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Pontiac Vibe, Toyota, Future Vehicle, Hatchback
#101 of 158 Re: Ready to buy a 2009 Vibe GT or 2.4 base, need some advice [bikerscum]
May 15, 2008 (11:22 pm)
Marina Pontiac in San Leandro. Ask for Luis. Tell him Jeff (red Vibe GT) sent you and you would like to get his price!
Yeah the 18" tires are on the noisy side, however they really give the car a much sportier look (and handling). The price you pay for vanity I guess.
ragu123 the price was before any kind of rebates/incentives. I made sure to negotiate pre-rebate/incentive price because some dealers are tricky and quote 'after rebate' prices, thus comparing apples and oranges. If the quotes are that high you may want to check dealers in neighboring states and see if they can send the car to you. One dealer mentioned selling a car online to a buyer in Oregon and shipped it for ~$600.
Personally we also got $2900 in rebates ($500 'Conquest' and $2400 GM credit card) so our final out the door cost was $19,682. Not bad! Your mileage will probably vary.
#102 of 158 Re: Ready to buy a 2009 Vibe GT or 2.4 base, need some advice [zzsignup]
May 16, 2008 (6:16 am)
You must have the "original GM Card" as only $1000.00 allowed on the newer cards.
#103 of 158 Re: Ready to buy a 2009 Vibe GT or 2.4 base, need some advice [zzsignup]
May 16, 2008 (9:38 am)
I am also going to be using my GM Card rebate for this purchase. Do you know if the sales tax is calculated based on the original negotiated price and before deducting Conquest and GM card rebates or after? I have a $4000 GM card rebate so how they calculate the sales tax would make a big difference in the OTD price.
BTW, I think your state (CA) is the only state that has a fixed Doc/Processing fee so dealers can't hide additional profit in the TT&L dollars. One of the dealers here gave me a really good deal on the Vibe but when I asked for the itemized OTD price, I discovered a $400.00 processing fee.
#104 of 158 Re: Ready to buy a 2009 Vibe GT or 2.4 base, need some advice [zzsignup]
May 17, 2008 (7:03 pm)
ZZ... I owe you man. Luis quoted me about $25 below invoice, + the $500 rebate. I guess I could have haggled a bit, but since my negotiations took about 8 seconds I'm happy. lol
'09 Vibe GT w/ sunroof & 5sp. auto.... $20425-$500 = $19925.
$1720 below sticker.
If you're ever out my way, the beer & lengendary Brentwood sweet corn are on me.
#105 of 158 Re: Ready to buy a 2009 Vibe GT or 2.4 base, need some advice [bikerscum]
May 18, 2008 (5:27 pm)
Was there any trade-in involved?
#106 of 158 Re: Ready to buy a 2009 Vibe GT or 2.4 base, need some advice [crimar30]
May 18, 2008 (8:32 pm)
No trade in. I doubt they'd be high-fiving over my 13 MPG 160000 mile 4wd '00 Durango. I paid 35 large for that thing.... KBB trade in is about $2700. Not the best investment I ever made.
#107 of 158 Re: Ready to buy a 2009 Vibe GT or 2.4 base, need some advice [bikerscum]
May 19, 2008 (7:56 am)
I had one of those!!
#108 of 158 [bikerscum]
May 19, 2008 (8:24 pm)
Sounds to me like you certainly got your money's worth out of the Durango. I truly looked hard at the 2008 Aspen version of that rig, but the mark up is just too lofty to ever get where I would want to be; then this white Vibe 2009 AWD turned my head. Looking at your moniker, I've gotta ask, what do you ride? I've got a 2007 Triumph Rocket III I bought new last year. It looks good in the garage, next to the Vibe.
#109 of 158 Re: Ready to buy a 2009 Vibe GT or 2.4 base, need some advice [crimar30]
May 20, 2008 (8:47 am)
I now own a 13 MPG Nissan Titan 4X4, that sits in my driveway except for towing my boat to water somewhere, while I drive my Vibe everywhere else!
#110 of 158 Re: [bikerscum] [wtd44]
May 21, 2008 (6:36 pm)
'91 FXST/C... owned since new. Never saw a reason to change.
Interesting about white Vibes. I saw a white AWD & really liked it, so I asked the dealer to find a white GT with auto. Not one within 400 miles. Not sure if it's because no dealers order them, or they sell out first. I DO like that look.