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#113 of 137 1st offer
Aug 22, 2008 (9:48 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 (10:37 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 (11:41 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 (5:04 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 (1:34 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.
#118 of 137 Re: I want to buy a GC [sladams82]
Aug 29, 2008 (2:54 pm)
It is not impossible, see my post above. I bought the same van for $500 more than you state (because I did not qualify for the armed forces discount). The dealer (Seramonte Chrysler) has another ad in todays paper for the same thing (but only one available at that price).
I was pre approved for other financing but went ahead and used the chrysler finaning to get the additional 2k discount. Of course fees, taxes etc were additional and the dealer offered the usual extras (security system, window etcing, etc etc) but didn't push hard. So the price was really the price offered (almost 40% off). I was thrilled, best new car deal of my life. The only option I really miss is power mirrors.
I will say that they also offered the "wrap" warrantee from Chrysler for $2,200. This gives you "bumper to bumper" coverage ($100 deductable) for AS LONG AS YOU OWN THE CAR. I've never believed in extended coverage, but I negotiated the price down to $1,750 and thought it would be worth it for the piece of mind. Later, I saw this coverage offered by a different dealer online to anyone for something like $1400 or $1500. You might want to google that and print it out to help negotiate the charge down if you decide to go with this.
My deal, at least, was real. Go to the dealer, have them check your credit and write up the deal. Look over the contract carefully, you shouldn't see any extras. If you do, just get up and leave. Nothing is final unless you sign the contract that lists every expense.
#119 of 137 08 Grand Caravan SXT (ok so where is the front license plate mount)
Sep 24, 2008 (8:12 am)
I just bought a 08 SXT on Ebay w/2500mi it will be delivered in a week or so. I noticed that there was no mounts for a front license plate?
So I started looking online at other 08SXT and they all seem to have to front license plate mount or even screw holes to mount the carrier or plate.
Then I started looking for a front bracket for a 08 and could come up with nothing?
Without the van being here to look at its hard to tell, could sombody put my mind as ease?
#120 of 137 Re: 08 Grand Caravan SXT (ok so where is the front license plate mount) [jru]
Sep 24, 2008 (3:01 pm)
I would say that if it is coming from a state that does not require a front plate then there will not be one. Your local Dodge dealer can probably order one for you through their parts department.
#121 of 137 How to find "aged inventory" 08 Grand Caravan or T/C
Sep 26, 2008 (3:26 pm)
Anyone know how to find "aged inventory" for any 08 vehicles invoice prior to Sept. 07? I believe there is a $1000 incentives for these vehilcles.
#122 of 137 Re: 08 Grand Caravan SXT (ok so where is the front license plate mount) [tedebear]
Sep 28, 2008 (2:02 pm)
Ok after calling about 6 dealers in the Chicago area I have got all the same replies. Dodge quit making the front license plate mount in 06!
If you look at my 08s front bumper you can see two little dimples where the license plate screws would go. The parts guys told me just drill there and use machine schews.
My problem is that the front plastic is pretty flimsy on the 08 SXT but there is somthing hard behind itI know its metal but on the otherhand it possibly could have have a radiator behind that or who knows what. On top of the plate I also have the tollway transponder mounted on the front plate bolts.
So has anyone who owns a 08 SXT ever mounted (drilled those holes) for the front license plate? If so what did you do and what bolts or screws did you use.
One last question, as I'm new to this site how do I post a new discussion?