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#151 of 8191 To all 96-98 ownwers
Dec 12, 2000 (6:05 pm)
I own a 97 SE it has 56k on it
A while back, over a year by now I got a service campaign bulletin from Nissan
regarding " a miner noise involving the exhaust manifold, and/or corrosion/rattles involving the main muffler and post muffler assembly"
The bulletin goes on to say the the warranty on the exhaust manifold is extended to 100 months /100k and main muffler and post muffleer assembly extended to 60 months/60k
At the time I did not have any of these problems so I just filed it away
Since then the heat shield on the muffler has corroded and now vibrates against body sheet metal, so I plan on using this bulletin to get it fixed by Nissan
The bulletin does reference "some 1996-1998 Pathfinders"
So everyone with those years should check their mufflers for corrosion
Hopefully your still covered under the extended warranty
My warranty ran out at 36k so I'm glad I remembered the bulletin
I changed my Bridgestone Dueler HT's at 50k
Replaced them with Dueler HL's so for so good
The HL's are better in the rain and somewhat quieter
The truck has been great my third Pathfinder ( 87',92',97')
I have been told I will need front struts soon as well as brakes
which are making some horrendous noises
Can't wait to get an 01' or 02'
I will post my experience with muffler fix
#152 of 8191 re: (scraff)
Dec 12, 2000 (6:24 pm)
Sure, I'm all for working on a better price anytime. Another few hundred dollars is always nice. They do have the 3% holdback to work with. I can't get a good feel for the out-the-door price because I don't know what your tax or reg costs are.
Just be sure to understand right away if they are going to hit you with some baloney doc or advertising fees. No matter what they say these are just profit builders.
But then again I'm out of practice since I bought my PF in 5 minutes on the phone from Canada. No phoney fees either.
#153 of 8191 re: (scraff) - posts 144, 158 - Quoted price seems too high.
Dec 12, 2000 (7:32 pm)
The price you were quoted by the dealer seems too high. The invoice price for the LE and all the options that you selected is as follows:
LE AWD - Bronzed Gray $28,910
floor mats 58
body side molding 73
limited slip 216
splash guards ~50
Invoice + options $29,345
At $30, 990 quoted price you would be paying approximately $1,645 over invoice before tax, tags, destination charge and any other fees.
I believe many people are buying their Pathfinders at couple hundred dollars over invoice. I have also seen dealer ads in the newspaper advertising loaded LEs (less Nav and Entertainment) for $3,500 under MSRP, which would put it at $154 under invoice.
I would try to negotiate a better deal. Good luck.
#154 of 8191 re: (scraff) LE price
Dec 12, 2000 (7:52 pm)
Thanks marger, I completely missed that scraff did not mention leather seats in his list. Yes, that price is WAY too high if it has no leather!!
Now on the other hand with leather the invoice goes up another $1734 and it would have been a pretty good deal.
Sorry again. I'm getting so used to pricing the Canadian LE's that come standard with leather.
#155 of 8191 Help Mr. Scraffy with the new PF
Dec 12, 2000 (8:21 pm)
Its an LE AWD with Leather and all the other trimmings I mentioned earlier. After further research, learning about the 3% dealer holdback, I gotta be able to do better then that initial price. Looks they are working me on an $1100 profit the way I figure. Am I wrong? Crazy in the head?? Someone slap me!
Dec 12, 2000 (8:24 pm)
oh.....tax is 5% and tags are $130. So I'm looking at $31,510 w / o tax and tags. Wish Canada was closer to Maryland!
#157 of 8191 Cnadian deal
Dec 12, 2000 (8:46 pm)
The canadian deal really looks good. Does it also apply to used cars?
#158 of 8191 re: LE price
Dec 12, 2000 (9:28 pm)
In my experiences dealers usually start to whine big time when you talk about cutting into their holdback. I say, so what! Negotiate them down as hard as possible. But get the other fees outta their first so they don't try to get more money from you later.
And so what that Maryland isn't right next door to Canada? I know TWO people from Maryland that have gone to Toronto and driven home to save a few thousand. $225 for a plane ticket, and a day to drive back.
#159 of 8191 re: Canadian deal
Dec 12, 2000 (9:37 pm)
Saving money from Canada can also apply to used cars, but it's not so easy. With a new car, you have a fixed item. Make a deal on the phone in a couple minutes. But don't you really want to see a used item first? Much more difficult to establish condition and price.
My opinion is to go for the new, know what you are getting, and save the big bucks too. But I realize that not everyone may have the budget for this.
I see '99 Pathfinders in the paper all the time for about the same price as a new 2001 from Canada!
#160 of 8191 Sorry about the typo in previous post. Should be #161, not 165.
Dec 12, 2000 (10:27 pm)
Sorry about the typo. Previous post should have read re:#161, not 165.