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Chevrolet Equinox, SUV
#261 of 491 Re: Current 2010 Chevy Equinox prices paid [colt_hero]
Jan 10, 2010 (5:43 pm)
"Let's face it - the Equinox is little more than an Impala with a roof rack (and AT LEAST a $5,000 mark-up)... "
Uh....... No it's not. I've got my LT 2 with V6. Currently 3500 miles on it and I get 28 hwy at 75. I ALSO own a 2009 Traverse LTZ. The Equinox is my work vehicle and the traverse is my family vehicle. Ride is similar to better with the Equinox. Off the line, the Nox takes off much better. Pioneer system WAY BETTER than Bose and MPG is better on the Nox.
Do you even have an Equinox or did you just test drive one to make this decision?
#262 of 491 Re: Current 2010 Chevy Equinox prices paid [cyberman1]
Jan 10, 2010 (5:58 pm)
You are getting a good price. I retired as a Sales manager for a GM dealership 3 years ago. I ordered a 2010 LTZ Equinox from my good friend who is a sales manager at a Chevy dealer. I went on the dealer computer with him to order my car and I got the car for invoice. You have to understand the dealer pays $611 in advertising on that car and that is added to the price of the car. You are paying about $200 over dealer invoice. The dealer makes his money on the holdback which is about $1000. You will NOT get a better deal than what you got. And believe me, the Equinox is not an Impala with roof racks. I priced many similiar SUVs and they were extremely close in price. Just look at the reviews on the Equinox. I have driven many cars in my life. This Equinox is giving Chevy the boost it needs for a big comeback. Make no mistake-you will love that vehicle.
Jan 10, 2010 (6:17 pm)
Just saw a news story about the auto industry and compared to December '08, the Equinox sales have increased 121% in Dec. '09. Not that the old Nox was that great of a seller, but come on, 121% - that's huge. Of course that's probably including blown out '09's along with the '10's, but still....
#264 of 491 And the price is?
Jan 11, 2010 (10:31 am)
I'm looking for some help on what kind of total discount people are actually getting. This is my first new car purchase and I haven't owned a car in 10 years.
I have money to put down which can go anywhere from 4-10k and I'm not trading anything in. I'm trying to figure out what I can realistically expect the dealer to negotiate down to on the MSRP. As much as I'd love the options of a sun roof and heated seats they're not deal breakers for me so lets assume I'm talking base model.
I've been told by other folks anywhere from 1500-4500k off isn't unreasonable. I'm also wondering what they're usually willing to add at no cost options wise as well as are there any "extra" fees they're willing to knock off.
Also do people think they'll offer any of the standard incentives like 0%, 1.9% or 2.9% over Presidents Day in Feb?
Appreciate the help!
#265 of 491 Re: And the price is? [bsstone737]
Jan 11, 2010 (10:57 am)
The average difference between MSRP and dealer cost on the Equinox is $1300-$1500, not upwards of $4500. Go to the following website:msn.com. Click on the word autos.When the new screen comes up on the left is a column stateing new cars. Put in the make and model and click on go.The next screen shows a picture of the car you picked. Just to the right of the picture click on price it with options. On the next screen pick the trim of car you want. E.G. 2lt FWD or LTZ AWD. You can then build the car you want and you will get the MSRP including destination and also the dealer cost. Be aware that the Equinox just went up $200 so add $200 to the price on the website. Also-very important-on the final base invoice price add the $200 increase plus dealer advertising which is $400-$600 depending on the price of the car. So if the base invoice price on the car you build is $29,000 add $200 plus another 400-600 for advertising. Dealers are not willing to go much under MSRP on these cars because thet can't get them. But they will negotiate if you order one from the factory. Also you would be entitled to any rebates or incentives at time of delivery, not when you order the car. Good Luck.
#266 of 491 Re: And the price is? [bsstone737]
Jan 11, 2010 (12:39 pm)
the MSRP on the one I built on the website (2LT w/sunroof, power liftgate, leather seats) was $30,540 and invoiced at $28869. I got 1156 off for credit union pricing, 1000 conquest cash and 500 instead of the 60 day guarantee for a net price of $27,884. I went to the dealer with my paper in hand and said this is what I want exactly as I built it. My final price is 27,884 plus sales tax.
#267 of 491 Re: And the price is? [reeboc1]
Jan 11, 2010 (2:05 pm)
Without the 1000 conquest and 500 for 60 day you paid $29400. When adding in the advertising you got a very good deal. However if you are waiting for the ca and it hasn't been delivered yet there is no $500 any more and the conquest is down to $500.
#268 of 491 Re: And the price is? [pete6666]
Jan 11, 2010 (3:27 pm)
Yep, I know. I ordered the car on 10/27/09. The dealer received the VIN number on 12/28. I went to the dealership that day and the finance manager reported the vehicle as sold. Though it won't be here until Wednesday or Thursday, my incentives were locked in on 12/28. I asked for copies of the paperwork, so I have it all in writing. I had a feeling my car wouldn't be here before Jan 4 and I wanted those incentives. I asked how I can get them and was told once they get the VIN they can report the car as sold and lock in the 1000 and 500. I also got a 2.94% interest rate!
#269 of 491 rebates all gone...
Jan 11, 2010 (6:32 pm)
too bad, rebates all gone, and according to lutz, equinox has a very tight supply of 13 days inventory, and Terrain has 18 days. and invoice of equinox just went up $200.
#270 of 491 Upcoming Incentives & Deals
Jan 12, 2010 (7:38 am)
I realize this is all speculation and they seem to keep upcoming deals under lock and key but do people think that we'll see some more 0, 1.9, 2.9 % financing for Presidents Day? That usually seems to be a big incentive weekend and I for one am hoping that GMC and Chevy offer at the very least low financing.