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Nissan Altima, Sedan
#393 of 3453 Trade-in for 2.5S
Dec 12, 2004 (2:49 am)
I currently have a 2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 that I want to get rid off in order to get a '05 Altima 2.5S. I'm trying to sell it to a private party, but if I'm unsuccesful by the end of the month I might try to do a trade-in. Does anyone know if the Nissan dealer will take my SUV for what I owe on the loan? I was planning on trying to get them to pay off the remaining amount on the 4Runner loan, which is a little over $21,000. Could this work?
#394 of 3453 leased a new altima 2.5S
Dec 13, 2004 (6:30 am)
with my camry lease up, I decided to go with the Altima 2.5S with convience package. I got great
deal on a sign and drive for 239/month for 36 months. Before I got the camry I had previously had an altima and maxima. Its nice going back to Nissan again. I got this deal in the metro
#395 of 3453 Buying new Altima
Dec 14, 2004 (2:50 pm)
Just curious if anyone has bought a new Altima 2.5S that has a package similar to my own.
2005 Nissan Altima 2.5S
ABS/Side Air Bags
I seem to be getting quotes in the low 19s with the 1500 rebate, this seems pretty good since most quotes on here are without ABS/Side Air Bags. However, this is my first time actually buying a car totally on my own, securing my own financing, etc, so I'm wary about getting shafted. I'm also hiding the 500 off new college graduate rebate until I meet them in person so they don't requote me accordingly. I've read the tips Edmunds gives, does anyone else have any advice?
#396 of 3453 Re: Buying new Altima [durandal0]
Dec 15, 2004 (6:00 am)
We just bought the same car this week(ours also had the $70 Protection Pkg). You're right, the ABS/Side Air Bag pkg is difficult to find - and even tougher if you also want the Convenience Pkg along with it. There were only 3 in the tri-state area(MN,WI,IA). Still haven't figured out why ABS is not standard on a car is this price range. Anyway, here's our numbers:
2005 Altima 2.5S Auto
ABS/Side Air Bag Pkg
Edmunds Invoice: $21,304
Paid: $21,104 - $1500 rebate = $19604 + $90(fees & title)
I'm not sure how they are selling below invoice. Maybe there's some mfg-to-dealer cash that's behind the scenes. Or perhaps they're just cutting into their dealer holdback. Nonetheless, I feel we got a pretty good deal. I got all my price quotes through email - seemed to work pretty well. If you are getting quotes in the low 19's with the rebate, I'd say you are doing pretty well.
#397 of 3453 New Altima Pricing
Dec 17, 2004 (8:32 am)
Hey everyone, just giving an update on my earlier quote if anyone else is going to buy soon.
2005 Nissan Altima 2.5S
Automatic - Super Black
ABS/Side Air Bags
Comes out to
-650 Holdback from Dealer
-500 New college graduate rebate
18,595 Final Price
The salesperson was very willing to talk to me about her holdback and how she was willing to give it all to me in order for my business. What a wonderful time of the year
#398 of 3453 2850 under invoice
Dec 20, 2004 (2:35 pm)
I got a brand new 2005 white 2.5S the other day for $2850 under invoice. It only had the auto, floor/trunk mats, and side sills and splash guards. Dealed with the sales manager. The MSRP was 20,630, we negotiated it down to $16,400. It was 18,200 out the door. They said they were losing a 1000 bucks on our deal, but who knows if theyre lying. Being a salesman myself and knowing how to deal/negotiate, also helps .
#399 of 3453 Re: Price on 2005 Altima 2.5S in Central Fla [fatkid24]
Dec 22, 2004 (5:35 pm)
I live in Central Florida and just bought:
2005 Altima SL
SL package (leather & the works)
Side Airbags and ABS (hard to find)
Powered Moonroof (no choice)
Floor & Trunk Mats- 5 piece
Sunroof Wind Deflector
TMV was $24059
Paid $24100 Out the Door
I might have done better but there were only 2 in the Southeast and I didn't want to play hardball haggling and see it sold, thus missing the $1500 rebate.
I could not get a Maxima SL with only Mats and Splash guards for $27000 so I loaded up the Altima. I'll have it delivered Friday.
Hope this helps!
#400 of 3453 Re: Price on 2005 Altima 2.5S in Central Fla [roberto2]
Dec 23, 2004 (9:25 pm)
Just bought a 2005 2.5S AT with ABS, Side Airbags, splash guards, mats, protection package (oh boy) and dealer installed spoiler (like I need a hole in my head).
I live in Missouri.
I am now driving a 2001 Maxima SE - loaded to the gills.
The complaints about seeing instrumentation during the day - bogus. Complaints about noise and ride - bogus. It's a nissan - feeling the road is what it's about.
I can tell you that I have gone round and round with dealers for about 2 months. I have solicited fax offers, done some phone "dealing" and been in dealerships and walked out.
I was originally looking for a 2.5S, ABS/Side, convenience package, with exterior color choices narrowed to two (silver and pewter) and interior one (only frost for me).
These packages (forget my color peeves) are TOUGH to find.
Let me first say that when I began dealing, I began dealing with dealerships I figured I would never deal with. Those that are small and/or sell multiple makes of cars. It paid off, because I ended up buying from a large Nissan only dealer with a good rep. - where you will most likely get your best price. I used faxed offers from others to bring the target dealer in line.
I considered ordering a car and also the "dealer search" method. What I learned was that I could not get a date in writing for the order (or provide a loner for free) and that "dealer find" adds a who knows (who knows how much it costs them) money factor (we have to trade for it, get it here; blah, blah, blah). Besides that, if you're dealing on a car that doesn't exist on a lot in the local area, most times you are wasting your time. If you shop offers this way - you're gonna hear, "Do they have it in stock ?" - and they're right (cuz they know) - you end up negotiating for a car that doesn't exist.
I never talked payments, never talked financing or trade-in, wasn't in a hurry, never test drove the car (until 2 seconds before signing the paperwork - the guy about fell over - I did the research, it's a good 4 banger so who cares)always started from "invoice" ('wholesale' of items plus holdback and destination, minus incentives), never thought about paying a dime for BS extras and kept my options open (Honda Accord Lx, Mazda 6).
So the price - 17,900. Could have been 17,600 - but I got hung on the spoiler. The only dealership in the area with my exact colors and package (gave up on the convenience) - but with a spoiler added. But, I figured this was my max price for what I wanted - so what the hell.
Sweet victory - the dealer I bought it from is getting the car from another local dealer. That local dealer wouldn't deal - was at about 20,000 for the car. Mr. 'old fashioned sales manager that won't let us deal on the phone' dealer.
Anywho - I don't think I "tore their lips off" but I got a good deal. The Consumer reports wholesale for the car was at 18,370 (2.5S AT, ABS/Side, mats, guards, protect and spoiler).
Incidentally, I could have had (without the final haggling) a convenience package added and paid 19,000 - but I dislike the black interior.
Incidentally - my finance rate was at 4.25 with an established credit union. Nissan offered me 3.7 as I was signing the paperwork.
Feel free to e-mail with questions; wrasse1hotmail.com.
#401 of 3453 GOOD website
Dec 25, 2004 (3:36 pm)
Can YOU recommend any GOOD website where I can purchase a car directly?
#402 of 3453 Re: Price on 2005 Altima 2.5S in Central Fla [wrasse1]
Dec 26, 2004 (5:31 am)
Not a good idea to post your email address here. You risk getting a lot of spam. It is better to mark your email public. This allows other Edmund's members to email you. Good luck!