Last post on Oct 01, 2009 at 6:39 AM
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Pontiac Vibe, Hatchback, Wagon
#374 of 399 Re: june or july rebate? [fmtn_tiger]
Jul 01, 2009 (3:18 pm)
Tiger, don't know if it's been announced to the public yet, but my dealer tells me July rebates are the same for 2009 models and 2,500 for 2010 models. Even on the 2010's supply is limited, so if you are interested you probably shouldn't wait too long.
#375 of 399 Re: june or july rebate? [kathyc2]
Jul 02, 2009 (6:20 am)
Kathyc, I just saw the rebates for 10 as you had mentioned and you are right, the supply is limited for sure. I am waiting for the cash for clunkers details to worked out.
#376 of 399 Re: june or july rebate? [fmtn_tiger]
Jul 02, 2009 (1:02 pm)
Good luck! Hopefully, there will still be some around.
Just sealed the deal on a 1.8 w/ air, auto and perferred. Pick it up tomorrow.
Are you going with the 1.8 or 2.4?
#377 of 399 Re: june or july rebate? [kathyc2]
Jul 05, 2009 (7:18 am)
Enjoy the new ride! I am looking at a 2.4. Please post your price if you can and the model year. Did u take the rebates or the 72 month 0%?
#378 of 399 Re: june or july rebate? [fmtn_tiger]
Jul 05, 2009 (7:40 am)
There was a trade in involved, so discussing price is moot. I did get a very good deal though!
We test drove both the 2.4 and 1.8 quite a bit, and while the 2.4 did have quite a bit more power, the 1.8 was sufficient. The extra 4 MPG w/ gas at 2.50 was not much more, but my guess is during the course of ownership gas will be double to triple current prices.
We came out better much taking the rebates since only 60% was financed and my credit union has rates currently at 4.6%.
#379 of 399 Re: june or july rebate? [fmtn_tiger]
Jul 05, 2009 (10:21 am)
Here is the price information on a Red Vibe GT we got on 6/30/2009:
Current MSRP: $20,875 + $1,050(Auto) + $700(Sunroof) + $295(Alarm) + $53(CargoCover)+$635(Dist. Charge) = $23,615
Current Invoice: $22,215
Price paid: $17,425+$300(SC car tax) +275 (other fees)=$18,000
Hope it may help.
1) Dealer had this car since 9/2008 at a then lower MSRP of $22,000 and Invioce of $20,783.
2) We were told that there is a $680 dealer added "car care protection system" on the car, not sure what it is, likely worthless.
3) We also had $3,441.47 GM card reward, so final cost for us is $14,558.53.
4) Would like to trade in our silver 03 base vibe with 65,000 miles and top condition. Did not work out, as dealer's offer was very low. Edmunds' trade-in value is about $6,900. We'll be happy to get that much. How hard will it be to sell the car? What is the best way to it?
#380 of 399 Re: june or july rebate? [wux]
Jul 06, 2009 (7:42 am)
Sounds like you got a great deal. $300 below the OLD invoice amount!
Not sure if this is the best way to sell privately, but these methods have been successful for me in the past.
1. Totally detail the car inside and out. Make it as clean and shiny as those on the lot.
2. Take it to a well known trusted garage (I've used the dealer garage) and pay for them to give it a total inspection, the same as if you were looking to buy the car. Make sure you get their written checklist and make copies to give to those interested in buying.
3. Get the Carfax report on it and also make copies.
4. Advertise both on the internet, paper and on free community bulletin boards.
5. Put for sale signs on the car and make sure it is at visible well traveled areas.
6. Let family, friends and co-workers know that is for sale. Even if they aren't looking they may know someone who is. Buying from someone you know or knows someone you know makes people more open to buying privately.
7. Use the internet to really research how much you should ask. Look how many similar vehicles are for sale in your area, and how much they are asking. Leave yourself some wiggle room between the asking price and how much you really want. No one wants to pay full price for anything!
#381 of 399 New Rebate for 2009
Jul 07, 2009 (8:52 am)
Just saw this on Pontiac site for 2.4L -> 12877.93.
#382 of 399 $13990 for 2009 Vibe 1.8 Auto - $14600 otd.
Jul 15, 2009 (2:55 pm)
I just paid $13990 for a brand new (80 miles) 2009 Vibe 1.8 auto w/preferred power package (sticker was $19650). With tax & tags I was otd for $14415.50 in North Carolina. If I add the $140 for the one way rental car to pick it up + $40 I spent on a Carfax, I was just under $14600.
Got it from a guy on Ebay who bought it for 16800 otd - a ton of GM cash he had accumulated. His intention was to sell it so he could pocket the difference. But he was unable to get his original asking price, so he put it on Ebay for $13990 in the hope it would be bid up. It wasn't and I got it.
This was about $2100 less than I could have worked a dealer down to on an otd price. I financed with a 60 month, 3.9% loan from Pentagon Federal that I plan on paying back in half the time, so add about $720 in interest.
I'm thrilled with this deal! I would have preferred a 2009 Mazda3 hatchback, but would have been hard pressed to get a manual for under 19k otd.
#383 of 399 Vibe 2.4L $16.5K OTD
Jul 20, 2009 (6:18 pm)
White Manual Vibe with Anti-theft, 2.4L, A/C Front/rear vents, $150 audio system and that is with all discounts and negotiations in Burlingame, CA. I have not ever had a GM car in my life nor had I accumulated any of those 'GM Points' or what not.
Good or sour deal?
The car was just delivered from another location and I can possibly refuse delivery, or not.
$16.5K puts the actual car price ~$14.5K because 9.25% tax, license and registration neared $2K