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#105 of 198 2009 SEL New Year's Eve purchase info
Jan 01, 2010 (9:54 pm)
Just passing along our information to the group. Did an end of year deal with McKenna VW in Huntington Beach, CA. Bought SEL with RSE, Nav and Trim Pack 3 (Sunroof, adjustable pedals, roof rails, remote start). With the exception of the roof rails, everything on our model is now standard on 2010 SEL for comparison. On the 2009, we got the $10k off MSRP ($42150 down to $32150). We were looking at a 2010 SEL at a different dealer but they wouldn't go lower than $36,800 for the 1.9%, or $35,999 for regular financing. On our 2009, we qualified for 3.99% APR through Wachovia. Other offer from them was $36650 for the 0% APR--if you calculated the true cost over 5 years it was almost equal in either scenario--I took the cash back to keep the sales tax lower (in CA it's 9.75%--ouch). Wouldn't budge on more cash off despite the New Year's Eve purchase. Happy with transaction, everything on the car so far so good. They had a decent inventory unlike many other SoCal VW dealers, but this was the only 2009 SEL with both RSE and Nav, so I think that was part of the reason they wouldn't give additional cash. My gut is if we were buying a 2009 S or SE they would have. On a side note, purchased the extended warranty to make it 7 years/70000 miles. If you plan to keep the car for a long time, I think it's a great deal. Retail price $1500 and they will discount. Happy Routan hunting!
Jan 04, 2010 (5:40 pm)
Has anyone got a deal on a 09 S model?
The lowest price I could find so far was 19999 +tax&ttl ( include alloy wheels).
I think there should be much more discount on 09 S considering the $20500 deal on SE above.
#107 of 198 Re: 2009 VW Routan SEL [wonderinginmd]
Jan 04, 2010 (6:44 pm)
Sorry for the silence, was out of town. I'm hearing they are all going at $10k under sticker at the moment for the 2009. My dealership has none left and I was an out of town purchaser; did it all over the phone. I swear to you, I think the thing that clinched it was I gave the guy my credit card number for a $500 deposit if they took my offer, which was for $25,225 plus tax and title (included dealer fee and delivery to another city a few hours away). They knew I was serious. I paid cash, but could have gotten the same deal with around 4% financing through their VW bank. If I wanted the 0%, I would have had to pay more.
The sticker was $34, 350 or something (can't remember...whatever the basic SEL plus destination charge is...33,700 + 650 or something).
There was a $400 dealer prep that they rolled into the price. The tax/title was another $2k or so.
What you have to do is Google "VW" and a city name. Then search their new inventory. That's how I found mine. It didn't come up in regular autotrader searches and such. I think the cc deposit was critical for my deal. Plus, dealer would have gotten factory to dealer $6k incentive rebate and I qualifed for $1k rebate. None of this came up in our discussion, but clearly it is how they came down almost $10k.
Good luck all!
#108 of 198 2009 SEL with Trim Pack 3
Jan 26, 2010 (11:57 am)
Taking an out of state delivery of a 2009 SEL with Trim Pack 3 with MSRP of $36,215, selling price is $23,215...$13K under MSRP! No local dealers want to touch this deal...best I can do locally was $10,195 under MSRP. The only thing with this out of state deal is that I need to pay for shipping to my house and a notary fee to take care of the documents.
#109 of 198 Re: 2009 SEL New Year's Eve purchase info [victorspoils]
Jan 26, 2010 (1:24 pm)
How much of a discount did you end up getting the service contract? And is that the VW Platinum Warranty?
#110 of 198 2009 VW Routan SE
Jan 27, 2010 (3:07 pm)
Got an offer for a 2009 SE + RSE, Remote Start , Navi, Power lift gate for 28,104+TTL. Any good? MSRP was 35,000
#111 of 198 Re: 2009 VW Routan SE [intotheoh]
Feb 08, 2010 (8:17 am)
definitely not. i'd shoot for at least 9-10k under msrp. there should be about $6k off 09 SE's plus $500 for RSE, then the selling at invoice pricing. You should be looking for at least $9k off
#112 of 198 Routan Lease Question/Pricing Strategy
Feb 16, 2010 (3:52 am)
I am looking to potentially take advantage of some of VW's lease specials on the Routan and I want to see if my logic is flawed. They are advertising that they you can get a 2010 Routan S for $289/month with no money down. The MSRP on that car is $26,700. Is it safe to assume the same parameters on a more expensive model. For example a Premium with an MSRP of $43,300 would lease out at $468/month which I find reasonable for this car.
I feel like I should go to the sales person with a simple sheet of paper that looks like this:
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Is my logic flawed? Seems to be a simple way to get a basic 36 month lease with 12K miles/year.
Any insight or buying experience would be great. Otherwise I will report back based on my strategy.
#113 of 198 2010 routan rse and nav
Feb 17, 2010 (8:34 am)
Quote is 28,200 +TTL. I am in DC/NoVa.
How does this offer sound? I would really like an sel because of the engine but can't find an 09 SEL with RSE and the 2010's are out of my price range. I have found a 2009 SEL for $33xxx and they can add one DVD drop down screen for $700 plus labor but I am losing the nav (which I really dont care about) and the back up which I do care about. However, how does the dealer installed RSE compare with factory? Thanks for any feedback.
#114 of 198 Re: Routan Lease Question/Pricing Strategy [mloca]
Feb 19, 2010 (8:00 am)
Yes your logic is somewhat flawed.
Money factor and residuals differ from model to model. The S could have a residual of 45% and MF of 0.002 while the Premium is 50% and 0.0025. Or vice versa. Or any combination. It's possible the numbers would run the same way, but not likely.
Besides why are you making an offer based on what is advertized? If they're advertizing $289, offer $249 which would make your $468 be more like $403. Start low and if you have to work up, but don't start out high with your first offer.
My wife and I test drove one about 3 weeks ago. Went back to drive it again, the mileage was the same as it was 3 weeks ago. And as we were leaving the sales rep said "you would not believe how much we're discounting these". And I said, yeah if I'm the only one to have test driven in 3 weeks I imagine you're discounting a heck of a lot.
Personally I still think even $10K off msrp is too much to pay for a Dodge with a VW badge. But my wife likes it and we'll probably end up getting it. But only if they discount the living daylights out of it.