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Chevrolet Tahoe, SUV
#15 of 626 Just Purchased a Used 2004 Tahoe LT
May 09, 2005 (5:35 pm)
I am a happy owner of a used 2004 Tahoe LT. The vehicle is described as below:
- 2004 Chevy Tahoe LT
- Leather interior with 3rd row seat.
- Bose Stereo with XM Radio/6 Disk in dash CD Player/On-Star
- Memory Seats
- Rear Entertainment System
- Running Boards
- All power options including backup assist, electric folding mirrors
- Balance of 3year /36 month warranty
Dealer asking price $32,995, my price $31,500. final out the door price $24,185 after trade-in and taxes. I couldn't be more pleased. It looks nice sitting in the driveway next to my wife's 2002 Trailblazer LT. I have already took it on a road trip and I am very pleased. I look forward to many happy miles.
By the way, I searched every Chevy dealer in GA and AL before I stumbled across this steal......see you on the big road.
#16 of 626 Mail in rebates
Jun 13, 2005 (11:19 am)
Can someone try, and explain a mail in rebate on a new vehicle? I am looking at purchasing a new SUV soon. I was at a dealer website, and they have sale prices on some of their inventory. They have "our price" marked at about $17,000 less than sticker price. It also reads "Price is after factory rebate and our mail-in rebate plus state taxes, license fee and $35 document fee. What does this mean? Please help. Thanks.
#17 of 626 Re: Mail in rebates [mexam]
Jun 14, 2005 (7:00 am)
I have never heard of a mail in rebate on a vehicle. On a computer or cell phone, yes. Most rebates or incentives on cars are deducted at purchase.
#18 of 626 GM Employee Discount and other rebates
Jun 17, 2005 (10:04 pm)
Has anyone bought a new 2005 Tahoe with the GM Employee Discount going on right now? How do the rebates apply?
Base Tahoe listing MSRP around $36,120. GM Employee Discount listing around $27,000+. If you finance through them you get can get a $3,000 rebate. Not sure if I would finance through them or not - still checking rates at various places.
First question is when would the $3,000 rebate apply? Before the sales tax or after the sales tax of the vehicle?
Second question is which value would they use to figure the sales tax? The cost of the negotiated price after rebates applied? In this case on $24,000 (which is $27,000 GM Discount - $3000 rebate) Or would it be based on the MSRP? Or would it be based on the $27,000 (GM Discount without the rebate)?
Thanks for any help
#19 of 626 Re: GM Employee Discount and other rebates [justfiguring]
Jun 18, 2005 (4:41 pm)
Just purchased my Tahoe Z71 earlier today. I hadn't really shopped for anything, and just stopped by the dealership to compare a few vehicles, but I drove out with my new Tahoe. The sticker was a bit over $49,000, and my purchase price after rebates, was $38,500. The deal was just too good, so we took advantage of it. Tax was computed on the selling price and not the sticker. The $3,000 rebate was deducted after computing the sales tax. I believe it is law that tax be computed on the selling price, before discounts, but I can't be certain of the legal aspect.
#20 of 626 Re: GM Employee Discount and other rebates [justfiguring]
Jun 18, 2005 (8:36 pm)
Yes, I just did the financing today with the GM employee discount. I got the Tahoe LT with the Sun and sound package and all the other accoutrements of the LT. Mine had 4000 miles on it and they ended up taking around 1080 off so my final price was about 4060 minus another 3000 with the rebate. The cash rebate is on the pre tax sales price of the car and it ends up being better than taking the low interest rate loan if you are going longer than 36 months and you pay off early. So make sure to note that. The rate I finance at was 5.99percent for 60 months through GM. You will pay tax on the whole amount BEFORE the rebates.
#21 of 626 Question on Warranty!
Jun 18, 2005 (8:39 pm)
The one question I have after getting my new Chevy Tahoe LT is if the extended warranty is a good deal. My thoughts are usually not to take but the warranty that comes with the car is three years or 36000 miles. I will hit the 3 years FIRST. I can extend it out another 3 years for 1080 ($200 deductable)for everything but valves and brake pads and the like, but drivetrain and electrical is covered. So I would have the car covered for essentially 6 years. I don't have experience with Chevy, and i haven't given them the check for the payment yet. Is this a good deal? Or should I forget it?
#22 of 626 Re: Question on Warranty! [jguns1]
Jun 18, 2005 (9:25 pm)
I just purchased a brand new fully loaded 2005 Chevy Tahoe 4x4 Z71 worth $50K and I think that the extended warranty is definately worth it. Since I went with the smart buy program I am essentially leasing the vehicle, however it is mine, the only exception is at the end I can either pay off the large balloon payment or walk away without any debt. Anyways, considering that during the first 2 or 3 years of owning the vehicle it really doesn't have any major problems, then you definately wouldnt want to get stuck without a warranty when the 4 wheel drive system breaks or something other major happens. With the extended warranty, everything is covered for whatever time period/mileage that you want. I got the upgrade from 3yr/36K miles to 4yr/60K miles, because that is what the GMAC contract is for. That way if there is any problems, I am not stuck with thousand dollar bills for repairs on a vehicle that I may as well just walk away from in a year or two. The upgrade that I got was going to be 1200 bucks, but dont be afraid to argue with them...the car companies are so interested in getting you as a customer, that they will lower that price...I chewed them down to under a grand.
#23 of 626 Great deals going on now...
Jun 18, 2005 (9:34 pm)
More on my new truck...I just purchased a brand new 2005 Chevy Tahoe 4x4 Z71 that had a sticker price of $48,000 on it. If anyone out there is thinking of purchasing a GM vehicle, now is the time to do it...when else have you seen discounts like these...my $48,000 Tahoe came down to $37,000 after the GM Employee discount...plus I traded in my old vehicle and got a good deal with that...where else can you drive off with a fifty thousand dollar brand new vehicle for under $37,000??? That's definately HUGE, and if you were looking at another type of vehicle like a dodge or nissan or something that is not GM, then you can essentially pay the same price as those other companies want, and get twice the vehicle...I was looking at a durango several months ago for about $35,000 and it is not nearly as nice or large or comfortable as this Tahoe.
#24 of 626 2005 Tahoe LT Question
Jun 20, 2005 (9:50 am)
I am considering a Smart Buy on this vehicle. Vehicle loaded MSRP $49355 dealer has it down to $38,500. I am trading a Durango 2003 with 20,500 miles .They are allowing me 14,000 I owe $16,275. Smart buy for me for 4 years is $631.00 no money down taxes ,fees included in price . IS this a good deal ? Also should I get Gap insurance and what does it cost ?