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Chevrolet Impala Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • A reporter with a major national daily newspaper would like to hear from consumers who are thinking about buying a vehicle or have just bought one (since Oct. 1) and can comment about how important incentives are/were in their purchase decision. If you have a story to share with the reporter, please respond to with your daytime contact info. and the make/model of the vehicle you bought/are thinking of buying, no later than EOD Tues., November 15, 2005.

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  • kenymkenym Posts: 405
    There was no serious negotiations I just ordered the basic Impala LT3 with a moon roof. The Dealer applied the rebates. However I am an old person and sometimes forget to tell the whole story. I did fail to mention earlier that I also received the employee discount which I suspect is the difference in price you are referring to. Sorry about the confusion. :) :)

  • employee discount, that's the reason.I sent my email to dealer ask 1500 off invoice. They must be laughing at me now.
  • hello, Ken

    Can I ask you a question? Are you actually an employee or you just got the employee discount?
  • kenymkenym Posts: 405
    I never worked for GM. However my brother is a retired foreman with 40 years service at the Chevy Plant.

    It is my understanding the retired workers get a bigger discount than the active workers, and the hourly worker gets an even larger discount than the salary worker. ( Not sure if this applies to only the retired workers or not )

  • It looks like the red tag price is about $500 to $600 below invoice at least on the LT model. An equivalent deal if you want the low interest rates is offer $500 over invoice and you still can get the 1.9% financing for 36 months.
  • I still didn't understand. Did your brother help you get the discount? Or do you think you can get the employee discount even if you don't have any relatives have any relationship with GM?
  • I just came back from a dealership. They refused to offer me the same price as KEN. They also have the Red Tag sales. If they have the car exactlly I want, invoice-1000 could be possible, but they cannot use this price to order a new one with my options for me.

    They also said, if I order any car now, it will take 2 month because the Holiday is coming. Is that true?
  • kenymkenym Posts: 405
    Yes my brother did receive something from Chevy that I turned into my Chevy Dealer. I believe the discounts that I received are for employees and there immediate family only.

    Ford and Chrysler offer the same thing to there employs I believe it's called the "A plan" or something like that. As a matter of fact all three of the Auto manufactures were offering this program to the general public the last couple of months.

    Remember they use to say "You pay what we pay" I believe this ended the end of September or there about to the general public and now is strictly for employees and there families.

  • worrworr Posts: 45
    Right now prices are below invoice, with the red tag sale, as I figure it. Someone is saying $100 above supplier cost...but I don't know what that figure is.

    So a Impala SS listed (MSRP) at $29,995 invocices for $27,586 but with the red tag is going for 27,003 plus another 1,000 if you take the rebate and finance on your own.
  • worr, are you sure that Red Tag price doesn't ALREADY include the $1000 rebate? And that therefore it is really going out for ~$500 OVER invoice?
  • worrworr Posts: 45
    If you did get the rebate (and you don't) you would be 1500 under invoice. You can go to edmunds and price it for yourself....and then go to the gm web site and hit the red tag sale. It IS below invoice.

    Any idea how to get supplier price?
  • Red tag price should be over invoice and you cannot get rebate. correct me if I am wrong.
  • worrworr Posts: 45
    I have only researched one vehicle. In my illustration...and you can do the numbers for is $500 plus BELOW invoice.

    My guess is, however, you can do even better once the rebates are back and red tag is over.
  • I went online and got the RED TAG price of a 2005 LS of $26,460. I walked into Sansone Cheverolet in NJ and when a salesman asked if he could help me I said, "I'd like to buy the 2005 LS for $19,000". He said "OK" and I bought it. I got $7460.00 off the price. I think I got an good deal. :D
  • zjimzjim Posts: 51
    $26,460 Red Tag Price for an LS! That's impossible unless maybe if you're in a foreign country! That would mean a MSRP of over $28,000US. A completely loaded LTZ is in that price range! For the record, LS's are being advertised at just over $18,000 in the Milwaukee area. By the way, the Red Tag price includes the $1000 rebate. I "built" a completely option loaded LS on the Chevrolet website. Total MSRP was $22,670. The Red Tag price was $20,382.00. Since most dealers are now selling for $500 below Red Tag, a good buying price for the loaded LS would be about $19,800 or so.
  • worrworr Posts: 45
    The LS red tags for just over 19k. So not sure how you figure you got so much money off the price.
  • So let me get this straight, GM is REDUCING their sticker prices so as to be more competitive? All the while, they DROPPING their cash incentives? They reduce the price by $1,000 and discontinue the cash incentive of $1,500? Wow, what a deal.
  • imoldfellaimoldfella Posts: 15
    Why does CA, FL rate 1.99 gas and $2000 rebate and PA only gets $500 rebate? I like GM cars but their pricing is whack.

    Also, Edmunds is running the rebates as $2500, am I missing something?
  • pgh111pgh111 Posts: 11
    Here are the specs I received on a 2006 Impala LTZ, superior red:
    Selling Price - $26,215, residual 58% for 36 months 10,000 miles per years, 4.75 money factor. They had a lease rebate of $1,760 and I have GM points of $1,260. Tax on leases in PA is 10%, they quoted me $326.29 a month. Nothing due at signing (Sign & drive), acquisition fee was $595. Is this a fair deal? Thank you.
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