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You are in the Nissan Altima
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Nissan Altima, Sedan
Jun 26, 2001 (5:01 am)
People might be getting Accords "near invoice", but you can buy a Nissan car at or below invoice. Again, Nissan discounts much deeper than Honda. Mind you I got my 2k Maxima when it first came out (Summer of 1999)!..and I got it for $300 above invoice, nowadays discounts are even better. My Honda dealer was not willing to bargain that low even on a previous model year Accord.
At first there probably will not be any discounts, like what happened with the Xterra when it first came out. I am sure after there is enough product at the dealers you will be able to pick up an Altima for near or below invoice if you know how to bargain.
#406 of 4962 honda discounted
Jun 26, 2001 (7:02 am)
from my experience also, Honda's aren't as discounted either, or if they do give you a deal, its because you've spent 10 hrs in the dealer's office.
Once they wanted to sell my brohter-in-law a Civic HB BASE for $15,500... yeah, that's real discounted...
#407 of 4962 honda discounts
Jun 26, 2001 (9:16 am)
honda doesn't discount as much because they don't have to.
nissan discounts because they have to.
another typical case where the market determines price
Jun 26, 2001 (9:20 am)
Pretty sweet pics. I really like that turquoise color. What's with the crappy looking digital readout on the speedometer though?
#409 of 4962 Discounting
Jun 26, 2001 (10:11 am)
It varies on the model, the time and the location.
You can already get near invoice prices on the all-new for 2001 Honda Civic in some locations. That is a little unusual for the first year of an all-new Honda design.
The new Civic is nice, but it did not really impress many.
I think the new Altima will be more impressive, but many people shop Nissans for price when they decide a Honda or Toyota is too expensive for them.
Either the MSRP needs to be lower than a Honda or Toyota and they won't need to discount them much, or else they will need to discount them heavily so the real street price will be lower than a Honda or Toyota if the MSRP is high.
Jun 26, 2001 (10:40 am)
I guess I am an exception. I shopped the Camry V6 (Solara) and Accord V6 (coupe) and chose the Maxima SE which is more expensive than either Camry or Accord. So it is not only about price it's what you are getting for the price. If there is "value added" in the Altima vs. CamCords then Nissan will sell them even if they are slightly more expensive. Remember, Nissan is not planning to dethrone Camry and Accord, their goal is to sell 190,000 new Altimas and I think it is a modest and attainable figure.
Jun 26, 2001 (12:38 pm)
does shopping at the end of the month help in getting a price u want?
Jun 26, 2001 (7:15 pm)
Thx for bringing those pix to our attention. All 3 colors looked good to my eyes.
Well, let's see, if you wait until '04 to buy a car, you have the choice of 1) a slew of new Nissan's and Infiniti's 2) new Honda Accord, rumored to be at least 240 HP and 5 speed auto 3) new Toyota Camry including a "sport" edition 4) new Grand Prix and 5) for about 4 extra clams, the new Acura TL (in '04). I think I just might wait that long, since by then the Altima should have offer a 5 speed auto, and perhaps a bump in vitamin H (as in horsepower) from 240 up to the 260+ range. In the meantime, I can obsess about this and prove that I am indeed a car nut.
Jun 26, 2001 (7:33 pm)
For 2003 Mazda is said to be redesigning the 626, and from the sketches at Motortrend, it looks to be a winner also.