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Nissan Altima, Sedan
#2199 of 3491 Lease of Altima - Beware got ripped off
May 24, 2009 (10:39 am)
First of all let me say that I have been leasing vechicles for 10 years. Previously, I had only leased Honda-Toyota. My last lease was for a 2006 altima. In all my previous leases for my wife, myself and my two kids... About 8-9 in total I have never had to pay an excess fee for wear and tear. Yes the cars get door dings.. But I had never been charged by Honda or Toyota. So,,,, I get my Altima checked out Today and guess what... they want $669 for door dings and a small scratch on the bumper. I have never been charged for the exact same things by Honda or Toyota. It may be the downturn in the auto industry... But what a rip off. And guess what... if you get another Nissan they will wave $500 of any previous excess wear and tear charges... So is this a sales gimick? or what? Either way I wont be held captive by Nissan. Will do my best to return the kick in the ass... Please beware of Nissans leasing policys... go with Toyota or Honda on similar models. I have found the cars are very similar... Will return car next week and post results. If they wave the fees I will buy an new Altima with all the new incentives. I have heard the sales figures for April were terrible on the Altima. But Beware of Nissan Leasing practices..
#2201 of 3491 Re: '09 Altima 2.5 $14620 [cafe1]
May 24, 2009 (1:57 pm)
Actually the discount applys to all Altimas on the lot. Here is the breakdown for me.
2009 Nissan Altima 2.5
CVT automatic transmission
Radiant Silver ext/ Frost int
Dlr Fee: $ 499.50
Undercoat,Pin Stripes: $ 185.50
Waste Tire/Battery: $ 6.50
CVR Tag Fee: $ 24
Taxable Amount: $17,335.50 (sale price + rebate + $715.50 total fees)
Tax (6%): $ 1,040.13
New Tag (est.): $ 202 (or est. $102 to transfer an existing tag)
TOTAL: $17,077.63 (or $100 less if you have an existing tag to transfer)
#2202 of 3491 Re: Please let me know if I got a good deal!! [fkernell]
May 24, 2009 (3:22 pm)
Yeah I think without the Nismo package I was around 12% off MSRP. Not sure if Canada and USA are seeing different "severity" of dealer desperation to sell
#2203 of 3491 2009 Altima Rebates
May 24, 2009 (4:11 pm)
Does anyone know if Nissan recently increased their rebate from $1,500? Our local dealer's website states they will sell any altima at $2,500 under true invoice. I havent spoke with anyone at the dealership but that offer appears like a very good starting point, especially if the incentive remained at $1,500.
#2204 of 3491 Re: Lease of Altima - Beware got ripped off [larrykwiat]
May 25, 2009 (3:52 am)
I had a similar experience returning a leased Maxima. I took about 35 pictures of the car before I turned it in. I later got a bill from them for $5-600 in excess wear and tear. I just called them up and they waived the charges. I think they automatically stick this on every returned car in the hopes that some people will pay it. I had documentation but didn't have to use it.
#2205 of 3491 Altima 2.5s with convience + package price ?
May 25, 2009 (6:22 pm)
About to buy a Nissan Altima 2.5 s with convience + package, mats and mud flaps for 21900 OTD. Is that a good deal or can I get better?
#2206 of 3491 Re: Altima 2.5s with convience + package price ? [sdalia]
May 25, 2009 (6:49 pm)
In my opinion you could do a lot better (at least 1,000). Local dealer here offered $2,500 below invoice on their webpage. I think Nissan might have added another 1,000 incentive for the holidays but do not know if they will continue it tomorrow. (According to a salesman I talked too)
#2207 of 3491 Re: Lease of Altima - Beware got ripped off [stkntraffic]
May 27, 2009 (9:35 am)
yeah, I had the two dents (really small door bumps) pushed out for $75. Their bill was $412 for the two dents.... can you believe this... I cant believe that they do this kind of business....
#2208 of 3491 Altima Buying Experience
May 28, 2009 (7:36 am)
Is there anyone out there shopping Altimas? I'm in the market and trying to see how low prices can get. I've already been offered $3K below invoice OTD before taxes. This includes the college grad rebate of $500 and a 100K mile warranty. I got a feeling there is a lot more room for negotiation as these offers were given after a brief phone conversation. Any comments?