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#4755 of 4962 Side Airbags vs other brands
Oct 12, 2004 (12:59 pm)
We just bought a 2005 Altima S with the T01 (ABS and Side Airbag Pkg), as well as G01 Convenience Plus.
We were going to buy a 2005 Toyota Camry SE which we preferred but couldn't get them to build one with Side Curtain Airbags. We waited 2 months and the order kept getting rejected. This is another case of "optional" vs "available" as mentioned in a previous post.
We didn't have any problems with the Altima S however. I had read that they make something like 40% with the Side Airbag Pkg.
Can others confirm that the Side airbags and front and rear head curtain airbags are always combined. They are described separately as features at the Nissan website but everywhere I have seen them referenced, the 'side' and 'curtain' bags are always referenced together. There's no such option as just 'side airbags' without the 'front and rear head curtain airbags', is there? I don't think the salesman understood this. He said that the Altimas had side airbags but not side curtain airbags which were only available in the SE.
Also, has there been a followup side crash test with the Altima since the 2004's were tested without side airbags? I am assuming that they would be better now with side airbags but I can't find any followup test. The side crash results were Poor without side airbags on the 2004's.
#4756 of 4962 Re: Side Airbags vs other brands [eddiee]
Oct 12, 2004 (1:20 pm)
on some vehicles, the side-curtains are standard without the seat-mounted side airbags.
the altima 3.5SL is one of these. the curtains are standard, but you must still add the side bags.
the quest is the same way.
#4757 of 4962 Re: Side Airbags vs other brands [eddiee]
Oct 12, 2004 (2:31 pm)
In 2002, the only way to get side airbags was the "ABS and Side Airbag package" which included curtains and seat-mounted bags. I think this was true through 2004, but in 2005? the SE includes curtains but no seat-mounted bags.
Oct 12, 2004 (4:20 pm)
the 3.5 SE and SL include curtains.
the 2.5 S and SL do not. they are together with the side bags.
#4759 of 4962 2005 Altima 3.5 SL : How much the target price?
Oct 28, 2004 (9:56 pm)
I'm considering buying 2005 Altima 3.5 SL with below option.
(Base model MSRP : 26,950 Invoice : $24925)
- Protection package $59
- TCS/Side Airbags package $694
- Side sill & rear splash guard $247
- Carpeted floor/trunk mat set $112
So total invoice is $25,597(including desti charge).
I'm now in Seattle, WA.
What is good price range?
And I'm also considering 2005 Toyota Solara SLE V6 with some option mainly installed instead of Altima. I got a offer $25,933 from a dealer. Solara's option is below.
(base model MSRP : $26,095 Invoice : 22,702)
- Curtain side Airbags $344
- Rear Spoiler $160
- Vehicle Stability control $559
- Glass breakage sensor $109
- Carpet/Cargo mat set $112
So total invoice(including desti charge and TDA $545, Dealer Holdback $521, WHSL financial Reserve $260 and gas)is $25,833. But is it necessary for me to pay for TDA, Dealer Holdback etc? I really want to know above offer is very good?
Friends, Would you help me?
#4760 of 4962 Re: 2005 Altima 3.5 SL : How much the target price? [lonecrow]
Oct 29, 2004 (7:35 am)
The invoice price includes things like dealer holdback so the dealer can sell the car at invoice price and still make a reasonable profit. I think if you can get either car at the invoice price that Edmund's shows, you're doing OK. If the demand is high for a particular model, then the dealer may not go down to invoice price. When you're spending $25,000, a couple hundred one way or the other isn't that big a deal.
#4761 of 4962 Re: 2005 Altima 3.5 SL : How much the target price? [lonecrow]
Oct 29, 2004 (9:45 am)
Altima all the wayyyyyyy
#4762 of 4962 Re: 2005 Altima 3.5 SL : How much the target price? [lmacmil]
Oct 29, 2004 (5:16 pm)
Thank you very much, lmacmil.
#4763 of 4962 Question Re. Noise Level in 2005 Altima 3.5 SE
Nov 05, 2004 (9:52 pm)
Anyone know if the 2005 3.5 SE is a quiet car to drive? Much vibration, harshness, road or wind noise at highway cruising speeds?
#4764 of 4962 Re: Question Re. Noise Level in 2005 Altima 3.5 SE [priggly]
Nov 06, 2004 (10:43 am)
Vibration and harshness are nearly nonexistant. Not a lot of wind noise, either. There may be some road noise from the tires, OEM tires are generally not the greatest in that regard (on any car). Some such as myself have added sound deadening (Dynamat) to the doors and trunk to help quiet the noise. My 2.5 S is not Lexus quiet, but with the Dynamat, it comes close. The most important thing is to drive one at highway cruising speeds, and see what you think!