Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: State College, PA
What Kind of Deal Did You Get on Your Cobalt?
So I'm central PA and went car shopping saturday. I knew what I wanted, a cobalt coupe with manual trans or a pontiac G5. I knew what i could afford, but I wanted to obviously spend less.
I went to about 6 different places. I was looking at vehicles in the 70-90k mileage range and finding one that I wanted was difficult. I stopped in at a dealership that as far as I knew only had a black and silver sedan each with around 80k miles. I am talking to the guy, truthfully will say this, absolutely zero sleeziness about him. I didn't feel like he was trying to push the car on me, which as a former career in retail management I really respect.
They were actually selling one of the sedans, a coupe that I didn't know about and he asked me, would I like a coupe? Of course I preferred one and said yes. I had seen the orange one with dolphin jizz decals on it with 55,000 miles on it but between the sticker, the auto tranny, and the sticker price of 10,900 I chalked it in the category of "no."
Considering the dislikes, which I had pointed out to him repeatedly, he asked me what I was looking to spend. I told him 8500 out the door, tax tags, all that included.
He says, "that would be one hell of a deal on this car!" But I figured its my first day of shopping so w/e. We talk some more, mainly about the things I didnt like. I test drive it. It is truly cherry. Not one weird noise/vibration, anything. Cleanest used car I have ever seen, hell there was only one tiny paint chip anywhere on the vehicle!
I open the glove box and low and behold, all of the previous owners information is in there. Turns out to be a girl who's family I know. They also had service records and literally every 3000 miles it was taken to midas for an oil change and tire rotation. (there was a lot of paperwork in there)
I came back to the dealer and he tells me that they can make the 8500 work. I am immediately thinking, shit! I didn't expect him to say that. I heem haw around about the stick and he says something about a gift certificate for 100 bucks to a body shop to go towards removing it.
I've been going too long with this so ff to the end.
I fibbed about my interest rate and they beat my already approved interest rate buy about .8% And they took $100 off the car so I paid 8400 out the door.
TL/DR- 2006 cobalt with clean history and 55,000 miles for 8400.