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Chevrolet Tahoe, SUV
#1 of 626 Chevy Tahoe: Prices Paid & Buying Experiences
Dec 08, 2004 (6:39 pm)
Share your buying experiences here!
#2 of 626 2005 Z71 Bast Chevrolet Seaford, NY
Dec 09, 2004 (6:02 am)
I purchased a 2005 Z71 Tahoe fully loaded at this dealership last month. I initially made contact through the GM Buypower site, where I solicited quotes from several other area dealers as well.
I stopped in at the dealer to look over the truck and managed to negotiate a price of $42,765 before rebates and other discounts were applied.
The Tahoe was fully equipped with the Sun & Entertainment package, middle bucket/3rd row and side air bags. There was a $1000 GM rebate, and the dealer applied an additional $1000 discount from what he called "coupons".
GMAC had also bumped up my card points to $2K and waived the remaining payments on my '02 Trailblazer lease, inviting me to "Pull Ahead".
With a total of $4K down, the 48 month Smartbuy payment is $479.
Overall, the sales and delivery experience at Bast Chevrolet was smooth and hassle free. I would highly recommend them if you're shopping for a Tahoe or any other Chevy.
#3 of 626 Puchased loaded 05 Tahoe
Dec 10, 2004 (2:26 pm)
I just signed a deal on a 2005 Z71 Tahoe. All options included. (Sun Sound Side airbags etc.)
Bermuda Blue and molded mud flaps thrown in. I had $1287.60 left on a Lincoln LS lease paid off by the dealership and with nothing down I got it for $475/month on a 48 month smart buy. I'm tax exempt.
The MSRP was $48800 and it comes out around $38000. The "Red Tag Sale" was worth the wait. We've been trying to buy for 4 months. Hope this helps. Wish I didn't have to pay off Lincoln it would have even been about $25 better a month. We live in the western NY area and I'll help out if I can. Good Luck!!
#4 of 626 '05 Tahoe LS Brown&Brown Mesa, AZ
Jan 03, 2005 (9:52 am)
Just took home a new 2005 Tahoe LS with On-star ($995-$900 discount), 3rd row ($360), and 3.73 axle ($100), MSRP $36,580. Negotiated price to $27,400 including $2500 GM rebate & $1000 which dealer kicked-in towards my down payment. I used $3000 GM card earnings for the balance of down payment which was part of their top-off program. $2215 in sales tax (7.8%) $299 non-negotiable doc fee, and $625 license fee. my actual out the door cash cost, $27530.
Dealership was very friendly, only one questionable tactic was when negotiating, half way through, we had come to terms, and they claimed that the "finance guy was doing this work-up on an avalanche, not a tahoe" and the price went up $600, I cut that in half, as i figured i had a good deal going, and gave them $300 back.
Financing guy did a hard sell on their profit package (extended warranty, gap protection, paint sealant, carpet guard, gap protection, lo-jack). B&B is an autonation dealership and they have 4 standard packages. I took my chances and passed on the $6000 additional charges. The finance guy didn't appreciate when i told him his $5000 theft protection wasn't much of a value at $499, when i used the poster he showed me that 1 in 143 vehicles is stolen. I replied that the expected break-even on his $5000 theft etch protection was only worth $5000/143 = $35 He pretty much dropped his pitch after that.
#5 of 626 by owencurry
Jan 19, 2005 (7:18 pm)
nice deal! A little over $24k before tax. I use my GMCard for business and 5% adds up real quick. I've always thought the base Tahoe was the way to go. Even un-optioned these vehicles are plenty loaded. With all the rebates, disounts, and GMCard perks, you get a nice luxo-car for the price of a mid-level Camry. Good job! BTW, do you like the smaller V8?
#6 of 626 BEWARE THOROBRED CHEVROLET CHANDLER, AZ
Feb 05, 2005 (10:26 pm)
My brother and I both bought cars at Thorobred Chevrolet in Chandler, AZ in the last few months. In both deals they pulled underhanded tricks in the finance office. Specifically, after agreeing to a trade-in value and filling out all the paperwork, they tried to change the trade-in allowance. They claimed that they had mis-read the odometer and my trade was now worth $1200 less than agreed upon. They had inspected the cars completely and written the mileage as clear as day on the form. Don't fall for this ploy!
By the way, don't buy their lie that they must have your credit info because of the Patriot Act.
#7 of 626 Re: Puchased loaded 05 Tahoe [rodmary]
Feb 18, 2005 (9:04 pm)
Nice Deal. You are right about the Lincoln but the deal was too good to pass up. Pay above the principal if you can b/c before you know it they'll roll out the 2008's and you're gonna take a look and start saying, "Sweet, gotta have one, time for a trade in." As long as you are not unside down on this current you're golden
Mar 03, 2005 (4:43 pm)
Just thought I'd share my buying experience with Chevy. Everyone stay away from Pallone Chevrolet in Chantilly, VA. They were the worst by far to deal with. Lied on the phone just to get you in the store then "played the game" all the way to the point where I just got up and left. Had a much better experience at another dealership. MSRP on the truck I purchased (with the 1SJ Option package) was $42,317. With rebates, coupons, and everything else we wound up with a fair price of $32K even. This vehicle has the Stabilitrack, Onstar, 3rd row seating, 5.3 V8, Towing package, ect....
#10 of 626 2005 4WD Tahoe LS
Mar 05, 2005 (11:27 am)
Follow up from previous message. If anyone in the Northern Virginia area is looking for a Tahoe (or any Chevy for that matter) I would strongly recommend going to Lindsay Chevrolet in Woodbridge, VA (Rt. 1). I went to just about every dealership in the area and this is the only place that treated you like a human being. It was a pleasure dealing with someone you didn't feel like was trying to pull a fast one at every corner. I don't know if we truly got a great deal on our Tahoe, but we felt like we did and that's good enough for me. So if you're in the market, give them a try. Tell them you heard about them on Edmunds for an additional discount.