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#720 of 859 Purchased new Maxima yesterday - was I misled?
Feb 01, 2010 (7:21 am)
Hi everyone - Thanks to all of you that post on this forum. Your advice and experiences have been very helpful. I would like to share my experience from a purchase yesterday, that I can still back out of.
After several e-mail exchanges over the course of 3 weeks with the Internet Sales Manager at a MA Nissan dealership, I received a quote, in writng, for a 2010 Maxima S. The price that gave me was $26,899 (MSRP $31,530). I figure that's a pretty good deal. Mind you, all along I told the Internet Mgr. not to include the $1250 rebate, as I was taking the 0% financing. ANother key to this deal is what they gave me for my trade, a 2008 Honda Accord EX, 4cyl, with 27,800 miles.
I went to the dealer yesterday, they appraised my car at $16,500. After much negotiation, they conceded to $17,000. But when I went to confirm the pricing for the 2010 Maximas, with my e-mails in hand, they stated that the person who gave me the quote, mistakenly put the $1250 rebate in my final price (I don't believe this for a second). We discussed this for several minutes, and the Sales Manager, said he will "honor" the price.
Now, when getting the final paperork, with all the figures, the price for the Maxima is listed as $27,399. Then I noticed further down on the paperwork, they added in NMAC rebate of $500 (which in effect, got the Maxima down to the agreed upon $26,899).
Now I feel like I have been misled. I feel the $500 should have been added in to reduce the final price from $26.899 to $26,399. I also believe they were being disingenuous when they said my Internet price quote "mistakenly" included the $1250 rebate, as I noticed other dealers in MA have advertised this same car for almost $1250 less than the $26,899 I was quoted.
I would love to hear what some of you think about this deal, and whether I should go back to the dealer tonight or tomorrow to negotiate the price down further (up to $500 less).
Please respond at your earliest opportunity, as I have only a few days to back out.
#721 of 859 Re: 2010 Maxima SV price paid [rlwmjw]
Feb 02, 2010 (8:37 am)
Hi - May I ask how you got 0% financing and $500 cash? Did you negotiate that - I thought it was one or the other. I'm asking because I am in the middle of a purchase and have chosen 0%. When I inquired about the $500 rebate, they said that goes to the dealer.
#722 of 859 Re: 2010 Maxima SV price paid [ronzo68]
Feb 03, 2010 (8:08 pm)
Just closed on a 2010 Armada last week. The $500 is cash back to the customer regardless of financing. This is for ALL Nissan products. The other rebates are either $1200 cash back or 0%.
I took 0% and still got the $500 which I applied to the purchase price.
Also purchased a 2010 Maxima yesterday for my wife and got the same deal.
#723 of 859 Re: 2010 Maxima SV price paid [shoeshineboy]
Feb 04, 2010 (5:41 am)
Thanks for the info. I ended up sending the dealership an e-mail, threatening to walk away from the deal. After a phone call, and some more haggling, they reluctantly agreed to re-direct the $500 rebate to me. I took delivery last nite. Love the 2010 Maxima, just wish some (most) of these dealerships weren't so shady....
#724 of 859 Re: 2010 Maxima SV price paid [ronzo68]
Feb 05, 2010 (10:14 pm)
I shopped several dealers. Found a dealer that would give invoice plus cash back and 0 financing. Several wanted to play games, but the one I purchased from was great.
#725 of 859 Re: maxima -S- 2010- 25888 [inurescue]
Feb 18, 2010 (9:28 am)
ALL ads state that tax, title, reg and destination are not included in the prices. If not on the ad itself it's typically in another place on the page....And what are we talking about - $400?
#726 of 859 Re: 2010 Maxima SV price paid [rlwmjw]
Feb 18, 2010 (9:30 am)
I got my 09 S back in Oct. of 08....Paid $1600 below invoice and 2.5% financing....Couldn't complain...At the time no other dealer I went to would go more than $500 off list....
#727 of 859 Presidents day buy
Feb 18, 2010 (2:03 pm)
Purchased a 2010 Maxima SV with premium pkg and teck pkg...MSRP $39,300.....OTD $31,000 +ttl after rebates..took the 1250 cash in lieu of financing deal, plus $500, plus $1000 holiday cash.....I was going to lease but at that price had to buy, couldn't walk from opportunity....of course next week someone will get it for $29,000 OTD...calcilated depreciation cost $283/mo 39 months whereas lease would have been $420/mo
#728 of 859 Re: Presidents day buy [bargainman]
Feb 18, 2010 (7:53 pm)
All I want to know is how to get 31K OTD on this combo. Sounds like a fantastic price for a 35K invoice car. What's the secret?
#729 of 859 Re: Presidents day buy 
Feb 19, 2010 (7:37 am)
I wish I could say it's due to my strong negotiating skills but it was rather very simple....I researched the car on Edmunds.com and filled in the contact screen for quotes from multiple dealers...also searched inventory for the exact color combo/options I wanted and sent email directly to those dealers, told them I would be buying immediately...a couple of dealers emailed me their best numbers...I too was amazed that I could get it that low...I really wasn't 100% set on buying but I just couldn't pass up that deal...I enjoyed not having any car payments...because of all the snow here(Philly) I haven't been driving it so I can't report on that aspect...when you really think about it $39k is a bit rediculous for a Maxima that's pretty much a tweaked Altima, even if it is top-of-the line...I had also considered the Accord Crossover and not sure if I had made the right choice(had a price for a EX 2wd w/leather & Nav for $32k)