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Hello all,

I'm planning to go into the dealer tomorrow to deal on my Cocoa CXL Enclave and am wondering if I can get a better idea of what I'll need to ensure that I'm getting upon getting the vehicle.

In other words, I want to make sure there are no corners being cut by the dealer that I'll have to go back and get. For instance, here are some of the things I can think of off the top of my head...

1) Ensure they have the latest transmission flash on the vehicle.
2) Ensure they don't forget to include the cargo shade and net.
3) Ensure they give me the right keyfob for the remote start package...(BTW, I've been reading and am kind of confused on this matter as I thought we received a remote that had a nice led screen with all the nice data on it in terms of tire pressure, etc. that is shown in the actual Buick brochure, but some are saying that there is a lesser type remote that we get. Which one is it?

Is there anything else that you smart gents and ladies can think of based off of your experiences? Thanks in advance.
 

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3) Ensure they give me the right keyfob for the remote start package...(BTW, I've been reading and am kind of confused on this matter as I thought we received a remote that had a nice led screen with all the nice data on it in terms of tire pressure, etc. that is shown in the actual Buick brochure, but some are saying that there is a lesser type remote that we get. Which one is it?
The LED screen remote is a dealer option. I am not sure if it is available yet or not. The base remote has the standard stuff - lock, unclock, remote start, etc.
 

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The dealers don't really have much control in making sure we get what we suppose to with the vehicles. We just hope when they packaged the vehicle at the plant, they got everything on the packing list. As you'll notice in one of the post, one had a missing wireless headphone and remote, I believe. As far as the flash, I don't know if anyone who has received their vehicle this month can confirm that they have the new program or not. Maybe they can help. Good luck with your purchase and let us know your experience.
 

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The LED screen remote is a dealer option. I am not sure if it is available yet or not. The base remote has the standard stuff - lock, unclock, remote start, etc.
I understand that the base remote has the standard stuff, but it certainly wasn't the remote "advertised" in their brochure. What do you mean by dealer option? That you may upgrade to the fancier remote for $$$? If that's the case, I think the dealer can throw that in given they've made me wait 10 weeks rather than the 3 to 4 weeks stated.

How much is the led remote if it does indeed require extra cash?
 

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Maybe one of our GM/Buick folks can help shed some light on the transmission re-programming that was supposed to be put in place. We were originally told August.

Has this been done yet for Enclaves rolling off the line?

If so, what date did this begin?

It would be nice to know if this is something to have the dealers check before folks pick up their Enclave.
 

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The "fancy" remote is a dealer installed 2-way remote. (pay extra)
 

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man, i didn't get the fancy remote :( ...i guess at my first service, i can get it?

my husband did an EXTENSIVE walk through on the vehicle (don't take their word), not only to learn how to work everything, but to make sure everything is working...the power telescoping steering wheel was not working, so they took it right over to the service department, and had it fixed asap...

good luck!
 

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BTW guys, just out of curiosity, the conquest rebate ought to be applied before taxes correct? I'm pretty sure I'm correct, but just want confirmation.

Also, spoke with the dealer and they said they could not throw the fancy remotes into the deal as they are an accessory and has to be ordered, etc. etc. :angryfire: Ya'd think that they could sweeten the deal as long as they've made me and others wait. Ah well.

Any info on the question above would greatly be appreciated.
 

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I can only tell you that in MN it is applied before taxes. I don't know if other states have different rules.
 

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marzetta7 said:
Hello all,

I'm planning to go into the dealer tomorrow to deal on my Cocoa CXL Enclave and am wondering if I can get a better idea of what I'll need to ensure that I'm getting upon getting the vehicle.

In other words, I want to make sure there are no corners being cut by the dealer that I'll have to go back and get. For instance, here are some of the things I can think of off the top of my head...

1) Ensure they have the latest transmission flash on the vehicle.
2) Ensure they don't forget to include the cargo shade and net.
3) Ensure they give me the right keyfob for the remote start package...(BTW, I've been reading and am kind of confused on this matter as I thought we received a remote that had a nice led screen with all the nice data on it in terms of tire pressure, etc. that is shown in the actual Buick brochure, but some are saying that there is a lesser type remote that we get. Which one is it?

Is there anything else that you smart gents and ladies can think of based off of your experiences? Thanks in advance.

Watch the price!!! My dealer hosed me and I caught him!! (tried to add $700 to price, claiming extras added I didn't authorize!) Paid around MSRP as it was!! (needed a 7 pass car immediately, due to accident!) Don't forget that Buick dealers have been hungry for quite awhile, with so many Americans buying rice-burners, that now when they finally have a homerun, they are trying for the world series, all on one car!! ;) I understand hunger, but don't kill us!
Go slow & good luck!

Anyway, beware as the demand is great............and they know it!!
 

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Thanks for the warning Smokin SRX. I've completed my purchase, and felt I need to inform you guys of the following...

1) GM Supplier pricing, indeed, CANNOT be used in conjunction with the Conquest Cash Rebate. The dealer goofed in telling me this in an email, and thus, they sold me the Enclave CXL I purchased at $300 above invoice minus the $1,000 Conquest Cash Rebate in order to roughly equate the savings I would have seen via the GM Supplier pricing with the rebate. All in all, I felt I got one **** of a deal. Not to mention some of the managers were pissed at the salesman I was working with because they felt they could have made $4,000 off of my car. Hmmph, sucks to be them. ;D

2) Watch out for some extra hidden costs...these include, in my case a $395 "Dealer Preparation" fee, that I guess dealt with ensuring the vehicle was configured correctly--fluids, cleaned, testing correctly, antennae, etc, I believe they refer to this process as "PDI" or something. I couldn't really get this taken off as I understood the necessity of such.

However, there was another hidden cost in the form of "Protection Plus." This dealt with the dealer's action of etching my VIN number into one of the windows in case the vehicle ever got stolen. I didn't ask for this, especially the $295 cost it would cause me, therefore, I made the dealer wave this cost.

3) The Conquest Cash Rebate, in my case, was deducted after taxes. The dealer claimed it is applied like a down payment, thus after taxes,...whatever, didn't make much sense, but I still thought I got a great deal.

Anyhow, this is some of the insight I'd like to give you all in your preparation with the dealer. Good luck! :thumb:
 

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So, if you don't mind, can you tell us how much did it cost out the door. If that's not something you would like to share, I understand.
 

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No, I really don't mind. I paid $36,990.

That's a total out of the door price (taxes, other fees, etc.).

This for a Cocoa Metallic CXL with ebony interior, Ent. Pkg #2, Trailering provision pkg, Driver Confidence pkg, 8 passenger seating, and the cargo shade/net. This normally MSRP's for $37,510--pre tax and fees--but with the taxes and fees it would equate to roughly $40,400.

So, I basically got roughly $3,500 below MSRP. :thumb: I thought that was pretty decent, at least IMO. Anyone else fair any better out of curiousity?
 

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Wow Marzetta7! That is a deal!
Here is our breakdown...

CXL - Platinum with Ebony
Entertainment Package 3
Sun Roofs
Chrome Package w/ 19 inch wheels
Luxury Package
Driver's Confidence Package
Tow Package
Cargo Net

The MSRP was $42,170

Sale Price $36,848 Which included GMS pricing and the CA, TX, FL Chrom Package discount of $1K (-5,322)

Ca Sales Tax $3044 (OUCH)
License Registration $314
Document fee $55
Out of the door total $40,025
 

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You guys are killing me w/ these great deals!!! :banghead: Thank God I love my enclave.........even if I over-paid! It was there when I needed it! All forgiven ;D
 

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Wow Marzetta7! That is a deal!
Here is our breakdown...

CXL - Platinum with Ebony
Entertainment Package 3
Sun Roofs
Chrome Package w/ 19 inch wheels
Luxury Package
Driver's Confidence Package
Tow Package
Cargo Net

The MSRP was $42,170

Sale Price $36,848 Which included GMS pricing and the CA, TX, FL Chrom Package discount of $1K (-5,322)

Ca Sales Tax $3044 (OUCH)
License Registration $314
Document fee $55
Out of the door total $40,025
lisa where do you live cause i live in california also in orange county and our sales tax is only 7.25%
 
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