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#108 of 137 Re: Price Paid for a GRand Caravan SXT 25K [abutcher]
Aug 19, 2008 (5:57 am)
Do you know what sales tax and fees you were charged?
#109 of 137 Re: Not a very active forum... [marc35]
Aug 19, 2008 (9:35 am)
Do you mean you can get a lower price without using the Friends discount, or do you mean you might be able to actually use the Friends discount to get an even lower price?
I mean that a buyer can possibly do better than the Friends discount price on their own without it. I've been reading some messages from new owners on Edmunds and the price they negotiated with the dealer is sometimes way less than the Friends price would be.
The Friends price is set at a specific amount on the invoice price sheet of each vehicle. Ask to see the invoice and look for the PP (Preferred Pricing) code on the sheet. That's the Friends price before any rebates or other price incentives.
#110 of 137 Re: Price Paid for a GRand Caravan SXT 25K [abair]
Aug 19, 2008 (11:33 am)
The sticker is $30,510. Mine was built in May so the base sticker was $27,140 lower than some others on the lot that were $27,730. They must have changed it at some point.
We have a dealer out that advertises in the paper an SXT for $18,997 for employees, plus tax title, doc, and dest, milt discount, etc. I took that price, added in $1800 for the Entertainemnt 2 system (it stickers for $2,200). I added my 6% tax to that, $770 for dest, $250 for doc. I walked in, found a salesman and said, sell me an SXT for $23,000.
He wrote he offer on a paper, had me sign it and he presented to the manager. The manager came out with the salesman and we started negotiating. He came back with 24,700. I said no and he left and then came back. He said 23,600, I said 23,200, he said 23,500, I came up to 23,400. he came back with 23,450 and a $50 gas card. Mind you I had my wife with me and I didnít want to have to drag her to another dealer, so I like to think I came up from my original offer for her.
All you have to do is walk out, tell them you will try at another dealer. I also didnít mind coming up to the 23, 450 because it came with the power liftgate which stickers at $400. I am not an employee, militatry person, or current leasee or owner. They have vans that they need to sell.
#112 of 137 2008 Grand Caravan SE, 36% off MSRP
Aug 21, 2008 (5:23 pm)
I think I just got a really good deal. I was at the Serramonte (Bay Area) last night and was looking for a used van. The sales guy shows me a blue '08 SE they had inside for the following:
"Sale" Price: $18,499
Special Rebate: $2,000 (if you finance through Chrysler)
Military discount: $500
Final Price: $13,999
Well, I didn't qualify for the military discount, but I bought the van for $14,499 and drove it home last night. This was one of those "one available at this price" deals they run in the papers. Sure it is lacking options (I think it had a roof rack and mats only above std. equipt) but geeze, it was as inexpensive as most of the used vans I was looking at. I also got the lifetime wrap for $1,750.
and there were no other "gotchas" involved in the deal. Financed about half through chy at 5.99 interest.
what do you think?
#113 of 137 1st offer
Aug 22, 2008 (8:48 am)
Need some help.
I was trying to get a Black 08 that is the older model (lower base price) with the Mygig (w./o sirius), console and heated seats.
THe sticker was $30,500 and he quoted us at $27,500 and I was thinking we could get it for $25,000 since it has been on the lot forever and he quoted it about the same as the standard vehicle.
Also he quoted the standard SXT with only the power liftgate at $27,200
He didn't want to budge on that price and asked what I wanted to get to after the rebates. The TMV on the standard one is $26,060 so I know those offers are too high.
Why won't he go down and what do I need to do next/counter offer?
Thanks for the help.
#114 of 137 Re: 1st offer [abair]
Aug 22, 2008 (9:37 am)
Sounds like he won't go down because he knows you want it? Just walk away and go somewhere else. Tell him this is what I'll pay and you wanted to give him the opportunity. If he won't to sell it to you at that tell him you'll try negotiating at another dealer. If he can sell it at his price to someone else, let him.
I bought mine with a sticker of $30,510, (SXT 25K with dual screen DVD and power liftgate) out the door for $23,400. And now the same dealer is advertising in the paper base SXT's for $17,600 plus tax, title and doc (approx $1500 less than what I paid 2 weeks ago).
Also, you can negotiate the lifetime service contract, mine was $1,600.
#115 of 137 Re: 1st offer [abutcher]
Aug 22, 2008 (10:41 am)
Was the $23,400 after the rebates or before? That is a heck of a deal.
Any suggestions what my counter offer should be or what I should say to let him know I will go somewhere else?
this is the 1st car I have bought myself so I am new to all this.
Could I use a newpaper ad as a negoiating tool? Are those prices in there usually after the rebates right?
#116 of 137 Re: 1st offer [abair]
Aug 25, 2008 (4:04 am)
Yes, it was after all rebates and dealer discounts. It was out the door, no other charges.
Make it quick, just go there and say this is what I'll pay, out the door. Write it down on a piece of paper if you have to, the sales person should understand. If they come back and say we'll sell it to you for X amount more, and if its too much, just say thank you and leave. Rememebr, you are buying their car, and their are a lot of comanies out there wanting your money.
#117 of 137 I want to buy a GC
Aug 29, 2008 (12:34 pm)
Right now I am looking at buying an 08 GC. Right now a dealership in the area is offering them for $13,998 if you finance through Chrysler or $15,998 if you don't. It is the SE baseline model with power windows, doors etc and 2nd and 3rd row stow and go but that is about it. He said they are offering up to 50% off on all of their models. Another dealer I talked to, I asked if they could match that price and he told me there is no way that they are selling it for that low without a catch. He called them as a customer, supposedly, and asked for details on it. Supposedly when he pushed he was told that the price was with $2999 trade or cash equity and it was before tax, tag, dealer fees of course. When I called them again and hounded and hounded they still told me that I didn't need a trade to get the deal and that there was no catch. What do you guys think? Is it too good to be true. Are they going to do something in the backend to try and raise the price?
The "straightforward" guy quoted me $17 for one, which falls in line with Edmunds TMV price. Right now I am trying to get him to match it or to see if they recognize the employer discount from either of the companies hubby works for.
Does anyone know where I can get a hold of a friends and family code? That would be really really helpful to us. We would much rather be able to get the new one under warranty then take the chance on any of the used 07's I have seen for 12k. I have 2 small kids and am so afraid to get a shoddy transmition in the middle of nowhere.