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#32 of 45 2007 Grand Prix GT
Aug 15, 2007 (6:23 am)
This is my second Pontiac, my first one being a 98 GTP, I decided that I would stick with the Pontiac family and go with a G6. However, I'm not a car person at all- but I figured, I would check out the used car inventory at some local dealerships.
I ran into a 2007 Grand Prix GT, 7,900 miles, clean carfax report, lots of options, leather seating, 17-in rims, supercharged, sound system with amplifier, for $20,895. The original sticker was $27,750. I didn't want the supercharged option anymore since I had trouble with it with my previous car (had it replaced at 143K miles, but I figued I wouldn't have this car as long). I took it out for a drive and loved it just as much as my other Grand Prix (I was really attached it to it, but it started giving me problems). Another reason a "used" car was appealing to me was because GMAC was offering 2.9%/60 months for used Grand Prix's.
A friend of mine was concerned about it being a rental vehicle prior, but the car was in the rental fleet based out of Florida (which doesn't mean much) from Dec 2006 to June 2007, and registered 262 engine hours. He gave me the usual "you know people treat these cars like dirt." My attitude was: It still has its warranty (36K and 100K). Plus, I really couldn't afford a car with what I wanted (fully loaded).
I finally took the car with a base price of $19,600. I put $6,000 down, my monthly payment is $269. I think the price we agreed upon was a really great deal. The only thing I joke about is that the mirror is a standard flip-mirror, not auto-dim: "it's almost fully loaded except for the rear-view mirror" (haha)
I've had it for two weeks now and I'm not completely crazy about it (a car is a car) but everyone loves it.
I'll probably need to take it in to the dealership to have the sunroof readjusted; on the highway (above 70 mph)- it sounds like it's not closed all the way- lots of "air" sound; my previous sunroof didn't make that sound. Plus, when the car starts for the first time (cold start), when it idles, it makes a ticking-sound. My brother, who is knowledgeable with cars says it more than likely the just the sound of the valves (his GM trucks do the same thing). After you drive less than 10 seconds worth, it goes away.
#33 of 45 Pontiac Grand Prix Lease Questions
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Oct 23, 2007 (1:11 am)
#34 of 45 Pontiac Grand Prix: Lease Questions
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Feb 28, 2006 (7:09 pm)
Ask your Grand Prix lease questions here!!
#35 of 45 Current lease rates?
Apr 21, 2006 (8:24 pm)
Can anyone give me some sample numbers on a 36 month lease 12k/yr on a 06 GXP with MSRP of 32.5k but most likely sales price of about 31k
#36 of 45 Re: Current lease rates? [sgtslate]
May 01, 2006 (4:13 pm)
Here you go, Slate. According to my calculations, if you were to lease a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP with an MSRP of $32,500 and a selling price of $31,000 through GMAC right now for 36 months with 12,000 miles per year, your zero down, pre-tax monthly payment should be around $445.
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#37 of 45 Re: Current lease rates? [Car_man]
May 21, 2006 (4:15 pm)
Thank you Car Man. I now know where to stand vs the dealers
#38 of 45 Re: Current lease rates? [sgtslate]
Jun 22, 2006 (4:44 am)
You're very welcome, sgtslate.
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#39 of 45 Monthly lease rate estimate
Jun 24, 2006 (8:33 pm)
Could you give me an idea of what a monthly lease rate would be for a new 2005 Pontiac Vibe with a MSRP of $17,130 and a selling price of $16,600? Thank you!
#40 of 45 Re: Monthly lease rate estimate [aclark4871]
Aug 06, 2006 (4:22 am)
Hi aclark4871. Unfortunately, General Motors is no longer providing lease support on 2005 models. As a result, you probably cannot lease one through GMAC. You might be able to lease one through an independent bank, but its residual values are so low at this point and its lease rates will be pretty high without lease support. This will make it fairly expensive to lease, probably more expensive than a similar 2006 model. I can give you an idea of what GMAC's current lease program for the '06 Vibe is like if you want.
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#41 of 45 MF on 06 Grand Prix
Aug 07, 2006 (8:21 am)
Does anyone know the current money factor for a lease on an 06 Grand Prix? Looking to price it out for research. I'm in the Wisconsin area.