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Infiniti FX45, Infiniti FX35, Hatchback, Wagon, SUV
#439 of 3411 Inverntories are substantial...........
May 02, 2003 (9:50 am)
Hello everyone and I hope that you are having a great day. As I am in the market for a new vehicle and considering seriously the purchase of a new FX35 non sport.
The Orlando Infiniti dealership and Scott Infiniti in South Florida both have approximately 40 FX models.
It seems that the initial demand is not what Infiniti expected. Hopefully this will translate into big savings come negatiating time. $500 over invoice anyone?
Maybe it will take time for the market to respond to the FX dramatic styling and lack of practicality relative to the competion.
It is ok with me because I like to drive something that few people have and the quality of the vehicle should be great.
Let me pose my question one more time regarding ordering a 2004 with cloth as opposed to leather. Will I be able to sell the vehicle eventually? Living in Florida Leather really makes my back sweat in the summer.
Hopefully for 2004 Infinity will allow you to get the brick interior without the bone crushing ride of the sport package.
May 02, 2003 (11:05 am)
I can't answer your question regarding the resale value of an FX with cloth. However, I can definitely say that you can get better than $500 over invoice by taking advantage of the Grubbs Infiniti VPP pricing offer.
Seems that Grubbs Infiniti can now ship anywhere in the 48 states for only $250 additional shipping cost. Wow!
BTW, I bought my FX35 AWD at Orlando Infiniti for VPP price (benefit of my employer) and those guys are great. One of the best buying experiences ever!
May 02, 2003 (11:58 am)
Not having leather will kill the value and market of the vehicle. Only make this move if you keep vehicles 5-7 years as then the extra depriciation won't amount to much. Remeber your no option vehicle will compete with tech package vehicles that may only be a couple thousand more. So therefore more desirable to a used car buyer. those looking for a vehicle in the same market as the FX will definately want leather. just my .02
#442 of 3411 Cloth on a $35K+ car?!
May 02, 2003 (1:43 pm)
Just my opinion...
But cloth as standard equipment on a $35K+ car is just plain ridiculous to me. If you're leasing, that's fine but buying..no way. BTW, couple years back when I leased my BMW X5 3.0i, vinyl-covered seating was standard! Even a cheap CD player was optional!
#443 of 3411 Thankyou very much for your imput everyone..
May 02, 2003 (2:52 pm)
Could you please explain what VPP pricing is?
May 02, 2003 (4:02 pm)
It stands for Vehicle Purchase Program similar in concept to ford x-plan and gm's GMS pricing. It is a prearranged price usually 1-2% over/under invoice available to suppliers, employees families and such. Grubbs Infiniti is offering this same nohassle pricing to memebers of "another" website. On my FX35 RWD with tech it worked out to $434 over invoice. Pre April 1 I think the VPP price was actually under invoice. Right Crikey?
May 03, 2003 (5:32 am)
clpurnell, you got it. More info on the VPP is at www.insidenissan.com. The best part about the program is that there is no stress-inducing negotiation (well, maybe a little if you want to get the unwanted dealer fees removed). Hope that helps.
#446 of 3411 Thankyou again for the great information..........
May 03, 2003 (6:23 am)
#447 of 3411 Favorite Color Combos
May 03, 2003 (1:33 pm)
May 03, 2003 (4:04 pm)
I'm partial to Black with Brick/Black. Maybe thats cuz I bought it However I saw a red with black interior and that is a hot combo.