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Buick Lucerne Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • merckxmerckx Posts: 565
    I'm looking at a new Lucerne.....A dealer ha a CXL with a list price of $29,995...he wants $25,485...that's with $3,000 back from GM.

    I was thinking of around $25,200......Is that reasonable? Or should I suggest even less?
  • alanf51alanf51 Posts: 2
    Check the TMV price

    http://www.edmunds.com/new/2008/buick/lucerne/100890177/prices.html

    you will get the invoice number there and what people are paying. I paid about $150 below invoice in early December before the rebates. I also put about 25% down and negotiated a rate that was 3/4' of a point below gms rate and the dealer made money on that.

    You can also go through capitol one auto buying, depending on area and model they are about $100 over invoice for a car on the lot which can get you a starting price before you go into the dealer. I did all my research on-line, found the vehicle equipped the way I wanted then called the sales manger at the local dealer and asked him if he wanted to sell a car. He brought it from another dealer and sold it for the price I wanted.

    You may want to take a look at fighting chances package and methods for purchasing. I found it very helpful.

    http://www.fightingchance.com/index.php?js=y

    I started here at edmunds and worked my way around.

    Good luck - let us know how you do if you buy

    A-
  • merckxmerckx Posts: 565
    My dealer is asking $25,485 for it. That already below $150 below invoice,with the additional $3,000 GM is currently offering...
  • merckxmerckx Posts: 565
    I managed to get the CXL,which listed for $29,995 for $17,200! I did have $3,400 in Gm credit card earnings,plus a further $2,000 off because my new 2001 Catera proved to be a bit "disappointing"...but still,GM is positively giving these cars away...
  • I am shopping for a new Lucerne CXL V-8. I am starting in Florida (where I live) and going north. These vehicles are not included in the GM employee pricing scheme ongoing, so they are another story.

    I would buy for 30% off MSRP, but I am encountering resistance at securing any more than 22.5% off MSRP.

    Any ideas on where I could go to look for a better deal?
  • merckxmerckx Posts: 565
    I think that 30% off sticker will be very hard to get. You could try to find ads in the Washington Post or NY Times,or other big city papers. Those advertised priced will probably be near the least you can find.
    You can always offer that price at a few dealerships,adding a %point or two if unsuccessful.
  • I found several in the range of 27-31% off of MSRP; now my problem is the GMAC pull ahead does not give me enough relief from my lease balance. I would owe just over $1,000.00 if I buy now. On October 1st, if GMAC increases its pull ahead, then I would be in a much better position.
  • I plan on taking delivery today of a 2008 White Diamond CXL V6 with every option except NAV. Sticker is about $35,500 and I got it for about $24,000 (~32% off) plus taxes etc. I do have the GM supplier discount at $3,500 plus $3,000 bonus for the Supplier Program. Out the door I am at $26,750 and I finally get a car with cooled seats!
  • I am happy for you at such an acquisition.

    I was recently offered a new platinum 2008 CXS V-8, MSRP $39,100 for $31,500.00 out the door under the supplier program with all the rebates, etc., but when I learned that my GM Card Points were ineligible for this program I backed out. I had $1,931.00 in points and I wanted to use them. There was no legitimate reason why I should be unable to exercise them with this kind of deal.

    Instead, I selected a new light quartz metallic 2007 CXL V-8, MSRP $32,500.00, which after negotating it down, and subtracting my points, came to $21,500.00 out the door. I am to pick up the car this weekend. The only option is a sunroof, but it has the color I most wanted, with cocoa steering wheel, dash, and carpet and shale seats and panels.
  • kenb757kenb757 Posts: 149
    Pull ahead is now at four months.
  • Four months for an '08 or '09, not an '07. It's always a gimmick with GM, or GMAC.
  • I am hoping to revive this board. I am looking at buying a car and have been considering the Buick Lucerne CXL. I put in an offer of $19,500 which the dealer did not accept. The dealer advertised the car for $19,500 but it was a gimmick that required a $2,000 lease incentive (I don't have a lease) and a $2,000 Q4 garage mate direct mail private letter offer (it is my understanding GM mailed 360,000 to 400,000 of these nationwide - which would only be available to less than 1% of the population). So I guess there real price would have been $23,500. Can anyone provide feedback on prices paid for 2008 leftovers?
  • Blow them off and look around on the internet. That is what I did. I traveled a considerable distance to get what I wanted but it was worthwhile in the end.
  • Riviera,

    So you paid about $23,400 for the V-8 CXL (before using your points). I prefer the v-6 which should be a bit cheaper than the V-8....What do you think would be a good price on a 2008 CXL leftover?.....I was hoping 19,500 might do it?
  • My car is a 2007 CXL V-8, purchased on 10/31/08; The sticker price was $32,500.00 and I paid $21,700.00 for the vehicle before adding tax, tag, title and before subtracting GM Card points. Clearly the dealer decided to take a bath on the unit. It had been in their inventory for 2 full years and was in the showroom for a long time. Moreover, the dealer was superb and their personnel were straight-up. They have been in business since the 1920's and it seems that they can weather this current storm. I certainly hope so.

    I don't know how many 2008's remain unsold, I daresay plenty. You have to find a dealer that wants to make a deal. The dynamic might be different on a 2008 though. GM is rampnig down production so that might increase the demand for the 2008's.

    I would not get the V-6 Lucerne. I drove several and they are not peppy. The engine noise is there, even in the 2009 rental car I drove that had the new 3.9 V-6 in it. It strains to get around. It is neither slow nor quick. The V-8 makes the car effortless, silken and powerful; it makes the Lucerne a whole different car.

    I average 20 miles per gallon in combination city/highway driving. The Lacrosse with the 3.8 L V-6 I had for 2&1/2 years only gave 22-24 MPG on that same route. When you consider the difference in power and performance, it is worth giving up an average of 2 miles per gallon. I am driving the V-8 very carefully, though. lf you have a lead foot you will not get near the mileage I get. If you ever get in a jam, the horsepower and torque are there to get you through. No matter how you drive it, the exhaust note is wonderful. the 4 holes in the fender set you apart from all those other three holers.

    Based upon my experience, I would recommend that you look for a 2007-2008 Lucerne CXL V-8 or CXS, try to negotiate 25-30% off of MSRP,
  • lane2lane2 Posts: 28
    My 2007 Lucerne CXL V8 listed for $37,235.00. We got it 11/09/08 for $27,497.13 before adding tax, title, etc. After taking $2,000.00 more off with GM card points, we might not have the best deal around, but saving about $12,000.00 off MSRP, we are not too unhappy. Ours was a new leftover.

    We are averaging over 20 mpg with town and country miles and we we got a high of 26.9 mpg driving on interstate at 75 mph. If the V8 continues this way with 87 octane, don't know if 93 octane would do a whole lot better. Plenty of power and rides soft like the Roadmaster from the past. Would like to hear from those with the Lucerne V8 who have tried 93 octane to see if they are getting much better mpg. So far, we love ours.
  • My parents are buying a Lucerne and just found that when their card (GM Credit Card) was renewed, GM put a $1500 limit on each purchase. They have over 6000 points.
    Has anyone had similar experience? Has anyone taken GM to task on this. My parents will not be around long enough to use any of the balance form this purchase.

    Does using their points limit them on overall deal they could get?
    What is best price anyone has gotten on CXL 2009?
  • bryangzbryangz Posts: 24
    Helped my mother, aged 84 look at new cars over the last few weeks.

    Having family who fought the Japanese, foreign cars were out...

    Ford had zero Taurus' on the lots. Fusions too small.

    Lincoln wasn't dealing, at all.

    Stopped at a Pointiac dealer. She loved the looks of the G8 V-6, but the rough ride turned her off.

    Test drove two different loaded Impalas, but on both, the ride was jittery and the interior just seemed very cheap.

    To be honest, I hadn't given Buick a thought, but the dealership was across the street from the Chevy dealer.

    The Lucerne we drove instantly impressed. Tomb quiet. Smoothest ride I've ever experience.

    And the dealer was dealing. $31,000 sticker on this CX, instantly offered it to us for $23,000.

    Even though this isn't my car, I did the test driving and was impressed.

    The Good:
    - The 3.9 was so quiet, smooth, and powerful, I assumed it was an OHC engine. 227 HP with the 3.8 heritage is good enough.
    - The car is just quiet. The quietest car I've ever driven.
    - Smooth ride. Once again, the Caddy underpinnings smooth out bumps that unsettle other cars.
    -Impressed with Onstar--especially the hands free phone and directions.
    -Nice stereo system
    -Big trunk, spacious cabin

    The bad:
    -still a four speed tranny? A great transmission, but when everyone else has 6 speeds....
    -the dash is nice looking, but too much hard plastic. Even the Lacrosse had a padded dash.
  • merckxmerckx Posts: 565
    I bought my wife a 2008 Lucerne last June. I really like the car a lot...my only complaint is that actually it's not very invilving to drive..It is a bit floaty...But on a nice day,with the windows open,it's such a serene,quiet car. The ride is very sort.
  • I have over 11,000 miles on my car now and feel very familiar with it. As to the gas mileage, I have the Northstar V-8, a very smooth reliable engine. On the trip down from New Jersey to Florida it got 24-26 MPG. Now that I have it in routine service it gets approximately 18-22 MPG in combination driving, depending upon how much I am on the expressway. I use 93 octane because the manual recommends it. I believe that there is too much junk in the 87 octane and it will be bad for the engine in the long run. I do believe it gets better mileage with the 93 octane.
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