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Nissan Altima, Sedan
#2924 of 3489 Re: 2011 Nissan Altima 2.5S (Conv+Conv Plus+Spl Guards+Flr Mats+Al Kick Plts) [maxie_maverick]
Mar 17, 2011 (10:24 am)
i am trying to negotiate with a dealer in central jersey for a 2010 altima with conv/conv+/sl package and premium audio.
we started at 26,500k (otd) for a 2011 with those options in black. i got him down to 26,200 after a few calls/emails.
after realizing id rather have ocean gray, 2011, i asked for his inventory and he only has 2010s left with those options/color.
NOW, i want a really good deal on the 2010. this is my first new car purchase and id be happy with a 2010. he offered 25,500. i think i can get better (25,000 or lower otd) but he's the only one who has the car i want right now. so he has some leverage.
any advice would be appreciated. do you think 25k out the door with those options is a descent price?????
Mar 17, 2011 (11:41 am)
2011 NISSAN ALTIMA COUPE S CVT
36 month | 15k miles | residual 56% | .00164 base money factor
Anyone know the numbers for 24 mos, 15K?
Is there any difference on numbers between the 2.5 and 3.5 V6 models?
#2926 of 3489 2011 Altima 2.5S sedan
Mar 19, 2011 (5:38 pm)
I just helped my parents purchase a 2011 Altima 2.5S sedan with splash guards and floor mats as the only additional options. I always come to these forums before purchasing to get an idea of what people are paying so I thought I would post the deal we got to help others out. We are in the Cleveland/Akron OH area.
Our Price: $17,490 (includes $1,750 in incentives)
Doc Fees: $250
Sales tax of 6.25%: $1218.13
Title and License: $33.50
Total out the door price: $18,991.63
#2927 of 3489 Re: 2011 Altima 2.5S sedan [emw23]
Mar 19, 2011 (8:50 pm)
That is a good deal... Holy cow!!! But looking at your price, I feel like I made out real good for a similar Altima with Conv+Conv Plus+Al Kick Plts+Bluetooth. I was thinking that I could have easily gotten mine for $20,500... Dang!!! I think I should have negotiated more
#2928 of 3489 Re: 2011 2.5 S sedan (conv, conv plus, prem aud, alloy) [carlurker]
Mar 20, 2011 (3:49 am)
After a week of emails with dealers and then buying my new car yesterday, I wanted to update my previous post. I ended up with a 2011 Altima S sedan with the convenience, convenience plus, premium audio, splash guards, and floor mats. Here were my prices:
car quote: $20,959 (including the rebate and the $599 doc fee common in the area)
TTL: $1,64 (7% sales tax)
OTD price: $22,601
Overall, I am satisfied with the price I paid, even if I could have gotten it even lower. As it was, I was rather exhausted with the process and I was happy for it to be over. When I arrived at the dealership yesterday morning with my pre-negotiated price, I was informed that the car we had agreed upon was just sold. I told them if they could get a new one in that same day then I would buy it at our agreed price, otherwise I was not going to be strung along any more. It took a while but they found my color and options choice at another area dealer and got the car brought over within a few hours. So, after we had a leisurely lunch, we returned to a packed showroom and waited a while still for the car to be prepped and also to close the finances (they wanted us to complete financing before the car arrived, but I said I would wait until I saw the car). We finally left with our car five hours after we first arrived at the dealership -- but at least none of that time was spent haggling price.
Good luck to all.
#2929 of 3489 Re: 2011 2.5 S sedan (conv, conv plus, prem aud, alloy) [carlurker]
Mar 20, 2011 (7:08 am)
Oops! I meant to say that my TTL was $1,642 (not $1,64) in the post above.
I did not see an option to edit my post. Is this an option on this forum?
#2930 of 3489 Re: 2011 2.5 S sedan (conv, conv plus, prem aud, alloy) [carlurker]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Mar 20, 2011 (7:11 am)
You have 30 minutes to edit, then that option goes away...
#2931 of 3489 Re: 2011 Altima 2.5S sedan [maxie_maverick]
Mar 20, 2011 (11:03 am)
Thanks, Maxie. Sounds like you got a good deal, too. Don't sweat it!
This is one of those deals that just worked out. Less than 36 hours from when I sent the first email to nine local dealers to when we drove off the lot with the car. Very quick and painless! It was a good thing too as this was to replace a 2010 Altima that was totalled in a car accident. So, we didn't have as much flexibility to wait around on a good deal as I have had in the past.
#2932 of 3489 Quick Question
Mar 20, 2011 (10:25 pm)
I'm looking to buy a 2011 Altima 2.5S with Convenience, Convenience Plus, and Premium Audio packages. I've gotten preliminary quotes from 4 dealers in the Las Vegas area.
My question to you all (who negotiate through email first before going to showroom), do you just receive total quotes ($23,000 for example) or do you ask for the monthly payments and APR that they would give you as well (before you go to the dealership)?
Thank you. I hope my question makes sense.
#2933 of 3489 Re: Quick Question [bravo340]
Mar 21, 2011 (4:18 am)
I negotiate my price as if I will be paying cash for the car -- even if I plan to finance. Then, before I ever go to the lot, I have financing arranged from an outside bank. This way, I can focus only on the best out-the-door price in my negotiations with the dealer, and not muddy the waters with financing details. I then use a spreadsheet at home to combine the dealership's OTD price with my financing options (rates, length of loan, monthly costs, rebates, etc.). Also, I don't even know if a dealership can quote you actual rates, as everything would be subject to a credit check; sure, they may try, but then when you go in, you may be told that the rates are now different after a credit check.
I much prefer this approach, as I can take my time to study and compare my financing options at home at my leisure, and not while I am sitting with a finance person at a dealership. Also, if you prearrange financing, you will arrive at the dealership knowing the maximum you will pay for a loan (rate, etc.), and you can then let them compete to beat your financing. I think they will try harder at this if you have financing prearranged. For example, this past Saturday when I bought my Altima, I arrived at the dealership with a 2.9x% 5-year loan, but the dealership actually beat it with a 2.84% 5-year loan. I don't think they would have tried as hard if I did not already have a good rate in hand.
Finally, do keep in mind that sometimes obtaining the best rate can mean you do not get a rebate. For example, I received a $1750 rebate that could not be combined with 0% dealer financing. Since I have a low fixed rate and I plan to pay off the loan in less than 3 years, the rebate was better for me than a 0% loan. But I would have been hard pressed to decide this at the dealership if I had not first run the numbers at home.