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Chrysler Town and Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, Van
Oct 11, 2004 (9:37 am)
Completely agree. Having owned 3 Chrysler minivans in the past, I understand you don't pay MSRP ever.
But I'm just saying KBB and what not have to factor depreciation from something concrete, and MSRP is concrete. Joe Blow paying $24,500 for a Caravan and Susie Q paying $24,900 for the same Caravan isn't concrete.
And now that I own an Acura MDX and not a Town & Country or Grand Voyager, I'm starting to realize why Honda has been able to get MSRP for their cars for sometimes 3 model years into their cycle. (I.E. 1999-2002 Odyssey, 2001-2003 Acura MDX, etc.)
#307 of 1446 Re: 2005 GC SXT for $19,995 [mings98] QUESTION: How many miles on the 2005
Oct 11, 2004 (8:33 pm)
How many miles on the 2005 GC SXT that you got for $19,995?
It was obviously USED as the MSRP for a 2005 GC SXT was $26,995 when it came out and the 2004 GC SXT had a much higher MSRP.
Oct 12, 2004 (6:55 am)
Just purchased a nicely equipped 2005 GC SXT for my wife on 10/4/04. The van came with the 29P package. I've copied and pasted the options on the vehicle because some may not be aware of the 29P. It isn't listed on Edmunds but is listed on KBB. It stated on the sticker that this package was available till 12/31/04.
I don't know how this will post but I'll give it a try. Here goes.
Customer Preferred Package 29P $3,495
No Charge DVD ($1,150) And
Rear Seat Video System
In-Dash 6-Disc CD/DVD Changer
2nd-Row Overhead 7" Video Screen
Video Remote Control
Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
Premium Two-Tone Seat Accents
Heated Front Seats
Power Front Seats
Driver's Adjustable Lumbar Support
Vinyl Door Trim with Map Pocket
Premium Group $1,235
Air Cond. w/3-Zone Auto Temp Control
Cabin Air Filtering System
ParkSense(TM) Rear Back-up System
Vehicle Security System
Vehicle Information Center
Removable Center Front Seat Console $195
Infinity(TM) Speaker System $425
SIRIUS Satellite Digital Radio $195
1-Year Service Provided by SIRIUS
Call SIRIUS 888-539-7474
O/Head Rail & Bins Sys Delete Credit
DESTINATION CHARGE $680
TOTAL PRICE:* $32,570
Here's what I paid, some numbers rounded.
1,500 Cash rebate
1,500 Chrysler financial rebate
500 Chrysler loyalty rebate
300 Dealer rebate
My out-the-door price was $27,250, which included sales tax of 8%.
Considering the options I got, I believe I did all right. I was planning on waiting until Christmas to purchase the vehicle, but after I saw the rebates and the 29P package, I figured what the heck....go for it now. And besides, my wife is crazy about it.
Oct 12, 2004 (7:09 am)
It could be a good deal, but what about the "$1500 trade in"? Did you trade a vehicle in, and if so, did you only get $1500 for it? If it was worth more than $1500, then you maybe did not ge a good deal. If it was a junker, then the $1500 may be a valid "rebate".
#311 of 1446 Re: [badgerfan]
Oct 12, 2004 (7:31 am)
badger- My trade-in was a 1993 Mercury Villager with 101,000 miles. Was it a junker?...no. Everything worked on it, however it was just time to get rid of it.
I checked the trade-in value and considering it's condition, that was the right price.
#312 of 1446 2005 GC SXT for $19,995 ??
Oct 12, 2004 (7:36 am)
I was curious about this deal too. Was this new?
A deal is only as good as the rebates. You take the invoice, subtract all the rebates, that's pretty much the best price anybody can do. How was $19,995 possible? Thanks for your clarification.
#313 of 1446 Re: 2005 GC SXT for $19,995 [hansienna]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 12, 2004 (7:40 am)
Unfortunately, the "experts" (CR, NADA, KBB, Edmunds) never compute depreciation on the difference between price paid for purchase and price received for trade-in.
Actually we do:
This is the amount by which the value of a vehicle declines from its purchase price. The purchase price employed for new cars is the vehicle's True Market Value® price in your state ..."
TCO FAQ (The FAQ goes on to say the trade-in value is based on TMV, private party, 15k a year).
Oct 12, 2004 (7:46 am)
Looks like you indeed got a good deal. It even would have been a good deal without the trade.
This is a really well equipped minivan and still priced in the mid $20K range, with or without the trade, not including sales tax which varies from state to state.
#315 of 1446 Re: [badgerfan]
Oct 12, 2004 (8:02 am)
badgerfan- It's still a lot of money.
When I was doing my research, the 29P package didn't show up on anyone's inventory from the Dodge site. Then one day, it just showed-up. I had absolutely no idea it even existed. That's why I posted the options on the vehicle. Maybe it will help someone that reads this board.
Edmunds needs an update on the pricing of this vehicle.