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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-25-2011, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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Dealer Bluetooth Mistake

Today I negotiated a deal over the phone for a 2009 G8 GT with an out of state dealership. During the negotiations they told me the car had bluetooth, after some research tonight I found out it does not.

The deal is not closed, as I cannot get to the car until this weekend. The price for the car was based on the options the dealer told me the car had. I still like the car, but I feel the price should be adjusted down to account for the lack of this option.

What do you guys think would be an acceptable adjustment for them to make, whether it be off the cost of the car, or by throwing something else in, like a spare tire/rim for example? Remember, they are out of state so free oil changes aren't going to cut it!

Looking forward to the feedback...

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-25-2011, 09:12 PM
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Well.. none of the G8's prior to 2009.5 model had bluetooth, despite being advertised as such by GM.


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A couple hundred, I'd say. $250 at the most. Since it was never an option - only a standard feature from 09.5 on - there isn't much to go on.

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good luck getting it for $250
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False info? Re-negotiate the deal. I'd want another $500 off minimum.



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Ask for $1K off the price and settle for $500.

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good luck getting it for $250
I think he meant $250 off the selling price. You're right though finding a VCIM and having Chris White reprogram it will be considerably more than $250.

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Why not have the dealer swap out the module for one with bluetooth?

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Thanks guys, for all the feedback... in the end they would only come down another 200... oh well, I tried HARD! In the end I can live without that option, the roof (along with the SBM color) was the option I had to have most.
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Check out some local 2009 GT's. I saw some listed that weren't bad.

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Thanks, I just bagged one, went to Minnesota to get it. I was very picky about what I wanted, I got it, but I had to pay for it!

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Thanks man, I was never I love with a front end like the 70-73 TA until I saw the G8, then I was hooked all over again.

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Thanks man, I was never I love with a front end like the 70-73 TA until I saw the G8, then I was hooked all over again.
Congrats on the G8, now where are the pics!

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Thanks, I just bagged one, went to Minnesota to get it. I was very picky about what I wanted, I got it, but I had to pay for it!
Where at here in Minny?


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McCarthy's Auto World, they're a GM dealer in Coon Rapids...

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FWIW, every dealer I've been talking with claim that the car has bluetooth. I've looked at 5-6 cars, none of them were 09.5s.

Glad you got the price reduced a bit. It was probably an honest mistake by the dealer.
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I don't know about the 08's but the 09's have directions in the manual for BlueTooth even though they don't have one.

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At least $400.00 to get a module and have it reprogrammed. Then again, On Star is offering On Star Hands Free calling for $10.00/month unlimited minutes. Equals 40 months. Not a bad deal.

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Congrats!

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McCarthy's Auto World, they're a GM dealer in Coon Rapids...
Damn...another defection from MN. Hope the Vikings aren't next...

Congrats on the color, I've only seen a few in person and it's beautiful. I love my PBM, but the SBM was my first choice. I was stalking one down at a dealer in Red Wing last summer, but it was scooped up about a month before I got in the market...thought you might have been the lucky one until I read the date of your original post.

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