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GM BuyPower - your comments welcome



  • I emailed a dealership requesting their best price on a vehicle and informed them that I am ready to buy in the next week.

    I did receive an email response within 24 hours but the response was, the Trailblazer LT you are interested in has been sold and we don't have any LT models that are even close to the one you requested a quote on.

    I guess they never update their vehicle list because the site had four vehicles listed that were close to my request. Then I go home, open the paper, and there was my requested vehicle advertised with a dealership discount.
  • lsgs97lsgs97 Posts: 6
    What are you doing nowadays for Yukon's and Denalis -- In the northeast , it seems hard to get anything reasonable. I know they are popular... I see on an earlier post, invoice price for a Yukon, and than less the rebate? Where!
  • I am at $500 over on denali's, about $300 on a yukon. In january I try and keep the floorplan as light as possible. I am just north of Syracuse NY in Liverpool. The problem with these types of vehicles is the people that buy them have trades that they want all the money in the world. Stripping deals apart the average I gave is right about where I try and be.
  • lsgs97lsgs97 Posts: 6
    If only you were in NJ.. Thanks !
  • depending on where in jersy you are.
  • Would that be the corner of 31 and 57 btw?

    If so, you guys had a "hot" time recently! :-)
  • sonjaabsonjaab Posts: 1,057
    Thats where Isellp is ! I live just up
    the road ! Aren't you from OUR neck of
    the woods? .................Geo
  • that is where I am! Can I borrow your handle for the next couple of weeks. After 5 weeks we put cars back on the showroom floor on friday. If I had a few extra hours to spare I would share some very funny stories related to our fire. Things are getting back to normal, now all I need is a customer.
  • I'm in the neighborhood, albeit over the bridge.

    I didn't get to the fire tho, missed the truck!
  • sonjaabsonjaab Posts: 1,057
    I grew up in Bayberry. Live in Hannibal
    now. Own Hannibal Hotel ! Isell i remember
    when your dealer was a truck stop with
    the propane dealer and little bar across
    the street. One of the kids I grew up
    with is the body shop mgr. for one of your
    dealers in N. Syracuse !
    On topic....My womans 96 caddy is gonna need
    some expensive strut and brake work at 82k
    miles. So she wants a new car !
    Otherwise great car !
    Been looking at new Caddies...Buick lesabre
    She don't like the seats in the Bonneville !~
    Been using GM Buypower to cyber shop prices!
    Isell...can you sell us a new Buick from
    the taft rd. store ? Lesabre as big as new
    Deville about 17k cheaper than new caddy !
    (Gm employee discount family here). Trunk large
    I hate leather too !...Prob. wait till
    spring anyway ! Too bad in may 01 you
    didn't have a GM xcab 2500 ld 4x4 In stock .Remember speaking to me ?
  • I can't say that I do remember speaking to you. I had tons of people looking for that type of stuff. The Buick store has thier own GMBuypower manager so I would be stepping on toes. If you have any problems feel free to e-mail me at joe
  • I bought my wife's Century from an OK guy at the Taft Rd. store, He's low pressure and won't try to game you (not too much, anyway LOL!) Email for the name if
  • PAmanPAman Posts: 207
    Recently, I saw a new 2001 Olds Bravada advertised on ebay (of all places) for sale here in central Texas. I wanted to know more about the Bravada, since I drove one recently from LA to SF and liked it very much.

    Here's the punch line--GM BUYPOWER DOESN'T LIST A 2001 OLDSMOBILE BRAVADA!! I e-mailed them and asked whats up. Their response--this gets funnier and funnier--was that Oldsmobile didn't make the Bravada for 2001, but it would return as a 2002! I sent them the VIN for the one for sale, as well as the VINs for three USED 2001 Bravadas for sale on THEIR certified GM used car site, and asked, are you SURE? Their answer? "Perhaps you should go to for your answer." Hilarious! When you go to and click on the ready-to-buy button, guess where they send you?!? TO THE GM BUYPOWER SITE!!

    By the way, if you want to see for yourself, go to the web site, and try to get information about building or buying a 2001 Oldsmobile Bravada. As of five minutes ago, the 2001 Bravada STILL doesn't exist on their web site!

    Where's Rod Serling when you need him?
  • PAmanPAman Posts: 207
    According to the Buypower web site, there are NO 2003 Cadillac CTS sedans in the San Antonio, Austin, or Houston area.

    Isn't this the same car that Cadillac spent several million dollars advertising on the Super Bowl, telling us that they are now available?

    Oh well, maybe they are on the same storage lot as the 2001 Bravadas.
  • I requested a quote on a 2001 Sunfire - it took 3 days to get a response back from the dealer.

    "We no longer have this car on the lot but we can order you one"

    Thanks but no thanks. (We decided to keep our current car anyway.)
  • usaf52usaf52 Posts: 70
    I don't think that GM Buypower shows the entire inventory in any given area. I searched for a 2002 Buick Century in graphite and came up with two in a large area by inputting various zip codes. The dealer came up with a pack of them in the same area. Evidently the
    access we consumers have is limited, and the dealers have more info.
    Also, that best price baloney is way off target. A dealer gave me a "best price" which was 600 bucks higher than two dealers gave me when I visited their lots in person.
  • prodocsprodocs Posts: 1
    Read thru all the posted messages...didn't find a single one that mirrored my experience. Tried to request a "best price" and always get an error message (like server doesn't understand command, or something like that). I've tried on my Mac G3/Netscape, an NT/Internet Explorer, and a UNIX box/Netscape. They all give me the same problem. I've tried this several times over several days, same result. I can't believe that ANYBODY even gets thru to the site.

    I'm about to swallow hard and actually go face-to-face it with a live salesman (arrgh!).
  • mfullmermfullmer Posts: 819
    I used GM BuyPower for my 3rd vehicle lease a few weeks ago. I am befuddled at how archaic it is in comparison to others. I was tempted into looking at the new Expedition while searching for my new Tahoe.

    Fords website is hands-down the winner there. When you "build" a vehicle and then search for it, it actually brings up vehicles like you are looking for, then gives vehicles that were close and even red flags the differences. Great thinking.

    I hate having to look at each Monroney that looks like it may be around the MSRP of what I'm looking for. It's not very intuitive.
  • mfullmermfullmer Posts: 819
    Someone needs to be fired for putting their "payment estimator" together. What a piece of junk.

    Example: I was trying to estimate my payment on the lease of a Tahoe LT with an MSRP of $45,030 and a purchase price of $40,507.

    No way to do it!!!!!!!!!

    It won't let you change the MSRP so it had the MSRP as a base LT ($38,xxx). Of course the depreciation on that amount and the price that I was going to pay was much different than actual.

    Poor GM. Us loyals keep coming back but they need some real brains over there.
  • tk865tk865 Posts: 52
    I used it to look for a truck for my dad. I set up 2 hotmail accounts the same day. Both had the same privacy settings. I used account "B" to register for a few things for me - edmunds, and a few other discussion boards. Account "B" has a fairly exposed email address. Account "A" was ONLY given to GM buypower. (and, through them, I assume some dealers). As of checking my accounts today for the first time in a few weeks, account "A" had 130 messages for porn, personal enlargement, credit cards, etc. (Mostly porn). Account "B" had one unsolicited credit card. That alone would keep me from ever using buypower again, I'm only glad I had the foresight to create a special account. I would have hated to have to delete my paid account through my ISP. If GM needs to make a buck so bad they need to sell my address to porn companies, maybe they should look to their products. My father, a die-hard Chevy man for 30+ years, will now be buying a Dodge. (due to lack of 5-speed V8 in something besides a reg cab, not due to the porn spam)
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