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First new car advice

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Please do not buy a Chevy Spark unless you hate life
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I would avoid American cars like a plague especially at that sub compact entry level. Go for a Toyota, Honda or Nissan instead
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ottofly wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 4:05 pm
Getting a new loaded Spark is not being frugal at all. A real frugal buyer would pick up a new 2016 base manual Spark for $8995/PDI included plus tax. And if you don't drive manual, a frugal buyer would have learned that long ago. There are still a few of these new 2016's left in QC
Thanks for the great advice. That's what I did today. I found only 9995$ and I was able to deal 9795$ with no fees. Where have you find 8995$?
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belorage wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 10:21 pm
Thanks for the great advice. That's what I did today. I found only 9995$ and I was able to deal 9795$ with no fees. Where have you find 8995$?
That price should be for a 2017. There are still some 2016 around. Call a few dealers, Gravel has several in stock, so does Barnabe, Le Relais has, Boisvert in Blainville too. Show them the adds below, and aim for them to beat that price by a few hundred if you can. And ignore the naysayers here, I spent a morning with a CVT model, it was solid. I would imagine the 5 speed would be even better, but still test drive it before you sign.

http://wwwb.autohebdo.net/a/Chevrolet/S ... po=ShowCPO

http://wwwb.autohebdo.net/a/Chevrolet/S ... up=1_15_43

http://wwwb.autohebdo.net/a/Chevrolet/S ... up=3_15_43
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belorage wrote:
Mar 19th, 2017 1:31 am
Me and my husband are buying our first new car after driving old junker for years. We are very frugal.
We are thinking about the 2017 Chevrolet Spark LT CVT 16,995$. Not the most reliable car but very cheap and we could pay it fast on our budget.
We are thinking of buying it over 48 months with a 0.99% interest rate.
We are getting a 750$ rebate because of the auto salon rebate and 500$ because of a student rebate. My husband also had the account fees of 399$ waved.

We are also looking at the Honda Fit, a vehicle that seems more practical and reliable but we cannot pay it in 48 months and we could not get a better price than the MSRP.

Is it true you can't really negotiate a new car in this category? Would it make more sense to lease?

Thank you for your advice
Do not buy that spark! You can get a cruze for the same price. Because of current promos at GM you can often lease a cruze and then buy it out for a lower total cost than if you financed it from the beginning
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You can easily find a well maintained or a certified pre-owned 2014 Toyota Corolla LE (automatic) within your budget.
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If you like mediocre cars and are emotionally attached to the spark by all means go for the spark, otherwise listen to all the people here suggesting not to get it. There's a handful of better new cars and a plethora of used cars that are going to be infinitely times better for the price.
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May 24, 2015
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Westmount, QC
ottofly wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 10:36 pm
That price should be for a 2017. There are still some 2016 around. Call a few dealers, Gravel has several in stock, so does Barnabe, Le Relais has, Boisvert in Blainville too. Show them the adds below, and aim for them to beat that price by a few hundred if you can. And ignore the naysayers here, I spent a morning with a CVT model, it was solid. I would imagine the 5 speed would be even better, but still test drive it before you sign.

http://wwwb.autohebdo.net/a/Chevrolet/S ... po=ShowCPO

http://wwwb.autohebdo.net/a/Chevrolet/S ... up=1_15_43

http://wwwb.autohebdo.net/a/Chevrolet/S ... up=3_15_43
Thanks for your help and your recommendation. This is for a second vehicule. We don't really care about confort or extreme long time reliability. Cars nowadays don't really break except for interior plastic under 200k km. It will be rusted before it break down.

Tried everywhere the best I could negotiate is 8995$ with "reduced" dealers fees to 269$ instead of 499$

So all in 9264$ is the best I've found in the area. You think that's the best I can get?

Thanks again for your help.
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belorage wrote:
Mar 21st, 2017 10:25 am
Thanks for your help and your recommendation. This is for a second vehicule. We don't really care about confort or extreme long time reliability. Cars nowadays don't really break except for interior plastic under 200k km. It will be rusted before it break down.

Tried everywhere the best I could negotiate is 8995$ with "reduced" dealers fees to 269$ instead of 499$

So all in 9264$ is the best I've found in the area. You think that's the best I can get?

Thanks again for your help.
That's not too bad. It's a heck of a price for a new car. Not to drag this out forever as I assume you do want the car, I would call (visit preferably if it's not out of the way) one of the dealers and tell (or drop a credit card or cash deposit) them you'll sign the deal on the spot @ $8995.

Another thing you can try is to ask the dealer that gave you the $9264 quote for some extras, (floor mats, winter tires or discounted winter tires, etc..) or to extend the warranty date to start on delivery date as the 2016 would already be 'in service' meaning the warranty clock has already started ticking.

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