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Nissan Altima, Sedan
#3244 of 3495 2012 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR w/ spoiler
Aug 05, 2012 (7:51 pm)
First time car buyer here. I'm looking to purchase a 3.5SR in the Northern NJ area with a spoiler. From my research, spoilers only come with the Sport package (which is almost always coupled with the Premium package). However, I don't need all the extra perks that come with those packages - I just want the spoiler.
Do you guys recommend adding it after-market? Or coming in strong, telling the dealership that I only want to pay for the Sport package, and am not going to pay for the Premium package. I know 2013 inventory is running low, so not sure how much leveraging power I have. Any advice would be appreciated.
#3245 of 3495 Re: 2012 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR w/ spoiler [bfired]
Aug 06, 2012 (12:22 am)
Spoiler also shows up under the "accessories" section for $394 MSRP so my guess is that you can have it added to any trim (installation is probably extra)
You can buy it from the dealer and have them install it or you can buy an OEM or aftermarket one on eBay and have a local body shop install it (find a shop with good online reviews)
#3246 of 3495 Re: 2012 Altima 2.5s with convenience pkg - need help [jamesdelvin]
Aug 06, 2012 (12:37 am)
Not sure about FL but the best way to get the lowest price in general is to go to each dealer's website in your area and request an online quote:
"I'm looking to buy a new 2012 Altima 2.5S with conv pkg and I was wondering what your lowest price is with the destination fee included" (make sure the price is with the dest. fee so you can compare the price between dealers, some dealers like to give you a low price and then when you go there to pay for it they add the dest. fee separately to the price)
You can also ask them how much their dealer fee is while you're at it
Depending on how far you're willing to drive to buy it, I recommend contacting 5-12 dealers -- once you get the lowest price, you can email the other dealers saying "the lowest price I got is $$$, are you guys able to beat this price?"
Much easier to deal with their online dept's than dealing with them in person
#3247 of 3495 Following up
Aug 07, 2012 (6:30 pm)
Talked to a couple dealers about pricing. First option is a 3.5SR w/ Premium and Sport packages (incl. spoiler) with MSRP of $31,200, and first dealer quote of $25,800.
Second option is 3.5SR w/ Premium, Sport, and Technology packages with MSRP of $32,630, and first dealer quote of $27,500.
Obviously, it'd be nice to have the navigation, but not really necessary. Which option do you guys recommend? Can I get them down lower?
#3248 of 3495 Bogus Altima Prices
Aug 07, 2012 (6:36 pm)
Hey all, I think I'm getting jacked with these offers, wasn't planning on taking either of them but I have two local Nissan dealers here in Central NJ quoting me $1000 over list price on a 3.5SL 2013 Altima. Both are giving me the BS that is a brand new car with no incentives and that there is a mark up since they are so new. Others on here seem to be otherwise getting something off the sticker.
I don't need an Altima that bad to pay $1000k over list price nor would I ever pay that or list price even for a car.
Just wanted your input.
#3249 of 3495 My pricing on 2012 Altims 2.5S with Convience PKG
Aug 07, 2012 (8:05 pm)
Hey guys, I just bought a 2012 Altima 2.5S with Convience PKG and a few other accessories and this is what the deal ended up looking like for those interested.
Convience PKG plus Mats, Splash Guards, Trunk divider and Emergency kit
MSRP (W/Destination) 25,310
Pricing before rebates 23,000
Minus $2,500 in rebates 20,500 + TTL * 2,000 customer cash & 500 NMAC finance
Overall I think I did pretty well. The internet manager quoted me $20,500 over email on one with the 20th anniv pkg but they had to get it from another dealer and they had the one with convience pkg on the lot (only one left). Even though the MSRP on the one on the lot was about $400 more than the 20th anniversary one I told them if they would honor the $20,500 on this one on the lot I would buy it and if not just get me the one from the other lot and they let me have the one on the lot for $20,500.
Anyways, I think $20,500 is the target to shoot for on any 2012's left with either convience pkg or the 20th anniversary. This was in Wenatchee, WA for anyone interested.
#3250 of 3495 Is this a good deal for 2012 Altima 2.5SL
Aug 07, 2012 (8:46 pm)
After talked to a couple of dealers, I got a quote for 2012 Altima 2.5SL. $21,638+TTL, roughly total OTD will be $23,535 if using Nissan financing (3.99%), while if pay it by cash the price will be $22,138+TTL, roughly tatal OTD is $24,067.
Is this a good deal? whether it still has any room to bargain? Any suggestions will be appreciated.
#3251 of 3495 Re: Bogus Altima Prices [smarty666]
Aug 08, 2012 (7:21 am)
Atleast you are lucky that you got some price (let it be bogus), I have tried few dealers here in central Jersey to get online price for 2013 2.5 SL with tech package and black on black and they want me to come down to work out numbers and they can order it and get it in 2 days (what a BS). Even Nissan HQ cannot gaurantee delivery for 4 weeks after placing order and these guys are assuring me. Another issue - they want me to put down deposit also.
#3252 of 3495 Re: Bogus Altima Prices [growing_credit]
Aug 08, 2012 (5:56 pm)
Some dealers in the DC area are starting to get the 2.5 SL with tech package in stock. Almost makes me wish I'd waited a few days to purchase, although I don't think I wouldn't gotten anywhere near the same price on the 2.5 SL with tech relative to invoice! I expect that NJ dealers will see the 2.5 SL tech's trickling in over the next few days too. Hopefully the prices you're seeing will start to come down.
On the 2013 3.5 SL without tech, in Maryland Carmax has those at 400 over invoice, including their processing fee. You may not be willing to travel that far, but you could try to use that to bargain with the NJ dealers.
#3253 of 3495 Re: Bogus Altima Prices [belwah87]
Aug 09, 2012 (7:28 am)
Thanks for the response.
I am in no hurry to buy the car so would wait for having something on hand that gives me fair price to pay.