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#5229 of 8191 2002 LE pricing
Jun 04, 2002 (5:08 pm)
MKAPAD1, I bought my 2002 Pathfinder LE on May 20th.The truck is fully loaded with every available option except the navigation and entertainment pkg. The sticker was $35,002.00. I paid 31,041.00 which included the $1000.00 rebate Nissan was offering at the time. I also got 3.9% financing for 60 months. You can check this site to see if Nissan is offering any rebates and/or special financing. From what i heard you should be able to get a Pathfinder for around invoice.
#5230 of 8191 Wheel Balancing Weights
Jun 05, 2002 (5:23 am)
marks1970, wheels can be balanced perfectly with all weights on the inside surface. With the large offsets of most wheels today, it is actually better to place weights on the inside surfaces. Yes, appearance is a consideration, as is the fact that the weights are less apt to be accidentally dislodged there. To answer your question, NO, you aren't sacrificing shimmying for looks.
#5231 of 8191 brisoup:cash back + 3.9%
Jun 05, 2002 (9:13 am)
I though you could only get one or the other. did you negotiate this into the deal? If so, good job, then.
#5232 of 8191 Re:Wheel Balancing Weights
Jun 05, 2002 (9:47 am)
On the wheel weight note. I had to have one of my wheels redone due to NTB not taking off the weight before using the tire removal machine. It caused a nice scrap around the rim, lucky for me I noticed it when I picked it up. The clerk tried to tell me it was like that but I demanded a mgr and he knew right away it was his fault. To their credit NTB did pay to have it the wheel completely redone from a local shop. The guy did a great job and put the weight on the inside of the wheel.
He said he redoes wheels all the time due to the outside weights damaging the outside surface. He thought NTB will use inside weights if requested (haven't verified this). He also told me he does wheels from various tire shops like NTB and also car washes! He said it was apparently cheaper for a particular car wash to pay him when people noticed the damage than it was to fix the problem!
Why do why auto makers use outside ones when they will surely damage the wheel. Are they saving that much money?
#5233 of 8191 Nissan Pathfinder LE vs Infiniti QX4
Jun 05, 2002 (9:54 am)
I am looking to purchase one of those two. I know they are just about the same but I am not sure. Should I go for the better warranty and a couple extra bells and whistles? Or stick with the Nissan Pathy?
Any input will be appreciated
#5234 of 8191 Wheel balancing weights
Jun 05, 2002 (11:11 am)
ggombos- I'm not familiar with the tire store called "NTB". In northern CA, I have bought tires at WheelWorks and America's Discount Tire Co.
The particular style of wheel I have (5-spoke aluminum alloy) does not have an outer lip on which weights can be attached. Most steel wheels have a lip on the outside and inside, so the clip-on lead weights can be attached easily. On my wheels, they use clip-on lead weights for the inboard lip, and adhesive weights stuck onto the inner circumference of the wheel near to the outside edge.
Perhaps you don't see many newer vehicles with outside weights because they either didn't need them or they use adhesive weights.
Click this link to read more about tire balancing. It's especially important to recognize that the infamous wheel shimmy on the Pathfinder can be caused by improper tire balancing.
#5235 of 8191 Re: Nissan Pathfinder LE vs Infiniti QX4
Jun 05, 2002 (11:13 am)
Negotiate your best price on both, calculate the price difference and weigh that off against the upgrades you receive on the QX4. The cosmetic differences (as well as warranty and service experience) are significant enough to do the analysis, but it ends up being a personal decision (similar to choosing the PF LE over the PF SE or XE). I didn't feel it was worth the difference when I did my math, and besides, I felt the PF LE was enough luxury for an SUV.
#5236 of 8191 2002 LE pricing :brisoup
Jun 05, 2002 (11:48 am)
I am assuming that you paid 31K + tax etc... Since the $1000 rebate is after the tax + tag + price?
Also how did you manage ot get both cash rebate + 3.9% financing?
#5237 of 8191 Re: Wheel balancing weights
Jun 05, 2002 (1:12 pm)
I just spent $700 for 4 Michellin Cross Terrain SUV tires from America's Tire Company (Discount Tire Company), and they shimmy just as much as my Bridgestone's did! I had them place the balancing weights on the inside, so what do they need to do differently to get the shimmying to stop? Its really ticking me off because for the type of money I spent on them, they should be perfect. I don't want to put them on the outside, because I was doing that in the past and now my rims are scratched up on some spots. Help!
Jun 05, 2002 (4:25 pm)
The $31,041.00 I paid for the Pathfinder LE was before tax,tag,etc...Nissan was offering 3.9% and 1000.00 cash back until 6/1/02.I learned this from this site.I went to a high volume Nissan dealer and the salesman imediatly acknowledged this.Basically he gave me the truck for almost $50.00 over invoice and applied the $1000.00 cash back to the balance. But I had a 2 year old loaded Explorer Sport which I only got $15,600.00 for. They put it on the lot for $19,300.00. So in the end they did make out on the deal.I also had to chose from dealer stock in order to take advantage of the rebate and financing.