GM Rolls Out Red Tag Sale, Chevy Deals


GM’s Red Tag Sale has become a bit of a holiday tradition, usually starting in December. However, the abysmal economy has forced the company to roll out the sale a month early this year. Dealers are instructed to clearly place the price consumers will pay after incentives and other fees have been calculated and deducted on a big, red tag on each vehicle. (The tag’s price excludes factory-to-dealer incentives, as well as other stackable incentives like recent grad cash back, auto show bonus cash, and tax, title and registration fees.)

First up in our list of such incentives is Chevrolet. A variety of incentives (or, to be technical, the Red Tag Sale price) are available on 2008 and 2009 models. A full list is available on GM’s Red Tag Sale page. Even new models like the Chevy Traverse crossover are severely discounted. A selection of available Red Tag pricing deals are listed below, though they may vary depending on what region of the country you’re in: 

  • 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 regular cab 4x4 long-box work truck 
    MSRP: $22,055.00
    Your Price: $17,320.60
  • 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 regular cab 4x4 long-box work truck
    MSRP: $28,535.00
    Your Price: $20,651.04
  • 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 regular cab 4x4 long-box work truck
    MSRP: $30,010.00
    Your Price: $22,015.17
  • 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt coupe LT 1LT
    MSRP: $17,130.00
    Your Price: $15,088.79
  • 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt sedan LT 1LT
    MSRP: $17,130.00
    Your Price: $15,088.79
  • 2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT 1LT
    MSRP: $23,175.00
    Your Price: $21,368.87
  • 2009 Chevrolet Traverse AWD LT 2LT
    MSRP: $36,250.00
    Your Price: $31,864.05
  • 2009 Chevrolet HHR LT 1LT
    MSRP: $21,380.00
    Your Price: $19,651.65
  • 2009 Chevrolet Impala
    MSRP: $25,395.00
    Your Price: $22,748.69
  • 2009 Chevrolet Aveo sedan LT 2LT
    MSRP: $16,025.00
    Your Price: $15,531.33
  • 2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 2WD LT 3LT
    MSRP: $34,340.00
    Your Price: $29,700.16
  • 2009 Chevrolet Corvette coupe 2LT
    MSRP: $50,960.00
    Your Price: $46,228.99
  • 2009 Chevrolet Corvette convertible 2LT
    MSRP: $57,610.00
    Your Price: $52,104.58
  • 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2LZ
    MSRP: $79,490.00
    Your Price: $71,802.65
  • 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe 2WD LT 3LT
    MSRP: $40,835.00
    Your Price: $32,736.93
  • 2008 Chevrolet Equinox AWD LTZ 1LZ
    MSRP: $30,050.00
    Your Price: $26,380.10
  • 2008 Chevrolet Colorado regular cab 4x2 work truck
    MSRP: $15,770.00
    Your Price: $14,789.73
  • 2008 Chevrolet Suburban half-ton 4x4 LT 2LT
    MSRP: $45,295.00
    Your Price: $35,923.82
  • 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche 4x2 LT 3LT
    MSRP: $38,395.00
    Your Price: $30,483.47
By Eamonn Brennan | November 7, 2008 | Comments (23)



Oh, well... If the price makes you buy a car...


I recently test drove the Traverse and Malibu and was disappointed to find that GM still makes low quality interiors. Why do they use low grade hard plastic on the center consoles? It's a shame as everything else I liked about the vehicles. Given the Toyota incentives I think I'll probably end up purchasing a Highlander.

Have you felt the console on a highlander or Camry- they are not much better, lol.



If you dont like hard plastic you shouldnt be buying a Toyota. I have found their recent interiors to be inferior to GM's recent efforts. Have you been in the new corolla? Nothing but hard plastic and cheap touches.

even toyota makes their european cars interiors better, look at the Auris, then the American Corolla!


Last soft dash in a car I had in my 1989 240SX-SE.
Later it got old and dryed out and cracked, just from sunshine. So I am thinking, may be hard platic is better, unless your dash made of leather?


i dont get it by "nice interiors" because every single interior looks to be made of hard plastics and even a bunch of toyotas and hondas i think have horrible interior quality but since they have a honda and toyota name there automatically consideredt "better" i cant find a minivan out there that can out do my windstar and our macanic says hondas 5spd auto trany is just as bad as chrylsers but honda keeps the repair record on the down low so people dont find out about it so really honda just makes an average car


"...i cant find a minivan out there that can out do my windstar and our macanic says hondas 5spd auto trany is just as bad as chrylsers ..."

it is not hard to out do your Windstar. While it is true that Hondas (and not only Oddys) had bad trannys (now they use different ones), it doesn't make Windstar a great van. As a fakt, the Windstar is not a reliable car at all. It had problems with almost any component, from fuel pump, to head gasket, and everything else in between.
Sienna is hands down the most reliable minivan. And Villager/Quest twins were very reliable too from 1999 model year. Odyssey from 2000 were very reliable as well (take away tranny problem). All of these models are easy better then the Windstar.

But your mechanic is right.

The Sienna has actually been a trouble spot for Toyota on the reliability front with quite a number of recalls and non-recalls regarding the front doors and power liftgates.


I must have missed out on the bad lot of Siennas. My 2002 hasn't had any problems - 160K miles and going strong.


Dave T.,

Siennas are not perfect but their issues were few and minor.

Ken L.

Can someone tell me if what's the better deal? The Red Tag Event or Employee Discount + Cash Back?


It's obvious that people who buy cars based on quality buy Japanese or German. Those who buy based on price buy Detroit. GM has been making junk for years and it finally caught up to them. I for one look forward to them going bankrupt. My Chevy Citation and Chevy Monte Carlo were the biggest pos and the dealers rarely honored the warranty. Since then I've bought 8 cars and all of them have been Japanese. Good-bye GM don't let the door hit you in the azz!

You are a dumbass for wishing thousands of people loose their jobs now for some crappy car you bought decades ago!!! The door should hit you in the azz on your way to a new country.


Frank G

The Monte Carlo was produced until 2007 so you don't know what year he was referring too. Now go crawl back into your hole.


It looks like Broq got dope-slapped big-time.


They're advertising 08 silverados for $12,000 -this is an excellent time to buy the truck ranked as best in initial quality. If you pick the right models (saturn, malibu,etc), buying GM is very smart right now.


Just bought my red tag - 08 malibu 1lt - with many options sunroof, remote start, power pedals, power seat, etc
after incentives i paid LESS than 20 k and an additional $500 in gas cards. I traded my corolla and used my $3500 in gm card earnings. In the end I had to finance LESS than 10k! GM is on the ropes - I gave America a second chance to win my business back - now don't let me down!


Funny how everyone talks about GM like its a Detroit company. Have any of you actually seen Detroit lately? GM outsources just like any other car maker. Their cars are cheap looking, inefficient, and unreliable. Its a shame people will lose their jobs but I personally don't want my tax dollars going to bail out an incompetent corporation -- it would be delaying the inevitable. Money would be better spent going directly to those losing jobs. GM deserves to go under and when they do, maybe I'll buy a 3rd car for cheap =)


My wife and I are considering an Equinox. Does anyone have any info regarding lease deals? (Monthly payments, etc) We would like to avoid calling a dealer at this point.

Hey I always wait for this type of sale. I feel one can get a good bargain from such sales.

Consumers can get maximum out from such sales. I feel people should wait for buying things at a cheap rate from these sale.

stop arguing over which make is better: there always be buyers for GM, as well as for M.benz, Honda and even Tata. Thanks god the choice of vehicles today is more than enough and we actually don’t live in info vacuum, so if you don’t like hard plastic go and choose a vehicle with leather dash or visit a car accessories shop and customize your ride!

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