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Mitsubishi Lancer, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback, Sedan
Sep 08, 2007 (6:56 am)
My deal probably wasn't the best deal anyone out there got, but it was acceptable to me under my specific circumstances (lots of negative equity on my trade in / much of it subsidized by a large down payment)...I have heard on other Lancer discussion forums of people getting them for up to $1500 below invoice...but I cannot verify that information...it could have just been someone fibbing...
If you don't like to haggle...and aren't already a Costco member, just sign up for an Executive Membership ($100) - and use that to get a decent deal on the Lancer ($100 over invoice)...the dealership I bought from didn't even ask for my card (which I had brought with me just in case they did). You don't even have to keep your Costco membership after getting the car, they will give you a full refund on the price you paid for the card...no questions asked.
Also, check with your bank and see if they have any auto buying service, my bank (USAA) offers something very similair to Costco, at the same price ($100 over invoice for most dealers).
All that being said, here is what my deal consisted of:
2008 Mitsubishi Lanser GTS (Tarmac Black Pearl)
w/ NAV & TECH
w/ SUN & SOUND
$100 over invoice (Costco Member) = $21438
-$500 Rebate (Active Duty Military) = $20938
So, $20938 + TTL + what was left from my negaitive equity trade-in
As I mentioned earlier, I had alot of negative equity on my trade-in, a 2006 Nissan Armada, but I put down $9k in cash to make up for the majority of the negative equity amount.
I also had trade-in quotes ranging from $18k to $23k for my Armada, and so I asked the dealer that ended up buying the Lancer from for $24k for the Artmada (and this was after I got the car for $20938). They countered with $23.5k (which I knew they would) for the Armada and I agreed to that with them being asked to give me my first 3 oil changes for free (I know - not much...but oh well) and they agreed. I was going to sell privately if I could, asking $25k, but the $23.5k was close enough to not have to deal with waiting 2-3 months to get something done. Plus, I wouldn't have to do the DMV paperwork and deal with potential buyers either - so...done deal, let's do it now!
I'm so happy to be out of the Armada...GREAT truck...and I do miss the POWER...but again, I will not miss the $90 fillups a couple times a week...and that is completely worth it to me.
BTW, got the windows tinted yesterday afternoon and what a difference. Car is even more beautiful now...
Sep 09, 2007 (7:26 pm)
I knew you'd dig the tinting. Beautiful car this new Lancer GTS for 2008.
#40 of 74 Re: finally got it [ilovetrailers]
Sep 11, 2007 (6:13 am)
Can anyone tell me if paying $20,900 for a GTS with S&S,Nav & Tech packages is a good deal? I am dying to get this car they stated it is 500 under invoice. I know they are not going to lose any money but is it a good deal or not? Please help!!!!!
#41 of 74 What is a Fair price ?
Sep 11, 2007 (6:15 am)
Can anyone tell me if $20,900 is a good deal on a GTS with Nav and S&S package. I went to other dealers in Miami area and they will only go 500 under MSRP please help!!!!
Sep 11, 2007 (7:44 am)
That seems like a decent deal to me...I paid $20938 for mine just last week...that was using the Costco $100 over invoice program and also includes a $500 Military rebate.
And did you mean $500 below INVOICE or MSRP?
$500 below Invoice would be: $20838
So, to me, $20900 seems decently good, just make sure that you don't let the finance guy tack on any bogus fees/charges
and don't buy the extended warranty unless you really want it. And if you do buy that, don't just accept his first price quote....
Sep 11, 2007 (7:47 am)
For those that have gotten your windows tinted in your 08 Lancer...did you have any problems with it getting scratched after you rolled down/up your windows a couple of times?
This morning, I noticed a tiny scratch or line on my tint that I did not notice after having it done. I need to investiage it further, but it looks like a scratch to me...very small though (at least right now)...
I know I have heard of some vehicles needing to be lined w/ felt (the window area anyway) to stop tints from being scratched...could the Lancer be one of those that need this extra protection to safegaurd the tint?
#44 of 74 I've noticed the tiny scratches mbunting...
Sep 12, 2007 (1:48 pm)
but they're not enough to bother me.
#45 of 74 Re: 2008 Electric Blue w/ Sun & Sound - AMAZING! [surfnix54]
Sep 16, 2007 (1:39 pm)
how much did you pay and from which dealership did you buy your GTS from?
#47 of 74 Re: Window Tint [mbunting]
Nov 19, 2007 (12:28 pm)
I had my windows tinted in my new 08 lancer and I have scratches in my tint now from the weather stripping being too hard. I brought it to the dealership and they told me that the tint is too thick, and they don't cover anything to do with accessories like tint. They advised me to go back to the tint place that did it. I haven't because I know it's not the tint guys fault and if I have him replace the tint it will just scratch again because of the weather stripping. I was hoping there was more people that had the same problem enough to have the dealership get a fix for it.