I recently bought a new HHR, the decision was made because of looking at
a used HHR (2007) and it was only priced $3600 less that the new one.
Now for more on the story, several months ago I looked at a couple of
local dealers for a HHR. They came back with out the door prices of $19,300
depending on options they were within $150 of being equipped the same. I
work for a company that gets a supplier discount, but by the time you add
the taxes back in and the title work it almost comes back to the sticker
price. I then decided to forget about buying one, just didn't want to put
out about $20,000 for a vehicle. I then happened by a local dealer that had
a used one for $11,488 and took it for a test drive (overnight). It had the
normal chips, scratches, and wear in the fabric, with about 31,000 miles on
it. I decided to offer him $11,500 out the door. He had already figured out
the whole deal at his asking price and came up with $12,440. I told him I
was no longer interested, but on the way out the door I told him I would
meet them half way and give them $12,000. The declined the offer.
When we got home we started searching the internet, what we found amazed
us! The supplier discount that I thought was so good, turns out to be a
joke. I found a vehicle at a certain dealership that I could get for
$16,409, I asked about the suppliers discount and he said yes he could do
that. It would now be $18,040! If I am using suppliers discount I can't use
the money credited from my GM card, which in my case was another $1544. So
now when it was all added up the $19,300 car that I had priced out before,
through GM suppliers discount, is now $16,167 out the door with my GM card
savings! That made it only $3600-$3700 more than the used one! I bought it
and so far really like it, especially the deal I got. I just couldn't
believe there is this much difference in what a dealer would do on pricing.
I am not posting the dealers names, but if you want them let me know and
I will give them to you!
Dealers are from Ohio
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