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#364 of 399 Re: Vibe 1.8L Manual Trans w/Preferred Pkg and AC [bluedevils]
Jun 24, 2009 (10:37 am)
bluedevils, you can definitely use your $2,000 top-off bonus earnings on a 2009 Pontiac Vibe. I did it on 6/8/09 (post #345).
Anyone thinking about purchasing a Vibe should consider that according to this New York Times article:
production of the Vibe will end in August of this year rather than sometime in 2010 as was previously announced. I have not seen any rebates or incentives listed for 2010 Vibes so far and they have been arriving at dealerships as the 2009 Vibes disappear.
#365 of 399 Re: Vibe 1.8L Manual Trans w/Preferred Pkg and AC [bluedevils]
Jun 25, 2009 (6:52 am)
That appears to be a 15000 deal without the GM card considered. With a 18600 msrp that is really nothing to write home about. About $4500 off msrp is an average deal on these vehicles in many areas, and has been about this time of year for several years. $4500 off with $2000 off in GM card credits (provided GM lets you do it) is about an average deal.
There are no rules on stick vs auto cars. It is mostly supply and demand for that particular vehicle.
Looking for thoughts on this one. Are dealers generally more willing to give a good price on a manual transmission since most buyers want automatic, or do they price higher because there are fewer manual trans Vibes for stick-lovers to choose from?
Supplier price 17,915 or 18,059 depending which GM website you believe (neither is a very good price)
Invoice per Edmunds 17,518
Local dealer is quoting me the following:
$17,893 vehicle price
$204 doc fee
+ taxes and plate transfer
- $500 rebate
- $500 dealer cash (is this the $500 'marketing support' mentioned on the Edmunds site? The GM site currently lists $1,000 cash back so I want to make sure there's not actually $1,500 on the table here, i.e. $1,000 cash back PLUS $500 marketing support)
- $2,000 GM owner loyalty
- $2,000 GM Card (can I really redeem $2k on the Vibe? My card is not one of the old 'unlimited' earnings ones; it says the redemption allowance is $1k on Vibe but I've got a $2k top-off bonus earnings and the GM Card website says "GM Card Bonus Earnings can be used above applicable GM Card program limits."
TOTAL approx $13,100 excluding taxes and plate transfer.
This quote looks to be about $375 above invoice, plus the $204 doc fee.
I've read the recent deals on the thread but just wondering if I should expect that a deal at invoice price is reasonable/attainable? I would think so, but don't want to be too greedy.
The dealer would need to trade for this vehicle, from what I can tell.
Same dealer offered a price of approx $11,600 on a 1.8L manual transmission Vibe with Preferred Package but without AC. That sounded like a much better deal -- $1,500 less than the one with AC, and AC is only a $950 MSRP option.
#366 of 399 Re: 2009 Vibe 2.4L GT Platinum Metallic [mallaik]
Jun 25, 2009 (10:07 am)
Here's the invoice price as per Edmunds in April, 2008....$18,345 + $924 (auto
transmission) + $616 (sunroof) + 585 dest. charge = $20,470...That's for a 2009 Vibe GT. Incidently, the smoker's package invoice is $31 and MSRP is $35..
Let me know if you need anything further....
#367 of 399 Re: 2009 Vibe 2.4L GT Platinum Metallic [raythegerman]
Jun 25, 2009 (12:14 pm)
Here's the invoice price as per Edmunds now....$19,727 + $924 (auto
transmission) + $616 (sunroof) + 635 dest. charge = $21,902...That's for a 2009 Vibe GT. The smoker's package invoice is still $31 and MSRP is $35..
So GM added almost $1500 since then.
Still $20470+31=20501 is $1301 more than $19200, the invoice mallaik got. Wish we can get a deal that good.
#368 of 399 Re: 2009 Vibe 2.4L GT Platinum Metallic [raythegerman]
Jun 25, 2009 (8:36 pm)
Thanks, raythegerman. I am not sure how they gave me $19,200 invoice price. This is a big surprise for me.
#369 of 399 june or july rebate?
Jun 29, 2009 (6:42 am)
We have the details worked out on a 2009 Vibe purchase for my son. Now I just need to decide if rebates will be better or worse in July.
We have a current Pontiac, so quality for the loyalty rebate. Dealer is passing along the dealer rebate, so total is 3K.
1,000 in rebates expire 6/30, although the loyalty rebate expires 7/6. My intuition is telling me that regular July rebates will go up, but the loyalty may go down. I'm hoping to have a day where I can double dip so to speak.
Other peoples thoughts on this, please!
#370 of 399 Re: june or july rebate? [kathyc2]
Jun 29, 2009 (7:08 am)
You know, I used to know a guy who always tried to squeeze the last nickle out of a deal. He was excellent at it. However, I am amazed at how many deals that were really, really great went south over that last nickle.
If you're looking at what you want and it's a good deal, pull the trigger. It may not be there a month from now, or rebates might not go your way and after all, time really is money. If your time isn't worth anything, then I suppose wasting it on wheeling and dealing for a car is worthwhile to you. But on the other hand, if the lowest possible price on a new car means so much why aren't you looking at a Kia or a Suzuki?
#371 of 399 Re: june or july rebate? [use1time]
Jun 29, 2009 (7:31 am)
Geez, lighten up.
I've made a verbal deal on the price of the car. Just trying to do some guessing if the rebates might be a little better in July. They will hold the car for me, it's only a matter of a couple of days.
#372 of 399 Re: june or july rebate? [kathyc2]
Jun 29, 2009 (9:21 am)
Same here but looks like nobody knows about July Rebate. Notice that another $500 cash to dealer expires on 6/30, too.
#373 of 399 Re: june or july rebate? [wux]
Jun 29, 2009 (2:44 pm)
I am on the same boat as wux and kathyc2. My hang up is cash for clunkers. I would not get the loyalty rebate, but this is what I was told on my test drive. More rebates and incentives on G6 then Vibe as Vibes are selling just fine, but there is not any reason to change any incentives as all of these Pontiacs need to go. In fact you will see the '10s(2.4 1SB) now being offered at invoice of 19k where air conditioner is standard. I drove a car with no preferred package,auto, air but with premium wheels and the dealer had the price at 16862 with the loyalty credit built in. Unfortunately, I was told that I would need to add 1k back for the loyalty not applying to me.