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#457 of 491 2LT Final Price
Nov 11, 2010 (6:28 pm)
I like this new 2011 2LT Equinox with 4 cylinder, just wondering what is a good offer on this vehicle? Im thinking $27,500 with cargo management.
#458 of 491 Re: Can't Pay Full MSRP on a 2010 Equinox !! [alwaysadaylate]
Nov 22, 2010 (7:05 am)
Have you been into the dealer to see the current offers on the 2011 Equinox? If you would like I can assist you with pre-purchase questions and GM incentives; however, for what the dealer is specifically offering you will need to speak with the dealer.
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#459 of 491 Need Help with Numbers
Nov 23, 2010 (10:54 am)
Looking at leasing a 2011 Equinox 2LT. One dealer said there were no rebates available, but the other said there was some sort of "past GM owner loyalty" type cash which was $1,000. Does anyone know if this is true or not? The same dealer who offered me the extra cash/rebate also gave me the vehicle at employee pricing since I'm a credit union member. The other didn't do either. I made clear to both that I was leasing, not buying, so there shouldn't have been any miscommunication. HELP!
#460 of 491 A Canadian Experience
Dec 05, 2010 (1:46 pm)
AS Canadians are too embarrassed to tell how much more we have to pay for new cars and there is not much
activity on the Terrain forum, I thought I would post here.
I ordered a 6 cylinder Terrain SLT-2. Mocha Steel and
Titanium interior in November. Remember in Canada
it is nearly impossible to get Invoice Prices without
paying $35 to a private company. Fortunately, I secured
a copy from a dealer who lost his GM franchise.
My trade in was a 2003 Saturn Vue with 90,000 klicks
(54,000miles). Black Book value, $4-6,000. Dealer
didn't want the car and offered $2500. I whined and got it
up to $3000. GM (bless their hearts) had given me a
Saturn loyalty coupon for $1500 if I traded the Vue in for a
new GM product so I guess I got the low end of Black Book.
The MSRP was 38,000$ Canadian (comparable US price
in New York State, about $31,900 US) This is why Canadians don't talk about how much they pay for cars.
Invoice was $34,824 vs $30,856 in US. Huge markup difference.
As I negotiated, I show the saleswomen the invoice price
she brought in the sales manager, he asked what I thought a fair profit on a $40k car, I said $1000 was plenty and he said sold. I asked about the holdback and
he said since GM reorganized, Canadian dealers no
longer get holdbacks. I couldn't refute this but I did
calculate that Canadian dealers got 9.1% markup over
invoice while US dealers even with a 3% holdback, only
got a 6.2% markup. So could be true.
So the deal was as follows:
Security registration $296
Tire Recycle Tax $29
Plate registration $20
Fed and Provincial Sales tax (13% Ouch!) $4244
Total Price $43,088
Dealer discount $2176
GM Holiday Bonus $1000
Saturn Loyalty Coupon $1500
Trade In $3000
GM Visa Points $1500
Total Deductions $9176
Payable to Dealer $33912
I couldn't shake the admin and security fees and got less
than I figured on the trade in . Since I never hear from other Canadians , I don't know how other deals stack up.
I'm sure you guys just shake your heads at our prices and taxes, but we do have universal health.
#461 of 491 Purchased 2011 Equinox-Question about Holiday Allowance
Dec 19, 2010 (8:24 am)
Have a sinking feeling that I may have gotten ripped off. I just purchased a 2011 Equinox LT1 with the Driver Convenience package for just under $25000. When I first got into the business manager's office I asked if there were any rebates or anything available on the Equinox. He said that they had some sort of program available for buyers with a credit score of 580 or below, and that with my obviously good credit, I wouldn't qualify. He also said that it's a shame that people with poor credit get the special deals sometime. I had seen commercials about the No payment till Spring, 0% APR, and $1500 Holiday Allowance, available to qualified buyers. But with what the manager told me, I took him at his word. I have tried to do some research about the $1500 Holiday Allowance because I am seeing it touted in all of the newspaper advertisements. The only thing that I can verify is that the auto loan financing MUST be done through ALLY (formerly GMAC) to get the $1500. I cannot find anything about it being only for buyers with a credit score of 580 or lower. I am wondering if the dealer has my $1500 Holday Allowance in his profit. I did end up financing the loan through ALLY at 3.49% for 60 months. Does anyone know anything about this 580 credit score requirement? Or about the Holiday Allowance?
#462 of 491 Re: Purchased 2011 Equinox-Question about Holiday Allowance [mcurley99]
Dec 19, 2010 (9:11 am)
Sounds like you got taken. If you credidt score is good (usually above 720), you should have gotten the 0% through Ally. Also, you should get the $1500, and that is on top of your negotiated price off sticker. So, say sticker is $26k. You negotiate down to $24800. The $1500 would come off that, so $23300, plus TTL.
If you live in a state with at three day return policy, I'd tell the dealer you will be doing that if they don't renegotiate your deal. You could also contact GM about the dealer and see if they'll make things right.
#463 of 491 Re: Purchased 2011 Equinox-Question about Holiday Allowance [mcurley99]
Dec 19, 2010 (1:44 pm)
If the dealer keeps the rebate you would have to sign an authorization in which you consent to the dealer getting the $1500. Call Chevrolet customer service Monday thru Friday and they can explain the program. You could also call another Chevy dealer and speak to a salesman. Tell him you are considering buying an equinox and are there any restrictions on the rebate and zero percent.
#464 of 491 Thinking about buying a 2005 Equinox
Dec 20, 2010 (6:08 am)
An opportunity may exist for us to buy a 2005 Chevy Equinox if it is still available in a month or so. I've seen photos of this SUV and it LOOKS great, leather interior and from what I've read, all the bells and whistles. It is the AWD model and has a little over 103K on it. The price recently dropped from $8600 to $8250 but I would try and get it a little cheaper than that if possible. Our only experience with this vehicle is renting one back in 2006 when our Jeep was in the body shop for 3 weeks. It was a FWD model and it was summer time. The longest trip was to a wedding for our niece about 150 miles round trip. My wife and I thought the 'Nox performed very well and got reasonable gas mileage. The ride, we thought, was very good. We can't afford to buy a new one and we want to make an informed purchase if it's going to happen at all. Anything anyone can tell us about their experiences with a 2005 AWD will be greatly appreciated. Thanks and have a Merry Christmas and much joy for the New Year!
#465 of 491 Ok, here's my deal, hope I did well
Dec 30, 2010 (8:22 pm)
My 2003 Chev Malibu was totaled in a rear end collision, I was rear ended. Anyway, the striking drivers insurance is paying $8200 for the Malibu, which is alot more I would have gotten on a trade in. In PA, the insurer is required to pay replacement cost, not just book value. So that is one good thing that came out of this. I purchased a 2011 Gold Mist LS, from local Langhorne dealer. List was 23,730. Only option was the bluetooth package. Was able to get them down to $22,250. Went with the 0%/1500 rebate from Ally Financing. Brought the price down to 20,750. Also had $600 in GM card rebates applied, bringing the price down to 20,150. Refused to pay for the added dealer pin stripe, which was $89 bucks. They threw in the pinstripe for free, and first oil change. Would not budge on the $120 doc fee. So, with the $8200 total check, was able to get it for $11,950 before tax and tags. Must say, I am really impressed with the vehicle. Nice ride, and nice interior. I think I did ok on this deal. Any thoughts?
#466 of 491 Information to know before you buy
Jan 10, 2011 (7:11 am)
Incase someone was in the market for a new GM/Chevy product, I wanted to share some info for you to read before you buy.
I bought a new 2010 Impala LTZ a few months ago. I have 6,000 miles on it now. I have been having this bad sulfur/rotten egg smell from the exhaust since about a week after I had it. I finally brought it into the shop and they said they found no issues, and it is probably bad fuel. I questioned the fact that I can run the same fuel in my 2011 Kia Sorento, and my 2009 Civic without the smell, so I donít think it is the fuel. They told me there isnt anything they can do and again advised that I run a tank of quality fuel through it and see if that helps. So, I did what they said. I actually ran three tanks of Exxon through it, and one tank of shell, and the smell never went away. I called GM customer service and they asked if I was getting fuel at the same stations, or if the stations were close to each other. I told them yes, except the shell, which was across town. The gm customer service lady said " well, maybe the stations are getting the same fuel, and you might need to try other stations". I could not believe it! My car smells like rotten eggs...my two other cars run fine on the same gas, I tried higher grade gas like shell and Exxon and still no change, now they want me to drive all over town trying different fuels!!! I tried to get them to understand that I have NEVER had to worry about what fuels I use in any car that I have owned, and I have owned many GM cars in the past, and that they need to look at this Impala. So the customer service lady said to bring it back in and she would tell the dealer to look at it again. I take time out of my day, bring it in, I asked for a loaner and they didnít provide one, which just added to the fun of it. They looked it over and called me and told me they still didnít find anything wrong, and didnít smell it this time at all. Wow! I canít believe they didnít smell it! ( or maybe it just looked better on the paperwork for them not to smell anything). I picked the car up and they gave me a TSB Bulletin that basically said that the smell is caused by high sulfur fuels and instructs the service dept not to replace parts because it is a fuel issue. I tried to get them to explain why my car smells, but other new GM cars do not, but they still said it was a fuel issue.
So, my warning is that if you get a Gm car or truck that smells like sulfur/rotten eggs, GM will not fix this and you will have to endure the smell. I really didnít expect to pay 25k for a car that smells horrible. I put my trust and money into GM/Chevy, and that was a mistake. Now I get to smell sulfur when I pull up to the drive-thuís ( banks/Fast food), and have family/friends who follow me to places tell me my car stinks, and clients who I have in the car tell me " have that fixed, it is the catalytic converter"...etc.
I would highly recommend that you go with a Kia, or Honda, or some other brand that actually can burn any fuel out there without it smelling. Gm seems to not want to disclose that their cars can not burn todayís fuel cleanly, because if they did, there would be many folks that would not buy...including me! I hope this helps someone who feels this service issue would be important to them if they purchased GM.