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#348 of 508 My wife's 2012 Kia Optima SX deal
Apr 19, 2012 (7:10 am)
Found several fully loaded with Prem. Tour and Tech pkgs and all mats, locks, etc. with MSRP of $31,870.
Got an e-mail offer on a Ebony Black for $28,365. They were giving $3500 off including $1500 in incentives and $2005 discount. Used that e-mail to shop on phone and in person at other dealers which had Satin Metal cars, color my wife wanted. My closest dealer matched and that was where she had previously test driven the very car she bought, so my wife is very happy.
We have no garage so unfortunately she wanted the protection packages and more warranty for the electronics. Also added the new remote start module for $599 which at least saves me having to go out and warm up her car. But we bundled at a very good discount and will pay off the car in 3 years at $627mo, choosing the KIA 1.9% instead of the 0.9% with a lower down payment. We also keep our cars at least 10 years.
Usually buy at no-haggle dealerships but this was very similar and no high-pressure crap. Not the best deal but we are very satisfied.
FYI, with the SX Limited (Chrome-mobile) coming either this Summer or Fall, the turbo motors for the EX are nowhere to be found where we are in Maryland and so even SXs are getting very scarce. The White's are so rare here they are going for list. Go figure.
Apr 26, 2012 (10:05 am)
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#350 of 508 Kia Optima LX w/Convenience Pkg
Apr 26, 2012 (5:20 pm)
Just bought a 2012 Kia Optima LX w/Convenience Package
Cash Price (w/o TTL) $20,800
Competitive Rebate -$1,000
KIA Financing -$500
Final Cash Price $19,300 + TTL
#351 of 508 Re: What's a good price for an Optima EX? [mega13]
Apr 29, 2012 (6:16 am)
That is pretty much the same deal I got. The MSRP was $24,240 with the dealer add on bringing it up to $26,500 (sickening, right?). I had a trade in with about $1500 and got $1500 in rebates. The OTD price was right at 23k (adding tax/title). Definitely not a pleasant experience and I would never recommend this dealer to anybody (Cobb County Kia (Kennesaw, GA)). Considering their first offer was above 28k, I guess I got a decent deal, but never again. I have bought numerous vehicles and this is the worse experience I have ever had buying a vehicle. I should have walked out. But on the good side, I do like the Optima (EX) I bought (for my wife) and hopefully it will hold up for years to come.
#352 of 508 Optima EX
Apr 29, 2012 (9:11 am)
I'm in Michigan and received a lease quote on an Optima EX. I don't have all the exact details (cap cost, etc.) this is what I was offered:
MSRP $24,095. Invoice price about $22k-ish. (sorry - not in front of me)
MF of .00070 and Residual of 56%.
After deducting $1k competitive bonus, and with $1375 down, my payments would be $239 per month for 36 months, 36k miles. Kia financing.
Is this a good offer? I really want the EX with Premium Package. They have one on the lot that also includes Tech Package (which I don't care about) - MSRP about $28,445. They first said my monthly on this would be $335 (with everything else the same - $ down, etc.) Sales manager then asked me what I would be willing to pay monthly to get the car. My friend who was with me (was in car business as sales mgr & finance mgr) said I should be able to get it for $300 per month.
I'm going on Monday to look at a couple other EX's w/Premium Package only - $27k sticker. I understand current incentives end Monday.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
#353 of 508 Kia Optima EX w/Premium Package
May 01, 2012 (6:47 pm)
I have spent the past hour reading through this great thread. I am in the market for an Optima EX with the Premium Package(panoramic sunroof, speakers, etc). I am located in northern Florida and am curious if anyone has an tips as far as a starting point on price, rebates, etc. I have been to a dealer, I have test driven and such and I know this is what I want. I have not sat down to crunch numbers yet and really wanted to get some fuel for when I initially sit down to start the process.
I have 3K to put down. I am also eligible for the competitive bonus as I am trading in my 2005 4Runner yet will only break even on that. It would be nice to keep my payments around $400.
Does anyone has any recent personal experiences they could share that may help? Any ideas on how i could work this? I'm all ears an appreciate any assistance in advance! This thread is great!
#354 of 508 Re: Optima EX [ritat]
May 02, 2012 (8:10 am)
Hope I'm not too late to be of any use. I got a black EX base for 281.57 per month, 36 months/15K miles per year. Absolutely nothing out of pocket at signing, 35 payments to go.
If you are interested, you can see the details of my deal on the lease thread:
Not sure if the incentives carried over to May, but there was $1000 lease cash AND $1000 competitive/loyalty rebate at the time your dealer made his offer. They absolutely can be combined, I did it. Don't let them lie to you.
#355 of 508 Re: Optima EX [ritat]
May 02, 2012 (12:28 pm)
I was offered $229 + tax for a 2012 Snow White EX w/Premium Pkg with $1285 due at signing (MF - .0007, Residual - 55%, MA dealership).
I ended up closing the deal by trading in my 2011 Optima EX.
Final details can be read on my other post under the Leasing Questions thread.
Final MF ended up being about .00045 based on some number crunching I've done myself after the fact.
Hope this helps!
#356 of 508 Cannot find my car!
May 03, 2012 (10:53 am)
what a nightmare this is i swear, I'm ready to pull the trigger on an EX-T with premium package or an SX with premium package and i can't for the life of me find any of the 3 silver colors they come in. All that are out there here in SoCal are blacks and whites for almost 1.5 weeks now. It's frustrating
Is something wrong with inventory?
#357 of 508 Re: Cannot find my car! [bobthebaker]
May 03, 2012 (2:21 pm)
In NYC It's the opposite. The blacks and whites are difficult to find. Be patient!