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Dodge Caravan, Dodge Grand Caravan, Car Buying, Van
#1 of 137 Dodge Caravan Prices Paid and Buying Experience
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Nov 20, 2007 (6:11 am)
2008 is a new generation for the Caravan. Please post your purchase experience here!
#2 of 137 First Post!!!!
Nov 23, 2007 (4:13 pm)
I did obtain a EC number, mostly because there is a Chrysler plant in the area and somebody always knows somebody who works for Chrysler. But prior to my discovering this program I did some negotiations for a T&C Limited.
I went to the Chrysler website and Built my Own. I chose a 08 Limited with the DVD/TV, NAV, and Swivel seating options. The MSRP for this was $40215 minus $1500 rebate = $38715.
I then chose Find my Vehicle. I found 3 in my area that had my exact options - with no extras, 2 were white, 1 silver. Color was not important to me.
I e-mailed all 3 requesting internet prices for the appropriate stock numbered vehicle. 2 of them wrote back telling me to "come in and talk". One wrote back with what I consider a reasonable deal. Bottom line price was $36110. That was approximately $2500 plus the $1500 rebate off the sticker. I felt this was a reasonable price with no hassle, no haggling. I think the brute force method of auto dealing sometimes can work. I'm sure some could get a better deal, but considering it was no work and totally non personal, it was not bad.
#3 of 137 Re: First Post!!!! [maryh3]
Nov 24, 2007 (12:21 am)
What is an EC number? I am also interested in T&C Limited but the lease quote I got was $525 a month with $3500 down for a van with an MSRP of $41,225. This is way out of reach for me. I have 2 payments left on my 04 Durango Limited which I pay $362 a month. I would like to be close to that range. Will an EC number help me lower my price? My wife and I are excpecting our fourth child in mid December, and we need to upgrade to a minvan. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
#4 of 137 08 lease questions
Nov 26, 2007 (9:36 am)
Since Dodge is offering 0.00 APR on 08 Caravans, how does that translate to leasing? My understanding is that the money factor would be 0.00 and probably a pretty good lease deal. Does anyone know the residual value for the 08 caravan?
#5 of 137 Re: First Post!!!! [srt10]
Dec 03, 2007 (7:08 pm)
What is an EC number?
It stands for Employee Choice. Chrysler employees can give away up to two EC numbers to non-relatives per calendar year. There is a $200 EC program fee, added by the dealer, for non-relatives.
The EC lets anyone purchase/lease most any Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep vehicle at the employee discount price. It's a huge savings over MSRP. Mine have been given out for 2007 and the two I'll have for next year are already spoken for.
Check out the thread below. Someone named rmbalisa says he/she can still get a few EC numbers for anyone interested.
BTW, do you post over on the VCA forums? I noticed your S/N. If you had mentioned this a month ago over there you could have had one of my EC numbers.
If the above person can't help you out I can get you in on the Friends program at 1% below factory invoice. There is no program fee for it.
#6 of 137 Re: First Post!!!! [tedebear]
Dec 03, 2007 (8:12 pm)
Thanks for your help, I am new to this whole forums thing. I was just browsing, trying to find a reason as to why the van was so expensive to lease and I accidently stumbled on to this forum. I just posted my e-mail and I hope the other person gets back to me in regards to the EC number. My wifes date due has been pushed up to 12-18 so I am looking to buy the minivan this weekend. My e-mail adress is tk11702msn.com, any help would be greatly appreciated. I am going to check out the VCA forums now. Thanks so much!!!
#7 of 137 Re: First Post!!!! [srt10]
Dec 03, 2007 (8:42 pm)
Many people don't know it but every member here has an email box on the forums. If you want to avoid lots of spam avoid posting your email address in a message. The spam robots do nothing but cruise the Internet, looking for any "xxx.com" addresses.
To send an email to anyone else here on the forums use this format:
Looking forward to seeing you over on the VCA website forums. Lots of great enthusiasts there.
#8 of 137 Re: First Post!!!! [tedebear]
Dec 05, 2007 (7:47 pm)
Rmbalisa hasn't gotten back to me in a couple of days so I guess he's been busy lately. I checked out the VCA forums, a pretty wild crowd over there!!
#9 of 137 Re: First Post!!!! [maryh3]
Dec 05, 2007 (7:56 pm)
Did you end up getting the van? Are you happy with it and what did the final numbers look like?
#10 of 137 Re: Employee Choice Number 2008 Chrysler T&C
Dec 06, 2007 (6:44 am)
HELP Momof 5 Needs EC#! I am buying a 2008 Chrysler Town & Country Limited fully loaded with dual DVD/ Sirius TV/ Navigation / Swivel & Go Seating ...... Can you tell how excited I am! The 10 HOUR drive for Christmas looks so much better just knowing I will be driving this mobile family room / game room!
We will be making the purchase this weekend, next week at the latest. If anyone has any friends or co-workers who have an extra EC#, I would love it!!!! I absolutely PROMISE it will be used! Just think, 5 HAPPY KIDS rushing to the car in the car pool line or watching baseball practice from the tailgate seats is some of the best free advertisement Chrysler can get, and I will most certainly provide it!
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