GMC Terrain, Equinox, and SRX Forum banner

1 - 20 of 27 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,269 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Well, ads have been running on TV lately and also keep getting emails. These "deals" are area dependent, but right now they are showing up to $8K off MSRP.


So, I looked up a few area dealers. I came across a few that were "interesting".
I liked the ones that were 2019 FWD Equinox Premier 1.5L models with the 1LZ and Convenience II package.
An Example:

MSRP $32,295

Upfront Price $26,597
Price with GM Financing $25,961
Additional $1,615 off Conquest Cash
Plus there is supposed to be a "Loyalty" Cash incentive of $1,500 for current GM owners, but it's not crystal clear about what offers stack. Like GM Employee pricing.
But from what I have gleaned from the dealer website,

I might be able to get the above Equinox for $24,765 plus tax and fees. That would be $7,530 off MSRP.

Or about 24.24% off MSRP.

But not really in the market and like our 2015. Not sure about the seat comfort and we have both Driver and Passenger 8-way Power Seats (and more). The 2019 Equinox Premier only has an 8-way Driver Seat and 4 way MANUAL Front Passenger seat. And not sure about the 1.5L.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,983 Posts
personnally would enjoy the 3.6 a little more.
Its trouble free.


The 1.5L- and 2019 model- still have potential issues to be worked out.... you know gremlins.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,269 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
personnally would enjoy the 3.6 a little more.
Its trouble free.


The 1.5L- and 2019 model- still have potential issues to be worked out.... you know gremlins.

Agreed. Wife just keeps seeing a few at work who have a 2018-19 Equinox.
I would rather wait at least a few more years. And we already sat in the 2018 Equinox and seats seem more narrow. They were cloth so not sure about the leather ones.


I think sales are dropping off across the board on many brands and models.


I am prone to watch how the new Blazer does. I am thinking it is priced too close to the Traverse. So in 2 years or so, there may be some "Blazing" deals to move them out. I like that it has the newer V6 like my Colorado. And I think it's got the new 9 speed transmission.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,474 Posts
personnally would enjoy the 3.6 a little more.
Its trouble free.

The 1.5L- and 2019 model- still have potential issues to be worked out.... you know gremlins.

I've been considering the Equinox again lately (after taking a long look at the Acadia, and even starting to look at some Blazers that have been showing up on dealer lots).

I like the Blazer, but there are no good deals so far, and it's the dreaded 'first year of production'. Probably another year before anything shakes out there (not that I can't wait).

Then, with the Acadia - I've found decent deals, but 'do I really want that vehicle?'. I don't know that I do.

The Equinox is actually the right-size vehicle for me (now). The fuel economy is very attractive. But that tiny engine with the turbo are what give me pause there. Will it hold up driving it my requisite 222,222 miles? Will I be tearing into the engine by the 7th or 8th year to replace that turbo? If it *didn't* have the turbo I'd probably feel better about it. After all, my '89 Mitsubishi had a 1.5L FI engine and went 250,000+ miles.

Just no clear-cut choice for me this time around.

Maybe the choice will be to just keep driving my entire "lineup" of vehicles until they all hit 300,000 miles (LOL!)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,054 Posts
I've been considering the Equinox again lately (after taking a long look at the Acadia, and even starting to look at some Blazers that have been showing up on dealer lots).

I like the Blazer, but there are no good deals so far, and it's the dreaded 'first year of production'. Probably another year before anything shakes out there (not that I can't wait).

Then, with the Acadia - I've found decent deals, but 'do I really want that vehicle?'. I don't know that I do.

The Equinox is actually the right-size vehicle for me (now). The fuel economy is very attractive. But that tiny engine with the turbo are what give me pause there. Will it hold up driving it my requisite 222,222 miles? Will I be tearing into the engine by the 7th or 8th year to replace that turbo? If it *didn't* have the turbo I'd probably feel better about it. After all, my '89 Mitsubishi had a 1.5L FI engine and went 250,000+ miles.

Just no clear-cut choice for me this time around.

Maybe the choice will be to just keep driving my entire "lineup" of vehicles until they all hit 300,000 miles (LOL!)

Say Colt, I know you don't mind driving long distances for a deal, check out www.parksbuickGMC.com for their pricing on the Acadias between 9K - 12K off. They’re in Greembille just off I-85.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,474 Posts
I've been considering the Equinox again lately (after taking a long look at the Acadia, and even starting to look at some Blazers that have been showing up on dealer lots).

I like the Blazer, but there are no good deals so far, and it's the dreaded 'first year of production'. Probably another year before anything shakes out there (not that I can't wait).

Then, with the Acadia - I've found decent deals, but 'do I really want that vehicle?'. I don't know that I do.

The Equinox is actually the right-size vehicle for me (now). The fuel economy is very attractive. But that tiny engine with the turbo are what give me pause there. Will it hold up driving it my requisite 222,222 miles? Will I be tearing into the engine by the 7th or 8th year to replace that turbo? If it *didn't* have the turbo I'd probably feel better about it. After all, my '89 Mitsubishi had a 1.5L FI engine and went 250,000+ miles.

Just no clear-cut choice for me this time around.

Maybe the choice will be to just keep driving my entire "lineup" of vehicles until they all hit 300,000 miles (LOL!)

Say Colt, I know you don't mind driving long distances for a deal, check out www.parksbuickGMC.com for their pricing on the Acadias between 9K - 12K off. They’re in Greembille just off I-85.
Yeah, he’s advertising some decent deals but the Window Stickers don’t come up. I’ve seen that movie before: “ah, sorry ... that one’s already sold, but here’s a lesser trim unit for more money”.

What it comes down to is: I know *exactly* what I should be paying if I’m buying an Acadia, and until I see that price - I’m not buying.

I check in periodically on all the units I’ve located. Saw one the other day (an ‘18 leftover) marked down $16,000 (to $21,600 ... an SLE-2)!!! Obviously a mistake (deliberate or not). Emailed the dealership. The guy said, “yeah, that’s a real price”, but when I re-checked it online the price had been bumped up $5,000. Looked like they deducted a $5k discount twice.

I think dealerships do this to see how many people have online “watches” on their units (or just to get people to respond). And then you have to actually be *on the lot* at that time to cash in on the “deal”.

Not happening.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,474 Posts
Just saw the commercial for the Equinox 'deals', and checked online, too, to verify. It's only the $8k off (of a high-end "Premier") if you own a 2005 or newer non-GM vehicle for at least 30 days.

Good luck getting 20% off during the same model year (ie: a '19 in 2019). Those discounts typically start in the *next* calendar year (as leftovers). They'll nickel and dime you with every caveat they can to get you down to around 15% off (or lower, if they can) during the current model year.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,269 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Speculation. They have had 20% of in July, August and September in 2017 and on some cars in 2018 in those same months.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,474 Posts
Speculation. They have had 20% of in July, August and September in 2017 and on some cars in 2018 in those same months.
Yeah, they've *advertised* it ... but as you well know - advertising and getting a deal on paper are two totally different things.

They want you to *think* you can get that deal ... without actually *giving* you that deal.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,269 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
No . . . no .. . .no.


In July . . August . .. September of 2017 the 20% off deals were on many cars, SUV, and trucks. My friend (dealer sales manager) would write up a deal no trouble at all. Also, went to another dealer in 2018. . same thing. It IS up to a dealer to give you the 20% off and it is limited to in stock vehicles often of certain trim levels and/or months on the dealers inventory lot.

You must not be trying hard enough at the right dealers . . . :grin:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,474 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,054 Posts
Maybe I'm naive, but if a dealer is advertising say 5 cars at $9K off MSRP and you go there that day and one of those VIN number cars is still on the lot for sale and he doesn't sell it to you for that price to me that would be false advertising. Now he may not stack discounts, you may have to finance thru their finance company or tack on some dealer fees but the bottom line sale price should be $9K off MSRP.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,474 Posts
Maybe I'm naive, but if a dealer is advertising say 5 cars at $9K off MSRP and you go there that day and one of those VIN number cars is still on the lot for sale and he doesn't sell it to you for that price to me that would be false advertising. Now he may not stack discounts, you may have to finance thru their finance company or tack on some dealer fees but the bottom line sale price should be $9K off MSRP.
Well, they take back 1-2% right away with those fraudulent fees they charge.

And then comes the footnote and asterisk game ... where they take back even more because you 'don't qualify' or you 'can't use *both* of those discounts'.

Then, if you get over those hurdles, it's on to the financing and grossly overpriced packages or coverages to get back even more of that 'discount'.

And God forbid they stole your trade-in in all the confusion.

Only with automobiles - a purchase that people find every excuse under the sun to make (even if they really can't afford it) - can a racket like this one survive for as long as it has.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,054 Posts
Here is Parks Buick/GMC discount disclosure:

*Customer must mention the advertisement to the dealer to receive the advertised price. Parks Buick GMC makes every effort to present information that is accurate, however we are not responsible for any price discrepancies, statements of condition, or incorrect equipment listed on any vehicle. Furthermore, inventory is subject to prior sale and prices are subject to change without notice. Price includes documentations fee.To ensure your complete satisfaction, please verify accuracy prior to purchase.

Tax, title, license (unless itemized above) are extra. Not available with special finance, lease and some other offers.

So based on that, you mention the ad on an in-stock stated car for the $9K off, tax, title & license are normal standard fees. You don;t trade-in a car and you arrange your own financing. The only additional fee would be the doc fee, that's anywhere from $200 - $1K.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
459 Posts
Take a copy of the ad, go to the dealer with a solid out the door offer that you would pay for the vehicle. If they meet the offer, or close enough to suit you, sign the papers. But be ready to walk out the door if they don't, and do it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,474 Posts
Take a copy of the ad, go to the dealer with a solid out the door offer that you would pay for the vehicle. If they meet the offer, or close enough to suit you, sign the papers. But be ready to walk out the door if they don't, and do it.
Better yet - don't even go INTO the dealership unless you already have the deal in writing (and in-hand)! I haven't sat down in a dealership to hammer out a deal with any of those clowns in 30 years now (this month is the 30th anniversary)...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,269 Posts
Discussion Starter #18
Hm m m m . . . good way to never buy a new vehicle.
Just never go into a dealer . . . .
What a novel approach . . . .. . :grin:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
660 Posts
Hm m m m . . . good way to never buy a new vehicle.
Just never go into a dealer . . . .
What a novel approach . . . .. . :grin:

Not anymore.

That's the only way you can buy a Tesla in NM it seems. From your web browser.
May or may not live to see the death of dealerships as I fear them. :smile:...Saturns had a good thing going.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,269 Posts
Discussion Starter #20
Loved our '09 Saturn Aura. Still in the family with +90K miles.
 
1 - 20 of 27 Posts
Top