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Nissan Altima, Sedan
#733 of 3495 Re: horrible experience at Family Nissan in Rancho Santa Margarita [xfilerguy]
Dec 08, 2006 (8:12 pm)
after seeing post #732, I feel so bad at my purchase which was made on last Saturday (Dec 2nd).
I got a 2006 2.5S Manual Altima (standard package without any special). It has carpets and splashguards but no ABS, or traction control, etc.
The dealer gave me the invoice price $19800, minus the $2000-rebate. We got another $800 discount after negotiation.
- $2000 (rebate)
- $2000 (97' Ford Taurus trade-in value)
+ $400 (destination fee)
final price: $15400 plus taxes, titles, etc. Made down payment of $3000 and financed $12500 with the APR of 5.7% for 60 months.
What a bad deal I've made
#734 of 3495 Thoughts & good price point for 2007 Altima 2.5 S with 2.5 SL Package
Dec 09, 2006 (10:22 pm)
1st post here and having been pouring over previous posts by everyone. It's finally time to upgrade from 98' 200SX-SER and after hearing about the 2007 Altima 2.5 S with 2.5 SL Package made a trip to Nissan of McKinney to check it out in person and very impressed with the look inside and out. Now I'm needing some help with what your thoughts are on a good price. Looking to spec it out as follows:
2007 Altima 2.5 S with 2.5 SL Package
Xtronic CVT with manual mode
16" Aluminum-alloy wheels
Automatic on/off headlights
Power sliding glass sunroof with tilt feature
Leather-appointed seats and door trim
8-way power adjustable driver’s seat and power lumbar support
Heated front seats
Passenger-side front-window one-touch auto-up/down with auto-reverse
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) with in-cabin microfilter
Rear passenger vents
Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors with sun visor extenders
Remote front windows down
Key-operated front windows up/down
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver
Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror with compass
Wood-tone trim (Blond interior only)
Patterned metallic trim (Charcoal interior only)
Illuminated center console
Includes ABS Option and requires Splash Guard Stand-alone Option.
Base MSRP: $20,300
Exterior Color: Winter Frost
Transmission: Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission)
Packages and Options
Splash Guards: $130
Fog Lights: $310
2.5 SL Package: $3,850
Anti-lock Braking System: $300
Destination and Handling: $615
Total Configured MSRP: $25,505
TMV Pricing Report
2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
National Base Price MSRP Invoice TMV
$20,300 $18,987 $20,208
$4,290 $3,854 $4,260
G01 SL Package $3,850 $3,501 $3,826
F10 Fog Lamps $310 $251 $306
B10 Splash Guards $130 $102 $128
Color Adjustment - - $0
Exterior Color Winter Frost
Interior Color Charcoal Leather
Destination Charge $615 $615 $615
Total with Options $25,205 $23,456 $25,083
Waiting from some online quotes to comeback dealers and would like to see how others faired in the Dallas/Ft Worth area with Nissan's National Year End Sales Event and see if there are known rebates published or hidden. Thanks in advance!
#735 of 3495 Re: Thoughts & good price point for 2007 Altima 2.5 S with 2.5 SL Package [
Dec 10, 2006 (1:16 pm)
Heard back from one dealer in Mesquite and without speaking on anything told me:
"As our Internet Guest, you've saved us time and advertising money, please accept this instant savings for up to *$3000*.
* = Up to $3000 dollars discount on select new Nissan models. Offer applies to purchase of a new Nissan vehicle only." So I guess this addresses the advertising money question!
Also seeing the following advertisement for the National Year End Sales Event for the 2006 Altima 2.5 S with the special edition package:
2006 Altima 2.5 S with the special edition package:
$3,200 Total Savings*
-$2,000 Cash Back Plus
-$1,200 Special Package
*Cash back when you purchase a new 2006 Altima 2.5 S with the Special Edition Package from dealer stock. Package savings based on MSRP on trip and comfort packages combined. See dealer for details. Offer ends 1/2/2007
#736 of 3495 Re: Thoughts & good price point for 2007 Altima 2.5 S with 2.5 SL Package [ [woolridget]
Dec 10, 2006 (1:45 pm)
$3000 Off sound pretty good on the brand new model, although, you should be asking the dealer a different question. I suggest that you actually e-mail at least 2 or 3 dealers /internet managers and ask for a quote on the car with the package that you are interested in. Make sure you indicate the specific options and that you receive a quote on the car with those specific options.
Lets say you`ve contacted 3 dealers, each one of them will most likely get back to you without a quote at first, you will then need to e-mail them again and ask for a price again. Once you get the price from all three dealers, you just e-mail the quote of one dealer to another and they will most likely get back to you with a better offer.
I`ve done it in the past a few times, they never want to loose a sale, the want your business! Internet specialists generally are willing to go lower on the price then a regular salesperson. I don't think you need to negotiate anything at all once you are at the dealer, by that time you should already have an e-mail printed with the final price. But what you need to think about ahead of time, are the minor add-ons, like in my case they were the door and splash guards plus the wheel locks, they ran me an extra 200 bucks. I could’ve knocked the 200 bucks off easily by just standing up and walking away, I was just too tired of dealing with it, so 200 bucks wasn't that much more to pay on the loan over the period of 5 years. I did also purchase extended Gold Nissan warranty up to 100,000 miles and an extra GAP insurance. I really didn't have to do it, just wanted a little piece of mind. I wrecked my Civic before purchasing the Altima and Allstate insurance company had ripped me off, so I decided to spend a little more money and stay kinda worry free. I drive a lot 25,000 miles a year or so. Warranty will be good to have with my high mileage driving. One more thing for you to consider, is, that prices will drop even lower in January of 2007, if you can wait just a little bit longer you will get a slightly better deal then.
Thank you for reading my post and good luck.
#737 of 3495 Re: Thoughts & good price point for 2007 Altima 2.5 S with 2.5 SL Package [cmptekinc]
Dec 10, 2006 (1:48 pm)
Sorry, I misread the last line of the message about where it says that offers end on 1-2-2007, but a couple of weeks from that time they would have new offers...You get the idea.
#738 of 3495 Re: Thoughts & good price point for 2007 Altima 2.5 S with 2.5 SL Package [
Dec 10, 2006 (7:57 pm)
Thank you so much for all the advice! 1st time doing the internet quotes and thought I should be doing more to insure the dealers get my business! So far I've gotten the congratulatory "Thank you for contacting us" email. I don't have a problem waiting until after the new year for more deals.
I did revisit the McKinney dealership today and noticed that there are two stickers showing once originally from the factory and then the dealer optional sticker, so I see what you mean about the dealer add on's.
What I don't understand is what is EPP? The dealer add on sticker has this for almost $1000!
Also took note of how many 2007's were on the lot with color and features I wanted. I think I read not having many of them on the lot didn't work in my favor.
Again, I appreciate all this great knowledge you guys are sharing. Makes the process a lot less unnerving.
#739 of 3495 Re: Thoughts & good price point for 2007 Altima 2.5 S with 2.5 SL Package [ [woolridget]
Dec 10, 2006 (8:15 pm)
I'm not sure what EPP stands for. You maybe able to get an answer if you e-mail Nissan USA and ask them what it is, unless somebody here knows about it....
#740 of 3495 Re: Thoughts & good price point for 2007 Altima 2.5 S with 2.5 SL Package [
Dec 10, 2006 (11:12 pm)
Did a bit more digging and looks like EPP might stand for "Equipment Protection Plan" or Security+Plus Plans I assume. Do they really cost a $1000? I've been told that they aren't worth it if you aren't planning to keep the car for more than 3 years, thoughts?
I also did as you stated requesting email quotes addressed to the internet manager/fleet manager of three dealerships asking for best quotes available on the specific options I needed. Funny how they all responded to the original request guaranteeing "no haggle nor hassle", but they want you to come in to speak with them. I guess everyone is trying to get you in to add on the extras. Let the emails begins!
Dec 11, 2006 (3:54 am)
EPP is for Environmental Protection Plan.. Or, as the dealer's like to call it... Mop 'n Glow...
A package of fairly useless items such as paint sealant, interior Scotchgard, etc, etc.. that might have a total value of about $100..
Just put it under the column of Additional Dealer Profit.
#742 of 3495 Re: My guess.. [kyfdx]
Dec 11, 2006 (6:01 am)
Ah, another "Sorry, I don't think I'll be paying for that item" I'll be saying to the dealer. Thanks for the info kyfdx!