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Nissan Altima, Sedan
Jul 04, 2010 (11:42 am)
Went in yesterday to negotiate a lease deal on a 2010 Altima 2.5SL with premium audio and floor mats, terms were 39mos 12,000K. I'm in New York (Staten Island Nissan) so 8.875 Sales tax. He told me the residual value was 57% (which seemed low) and a money factor of .0012. The MSRP was $28,100. I was putting $2,000 down (actually $1500 and $500 for my trade-in 1997 Pathfinder LE). I came up with a figure around $250 a month. The dealer would not budge off $290. Am I nuts or does that seem a bit high to anyone else? The way I saw it the only way he could come up with $290 is by giving me the MSRP. When I told him that and that I wanted to start over and re-negotiate the price, he refused and told me I was nuts! He told me it was a "straight" deal...whatever that means! Then I asked him to go over the math with me step by step so I could see how he got that number (and where I may have gone wrong) and again, he refused. He told me and I quote "it would be an exercise in futility" and that I had "no clue" what I was doing, then he basically got up and left. Now there's a site you don't see everyday! If I had to guess, he looked like he wanted to punch me and I was kind of praying he did. Not only because he wasn't that big a guy but because I've taken a few lumps in my day and would have taken one on the chin yesterday just to walk out of there with a fully loaded Altima for $200 a month, lol. I can't honestly say I was completely in the right as I raised my voice a few times as well (only after he did first, lol) but apparently it was enough to cause a commotion in the dealership. To tell you the truth after a month of negotiating with these bleep-bleeps, the fact that I was able to ruffle this guys feathers a little bit...I have to say, felt kinda nice. =) On a side note, I feel like I have a pretty good grasp of leasing and calculating payments. I would like to think I represented the knowledgeable buyers well and would hate to think I did something wrong in my calculations or figuring that led to this outcome. So please, with a cherry on top, can someone please confirm that I am or am not nuts! (when it comes to leasing that is, lol) Thank you.
#2643 of 3493 1 more thing
Jul 04, 2010 (11:49 am)
I also tried negotiating for a 2010 2.5S base model with just mats and he told me the residual value was exactly the same as the 2010 2.5SL listed above. Now I don't claim to be an expert but if there is roughly a $5000 MSRP difference between a 2.5S and a 2.5SL wouldn't their residual values be different?
#2644 of 3493 4th of july specials
Jul 04, 2010 (2:03 pm)
I just picked up my 2010 Altima 2.5SL with Premium Audio, conv ,Conv+, kick plates,floor mats, and splash guards, Orange County, CA
less $2K rebate
I think I did great!
had credit union lending so it was a pretty easy transaction, and I LOVE the new car!
Jul 04, 2010 (7:31 pm)
Altima 2.5 S, convenience package.
Mossy Nissan Oceanside, Salesman: Brandon
San Diego County Tax rate 8.75%
Window Price: 23,995
OTD Price: 21,522.25 (includes TTL..)
I think it's not super cheap but I am happy with it.
Another lady got a Altima 2.5 S in black, no package like less than 20,000, since she was negotiating kinda loud..
#2646 of 3493 Re: 1 more thing [djjp100]
Jul 04, 2010 (7:33 pm)
Today there's a lady buying this car at the same place with me. She got it OTD lower than 20,000 which I think it's pretty amazing
#2647 of 3493 Re: Just picked up a 2.5 S, $18k OTD with '96 GXE Trade-in [08HLBase]
Jul 04, 2010 (7:36 pm)
wow this is so crazy!
#2648 of 3493 Re: Any suggestion regarding my price...! $18K OTD [kk_don]
Jul 04, 2010 (9:00 pm)
I live in the area and looking to buy a nissan 2.5s tomorrow, so is your deal on a manual transmission or AT?
#2649 of 3493 Re: Any suggestion regarding my price...! $18K OTD [whitestone1133]
Jul 06, 2010 (11:22 am)
On July 3rd I purchased a new 2010 Altima 2.5S with the splash guards and floormats as the only options. Total OTD price was $18,860. It could have been another $1000 lower, but I opted for the 0.9% financing for 60 months. This was in central New Jersey.
#2650 of 3493 2010 2.5S Coupe + Conv&Prem package
Jul 10, 2010 (2:38 am)
Hi, I'm looking to purchase a 2010 Altima coupe next month in the LA area, and I'm curious what's the price range I would be looking at for a good deal.
Preferably, it'd be a 2.5S coupe, dark slate, with the convenience and premium package, but if I can't get a decent deal with the premium package, just the convenience package.