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Chevrolet Uplander, Van
#3 of 12 2005 Uplander LS RWB, July 2005
Jul 22, 2005 (7:49 am)
2005 Chevy Uplander LS (1SB package) RWB
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1SB package: Cruise, Roof rack, Floor mats, Cargo nets, Deep tinted rear glass, color-keyed side panels and door handles, integrated child seat in middle row bucket seat.
Additional Options: Remote Start, Mid-row center storage console
One year OnStar Safe and Sound
$500 free gas ($0.20/litre off for 2500 litres)
$24,230 (employee pricing) + admin fee ($399) + sales tax (15%)
Plus, I got $1000 for my 14-year-old Saturn with 370,000km through the Car Heaven program. Used that as a down payment. (Probably would have had to pay someone to take it away otherwise.)
= $490/month for 60 months
The employee price was supposed to be $24,291 (no center console), but I got them to $24,000, then got the center console for "cost" ($230).
All numbers are in CAD. Today's rate is $1.00 CAD = 0.821USD
So, $24,230 CAD = $19.893 USD. $490/month CAD = $402/month USD.
Took delivery yesterday. A couple of little issues:
- Compass indicator always says "N", no matter which direction you are going
- Rear split folding seats don't quite line up, either when upright or folded flat.
I will get these things looked at when I go to have the center console installed (it had to be ordered in).
#4 of 12 On the way to dealer .. need question answered beforehand.
Sep 24, 2005 (7:13 pm)
My wife and I are pretty well stuck on the Uplander after driving the BIG 3 in test drives. I like the looks and feel and the price is pretty good as well. I have a question before heading out to the dealer. My question involves this employee pricing program they have going. We would like to know if they are going to extend it beyond the 30th of September here in Canada because I don't want to feel rushed about it .. that only leaves me 5 working days to buy a car and thats really rushing things. If this is the true deadline for it should I opt to wait and pick up a 2006 or reap the savings of a 2005 ... or is there savings?
#5 of 12 Have trade-in .. when is best time to tell salesperson?
Sep 24, 2005 (7:20 pm)
I'm shopping for a new Uplander and have a 93 Cavalier i'll be wanting to trade-in for the deal but I am unsure at what point is the smartest time to tell the salesperson re: the trade-in?
Will I get more for it after we have agreed on a price for the new vehicle and than lay it on them or walk in the dealership and telling them right off the bat?
#6 of 12 Re: On the way to dealer .. need question answered beforehand. [wilson7]
by kyfdx HOST
Sep 25, 2005 (5:24 am)
A couple of opinions regarding your questions...
1) If you know you want an '05 Uplander, then I wouldn't wait... Some makes, once they put buying incentives on a car, leave them there until the car is sold... But, the domestic makes seem to be schizophrenic about things like this, and many times a vehicle may cost $1000 more, if you miss the special program... End of the month and end of the quarter are coming up.. That is always a good time to buy.. Don't feel rushed, or feel like you have to buy.. but, get out there and see what you can do..
2) You didn't describe your '93 Cavalier, but in reality, any 13 year-old car is going to be worth less than $500 on trade.. So, it isn't going to materially affect your final number, no matter when you bring it up.. If the car is in nice shape, you'd probably do much better selling it in the private market..
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#7 of 12 Re: Chevrolet Uplander: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [lee_w]
Feb 16, 2007 (10:05 am)
I found review 5294681 (My first new van). He said he got his 2007 Uplander for $22,000.
Isthere anyway I can know who and where did he buy his uplander and what was the options he got for that price?
I bought a new van last Feb 3, 2007 and the salesman told to me that I got the best price thoughout Canada, The Price was $22,800 + Tax.
Please advise $800 is a big money for me considering we have triplets.
If I know him, I may contact him and ask the options he got then I can come back to my dealer and will try to ask something. A $800 is almost 1 year of gas already.
#8 of 12 Re: Chevrolet Uplander: Prices Paid & Buying Experience
Sep 03, 2007 (9:37 pm)
Hi, I am new to this forum and just came across this discussion.
We just bought a 2007 Uplander LS with remote start option for $20305 all in.
#9 of 12 Re: Chevrolet Uplander: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [schwang]
Jan 23, 2008 (11:45 pm)
can anyone explain why gm does not offer any factory incentives for a 2008 chevy uplander (as on jan 08)...?? it also baffles me that i cannot find any new 2007 leftover uplanders (regular wheelbase) in my area (nyc),..
#10 of 12 Re: Chevrolet Uplander: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [mazdaboy]
Jan 27, 2008 (8:59 pm)
i visited a chevy dealer and from what i gather from the salesman, gm is going out of the minivan business...oh well...guess i'll have to start looking at japanese or korean minivans..
#11 of 12 Re: Chevrolet Uplander: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [mazdaboy]
Feb 03, 2008 (2:09 pm)
I am sure a GM dealer is willing to deal if you really want one, even without the incentives. A local GM dealer (Mississippi) still has an unsold 2006 model! These vans are not highly rated and are problematic; most dealers want to get them off their lots ASAP.
#12 of 12 2008 Uplander
Feb 11, 2009 (4:01 pm)
Love my 2008 Uplander who else sells a mini van with ground clearance that these vans have? 2007 thru 2009 they were raised 6.5 inches. While the trend to buy crossover vehicles i still love a van. 240hp + 240lb torque with 90% of it from 1500 RPM on Variable cam timing which makes it so clean running that it doesn't even require a EGR valve. Ford Chrysler are left behind in Engine design. Yes some of the older Uplanders had problems! GM saved the best for last.