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#2728 of 3453 Price I paid for 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S
Aug 30, 2010 (6:20 pm)
I bought a 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S with convenience plus and premium audio package over the weekend in NJ and I paid $24,300 OTD with trade in which was probably worth $500 with all the things wrong with it but they offered me $1300 to make the car look cheaper. The dealership said they could go cheaper with the rebate but I would have to give up the 0%. I'm sure I could have gotten the price down but I was so sick of this haggling back and forth. But I did go to another dealership before that and they said $24,000 OTD but they would not give me 0% for that price either. That dealership offered $25,000 OTD with 0%.
#2729 of 3453 Re: Quote on 3.5SR V6 I just got this morning [xcountryflyer]
Aug 30, 2010 (7:15 pm)
Please price before taxes/fees/licensing. It makes it apples to apples.
Folks are getting $4500-5000 off invoice so that's what you should shoot for (including rebates).
I would not be happy that it was driven 800 miles already. That would be a deal killer. Even though it is "technically" new - to me it is "used."
Have you driven a Camry SE V6? Given a choice between a 800 mile Altima V6 and a brand spanking new Camry V6 - I'd go with the Camry if deals were close.
My quote of $26,731 was before TTL.
As for getting $4500-5000 below Invoice-I think you must have meant MSRP-not Invoice.
I don't think anyone is getting a 3.5SR V6 with an MSRP of $30,195, and an Invoice of $27,731 for $22,731 to $23,231.
I like Camry's -have owned three of them. I do not like the interior on the SE models, though and getting one with leather package, and a V6, and the bluetooth package pushes the price up over the XLE actually in some cases.
The Altima 35.SR is a better deal IMO.
I agree with you that the 800 miles on the car is annoying and I will need to get a price reduction if I go with it.
I would be happy with around $25,800-$26,000 before TTL.
According to True Car- out of the last 129 actual sales of 3.5 SR V6 units bought with an MSRP of $30,195- about 13 have gotten it for less than the dealer cost of $25,412. Only 10% of people are getting to below dealer cost.
#2730 of 3453 Re: Quote on 3.5SR V6 I just got this morning [lkdog]
Aug 30, 2010 (8:34 pm)
Oops. Yes, I mean $4500-5000 off MSRP (including $1500 rebate).
Are there any other equivalent 3.5SRs in your area?
I'd shoot for $25,700 or lower.
Have never seen the TrueCar site. Very interesting.
My brother's price of $20,518 on a MSRP of $25,140 made it in the top 15% of 1660 similar cars sold nationwide. Darn it - should have bargained harder!
#2731 of 3453 Re: Quote on 3.5SR V6 I just got this morning [lkdog]
Aug 30, 2010 (8:59 pm)
I also was unaware of TrueCar.com. That seems like a great resource assuming the data is accurate. Wish I would have known about it BEFORE I bought my car.
#2732 of 3453 Re: Quote on 3.5SR V6 I just got this morning [xcountryflyer]
Aug 31, 2010 (6:54 am)
There are two other 3.5SR's in the area and they both have more options which raise their MSRP to 32K and 34K.
Have no idea what the 34K one has on it. I did not even look.
Would love to get them under $26,000 if I go for it.
Right now deciding if the Altima is the right car for me.
Your brother did great!
#2733 of 3453 Re: Quote on 3.5SR V6 I just got this morning [lkdog]
Aug 31, 2010 (9:59 am)
It's probably worth seeing how low that dealer would go on the $32K model. If its the same price as the lesser equipped one with 800 miles and it wasn't driven so much, I'd consider it.
Thanks - my aunt is a member or USAA and they have a car buying quote service. We had another dealer match the lowest quote we got so there wasn't much haggling.
I did quite a bit of research into the Altima and reviews were all over the map. Consumer Reports and Consumer Auto Guide really like the Altima. Motor Trend not as much. Car and Driver likes it, but hasn't tested it in awhile.
To me the biggest negative on the Altima is the function over form dashboard. Functionally it works great - styling wise it is pretty boring compared to competitors. Nissan has worked to improve the interior quality and materials and to me it was better than the Camry and slightly below the Accord. IMHO, the next-gen Altima will follow the Maxima in having an Infiniti-style interior.
Have you looked at the Accord? I'd prefer an Accord EX V6 over an XLE V6. How about a Subaru Legacy GT?
#2734 of 3453 Re: Quote on 3.5SR V6 I just got this morning [xcountryflyer]
Aug 31, 2010 (10:12 am)
Just drove an Accord yesterday- the EX-L V6.
Loved the interior. Liked how ti handled.
Really disliked the V6 response and the road noise in the Accord is pretty bad.
#2735 of 3453 Re: Quote on 3.5SR V6 I just got this morning [lkdog]
Aug 31, 2010 (11:48 am)
I'd put the Altima and Accord at the top for handling. The Accord interior definitely has some style, but with a plethora of buttons. Hondas have been dinged on road and interior noise for years and it really hasn't been rectified. I guess they cut that's where they cut costs. The space inside the Accord is quite large, but then it is also comes at a price of slightly bloated styling. The Altima is an all around more quiet car with a bigger trunk and a V6 that has more low end grunt. Not sure what the pricing on an EX-L V6 is, but the EX-L V6s pretty much come loaded - definitely more equipment than the first Altima you're looking at.
#2736 of 3453 Re: 2009 certified Altima with Prem. & Sports packag..$22500..good deal? [xcountryflyer]
Sep 01, 2010 (5:24 am)
NADA - 21775 - 22950
KBB - 21365
Consumer Report - 15900-22500
hope that answers your question,
thanks for the reply btw
#2737 of 3453 Re: 2009 certified Altima with Prem. & Sports packag..$22500..good deal? [kpandya]
Sep 01, 2010 (10:02 am)
Buying a used car is always tricky at the end of the model year. Essentially, the used car valuations are not taking into account that another year of depreciation is near. This also includes dealer pricing. You're essentially buying a 2-year old car.
Personally, I think that price is too high considering the economy and imminent 2011 models.
When buying a used car, private party or dealer, if the prices aren't in private party area pricing - I won't bite. Used retail prices are overpriced.
Are you desperate for a car or can you wait?