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#96 of 115 Re: Calibers on the lots, why order? [clcr]
Dec 03, 2006 (8:30 pm)
Ordered a r/t fwd on 10/19 and the last word from dealer is "available for scheduling" or some similar term
#97 of 115 Re: Calibers on the lots, why order? [donpilot]
Dec 04, 2006 (8:16 am)
You are fortunate. Ours was ordered on August 16th and was (BX)available for schedule and then it was put back to BG -
not available for schedule. I was told it was the 2.0 holding it up. They must be producing the R/T's now. Let us know when you get it and how you like it.
#98 of 115 delivery time
Dec 20, 2006 (10:53 am)
Ordered a r/t fwd on 10/19 delivered on 12/18.Sticker is $20,420 paid $19032 including a $500 rebate. Sunburst orange, cloth seats with heat, engine heater, standard radio, auto trans.electronic stability program, and 26x package.
#99 of 115 2007 SE off the lot
Jul 22, 2007 (9:34 am)
Just bought a silver SE w/2.0 CVT, power pkg, and A/C off the lot from Landmark Dodge (5-star volume dealer) in Morrow GA. I took from dealer inventory because this was every option I wanted save two: the towing prep and the steel blue color.
I have credit issues so financing was a problem and I admitted it up front...knowing that it would make me a sitting duck for price games (I'm a payment shopper not a price shopper anyway). MSRP on the sticker was $17,834 and "dealer installed options" raised sticker to $18,338. I checked the financing agreement and final sales price is listed as $17K. Given that I knowingly gave the dealer a green light for a certain amount of gouging, I'm satisfied.
The sales rep made a comment that suggested they'd been under a bit of pressure to get their 2007 models off the lot, which suggests to me that the 2008 Calibers may be out fairly soon.
#100 of 115 Re: 2007 SE off the lot [airnos]
Jul 27, 2007 (5:43 pm)
I am looking at almost the same car. The sales rep said they didn't have much wiggle room on the price. $17K? That's outstanding. Did you trade or put anything down, or is that what they cut the price to?
#101 of 115 Re: 2007 SE off the lot [eric0646]
Aug 03, 2007 (6:54 pm)
Okay, I went back and looked again and I FINANCED $17K. I did have a trade and a bit of cash, about $1100 worth. So final sales price was $18,100, give or take some rounding.
For an SE that's IMNSHO really a little high (SXTs seem to be running in the $19Ks afer rebate), but again, I knew I had given them the green light for that.
If Dodge gave it a base MSRP of $17,834, invoice was below $17K -- and there's no way the "dealer installed options" (clear coat and Scotchguarding) cost them $500. So they made money on the deal.
#102 of 115 Re: 2007 SE off the lot [airnos]
Aug 04, 2007 (6:26 am)
Since for me this is also a part of the pricing decision, I should note that Calibers are apparently VERY insurable. Going from a 2001 Corolla to a 2007 Caliber increased my premium (for full coverage) by a whopping $300/year. Especially in Atlanta, that is very very good.
#103 of 115 Re: 2007 SE off the lot [airnos]
Aug 06, 2007 (6:54 am)
Some insurance companies are insuring the Caliber as an SUV instead of as a wagon..."SUV insured" is naturally more than the "wagon" classification..you might want to check around for price quotes.
#104 of 115 Re: 2007 SE off the lot [daveydodge]
Nov 21, 2007 (7:50 pm)
I don't consider $25 more per month going from a 2001 to a 2007 to be excessive. Dodge has a partnership with AIG for new Dodge owners and I was able to get very good coverage (in fact, better than the coverage I had before which was not bad) thanks to that partnership. Time will tell whether the rate was a gimmick but for the moment I'm pleased.
#105 of 115 Used 07 Caliber RT
Feb 08, 2008 (5:36 pm)
Just bought a used Caliber 07 RT, here's the deal.
8900 miles, remainder of warranty. was stickered for $16,995, got it for $13,300 plus tax etc etc.
I thought I got a deal?