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Car Buying Advice - My offer and fees for 2015 Equinox

nicholasfianicholasfia Member Posts: 1
edited June 2017 in Chevrolet
Hello All,

I'm looking to pull the trigger on a CPO 2015 Equniox fwd, with about 25k miles. Based on my research, the advertised price seems to be a good deal, although with tax and fees is still outside my budget. I have an offer from the dealer, which is basically list price plus fees and tax. The dealer has recently lowered the advertised price, which is now $14,913.

Additional fees are as follows:

License fee: $200
Dealer Services fee: $799
Zurich Shield: $199
Tire fee: $5
Tag fee: $79
Electronic filing fee: $132.95

Plus sales tax.

Total is $17,300.

What would be a fair offer for this car? Based on the above fees, I see about $1335 in dealer fees. Tag is something I cannot avoid.

My first thought is to offer list price plus tax, which would be $15807, or just star with a flat $15,000 offer.

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance!


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    ChaseBellowsChaseBellows Member Posts: 76
    Hi @nicholasfia Thanks for reaching out to Edmunds! I'd love to help out here. I'd like to appraise the Equinox to double check the pricing to confirm it's a good deal. Can you tell me the trim level or any important options it has? Is it Certified Pre-Owned or being sold on another dealer lot? If you'd like, please feel free to appraise it on the link below. In addition, can you tell me your zip code so I can calculate the taxes? I'll confirm that it's a solid deal.

    I'm not a fan of the Zurich Shield for $199. This is a "Environmental" protectant for the vehicle. You can do this yourself for much cheaper. In fact, I saw a kit on eBay for $19.99. I'd try to negotiate that off right from the start! If you can, please answer my questions above and ask any questions that you may have :)

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