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Nissan Altima, Sedan
#3094 of 3453 Re: 2012 Altima S Anniv [gooddeal2]
Dec 29, 2011 (10:28 am)
I was actually searching online to see if I got a good deal on our car and came upon this thread. We thought we overpaid because in 2004 we bought our 04 Altima S Base from the same dealership for ~$15,000 OTD. However, it seems like this was a good deal so here's the details:
The dealership is Darcars Nissan. Two locations: Rockville,MD and College Park,MD. If you go on Cars.com and search for new altima in zip code 20814 and filter from lowest to highest, it will come up under "Darcars College Park $16,100". Did 0 negotiating as they wanted the business (Badly it seemed). Here's what I did:
Called up Darcars Rockville and told them I saw 2012 Altima S Base for $16,100 on Cars.com for Darcars College Park. Wondered if they would match if I go there instead. Was told yes and to come in. Went in, test drove, looked at a few colors, and was immediately told I would be given the advertised price. Tried to haggle even lower and was told they would not move a penny. Asked to negotiate the Anniv Edition we saw because we liked the color better (slate); was informed by manager that Anniv edition would be $750 more. Figured the alloy wheels itself was worth that much so we took the deal.
When paperwork came, it was listed as $19,000ish retail - $3,000ish in rebates(don't have paperwork in front of me). Please note I qualified for $500 recent college grad discount (must graduate within last 2 years). However, for another car we bought I was 6 months away from graduating and they just took my word for it.
Hope this helps. Good hunting all.
#3095 of 3453 Re: 2012 Altima S Anniv [milol]
Dec 29, 2011 (12:27 pm)
Great deal! Congrats on the new car. Here in the Bay Area, prices are competitive, but not as low as the deal you got. The best offer I received for the base 2.5 trim was 16888 before ttl+delivery. OTD prices are around 20k for base 2.5.
#3096 of 3453 Re: 2012 Altima S Anniv [milol]
Dec 29, 2011 (1:00 pm)
Can you post the link to the "filter from lowest to highest"? It seems I don't see that option. I saw a "special" button and lowest special I saw that is $17,268 for BASE 2.5 (No S).
Also, 14k + TTL for a new 2004 Altima. My brother in law just traded in his base '05 Altima for 9.5k. I don't remember anyone here got that kind of deal in 2004.
#3097 of 3453 Re: 2012 Altima S Anniv [milol]
Dec 29, 2011 (1:14 pm)
I say this is BS either to bash the Altima or to advertise Darcars dealer.
1. 16,100 + 750 != 19,000 - 3,000 I know you don't have the paperwork in front of you but...)
2. 15K OTD for a new 2004 Altima? A dealer in PA gave my friend 12K cash for his 2003 base Altima w/ about 30k miles in 2005. He didn't get a new car b/c he moved back to his country.
#3098 of 3453 Re: 2012 Altima S Anniv [carisfun]
Dec 29, 2011 (1:52 pm)
$16,100+750 for anniv package upgrade + 760 freight + 200 processing fee + ttl + 6% tax.
Here's the link, gooddeal2
Just looked at our old purchase agreement with the dealer in 2004. It was negotiated down to ~$13500 for 2004 Altima S Base including protective paint coating and lifetime oil changes from the dealer, freight was split 50/50 with dealer and processing waived. We had 5% tax at the time. The game changer might've been that we paid for it in cash. However, we did end up financing our 2012.
I don't work for Darcars or know anyone that's related in some way to the car sales industry. The only connection I have with them is we bought our previous altima there. Please don't flame me and say my purchase is BS because your experience was different. We all have our own experiences and that's why this thread exist. I post here so that others might be able to save some money themselves or at least know how low dealers are willing to sell their cars for.
Dec 30, 2011 (12:20 am)
How is this deal for a new 2.5 S? I do not need the add-ons like carpeted floor, splash guard, etc - but the dealer is unwilling to remove them - this is the best and lowest price he can offer.
Sale Price 22,570
Carpeted Floor 180
Splash Guard 140
Freight Charge 760
Stevens Creek Nissan discount (2,900)
Nissan Customer Cash (1,250)
December Bonus cash (500)
NMAC Bonus Cash (500)
Internet Price 18400 + Tax + license
OTD price comes to ~20,500. Caveat is that I need to get financing from them in order to qualify for some of the cash bonuses.. but I am already pre-approved from nwfcu for 1.49% APR, so I am hoping that the dealer can beat that.
Also, when accepting delivery of the car, what things should I look out for before signing the paperwork.. I did a quick-and-dirty list here... anything else to add to the list?
Jack, Spare tire, Floor Mats included
Radio, CD, Aux Input, all work
Verify exterior color, interior color, Trim, and all options. Wipers, wheel hubcap included
Ensure Headlight, tail light, parking light, hazard light, horn, brake lights, direction indicators function properly
Gas tank is full, gas cap is included
Check Odometer to verify new
Check car condition no scratches, dents, etc. Ask them for a car wash to ensure you are not seeing dirt instead of scratches
Car keys, extra/spare keys, etc are included
All Seats adjustment working properly
Verify correct tire pressure
Pop hood, ask where washer fluid, coolant, etc go
VIN matches on car and paperwork
Power windows, doors, side mirrors work properly
Alarm system arm/disarms properly
Financing early payment clause?
Financing - Verify that interest rate is final ask for payment coupon book
Warranty Certificate included
#3101 of 3453 Re: Good deal? [walletless]
Dec 31, 2011 (1:52 pm)
HNY to all. I bought the 2.5S base with floor mats and splash guard for 18250+tax. OTD in Santa Clara was 20200.
#3102 of 3453 Re: Good deal? [walletless]
Dec 31, 2011 (6:21 pm)
Congratulations on your new car.
Did you take the nissan finance to get the rebates? I am seeing newspaper ads with quotes from 17,500 to 18,000. What's the catch there?
#3103 of 3453 Re: Good deal? [ca_buyer]
Dec 31, 2011 (9:31 pm)
No.. Nissan finance would have taken another $500 off that price, but the lowest rates they offered were 3.49%, so I passed on it since I had NWFCU approval for 1.49%