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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
Jun 25, 2003 (6:22 pm)
At that price, have you also looked at the G35 Sedan? According to my neighbor who is in the market, the Acura TLS w/ navigation is being sold near invoice ($31k+/-), the G35 Sedan (nav & premium) at $1,000 over invoice ($32.5k), here in the DC area. They ruled out the 2004 Maxima primarily because they could get over the mental hurdle that - at $31k+ for the SL w/ Journey & sunroof - the 2004 Maxima is over $7,000 more than what the outgoing 2003 GLE was going for.
There are a lot of choices in the $32k+/- price range. Remind your Nissan dealer of that.
Jun 25, 2003 (10:17 pm)
Im still wondering until now why Nissan dealers havent started lowering the price for the new Maxima yet, looking at its market, since as far as i know theyre not too popular due to its price.
Right now the best deal i can get is $600 over invoice ( the dealer was kinda shocked when i remind them about the 3% dealer holdback ), seems like they wanted to sell it for much more), which the total is $29k incl 7.9% tax and fees.
But at the same time Acura TL-S is offered for $31k incl tax and fees, i dunno which one is the better deal, since somehow the cars prices are getting more and more comepetitive to each other.
Oh and i also heard the Maximas factory got hailstormed, and they lost over 180 cars, is that true? ( havent been following the news for a while )
Jun 26, 2003 (6:02 am)
It's been a few months, but I want to say I got my 03 SE with roof and titanium pkg for roughly $24.5k OTD. I could be wrong though, I'd have to check my contract again for an exact number.
I'm not surprised at all the new Maxes aren't selling well. Heck, if I had $30k to spend on a car I'd get a G35 or '04 CTS!
Jun 26, 2003 (9:08 am)
You may also be able to rent a Maxima from National or Hertz. National considered it a full size car the last time I rented about 18 months ago.
Jun 26, 2003 (12:54 pm)
Here in southern Connecticut you cannot get these things. Sticker or walk. Cars on the ground are odd equipmment/color combos. One thing the car has going for it over the G35 is ROOM behind the wheel. As far as what is a better deal between the new Maxima nad the outgoing TL? Why don't you let the seat of your pants decide. Who cares about the numbers if you don't like the car.
Jun 26, 2003 (1:15 pm)
Wow dont get me wrong, I personally like the car a lot if youve read my previous postings. Im just trying to get the best deal out there, just to make it worth the money, and not ending up w/ poor resale value
Jun 26, 2003 (1:17 pm)
My husband wants to know how all the folks in Maryland are getting great deals on the cars. Our experience here has been the sticker price or leave. We started out look at the G35 and they wouldn't budge. We visited a 2nd dealer and the sales guy said "we're only making 1000 on this deal" .. That was not true... We walked. Then we decided let's view the Maxima. We drove it and were sold on it. I don't know what we'll end up with considering the market. We have also test driven the Acura TL-S but I don't remember much about that car.
We'll keep searching...WE do have ONE internet dealer out of Dallas who is willing to wheel and deal...
#7069 of 8984 Lazette - MD prices
Jun 26, 2003 (1:51 pm)
Try CarMax - White Marsh - just north of Baltimore
Also Sheehy in Annapolis will deal.
#7070 of 8984 Lazette
Jun 26, 2003 (4:53 pm)
I recently purchased an 04 Max after also considering the G35 and Acura TLS. I'm in the DFW area and if you're still interested in the G35, the Infiniti internet dealer in Dallas is the way to go. I actually talked to him at Grubbs Infiniti, took a test drive and got a written quote on a G35 sedan without any hassle as they had over 40 sedans on the lot. I decided to go with the Max for a variety of reasons, but I still went through the internet rep at a local dealer. To narrow your search, try the Nissan web site as it has a vehicle search function so you can find a dealer that has a car equipped the way you want it. Many dealers now have internet reps who you can work with without setting foot on the lot until the time of purchase. Some, like the Infiniti dealer above will even ship you the car for a fee. You should be able to find what you want without paying anywhere near MSRP. Good luck with your search.
#7071 of 8984 finding a good deal on your new car
Jun 26, 2003 (6:30 pm)
It really does not matter that much what state you are in. You can find a good deal just about anywhere if you are patient and persistent. One problem with buying a new car today is that if you have a trade in, it usually is a no win situation. I bought a lot of new cars in my life but I have never seen it as bad as now. Most dealers will give you a large discount on a new car while attempting to literally steal your trade by shamelessly offering you ridiculously low price for it, and claiming that your car will go to an auction or will be sold to a small used car dealer immediately. However, there are dealers who are willing to go with Kelly Bue book on your trade and a really low price on the new vehicle.
When a dealer tells me that they are only making about a thousand dollars on the new car, I ask them for a copy of the invoice. As a rule they do not show it to me, but then I never buy anything from such a dealer.