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Pontiac Grand Prix Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,518
    You're very welcome, sgtslate.

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  • Could you give me an idea of what a monthly lease rate would be for a new 2005 Pontiac Vibe with a MSRP of $17,130 and a selling price of $16,600? Thank you!
  • hduck1hduck1 Posts: 19
    Been looking at an 06 GXP with a sticker of 32,5k. Has all the options including the DVD navigation system. Lowest price I can get out of the dealer is 30k drive out. I tried to use the depreciation game with him saying that soon the next year will be out and my car would be a year old. He said the incentives that GM had are gone but would still honot the 30k price. You would think that GM would be pricing to move with the new ones on the way. Maybe I SHOULD WAIT. When are the next ones supposed to come out?
  • Hmmh, I bought mine in March and had the $2K rebate topoff from GM card, plus $500 auto show discount. The sticker was $31 and I offered invoice plus $200 then rebates, so adding tint I got it for $26,600. The GXPs were/are not selling the DFW area, got a good dealer to deal (Sewell). We just spent time dickering about my trade. Also got 2.9%/36 month interest. Shop around you should get better than $30K. Mine was loaded minus the DVD/Nav.

    Good luck,
    Love the car
    Gary
  • hduck1hduck1 Posts: 19
    Thanks Gary. I'm down here in the Houston area. I forgot how much fun car buying can be! I've ordered consumer reports pricing to have something in hand to dicker on the real price. I figured it might be $15 well spent. Might be better to wait for the 07 model. Still can't understand how GM would take away the incentives at the end of the model year (I had this verified by a friend at another dealership as being genuine). Strangely enough GM has one incentive for owners of non-GM cars. So much for the loyal customers. By the way, the 30k was a driveout cost.
  • Here is the email of the salesman aburch@SEWELL.com he was great. We figured the deal over the phone, I lived about 45 miles from the dealer. Here is there web site.

    Give him an email. Current offers according to pontiac for the south central is $1500 rebate or 0% financing. Did the dealer mention the $1500 rebate, or just applying it to the $32K sticker?

    Good luck, love the car, it is comfortable, nice gadgets, great fun accel and handling, plus not bad mpg for a hwy drive.

    Cheers,
    Gary

    AKA Edmunds numbers were right on. Also there are some no fee buying services as well.
  • hduck1hduck1 Posts: 19
    thanks again Gary. The $1500 is coming off the sticker. I think it would be easier to buy a house! I'm going to wait for the report from consumers to come in (since I have already ordered it) and then I'm going to drop your friend a line
  • ocmike3ocmike3 Posts: 232
    You might also try shopping your local dealers via the internet and/or you can use GM Buypower, Edmunds sites to get offers from the dealers. That way you don't waste a lot of time at the dealer. Some try to bait you in and then hit you up for extras... but I've found getting the total offer (price plus any license fees, taxes etc...) in writing (email) and then prearrange financing at a CU/Bank.
    If it looks like a go, then you can confirm over the phone before going for the test drive.
    If they still try to fool you after you get there, at least you can waive the email in the Sales Managers face and lodge a complaint with your local BBB or State Attorney General's office.
  • hduck1hduck1 Posts: 19
    I have tried the internet and GMbuyer net. The dealer that has the GXP replied to my GXP request with a basic GP model offer. I emailed him back asking him about a GXP and have been ignored since. Quite frustrating. I think they can smell blood and don't want to make any offer on the GXP. Ive noticed on another dealers site that he now has 07 GPs (albeit the basic model) hopefully the GXPs will be soon to flow
  • ocmike3ocmike3 Posts: 232
    Sorry to hear that the dealers sound like stinkers in your area... I've had good luck here in the NW. Another thought is - if your Credit Union or bank has an auto-broker, they can often get a good deal (invoice plus a few hundred minus any rebates and discounts).
  • dblducedblduce Posts: 58
    How many did the dealer seem to have on the lot? IF you are unsure whether to purchase now or wait, it might be a good idea to wait for another couple of months. Once fall/winter starts, they'll probably be slashing the price to make room for the "winter" vehicles, as well as the 07's.
  • hduck1hduck1 Posts: 19
    There are two on the lot, Black with black interior, and white with Nav package and tan interior. I really like the white model and it has everything going for it except the tan interior (I can already see dirt on the arm rest possibly from the service people driving it around on the lot). Black is not an option for me having had a new 89 Grand Am and having to spend so muc time trying to keep it clean. Both are 06. I'm counting the days for the 07s to come out if only to motivate them to get the 06s moving, or to get an 07 with a dark interior.

    Patience is a virtue
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,518
    Hi aclark4871. Unfortunately, General Motors is no longer providing lease support on 2005 models. As a result, you probably cannot lease one through GMAC. You might be able to lease one through an independent bank, but its residual values are so low at this point and its lease rates will be pretty high without lease support. This will make it fairly expensive to lease, probably more expensive than a similar 2006 model. I can give you an idea of what GMAC's current lease program for the '06 Vibe is like if you want.

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  • dman090dman090 Posts: 4
    Does anyone know the current money factor for a lease on an 06 Grand Prix? Looking to price it out for research. I'm in the Wisconsin area.

    Thanks
  • After a couple of months lookig and learning about the GXP, I gave up on the car of my dreams. Been reading about the tire/brake wear, etc and as much as I wanted it, I decided on an 06 GT. It's loaded including NAV. It didn't have XM but I made the dealer throw it in as an add on for the deal to be done. Drove out for 27K.

    I've been having a few headaches though...

    One of the back doors wouldn't close properly - fixed

    The Onstar mic was non-op and a module has to be ordered.

    Slight alignment problem on the hood - fixed

    Dealer here adds alarms on every car, naturally it didn't work. That irks me because I hate having something added to the system - naturally it malfunctioned and had to be fixed -not Pontiacs issue.

    One question, does the NAV unit use the same mic system as the Onstar. Its not recognzing commands
  • Hi dman090. Unfortunately General Motors is no longer providing lease support on 2006 Pontiac models. As a result, if you want to lease one you will have to do so through an independent bank.

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  • medoe80medoe80 Posts: 1
    This is my second Pontiac, my first one being a 98 GTP, I decided that I would stick with the Pontiac family and go with a G6. However, I'm not a car person at all- but I figured, I would check out the used car inventory at some local dealerships.

    I ran into a 2007 Grand Prix GT, 7,900 miles, clean carfax report, lots of options, leather seating, 17-in rims, supercharged, sound system with amplifier, for $20,895. The original sticker was $27,750. I didn't want the supercharged option anymore since I had trouble with it with my previous car (had it replaced at 143K miles, but I figued I wouldn't have this car as long). I took it out for a drive and loved it just as much as my other Grand Prix (I was really attached it to it, but it started giving me problems). Another reason a "used" car was appealing to me was because GMAC was offering 2.9%/60 months for used Grand Prix's.

    A friend of mine was concerned about it being a rental vehicle prior, but the car was in the rental fleet based out of Florida (which doesn't mean much) from Dec 2006 to June 2007, and registered 262 engine hours. He gave me the usual "you know people treat these cars like dirt." My attitude was: It still has its warranty (36K and 100K). Plus, I really couldn't afford a car with what I wanted (fully loaded).

    I finally took the car with a base price of $19,600. I put $6,000 down, my monthly payment is $269. I think the price we agreed upon was a really great deal. The only thing I joke about is that the mirror is a standard flip-mirror, not auto-dim: "it's almost fully loaded except for the rear-view mirror" (haha)

    I've had it for two weeks now and I'm not completely crazy about it (a car is a car) but everyone loves it.

    I'll probably need to take it in to the dealership to have the sunroof readjusted; on the highway (above 70 mph)- it sounds like it's not closed all the way- lots of "air" sound; my previous sunroof didn't make that sound. Plus, when the car starts for the first time (cold start), when it idles, it makes a ticking-sound. My brother, who is knowledgeable with cars says it more than likely the just the sound of the valves (his GM trucks do the same thing). After you drive less than 10 seconds worth, it goes away.
  • ddeliseddelise Posts: 339
    Hello -

    Can you provide the 36 month money factor, 12k miles/yr residual, and lease $ incentives for the 2008 GXP?

    Also, what is the current GMAC acquisition fee?

    This is for Florida.

    Thanks - Damon
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  • Hello Damon. GMAC's current base lease rate and residual value for a 36 month lease of any 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix with 12,000 miles per year are 3.0% and 55%, respectively. As you can see, GMAC uses lease rates instead of money factors to calculate vehicles' monthly payments. You can convert its published lease rates into approximate money factor equivalents by dividing them by 2400. I believe that GMAC charges a $595 acquisition fee on every vehicle that it leases. GM is not currently providing any cash incentives on leases of this model in your area.

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