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    Newbie here and an SRX waiter (first Cadillac ever)

    Hi: I'm a Porsche guy but don't like the Cayenne at all. Going for an SRX. Got the $1500 off w/o asking, but can I get more?..and what do I have to watch out for in terms of quality?

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    Re: Newbie here and an SRX waiter (first Cadillac ever)

    Welcome to the forum. Id bet you can get a few k more off...I wouldnt worry about quality too much. Cadillac has made great strides in that area, based on recent JD Power surveys and the SRX is made in the award winning Grand River plant alongside the CTS

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    Re: Newbie here and an SRX waiter (first Cadillac ever)

    I don't remember where I read or heard it, but I understand that Cadillac dealers are dealing on the V8 SRXs. Oh, and welcome!

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    Re: Newbie here and an SRX waiter (first Cadillac ever)

    doncapecod,

    Welcome! I'm also in the process of purchasing an SRX (V8). If you're getting a V8, I bet you could work your way down even more; from what I understand Cadillac underestimated the demand for the V6 and produced too high a ratio of V8's in early production.

    As far as the quality, many of the components are shared with the CTS which has received high marks for quality. Per J.D. Power, Cadillac scores are well above industry average in terms of vehicle dependabilty:

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    Well, I did it... Mooonstone/Neutral, V6AWD, Performance Pkg, Moonroof, Nav, 3rd row delete in favor of "compartment storage system," (Couldn't talk wife into V8) ....but then again, I'm not driving it. Only got 2500 off 'cause they had to order it, but what's money when you can satisfy your wife.

    I keep thinking of that V8 tho but then again when I get the "need for speed" I can always relieve myself with mine!
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    Re: Newbie here and an SRX waiter (first Cadillac ever)

    Quote Originally Posted by doncapecod
    Hi: I'm a Porsche guy but don't like the Cayenne at all. Going for an SRX. Got the $1500 off w/o asking, but can I get more?..and what do I have to watch out for in terms of quality?
    Right now you can buy them $150 over invoice, go to edmunds.com to find out invoice cost plus the extra $1500 rebate off.

    If you do have GM credit card, you can get points and use them. I have an old GM credit card which i accmulate $4500.

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    Re: Newbie here and an SRX waiter (first Cadillac ever)

    Regarding invoice price, we're currently in the process of purchasing an SRX and the dealer has agreed to a price of $500 over invoice (this was negotiated by my bank with the fleet manager). Its for a V8; I understand that dealers are more ready to negotiate on these models vs. the V6 version.

    Only problem is that the dealer's stated invoice price is about $950 over what I've found on the various internet sites I've looked at, and the invoice price my bank has. The dealer is going to show us their invoice info next week (the car is a new order) so we can see how their figures add up. This dealer has been great to work with so far (one of the best we've found in the L.A. area).

    Does anyone know how the various internet sites (Edmunds, Yahoo, etc.) arrive at invoice prices for vehicles/options?


    p.s. about a month ago, we took an SRX for a 24-hr test drive and WOW, what a nice driving vehicle (especially considering how much stuff it can hold/utility). Also, the GM card is great, giving 5% back on charges; too bad the limit you can apply towards the SRX and XLR is only $1,000...

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    Re: Newbie here and an SRX waiter (first Cadillac ever)

    Quote Originally Posted by beers
    Regarding invoice price, we're currently in the process of purchasing an SRX and the dealer has agreed to a price of $500 over invoice (this was negotiated by my bank with the fleet manager). Its for a V8; I understand that dealers are more ready to negotiate on these models vs. the V6 version.

    Only problem is that the dealer's stated invoice price is about $950 over what I've found on the various internet sites I've looked at, and the invoice price my bank has. The dealer is going to show us their invoice info next week (the car is a new order) so we can see how their figures add up. This dealer has been great to work with so far (one of the best we've found in the L.A. area).

    Does anyone know how the various internet sites (Edmunds, Yahoo, etc.) arrive at invoice prices for vehicles/options?


    p.s. about a month ago, we took an SRX for a 24-hr test drive and WOW, what a nice driving vehicle (especially considering how much stuff it can hold/utility). Also, the GM card is great, giving 5% back on charges; too bad the limit you can apply towards the SRX and XLR is only $1,000...
    Go to WWW.CARBUYINGTIPS.COM and use their invoice price spreadsheet, fascinating site. What most dealers quote you as an "invoice" price is actually no where close to what they own it for...

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