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Nissan Altima, Sedan
#1924 of 3493 Re: How is this deal? [blov8r]
Aug 19, 2008 (9:11 am)
Time has passed since I bought my 2003 Altima with full sports package. At that time the MSRP was over $26k and I bough for $20K using Costco I had a good credit rating, so I got about 1% financing through Nissan. I figure that, on 5 years, knocked about $5k off of my purchase price. I now have 60k miles on the car and it looks the same as the day I picked it up. I have friends who paid more. When you buy, always ask for the "Out the door" price. That should stop those last minute extras. Also, watch out for bait and switch.' There is a reason why buying a car is an aggravating experience. Times are tough out there now, so you are well positioned to get a great deal. Did you know that Nissan sells a hybrid Altima? But only on the west coast. Maybe if you push, you can get a dealer to move one over.Oh, wihin the first 11k miles of 12 months I was able to buy bumper to bumper insurance ($250 deductible) from my insurance company, GEICO, for well under $100. That had paid for itself by now.
#1925 of 3493 a new insurance scam?
Aug 19, 2008 (9:17 am)
I have now received numerous phone calls and postcards saying "Your warranty is about to expire." Somehow, they have my correct VIN number and name. I suspect that they get this from Nissan dealers.When asked, they say they are from Nissan. I wrote to Nissan and told them about it. These guys push very hard for extended warranty coverage. I tell them I have mine from my insurance company for the next 100,000 miles. If you search the internet, many complaints about these outfits not paying, etc. I think that Nissan is hurting themselves by not stopping these guys. All they could end up with is some potential customers who will look elsewhere before their next purchase.
Any ideas out there?
#1926 of 3493 Re: a new insurance scam? [skinsfan3]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Aug 19, 2008 (12:46 pm)
Those post cards come from third-party warranty companies... They don't have anything to do with Nissan.. All make/model owners get them.
They get the info from car registrations, which are public information.
#1927 of 3493 Can anyone help with this: Nissan Altima Coupe pricing
Aug 21, 2008 (1:44 pm)
Thanks to everyone on this board I have learned quite a bit already.
Through my company I qualify for the VPP program, I got my claim number and brought it to a dealer that I have been working with. I am looking at the 2.5S.
With Convenience and Moonroof packages, the VPP price is $22,708 (essentially invoice) and with a Premium Package the VPP price is $25,121 (again essentially invoice -- maybe $50 less). This price doesn't include the $500 rebate (so that would also be deducted if I don't use the NMAC promo APR financing).
I live in Westchester County, NY and I know that from calling a number of dealers supplies of the coupes are pretty limited (while they seem to have an overload of sedans).
Is the above pricing good given that I can get the color that I want (not required to take stock), or can I do better?
I really appreciate the help with this.
#1928 of 3493 Purchased 2009 Altima 2.5S!!!!!
Aug 22, 2008 (11:13 am)
Finally took the plunge last night at 8PM! Bought a 2009 Altima 2.5S auto with Convenience Plus Package (moonroof & 16” Alloy rims) Dark Slate/Frost plus splash guards & mats in Suffolk County, NY. (sales tax = 8.625%) MSRP = $ 24,520 Paid $ 22,398.55 39/mo lease with 15K miles, Zero Cap reductions, Residual value = $ 14,712, Payment total = $ 13,053.80, Depreciation = $ 7,686.55 Paid $ 2,038.74 at signing (1st month payment $289.87 + $60/registration fee + $595/acquisition fee + $51.32 tax on acquisition fee+ $12.50 NY tire fee+ $55/document & inspection fees)
We were upset that the $ 595 + $51.32 acq fees were not told up front until after we finalized the deal & were hit with this in the Finance Managers office. Sales person gave us no charge oil changes and maintenance fees up to 30K miles as my wife was real upset. We turned in our 04 leased GMC Envoy last week. Super sharp car! Handles great. Will answer any questions if anyone has any.
Carman: What is the NMAC residual value and lease factor for above?
#1929 of 3493 $20758 plus tax 3.5SE sedan automatic without any options
Aug 22, 2008 (9:55 pm)
I bought a white/tan 2008 3.5SE sedan automatic without any options for $20758 plus tax after 3K rebate at Stadium Nissan, Orange, CA.
I am looking for 2008 3.5SE coupe automoatic around Chicago, IL. so far, the best price is 23.3K plus tax after 500 rebate.
Any one got better price for a coupe around Chicago, IL?
The car is for my nephew who graduated last year from a junior college. After I paid yesterd, I found he is qualified for new grad $500 rebate today. Can he get that $500 rebate still?
#1930 of 3493 Deal for 2008 Altima Coupe
Aug 23, 2008 (3:47 pm)
So I went to Browns Nissan today (Sterling, VA) and had a drive. Needless to say it was quite fun.
Now, I told them up front that I'm looking for 2.5 S Altima Coupe with Premium and Technology Package and preferred color is Blue. So the guy said can we have a deal if I could find you the exact car and I said of course not, we can have a deal only when we sit down and get comfortable with the number that we come up with. Only then we can crack a deal. He did lose some of his interest right then and I was a lil pissed then so I said seems like you are not quite interested in figuring out the final number and if thats the case its better that I go to someone else only then he settled a bit.
So we set down and as per my own research he could not find the exact car with the package(s) that I am looking for. However, he had the exact car with the packages in 3.5 SE model. So he goes how about I give you this one, I thought for a while and said what would be the final number. So he came up with $27,500 plus taxes OTD. (I know some of you must have raised the eye brow on this no. I sure did) but then he came up with his trick.
I want to trade in my Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 SL, which I got in February 08 and I still owe NWFDU about 14K on that one, so he offered me 9,000K on that car and said this is what I can do for you.
Now, what do you guys think about this. I bought my current USED altime from a dealer and this is my first experience to get a new car. What are your inputs on this.
#1931 of 3493 used certified 2007 2.5 SL Altima
Aug 24, 2008 (2:26 pm)
I found a used 07 2.5 SL Altima with 26,471 mile for $23,893, OTD for $26,745. Salesman told me, He can get more for it in auction. Having read all the posts on this forum, isn't it costs more than a brand new one. What should be the real price? Any inputs would be apprecaited. Thanks.
#1932 of 3493 Re: used certified 2007 2.5 SL Altima [lovenavy]
Aug 24, 2008 (2:45 pm)
I think the price looks way wrong! I can give an estimate on the price I paid, $22500 (excluding $1500 rebate + 3.9% Nissan Financing) + TTL for a new 2008 Altima 2.5SL (April 2008). Are you sure it is the 2.5SL, or 3.5SL?
#1933 of 3493 Re: used certified 2007 2.5 SL Altima [pmlboy]
Aug 24, 2008 (8:15 pm)
It's a 2007 2.5 SL