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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
#354 of 859 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL
Jul 19, 2005 (4:16 am)
I would love to have your thoughts on this deal.
I got this quote back in February.
In your opinion how much can I expect to pay now?
Thanks for your help Thene.
We need a guru to help us through these confusing times.
Can you tell all of us again your back ground?
Vehicle Description (08715)
2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL
2005 MAXIMA 3.5 SL 4DR AUTO
BASE $26,929 $29,450
FLOOR MATS $113 $150
SGD $92 $120
POWER SUNROOF $780 $900
TC1 $0 $0
50S $0 $0
50 STATE EMISSION
Freight Charge $560 $560
Total $28,474 $31,180
Sales Tax (varies by state)
Tag Fees (varies by state)
Down Payment/ Rebates
(college grad, factory rebate, etc.)
Total Out The Door Price (excludes taxes & tags)
#355 of 859 Re: 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL [puncher]
Jul 19, 2005 (5:14 am)
i've been in sales nearly 2 years - certainly not as long as some other veterans who frequent this board, but enough to know some of the inner workings of a dealership, some of the myths, and some of the realities!
as far as that deal, if you are saying the selling price (before tax, reg, fees, etc) is $500 below invoice, you have a great deal - no question about it! on that maxima, there is maybe $700 in holdback max, so the dealer gave you everything but $200 bucks. plus the rebate, and you are getting an awesome deal!
currently the rebate is $1500 on the Maxima, so if that is your number from february, it will be better now. dont expect too much more (if any) on the maxima as far as rebates - it is nissan's flagship and they wont try to kill resale by blowing those outta here.
#356 of 859 Re: 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL [thenebean]
Jul 19, 2005 (6:18 am)
I will let all know what happens with the current quote I have requested.
#357 of 859 Re: 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL [thenebean]
Jul 20, 2005 (4:25 am)
Well they came back with a new (current) quote that includes the additional $500 rebate. And the new quote is "Out The Door Price (excludes taxes & tags)
Good deal ay?
#358 of 859 Re: 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL [puncher]
Jul 20, 2005 (7:36 pm)
after friday though, i wont have any more inside info - i am resigning - turns out all the people i loved working with have left/been fired/ with this new change of ownership...
time to move on!
good luck with your purchase!
#359 of 859 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL [thenebean]
Jul 21, 2005 (3:39 am)
Well Well Well,
New people, new places, a new adventure!
The way I understand it moving around kind of goes with the job.
You are lucky to have the kind of career that you can move around so freely. Most don't
Good luck to you Thene.
#360 of 859 Re: 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL [puncher]
Jul 21, 2005 (3:49 am)
not my career - it was an experience, but i certainly don't want to stay in car sales. i went to school for graphic design, but the market has been tough
i liked cars, decided to give it a try, and learned a whole lot from it. now its time to move on to something else. i'll still be around to give advice, just cant run leases, etc anymore
thanks though puncher!
Jul 21, 2005 (11:38 am)
I live in Atlanta, GA. I configured a 2005 Maxima SE w/manual on Carsdirect.com and the quoted price was $28,416 before taxes and junk fees. Options included the Elite package. Can I get a better deal than this?
#362 of 859 Re: 2005 Maxima SE [conrua_atl]
Jul 21, 2005 (11:43 am)
i dont have the numbers in front of me, but considering to get the elite package you need pretty much everything else below it, id say you're getting a great price! enjoy your maxima!
#363 of 859 Fair Price For A 2005 Maxima SE
Jul 21, 2005 (8:42 pm)
Hello Thenebean (and others who might have an answer),
I hope to purchase a 2005 Maxima SE within the next week. The only options I have added are rear spoiler, mud guards, and floor mats. I have contacted 12 Nissan dealers in the Houston, TX area and the MSRP ranges from $28,269 to $28,640. The price quotes that I have received range from $24,546 to $24,840 plus TT&L. Most of the prices include a $1500 rebate and a $2500 dealer discount. Is this the best price that I can get on this vehicle. Also is it possible to negotiate on the gold extended warranty? How much is it normally? Also can you negotiate a complimentary loaner car for appropriate scheduled maintenance and/or free oil changes in your purchase deal?
The last time we purchased a vehicle in 1997 we were completely ripped off. I don't want that to happen this time. I want to make the best decision and do what I need to do to get the best offer. And believe it or not, I actually had one dealer offer me the quote at MSRP and another just pull a quote out of his hat at $100 or $200 above invoice as he stated. Thank you in advance for any assistance that you can offer!