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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
#7470 of 8189 Re: 2004 Pathfinder SE 4x4 Price [p_oh #7467]
Jun 17, 2004 (5:28 pm)
Buy it. . .now.
I'm ashamed to tell you what I paid for an '04 SE 4x4 back in December, relative to the deal you appear to have worked out.
I was a couple percent over invoice, including a $1000 rebate and figuring in the holdback, but I was nowhere near the price you're talking about.
We've taken it on several pretty gnarly trails and are absolutely satisfied with the vehicle. I've driven two other Nissan products well into six digits (mileage), so am looking forward to years and years of service from this one.
#7471 of 8189 Thanks for the Input
Jun 17, 2004 (6:10 pm)
Your right...being too analytical. I really like the vehicle and the price is right..great forum btw - looking forward to contributing.
#7472 of 8189 Re: 2004 Pathfinder SE 4x4 Price [p_oh #7467]
Jun 17, 2004 (6:48 pm)
While all markets are different, California Dealers seem to put a premium on AWD or 4 wheel drive vehicles. Audi Quattros , for example, are almost impossible to find. My guess is that you can do better. Remember that in addition to the $3,250 discount direct from Nissan, he receives 2% of the MSRP from Nissan as holdback, and an additional 1% for floor planning allowance totaling 3% of MSRP that he doesn't tell you about. For your vehicle that amounts to $918.60 in the dealer's pocket worst case if he sells at invoice for a model soon to be discontinued.
You might want to try an out of California dealer if you can. $6k off invoice is market in southeast Texas although most stock is 4x2 (pretty flat there). Coloradao dealers, by way of comparison keep 4x4's as majority or total stock.
Keep in mind that with the new (ugh!!) Armada Jr. redesign for '05, the '04's now are lame ducks for dealers (even though in my opinion they look much better). If you can't get about $6k off now, try waiting until Sept. or Oct. when dealers become even more desparate to dump '04's as the '05's arrive. Another option is the "Fax Attack" strategy. Get the fax numbers for all the Nissan dealers that you would be willing to travel to and fax to the Sales or Fleet Manager a "Request For Quote" on the model you want. Be specific with your options. You will likely receive a faxed response from the majorty of them with a price, and then you can start negotiating with them over the phone without having to step foot in the dealership until you have negotiated the deal you want. Pit one dealer against the other until you reach bottom. You will find it fairly quickly in my opinion. Good luck regardless of what you choose to do and let us know how it works out for you.
#7473 of 8189 2004 Pathfinder
Jun 20, 2004 (6:01 am)
Just purchased my SE three days ago....couldn't be happier....got a deal I was comfortable with $200 over invoice less the rebate - in Cleveland Ohio.
Spent several months comparing the 4Runner and the Pathfinder - the 4Runner just wasn't as comfortable and the local Toyota dealers weren't cooperative with my 2000 Maxima trade...almost like it was beneath them to deal on a Nissan.
The Pathfinder is much more comfortable with a more attractive dash and it handles great. Smoother transmission than any other SUV that I test drove.
I almost wonder why I spent so much time deciding....but it was worth the wait (especially with the rebate!!!!)
#7474 of 8189 Tips/Info on '99s?
Jun 20, 2004 (9:27 am)
I'm about to purchase a 1999 Pathfinder XE from my aunt, 70k miles, well maintained. Not familiar at all with the Pathfinder, my parents have a Quest that they love. Any common problems, recalls, etc that I should expect from this year model, or the Pathfinder in general?
Any help is appreciated, and thanks.
#7475 of 8189 E-Mail around for Prices...
Jun 21, 2004 (2:37 pm)
Much cheaper than faxes...And seems everyone has them...
#7476 of 8189 Fuel Grade
Jun 27, 2004 (7:40 am)
Recently I found the same as some early post said that higher octane gas gives lower MPG. I use 87 the most, and my driving pattern is pretty much the same everyday. One tank ago I used 91 just for fun. It was not by much but I could easily tell I got lower MPG. This tank is 87 again and is still about half full, and I already see MPG is up again...
Jun 28, 2004 (5:38 pm)
I have been looking at 04 PF's and would get an LE but I just can't get passed looking at the fake wood trim on the interior every time I get in the truck, sorry its just not my taste.
So my question is has anybody every cover it with something else or removed it ? I know I can get an SE but dealer is offering an LE the way I want it and my only real objection is the fake trim. Any ideas.
I have researched trim kits but they have 50+ pieces and are stick ons and don't think they would last. Anybody have any experience with these kits?
Thanks in advance
#7478 of 8189 Re: LE fake wood
Jun 28, 2004 (5:45 pm)
I'm not sure if getting QX4's real wood pieces is a good idea. I saw many stick-on wood pieces, and the best I could say is they are not good enough. I can easily see some gaps, or they are elevated too much...
#7479 of 8189 Re: LE fake wood [sevencycles2 #7477]
Jun 28, 2004 (5:52 pm)
you can always get a trip package like carbon fiber, or solid plastic...go to an auto customizing shop..they should have tons of the stuff around.