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Chevrolet Malibu Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • steven39steven39 Posts: 636
    local chevy dealer down here in pembroke pines fla is offering through their website 2012 chevy malibu ls for $18,000.00 from a msrp of $23,255.00.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,949
    A reporter seeks to interview anyone who recently considered or bought a new Chevy Malibu. Please email PR@edmunds.com before Friday, September 14, 2012 if you are willing to share your thoughts on the car.
  • ral2167ral2167 Posts: 641
    no one has purchased a malibu in over a year??
  • otis12otis12 Posts: 160
    edited June 2013
    Now that Chevy has unveiled the 2014 resdesigned Malibu, the 2013's show be going for sell than invoice, no?
  • pooya1pooya1 Posts: 1
    I am buying a 2012 Shevy Malibu with 27000 miles on it. The extended warranty will cover the car for 72000 miles or 5 years and the price is 1600 (the basic stuff and tires). Should I get the warranty?
  • I recently purchased a 2013 Malibu Eco 2SA. Its a nice looking car in the tricoat white with privacy glass and has leather and upgraded stereo. The only thing it doesn't have is navigation and a sunroof, which I don't care much for either.

    It was a dealer demo w/ 1200 miles. I paid $20,900 and bought an extended warranty up to 100K for $900.

    I looked around quite a bit and bought the eco based on the price of that particular vehicle. It was less than other base models from other dealerships I shopped.

    I will say that one should get about 3K below MSRP. If you can get a member ID from USAA, that will save you another $750. The MSRP on the vehicle we purchased was $28,500.

    It seems dealers are eager to sell the 2013's and good deals can be found.
  • mddj4mddj4 Posts: 5
    I recently tried to purchase a 2013 Chevy Malibu 2013, but I could not determine what is a fair price to pay. The dealers wanted to add a $699.00 to $999 dealer fee to the price quoted below. My questions are what is a fair price to pay and why did the dealer want to add an additional $399.00 to transfer the tag (I was trading in a car with up to date registration)?

    Below are the price quotes from 3 different South Florida dealers through TRUCAR.
    The quote was for a 2013 Malibu with Rear Parking assist $295.00 and Protection Package $275.00. The MSRP is $23375 and the invoice is $22988.00. The current rebates are $2500 and $1000.00 additional rebate(ended 10/31/13)

    Price quoted
    $19089
    $18488
    $19188

    Thanks for the help.



    Regards,



    Michael G,
  • Michaell@EdmundsMichaell@Edmunds ColoradoPosts: 1,143
    Hello Michael,

    The dealer fee is an additional profit point for the dealer. Some states have capped them by law ($80 in California, for example), but other states, like Florida, have not.

    Generally, it's best to try to negotiate the price of the car to offset these fees, if you can.

    Did the truecar price quotes take into consideration the $3500 of rebates that were available in October?

    michaell@edmunds.com

    Moderator, Prices Paid and Leasing Experiences

    2013 Hyundai Elantra GT / 2010 Mazda CX-7 GT / 2014 MINI Countryman S ALL4

  • mddj4mddj4 Posts: 5
    Yes, the prices quoted included the the $3500.00 rebates.
  • Michaell@EdmundsMichaell@Edmunds ColoradoPosts: 1,143
    Which means the pre-rebate sales price quoted by Truecar are:

    $22,589
    $21,988
    $22,688

    All of which are under the $22,988 invoice price. What are the dealer fees associated with each of the above prices?

    I think there is still some room to negotiate here - you should be able to get invoice MINUS the dealer fees as the sales price, if not a little bit better.

    Keep us informed.

    michaell@edmunds.com

    Moderator, Prices Paid and Leasing Experiences

    2013 Hyundai Elantra GT / 2010 Mazda CX-7 GT / 2014 MINI Countryman S ALL4

  • mddj4mddj4 Posts: 5
    These are the dealer fee for the invoice prices below.

    $22,589 Dealer fee $789.00

    $21,988 Dealer fee $699.99

    $22,688 Dealer fee $699.99

    Should I be able to buy a Malibu Invoice less the rebates and dealer fees? How do you determine what's a fair deal?

    Thank again for your insight.

    Michael G
  • Michaell@EdmundsMichaell@Edmunds ColoradoPosts: 1,143
    Should I be able to buy a Malibu Invoice less the rebates and dealer fees? How do you determine what's a fair deal?

    Should you? Perhaps .. you can approach the dealers and make them an offer of invoice minus the dealer fee and see how they respond.

    Though I've never used Truecar, I've heard through others on this board that individuals can negotiate better deals.

    Good luck!

    michaell@edmunds.com

    Moderator, Prices Paid and Leasing Experiences

    2013 Hyundai Elantra GT / 2010 Mazda CX-7 GT / 2014 MINI Countryman S ALL4

  • My 2013 Malibu Eco purchase (Oct 15, 2013) was within $50 of the True Car pricing (over $7K discount from my $30,625 MSRP incls rebates). The dealer overcharged a bit for his fees, and attempted to load on a VIN etch, though we got that corrected.

    Be careful with the Eco. There are still cars in dealer stock that are over 1 /12 years old. These do not have 10 airbags nor the MyLink radio. Also, the old MSRP price has dropped, since Chevy lowered the price on this car during the past year.
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