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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
#373 of 859 Re: 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL [thenebean]
Aug 05, 2005 (4:50 pm)
I'm new to this forum but am considering a lease on either a Maxima or Avalon. I may go with the Maxima because well equipped it is a lot less than The Limited. I was amused by the one post where the guy seemed like he was in the exact same situation as I am. He even used the term "consolation prize" when referring to the Maxima that he bought. However after a week of driving the car he seemed very pleased. I have a 2002 Avalon and would not even consider another except for the fact it's been redesigned and much more powerful. Anyway, my real question concerns "invoice pricing". Can one believe that the invoice pricing they find on Edmunds, is accurate? I also looked at the column "what others are paying" and assumed that's where I needed to be bargaining from. Is that correct? Also are there any rebates right now on the Maxima? I'm in the Atlanta area. Thanks!!!
#374 of 859 Re: 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL [charliern9]
Aug 05, 2005 (6:24 pm)
rebate on the max is $1500 right now. as far as the invoice on edmunds, it should be right or close to - depending on equipment. what others are paying is a great place to start, it lets you know that at that price, you are not overpaying, but also not getting the lowest possible price. for some people, thats all they care about. fair deal, no hassle, happy experience.
#375 of 859 Re: 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL [charliern9]
Aug 05, 2005 (7:39 pm)
unless you want to go to the dealer every month i would not recommend you get the 05 max. Bought mine in October and i have changed my radio 2 times and my front shocks once going on my second time next week. dont buy lease the max or buy the new Avalon the 06 are very very nice
#376 of 859 Re: 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SL [polo2bad]
Aug 05, 2005 (9:27 pm)
your problems on the maxima are not commonplace for all maximas. sorry you've had such bad problems though! good luck!
#377 of 859 2005 Maxima SL
Aug 06, 2005 (11:15 am)
I am a first time car buyer. I contacted a dealer who gave me a price of $28,000 for the 2005 Maxima SL with the options listed below:
Driver preferred Package, Traction control system, Vehicle dynamic control, power glass sunroof, colored splash guards, DVD navigation system
Is this a good price or should I work him down some? Any helpful response would be greatly appreciated. Thanx
#378 of 859 Looking at a used 2000 Maxima GLE
Aug 07, 2005 (9:20 pm)
I'm contemplating this purchase...
2000 Maxima GLE
3 small cosmetic scuffs on paint
somewhat dirty interior (mostly carpet stains)
$8500 ($9500 after dealer BS fees and taxes)
The only problem is the engine seems sluggish. When I punched the gas, the car's RPM's didn't jump. I've heard 5th Gen Maximas have MAF problems (which can cause slower acceleration), and I'm hoping this is the only cause. Do any of yall know what the sluggish response could be a result of? It would be great to have some problems in mind to check before considering the purchase. The dealer said they would check it out and make the necessary repairs at no cost to me, but I want to watch my ass and my checkbook before spending my money.
#379 of 859 Re: Fair Price For A 2005 Maxima SE [viva1966]
Aug 09, 2005 (8:20 pm)
I was a bit confused about the term "$2500 dealer discount". Is this the same as the difference between MSRP and Invoice...so in otherwords you were getting Invoice minus the rebate and some of the dealer holdback? I just wanted to know to what extent I should be negotiating from and if getting Invoice minus rebate and some portion of holdback would be a good deal.
Thanks for all your help!
#380 of 859 Re: Looking at a used 2000 Maxima GLE [trojan_sig]
Aug 10, 2005 (9:42 am)
I would suggest taking it out for another test drive, then while out, going to see a trusty mechanic and let him look it over. Shouldn't cost more than $50-75 and should be enough to CYA. Good luck.
#381 of 859 Re: 2005 Maxima SL [bcok]
Aug 11, 2005 (8:20 am)
that looks like more than a fair price to me! go get it!!!
#382 of 859 2005 Maxima SE lease deal
Aug 13, 2005 (11:00 am)
I'm just starting to look for a Maximna lease, and have never leased before so I'm unsure of myself.
I saw an advertised lease deal of $309/mo, $2000 down, 42 months, 12k miles/yr. for the base Maxima SE. I went to a dealer, who had me test-drive a demo SE with Driver Preferred Pkg, sunroof, premium sound, etc (but no Nav. Sys) and 2500 miles on it. He said he would do the $309 lease deal on this car (presumably the added cost of the extras would be canceled out by the 2500 miles already on the car. Is this a good deal?
Thanks for your input...