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#1 of 176 Saturn Outlook: Prices Paid & Buying Experience
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Feb 05, 2007 (8:19 am)
Tell us about your Outlook shopping experience!
#2 of 176 Outlook Prices
Feb 05, 2007 (11:35 am)
The first Saturn Dealer wanted MSRP.
I know is was Saturn's original business plan to charge MSRP, but I understand they had to modify the plan to stay in business.
Please post your experiences.
#3 of 176 Ordered an Outlook
Feb 06, 2007 (1:13 am)
We ordered a fully loaded Outlook just before Christmas. The price came to approximately $44,500(I don't remember the exact price). The dealer would not dicker but we are getting a $1000 GM conquest incentive since we currently own a non-GM car. So our price will be approximately $43,500 before taxes and licensing. I'm a little hesitant to pay full sticker but I really like the vehicle compared to everything else out there(I exhaustively cross-shopped).
We put $100 down so if for some reason I change my mind I can back out of the deal. I found the overall sales experience to be absolutely no pressure. Very refreshing!
#4 of 176 Re: Outlook Prices [seloo]
Feb 09, 2007 (6:53 pm)
Just purchased an Outlook XE FWD and as the others are saying, they are not moving from sticker(St. Louis Area.) They say they are priced that way. The ACADIA with similar options costs $2000 more. Mine with options: conv pack-auto starter,120v outlet(450), trailer pack(425), and preferred package-power drivers seat (505) was stickered at 29,370. The model is the low end for the Outlook.
FYI- the ACADIA's in Northwest Indiana (Chicagoland Area) were selling as they came in and some stores had waiting lists for them!!
#5 of 176 Saturn Pricing
Feb 10, 2007 (4:47 am)
I have never purchased a new Saturn, so I was not aware of their MSRP no hassle pricing plan. After doing a little research, I did see that over the last 2-3yrs GM gave Saturn a lot of incentives, so they could sell some cars. Outlook is hot right now, so incentives will be low, it will be interesting to see what happens once other crossovers offer cash and interest rate incentives.
#6 of 176 Fuel Gauge Problem
Feb 16, 2007 (4:53 pm)
I just bought an Outlook XR AWD loaded. There is something wrong with the fuel gauge. It reads that it's half full one second then 1/4 full the next. The needle will then slowly creep up. I'll park it and restart it and then it will say it's empty.
I took it to the dealer today and they looked at it and talked to Saturn who said that they would have to get back to them on it. So now I have to drive a car not knowing how much gas is actually in it.
I'm tempted to take advantage of the 30 day return policy, but I would have to get another Saturn from what I understand. Just scared this thing is a lemon from what I've been reading about people's experiences with other cars, including the vue. Anyone else have this problem?
#7 of 176 Re: Fuel Gauge Problem [meadows6]
Feb 16, 2007 (8:31 pm)
Don't jump ship too early--it's very likely an extremely simple problem, and shouldn't take much for the dealer to fix it. Things happen, and sometimes tiny pieces go even when new. Sounds like a basic fuel sender error (had the same on our Suburban, which was an easy enough thing for the dealer).
These are VERY high quality vehicles, and so far, seem to be proving nearly without issue--and they're NOTHING like old Saturn's, or even GM's, of the past.
#8 of 176 What is the best deal?
Feb 24, 2007 (5:29 pm)
What is the best deal?
An Outlook at MSRP (- incentives) or an Acadia at Invoice (-incentives).
If you ask the Saturn salesperson and they will tell you that the Outlook will give you more car for money, while GMC states that Acadia has more option configurations and is the best deal for the money.
Who is right?
#9 of 176 The Best Deal is Acadia
Feb 26, 2007 (1:03 pm)
From the Edmund's board on GMC Acadia Pricing:
I just looked at a comparison sheet I did for myself comparing Outlook and Acadia pricing. An SLT2 AWD Acadia with no additional options has an MSRP of $38,105 and invoice price of $35,676 (both numbers are before incentives). A similarly equipped Outlook XR AWD w/leather, memory seats, captains, convenience pkg and 6-disc changer is MSRP of $36,600.
You can get the $1,000 Conquest cash on either vehicle, so I'll ignore that. However, there is a $500 bonus cash available in my region ($1000 in certain other regions) on the Acadia that apparently is not available on the Outlook. So if you could really get invoice price before incentives on the Acadia (which I doubt you can - yet) you would be paying at least $1,424 less than the Outlook in my example. But, even if you paid $1000 over invoice, you'd still be $424 ahead with the Acadia.
I haven't mentioned that my Outlook example doesn't include dual exhaust, which is standard on the Acadia but you need to buy the Touring pkg with 19" wheels to get on the Outlook. Also on the Acadia, you can get the head-up display (at additional cost of course) that is not available on the Outlook (and not included in my example above).
If you have any GM Card earnings to use, the Acadia starts becoming a lot cheaper because you can't use those on Saturn either.
Why would you buy a Saturn? You pay more and get less.
Aggressive buyers claim to be purchasing the Acadia at invoice price.
#10 of 176 Outlook Buyers?
Mar 02, 2007 (12:10 pm)
Did anyone get a good deal on an Outlook or just pay MSRP?
Is the 'no hassle' price a good deal?
When you compare the numbers of the deals reported by the Acadia buyers the Outlook does not look like a good deal.
The question is why would some pay more for a car that gives you less? There must be a good reason!