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  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 11,077
    The dealer doesn't control the rebate/incentive program. The terms are what they are - if you get 0% financing, no rebate.

     

    However, I don't really understand the math that gets you to a total of only $20,000 from the ~$27K figure quoted.  It's not likely that they'll give you $2500 rebate + $1000 Chrysler Financing + $2000 for financing at 0%. Seems like the max you can get is $3500 withthe rebate + regular financing incentive. This puts you at $23,878 + TTL.

      

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  • "However, I don't really understand the math that gets you to a total of only $20,000 from the ~$27K figure quoted. "

     

    I was thinking that after they subtracted the 2500 and the 1000 from the 27K that there might still be room for negotiation. I saw that somebody had gotten a $34 MSRP down to $24-something, and thought maybe we really could pull it off.

     

    Dealer's already called back twice- once to suggest a base model (not interested) and a LPO (not interested.) I'm thinking I might have been too optimistic/idealistic...
  • mtgmanmtgman Posts: 18
    I just lease an 05 Touring Walter P series, $32,750 list, 39 months, 12K/yr, $357 at signing (includes tax, title and lic) for $357/mo.

     

    Can someone tell me if wireless headphones are standard? My dealer is checking, but I sure hope I don't get stuck having to pay out of pocket
  • jtheronjtheron Posts: 24
    I think the Touring Walter P series van comes with the DVD for the back seat and yes the DVD does include 2 wireless headphones and a remote control as part of the DVD package
  • "I'm looking at a 2005 T&C Touring with:

    side airbags

    front seat center console

    AM/FM 6-disc changer

     

    MSRP: 29,570

    Dealer's offer (without me asking): 27,328 "

     

    Not only did they not go for any less than that, when I decided that was the best offer I was going to get and went back to sign the papers, the salesman suddenly had no recollection of offering 27,328 and the price was now in the mid-high 28's (I don't remember, exactly- I was too busy putting on my coat to walk out!)
  • kfdmedkfdmed Posts: 130
    Thats the best you could find? If MSRP is 29570 the worse possible price would be MSRP - rebate I would think. These are not hondas/toyotas. I am considering offering 27000 + ttl for a touring signature series that stickers for 32405. My numbers are 32405 - 2000 rebate - 3405 discount = 27000 and financing @ 0%/60 months. No trade. Its probably a long shot but I can wait ... for better incentives that are sure to come.
  • ltlgtoltlgto Posts: 1
    We are looking at purchasing a T&C Touring with under 17k miles at an Enterprise car sales lot. They were asking $20,999 and have dropped to $19,999 + TTL of about $1,600. No other options/packages added as far as I know. I feel that the approx. 6-7k savings over new might be worth the 17k miles. Any thoughts on this price? Remaining factory warranty, + 12mo., 12k mile Enterprise powertrain warranty + 1 year roadside assistance are free.
  • i just purchased an TCLX for $21,900 after $2,000 rebate AND 0% for 60 months through chrysler finance, plus they also had $750 additional rebate for the POP group 2 options pkg., list on this was $27,000, i don't know if my deal was all that hot or not, but i did get what i wanted and that was 0%, i had no cash down from me, and financed 100% including tax, title and license, for 60 months, i figure the finance savings adds to a final price of less than $21900, as financing would cost another $3,500 to $4,000 for 60 months, plus i would probably have to give a down payment
  • kfdmedkfdmed Posts: 130
    The best deal I can get is ... MSRP 32405 - 2405 discount - 2000 rebate + 1800 tax + 99.00 doc = 29899 O.T.D. 0%/60 months financing. Supposedly this is 1% less than dealers cost through DC rewards affiliate program. This van has everything but side curtain airbags ... DVD, navigation, 6 disc changer. Still pondering. They have but one left in the midnight blue that I prefer.
  • tdbrphtdbrph Posts: 32
    Anybody have any details or experience with the

    CHRYSLER FINANCIAL PLUS lease. I am curious how the plan works as the calculations I made with the calculator on the web seem reasonable. I am just wondering what the catch is. Any input would be appreciated

     

    Triston
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 11,077
    LOL, there's not always a catch! I'm not familiar with this lease, but you might also check in our Lease Questions discussion to get info on this particular plan.

     

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  • tdbrphtdbrph Posts: 32
    Kirstie thanks for the input I will check it out. Do I sound like a skeptic ;)

     

    Thanks

     

    Triston
  • tdbrphtdbrph Posts: 32
    mtgman

     

    Sounds like a good deal only 357 down? What state was this in? Was a 36 month option available I dont want to chance those 3 months off warranty ......

     

    Triston
  • I bought 2005 T&C Touring (K-pkg.) yesterday at $21,170 (before tax and registration). I got 7% for 60 months but I will pay it off in 3 months. Thanks.
  • Wherever did you find such a good price? Were there any options on the car at that price? I tried buying a 2005 Touring with leather and trailer tow and the best I could do was about 29K plus tax, tag and a $600+ dealer charge. But the dealers around here never have cars on the lot with any decent options, aside from leather, so they would have to order what I want. Still, it seems to be a tremendous price differential from your figure!
  • I bought it from Sunnyvale, CA. It doesn't have leather. It is basic K-pkg with one optional feature - adjustable pedals. I think the deal I got is hard to beat if not impossible.
  • kfdmedkfdmed Posts: 130
    This is the the best deal I have heard. Assuming 3500 rebate that leaves you 1549 under invoice. Dont know why any dealer would do that deal.
  • mtgmanmtgman Posts: 18
    I had 1 dealer tell me I was not eligible for a lease loyalty rebate of 1K (I was leasing an 02 TC from a bank instead of Chrysler) and I thought she was wrong so I called another dealer (Adel Chysler in Adel Iowa) and he said I was eligible. He essentially matched Des Moines Chrslyer's price (and his van had auto climate and adj. pedals) so I went with him. In the mean time, Des Moines Chrysler kept bugging me and her last message was they could do $339/mo with $339 at signing.

    I went with 39 months with 12K/yr.

    Today I got a call from the dealer I bought it from and he said the lease papers were wrong. It should be 20 cents/mile instead of 15/mile on the lease I signed. I told him I'd consider 15k/yr, but I'd be hard pressed to accept 20c/mile when he quoted and I signed 15/ml.

    I know I'll go over 12/yr, but I'm not taking 20/mile.

    I hate buying cars. I'm a mortgage broker and it's a lot easier to shop for mortgages than cars.

    The headphones do come with the van.
  • Just bought a new GC SXT Special Edition to replace an 03 GC EX. It is great so far. These Special Editions are hard to find, at least in Denver. Went to a no haggle dealer and since it was the end of the month they were haggling. They knocked $2500 off MSRP of 32780 instead of their $1200 plus $3500 rebate. They also threw in an extra pair of head sets for the DVD and Permaplate coating on the paint, leather and carpet
  • I am looking at a 2005 Touring Signiture series in Linen Gold. My research says that the invoice price is $29333. The dealer says that it is $29881. Can I check the actual invoice price for a given vin?
  • hansiennahansienna Posts: 2,312
    Dealer Invoice does not agree with Edmunds as the dealer invoice includes mandatory Chrysler advertising fee and maybe a few other items.
  • hansiennahansienna Posts: 2,312
    March 2005 issue where the written portion is a flagrantly distorted, biased opinion that is not supported by the CR test results.

         CR also paid MSRP for their new 2005 GC SXT instead of the normal lower price most people pay for a DC minivan with rebates and dealer discounts.

        GC SXT has 4 Excellent and Sienna XLE has 3 Excellent and 1 Very Good NHTSA crash test ratings while GC SXT has Acceptable and Sienna XLE has Good rating in IIHS frontal offset crash test.

        However, the biased written portion omits the 4 Excellent results for the GC but lavishes praise on the Sienna..."crash test results are outstanding".

        2nd Example: GC had max speed of 49.5 mph in Avoidance maneuver test while Sienna had a lower 49.0 mph. The distorted, biased written portion "(GC) was secure and forgiving but felt lumbering at its limits". (Sienna)..."reached a commendable speed in our avoidance manuever".

        For me, Consumer Reports is rated NOT ACCEPTABLE and NOT Recommended for purchase. CR is an expensive source of biased information while Edmunds provides more accurate information FREE of charge.

         CR sells data on new cars for $12 whereas Edmunds provides more detailed information FREE.

         Why doesn't CR use their pricing data when CR purchases a new vehicle? Why did they pay MSRP for a fully loaded GC SXT? Edmunds is smart enough to negotiate a lower price for their test cars used in long term tests.
  • Shouldn't the online invoice prices include these fees? To leave them out is misleading.
  • After yet another dealer in my area tried to sucker me yesterday evening by coming back with a $1000 "mistake in figuring" AFTER I had put down a deposit to order a new T&C Touring with just the useful options, I hereby swear off forever trying to buy a new car. Other dealers around had already tried to lowball me or else said they had found a car with just what I wanted, leading me to drive many miles only to find that the car had a lot of useless (to me) rubbish like hands-free cell phone gadgetry, satellite radio, chrome-plated robocarbles, etc.

     

    So . . . I will just drive my car another couple of years and battle only the used car people without having to worry about rebates, holdbacks, "mandatory advertising fees," dealer administrative fees (or similar wording), dealer window stickers wanting hundreds more for paint sealer or a bug deflector and all the other cons used today by all the dealers within any convenient range of my humble abode.

     

    I know that my Subaru will depreciate more slowly than any new DC minivan and in two years I will probably be able to pick up a 2005 Limited with reasonable mileage for many thousands less than a 2005 Touring model today.

     

    I sure slept better last night after arriving at this non-reversible decision.
  • The only way I will ever buy from a new car dealer is to research the purchase price, walk in with a fair price in cash, and walk out if they balk. It's not my problem that they pinstriped the vehicle as soon as it rolled off the carrier, etched the windows and other BS "appearance package" add-ons. Just think of the money they could have saved if they just left the brand new car un-touched.
  • Amd don't forget CR referenced a 205 HP engine THREE times in that article. When the 3.8L has had 215 for several years...

     

    Yeah, the thing about the prices ticked me off as well. Made it look like it was the pricest, when we all know it would cost thousands less than the sticker
  • kfdmedkfdmed Posts: 130
    I think the vary by region and that is why they leave off some of the items that are on the actual invoice the dealer paid.
  • hansiennahansienna Posts: 2,312
    It takes great PATIENCE to find the very rare dealership where the games you wrote about are not dealer policy.

        I have found about 1 in 10 or 20 dealerships do not play games and about 1 in 100 car salesmen are honest and straight forward.

         DaimlerChrysler itself is a very bad offender with all the discount, rebate, incentive games that seem to change at least once a month.
  • "Amd don't forget CR referenced a 205 HP engine THREE times in that article. When the 3.8L has had 215 for several years..."

     

    In all fairness, I am looking at my official 2005 T&C brochure from the dealer and it specifically states that the 3.8 engine for 2005 is rated at 205 HP - not 215.

     

    Perhaps they either derated it in the interest of better economy or reliability or else they decided to be less optimistic with their numbers. I still consider the torque curve to be more important than top HP figures, anyway.
  • >>In all fairness, I am looking at my official 2005 T&C brochure from the dealer and it specifically states that the 3.8 engine for 2005 is rated at 205 HP - not 215.

      

    Perhaps they either derated it in the interest of better economy or reliability or else they decided to be less optimistic with their numbers. I still consider the torque curve to be more important than top HP figures, anyway. <<


    Interesting. I do see it changed to 205 when I look on the Chrysler website. Very odd to change the number downward, when it's the same engine (as far as I know)

     

    Unless, in fact, the numbers were optimistic in the past and had to be restated.

    If it is the case, I wonder if people with recent 3.8L will have a right to some sort of compensation.

     

    Before we got our T&C, we had a Santa Fe that had the HP restated from 180 to 173. We were offered an extension of either the bumper to bumper or powertrain warranty.
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