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Nissan Altima, Sedan
#3105 of 3453 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL - $17,000 with 3K
Jan 02, 2012 (7:33 pm)
The price offered by an independent used car dealership is 17K but they don't negotiate at all and they don't finance. I checked with the bank and with the down payment and all, the interest rate would be 6.9% (which I think is really high for someone with an excellent credit)... Anyway, the real question is that with the interest, is the car worth buying? It is loaded with heated leather seats, keyless ignition, and all the cool stuff but I just don't know if it's worth it... On the other hand, I'm getting a new 2012 Sentra SL (leather seats, no navigation) for $19K OTD with 0% financing for 34 months... Which is a better deal if I make a 5K downpayment? Thanks, everyone!
EDIT: I read that some people used other sources than bank to finance their car... could someone tell me what they used? The bank rate is ridic!!
#3106 of 3453 Re: 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL - $17,000 with 3K [newbie2cars]
Jan 02, 2012 (8:01 pm)
Banks will almost always have high rate than credit unions. Try penfed & nwfcu. If you have excellent credit, you should qualify for either at 1.99 and 1.49% respectively.
#3107 of 3453 Re: 2012 Altima S Anniv [milol]
Jan 03, 2012 (1:30 pm)
I think i paid the Lowest price ever for a New Nissan Altima,
This is in March 2011, i Purchased a Nissan Altima Base 2.5 (Model without stereo) no accessories included
15,400 (Cost of car including Destination) + 599 (Dealer Fee) + Tax (3%) + Title
I got this deal in Team Nissan in Atlanta GA, i got this deal from Truecar. i kept on searching this kind of price but couldn't find it again,
Yesterday i went to Nissan of Stafford to buy a base Altima for my Cousin and Price he purchased is 15,600(Car cost not including destination)+750(Destination)+ 599 (Dealer fee) + tax.
good thing is the car included kick plates, 5 piece floor mats, under car lighting practically nullifying the 750 destination he paid extra (Comparing to my deal)
Note: Both of us don't qualify for Military Discount but are Eligible for Graduate Discount of $500
milol -- do you qualify for Military discount? Because when we called DAR Card he said to get ur Pricing we need to qualify for Military Discount
#3108 of 3453 Re: 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL - $17,000 with 3K [walletless]
Jan 03, 2012 (7:26 pm)
Thanks, will try that. As far as '09 Altima or '12 Sentra goes, which one is a better pick?
#3109 of 3453 Re: 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL - $17,000 with 3K [newbie2cars]
Jan 04, 2012 (12:25 pm)
Can't go wrong with either.. but really depends on what you want it for.. They are cars from two different categories.
Altima: Larger, more roomy, bigger trunk space, but lower mileage
Sentra: Smaller/compact, but pretty good mileage
Decide the size, then compare the price between a used and new car for the same car..
Jan 04, 2012 (2:50 pm)
Better to buy a new car than a used one if price is the same. New car comes with the warranty...a good thing to have. Used have other drivers who might not treat a car the way you do. Go for the new Sentra SL...I really like 'em, especially the red one I sat in at the dealer last month.
#3111 of 3453 2012 Altima 2.5 S
Jan 08, 2012 (3:38 pm)
Bought yesterday. Slate exterior; frost interior. MSRP was $22,570.00, plus splash guards, floor & trunk mats and destination charge ($760. to Boise, ID) for a total window sticker retail price of $23,650.00. The dealer's no hassle, no haggle price was $17999.00. (not including Tax, Title, Tags.) I added their similiar after market alloys and Nissan all weather mats for another $600.00, plus tax. I actually liked the look of the after market alloys (Vision Wheel) better than OEM alloys. After comparing the Camry, Sonata, Optima, and the Accord this vehicle won hands down in overall value. The Altima is my second Nissan (2008 Pathfinder) and I highly recommend this manufacturer and Dennis Dillion Nissan on Fairview in Boise.
**note: Nissan's $750 rebate was contingent on Nissan financing (3.29 % APR for 60 months) That was .04 % higher than my Credit union rate.
Summation: Couldn't get the other 4 dealers below $21K for a comparably equipped vehicle. Toyota dealer was even higher and the other Nissan dealer wouldn't match this price. Hope this is helpful!
#3112 of 3453 Re: 2012 Altima 2.5 S [ohlode]
Jan 09, 2012 (3:05 pm)
This dealer had the base 2.5 Altima during Xmas vacation for $15888.00. Sold all four in a few days. Just driving around the city the last two days I'm getting 27.7 to 28.0 mpg. Very impressed with the CVT transmission with manual shifting and the intelligent key. This is a lot of car for $18K... Not a "soft ride" but solid and responsive.
#3113 of 3453 Re: 2012 Altima 2.5 S [ohlode]
Jan 09, 2012 (4:30 pm)
That's a great deal indeed! I agree, Altima is a very smooth drive - I am talking after test driving Accord, Camry, Sonata, and this on the same road which includes some speed bumps, rough roads, and freeway. The car was atleast on par with Accord in smoothness, and way better than Camry. Sonata was the last in my rank, although it was good value for money overall. The only question with Altima is the long-term reliability (i.e. will it go to 200k miles without major problems like the Accord and Camry.. but that's a gamble I am willing to take right now).
In retrospect, I think I could have gone for the 2.5 Base model instead of 2.5S, and bought my own audio player with bluetooth built-in (the add-on package on 2.5S that includes Bluetooth is expensive IMO). The base model comes with 4 speakers (2.5S comes with 6), but that would have been enough for me. The base model has all the wiring in place to quickly install an after-market audio player.
Anyone has suggestions for good in-car bluetooth that are not too expensive on the wallet (and no monthly fees like onstar)?
#3114 of 3453 Re: 2012 Altima S Anniv [srigo]
Jan 11, 2012 (12:19 am)
I paid 15999+tax (Calif) for 2012 base altima 2.5
Thats it, no extra charges.
Also I got the new color - dark slate !!
This was a dealer adv price in Bay area.