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#1 of 491 Chevrolet Equinox: Prices Paid & Buying Experience
May 20, 2004 (11:43 am)
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#7 of 491 Bought a 2005 Equinox today!
Jul 18, 2004 (6:00 pm)
After reading many comments here at Edmonds on many cars, I finally went out and bought a fully loaded Equinox. Dealers say they won't deal on this car here in So Cal, so I used my Costco card and got the car at $300.00 over manufacturing invoice. I used the print out from Edmonds to check the invoice vs msrp and except for minor differences, the prices where the same. I got everthing except satelite radio. Color is Sandstone metalic per my wife. I ordered it to be delivered in 8 weeks or sooner. The day before I got an offer to get up to $2000 to pay off my car lease and that worked just great as my Jeep lease is up in December. I'm glad I did't buy the Jeep as you almost have to give it away to sell. I verified the offer with GM to make sure it covered the Equinox. I have almost $800.00 on my GM card. They will go up to $1000 on the card. They have no cash incentives right now but give 2.9% for 36 months or less. So I paid $27,600 before taxes and licence but before GM card and Jeep pay off. Invoice price was $27,300 plus $300 for Costco. Msrp was $29,390. I believe this is the best I could do. GM said they would honor the Jeep pay off $$$ but not the 2.9% as the 8 weeks goes beyond the end period for the benefit. Incentive should be better toward the end of the year, too, I hope. How does this compare with all of you? For me it's a done deal. Waiting is going to be hard to do.
#8 of 491 Re: Bought a 2005 Equinox today! [hoppyalong]
Jul 20, 2004 (8:08 am)
Like Hoppyalong, the hard part is waiting...but I guess it's a good thing because I'm enjoying not having car payments at the moment.
Anyway, I did my initial communication over the internet, knowing that I had the invoice price (from cars.com) with my configuration. I got a response from the GM Buypower internet guy at one of the dealers and went and spoke with him about getting an equinox my way, and ordered my equinox on June 14th and was told it would be 8-10 weeks. I got the salsa red LT with the 1SD package, XM Radio, CD/MP3 Player, Premium 7 speaker sound with 180watt amplifier and subwoofer (professional musician so I had to get that, since I spend more time in my car than I do at home), and the sunroof.
Cars.com had the invoice price with my configuration at $24,712. MSRP was 26,800. I got mine $25,237. I got mine (before tax,licence,etc.)
Incentives not known until the car arrives. I am pouring on charges on my gmcard so I can cash that in, Last check, I had about $700 on it. I wasn't planning on buying a car but my 98 cavalier just turned the big 100,000 and was giving me problems + I need peace of mind that my car turns on at 2am, after a gig. Plus we had a huge hail storm in St.Louis in May, and my cavalier was declared totalled since it would cost $6,000 to repair a car that's worth $3500 so I got the settlement for my cavalier. I will report back with the final total, if anybody really cares.
#9 of 491 My 2005 Chevy Equinox experience
Aug 10, 2004 (6:42 am)
Now that i have had my equinox for a month, i am over all very pleased. There are a few hold backs, such as the roof falling down, and the front pssngr leather seat whistles as you sit in it, everything is great. It rides great. Sticker on it was 28900, i paid about 27500, without trade in and rebate. Its an LT All wheel drive fully loaded. Some of the options aren't worth it, such as the XM radio, It only works where there are no trees. Every once in a while the six in dash cd changer doesn't work, and there is an error. The gear selector is a little lose, but the dealer said there was nothing they could do about that. They also didn't fix the roof. The Dealer i bought it from was Artioli Chevy in Stafford springs CT. A great dealership, very willing to help you, or me (a girl). However, very cocky. All in all i am happy, its fun to drive and awe full on gas (about 12 miles per gallon on city roads).
#10 of 491 Re: Chevrolet Equinox: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [lee_w]
Sep 02, 2004 (2:10 pm)
Just bought my Equinox last night - Southern California and was able to negotiate. My LT with leather was approx $24,550 MSRP and I got it for $22,800. The dealer cost was listed as $22,746. While it's not fully loaded, it does have the luxury package and a few other bells & whistles. So far, I'm pretty pleased and the overall buying experience at Connell Chevrolet in Costa Mesa, CA was excellent.