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Nissan Altima, Sedan
#3026 of 3489 Just bought a new car
Aug 03, 2011 (1:14 pm)
I just bought a new 2011 Nissan Altima on July 30.
I got the 2.5S with Convenience package + Carpeted floor mats + Aluminum kick plates + trunk sub floor organizer.
The car was listed at some $24850 or so.
I got it for $19322 + TTL = $21450 out of door (CA taxes suck!!)
The dealer was trying to force GAP insurance on me for $600 and I said that no way am I buying that, so he removed that.
Though, he did end up selling me some phantom sticker warranty thing for $99 which helps recover cars if stolen.
Apart from that since I did not have that good a credit score (~ 650), I got the loan at 4.74%
Quite happy that the dealer reduced the base price by at least $5500.
Note: This includes $500 of new college graduate discount.
#3027 of 3489 Re: Just bought a new car [rachit]
Aug 03, 2011 (4:47 pm)
It sounds like you got a very good deal to me. I bought my new 2010 exactly a year ago and have really loved it. Only had one weird problem...the battery having to be replaced after 3 months. I have never heard of that $99 thing you bought. I would be interested to know if anyone knows if it is worth anything. Happy driving!
#3028 of 3489 Altima Pricing and Insurance
Aug 03, 2011 (6:05 pm)
Drove the Altima and consider it far superior to Fusion, Malibu, and 200. Few questions for the forum:
1) Costco plan is $100 over invoice. Is this as good as it gets or should I try to negotiate lower with another dealer?
2) I am over 50, no accidents or claims for over 20 years. Yet, the insurance quote for the Altima 2.5S was $632/six months or about $220 over my Grand Prix. Is the Altima abnormally high? I did notice on the IFHS website that it ranked lower in crash tests than many of the mid-sized cars.
3) How difficult is it to order a Special Edition with no other options? I am getting it for the foglights. Or is it easier to just get a 2.5S and have the lights installed as an accessory?
4) Is the quality the same for vehicles coming out of both plants?
Thank you in advance for any insights you can provide!
#3029 of 3489 Re: Just bought a new car [rachit]
Aug 04, 2011 (6:09 am)
It is a good price in Baltimore/DC area.
#3030 of 3489 Re: Just bought a new car [skyfan1]
Aug 04, 2011 (8:49 am)
That warranty is called Invisible Phantom Stickers. After doing a little search myself I feel that it's almost like a scam. You pay $99 and the warranty is for 5 years. They have etched my VIN number on different parts of the car and they will help me recover the parts if stolen. If they fail to do so within 30 days, then they will pay me $2500.
Why was your battery replaced after 3 months? I hope it was covered by the warranty..
#3031 of 3489 Did I get a good deal on this Altima 2.5S?
Aug 04, 2011 (2:25 pm)
2012 Altima 2.5 S
Premium Audio, Convenience, Convenience Plus, SL Packagem Mats & Kick Plates + Destination Charges.
Total sticker: $28,850.
Agreed Value: $26,349 + $595 Acquisition + $1,250 trade-in (balance).
$2k out of pocket ($1226.66 as cap cost reduction and includes 1st payment & reg)
36 month lease
Los Angeles County
Total monthly: $308.32 (including tax)
#3032 of 3489 2011 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR Coupe
Aug 06, 2011 (8:40 pm)
I recently bought a 2011 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR Coupe with Premium, Leather and Technology package for $540 per month for 60 months (0% APR) and $1000 down from a Nissan dealership in Dallas.
Please let me know if this is a good deal for a price of $33,400 ($540 * 60 + 1000)?
#3033 of 3489 Re: Did I get a good deal on this Altima 2.5S? [celloshred]
Aug 08, 2011 (6:40 pm)
No you did not celloshred, I just leased a Maxima MSRP $36400 for less than that, check out Maxima board.
Aug 11, 2011 (6:21 pm)
Just signed a lease this evening in MA for a Silver 2011 Altima 2.5 S:
Here was my situation. Just financed a 2012 VW CC 3 months ago. Had payments of $427 but had a family emergency. Wanted to lower payments without sacrificing too many features as I am in sales and need a comfortable car. My first concern was getting out of my CC with no negative equity and I did that. So then it came to the Altima:
Base Price: $22,430
-Premium Audio Package
-Convenience Plus Package
-2.5 SL Package
(Tried to get the mats and kick plates taken off considering I dont want them for $355 but they wouldn't budge)
Total Sticker Price: $28,760.00
Actual Sold Price: $25,590
Incentives: $1,250($500 Recent Grad program)
Maintenance and Warranty plan up to 60k miles, $895 for both(I plan to buy it out).
$894 due at signing (includes first months payment, $319 doc fee which they would budge on, title and registration)
Total Gross Cap Cost: $27,161.79
Monthly Payments: $300.28 (Was around $280 w/o warranty and maintenance plans. But I like the security of not having to pay for any oil changes, tire rotations, and anything else that may happen).
I gave another Nissan dealership the opportunity to gain my business if they could beat that and they said absolutely not, you better jump on that.
According to True Car, if I add the options to the 2.5 S, I could get it for around $23,500 but I don't think I could have gotten another $2k off considering they wouldn't even give me the mats and kickplates discount, even tried to get a spoiler and no go. So anyone who can get the Altima with all those packages for $23,500 is lucky.
#3035 of 3489 Re: 2011 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR Coupe [nash4u]
Aug 16, 2011 (5:42 pm)
Please let me know if I was unable to get a good deal on this car?
I was also sold a service package and GAP insurance for a total monthly payment of $554.11 for 60 months and $1000 down.
Hence the total price that I will be paying for this vehicle is $34246 over the next 5 years at 0% interest.
Note that the car has a Leather, Technology and Premium package installed.