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Buick Rendezvous Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • Hi jesrf. I'm glad to see that you are able to get the GMS price on this car. This pretty much guarantees that you are getting a good deal. In your post you mentioned that you are also receiving $2,750 in cash incentives from GM. This is customer cash that unfortunately is not compatible with GM's special lease program. General Motors is providing a special lease cash incentive on this truck in your area, but it is only $1,000. There is also currently a $500 bonus for vehicles that are sold through GM's Employee and Supplier purchase programs, bringing the total cash incentive for a lease of this model to $1,500 So make sure that your vehicle's capitalized cost is $26,672 and that the dealer you are working with is using GMAC's base lease rate of 6.8% (yuck) to calculate this vehicle's monthly payment and you're in business.

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  • wtap2wtap2 Posts: 8
    With the Rendezvous being the phased out,do anyone have reason to believe that the current incentives will be extended beyond the end of the month? What they are offering now is very attractive.
  • wtap2wtap2 Posts: 8
    I have been getting Internet quotes on a 2007 Buick Rendezvous.This is an example of how dealers ar determining buyers price:
    MANUFACTURER'S SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE $28,765.00
    Options installed by Manufacturer:
    DRIVER & FRONT PASSENGER
    HEATED SEATS
    POWER SUNROOF
    MEMORY SEAT/MIRROR

    TOTAL OPTIONS $1,120.00
    TOTAL VEHICLE & OPTIONS $29,885.00
    DESTINATION CHARGE $735.00
    TOTAL VEHICLE PRICE*** 30,620.00
    CURRENT OFFERS $-0.00
    NET PRICE $30,620.00

    Net price $30,620.00 +6%tax(Michigan)Total=$32,457.20
    $32457.20 - $5000 Rebate=$27457.20 Which is my price.
    Edmunds suggest Rebate be deducted from best deal arrived at,but it seems as if dealers start with the MSRP.
    Is there something wrong with this picture,or is this the way it's done?
  • 442455442455 Posts: 64
    Whenever I have purchased a new vehicle, I always use the Edmunds, GM, and other availible new car price guides which are found on the internet. I configure the vehicle with the equipment and color I want, and than figure out the invoice price.

    Once I have invoice, I start at $200.00 over invoice minus any rebates and offer that to the dealer. I am at this point a serious buyer, and let the dealer know that I am making the purchase once my offer is approved.

    I know there is still "hidden" money (dealer holdback, factory to dealer incentives, etc) but I deal only from the invoice. I also ask to see the invoice for the vehicle at the dealership. Very seldom is this refused, since they want to make a deal.

    I have purchased my last six new vehicles this way, 5 GM's and one Ford truck. I have never purchased a foreign vehcile, but don't think this works with most, because of demand.

    Using just Edmunds and GM information, the rebate is $4750 on the GM site. You should be paying around $26000.00 for this vehcile.
  • I just purchased a never titled 2005 AWD CX model for 16295 with 7,200 miles on it. It is the CX model with third row seat, and 17" wheels and the Capaccino Frost two tone.

    For me this seemed like a no brainer. :)
  • spike99spike99 Posts: 239
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    Like many, my wife & I shop around as well. We compare base price, we compare options and we compare dealer admin fees. And, we compare used miles under its hood.

    In my Canadian area, here's 2 examples:

    2005 RDV CXL with 90,000 kms for $19,595
    Note: I don't know if FWD or AWD - wtsh they had a simple sticker on their outside - like other brands of vehicles.

    2003 FWD CX with 72,000 kms for $11,999

    If on adds $300 for dealer admin fees (washing, waxing, E-Test, Certification and license transfer), it brings it up to $12,500 (for the 2003 or $20K for the 2005). Then, add 14% Ontario Region tax on this total amount.

    After nogiciations, we got our 2003 RWD RDV with only 72K (52K miles) for under $12,000 - "Out the Door" and legally down the road.

    Prices vary from region to region. For us, there's NO WAY we are paying $20K for a used vehicle - especially with 90K already under its hood.

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  • i owuld look for one under 50K and get an extended warranty esp with the intake gasket etc. I got my 02 CX plus pretty much fully loaded for 11-12K and it has 43 K miles
  • Hello Car_Man,

    You have always helped out in the past. Looking for the lease rates for some of the few remaining Rendezvous out there -- would like 3yr/36mi lease info (RV and MF).

    We're looking at one w/$31,775 msrp, invoice is $29,590. I see that there is $4,000 cash on it, can this be used w/a GMAC lease? If so, could probably negotiate a selling price of $25,590 or less. What would a good lease be on this car?
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hey desgnconcpts. I would be happy to help you out. GMAC's current base lease rate and residual value for a 36 month lease of any 2007 Buick Rendezvous with 12,000 miles per year are 5.9% and 58%, respectively. Unfortunately, the $4,000 customer cash that is available on this model in your area is not compatible with the aforementioned lease program. GM is providing a little lease cash on this model in some areas though. I would be happy to give you an idea of what this lease cash is like in your neck of the woods if you tell me what state you are in.

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  • dgmagicdgmagic Posts: 1
    I purchased an 06 AWD Rendezvous, CXL Luxury Package, PLUS CXL Plus Package, with 2nd row captain's chairs, NAV system, Moonroof, 4 new Pirelli tires and 49k miles on it 3 months ago for $16,800. Another $1,900 for a 4yr/48k mi GMPP Major Guard warranty and I am loving this SUV for all it is worth!
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