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Got a LT cloth with nothing added about 3 weeks ago. I paid 32k for the truck.... then i added tax, title, and exteneded warranty.
Here is the break down..... maybe this can help on a new purchase.

$35,595 msrp with destination
$34, 567 invoice from true car
$750 chevy rebate

So thats $1,817 below invoice after the $750 rebate was applied.

Then i traded in my old truck that had a KBB max trade of $1,186.

Thats $631 below invoice.

I think its a good deal.... I hope someone can use this info to beat it.

I also figured dealers hold back at 3% off msrp to be about $1035.
 

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Much cheaper than the same in Canada. Here we have to pay a 13% sale tax plus $100 ac tax plus $400 plus administration fee. The $1795 destination charge is included in the price and this really add up specially the 13% sale tax. Is your colour white. All other colours are extra by at least $500 more. And the pearl colour you dont want to know. Lol.
 

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Much cheaper than the same in Canada. Here we have to pay a 13% sale tax plus $100 ac tax plus $400 plus administration fee. The $1795 destination charge is included in the price and this really add up specially the 13% sale tax. Is your colour white. All other colours are extra by at least $500 more. And the pearl colour you dont want to know. Lol.
All my prices listed are before the government got involved in the cost. Except for the included destination fee which was in the $900 range.
Im in NY so i have to pay 8.625 % sales tax which is probably one of the highest in the country.
The fact that you get charged for different
Colors is BS though.
 

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...All other colours are extra by at least $500 more. And the pearl colour you dont want to know. Lol.
I just checked out the Canadian Chevy site and can't believe they charge extra for those colors...in the States it's only an additional $395 (slightly more than the canadian price) for a couple of colors (red and black currant) and then the pearl is $995 which is also more than the Canadian price after the exchange rate.

Is it like this with all vehicles? I know there are typically some premium colors available here, but for anything outside of white it seems ridiculous for them to charge extra.
 

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are they paints that require special steps/multiple coats?
 

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are they paints that require special steps/multiple coats?
I asked my neighbor about this a few years ago since he's a engineer working in the paint dept at the LDT and LGR plants. He said process is the same, but anything that is tintcoated, has a tinted clear coat that make the base coat pop more. You want to talk paint costs, the cadillac CT6 and the Traverse that both offer a red tint coat paint. They have the same paint code (G7E) on the CT6 is a $995 option, on the Traverse it's a $395 option.
 

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It's a Cadillac . Just the name is more money out of your pockets.
 

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I thought the Tri-coat paints were a different process, hence the reason they call out the Tri-Coat. I think the tri-coat has one extra layer of paint on it besides the Primer, base coat, and clear coat.


But I could be totally off on this.
 

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I thought the Tri-coat paints were a different process, hence the reason they call out the Tri-Coat. I think the tri-coat has one extra layer of paint on it besides the Primer, base coat, and clear coat.


But I could be totally off on this.
Definitely multi coats in addition to primer.......my son has the Tricoat Pearl white on his '16 Malibu same as my '18 Traverse.....a few chips down to the grey primer.......GM touchup paint------shake for10 mins and still won't cover looks like bunch of sparkles in diluted milky snot and the grey primer pokes through.

Only way to touch up small chips is: first coat GM Summit White to cover primer.......second coat GM tri coat Pearl touchup to add sparkles to the finish with exact match.....third coat GM clear coat to add depth and finish. Actually does a very good touchup this way.
 
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