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Chevy Trailblazer/GMC Envoy/Olds Bravada Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • karchkarch Posts: 42
    Thanks All. It doesn't answer the question specifically, but does give me practical information.

    How do you all like the SS? Aside from the power, are you happy with it? I am concerned about quality, workmanship and such, as I am coming from an Infiniti (G35) but I need more room, and I might be inclined to purchase it after the lease if it's holding up.

    Thank you.
  • rehamreham Posts: 1
    Car_Man, i sent you an email regarding some 2007 Trailblazer info.

  • I got a couple quotes for a 2007 Trailblazer SS for 27 months, 12k a year for $411. Also, a 2008 fully loaded Trailblazer LT (everything but navi.) for 27 months, 12k a year for $395. Both are roughly $500 down for first payment and tax/title. What do you guys think about that?
  • Are you sure that is correct? How loaded is the SS? that is a killer deal if this is the 3SS w/Safe & Sound.

    Why would you look at a 2008 Trailblazer LT vs. a 2007 Trailblazer SS? There is absolutely no comparison.
  • Ok, so the dealer guy apparently didn't hear me correctly when I said 27 month, 12k a year.

    The SS is a 3SS and for 36 months with 12k a year it'll be $561 with $793 down.

    The fully loaded LT with the same terms is $432 with 752 down.

    I just need an SUV in general. I'd rather have an SS but honestly just want an SUV. My buddy got his 2007 1SS for $398 for 36 months, 12k a year and $500 out of pocket.
  • sylviaesylviae Posts: 31
    I have reached my 36,000 mileage and need to get another lease car---how do I get out of this lease on a 2006 Trailblazer that isn't up until Oct 2008????? Also---how much can I expect to lease an Impala for (2008) ?
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hey sylviae. I am sorry to say that it is usually fairly expensive to get out of leases well before their scheduled end dates. In order to do so, you need to purchase the vehicle that you are currently leasing from the bank that you are leasing it through. It often turns out that it costs more to do so than your vehicle is worth on the open market. Furthermore, many banks expect consumers who end their leases early to still make all, or at least the depreciation portion of their remaining lease payments. As you can see, this can get very expensive.

    You can determine approximately how much it will cost you to get out of your Trailblazer lease by comparing its purchase price to its value on the open market at this time. You should place a call to the bank that you are leasing your vehicle through to find out its exact price. Once you know exactly how much money it is going to cost you to buy your leased vehicle you need to compare it to its current value on the open market. You can find out approximately what your vehicle is worth by looking up its True Market Value in the Used Vehicle Pricing section of this site. You also may want to stop by the following discussion: "Real-World Trade-In Values". Don't forget to check to see if you are still on the hook for your remaining lease payments. The difference between your leased vehicle's current value and how much it will cost you to buy it plus any remaining lease payments that you are obligated to pay will equal the cost of getting out of your lease right now. You may find that you are better off trying to keep your mileage as low as possible and waiting until you are closer to the scheduled end of your lease to get another new vehicle.

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  • novanova Posts: 135
    Prices being paid
    Difference between 08 / 09
  • atom1atom1 Posts: 4
    The SmartBuy on my 2006 Trailblazer SS ends in June. The payoff is $22k, which is probably $2-3k over market value. I am well under the mileage limit, but it's possible they could make me pay to replace the tires. Tirerack has the OE tires for $105 each. Otherwise, I don't expect any penalties for turning it back in.

    What is the best option? I would like to keep it if I could buy it for the current market price. Is there any chance they would lower the payoff to get me to keep it? Otherwise, I need to start looking for a new SUV.
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hi atom1. It is difficult to say whether GMAC will be willing to lower your vehicle's purchase option price. The only way to find out for certain is to give them a call directly and see if they will work with you. More often than not banks won't, but I would not be surprised in the least if you were able to get them to offer your this truck at a reasonable price. If your initial contact at GMAC isn't willing to work with you, you may have better luck if you work your way up the ladder to a manager. Good luck.

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  • Could someone please help me understand what portion of my lease is used to determine the interest rate? I simply subtracted the amount of rent--5880 from the Cap Cost--41253 and come up with 14.25%, ?

    Cap Cost $41,253.25 (Invoice 35770, there was no trade payoff, but they lied and said there was and I signed because I believed them. That is why the Cap is higher than the invoice.)
    Cap Red. -$4,500
    Residual -$9,412
    Rent Chrg $5,880.60 = %??
    state tax rate .7%
    66 month lease

    Please help.

    1. Payment?
    2. Interest Rate?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,704
    A 66-month lease?!

    I didn't figure your payment, because I'm not sure if your net CAP cost is $41,500, or if that figure is before your CAP cost reduction.. (don't you know the payment?)

    But, it's easier to come close to the interest rate.. A rough estimate is about 4.3% APR..

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  • Hi procsp. General Motors is not currently providing lease support on the Trailblazer. Entering into an unsupported lease on a GM product does not make financial sense. You would be better off financing an '09 Trailblazer through GMAC at 2.9% for 5 years or financing it through an independent bank and taking advantage of the total cash allowance of $4,000 that is currently available on it.

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  • Just wondering what SSs are leasing for these days. Really want to get into one pretty soon, just not sure if I can afford it. Anyone with some numbers for me? THanks
  • Hi bigpav7. General Motors pulled the plug on the Trailblazer. 2009 models are the last ones that it produced. Unfortunately, GM is not providing lease support on '09 models any longer. If you really want a Trailblazer, you will have to finance it through GMAC at 0% for 5 years or 1.9% for 6 years, finance it through an independent bank, or pay cash.

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  • jraiajraia Posts: 1
    Is it possible to negotiate the buy out amount?
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hi jraia. More often than not banks will not negotiate the end-of-term purchase option price of leased vehicles. Having said that, give it a shot because you don't have anything to lose by trying. Place a call directly to GMAC, or whichever bank you are leasing your Trailblazer through and see if the are willing to work with you. If your initial contact there is not, you might have better luck by working your way up the ladder to a manager. Again, banks usually will not negotiate but if you really like your truck it's worth a shot.

    Good luck.

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