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Infiniti QX4, SUV
#62 of 2167 Want to buy, but is lease an option?
Jul 13, 2000 (10:35 pm)
I'm looking for input from any and all 2001 QX4 owners. My husband and I have our eye on a '01 QX4, 2WD version, with premium package, sunroof, etc., but no GPS. The working price now is $35,350. We originally planned to buy, but have considered the lease option-- however the terms are not amazing: 3 year lease with $1,500 down, $639/month, $22,402 residual value. I live in Houston, TX and am dealing with the same dealership I bought my 1994 Infiniti Q45 from (love the car and the service, which is why we're back considering the SUV). Am I just looking for a price break that isn't there? We are impressed with the vehicle, but the back seats are not the roomiest in the world, but most of the other features we truly like. I appreciate your comments and feedback. Hope you're enjoying your QX4's!
#63 of 2167 Infiniti Lost Sale
Jul 15, 2000 (6:16 pm)
My girlfriend and I went shopping for her new SUV. She was bent on walking off with the QX4 but the salesman was the worst I had ever met. I was going to consider and I30 later this year but was so turned off I have decided not visit an Infiniti lot. Examples 1. He kept referring to it as "My Infiniti." 2. Did not know his standard and option equipment well. 3. I got the impression he did not think she could afford the vehicle. 4. Very conceited attitude and non courteous. 5. We came back from the test drive and immediately another salesperson and customer were inside the vehicle!! I was appalled by this. We went to lunch then test drove a Ford Explorer (Eddie Bauer) back to Infiniti, when he refused to even bargain ("We are a consumer based pricing company.") below MSRP, we drove the Explorer back and drove home with it that day. She bought the Explorer Eddie Bauer for $33K (incld $1500 rebate) with Wood Grain trim, Door and Sunroof wind deflectors added in with no installation cost added. She was also treated with some respect and courtesy. I would consider buying from them except they don't have the car I'm looking for.
#64 of 2167 Bad Sales Experience
Jul 15, 2000 (8:56 pm)
I am sorry to hear about your sales experience. I do not think your experience is necessarily reflective of Infiniti, but simply a broader problem across the automobile sales sector. The Infiniti sales dealer (Infiniti of Lisle) from which I purchased by QX4 was very polite, informed, and overall treated you with respect. They committed to very aggressive deal and delivered what they promised. They are also the largest Midwest dealerships and have a track record of excellent service. There are some dealerships that for some reason or lack of a reason have some really 'bad apples." If you really want the I30, either talk to sales manager and calmly explain to him the reason why you do not intend to ever buy anything from them and will advise others to avoid them, and you will take your business elsewhere. Depending on the caliber of the sales manager, he may offer a deal to keep you happy and to earn your business. However, this may be a short-term solution to a messed-up dealership as presumably you would need service for your I30 at the same dealership with no commitment towards you. There are some bad sales folks across all different brands, but don't let them prevent you from buying an I30 or other vehicle. Find the good dealerships, and let them earn your business. Good luck!
Jul 15, 2000 (9:19 pm)
In Michigan, try Pfeiffer Infiniti. I had a very courteous sales experience.
#66 of 2167 QX4 vs Pathfinder
Jul 17, 2000 (12:30 am)
I am new to this site but not to owning Pathfinders. We have three in the family and they have been outstanding cars except for the lack of engine power especially if you plan to pull some weight on a regular basis.
I have now visited and driven the 2001 QX4 twice in the last week and also the 2001 LE Pathfinder.
While there are absolutely similarites between the two vehicles, for those who have the money, like the looks and "feel" of "added" value or quality that the QX4 has, then it is all in the beholders eye. That is one reason why we all didn't marry the same women!!!
So we can argue the merits back and forth about these cars but I feel that with the upgrade in the engines these year, that it is nice to have a choice between two cars when one considers price, reliability, quality and appearances when compared to the competition.
Also,much of the disagreement in price paid can be due to many factors most of which, in my opinion, is not to deceive anyone but to pass on information based on a honest misunderstanding of the MSRP and the dealers invoice price and the confusion created by the interchanging of those words when one looks at the emails going back and forth.
It is nice to have a site to transfer this knowledge and experience to each other in such a rapid fashion even with the occasional misinformation. Adios!!
#67 of 2167 jadelady01:QX4 Lease Deals
Jul 17, 2000 (3:38 pm)
There should be Lease Deals going on for the QX4, according to this Edmund's Incentive Page. Your dealership might be trying to take you for a ride. I don't think that there would be a price break for a while as the vehicle just came out and seems to be selling well.
Jul 22, 2000 (5:04 pm)
what price for a fully loaded 01 QX4 is on the streets lately? Edmunds TMV for the car jump quite a bit in the last few weeks.
#69 of 2167 we got ours for $34.8 ...
Jul 23, 2000 (12:29 am)
they even thru in gold package and wind deflector.
#70 of 2167 price of qx4-01qx4lover
Jul 23, 2000 (4:15 pm)
Was that $34.8 for the 4x4 and fully loaded? If it was, that was a great price. What part of the country are you in?
#71 of 2167 moose18
Jul 26, 2000 (1:56 am)
I have 1300 miles on my 2wd titanium, beige leather, luxury package, tow, sunroof, deflector. Paid $34,200. last month in San Diego. Few complaints. It does "buck" on I-5. For some reason the road sections seem to be the wrong length for wheelbase? Mine had Michelin tires that may be stiffer than BFG's. Tires were up to 45psi when I left dealer. Dropped to recommended 35. Seems to be lots of stock here. Finance incentives (3.9/4) and $399. lease deals here. Only one dealer, DISCOVERY, with three shops in San Diego. There were no finance deals when I purchased, so I used home equity loan.