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Chevrolet Tahoe Prices Paid and Buying Experiences

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  • cyndezucyndezu Posts: 1
    So i'm looking at an msrp of 52 k and the dealer offers us this great deal of 1 k off ..what gives? anybody selling cars or just collecting them.image
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,100
    The Yukon/Tahoe twins just came out. I'm kind of surprised they already started discounting them. At $52K, it must be all loaded up.

    Best thing to do is to shop a couple of other dealers and see what they're offering as far as discounts.

    Around the midwest, the dealers have ads in the local papers stating MSRP as sales price of the '07 models, so far.
  • five0_4tluvfive0_4tluv Posts: 41
    Is it really true that you cannot get NAV without Rear Entertainment, that really stinks. the GM Rear seat option is not a great system. I'd like to buy one and transfer my current Rosen G10 to the new truck
  • 73shark73shark Posts: 325
    There are two Nav radios available. One with rear entertainment (UVB) and one without (U3U). Both $2,145 list.
  • etstetst Posts: 1
    Hi there,
    Did you find a solution to upgrade from a non-digital climate control to the digital. I bought a digital one from ebay and installed in my car, there are two plugs on the back, one of them fit exactly but the other one wont. When I checked it, everything works good except the fan. I can not get the fan going. Do you have any solution?
  • thegreatozthegreatoz Posts: 39
    Look for deeper discounts this Fall if the sales trend continues through the Summer. Tahoe sales for May: DOWN 5.5%.
    (Escalade: UP 50% in May) :surprise:
  • IS THE HID CHANGE SOMETHING ANYONE CAN DO, OR DOES IT NEED TO BE TAKEN TO DEALERSHIP?
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,824
    Hi highsheriff,
    Since this is the pricing discussion, you'll have better luck getting feedback in our regular Chevy Tahoe discussion.

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  • awf_axisawf_axis Posts: 136
    HID kits in themselves are not legal, and a dealer will not (I mean "should not") install this. However, these kits are still available, just like any other marketable item.

    Most all are designed for "user" installation.

    Why illegal? The reasoning is that the lens and optics on halogen designed headlights are not suited for the different light source. HID is an arc of light, versus a filament. There is also an insulated electrode that runs the length of the bulb, and puts out a shadow in some cases. What typically happens is the the beam pattern is different, sometimes blinding to oncoming traffic, etc., etc.

    http://www.dot.gov/affairs/nhtsa4304.htm

    That being said, I put one in my previous vehicle, an '05 Denali. I had to shove the ballast inside a spot inside the engine compartment, and it bounced around a little. The HID bulbs base was made to fit a 9005 base, and plugged right in.

    When I sold the vehicle, I took these back out.

    Dave
  • tony97gttony97gt Posts: 20
    I purchased my '07 Tahoe about a month ago. The price I financed when all is said and done is just under 41k. That is for the LT3 with DVD and 17" wheels. That was with the dealer paying off my old vehicle. I'm sure I could have bargained them down a little bit more, but you just get to the point where your ready to drive that beast outta there. I'm going to another site now to purchase the HID kit and I will probably get the grille next month. Keep an eye out for the pics.
  • patinsdpatinsd Posts: 3
    FYI- Mossy Chevrolet in San Diego is selling their lot to the city of Encinitas. I picked up a 4wd LTZ with DVD, Sunroof, and other junk for $8K below sticker $49250-$8K=$41250. I probably wouldn’t have bought it if I knew this at the time but it might explain the deep discount. The dealer claimed it was their “lost leader” and they lost money on the deal. I never believe that but I had been looking for a couple of months and this beat the pants off my supplier discount I was looking at using. I need a new service center in SD if any one has one they recommend. (It had 14miles on it when I picked it up)
  • I need some advice. I traded my beloved 04 Tahoe for a 04 Lexus RX 330. Thinking I would get better gas mileage, and could go with a smaller car.Now, I regret it. My Chevy dealer is willing to work with me. I financed 35,550 for the Lexus. I can get a 2005 Tahoe Lt package, white, sunroof,3rd row seats,pretty decked. The only thing is it would be for 84 mths, at 615,$8%, including extended warrenty up to 75000 miles. The Lexus payments are $577, 75mths,7%.I really want back in a Tahoe bad. I just traded on the 15th of July. I have never done anything like this in my life!! There is so much less room in the Lexus, even tho it is a nice car.The nearest dealer to service it is 2 hrs. away from me, which would be an inconvenience. Any suggestions?Has someone besides me done something like this before? Thankfully, I have a great credit rating.
  • rockman59rockman59 Posts: 250
    The only thing is it would be for 84 mths, at 615,$8%,
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    Is that $615 a month at 8% interest? If so that means you will be paying $51,660 for an '05 Tahoe. Not a good deal.
  • Please bear with me since this is my first post and am sorry this is so long but would welcome any feedback. We are in the market for a '07' Tahoe and our heads are ready to explode from talking to salesmen the last few days.

    We need two items on our vehicle that are difficult to find on LT3 models in our area. Most salesmen lost interest in us once they discovered we would not be trading in our old vehicle (will sell it ourselves), we are paying cash for the new vehicle, and that the truck we want will need to be brought in from out of state since there are none within a 300 miles radius with the options we need. One became rude and basically told us to go home and surf the web ourselves if we wanted those options.

    There were two dealers who said they found a truck with the options we needed and turns out they both are talking about the same truck.

    Now here comes my question. We plan to use a suppliers discount, the $2000 GM incentive, and $1500 GM CC points for the sale. Both salesmen gave us a price, starting with the sticker price ($45,900), yet after factoring in the suppliers discount one salesman's figure was higher than the others by $200 (dealer "A" said $41,900, dealer "B" said $42,100). Also one mentioned a delivery charge, which he said "at most" would be $250, the other (who had the higher price after suppliers discount) didn't give us a solid delivery fee but did say the dealer might pay half the cost?

    Also, tonight I started surfing the web for dealers in the city both mentioned and found this very truck in a dealers cyber inventory which lists the MSRP on the page as being $95 less than the amount both salesman gave us.

    Lastly, with suppliers discount, does GM reimburse the dealer or does the dealer "eat" the discount we rec'd? We were given the impression from one of the salesman that it comes out of the dealers funds, not from GM. We realize GM would give the money from the incentive and GM CC points to the dealer after the sale; which makes us wonder if either dealer gave up anything or is this entire deal coming from GM itself? We have heard the dealer who now has the vehicle would keep the holdback?

    We want a fair deal, and don't expect something for nothing, yet also don't want to be taken advantage of either. Right now we are confused, disgusted, and debating if we should buy or just wait a few more months to see if anything would change? thanks!
  • 73shark73shark Posts: 325
    Pretty sure that GM pays for the supplier discount and other rebates. One of the differences between the two dealers could be what's referred to as "doc fees". It's basically a few hundred dollars that some dealers add on after all of the negotiations are done for doing the paperwork. Another is an add-on for advertising. :mad:

    My advice is find a dealer that doesn't charge either of these or any other ADP fees (aka 'additional dealer profit') and order the truck that you want. :)
  • rockman59rockman59 Posts: 250
    I wouldn't let $200 or so kill a deal for the vehicle you want especially if you are looking for optional equipment that is hard to find....more importantly, go with the dealer who offers the best service after the sale. Ask around and find out their reputation if you don't know anything about these dealers.
  • We ended up buying a Tahoe, but not from either dealer.

    The first salesman never bothered calling us back. The second salesman, well lets just say the numbers were changing so fast it was hard keeping track of what the truck would cost and how we arrived at that figure.

    Originally this salesman told us we could use the GM cc points along with the supplier discount, only to say today we couldn't. The delivery charge he told us we MAY have to pay PART OF turned into us paying the ENTIRE thing. He couldn't even tell us how much it would be, adding he'd give us the cost once the vehicle was here.

    The $200 price difference turned out to be a doc fee. Had we not gotten figures from the other salesman we wouldn't have noticed the amount since it was lumped in with the cost of the truck itself Since we were paying cash (no financing paperwork), live in a state were no temp tags are given (cars are allowed 30 days without tags), and we have to run our title ourselves for transfer at the DMV(the dealership isn't involved), all we needed was a bill of sale and the title. When I asked this salesman today what the doc fee would cover he couldn't tell me! He only said, "well when I bought my car I had to pay a document fee too".

    If this wasn't enough, today GM increased the cash incentive by another $1000, something this dealer didn't acknowledge until I mentioned it first. Bottom line, we felt that before we'd ever get the key into the ignition it would cost us a lot more than originally told.

    I got on the web, found a vehicle that fit our needs this morning in a neighboring state, called the dealership, agreed on a price, will fax the necessary information to them tomorrow morning, and the truck will be shipped via flatbed. All taken care of with a few calls, a couple clicks of a mouse, in a couple hours and didn't even have to leave my house. His doc fee is $50, which I can live with. Again, they will flatbed the truck to us for a few bucks more than the other dealer would have charged us to have somebody drive it here. We feel very comfortable with this deal!

    Guess the bottom line, when your gut tells you something doesn't right then it usually isn't. Anyway, thanks for all the good (and calming) advice, you are lifesavers!
  • awf_axisawf_axis Posts: 136
    Love that GmBuyPower thing. I've made all my GM deals (4 vehicles) via web and fax since 96. Never had to endure the "sales pitch", and the intoxication of have the vehicle in my hands, only to have the sales-guy work me over while glassy eyed.

    I believe that since they can't "hook" you in person, they must put out the best price. My last two deals, I was fedexed the contracts so they couldn't get me on some of the usual dealer extras, like warranties, dent protection, blah-blah-blah.

    Congrats!
  • Looking for anyone who got a fair deal in MA on a 07 Tahoe Lease LT-2 or LT-3.
  • I recently sat down on a used 07 Chevy Thaoe LTZ (black on Black, 3 rows of buckets, nav, rear entertainment etc....) about 3800 mi on it. Advsertised at 45,999. after several back and forths with their used car manager the offer was this: 20,100 for my trade (05 dodge ram 1500 quadcab slt silver on black with leather, sunroof, auto start and fiberglass lid , chrome 20's w/ 9500 mi) I owe 21,884 on it. and 44,800 for theirs... I left because I wanted my pay off and they weren't budging on theirs. Did I miss out on a deal or make the right choice.
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