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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-28-2013, 03:12 AM Thread Starter
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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.
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Not bad. When I bought my Cobalt is was a 2009 SS/TC, Victory Red, and I picked it up for $24k with 97 miles on it lol. We aren't going to talk about the interest and payments on that tho lol

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I'm an azzhole.

I enjoy annoying the **** out of everyone until I get what I want.

Playing the dealership game is easy...you just have to not care to waste an entire day with them.

They had my car listed for like $15...I left with gap insurance and all the warranties for $11,2xx and some change.

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I got screwed. But it's paid off and it's as fast as a NA can be. I chaulk it up to a lesson learned to not buy Chrysler!
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Bought mine brand new with cash for clunkers. 09 xfe $11000 out the door with 0% financing. Couldn't beat that, had everything I wanted; stick, coupe, and red.

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I also bought mine on cash for clunkers. Brand new 09. paid $9k including tax title license and interest.
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Before I wrecked my previous car I had been car shopping. I had found a red 09 ss/tc down in laurel maryland with 30,000 miles listed for like 13k. I immediately suspected something wrong but through the phone and email the guy confirmed that it was clean. Then showed me the car fax and it had been in a "functional accident." According to carfux that means it was driveable off the scene.

I talked to the guy on thursday and arranged to go down saturday. I woke up early for the 4 hour drive and after three hours of driving my phone chimes with an email from him saying it was sold this morning.

Man was I pissed.
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