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Chevrolet Cobalt, Coupe, Sedan
#92 of 166 Re: Is this the best I can do or should I hold out a bit? [delcorbett]
Jun 28, 2007 (3:40 am)
We don't know what your state is so taxes OTD can run from 300-$1000. Cobalt is regularly advertised for 3000-4000 off MSRP, Putting a good price in the 10-11k (automatic trans?) range +tax and title. Its OK, but not a deal I would risk getting a speeding ticket for.
I am in the market for a can and I got a quote on a New 2007 Chevy Cobalt LS for 12,500 OTD. I know the invoice for this car is 12,450 plus destination charge, tax, title, registration, and what ever else they try to stick you with. I am not sure of the color but for that price it could be limabean green for all i care. Should I hold out a bit or jump at this?
#93 of 166 Re: Is this the best I can do or should I hold out a bit? [delcorbett]
Jun 28, 2007 (3:49 pm)
1. subtract 1000 consumer rebate
2. subtract 1000 GMAC bonus cash (as long as you use GMAC, but you can refi, or pay it off, the next day if you choose)
3. subtract 500 GM conquest rebate (as long as a non-gm vehicle is registered in your household, could even be your mothers or girlfriends as long as the address matches)
Then add tax, title, and doc
THIS IS THE MOST YOU SHOULD PAY FOR ANY COBALT
If you can get the dealer to throw in some $250 GM instant value certificates (my dealer gave me 4 certificates a few weeks ago, see my earlier post) you can save some more money
Many dealers will tell you they have no more certificates ...
respond to them "You are gonna have to save me another $250 (off the above calculated price) if you want to earn my business"
Then just sit there and say nothing
If they say no get up and walk out
There is no shortage of cobalts on dealer lots
You will find this deal or better elsewhere
P.S. I got mine at Lafferty Chevrolet in PA (near philly)
No BS painless process and he is willing to deal...
if you live nearby give him a call or email
The owner gets personally involved in many of the deals
#94 of 166 Re: Is this the best I can do or should I hold out a bit? [jfritsch]
Jun 28, 2007 (7:25 pm)
I live in crappy old florida, the other cuba.
#95 of 166 Re: Is this a good price or can I do better?
Jun 28, 2007 (7:36 pm)
I do have one advantage in that I can go anywhere to buy the car meaning I work for a Airline so I can travel to further dealers to speck the lot. Have not dune it yet but I am thinking of it. Those ad's for the sub 10K cobalts in Florida did not mention the military discount. Potamkin chevy is running the ad along with a few others to try to compete.
#96 of 166 New car for New Grad
Jun 28, 2007 (9:52 pm)
Where do you get those instant rebate coupons? It seems like those can be stacked( $250 x 4). Do these work with the GMS discount? I'm looking to get the cheapest automatic car for my son( he also just graduated from college, so there may be a discount in there too). So what do you think a mid level Cobalt would go for in So. Cal? Must have auto, air, and 6 cd player/mp3. Thanks in advance.
Jun 29, 2007 (5:20 pm)
I confirmed today that the instant value coupons ended when the $1,000 july 4th bonus cash came out.
So they are not applicable any longer
Here is an example of an ad in NJ
Cobalt LS 4 Dr
only option is auto as far as I can tell
-1000 bonus ( must finance through GMAC, but can pay off anytime)
10,779 plus tax and MV
with a 5spd this deal would have been about 800 less
also I don't know if 6cd changer is avail on LS
mine only had single disc with MP3 as option
Jun 29, 2007 (5:29 pm)
Call the dealer, if he agrees to this price then don't hesitate to buy....
any reputable dealer will email you an itemized quote upon request
- 1000 regular rebate
- 1000 GMAC Bonus Cash
- 500 Conquest
Add state sales tax and MV/DOC
If you are military you get another $500 but most won't
Also you may get some dealers to go into holdback (sell below invoice) but I have found that for whatever reason GM dealers rarely do.
If you don't mind the crank windows the LS is where your best value lies. Get a pair of $20 floor mats at wal-mart or pep boys and you are ready to go.
#99 of 166 What I got
Jul 04, 2007 (7:15 am)
I just got my new 07 Cobalt LT Coupe last week. Sticker price including options was $16,700. I got $1000 rebate, but was a few hundred upside down on my trade, an '03 Dodge Neon. My Cobalt is the "Street Edition" with the spoiler, sunroof, upgraded 15" tires w/rims, not the plastic wheel covers, thank goodness. Dark burgundy in color, dark gray cloth interior, and I'm quite impressed with the stereo system so far. I had subwoofers in my Neon and so far do not feel it necessary to have to put them into the Cobalt. It sounds great as is. The three free months of XM Radio is pretty awesome too. I think I will continue with it after the free trial. This car rides very smooth so far, and can turn on a dime. I enjoy the fact that I don't have to run the air constantly to stay cool as it has been really hot here lately. If I run the air for only a few minutes and switch it to the air recirculation setting it stays nice and cold. I also really like the other goodies that came with it. Power everything, cruise control, and the DIC is pretty handy to have too. And very easy on gas. This car is a vast improvement over the Neon. My experience with owning a Dodge was less than satisfactory. I have owned Chevy's in the past and have always had better experiences with them. So far, I am very happy with my new car.
#100 of 166 Re: What I got [justus3]
Jul 05, 2007 (4:23 am)
There was also a $1000 bonus rebate if you financed through GMAC
Even if you didn't plan to finance you could pay it off before you got the first bill.
Also if anyone at your address owns a non-gm vehicle you get $500 conquest cash
As far as price paid you should look to be at invoice or less.
#101 of 166 Ad in july 4th star ledger NJ
Jul 05, 2007 (4:31 am)
Cobalt LS coupe
-automatic is only option
1000 GLOBAL loyalty (must be trading a car purchased at global in the last year)
1000 bonus cash
500 conquest cash
1000 factory cash
$8,985 plus tax tags doc
Almost no one will get the global loyalty or military
So you would be looking at $10,500 plus tax doc and tags
You would most certainly be under $12000 out the door for a pretty decent (though basic) set of wheels
Of course it is one unit only and probly sold already but global runs these loss leaders once a week
One thing for sure you are doing much better with a cobalt than if you bought an Aveo or one of those low end hyundai/kias