Sunday, October 15, 2006

Call Off the Dogs

We finally purchased a 2nd vehicle, but what was it?
A. 2002 Saturn SL2
B. 84 Jeep CJ-7
C. 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport
D. 2007 Chevy Silverado

Last weekend I noticed an ad for a Smartbuy(lease) purchase on a 2007 Chevy Silverado extended cab: $169 a month for a 3 year lease with $1500 down. I went into our local dealer Tuesday night to see if they could match the deal PLUS I qualify for the GM discount. They gave me a little bit of a run around so I left. Saturday morning I went in at 8:15 and after an hour of waiting I got a much better deal than I was looking for.

D. 2007 Chevy Silverado Extended Cab, Black, 6 cyl, work truck. It's called a work truck because it has rubber floors, manual locks and windows and just an FM radio, but it won't see much work. We've put about 70 miles on it in 2 days and I'm really confident that we did the right thing. For 3 years I have a CHEAP payment, I only put $500 down, and we'll not have out of pocket expenses for 3 years. All told here is how the deal ended up:

$22,300 MSRP
$20,200 Invoice
$19300 GM Employee Pricing
- 2,500 rebate
- 1,000 October bonus rebate
- 700 Smartbuy rebate
- 1000 Bonus certificate my dad had
$14,200 BUY PRICE!

That's over $8000 off retail or about a 40% discount! Once again, I'm frugal, NOT cheap! I bought a full sized Chevy truck cheaper than I could buy a Kia or a Hyundai!

I thank all of my RESOURCEful friends for the rides!

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