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Buick Enclave, Car Leasing, Car Buying, SUV
#302 of 507 Re: help with a 09 CX [enxaga]
Sep 08, 2008 (1:29 pm)
All you have to do is go to BUICK.COM, locate a dealer in your area, search their stock and find one equipped like you want. You can display the Window Sticker that shows all the equipment.
Sorry, I went to buick.com and their locate only shows 2007 & 2008 models. I then went to my local dealer sunriseatwolfchase.com and was able to locate all their Enclaves. Of of the first ones up is a CXL, MSRP $44,535, employee price $39,961. No rebate on these like the 2008 models, don't know if you can get a lower price than this, but this would be a starting point to see if you are in the ballpark. The only 2009 showing are CXL, 2008 show CX models starting at around $31K employee price.
I was leaning toward the Enclave and found a Saturn Outlook with a little better equipment for a decent price.
#303 of 507 please help
Sep 08, 2008 (2:14 pm)
This is what I have :
08 Enclave fwd CXL $31,115.30 incentive included
09 Enclave fwd CX $31, 928
09 Enclave fwd CXL $33, 563
What do you guys think is a better deal? Can I do Better?
#304 of 507 Re: what happens now the GM's Employee pricing is done [kcorey]
Sep 08, 2008 (4:13 pm)
I agree with you 100 %....great car, worth the wait. Pricey, but a fantastic vehicle. I have had my Enclave since March. If anyone is thinking about it....the answer is yes. I am seeing them everywhere now and I saw a dozen in one car dealers lot who only got one at a time not too long ago. The interest rate is what it is. Makes for a hefty car payment. You can negotiate with the dealer on car pricing. If not, go someplace else!!!!!!!!!
#305 of 507 Re: what happens now the GM's Employee pricing is done [roughyear]
Sep 08, 2008 (6:48 pm)
I don't know what kind of vehicles you buy, but for my money I'm not sitting on cloth and I want some gadgets. That means a well optioned model. You may be happy with a base CX and that is your choice, not mine. I'm actually in that ballpark for an AWD CXL the way I want it.
You seem very unhappy about this interest rate. So SHOP the rate, why is that so hard to do? My credit union is more that a point below the rate you quoted. Take the price and shop the rate. If you're getting such great out the door quotes, I don't understand the problem - other than the interest rate, which we have established you DON'T HAVE TO TAKE.
#306 of 507 Re: what happens now the GM's Employee pricing is done [tourguide]
Sep 09, 2008 (10:05 am)
What gadgets are you looking for? I ended up with an '08 Saturn Outlook XR with tow package, convenience, extended convenience and leather. Gives just about everything but Sunroof, DVD and NAV or upgraded radio package which I really did not want.
Leather 8 way pwr driver, 4 way pwr passenger, dual zone climate, remote start, power tailgate, backup assist beeper, CD, auto lights, DIC.
The Saturn was a little less $$ than the Acadia or Enclave with the same equipment.
#307 of 507 Re: what happens now the GM's Employee pricing is done [wlbrown9]
Sep 10, 2008 (3:23 am)
What gadgets are you looking for?
I'm looking at pretty much everything except DVD and the sunroof. I'm going to have DVD installed in the headrests and I don't want the sunroof (don't like the execution of the lambda sunroof - it looks and feels cheap to me).
Have you noticed a difference in the amount of dust that accumulates in your Outlook? I know these units don't have cabin filters in any real sense and I have a son with allergies.
#308 of 507 Re: what happens now the GM's Employee pricing is done [roughyear]
Sep 10, 2008 (1:13 pm)
Anyone found pricing BELOW the employee price in the Southeast US? Every dealer I've spoken to stated that they were locked into the employee pricing and could not go lower.
#309 of 507 Re: what happens now the GM's Employee pricing is done [auto12]
Sep 11, 2008 (7:39 am)
Well, the Saturn dealer threw in the Saturn Care (oil changes and rotation) for 1 year/15K miles...deducted $255 from the employee price to make it work out. They also threw in the already installed pin stripes, paint and interior protection as well as the mud flaps. This was 2 weeks ago when the rebate was $1500. So, I got maybe $200-300 extras thrown in (mud flaps probably the best part of the deal since the Saturn Care looks to be a rotation and 2-3 oil changes). One nice thing was the Doc Fee was reduced to $75 instead of their normal consumer $295 IIRC. I did not trade my old Trooper with 137K miles, but if you have a trade then they could give you more or less and that would shift the 'locked' price.
Of course, when you and the dealer are talking that is what they will say. If you get out the pen, checkbook and offer to sign the sales contract and a check, then you will know if they are serious or bluffing
#310 of 507 Re: what happens now the GM's Employee pricing is done [tourguide]
Sep 11, 2008 (7:47 am)
Not much dust has accumulated in 2 weeks. Memphis has been a little damp and cool for this time of year. Most years are a lot dryer and hotter that would generate a lot more dust than we have at this time. The Outlook might show dust a little more than some since the Tan interior includes a charcoal dash that does show any light colored speck.
The one thing about this and it may be a recent GM thing since my wife's '04 Envoy does the same thing. I like to keep the recirculate button on at least during warm weather since that seems to boost the cooling power and I tell my wife to do it since it could reduce dust and pollen coming in and might help her allergies. On the Outlook and her Envoy you have to turn that on just about every time since it seems to default to OFF when you power off.
#311 of 507 Re: what happens now the GM's Employee pricing is done [roughyear]
Sep 14, 2008 (7:25 pm)
I bought an 08 CX just before labor day. I paid just under 30K with the only options being carbon black paint, machined wheels, and cargo cover/net. Dealership wouldn't budge on employee price--mine was the only low end unit--they had 12 more units all loaded CXLs. I believe there is a supply and demand factor even amongst the models. If I were looking at one of the 45K models, I think they would tend to budge.