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Chevrolet Tahoe Prices Paid and Buying Experiences

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  • I did not see any difference 07-08 either. Dealer in TX was loaded with both models, including GMC Yukons also....I think the advise of waiting for the rebates is a good one, perhaps end of Nov. or Dec... BTW-I just turned 1,400 miles, and thought I would try and trade my new 08 LT3 2WD in for a 4X4. What a surprise that they only offered me $31 for my 08 and wanted $38K for an 07' 4X4 Demo unit with 6K miles! Guess I will stay with 2WD for awhile....
  • What is it with the Chevy dealers and the $31,000 offers? My son has a fully loaded 2007 Chevy Tahoe LTZ with 2,900 miles on it he tried to trade in for a Silverado and was offered EXACTLY $31,000 by THREE dealers. He paid a heck of a lot more than that. He told them no on the trade. These guys continue to have license to steal.
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  • Senor Beisbol said: What is it with the Chevy dealers and the $31,000 offers?
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    Dealers are in business to make a profit. They are going to offer you a price that they can mark up to make that profit. The fact that three different dealers all offered the same amount should tell you something......$31K is the going wholesale price in that market for that vehicle with that mileage.
  • So I guess that Texas is considered an extension of the California market and vice versa, because texaspilot was offered $31,000 also. Unless he is in California, explain that one to me. And by the way, car dealers are in the business of separating you from as much of your money as possible, not to simply make a profit. Making an honest profit is one thing; trying to rip off people is quite another. A salesman at a dealership in California had the nerve to tell me that he could show me at least 30 contracts of people who got 0% interest financing. It has been very well-documented in the media that the 0% financing is the biggest come-on in the industry and that people with unblemished credit reports are turned down. So, please, save your sermon about dealers are in business to make money. So is the mafia, pal. Wait, they might one and the same.
  • Senorbeisbol said: Making an honest profit is one thing
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    And just what is your version of an "honest" profit? The car business is and always has been a big game....the buyer wants to buy low and the seller wants to sell high. If you don't like the $31K offer on your used vehicle then go ahead and sell it yourself if you think you can do better. There is no law that says you have to trade it in to the dealer. Every add I have ever seen from any car company advertising 0% financing always says something about qualifications to get that rate. If you have poor credit forget the 0%. So how is that a rip-off? If you do have excellent credit and qualifications and you can't get the 0% rate then take it up with your state's Attorney General's office. Remember, that 0% rate is not being offered by the dealer, it is being offered by GMAC. I am not in the car business. I could care less what kind of a bad deal you think you are getting. If you don't like what the dealer offers, walk out the door. So "pal", that's my "sermon" for tonight.
  • nflguynflguy Posts: 90
    Let me say this about dealers making a profit.

    I had several dealers tell me that they need to tack on a few hundred bucks above invoice so they could make a profit. Through a friend that works for GM corporate I found out that every last dealer that told me that was lying through their teeth. They were getting $3,200 from GM but were telling me they make ZERO if they sell at invoice.

    Dealers rely on consumers who are ignorant on how the process works. They know that most people walking through the doors think the MSRP is the real price of the car, while others think invoice price means anything less then invoice cuases the dealer to lose money so obviously they must sell above invoice right?

    The bottom line is that with 99.9% of dealers out there, you have to go in already knowing what a fair offer for the vehicle you want is. The dealer sure as heck won't help u get the best deal. After all, why tell consumers about Holdback and other GM dealer incentives when they can just lie to you and double or triple their profits.
  • nflguynflguy Posts: 90
    Has anyone else noticed wind noise on the driver side when traveling at 50+
  • nflguy said: The bottom line is that with 99.9% of dealers out there, you have to go in already knowing what a fair offer for the vehicle you want is
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    I totally agree. Do your homework. All the info you need is available online. Know how much you are willing to pay for what you want. If the dealer or dealers are asking too much in your opinion, WALK OUT THE DOOR. There will always be a dealer who will make the deal you want, assuming there is some profit in it for the them. The key is to shop around. Prices vary due to supply and demand on the model you want and time of year is a factor too. Never buy on emotion. Determine what kind of vehicle you want and the options then start the process. Spending a little time and effort on one of the biggest purchases you will ever make seems sensible to me.
  • I'm looking at a 2007 LTZ loaded - MSRP of $54,190. Invoice is $48,409. Is it unreasonable to try to get a sell price of $43,659 which is invoice minus the current $4,750 in rebates? I figure the dealer will still make his money on holdback and any manufacturer to dealer incentives.
  • mark16mark16 Posts: 11
    10,531 off sticker this late in model year is not unreasonable at all. Rest assured the dealers will not lose any money even at this price. Go for it as 07's are flying off lots and selection will be very limited. Good luck!
  • Thanks, I just needed to know if I was crazy thinking that was a fair offer.
  • nflguynflguy Posts: 90
    My buddy works for Gm and is given a new car to drive every yr. He told me to stay away from the LTZ suspension. He said it was very rigid and only practical for people planning to do lots of offroading. The other suspension was more comfortable for reg road/freeway driving.
  • I would say offer them $40k. Selling around $1000 below invoice or even more at this point is time is expected, dealers were offering me $500-1000k below invoice before i even nogotiated. I just picked up my 07 Yukon today (same car). MSRP of $41k for 30K. that is more than 2k below invoice after the $4750 rebate. I also noticed that there is more 07 Yukon around than there is Tahoes, and they are offering much better deals. The sales rep at GMC also mentioned that the suspension on the Yukon is better than that of the Tahoe. I'm not trying to push a Yukon here, however, I wanted a Taheo at first, but because of the lack of inventory on 07 Tahoe and the ones I found had much higher MSRPs, I went with a Yukon which I was pretty much able to find in all price ranges.
  • Do you mean the Z71 package or LTZ?
  • If you got your Yukon for $11K off of sticker ($41K vs. $30K), then my offer of $43,659 makes sense I guess ($10,531 off of sticker).
  • nflguynflguy Posts: 90
    "The sales rep at GMC also mentioned that the suspension on the Yukon is better than that of the Tahoe"

    The sales rep either didn't know or was lying. The Tahoe and Yukon are the same vehicle with only a few cosmetic differences. The Yukon suspension is the same as the Tahoe.

    As for the LTZ Suspension. I can't remember it was Z71 OR LTZ. I know it was the upgraded suspension and not the typical one. He said its meant for offroading and isn't very comfortable for reg roads.
  • sdoo25sdoo25 Posts: 25
    "As for the LTZ Suspension. I can't remember it was Z71 OR LTZ. I know it was the upgraded suspension and not the typical one. He said its meant for offroading and isn't very comfortable for reg roads"

    Probably the Z71, that's for offroading and comes w/skid plates and other off road goodies. We've got the LTZ which comes w/the autoride suspension (airbags on the rear) and it's very comfortable. We've driven to Annapolis and Atlanta frequently and it's a very smooth ride.
  • :sick: HELLO THIS IS ALL NEW TO ME BUT I NEED HELP ON TIPS AND ETC. ON PURCHASING A NEW 2007 TAHOE. MY BUDGET IS SORTA LIMITED. I WILL BE LOOKING FOR A BASE MODEL. I'VE SEARCHED THE NET SEEMS LIKE THEY ARE RUNNING CLOSE TO MSRP 26500 SOME PLACES A FEW THOUSAND LESS WITH ABOUT 10-120 MILES. I KNOW THAT THERE ARE SOME OFFERS ON REBATES FOR 3750.00 AND I ALSO HAVE THE GM DISCOUNT WHICH I FIGURE MAY BE AROUND 2000 SO MY QUESTION IS IF IT WERE YOU HOW WOULD YOU GO ABOUT THE DEAL. WOULD THE PRICE OF THIS VEHICLE REALLY Y BE 20850???? :confuse:
  • I live in the Atlanta are and I've been researching the Tahoe's and Yukons for a while now. I'm curious to know if it would be wiser for me to buy a used 2007 model or just buy a new 07 since the 08's are now on the lots. I'm just looking for the best possible deal. I've found an 07 LT3 4x4, 2nd row buckets, and no dvd or nav. They are asking 32995 for it. I don't want to pay over 28000..drive out...Is this even possible??? I just need it to have 2nd row buckets and leather. I want it to be as much like minivan inside as possible without it being minivan. Or should I just be searching for a LT2 2wd???? Advice...PLEASE!!!!
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