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Viva Las Cruces
Vehicle(s) that interest me
minivans, hatchbacks, wagons, hybrids
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Vehicle(s) I currently own
2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    I have a team of three people. Not a week goes by where one of them is late, has to leave early or out. It is what it is I guess. More or a PITA now that we had to take them hourly with the new FLSA rules (that got repealed at the last minute).
    I think it's on appeal and hasn't been repealed. Yet - my guess is that the Department of Labor will drop the appeal on Jan. 21st which will essentially repeal it.

    I'd like a power liftgate. I initially thought power sliding doors were too slow but that complaint dissipated fast after enjoying the other advantages. Besides the obvious stuff, like opening the door a half block away and dumping your groceries in with no fumbling, they are great out camping where you can open and shut the doors more quietly than you can manually. No slamming needed.

    Heck, I'd like automatic front doors!

  • Re: Edmunds Members - Cars & Conversations

    @jipster, I kind of feel that way this morning after talking to my body shop. B)

    I need some "security" guidance too.

    After taking delivery of my fixed van, I noticed that the sliding door doesn't fit. They've adjusted it once and I told them to keep trying. I'm worried about structural stability and safety. There was no obvious damage to the door. When closed the top seams aren't "flush" with the roof and it's obvious when you look, especially when compared to the right side slider.

    What say the peanut gallery?

  • Re: 2017 Honda Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience

    $26,800 is another one at 20% off MSRP before taxes and fees.

    Maybe you should drive this one forever @everest77 - none of us is likely to ever get another deal as good as 20% off MSRP on a Honda sedan again. :)
  • Re: What Credit Score is needed to qualify for Happy Honda Days Sales Event 0.9% & 1.9% rates

    My guess (based on a recent post somewhere on the forums here) is a 670 or better score for the lowest rates.

    Not sure how the credit tiers work if you are borderline.
  • Re: 2017 Toyota RAV4 Prices Paid

    Hi @dodabek.

    The True Market Value average price paid for your area is $28,273. That's with the $500 incentive.

    Looks like your taxes are 6%? Backing that out, your selling price is around $29,440 including the leather. Back out the leather and you're at $27,940. So ~$300 below average for Pittsburgh.

    Seems fair, if not "good" assuming all my math is close (sometimes it's way off, posting the actual selling price would help a lot).

    Speaking of deposits, it's a good idea to make sure they are refundable (putting them on a credit card is a good way to do that).

    Dealers love deposits because it helps commit you to a car and takes you out of the market (it's not an easy process so people quit shopping at this point).

    I'd encourage you to email some dealers and tell them that you have a deposit down (which tells the dealer that you are a serious buyer) and ask them if they can beat your price.

    Let us know how it goes!
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