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Chevrolet Equinox, SUV
#436 of 491 Re: Equinox High Prices/Low Inventories [colt_hero]
Aug 23, 2010 (2:16 pm)
Yeah, I meant in general supply will go up as time goes on. 2010s will be gone even before Thanksgiving, IMO. But one year from now, I'd be surprised if there weren't at least a couple thousand cash back, or 0% for 60, on the 2011 Noxs. I don't think this is some vast conspiracy - they simply have a new model that is very popular. They added second, and then third, shifts at the manufacturing plant as they realized demand was so high.
Yup, I am an inexpreienced buyer. This was my first new vehicle. But as a buyer if you are happy with the "out the door" (minuts TTL) price, that is all you can ask for. And I was. I ended up over $1200 better than any of the other three dealers I "dealed" with (all online), even considering the high doc fee and vin etching. And this doesn't include adding in transport costs that probably would have been associated with the other dealers, since they were working off of doing dealer trades, while this one had the car on their lot (and the dealer was two miles away, the others were 60 or more). I never bargin with monthly payment, too easy to get taken that way. But this dealer doesn't play those games anyway, unlike some other dealers around here. They have a good rep.
#437 of 491 Re: Equinox High Prices/Low Inventories [wallyuwl]
Aug 23, 2010 (5:04 pm)
It sounds like you did as well as you could've on your Equinox. It's just been a very tough vehicle to purchase. Even if you would've known about the doc fee up-front, they wouldn't have changed it or altered the overall price. It was going to sell at their price.
Who knows? Maybe I'll end up with a 2011 Equinox. I'm going to hold out until year's end or first quarter next year and hope I can pick up a discounted 2010. If not, it'll be a leftover 2010 Traversty (sure to be leftovers there) VS. 2011 Equinox. And this scenario will probably favor the Traversty with the combination of bigger Traversty discounts and higher Equinox pricing.
It's gonna be fun. I'll keep you posted. Maybe I'll be buying somewhere in your area (LOL)...
#438 of 491 Re: Equinox High Prices/Low Inventories [colt_hero]
Sep 07, 2010 (12:04 pm)
Have been searching the dealers here in NE PA for a few weeks now. Most 2010's are gone and the 2011's are what they are pushing. Locally there are zero FWD models (what I'm looking for). Most don't have many Noxes on their lots but are pricing based on incoming inventory. I found a dealer in NJ willing to go to $24500 on a 2011 LT1 FWD with drivers convenience package. MSRP is $25500. Think it's a great price given what they have been selling for. Just wish it was in a different color. May just take it, not sure yet.
#439 of 491 Re: Equinox High Prices/Low Inventories [wnuk]
Sep 07, 2010 (12:47 pm)
get a hyuundai santa fe
#440 of 491 Re: Equinox High Prices/Low Inventories [ral2167]
Sep 07, 2010 (1:45 pm)
Care to elaborate on this? A blind statement like that does no good without some sort of reasoning why the Sante Fe would be better.
#441 of 491 Re: Equinox High Prices/Low Inventories [wnuk]
Sep 07, 2010 (2:43 pm)
I'm not saying it's better or worse. I just read here that some folks are wringing their hands at the low supply which translates to high prices for the equinox, and perhaps the high price is well deserved. We have a 2010 santa fe that we're happy with, but I'm not here to knock the equinox at all. In fact, if the situation was reversed and the santa fe was a new model in low supply, and the equinox had been out a few years and they were discounting as normal, we'd probably have gotten the equinox.
#442 of 491 Re: Equinox High Prices/Low Inventories [ral2167]
Sep 07, 2010 (5:08 pm)
I hear ya for sure. Chevy has a product right now lots of people want and the supply is oddly low. I did happen to drive a Sante Fe a few weeks back. Thought it was OK and the features were comparable. It did have more cargo space (important to me) but it lacked a "wow" actor. The Nox (to me at least) is just more visually appealing. The Nox also should get a bit better gas mileage than the Sante Fe. The plus for the SF was a longer warranty and that is good since I'm a high mileage driver. Guess it all comes down to personal preference though.
Thanks for the input.
#443 of 491 Re: Equinox High Prices/Low Inventories [wnuk]
Sep 08, 2010 (9:45 am)
There are NO incentives being offered right now, so that's a $1000 dealer discount - maybe. Let's hope it's a sign of more flexible pricing with the 2011's, but I'd be willing to bet the dealer will drop a hefty "doc fee" on you at the last minute, making it a measly $300-$500 dealer discount.
#444 of 491 V6 vs. 4-cylinder
Sep 10, 2010 (6:42 am)
I am considering the Equinox and trying to decide which motor V6 vs. 4-cylinder. I will not be pulling anything. Also front wheel vs. all wheel drive? I like the gas mileage the post for the 4-cylinder, but am worried I might regret it when I need to quickly get out of the way? Anyone bought the 4-cylinder? Any comments or info would be great. Thanks!
#445 of 491 Re: V6 vs. 4-cylinder [pjscott]
Sep 10, 2010 (2:46 pm)
We have our nox for 6 months. We test drove the 4 cyl. and we did not like it at all. We drove it for a half hour and did some hard accelerating. It was very noisy on full accelerations and lacked power when merging into traffic. We ordered a 6 cyl. FWD LTZ. My wife and I have said it numerous times-we are so glad we went for the 6 cyl. Unless you always had a 4 cyl.and don't mind some sluggishness when you need power get the 6.