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Nissan Altima, Sedan
#2976 of 3493 Altima 2.5 S Automatic
May 23, 2011 (6:09 pm)
I had a 2005 Honda Hybrid with 150,000 miles. It wouldn’t pass inspection because I needed to replace the catalytic converter. In addition, my IMA (Integrated Motor Assist) light was on indicating an issue with the hybrid battery. I had it appraised at a Nissan dealership and we negotiated up to $5,000. KBB had it listed as $5,000 as a private sale in poor condition, and N.A.D.A had it listed as $4,875 Rough Trade-in, so this was a good deal for me.
We wanted the base the 2011 Altima I4 CVT 2.5S with automatic transmission. The first dealership’s offer threw in 12 free oil changes plus the following:
Altima’s price: 20,250 ($500 of which is holiday cashback, $1,250 of which was a cash back option for financing with Nissan finance, but I wasn’t going to get the 0% APR )
Minus trade in of 5,000
Trade difference $15,250
I took this offer to a nicer bigger dealership. They initially offered me $22,450 for the Altima, minus $3,000 for my trade in, minus the $500 cash back bringing the total to $18,950, however I mentioned the other dealers offer and we agreed to was $15,700. The car came with tinted windows, pin striping floor mats, and plastic floor mats that went ontop. We didn’t get the free oil changes and we paid $500 more, but I got 0% financing and this salesguy treated us great.
What I learned was that everything was negotiable at all times. I also used a car-buying report from a reputable consumer magazine. I was only $7 off of what they thought I should pay.
One interesting note, we told our sales guy that we didn’t care how he got to that bottom line as long as we walked out financed at $15,700. So the final bill of sale was way different from the first. In addition, I noticed a $1000 manufacture’s rebate that wasn’t listed in my report or on any website. That rebate must have been for more, but the dealership took the rest. So, there is some wiggle room there ontop of the cash back option.
After we agreed to the price, we went to the finance manager and he told us that that price included the cashback offer already, so we would have to add $1,250 to the price to get 0% interest. I told him that wasn’t the deal and that I would walk if I didn’t get the 0% apr. He walked away and came back saying that it was out of his jurisdiction, but that he got it approved.
We did pay for a $125 document fee that I didn’t notice. I’ll catch it next time as that was negotiable too.
Altima Price: $21,700 (Included was $500 off for a holiday cash rebate)(We could have taken another $1,250 off if I didn't take 0% apr)
Manufacurer/Dealership Repate: $1,000
21,700 - $1000 - $5000 = $15,700 + TTL financed at 0%
#2978 of 3493 Got my loaded 2011 Altima 3.5 SR(way below invoice)
May 29, 2011 (8:21 pm)
Brand new Altima(Tuscan Sun with black leather). 5 miles on the odo. built 02/2011
Altima 3.5 SR $24,750
SR Premium Package $2,380
SR Sports Package $2,370
Technology Package $1,780
Moonroof Deflector $100
Floor & Trunk Mat $175
Trunk Sub-Floor Organ $140
Kick Plates $170
Destination Charge $760
Dealer discount- -$4295
$26580 plus tax+title
Didn't take the extra $500 NMAC rebate because my FICA is good enough for 2.94% from the local bank.
#2979 of 3493 New 2011 Altima 2.5 S + Convenience pkg = 23K OTD + 0% 60 Months APR
May 31, 2011 (7:17 am)
I am in midst of making a decision on this. Do you think this is a good deal for a New 2011 Altima 2.5 S + Convenience pkg = 23K OTD + 0% 60 Months APR.
Please advice if there is any room for more negotiation. This is for a purchase in IL area.
#2981 of 3493 is this a good deal on nissan 2008?
Jun 01, 2011 (11:27 pm)
Is this a good deal? i went in myself (female) I just don't want to get screwed. First time buying a car.
2008 nissan altima; 40k miles, fully loaded but no GPS ( dealer will throw in free portable GPS), leather seats, alloy rims, sunroof. warranty is for 60k miles, the extended warranty is extra money.
my credit is 650 and i'm going to put down 4k. He said $15,000 but not including tax and fees... with a monthly payment of $255.00 at 7% interest rate
Can I negotiate this lower? Originally listed for $16,995 as their "special internet price"
this is nissan in nassau county Long Island New York.
#2982 of 3493 Re: is this a good deal on nissan 2008? [amy786]
Jun 02, 2011 (2:58 am)
40k miles is not bad for a '08. If the car is really loaded (2.5 SL) and no accident, the price is o.k.
Warranty-there's no more B2B on this car, powertrain is good till 60K miles and transmission is good till120k miles or 10 years.
Personally, you should just buy a 4k car with your current credit score. You can save more money, improve your credit score and then buy a new Altima after a year or 2.
#2983 of 3493 Altima Rebates
Jun 06, 2011 (9:51 pm)
Recently (May & June) the Nissan dealers in my area have been offering $5000-5500 rebates on all Altimas bringing the price of a 2011 2.5S (no bells & whistles) down to about $18.5k-19k and 2.5 to about $17k. Very hard to negotiate though, even Honda is more flexible.
Why is only Nissan offering such a low price while the other manufacturers are not? A slightly upgraded Civic goes for $18.5k...
#2984 of 3493 Re: Altima Rebates [svn26]
Jun 07, 2011 (5:30 am)
May I know area/dealership where you are getting 2011 2.5S for 18.5 k?
#2985 of 3493 2011 Nissan Altima 2.5S (Convenience+Convenience Plus+Bluetooth)
Jun 09, 2011 (12:20 pm)
It's been a while since I came back to this thread. Nice to see such a widespread interest in the new Altima. I bought one recently for my girlfriend and I must admit that I am quite impressed with the construction quality. It's just a good solid car but I did have the "Check Engine" light come on once for some unknown reason. It did go off by itself but was enough to freak me and my girl out... The car basically had 1650 miles on it when the check engine light came on and went off... The dealership was not sure what was wrong... Anyways, I am happy with my purchase and thought it is better to invest in an extended warranty... Who can give me the details to buy an extended warranty (Nissan only) cheap? No third party fake warranties please.... Any help greatly appreciated....