Last post on Aug 24, 2007 at 2:35 AM
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Buick Rendezvous, SUV
#75 of 103 Re: 2004 CXL [tmakogon]
Sep 28, 2004 (1:56 pm)
We are really happy with the car. The decision to get the 2004 instead of the 2005 model was difficult because GM finally added 17" wheels and a passenger side occupant detection system to the airbags standard in the 2005 CXL. The 2005 also has a lower MSRP than the 2004 by a few hundred dollars. But, the 2004 had a $6000 rebate instead of $3000 for the $2005, so that was the clincher
#76 of 103 Resale value..
Nov 01, 2005 (10:27 am)
I have always heard the knock against the Rendezvous was the reslae value. Here is a review link from cars. com. For the initial cost of the vehicle, it seems to lose value fairly quickly. I have a friend that sells Buicks, and he said the same thing. He said they are good vehicle, but for some reason, they drop in resale value.
#77 of 103 Re: 2004 CXL [socal2]
Dec 25, 2005 (1:38 pm)
Many states charge sales tax this way.
#78 of 103 Is this a good deal?
Apr 21, 2006 (5:26 am)
We are looking at an '04 Rendezvous. Here is the link to the car: http://www.nationalcarsales.com/inventory/details.aspx?id=32373
Power Door Locks
Single Compact Disc
Dual Front Air Bags
Selling price is $16,495. Seems like a good deal. Thoughts?
#79 of 103 2002 CX for $13K Cdn
May 06, 2006 (7:52 am)
I purchased a 2002 CX (77K kilometres) in March after doing a great deal of homework, including reviewing several posts on this site. I have to say that i adore this vehicle. There was no way I could ever get so much SUV at this price point from any other manufacturer.
I was sure to get a printout of the service history before purchasing... wheel bearings, intake gasket, wiper motor... pretty much everything other than the BCM have already been replaced with the upgraded parts.
Thank you all for your posts... it made for a well-informed decision on my part.
#80 of 103 is this a good price on an 06?
Aug 03, 2006 (10:52 am)
I'm being quoted $30,475 (after all rebates) for:
2006 AWD Rendezvous, CXL Luxury Package, PLUS CXL Plus Package, with 2nd row captain's chairs.
This is the first offer they've given me - done completely via internet negotiations. I've checked & invoice on this looks like $33,253.
What do you guys think? Should I ask for something even lower? If so, what price do you suggest I ask for? Thanks in advance!
#81 of 103 Do they want to sell cars?
Aug 30, 2006 (6:24 pm)
A few days ago I sent an internet quote request for a 2006 FWD CXL Rendezvous to eight dealrships through edmunds.com. To say that the response was lukewarm would be an understatement. I got a few courtesy emails and phone calls, only two dealership emailed me quotes - both for similarly equipped 2007 Rendezvous and both quoted MSRP price. When I sent one of them an offer to pay TMV price he never got back to me.
What's going on, am I doing something wrong or is it a bad time to be buying a Rendezvous.
BTW does anyone know whether $1,500 GM bonus cash through 9/5 on top of already existing cash rebates legit?
#82 of 103 2007 Rendezvous Incentives
Feb 18, 2007 (7:12 am)
With the Rendezvous being the phased out,do anyone have reason to believe that the current incentives will be extended beyond the end of the month? What they are offering now is very attractive.
#83 of 103 Rendezvous Rebate
Feb 21, 2007 (12:49 am)
I have been getting Internet quotes on a 2007 Buick Rendezvous.This is an example of how dealers ar determining buyers price:
MANUFACTURER'S SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE $28,765.00
Options installed by Manufacturer:
DRIVER & FRONT PASSENGER
TOTAL OPTIONS $1,120.00
TOTAL VEHICLE & OPTIONS $29,885.00
DESTINATION CHARGE $735.00
TOTAL VEHICLE PRICE*** 30,620.00
CURRENT OFFERS $-0.00
NET PRICE $30,620.00
Net price $30,620.00 +6%tax(Michigan)Total=$32,457.20
$32457.20 - $5000 Rebate=$27457.20 Which is my price.
Edmunds suggest Rebate be deducted from best deal arrived at,but it seems as if dealers start with the MSRP.
Is there something wrong with this picture,or is this the way it's done?
#84 of 103 Re: Rendezvous Rebate [wtap2]
Feb 21, 2007 (8:45 am)
Whenever I have purchased a new vehicle, I always use the Edmunds, GM, and other availible new car price guides which are found on the internet. I configure the vehicle with the equipment and color I want, and than figure out the invoice price.
Once I have invoice, I start at $200.00 over invoice minus any rebates and offer that to the dealer. I am at this point a serious buyer, and let the dealer know that I am making the purchase once my offer is approved.
I know there is still "hidden" money (dealer holdback, factory to dealer incentives, etc) but I deal only from the invoice. I also ask to see the invoice for the vehicle at the dealership. Very seldom is this refused, since they want to make a deal.
I have purchased my last six new vehicles this way, 5 GM's and one Ford truck. I have never purchased a foreign vehcile, but don't think this works with most, because of demand.
Using just Edmunds and GM information, the rebate is $4750 on the GM site. You should be paying around $26000.00 for this vehcile.