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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
#325 of 859 2001 maxima service in detroit area
Jun 15, 2005 (4:50 am)
I recently purchased a 2001 nissan and would like to take it for a service. It is making a subtle but weird noise when it goes to first or second gear (it is an AT). I am new to the detroit area. I've heard some good things and warnings about bill cook nissan (farmington hills). Please rececommend a place for nissan serivce. Are there any non dealers who specialize in Nissan and use Nissan parts.
#326 of 859 Re: good price?? [paul138]
Jun 15, 2005 (4:55 am)
looks like your price is somewhere around $100 over invoice - there is some room to wiggle if you really want (since you are looking at a stripped SE with no extras, holdback is around $600). as you can see, there isnt tons of room left - and saving an additional $200 (Which is about all they'll probably give you) will only change your payment 3-4 bucks a month.
as far as the $120 doc fee? i'd just leave it - it covers some of the operating costs of the business (convenience of registering your vehicle, if they do so) etc. sure, you can fight that too, but then you start to turn the pretty decent deal into a haggle fight that can just make both sides unhappy.
again, its up to you - either way, i hope you enjoy your maxima!
#327 of 859 Re: good price?? [thenebean]
Jun 15, 2005 (6:21 am)
once again thanks for the information.
We have narrowed our choices down to the Maxima
and Chrysler 300 base model (i know what you would choose)
#328 of 859 Re: good price?? [paul138]
Jun 15, 2005 (6:25 am)
and YES I mispelled my own name! lol
#329 of 859 Re: good price?? [paul138]
Jun 15, 2005 (6:58 am)
lol - ive done that before!
you are looking at two great cars (that 300 has been really popular!) depending on how long you plan on keeping the car, (and you were right in knowing what i would choose) i'd go with the maxima. better resale value, better reliability, MUCH better engine! (that thing will run for a loooong time - and it has a timing chain vs. a timing belt - less to fix down the road)
i think you'll be happy either way - again, two very nice vehicles!
good luck with your purchase, whatever it may be! (just keep us posted!)
#330 of 859 Thene - Is this a good price?
Jun 16, 2005 (11:45 am)
Here is the best quote that I have gotten:
$31,499 OTD includes SE/DPP/Sunroof/Splash G/Floor Mats/XM (not factory installed, but dealer installed). What do you think?
#331 of 859 Re: Thene - Is this a good price? [pgeeta]
Jun 16, 2005 (11:53 am)
since i am unsure of what your OTD price includes (fees, registration, taxes) can you give me the actual sale price before those things added in? also, every state is different so its tough to judge using OTD price. a car like the one you describe looks to have an invoice of $29,858.
#332 of 859 Re: Thene - Is this a good price? [thenebean]
Jun 16, 2005 (2:16 pm)
This is the breakdown that I was given:
BASE $25,008 $27,350
DPP $3,166 $3,650
DRIVER PRE. PKG
FLO $113 $150
SGD $92 $120
SRF $780 $900
SUNROOF, PWR GLAS
TC1 $0 $0
50S $0 $0
50 STATE EMISSION
Freight Charge $580 $580
Total $29,739 $32,750
7%tax, $499 dealer, $42 tag/title/WRA, $699 XM installation!
#333 of 859 Re: Thene - Is this a good price? [pgeeta]
Jun 16, 2005 (2:19 pm)
Oh yeah, and the OTD includes $1250 rebate. Question - should the XM be that much? I mean, the car is prewired already, why should it cost $699 to complete?
#334 of 859 Re: Thene - Is this a good price? [pgeeta]
Jun 17, 2005 (5:52 am)
are they selling it to you for invoice? or are they selling it above or below? also, $699 is a bit on the high side for installation of the xm in the dealership - however they do have to run the antenna, install the amp and tuner, and wire everything up. I would offer them $550 (that is more along the lines of what it should be) for that.
$499 is a really high doc fee! it varies by state of course, and region (if everyone else around them is charging that high, they can too)
If you have invoice, I would tell them you'll do the deal as follows:
$300 below invoice
$550 for XM
everything else as is (dont try to start haggling on the doc fee, it's like the last straw for dealers sometimes)
THEN subtract the rebate
let me know how it goes!