SOB I just bought my new cruze literally 36 days ago and now they offer this....:angry:
Worry too much? No I just choose to make financially smart decisions. Mine probably would of also been in this offer. The build of my car wasn't a typical "popular" one. So most of them sat for a long time.Not quite 20% as there have been other rebates in play already. I'm also not sure if there is any dealer contribution in the 20% i.e. can you still get additional dealer discounts on top of the 20% or is the price (discount) more set like supplier or employee pricing? Does anyone know?
I do agree that some worry too much about getting a rock bottom deal when what is "rock bottom" one month may be something very different the next.
Every comparable used Cruze ECO I found was either as much or more than what I payed for mine brand new and about to be out of the B2B warranty.Financially Smarter decision would be buying a year or two old car, still under warranty. typically a returned lease. in just as good of shape as new, with all of the initial depreciation payed by someone else.
Still way too much. Check this one out, this is from the dealer where I bought my car. I actually considered getting this when my 1st ECO got totaled out.$28,540 every time I seen it out front.
New 2014 Silver Ice Metallic Chevrolet Cruze Sedan Diesel For Sale in Ohio | 1G1P75SZXE7211863
The LTZ are next up with their price being Malibu territory.
Well I live in MI where if you don't buy big 3 you're shunned, so big 3 cars tend to move pretty well. If I could of found an ECO at that mileage and price I would of bought. Although my sticker was like 21,700(I think) after all discounts was like 17,200. Most used ECO's were around 16k lol.They must be hard up to sell Cruzes around here. Bought my '14 2LT Everything except Nav. i believe, 12k miles on it for $14,9 before trade in (sticker was 26,005 New)
Also how the clutch was treated, if the engine was driven hard while cold. There's alot of small factors that just cost you money down the road. I'm very particular about who I buy my vehicles from. Last car I had was form an old couple that put 38k on it in 10 years then sold it back to the dealer they bought it from. Dealer maintained, drove like brand new. Car was great. Put 40k on it in 2 years, sold it and made money on it lol.Leased is still kinda better than loaner/rental. it's the same person beating on it but held to a higher responsibility to at least be able to make it drive back and not be in visibly bad shape. Only major thing I would worry on a lease is if it were ran dexos 1 down to 0%
Not cold start, that's fine. It's driving it hard while cold. I've ridden with many people any they take off and rev to 5k after the engine's been running for like 20 seconds total. I know a few seconds after starting the engine it's good go, but it's not healthy to rev the piss out of a cold engine.like i said above, if youre that worried about it, buy new. cold start? this isn't the 70's man, you dont need to warm anything up. i never do, and havent had any issues. i start it and wait for the oil pressure to come up, by then the RPMs are settling and i go.
I guess I've just seen too many people who treat their leases like complete crap and not like you guys are saying. I'm also just super particular when it comes to certain things haha.I disagree that the majority of people treat their lease vehicles like they don't care. Most people want to make sure their car remains reliable, nice looking, etc. during their term of use and want to avoid being charged for repairs at lease end. Sure, there are always some that don't treat their cars well but that's going to be the case whether it's a leased car or a financed/purchased car.
Lease returns are inspected for visible external (including tires) and internal damage as well as any apparent mechanical/engine/transmission issues. The inspections are typically much more thorough than a dealership trade-in appraisal.
Buying any used car is a risk but I don’t think lease returns are necessarily any worse than customer trade-ins or FSBOs.