of options) at invoice with all the rebates. The monthly payment on a 48 month lease, including tax, at 15k / year is $414, which I think is terrific -- but obviously I'm wondering about your numbers! Even if I subtract out tax and assume 12k miles, and use a non-optioned V6 as the model, I don't get to $279. Especially for a 24 month lease, which should be FAR more expensive on a monthly basis than a 48 month lease.
More details? Thanks.
#46 of 131 Re: SRX V6 [jonnyboy7]
Sep 03, 2004 (4:28 pm)
Don't know what to tell you....
Here's the ad in the paper that ran today:
"$279/mo Smartbuy, 24 months, 12k miles/yr on base SRX. MSRP of example is $38,690. Optional final payment of $25,536.
$0 Due at delivery ($0 bank fee, $0 Disposition fee, $0 Security deposit, $0 Customer cash or trade)
Rebates: $1500 GM Conquest (non-GM owners), $750 SmartBuy cash (everyone), $2000 GM Test Drive (must have original certificate), $1000 Olds Owner Loyalty ('96-00 Olds owner), $1500 Bonus cash (on all non-sunroof SRXs)"
Best I can say is give 'em a call.
Email me direct if you want to know who we dealt with there. (Ours - Black '04 V6, AWD, Luxury, 3rd row, Rear DVD... had it 6 months - love it!)
#47 of 131 Anyone know the new SRX incentives, effective 9/8/04?
Sep 07, 2004 (9:18 pm)
Cadillac's current incentives expire today, 9/7/04. They included $1500 conquest, $1500 non-sunroof models, $1500 finance with GMAC, $1000 for 48 month leases, and $750 for California customers. The lease residuals were good as well.
Could someone post the new incentives, which will presumably be available starting the morning of 9/8/04? Thanks.