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Buick LaCrosse, Sedan
#51 of 64 Re: 2011 Buying Experience [bobinor]
Nov 02, 2010 (2:34 am)
Price might be right. I could have done better by about $2K if I hung in, but was getting tired of mess. Had 09 Malibu LT2 with safety issue in EPS. So I paid the difference between the two MSRP (+ balance on Malibu).
2011 CSX, all factory options except sunroof, RSD, & inflator kit. MSRP $38925.
I'm already beginning to regret staying with GM because of such things as quirky NAV, seat memory, storage, ride, headrests and a deep scratch in sheet metal I did not find until a few days after I took home. Obviously there before paint.
#52 of 64 lease question
Jan 03, 2011 (11:08 am)
does anyone know the lease rates going for a 2011 csx with nav right now?
money factor, residual, any rebates/deals . . . etc.
Thanks in advance!
#53 of 64 Re: lease question [mixwell]
Jan 03, 2011 (1:52 pm)
or the link at upper right.
You will find lease options and purchase. Right now they have 0% + $1500 back from Ally financing, was GMAC.
May be other incentives but you need to check with your dealer. Sounds pretty good to me.
I stayed under 40K MSRP by having all factory options except sunroof, RSE, & inflator kit. No dealer added items. Not listed at build site are the rear seat thorax airbags. Defects are free
#54 of 64 Do you really get the best deal from Internet department?
Sep 15, 2011 (12:32 pm)
Just read on MSN [http://money.msn.com/saving-money/5-things-car-salesmen-will-not-say-weston- .asp- x?page=2] that you get the best price from internet department when buying an automobile.
According to the article… “Most car shoppers use the Internet to do at least some of their research. When it's time to buy a car, though, the majority still head to dealerships to match wits with salespeople. What people typically don't understand is that the car buying is more transparent, and salespeople have more authority, in the dealerships' Internet departments, Reed said. You don't have to cool your heels in a salesperson's office for 45 minutes while he or she "checks with the boss" on every aspect of your negotiation.
The Internet department salespeople know what the bottom-line prices are for the cars they sell and usually are authorized to cut deals without checking in with superiors. You can take advantage of this setup in two ways. From the comfort of your home, you can solicit lowest-price quotes on a car from a bunch of dealerships at once. Or, if you insist on going to a car lot, you can simply ask for the Internet department when you walk through the doors and skip the usual hustle.”
I tried the internet route but they didn’t treat me as a serious buyer so I nixed that approach and drove straight to the dealer. What’s your experience? Did you use the internet or brick and mortar approach?
#55 of 64 Re: Do you really get the best deal from Internet department? [bwia]
Sep 16, 2011 (8:25 pm)
"Did you use the internet or brick and mortar approach? "
I bought a new LaCrosse this month and used both. I did request Internet quotes on several GM and Ford models. Some dealers did not bother to respond but most did. Of those that did respond, a couple did not want to give a quote and only tried to get me in for a test drive.
The Internet approach can take some of the haggling out of buying, even when you have a trade. You can get the best cash price upfront and then all you need to do is hammer out an agreement on your trade-in. I like that.
I believe people would make more visits to car dealerships during business hours if the "traditional" selling approach was scrapped. I test drove 5 cars at 3 different dealerships this month before buying. The one with the pressure approach didn't get my business. That said, a low key salesman who lets the car sell itself, along with an inviting atmosphere inside and outside the store,can make any sales model work.
Oct 14, 2011 (12:53 pm)
If you focused on telematics (Sync, OnStar, etc) or ignored it completely in your 2011 car-shopping experience, email predmunds.com by Monday, October 17, 2011 and include your daytime contact information.
#57 of 64 what price can I expect to pay below msrp
Mar 14, 2013 (4:15 pm)
Hello-its been a while since I made a new car purchase and I am interested in a 2013 Buick Lacrosse. I was wondering how much should I be able to get off an msrp. of $35480? Also, I will be financing the loan and was wondering what the rates and terms are through gm for 60 & 70 months respectfully.
What are other people getting off the msrp?
Any help is greatly appreciated
Mar 14, 2013 (6:15 pm)
Don't negotiate down from msrp. Negotiate up from invoice. There are plenty of online sources. Then also check for rebates, those are not dealer money.
#59 of 64 Re: Wrong direction [rainman5542]
Mar 15, 2013 (1:42 am)
My intention is to understand what dealers are selling below msrp. I will do homework on invoice but my question was simply what to expect to be reasonable and what would be waste of time when it comes to price variance. Can i expect $1000, 2,000,3,000 off?
Just wondering what people are getting.
Mar 15, 2013 (1:57 am)
I got $4000 off. Now you need to know what time of year I bought, if I leased or not, which rebates I was eligible for (conquest, loyaty, military, new college grad, slow selling model, leasee only, which State, how many dealers within 15 miles etc etc.)
You will find that more comes off on a $40,000 model than on a $32,00 model.
Try the Kelly "True Market price" info or visit two dealers and see for yourself. You could always send out ten emails to the Internet Sales Managers.