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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
#661 of 8191 Bailey
Jan 10, 2001 (8:43 pm)
Ah ha! That's where I remember your name from Yikes, 6 turns lock to lock? And I thought 4 was terrible already Pathfinders have always been know for their reliability, so it's no surprise to me that your truck is still in good conditions. This was the exact reason why two friends of mine bought Pathfinders (albeit MY1998 and MY1999). Heck, in 1996, my parents almost bought one (full-loaded Pathfinder SE) themselves being repeat Nissan owners before they switched over to MB years ago. The part-time 4WD system turned them off though, and they stuck with the AWD car.
No idea about the vanity plate..."Go Jiza"? What?!
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#662 of 8191 drew
Jan 11, 2001 (7:16 am)
Gojira is the Japanese pronunciation of Godzilla. My PF is big Green(Black Emerald, according to Nissan) and it goes ANYWHERE it wants to
#663 of 8191 Tinting Front Windows -- BEWARE!!
Jan 11, 2001 (7:17 am)
Hey, check your state laws before tinting your front windows. Here in MO, it is illegal. I have seen officers pull over some of my friends, and then they won't let them leave until they PEEL the tint off of their front windows. That leaves a big mess on your windows.. Most officers probably won't do that, but it seems that they have the right to make you remove it, if they want to.
Jan 11, 2001 (7:27 am)
I wouldn't worry about it. Most paints are hard enough by the time you get the vehicle to wax (they are actually spray waxed for shipping). Before you start, though, check out: http://www.zainobros.com/
While it is "show car wax", it is fantastic stuff. I've got it on mine, and summer bugs just wipe off (no scrubbing). Washing is much easier too. It lasts longer than "normal" wax as well. I also did the "claybar" treatment, giving the vehicle a "smooth as glass" feel. Only drawback is you will be watching your vehicle more as it is much more desireable (theft). I learned of the stuff from the rx7 list, as they were all going nuts over it.
#665 of 8191 NISSAN PF LE 4WD LEASE DEAL
Jan 11, 2001 (8:53 am)
I have an offer for a 36-month term for a PF LE 4WD with all options (everything) except the navigation system and entertainment system (color: sierra silver). The monthly payment is $561 per month, minimal monies down ($1,845) to drive away, with a 15,000 mile per year allowance. The residual is 57%, my money factor is 5.7% (or .0024, and my buy out (purchase) option amount is $20,606. My negotiated sales price for the vehicle is $31,091, plus sales tax, document and license fees. I think I negotiated a tight deal on the vehicle, but was expecting the monthly lease amount to be lower (I am buying the vehicle in Chicano, IL). Am I getting a good deal? Any help or comments from the group would be most appreciated! I need to make a decision as soon as possible. Thank you.
#666 of 8191 NISSAN PF LE 4WD LEASE DEAL
Jan 11, 2001 (9:19 am)
That's basically what I did (though my dollar figures are more "nose-bleed" as they are Canadian). If you put down a few thousand more, you'll see the monthly payment drop substantially. In Canadian, mine was: vehicle cost- $44,300
down payment - around $10,000 (trade-in)
monthly cost - $510
36 month lease - buyout - $27,000 ($18,000 US)
This was at 6.8% - offered last summer.
It's a 2001 LE equipped like yours. My money has been earning well over 15% in mutual funds so why should I use it? My bank manager said do the lease, as they couldn't touch the rate.
The dealer finance guy should be able to show you in a few minutes how each $1000 extra down affects the monthly payments. If he hesitates, find a "real" dealer. Mine was happy to help me.
#667 of 8191 confused over payment on lease
Jan 11, 2001 (9:49 am)
in April 2000, I leased a 01 PF LE 4x4. 3yr/36k money factor .0305 (as I recall). Final vehicle price was 31300. I put no money down and my payment is only 466/mo. Does the 3-4% lower residual listed above (58% compared to my 62%) make that much difference?
#668 of 8191 RE: confused over payment on lease
Jan 11, 2001 (9:57 am)
4% of 31K is about $1200 and change. Yea, every grand makes a difference.
I did something foolish when we leased our '97 PF, I paid the taxes upfront. Lowered my lease payment by at $50 a month. I say foolish because in hindsight if the car was totaled during the lease, I'd be out the tax money I paid upfront. GAP insurance would take care of the rest.
#669 of 8191 re: Path LE lease cost
Jan 11, 2001 (11:43 am)
That pmt sure sounds high to me. Here's what my magic lease calculator says:
Sell price: 31091
Term: 36 mos
Cap cost reduction: 0 (because I don't know how much of the down pmt is for this)
Money factor: 0.0024 (5.7%)
Equals a monthly pmt (before taxes) of $415.32. That's a big difference from $561! I think you want to look at this closer, not that I would ever doubt the word of a car salesman....
But also, my loan calculator says that you could go to Canada to buy a Path LE AWD and with nothing down, pay it off COMPLETELY in 60 months for $558 a month. (Assuming 7% interest, purchase price of $28,200).
#670 of 8191 Drew: rallying
Jan 11, 2001 (12:39 pm)
How do you keep up with the Dakar and rallying in general? I caught an odd ESPN2 rally some years back and have been very interested ever since. Unfortunately, if it doesn't have a carburetor and predominantly make left turns, it doesn't get good ratings in the good ole US of A. What's your secret?