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Chrysler Pacifica Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • sochsoch Posts: 11
    I have the same problem with the front speakers vibrating at bass.

    I wish Chrysler would have tested their audio more when making a "luxury " vehicle.
  • thewall31thewall31 Posts: 11
    Hi ,just baught a new 06 FWD TOURING PACIFICA
    Pearl Linen gold with the 26T package power lift gate,leather fog lamps, cd,dvd changer ,power moon roof, tire pressure monitor, rear park sensor ,Sirus satellite ect,, sticker was $32,885 got it for $30,700 plus with the april cash back incetive and finacing through chrysler got $ 4000 in rebates final price before tax $26,700
    Did I do ok ?
    Thanks for the feed back
    Lou Fort.Lauderdale Florida
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,206
    Sounds like you did ok. Still a bit over invoice, but there's nothing wrong with paying a few hundred over invoice ... but where did you get the extra $500 rebate? Edmunds only lists $3500.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • jmacohjmacoh Posts: 5
    Maybe I'm blind but I can't find any help on Edmunds with calculating prices for a "dealer demo". I'm talking about the "sold as new- balance of manufacturers warranty" type of purchase. The question is...how should you estimate what to offer based on number of miles/remaining warranty?
    Has to be some sort of guidelines somewhere. Any help would be appreciated.
  • fred222fred222 Posts: 200
    Maybe I'm blind but I can't find any help on Edmunds with calculating prices for a "dealer demo".

    A used car is a used car.
    Once it is not new, it is used. Period.

    I'm talking about the "sold as new- balance of manufacturers warranty" type of purchase
    Every used car comes with the balance of the standard factory warranty. If you buy a used car from a private seller with 5000 miles on it, you get the rest of whatever warranty came standard with the car. Some extended warranties may require a small transfer fee. Car dealers do not want you to know this so that you think you are getting something extra when you pay them the extra money for that used car.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,206
    well, everyone feels differently about it, so i think that's why you don't see any hard and fast guidelines.

    My personal take is that I would treat it as a used car. Why does it matter if it was never titled? Somebody has been driving it. Its used. So I look to see what similar used vehicles are selling for. Sometimes not so easy with such a new vehicle, but it can be done.

    Other folks just deduct for the miles based on a fee .. sorta like a lease. So you pick a number, let's say 20 cents per mile, and start calculating.

    And still other folks might just take some arbitrary number, let's say $1k, and knock that from the lowest price they could get a zero mile model for.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • fred222fred222 Posts: 200
    In addition to my previous post on this subject, I would look at such a dealer demo vehicle as a used rental car. Probably worse than a low mileage one owner car where the owner has really babied the vehicle. The demo would have been driven by people with no interest in the car and probably outside the recommended break-in guidelines. They still say no extremely hard acceleration for the first couple hundred miles. A new car owner will probably observe this, while someone out on a test drive will not.
  • al14al14 Posts: 1
    Hi, a dealer offered me a used 05 FWD Touring Pacifica with 11,000 mi for $18900 drive out. Is this a fair deal?
    Pearl Linen gold withpower lift gate,leather fog lamps, cd,dvd changer ,power moon roof, tire pressure monitor, rear park sensor ,Sirus satellite ect,,
  • zarbazarba Posts: 30
  • Hi everyone,

    I'm shopping for a Pacifica Touring. There's a local incentive where dealers are offering $10,000 off MSRP. I was interested in a Touring AWD 26S package. The sticker price is $33,500, so it would come to $23,300 plus 5% sales tax and a Vehicle Administration Fee of $201. Options include rear parking sensing, heated seat group, and inferno red color.

    It looks like the invoice is around $31,000 with a TMV of $27,800 (including the $3,500 rebate).

    What do you all think?

    Thanks very much for any thoughts.
  • sochsoch Posts: 11
    That's a good price.

    In March end the lowest price I could get was 7.5K off MSRP for a Touring AWD with 26 U package.

    At this low price you may want to go for the 26U package instead of the 26S.
  • According to Edmunds, there is a lease special on Touring 2WD for $299/month for 36 months at 12k miles/year with $1999 at signing in 77381 zipcode which is where I live.
    I went to one dealer who spent more than 2 hours trying to make the numbers work, but they couldn't figure out how to come to $299. What is going on here? Don't these guys know about the deal if Edmunds knows about it?
    Does anyone know any Houston dealers that can make this deal work? I am so ready to sign the deal with anyone who will make this deal work.
  • cgilcgil Posts: 3
    I am ready to buy but really am confused after reading all the posts. I have no idea how much I should hold out for when I go to the dealership. I need a low monthly payment and would really like a 2006 Pacifica Tourning. I can only afford the base model (no upgrades or options). Edmunds has the MSRP as $29,295, the Invoice as $26,973 and the TMV as $26,995. I need to keep the price at or under $25,000 ($21,500 with the $3500 rebate). Is this possible for this model - what do you think is the best deal I can get?? ANY input or help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!
  • What dealer in which city did you see that price?
    I am looking for one in Houston, and at that price I'd buy it from out of state.
  • twjtwj Posts: 6
    Just picked up a new '05 Limited AWD (leftover) last night, fully equipped (GPS, HIDs, DVD, intermezzo, Sirius, laminated glass, bluetooth) for $29.5k, at Manassas Chrysler in northern Virginia. On the books, they showed it as $4k in dealer cash, plus a $2k consumer rebate. MSRP was just under $42k. We were going to get an '06 but there seemed no point at that price.

    They were happy to sell it to me. Got a decent trade-in too.

    twj
  • benficabenfica Posts: 1
    I bought a used Limited a couple of weeks ago. It's a 2004 with 27K. I got it for 19K and traded in my Taurus. Although it's a nice car, I still feel the dealer got the better of me. I have no mats, no headphones, no owner's manual. So far, the computer says I'm averaging 17.3mpg in NYC but I think it's wrong and I keep hearing a distinct creaking noise from the driver side front suspension when I'm stopping. I bought the ext 7/70K svc and the dealer tried to teel me that the balance of the 3/36K didn't transfer. Tell me what you think. Thanks.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,206
    Well, the factory warranty not going with the car is total BS ... UNLESS it was a manufacturer buy-back car. You didn't happen to get a carfax with it, did you?

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • stevenwstevenw Posts: 18
    The way most VSC's work is as follows:

    The original MFG warranty continues to apply until you hit either 3 years (from original in service date) or 36,000 miles. At that point, the extended service contract you bought kicks in for the additonal time and or mileage but it's not added on. In other words, a 7 year extended warranty is only extending you 4 more years than the original 3 years - not giving you 10 years in total.

    They should have explained that to you or maybe that's what they were trying to do.
  • cgilcgil Posts: 3
    Can anyone explain the new incentive Chrysler has going on:
    Employee Pricing, Cash Allowance ?PLUS? 0% Financing.

    I am questioning the 0% financing - does this apply to any length of financing time? Also, how much off is employee pricing and what is the cash allowance? I am looking at an '06 Touring with the Spring Special Edition Package (Package "P"). Edmunds is showing a $2,500 incentive when pulling up the TMV price but that is all...from what I saw on the Chrysler website, it seems like there is more to this.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,206
    well, according to Chrysler's site, you can get employee pricing and 0/3.9/4.9 for 36/48/60 mos, respectively (so, to answer your question, yes, the 0% is restricted to 36 mos.)

    OR

    you can get employee pricing minus the $2500 incentive. This is not compatible with the special financing.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • cgilcgil Posts: 3
    What is Employee Pricing - is it a percentage off or flat amount off - anyone know how it is calculated?
  • smttxsmttx Posts: 2
    I can only tell you how the employee pricing worked on my purchase. '06 Signature Series with moonroof and 19" wheels, sticker was $34,415 (after Signature Series discount which deducts the $1695 price of the GPS). The purchase order lists the employee price at $30,548. I got the $2500 incentive cash plus another $2000 off for a net of $26,547 before TTL and fees. Bottom line, $28,453. I'm happy with the deal and don't want to agonize over whether someone else did better. :shades:
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hi cgil. DaimlerChrysler's "Employee Pricing Plus" program allows consumers to purchase (or lease) a new 2006 Chrysler Pacifica dealer invoice minus dealer holdback plus a $75 administration fee. You can find the dealer invoice price of the exact model that you want by visiting the following section of this site: Edmunds.com - New Vehicle Pricing. Information on dealer holdback is available here: Edmunds.com - Dealer Holdback. When you purchase through this program, you are also entitled to any available cash incentives, which on the '06 Pacifica would be $2,000 customer cash on 5-passenger and $2,500 on 6-passenger models.

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  • ds2006ds2006 Posts: 3
    We're looking at a Pacifica (Limited) with Navigation, surround sound, auto headlights, u-connect; basically everything except DVD. Purchase price with employee discount is around $32,000 (reduced from $39,900). On a 12,000 mile/year lease, 39 mo., is $545/mo. paying too much? No money down except first month's payment.
    We're in TX.

    Thanks for any insight.
  • I am on Long Island. Does anyone know the current MF and residual amt for a touring AWD with the 26u pkg plus moonroof? I am looking to lease this week and the numbers seem to be all over the place. Thanks.
  • pe72pepe72pe Posts: 7
    The price on the car sounds pretty good. Your question is probably whether you are getting a good lease. what is the residual? There are no additional fees? They are usually included in the lease.
  • ds2006ds2006 Posts: 3
    We were told the residual is 52%. We got the payments down to $520 mo, 39 mo, 12,00 miles/year, and an extended warranty for the thirty-six through 39th month. Payments include tax, title and license. Only money down is first monthly payment.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,206
    hmmmm... something seems amiss.

    I'm not running all the numbers here, but let's look at the bulk of it. At 52% residual and $32k selling price, you are paying just $11,252 in depreciation over 39 months. That's $288.51/mo. I find it tough to believe that fees, tax, and title are jacking that up +$232/mo.

    Let's say aquisition is $595. Add to that paperwork and DMV ... let's go crazy and say your total fees, etc comes to about $1200. So now you are financing $12,500 over 39 months. That's $320.50. Add in your tax (I don't know what yours is, but mine in jersey is now 7%) and you are at $342.95 per month. You mean to tell me they are charging you $180 in interest per month??

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • ccostableccostable Posts: 55
    I would say a good deal is one you can afford and are comfortable with. This is probably not a great lease deal.
    Without all the info it is hard to calculate everything exactly but with a $32K net cap cost, $16440K residual, 39 month term, and a money factor of 0.0021 (approx 5% interest rate), the lease payment is $501. Add taxes and you are at about the $520 they quoted you. Over the 39 months, the finance profit they are making from you is $3967. If it were me I would either (1) get them to drop the money factor/interest rate, (2) put some money down, or(3)possibly purchase. With the 4.9% interest rate for 5years mentioned in a previous post, you would pay about $600 plus tax a month, however you would own the car in 5 years and pay the dealer/DC about the same $4000 in interest. Just my thoughts. I hope this helped.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,206
    but with a $32K net cap cost, $16440K residual

    The residual is over $20k, not $16k. Residual (in this case, 52%) is calculated off the MSRP, not the selling price.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

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