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#13 of 46 Discounts & Rebates
Jul 09, 2005 (9:48 pm)
Of course both the employee discount price and any rebates apply. Today, Jul 9. I priced a Sierra 1500 at a Maryland dealership. I'm not sure whether I received the best quote possible, but I suspect it's not far off. The MSRP on the truck I was interested in was $26,062 while the quote was $19,225 excluding tax and title.
I priced the auto on CarsDirect, using the same options, and came up with $19,222. Since this is essentially the same number I believe the dealer's quote is reasonable but I'm going to try to improve it. Is there much dickering room under the Employee Discount Price program? What chance have I of improving the price by more than $100?
I thought the ride was a little rougher than I expected (during my test drive) but I've never owned or driven a pickup before. I'm sure they don't ride as smoothly as a sedan, but yet I thought it could have been smoother. Can any Sierra owners comment on the ride? Everything else seemed fine -- fit, finish, performance and handling seemed OK to me.
#14 of 46 Re: Discounts & Rebates [delmavalous]
Jul 11, 2005 (11:11 am)
"I thought the ride was a little rougher than I expected (during my test drive) but I've never owned or driven a pickup before. I'm sure they don't ride as smoothly as a sedan, but yet I thought it could have been smoother. Can any Sierra owners comment on the ride?"
You didn't say if it was a 2x4 or a 4x4, but it is a truck and will sometimes feel like a truck over bumpy or rough roads. I have a '99 Sierra 1500 4x4 that we use for travel. On rough roads it gets bumpy, but it rides smooth out on the highway and gets decent mileage for a large truck. You can change the tires and shocks to help improve the ride to your tastes, but you have to remember that it is a truck and will never ride like a sedan due to the heavier duty suspension required for a truck. You will quickly get used to the ride. Sometimes it feels like the front end is coming off, but the alignment has held up pretty good. I have about 40k on my truck and it still has the factory tires on it which will be replaced later this year, but only because the rubber is developing some cracks and not because of tire wear. If you own a home and do your own repairs, it's nice to have a truck available to haul things around. I've had a few minor problems with my truck, but nothing major.
Jul 14, 2005 (4:26 am)
I am going to pick mine up this afternoon. Silver Birch Metallic, Crew Cab, Charcoal interior, and plenty of amenities for me. A great upgrade from my old 98 S-10. sticker was $31,375, and discount and rebate plus a little for my S-10 got it down to $21,931.18. My driveout (with TT&L) is $23,519.93. I thought it was a heck of a deal. I am new here also, so I would like to say hello to everyone.
Jul 15, 2005 (11:05 am)
Edmunds TMV numbers are ALL WET. At least $1,200 TOO HIGH. This no haggle pricing format has NOT been recalculated by Edmunds. Take 77% of sticker and that's your price for a new GMC Sierra.
#17 of 46 Re: TMV [jerrymcshane1]
by kirstie_h HOST
Jul 16, 2005 (4:55 am)
The TMV numbers are not updated daily, and are based on actual sales data that we receive from dealerships. The data set may not have been updated since GM implemented their program. Additionally, TMV represents the average price paid for a vehicle in a particular area, and certainly doesn't represent the best possible deal you can get.
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#18 of 46 Sierra 1500 WT for $6499
Jul 22, 2005 (10:56 pm)
Regular cab, Red, short bed, 4.3 liter V6, manual trans, W/T, A/C delete (bummer)
GM Employee Discount Price $13135
Sale price $11999 (ad vehicle price which was less than GMS price)
Factory rebate $-3000
GM Card Rebate $-2500
Final price $6499
with TTL, I paid $7705.16 out the door. I had to pay tax on the rebates
For a full size GMC Sierra truck with a sticker of over $18k, I payed 35.8% of sticker. Beat that... I'll live without A/C for that price.
#19 of 46 Re: Sierra 1500 WT for $6499 [smokindeal]
Jul 28, 2005 (2:13 am)
Just curious how you get $6499.
I think the GM Employee Discount Price $13135 has already included the Factory rebate.
Isn't your price $9499? Hard to imagine it can come to $6499.
Have you got the factory rebate back?
If just $7705.16 out door, really admire you!
Where did you buy it?
#21 of 46 Re: Sierra 1500 WT for $6499 [seeking1]
Aug 01, 2005 (11:23 pm)
The rebate was applied after the GM Employee Discount. Some dealers were quoting the rebate as part of the Employee Discount, basically pocketing the rebate. The deal was from Simpson GMC in Buena Park, California. They occasionally advertise a "Half Price Sale" on this truck at $8999 (sale price of $11999 - $3000 rebate = $8999). I just applied the max allowable GM Card points (-$2500) to this advertised deal and got the $6499 (plus tax, title, etc).
The only hard part was to get up extra early so I was the first one in line to buy the ad vehicle.
#22 of 46 Re: Sierra 1500 WT for $6499 [smokindeal]
Aug 02, 2005 (4:45 pm)
Thanks! I am in Southern CA too.
The dealer is not so far away from my home.
Will try to earn some GM points since now.
Have fun with your super deal!
I may try it next year.