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#62 of 149 Durango SXT 4X4 '05
Nov 08, 2005 (1:07 am)
After GM and Ford announced increased rebates on remaining 2005 models so did Chrysler.
I saw a ad in the paper saying the all '05 Durango's had a $7,000 rebate. I considered buying one this summer during the employee pricing but they were only discounted about $5,000 total.
On Saturday I drove a SXT 4X2 at a local dealer and made him a offer. $10,000 under sticker price. ($7k rebate + $3k dealer discount). They would only reduce it by $8850 which they said was $100 over invoice before rebate. I walked on that great deal. I went home and called a few dealers 200 miles away. I found one that would take my $10K under sticker offer. I did not want to drive 3 hours to get that deal. The next day I found a 4X4 SXT 4.7 Durango at a dealer 45 miles away. He would only go $9k below sticker. 15 minutes after he told me that, his sales manager called me and accepted my offer. I told him I wanted to think about it since my wife and I wanted a 4X2. Today the salesman called me to see if I was still interested. I told him my wife was at work and I could not get a ride to his dealership. He offered to deliver the vehicle to me for free. WHAT A DEAL!!!!!!!!
The price I paid is almost 1/3 off. That sounds more like a sale at JC Penney then a sale at a Dodge Dealer.
2005 Durango SXT 4X4 4.7-V8
-$7,000 Dodge Factory Rebate
-$3,000 Dealer Discount
+ $2596.32 tax, license, fees
$24,471.32 out the door
I live in Central California. The dealer is in a town called Visalia. Surroz Dodge.
#63 of 149 press request
by kirstie_h HOST
Nov 08, 2005 (4:53 pm)
A national paper would like to hear from consumers who are back looking at SUVs with the drop in fuel prices. If you have a story to share about how you had put your search on hold, but are now looking at SUVs again, please respond to ctalatiedmunds.com with your daytime contact info., city/state of residence, and the make/model(s) that you are looking for no later than Wednesday, November 9, 2005
#64 of 149 Durango SXT 4X4 2005 Mineral Gray Metalic
Nov 14, 2005 (2:28 pm)
I had been looking in October at the 05 Durango since they had $5000 in rebates but I decided to wait and see what the deals in November would bring. Turns out it was another $2000. Here is good tip, send away for the Durango brochure from the dodge website. Included in mine was an extra $500 rebate to be used on top of any other rebate. My breakdown looks like this.
2005 Durango SXT 4X4 4.7-V8 Mineral Gray Metalic 3rd row Seat
-$7,000 Dodge Factory Rebate
-$500 Brochure Rebate
-$3,000 Dealer Discount
+ $2325 tax/title/license/doc fees
= $23,700 out the door
I live in the Southwest Suburbs of Illinois
The dealer was Downers Grove Dodge
#65 of 149 Which MSRP are you talking about
Nov 16, 2005 (12:28 pm)
'05 Durangos have 7000 cash incentive right now, so I am looking heavy into getting a 4x2. I have been told that the MSRP I should go by is the base price, not the total price before the PDP sticker (pure dealer profit sticker is added. Also, the dealership is not offerring any discount on his 05s, yet he has a stack of them on his lot. Is the invoice price going to be based on the base price or the total price. Here is what I want:
05 Durango limited
Base- $33,500 Total- $36,485
$7,000 in Rebates
I want to push for a 3,000 discount because he has 14 4x2s and 3 4x4s on the lot to get rid of. I will also begin 'deliberations' at 2% over invoice.
Am I pushing too much to get this truck for 23,600 + TTL based on the current conditions? Is there anything else you PROS would recommend that might get me lower, because low is good. Preciate it!!
#66 of 149 Re: Which MSRP are you talking about [felts]
Nov 21, 2005 (1:59 am)
Not sure if you bought already and this reply is too late.
The MSRP I am talking about is the final sticker price with all the options and destination included. DO NOT pay for any dealer add-ons like a paint shield or window etching or a plain old dealer mark up.
The limited you are looking at is 33,500 base plus options it is 36,485. The dealer you are working with might not want to deal but call some within 200 miles and they might give you some bargaining power. There is a local dealer that is running a ad in the paper. ALL '05 Durango's -2K off MSRP and -$7k factory rebate. That is just about $100-$200 over invoice. I am sure you can get your local dealer to sell it to you for $27,485 + TTL
The deal I got was almost $1K below invoice before rebate.
Talk to the fleet manager when you call other dealers. Then when you get the best deal use that as leverage so you dont have to travel and get the Limited for $26,485 +ttl.
#67 of 149 Just purchased a new Durango Limited
Nov 28, 2005 (3:40 pm)
I just bought a 2006 Durango Limited. I didn't plan on buying it, but after a test drive in a decked out limited with the Hemi I was pretty impressed. A similarly optioned Sequoia was ~ $45k.
I am VERY happy with my purchase price.
Sticker was 42,525 plus ~ 400 in dealer add ons.
Purchase price was $33,500 + TTT, and I did end up paying full dealer fees (a bit high). It was late and I was done negotiating at that point. Since I was trading in 2 vehicles and was happy with my trade price, I didn't want to muck up the deal at 10:00P on a Sunday night. Net-net it was about a $9000 discount.
I am a little nervous about potential quality issues as I have traditionally purchased Japanese brands.
It has these options:
- Skid plate group
- Trailer tow group
- Two speed transfer case
- Hemi 5.7
- 6 CD/GPS/NAVI
- Uconnect Hands-free comm.
- Auto-dimming rear view mirror
- P265/60R18 OWL on/off road tires
- Rear seat video system
- Chrome bug deflector, wheel locks, spare lock, sunroof deflector and receive for the tow hitch
#68 of 149 Purhcased a loaded 2005 LTD Hemi
Feb 08, 2006 (4:52 pm)
Just got a loaded 2005 HEMI Ltd with everything but nav, and blue tooth. It was at a dealer's auction with 27K miles returned from a rental fleet in excellent condition. Paid $19k or roughly 1/2 price for 27k miles. Am really pleased with it (far superior to the Yukon SLT I got rid of)and at that price I can afford to trade in a year or two and probably get most if not all of my purchase price back if I become dissatisfied. Dodge builds a good product but as history has shown, they dont hold their value. Buy slightly used if at all possible!
#69 of 149 06 Hemi Limited
Jun 29, 2006 (10:13 pm)
Bought yesterday in ND. 06 hemi, limited, nav, dvd, full curtain bags, shiny wheels package, tow hooks, molded flaps, towing package, sunroof, block heater.
No backup sensors, skid plates, or Uconnect.
$31,451 + tax + 150 fees
Jul 01, 2006 (4:34 pm)
was it a 2wd or 4wd? i'm looking to buy, but it looks like the employee pricing promo isnt as good a price as the rebates they were doing before
#71 of 149 Re: 06 durango [mantrasia]
Jul 01, 2006 (5:38 pm)
You were shopping today then? We just bought and were thingking to close in July as the deals may have gotten better. I think we got a $5000 rebate, then my company has a deal with Dodge so we get it 1% over invoice less any discounts. I think its all a scam, Id be surprised if you would pay any more than I did. When I bought my 03 GMC truck we bought with 6500$ rebate, then the next month was employee pricing, my buddy got his for the same price. When your working these dealers remind then that gas is $3/gal and you have a hell of a lot of other options besides an SUV.
It is the AWD/4wd version. Actually have the window sticker here.
So its limited.
Trailer Tow Group
Travel Convenience Group
AWD 2speed xfer case
Engine Block Heater
265 OWL on/off tires
I had them throw in towhooks and the molded mudflaps, but they wouldnt install them. I got 1 tow hook on this evening Then we had to go out to eat, looks funny, like its got 1 tooth
So its the nav/dvd/shiny wheels/hemiMDS/sunroof/blah blah.
Basicly doesnt have 3.92 rear, backup sensors, skid plates.
We have about 200 miles on it now and averaging about 12.5mpg, so Im happy with that. I think it needs align as the wheel isnt square when your going straigt and it seems a little more active driving than it should. Sure is quiet, wow thats nice. Rides very nice too, doesnt corner as well as the expedition with IFS/IRS though but better than Tahoe.