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Nissan Altima, Sedan
#3111 of 3493 2012 Altima 2.5 S
Jan 08, 2012 (2:38 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 3493 Re: 2012 Altima 2.5 S [ohlode]
Jan 09, 2012 (2:05 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 3493 Re: 2012 Altima 2.5 S [ohlode]
Jan 09, 2012 (3:30 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 3493 Re: 2012 Altima S Anniv [srigo]
Jan 10, 2012 (11:19 pm)
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.
#3115 of 3493 2012 Altima 2.5 base
Jan 14, 2012 (5:35 pm)
Just signed the contract with a dealer for a 2012 Altima 2.5 base with free Floor and Trunk Mats, free service plan (oil and tire rotation), free navigation. About $16300 OTD including everyting. Capital region NY.
#3116 of 3493 Re: 2012 Altima 2.5 base [joejoewong]
Jan 14, 2012 (8:30 pm)
Does a 2.5 base come with Navigation?
#3117 of 3493 Re: 2012 Altima 2.5 base [new_car_tn]
Jan 14, 2012 (10:23 pm)
No. Base 2.5 is really base. No music/mp3, no navigation, no iltelligentkey. It does come with 4 speakers and its wired so you can easily install an aftermarket music/mp3 player and save $$. The 2.5S comes with music/mp3, 6 speakers, and intelligentkey.
#3118 of 3493 Follow up on Altima 2.5S Purchase
Jan 15, 2012 (7:46 am)
I like this car more and more. 27.9 to 28.0 mpg around the city. I like the dual exhaust tips and the sporty look of the Vision Wheel alloys I purchased along with the all weather mats. This is the second time I've bought all weather mats (2008 Pathfinder) and I just leave them in year round.
For the money, this is the best sedan I've seen at the best price. Nissan has it figured out. They give you more for less.
Love the Dark Slate with Frost interior.
#3119 of 3493 Re: 2012 Altima 2.5 base [new_car_tn]
Jan 15, 2012 (8:31 am)
No. The navigation device should be a separate one from the dealer.
#3120 of 3493 Re: 2012 Altima 2.5 base [joejoewong]
Jan 15, 2012 (5:36 pm)
hi joejoewong, I am also looking at this car these two days, however i cannot get a good OTD from nearby dealers even lower than 18000 Would you please send me anonymized invoice to toloicegmail.com, thank you so much! -Li