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Nissan Altima, Sedan
#1992 of 3489 2009 Altima seems like a rip off....
Sep 29, 2008 (8:46 am)
I paid $24,665 OTD for a silver 2008 Altima 2.5 SL w/ connection pkg. I don't know where the market is now, but back then, it seemed like a pretty sweet deal.
Anyway, I've noticed several things upon returning to one of the dealers I was negotiating with to buy my car from.
First, The 2009 Altima 2.5 SL (no connection pkg.) no longer includes dual-zone automatic climate control. You now have to buy the Connection package to get the dual-zone automatic climate control. IMO whatever advantage Nissan had for equipping their cars over a comparable Honda Accord is now gone. Use this as a negotiating tactic when you're buying a 2009 Altima 2.5 SL
Next, I've also noticed two dealerships around here (Family Nissan in Oxford, AL and Nissan of Gadsden in Gadsden, AL) have put up stickers with "market adjustments" of $1000 over MSRP for 2009 Altima 2.5 SL sedan models and $2000 over MSRP for 2009 Altima 2.5 S Coupes w/ Premium Pkg. Is the market demand for these cars really that high? Personally, I couldn't see myself paying $29k for a 2.5s coupe w/ Premium Pkg.
Happy hunting guys!
#1993 of 3489 Re: Good deal - 2008 2.5S w/Convenience? [altima123]
Sep 29, 2008 (1:13 pm)
I'm in northern California and shopping for the same car as altima123: 2008 Altima 2.5S with Convenience, mats/splash, and destination fee (before TTL). There seems to only be a handful left on the lots and the best price I've been able to get is $20,400 which already includes the $1250 September rebate! This seems quite high given the other posts I've read through, but I haven't been able to get the dealer to budge. Most don't even have this car anymore.
Advice? What are prices paid on the 2009 Altima 2.5S with convenience -- should I just go for that? Or a 2008 2.5 SL if I can find that? Many thanks.
#1994 of 3489 Re: Good deal - 2008 2.5S w/Convenience? [altimabuyer]
Sep 29, 2008 (1:59 pm)
The $20,400 has since been reduced to $19,600 before TTL. Will I be able to get it for less in the next day or two? Thanks!
#1995 of 3489 Re: Good deal - 2008 2.5S w/Convenience? [altimabuyer]
Sep 30, 2008 (11:54 am)
The msrp on that car incl destination is $23,025???
#1996 of 3489 Re: Good deal - 2008 2.5S w/Convenience? [altimabuyer]
Sep 30, 2008 (12:01 pm)
Thats an extremely good price of 19,600...jump all over it
#1997 of 3489 Re: Good deal - 2008 2.5S w/Convenience? [dennis45]
Sep 30, 2008 (12:03 pm)
MSRP on this car (it's the 08 model) is actually $22,715. Invoice is $21,269 and Edmunds' TMV is $21,721 before TTL.
I was seeing earlier posts that $18K including destination and after rebates was a good price for the 2.5S. Adding convenience package, $19K seemed to be reasonable -- this is why I thought I should be able to do better than $19,600.
#1998 of 3489 Re: Good deal - 2008 2.5S w/Convenience? [altimabuyer]
Oct 01, 2008 (6:59 pm)
$19,600 for a 2.5S with Convenience? Does that include the $1250 rebate?
Regardless, though, here's my opinion:
It's a done deal. take it.
#1999 of 3489 Re: Good deal - 2008 2.5S w/Convenience? [altimabuyer]
Oct 05, 2008 (4:31 pm)
I would go for it if it wher me. that is a grate deal and for all you are getting with that Nissan Altima you will be real Happy and it will last you a real long time THe altima is a grate car and I am not just saying that look on the roads good luck let us no what you diside to do get that altima or if you get a 2009 thanks for reading Marco.
#2000 of 3489 Re: 2009 Nissan Altima Lease [kristin13]
Oct 05, 2008 (4:37 pm)
Boath leese prices you wher quoted bosound good to me if you would feal a bit bitter I would shop around at a few dealers to see if it will be around what that dealer quoted to you it is a grate car shore you will love it. did you get to test drive one yet. keep us updated on if you leese an altima or not just trying to help you out have a verry grate day thankyou Marco.
#2001 of 3489 Re: Good deal - 2008 2.5S w/Convenience? [marcogallo1986]
Oct 09, 2008 (9:47 am)
Thanks for everyone's help! I ended up with a 2009 2.5S with convenience package and splash guards but no mats (found a guy on craigslist selling a set of new ones in black for only $40!) for $20,808 before TTL.