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Nissan Altima, Sedan
#1712 of 3453 Re: VPP D-Plan [desiboy123]
May 27, 2008 (1:39 pm)
For VPP, I think what you do is you pay cost for everything (invoice, plus invoice pricing on any and all factory installed options), subtract a small discount from Nissan, and add the delivery fee and destination. If you're an employee, Nissan will pay the delivery fee, if you're using "friends and family", you pay half, they pay half, and I guess for your plan you pay the entire fee. However, when I calculated the percentages (I have access to VPP through a friend) I discovered that I could negotiate a deal below VPP. (both in a 2005 purchase and recently) Double check with a Nissan dealer, though. They'll typically be more than happy to run the numbers for you in this case.
I got my Altima below invoice- once you calculated holdback and everything, I paid about $200 below cost.
And also for the used Altima case- you have to check what options it has- the convenience pkg. adds about $800 (invoice) worth of stuff, convenience plus adds $1600ish, I believe, and anything beyond that is an SL. But for almost $19K and with 12,000 miles, I'd rather just spring an extra $2000 or so and get a brand new one, especially with all the Nissan incentives on the Altima right now...
#1713 of 3453 Re: VPP D-Plan [desiboy123]
May 28, 2008 (10:05 am)
A lot of times if you bring up the VPP pricing the dealer is going to 'lock' you into that program and say they can't discount it any further than that under contract. Same with the Costco program.. and you can do better without those programs.
With a little internet dealing and on this forum I believe you should have no problem getting a dealer to dip 300-700 below invoice pricing on the vehicle you are looking for.
Anytime you go into the dealership and deal with a salesmonkey you'll have trouble going below invoice. Price out thru the internet, tell a dealer you got a price at invoice and can they match it? When they match it take that price to another dealer who offer's to beat any offer by $250/300/etc. Make sure you are getting quotes for an OTD price, otherwise they may beat an offer by 250 but add a rediculous 299 doc fee It is harder to get OTD prices from dealers since it leaves them very little room to screw you on the backside, you may have to pick up a phone to get the true OTD price.
Try this "If you can get me a firm OTD price in writing I'll put a $500 deposit on the vehicle right now" -- Once they say they've sent it tell them you have to hang up to check your email, call back only if you are making the deal with that dealership.
#1714 of 3453 Re: VPP D-Plan [thereal411]
May 28, 2008 (12:47 pm)
I agree that the strategy is to not mention that you have VPP- when I asked about it with an out of state Infiniti dealer, they wouldn't go below that price, but with my local dealer, I didn't mention it, and got a deal far below invoice.
What I typically do is ask for a price AND ask for their doc fee as well. I had one dealer say that their doc fee was $600 and they couldn't go below invoice- $21K. Needless to say, I didn't buy from them. (I ended up buying from the dealer that advertised themselves as "the home of the 0 doc fee")
But, in the Altima case, it should be pretty easy to negotiate a price $300-$1000 below invoice, depending on model, before any and all incentives are applied.
#1715 of 3453 Purchasing used 2008 Altima
May 28, 2008 (7:01 pm)
Need some help......we are looking at a 2008 Altima S with SL convenience package, leather, sunroof, power everything, heated seats, etc. with 5800 miles (purchased in Sept. 07 by seller)....I can't find any bluebook information on this year of vehicle. The seller is asking for $21950. Sounds fair enough or is it (not sure about depreciation, etc.)? Not really sure how much to offer - anyone have any ideas? We had looked at a 2008 S this past weekend at the dealer and the best price we got was $18,490 (after all incentives, etc.), but this one is loaded out with many more options. Any help would be great.
#1716 of 3453 Re: Purchasing used 2008 Altima [lynnc1]
May 28, 2008 (8:00 pm)
I got the same car brand new with the connection pkg for just over $23,000 after 1K rebate. So the same car without the connection pkg brand new should run a little over 22K after rebate. I would go new and not used. Go to the dealership and see what you can get for a new one.
#1717 of 3453 Re: Used 2008 2.5S? [thereal411]
May 28, 2008 (9:03 pm)
Thanks for the input, thereal and jchan2. I appreciate the help.
#1719 of 3453 Re: Purchasing used 2008 Altima [lynnc1]
May 28, 2008 (10:08 pm)
I will be picking up a New 2008 Altima with SL package in a couple of days for $21,800 plus tax and registration. The 1,000 rebate was applied to this amount. I recommend that you shop around and buy a new one.
#1720 of 3453 Altima SL/Connection Package - Buying out of State
May 29, 2008 (5:34 am)
I was recently quoted by the internet manager at a Nissan Dealer on the following '08 Altima SL/Connection package for just over $21,000 after rebate. It is a fantastic price and I am ready to purchase, but the car is at a dealership in NJ and I am in CT. I am wondering what extra fees, if any there will be for purchasing tis car out of state?
#1721 of 3453 Good Price??
May 29, 2008 (6:23 am)
'08 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Package, navigation, connection, spoiler, moon roof deflector, kick plates, splash guards, fog lamps for an "out the door" price of $27,370.............good price or not?