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Hope it's not too late if there is more money for you available and either way, enjoy your new SUV.
Got the stainless steel shiny strips installed on Friday. Coldn't wait to pick it up that day. Here's a link of what they look like. Let me know if you like them and I'll tell you where to get them:
10:37a ET April 17, 2008 (MarketWatch)
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- General Motors Corp. employees represented by the United Auto Workers union have walked off the job at a plant in Delta Township, Mich., according to media reports Thursday. The walk off comes just after a contract dispute deadline, the reports said. The GM plant makes the Buick Enclave, Saturn Outlook and GMC Acadia crossover vehicles.
Was it the CXL model and with what options?
Can you give us the details?
P.S. Are you unhappy that GM does not offer Bluetooth on the Enclave?
How do others feel?
How do others feel?
Wait till the 09's come out. They have bluetooth.
Just drove from Phoenix to Mpls. What a great ride. Smooth and quiet. After 2 Jeep G.C. I had forgotten what a good ride was.
Sorry, I have no need for bluetooth and didn't even know it wasn't available
anyone else with info on pricing, since it is the end of model year with '09s arriving
so there really isn't going too be a savings here people.. they drop the price about 10% but make it all up with the financing... do u see the gimick GM is pulling, and they wonder why people distrust dealerships!!!
i'd rather go over to BMW or Acura, at least they're price drop didn't include a jacked up financial interest rate.. they're still offering 2.9% on their cars/trucks!!
I have an idea - take the lower price and then - *whispers* get your OWN financing. Just a thought.
You should probably buy a BMW or Acura - I'm certain they aren't making up that great interest rate somewhere else - no really, they're not.
I was a little ticked about the increase in finance rate, too. The difference between the 2.9 and 6.9 rates on a 60 month loan equates to about a $3,000 price difference when figuring monthly payments.
If they still offered the 2.9% I'd have bought one this week. Now I'm not sure; depends on how low a rate I can find. I don't know of any banks that will go below 5.5 %. Most are in the 6s and above.
Guess I'll wait a little longer and see what they do. If Hyundai increases their incentives on the Veracruz, that may be my answer. I like the looks of the Enclave better, but was amazed at how the Veracruz drove. Lightyears ahead of the Santa Fe. Really does give the Lexus RX a run for it's money. In looks, styling, and feel.
The pricing I've seen on this forum seems to suggest that they aren't being very competitive with pricing versus their competition right now. You can get similarly equipped Toyota's, Honda's, Acura's and Mazda's for example for closer to $10K below MSRP for top-trim, fully-loaded models. You can get the CX-9 for about $31-32K on a model equipped at $42.5K retail, and get 0-1.9% financing. Even Honda is selling brand new model year 2009 Pilot Touring models with nav and all the options for about $33-34K, plus special 1.9% financing at the same time. Similarly, Ford offered me $10K off a top of the line new Flex.
And the idea that to do any more means GM is losing money on these is laughable. Dealers actual "dead" cost is many thousands below dealer invoices. They have plenty of wiggle room.
i'm like you, i would have bought this week had they kept the 2.9% financing in place.... but no way in heck am i gonna fall for the bait-and-switch of this GIMMICK that GM is throwing out here with this "employee pricing" crap!!! if they want to play this game i'll buy the MDX or MB ML!!!
are you listening GM??!!!!! :mad:
My Enclave CXL has the following options: Entertainment #4, 19" Wheels, Power Sunroof, Luxury Package, Driver Confidence Package, Trailering, Carbon Black Metallic Paint, Cargo Net & Cargo Shade.
My dealer is Woody GMC Buick in Elgin IL. Not only the best buying experience I've ever had (I've purchased 12 cars in the last 20 years - all American) but even the delivery portion was exceptional with a thorough introduction and explanation of my cars features.
I put a couple hundred miles on the car this weekend and I'm very pleased with the car. Even the transmission "lag" that I've read so much about isn't a concern. The only time I notice anything is when I'm in overdrive at highway speed and I go up a significant grade. It's a little slow to downshift unless I depress the gas pedal.
On a related note - I understand the disappointment some folks have expressed at the lack of low financing rates while the Employee Pricing is going on. I think it's wrong to say this is "bait and switch". Ultimately GM can only subsidize so much of the incentive whether through financing or below invoice pricing. If you wait until September when the '09s arrive on the lots you may get an even better deal - but the lack of inventory may make it harder to find a car with all the options you want (and without the options you don't).
anybody with knowledge on buick demographs?? :confuse:
I don't have a problem with employee pricing. It just bakes into the pricing what people are getting already and frankly moves the starting point for negotiations lower even. I'll bet there are plenty of dealers who will significantly undercut the price on the GM website -- they still have to move the metal. The higher finance rates don't bother me much either -- if you have access to a credit union, go there -- I have been quoted rates on 60 mo. loans in the 4.25-4.5% range, with 4.15% an offer as well.
chic, and stylish mom of 2 and I was drawn to the Enclave over a Lexus....
I did think at first that Buick was a seniors car but not the Enclave!!!
2008 CXL AWD w/ Sunroof, DVD, and Convenience Packages and Black Metallic Paint
Employee Price: $37,897.78
Less $1,500 incentive and $500 discount for buying off the lot = $35,897
Add 6% PA tax + $150 tags = $38,200.15 OTD
Purchased at O'Reilly Pontiac-Buick-GMC in Newtown Square, PA (suburban Philadelphia).
We came in looking for a CXL FWD w/ no DVD so we ended up spending more than we wanted. But all things considered I think we got a good deal and the dealership experience was very pleasant. Zero pressure and they really took their time with us.
I never thought I'd be a Buick owner. I totally never expected the wife to sit in it and say "OMG, this is so much nicer than the Volvo!" (xc90)
If you're on the fence, give Buick a try. It will surprise you.
(From a demographic standpoint, we're early 30's with our first child on the way)
i'm still waiting for the APR to come down from the crazy 6.9% they're currently offering .
are you listening GM??!!! :mad:
So don't buy.
If you're looking for a freebee, you won't find it on the Enclave. GM is selling a LOT of these and they don't need to incentivize them to death in order to move them. Sales of these vehicles rose 60% last month as compared to the same month last year.
Good luck trying to grind out a deal.
From everthing I have heard, people are paying anywhere from slightly over invoice ($100-$300) to under invoice with incentives when they have negotiated a good price - lots of people are able to get this. Your mileage may vary of course. This equates to around ~$41.5-42K for a well optioned 09. If you need fewer features and no leather it will be less. There are a few websites that list invoice cost so if you google them you should find one. That way you can option it the way you want it.
The Pilot is going to be cheaper. Fewer features, more trucklike, doesn't seem to be as popular, especially among those without the need to tow anything large.
and to tell people that they have to pay $40,000+ for an enclave is absolutely silly....!!! i've gotten price quotes $500 BELOW the employee pricing on both 2008 and 2009 models... it's the darn interest rate that has me sitting on the fence.
Sorry, I went to buick.com and their locate only shows 2007 & 2008 models. I then went to my local dealer sunriseatwolfchase.com and was able to locate all their Enclaves. Of of the first ones up is a CXL, MSRP $44,535, employee price $39,961. No rebate on these like the 2008 models, don't know if you can get a lower price than this, but this would be a starting point to see if you are in the ballpark. The only 2009 showing are CXL, 2008 show CX models starting at around $31K employee price.
I was leaning toward the Enclave and found a Saturn Outlook with a little better equipment for a decent price.