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#1 of 80 Saturn Aura: Prices Paid & Buying Experience
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Oct 02, 2006 (7:16 am)
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#2 of 80 Re: Saturn Aura: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [kirstie_h]
Oct 02, 2006 (4:27 pm)
#3 of 80 Re: Saturn Aura: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [neile457]
Oct 14, 2006 (4:04 am)
Saturn may not haggle, but that doesn't mean some loser dealers won't try and screw people on new cars by charging markups or bundling bogus dealer installed options at inflated prices. Also, with a new model the supply situation is interesting.
As someone contemplating an Aura by year's end I'd like to hear about these things.
Oct 20, 2006 (12:28 pm)
Galpin Saturn of Santa Clarita already packs their "hot selling" Saturns with "performance" stuff. What that means is they slap trim detailing, huge chrome wheels, tinted glass and other useless junk on their Skys and other hot selling products, jacking prices up anywhere from $5K to $10K per car.
Guess who gets to pay for that?
#5 of 80 GM Supplier Discount
Oct 31, 2006 (8:30 am)
I bought an Aura XE over the weekend. I paid MSRP minus $930 through the GM Supplier Discount, obtained from a neighbor who is a retired GM employee. My GM Card earnings were not redeemable at Saturn.
#6 of 80 Re: GM Supplier Discount [mackey4]
Nov 01, 2006 (11:43 pm)
That's it? Only $930 dollars off? I'm not as enthused about going to look at it now. Some of my co-workers have been getting killer deals on the SUV's & pick-ups. I guess that was because of gas prices though...
#7 of 80 Have not seen one of these one the road yet
Nov 05, 2006 (7:38 pm)
I have yet to see one Aura on the road. I checked them out in late Sept and thought they were a bit overpriced, and since "Saturn wont deal" I decided not to bother. Maybe if I still dont see one soon they will relax the stupid no haggle rule. It's retarded anyway because pretty much if you just pay the price on the window every car dealer regardless of make is a "no haggle" shop, but Saturn is turning off those of us who like to shop price as well as drive. I like the Aura a lot but if I can spin a loaded Milan with a V6 for 4k less and Saturn wont dicker, guess what I will do.
Nov 07, 2006 (6:25 am)
my quote for xr,premium trim package, xm radio, and enhanced convience package was $399/mo., nothing down, 48 month lease, 12K/year..msrp 26,800..does this seem in the ballpark, and can I get the dealer to throw in splash guards and/or rubber floor mats?
#9 of 80 Re: lease rates [eddiehaskell]
Nov 07, 2006 (2:52 pm)
Eddie, depends on the residual percentage. Leasing as a general rule is not a great thing, but that deal does not sound like the worst. Find out what the residual is and then the imputed interest rate on the funds - it should be clear in the documentation. I just assumed a 50% residual on that (which is good, but it should be low mileage given your input) and came to an imputed approx. 7% interest rate - all in all not really shabby in the current market. If the residual value is less than 50%, your interest rate will go down, but if it is higher they may be screwing you. Make sure it is a closed end lease, too. Most states require closed ends, but maybe your area does not.
Nov 09, 2006 (6:52 am)
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