Originally Posted by gx460
Alright guys i got them to replace it after talking to the GM. They said they don't have 2010 anymore so they will swap it with a 2011 but said i will have to pay a difference in price cause of price increase on the 2011 and being a 2011 that i will have to a little more. So how much you guys think i should accept on paying them? I am only willing to pay $1000 max. for the exchange difference. What do you guys think? Please give me your opinion ASAP.
Let me be sure I understand this correctly. You bought a new 2010 GX 460, had the use of the vehicle other than for the time it was in for service and now you are doing a trade-in on a new 2011 GX 460.
I realize you had problems with your 2010, which your dealer did not resolve, but which is the more valuable choice?
1. A used 2010 with problems that could eventually be made right if you persist, or
2. A new 2011?
Quite frankly, I would jump at the second choice ... and for a lot more than $1,000!
Maybe a better question to ask is what is the trade-in difference on a used 2010 for a new 2011, assuming there are no problems? I imagine it is a lot more than $1,000, right? Has anyone already done that and how much did it cost them?
The way I view this transaction is that the dealer is offering you a "screaming deal" on a trade-in for a newer vehicle in consideration of your troubles. You are bargaining from a position of strength ... the dealer concedes your problems and there are no more 2010's to be had. Don't lose this deal over a trivial amount of money!
P.S. The "price increase" claimed by your dealer is an illusion ... the real difference between the two vehicles is the model year and you are trading a used vehicle for a new vehicle ... and the dealer is asking only $1,000!
P.P.S. There are situations where you can reasonably expect a "zero cost" exchange of a used vehicle for a new vehicle. It happened to us as explained here: