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Isuzu Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • toddswagnertoddswagner Posts: 31
    I don't know what the interest rate was because we got it through the credit union and write the interest off on our taxes as a tax saver loan. We do that with our boat and other car. I don't know about the rebate program because another dealership had an ad for a S model at 21,000. We took it to another dealership, and they came off that price, then we went to another dealership and they beat that with lifetime oil changes. This dealership was an Isuzu only dealership.
  • bstreetbstreet Posts: 37
    yes, it's with 0% financing. But I still wonder why toddswagner posted getting a 01 Trooper S at $22,500 in all, and this is $26,745 not including tax, tag, etc? Sounds bad to me.
  • toddswagnertoddswagner Posts: 31
    The dealerships will get you one way or another. If you get the 0% financing, they will not come off the price at all, but if you get some kind of interest rate, they will come off the price. Since I financed with the credit union I didn't care about 0% interest because I wanted my car payments at a certain level. I guess 0% is good because car dealerships front end load the loans, so when you come back in 3 years to trade it in, you still owe a lot because you are paying mainly interest for the first couple of years. The credit union loan is simple interest. Dealers always have ways to get you, but since I couldn't find a decent used Trooper, I had to get a new one.
  • Can anyone help me here? I went to two dealers to price a new Trooper limited. Dealer one quoted me for a MSRP of $35358 a Trooper at "dealer cost" of 31851. This does not sound right. Edmunds quotes a Invoice of 30286 for the same MSRP. The Dealer says ( of course ) that the "internet prices are not correct". His breakdown:
    "Base dealer cost" 30286
    advertising fee 300
    "holdback" 1046
    "floor plan" 349
    total cost to me 31851
    Needless to say I asked what is the justification for these added fees is. They said that is to cover costs of financing the vehicle, interest expense , dealer prep, etc. I replied the rest of the world defines holdback as a payment from the manufacturer at the end of the year , for these costs. I never paid these before and I have bought Hondas when they were in high demand and never paid these fees. They were adamant that the customer pays these. I booked out of there.
    The second dealer quoted a price of $250 above "dealer cost" . For the same MSRP he quoted a price 32276 as $250 above "dealer cost", meaning his stated cost was 32026, which is about $2000 higher than edmunds invoice cost. kelley blue book says the invoice is 31678 and carpoint says 31725. What gives? Have these Troopers become such a hot item that they can get these prices, or do they both think that people are idiots and will pay anything all of a sudden. Both dealers had lots of Axioms and some Troopers on the lot, so I dont think they are flying out the door. Or are the dealers trying to subsidize the zero percent financing offer. Reading posts I dont see anyone paying this much. Help?

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  • gpm5gpm5 Posts: 785
    There is no justification for that--look up the invoice cost at the edmunds site with all options, which you did--they are usually fairly accurate--ask him to show you the invoice for comparison. Look at the dealer holdback at the Edmunds site if applicable. If you are getting 0% financing take that into consideration by doing a calculation with 7.5-8%. Then decide how much over cost you want to give this dealer--be it $1000 or $500 or $1500 or whatever. If you think 1000 over is fair make him the offer, be ready to walk, and tell him if he doesn't take it someone else will, before you tell him you will walk. If the trooper is still sitting there in 2 weeks ask him if he'll take the offer then. Remember, the dealer doesn't make any money by having the trooper sitting in his lot and in fact after a certain interest-free grace period the dealer begins losing money if its sitting there.
  • toddswagnertoddswagner Posts: 31
    Call Horton Isuzu and Lou Sobh Isuzu in Atlanta, Georgia and ask what the same vehicle costs. Believe me, you will get a good deal.
  • eddie1337eddie1337 Posts: 8
    Hello people. Here's the deal that they gave me is $22,121 out the door that tags, title and everything. Here are the options... Power Locks, Power Windows, Tilt, Key less Entry, Alarm, V6, Tape Deck with 8 speakers, Tint Windows, AS and Alloy Wheels. So tell me is that a good deal. Now thats an out the door price so it includes taxes and everything else. Thanks for the help.
  • gpm5gpm5 Posts: 785
    That sounds like a great deal to me.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    10-11pm EST. Come chat with other Isuzu Owners. If you are an owner, or prospective owner, you don't want to miss this opportunity to get in touch live with other's who have real world experience.


    http://www.edmunds.com/chat/isuzuchat.html


    -mike

  • scootdalescootdale Posts: 8
    Hello all. I have been kicking around the idea of replacing my 1991 S10 Blazer 2dr. 2WD for an SUV with 4WD. Have done alot of looking on the internet and am not impressed with the GM or Ford fair...Am really interested in the Isuzu line of TRUCKS (not cars with a lift and big tires)... Can only afford about 25k all told. Wish could afford a Trooper, but seems to get one with some options it will get "pricey". Any owners have info on the Rodeo Sport?
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    You should be able to get a 2001 Trooper for that $25K sometime in Aug-sept time frame. It's well worth the money IMHO. Where are you located? If it's within driving distance of NYC, I have a great dealer there.

    Staten Island Isuzu/Subaru ask for Mark 718-979-9595

    -mike
  • conman2000conman2000 Posts: 158
    I just got a 01 Trooper LS w/moonroof for $29,710 + $20 "document fee" and tax and tag in NY. With 0% for 60 months, this makes the truck atleast $6,000 cheaper cause of the interest saving alone. So it was as if I paid $23,710 because of the Int. saving. You can't get a Pathfiner, 4runner, Montero Sport with sunroof or heated seats at that price. You would have to spend closer to 30k plus interest to get that(makes it almost $36k to get them) Make the Isuzu's a much better deal than anything out there. If you pay cash, then a different story.

    Cheers,
    Con
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    10-11pm EST. Come chat with other Isuzu Owners. If you are an owner, or prospective owner, you don't want to miss this opportunity to get in touch live with other's who have real world experience.


    http://www.edmunds.com/chat/isuzuchat.html


    -mike

  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    10pm tonight Chat! Come tell us about your trucks, or if you are a potential owner, we'll be chatting up our trucks. I'll give an overview of Uwharrie!

    http://www.edmunds.com/chat/isuzuchat.html


    -mike

  • bluedevilsbluedevils Posts: 2,554
    While it's true that the huge discounts make buying a *new* Trooper a very attractive choice, buying one of these "Isuzu rep" or "corporate" vehicles is a great way to get an almost-new Trooper for thousands of dollars less than a brand-new one.

    The trick seems to be finding an Isuzu dealer that regularly stocks its lot with these barely used creampuffs, which they buy at Isuzu-dealer-only auctions periodically held by Isuzu of America.

    I bought a 98 with Performance Package, 7000 miles, this way. Cost $21,000 (no trade-in involved). A new one would have been about $3,000 more. Like basketballkid's, my Troop was considered new and I am the original owner in Isuzu's mind for warranty purposes. I received the new-car questionnaire etc. I was supposed to get one with Luxury Package for $21,950 but dealer claimed an honest mistake at the last minute and said real price was $24,950. They offered it to me for $23,900, which I refused. I had them dead to rights for $21,950 but didn't want to fight them for it. In hindsight, I should have bought the Luxury Package; I wish I had the huge moonroof, heated leather, etc.
  • armtdmarmtdm Posts: 2,057
    I went by dealer today looking for a new Rodeo advertised at 0.0% financing. Yep, can get it all right, if I pay MSRP. Oh, the $3000 rebate, yep off of MSRP which is still over invoice.

    They deserve to have their SUVs rot on the lot with this crap!
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Could you tell us the dealer, so that we avoid them. Most Isuzu dealers don't charge anything near MSRP on anything. If you pay that, you are sucka.

    -mike
  • bluedevilsbluedevils Posts: 2,554
    I would call this "stupid pricing" but not "sleazy advertising." The facts are that most manufacturer-backed financing or rebate programs are an either/or deal. I.e., you can't get both. So if you choose the 0% financing, your price should be about $3k more than the guy who chooses the rebate.

    I doubt that 0% financing and MSRP pricing is their final offer; they may require buyers to negotiate to do better. If it is their best price, then their trucks will rot on the lot because MSRP is much higher than most Isuzu dealers charge for their vehicles.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Buy a saturn!

    -mike
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