Re: GM Certified 2016s
Thanks everyone - the reason I wanted to know what the additional dealer out of pocket costs were for them to make the car officialy GM certified was to better understand how to negotiate that as part of the deal. They had already incurred any expenses related to bringing the car up to spec as it related to the 172 point checklist, but were not advertising the car as being GM Certified. They then shared that it would cost them an additional $500 to officially GM certify it and they wanted to pass that on to me as part of the vehicle price. This was at a Chevy dealership.
In the end I was able to negotiate with them to not add an additional $500 to the price and came home with a GM Certified 2016 Malibu Hybrid with 12,800 miles and the Convenience & Tech package, Driver Confidence package, heated leather, pano sunroof for $21k + taxes & reg fees. I believe this car would have stickered close to $34k a year ago, so I think we did allright. It was purchased at auction in December and was used as a GM Exec vehicle last year.
Getting the GM certification was important to me because it extended the bumper to bumper warranty and also gave us the option to obtain the 0.9% financing that is currently available through GM Financial for GM certified cars only.