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#353 of 492 2008 Buick Enclave...GM Buyback??
Apr 28, 2009 (8:21 am)
I am looking at a 2008 Enclave CXL AWD Loaded to the max...with 20,000.
The vehicle looks brand new, however, the dealer indicated that the unit is a GM Buy Back vehicle....he comments regarding the buyback were:
The buyback resaon for this Enclave is "Transmission shift calibration was not to customer's expectations." There is not an issue with the transmission, the customer just didn't like the calibration of the transmission.
He also went on to say that the remainder of the 48K bumper to bumper warranty was still in tact, along with the remaining drivetrain warranty.
Has anyone ever purchased a GM BUYBACK vehicle??
Does the GMS pricing apply to these Buyback vehicles?
Thanks in advance.
#354 of 492 Re: 2008 Buick Enclave...GM Buyback?? [kyats]
Apr 28, 2009 (6:55 pm)
one word.... PASS!!!!
if you know it's a buyback, then every little nuisances that pops up is gonna make u regret u bought the car.
unless he's knocking off 50%... move on!
#355 of 492 Re: 2008 Buick Enclave...GM Buyback?? [roughyear]
Apr 29, 2009 (7:07 am)
I agree. I can't imagine trying to unload a car like this down the road. Would this show up on a carfax? Can't be worth it unless the savings are at least $4-5k.
#356 of 492 Re: Buick Enclave: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [kyfdx]
May 18, 2009 (1:29 pm)
Looking to get an Enclave and got a quote from an internet manager on a 2009 Enclave with a MSRP of about $46,500 for $41,749 plus taxes and fees. The invoice price with out incentives is $43,159. Is this a good deal?
#357 of 492 Re: 2008 Buick Enclave...GM Buyback?? [kyats]
May 23, 2009 (4:34 pm)
Holy Smokes... I just experienced the identical scenario. Are you in Michigan?
Same thing....... Bells and Whistled out to the gills........ Almost one of a kind....
GM BUY BACK.... What's the big deal about it? So what..... covered (insured) to the gills, as well.......
#358 of 492 Scenarios of GM Bankruptcy???
May 27, 2009 (1:59 pm)
Does anyone have any idea what will happen to the price of GM vehicles if and as it appears when GM declares bankruptcy. I would assume a number of incentives would go out the window, so how will the company market and effectively sell the vehicles? I'm specifically interested in the Enclave but a little unsure of buying due to the uncertain future.
#359 of 492 Re: Scenarios of GM Bankruptcy??? [bt06]
May 27, 2009 (8:13 pm)
My personal opinion is that when bankruptcy comes it will create a temporary disruption in the supply chain. GM will continue to operate, they dealerships will continue to service vehicles, etc. The government recognizes this company as too big to fail, so they are going to support them through the painful restructuring.
Is this going to cause the value of GM vehicles to fall - probably. Will this last a long time? That likely depends on how quickly they emerge from chapter 11.
I bought an Encalve knowing this was a probable scenario in February. Am I worried? No. Should I be? That is really a question for the futurists among us.
The E is really such a fine automobile I am really enjoying every day driving it. If you buy one, I am confident that you will too.
#360 of 492 Re: Scenarios of GM Bankruptcy??? [tourguide]
May 28, 2009 (8:23 am)
Thanks for the input, we drove the Enclave and to say we loved it would be an understatement. We were amazed at the fact that we drove a 2008 model and were more impressed with it than the 09 models we drove from other makers.
#361 of 492 How much more off can I get
May 28, 2009 (9:26 am)
Located in west central Illinois and looking at a new 2009 CXL which has a list of $44635 on which the dealer has offered a cash price of $42767 with another $750 off for 'consumer cash' and another $1500 for 'GM bonus cash' plus another $500 off for Farm Bureau membership - net $40,017
Would it be reasonable to start with a lower beginning price than the dealer cash price - such as ??? - and then apply the discounts?
Also looking at a comparably equipped '09 CXL program car with 9,xxx miles at another dealership which I think is overpriced at $35,600 - This unit has been in
the dealer's inventory for nearly three months. Ideas as to what you should be able to close for on this one?
#362 of 492 Re: How much more off can I get [jcp1st]
May 29, 2009 (2:13 am)
A lot of people are getting invoice pricing on these minus incentives. I think should be your goal unless you feel confident that you can get more than that. You can determine invoice fairly easily on the Internet. Take your vehicle options, the base model and look it up.
I got supplier pricing (sounds like you got that too) which I was happy with as it is a few hundred off invoice and I don't like to haggle. It is hard to say precisely what kind of deal you have without knowing the options on your Enclave. Good luck.