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Chevrolet Cobalt Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • schlogschlog Posts: 19
    We purchased an LS 4 door in March as we needed an additional car so that my daughter could use her moms car for after school activities. The car has A/C, automatic transmission and spoiler.... that's about all the options.
    Surprisingly, the keys are fought over when someone wants to run and get something.
    The car is comfortable, and very easy to park. Surprisingly, the little 4 cylinder has lots of pep and sips the gas sparingly. Other than lack of storage space for little items like sunglasses and other crap, I find it a blast to drive.

    I got a really great deal on the car, $13,500 out the door... that's with tax!! I did get the supplier discount and and additional $1500 in rebates for a local car show plus a Chevy cash back bonus. I paid more than this for a Honda motorcycle with one third the content... what a bargain. To top it off was the 5 year, 100,000 mile warranty. What a sweet deal, we're happy with the entire transaction.
  • Im getting a 2007 coupe LS 5-spd only option MP3 player
    MSRP 13900 -
    minus
    -Dealer discount
    -1000 GM rebate
    -500 conquest rebate
    -4 instant value coupons ($1000 total)
    -$2900 in original GM card earnings
    + tax tags doc
    Out the door $8950

    I don't think it is possible to do better than this
    for a new car of this caliber

    Sure it is an econo-box next to the chrysler SRT-8
    but I will get better gas mileage when I drive this one and I let my brother drive the SRT
    Perhaps even three times as much, will be quite refreshing

    Amazing though
    cobalt costs more to insure than a 4400 pound SRT with 425 HP
  • delcorbettdelcorbett Posts: 11
    I am in the market for a new car and have decided on the Chevy Cobalt. Many local dealers are running ad's for under 10 G's. I know these are for this car only kinda things but I have seen a lot of the ad's from many dealers in Miami. I know I qualify for the GM Supplier price as well and thats around 900 or so off. It is a LS 2dr coupe model. No options, just 5speed ac and a radio with cd player, which is all i am looking for. Need cheap transportation. Is this from your opinion as low a price as I'm gonna find for this car? :D
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    Look up your car used 06 on kbb.com or nada.com. Add about 15% or so to the wholesale price used of your cobalt. That should be around your target price for the new one.

    Good luck
    --jjf

    I am in the market for a new car and have decided on the Chevy Cobalt. Many local dealers are running ad's for under 10 G's. I know these are for this car only kinda things but I have seen a lot of the ad's from many dealers in Miami. I know I qualify for the GM Supplier price as well and thats around 900 or so off. It is a LS 2dr coupe model. No options, just 5speed ac and a radio with cd player, which is all i am looking for. Need cheap transportation. Is this from your opinion as low a price as I'm gonna find for this car?
  • Those ads for sub 10,000 usually include military and loyalty rebates which almost no one qualifies for

    The ad in the paper in nj is for a cobalt LS auto for only
    9495 + tax tags

    BUT
    you must qualify for
    military $500

    and

    DEALER Loyalty $1500 (you purchased a car from them in the past 6 months and are trading it in on the cobalt)
    WHAT A JOKE

    I am not saying your miami dealer is using these deceptive tactics, but please do yourself the favor of reading ALL the fine print and calling ahead to the dealer to get info/elig on all rebates necessary to get the ad price.

    There is a legit gm conquest rebate ($500) which you get so long as you have a non-GM product in your household
  • Cobalt has an additional thousand rebate through july 4th or 6th

    If you can get the dealer to combine this with
    4 instant value certificates (worth $1000 total)
    you will be doing great

    Considering the aveo has only a $500 rebate a comparably
    equiped cobalt may actually be cheaper
  • delcorbettdelcorbett Posts: 11
    I am in the market for a can and I got a quote on a New 2007 Chevy Cobalt LS for 12,500 OTD. I know the invoice for this car is 12,450 plus destination charge, tax, title, registration, and what ever else they try to stick you with. I am not sure of the color but for that price it could be limabean green for all i care. Should I hold out a bit or jump at this?
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    We don't know what your state is so taxes OTD can run from 300-$1000. Cobalt is regularly advertised for 3000-4000 off MSRP, Putting a good price in the 10-11k (automatic trans?) range +tax and title. Its OK, but not a deal I would risk getting a speeding ticket for.

    Good Luck
    --jjf

    I am in the market for a can and I got a quote on a New 2007 Chevy Cobalt LS for 12,500 OTD. I know the invoice for this car is 12,450 plus destination charge, tax, title, registration, and what ever else they try to stick you with. I am not sure of the color but for that price it could be limabean green for all i care. Should I hold out a bit or jump at this?
  • take invoice
    1. subtract 1000 consumer rebate
    2. subtract 1000 GMAC bonus cash (as long as you use GMAC, but you can refi, or pay it off, the next day if you choose)
    3. subtract 500 GM conquest rebate (as long as a non-gm vehicle is registered in your household, could even be your mothers or girlfriends as long as the address matches)

    Then add tax, title, and doc

    THIS IS THE MOST YOU SHOULD PAY FOR ANY COBALT

    If you can get the dealer to throw in some $250 GM instant value certificates (my dealer gave me 4 certificates a few weeks ago, see my earlier post) you can save some more money

    Many dealers will tell you they have no more certificates ...
    respond to them "You are gonna have to save me another $250 (off the above calculated price) if you want to earn my business"

    Then just sit there and say nothing

    If they say no get up and walk out
    There is no shortage of cobalts on dealer lots
    You will find this deal or better elsewhere

    Good Luck

    P.S. I got mine at Lafferty Chevrolet in PA (near philly)

    No BS painless process and he is willing to deal...
    if you live nearby give him a call or email
    The owner gets personally involved in many of the deals
  • delcorbettdelcorbett Posts: 11
    I live in crappy old florida, the other cuba.
  • delcorbettdelcorbett Posts: 11
    I do have one advantage in that I can go anywhere to buy the car meaning I work for a Airline so I can travel to further dealers to speck the lot. Have not dune it yet but I am thinking of it. Those ad's for the sub 10K cobalts in Florida did not mention the military discount. Potamkin chevy is running the ad along with a few others to try to compete.
  • olddog7olddog7 Posts: 23
    Where do you get those instant rebate coupons? It seems like those can be stacked( $250 x 4). Do these work with the GMS discount? I'm looking to get the cheapest automatic car for my son( he also just graduated from college, so there may be a discount in there too). So what do you think a mid level Cobalt would go for in So. Cal? Must have auto, air, and 6 cd player/mp3. Thanks in advance.
  • I confirmed today that the instant value coupons ended when the $1,000 july 4th bonus cash came out.

    So they are not applicable any longer

    Here is an example of an ad in NJ

    Cobalt LS 4 Dr
    MSRP 14770
    only option is auto as far as I can tell
    includes
    -1000 factory
    -1000 bonus ( must finance through GMAC, but can pay off anytime)
    -500 conquest
    -500 military

    10,779 plus tax and MV

    with a 5spd this deal would have been about 800 less

    also I don't know if 6cd changer is avail on LS
    mine only had single disc with MP3 as option
  • Call the dealer, if he agrees to this price then don't hesitate to buy....
    any reputable dealer will email you an itemized quote upon request

    Invoice
    - 1000 regular rebate
    - 1000 GMAC Bonus Cash
    - 500 Conquest

    Add state sales tax and MV/DOC

    If you are military you get another $500 but most won't

    Also you may get some dealers to go into holdback (sell below invoice) but I have found that for whatever reason GM dealers rarely do.

    If you don't mind the crank windows the LS is where your best value lies. Get a pair of $20 floor mats at wal-mart or pep boys and you are ready to go.
  • justus3justus3 Posts: 21
    I just got my new 07 Cobalt LT Coupe last week. Sticker price including options was $16,700. I got $1000 rebate, but was a few hundred upside down on my trade, an '03 Dodge Neon. My Cobalt is the "Street Edition" with the spoiler, sunroof, upgraded 15" tires w/rims, not the plastic wheel covers, thank goodness. Dark burgundy in color, dark gray cloth interior, and I'm quite impressed with the stereo system so far. I had subwoofers in my Neon and so far do not feel it necessary to have to put them into the Cobalt. It sounds great as is. The three free months of XM Radio is pretty awesome too. I think I will continue with it after the free trial. This car rides very smooth so far, and can turn on a dime. I enjoy the fact that I don't have to run the air constantly to stay cool as it has been really hot here lately. If I run the air for only a few minutes and switch it to the air recirculation setting it stays nice and cold. I also really like the other goodies that came with it. Power everything, cruise control, and the DIC is pretty handy to have too. And very easy on gas. This car is a vast improvement over the Neon. My experience with owning a Dodge was less than satisfactory. I have owned Chevy's in the past and have always had better experiences with them. So far, I am very happy with my new car.
  • There was also a $1000 bonus rebate if you financed through GMAC

    Even if you didn't plan to finance you could pay it off before you got the first bill.

    Also if anyone at your address owns a non-gm vehicle you get $500 conquest cash

    As far as price paid you should look to be at invoice or less.
  • Cobalt LS coupe
    -automatic is only option

    MSRP 14,530
    1000 GLOBAL loyalty (must be trading a car purchased at global in the last year)
    500 military
    1000 bonus cash
    500 conquest cash
    1000 factory cash

    $8,985 plus tax tags doc

    Almost no one will get the global loyalty or military
    So you would be looking at $10,500 plus tax doc and tags

    You would most certainly be under $12000 out the door for a pretty decent (though basic) set of wheels

    Of course it is one unit only and probly sold already but global runs these loss leaders once a week

    One thing for sure you are doing much better with a cobalt than if you bought an Aveo or one of those low end hyundai/kias
  • chetjchetj Posts: 324
    hate to brag, but i will..i bought a brand new pontiac sunfire for $6500.00 in nov 2004 w/ 3k GM card earnings..original dealer price was $9500, brand new..it has automatic, ac and a spoiler...the msrp on this was 16,700...cobalt and sunfire both have the ecotec 2.2, a very peppy engine..so far i am very happy with it after 48,000 miles...a similar civic or corolla would be 15, 000 minimum...i think people who buy hondas or toys and overlook the domestics are making a mistake...i have a new focus i like a lot too..no taxes in NH
  • justus3justus3 Posts: 21
    What were the effective dates for the rebates? My purchase was in June and according to the rebate list @ the dealership which they did let me look at, the only rebate available on the Cobalt at that time was $1000. There was a $500 rebate in addition to the $1000 one but it had already expired. Now I am wondering if I should have waited a little longer. Hmmmm...oh well. Still happy.
  • gotta give you credit
    6500 for the unit you got was about as good as it gets for a new car.

    granted
    1. the cobalt/g5 has some advantages over the previous cav/sunfire

    2. the cav/sunfire MSRP's were sooooooo unrealistic

    BUT your deal tops just about any one I have ever seen

    No tax in NH is always a plus

    Good shopping brother
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