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Infiniti G35, Infiniti G37, Coupe, Sedan
#7002 of 11107 Re: G35 Journey San Diego [txvinyl1]
Dec 12, 2008 (9:44 am)
Cars are moving ever so slowly on the lots these days. I have found new 2007 Infinitis around the US. As kingpcgeek said, there isn't any policy/law/mandate to encourage or force dealerships to liquidate previous model years.
On that note, the stigma of buying a new car from the previous calendar year just adds to the buyer's negotiation toolbox.
1, I would do a blue book analysis for a particular new car from a previous year in "excellent condition" with little to no miles.
2. Bring the wholesale, suggested retail price, and private party results to the dealership. No need to throw them out for all to see. It's better to be discrete.
3. This, along with other items of research, will help you get the best price that you are comfortable with.
Hope this helps... and good luck.
#7003 of 11107 Re: G35 Journey San Diego [redline122]
Dec 12, 2008 (11:57 am)
Thanks a lot for the response. With that being the case, do you think a dealer would rather take a loss and get rid of a car now, or hold onto it hoping it will sell in 2009, or hoping the manufacturer will give them more incentives?
For the past few months, I've been keeping track of the 2008 G37 coupe inventory of the dealerships in my city and there are currently 110 G37s on hand. In the past month, only about 20 have been sold. The incentives have not changed from last month to this month, so I don't see how they can sell all 110 without more manufacturer incentives. For this reason, I am holding out in hopes of better incentives. Knowing my luck, if I bought one now, a couple days later there will be more incentives and I could have saved a couple extra thousand dollars.
I've heard that dealerships will send unsold cars to auctions. Is this true, and when would this happen? And would dealerships take a loss just to get rid of a car? When I say loss, I mean selling it for less than what they paid for it (Invoice - holdback - manufacturer incentive).
#7004 of 11107 Re: G35 Journey San Diego [txvinyl1]
Dec 12, 2008 (12:58 pm)
I have never heard of a dealer selling a new car at auction.
It is very doubtful that there is any hold back left on any 08 Infiniti's at this time so don't figure that into any pricing equations.
#7005 of 11107 Got 2007 - G35 with 19.5 K miles..
Dec 13, 2008 (12:58 am)
On the road Price is 22800$. I was watching auction prices for awhile and the price came very close to the recent auction sales.
Vehicle comes with Premium and Navigation packages. Not sure if this is a good deal or not?
Auction prices for reference..
2007 G35 6G 2DCP A PS PB AC SR 4X2 13,337 BLACK OB $21,000
2007 G35 6G 2DCP 6 PS PB AC SR 4X2 15,107 BLACK OB $22,750
2007 G35 6G 2DCP 6 PS PB AC SR 4X2 34,078 DIAMOND $19,250
2007 G35 6G 2DCP A PS PB AC SR 23,498 BLACK OB $19,500
#7006 of 11107 Re: Got 2007 - G35 with 19.5 K miles.. [SamZan]
Dec 13, 2008 (3:45 am)
where do you monitor auction prices? Can I see this on the internet?
#7008 of 11107 Re: G35X LEASE QUESTION [max_anderson]
Dec 14, 2008 (10:13 am)
I talked to two dealerships Lisle and Fields in Glencoe. Haven't made the decision yet, but will be making one soon.
#7009 of 11107 Re: G35 Journey San Diego [kingpcgeek]
Dec 14, 2008 (11:11 pm)
New cars at an auction? The only way I can see this ever happening is with a dealership closing and selling the cars to the auction house at a discount (so as to payoff any outstanding debts) or to simply liquidate to get cash on hand to manage their operating costs. Again, it would have to be very dire circumstances to see NEW cars at an auction. In other words, highly unlikely.
As for holdbacks, they do exist - even after dealer selldown, and manufacturer to buyer cash incentives. The holdback on the M45 I just took delivery on had a holdback that was over $500.
#7010 of 11107 Good Deal? Input please
Dec 15, 2008 (10:59 am)
Can anyone tell me if this is a good deal on a 2008 G35x AWD Sedan? If not, how much better can I do?
selling price of $33,995
wheel locks 89
mv(4 yr) 350
doc fee 289
tire tax 7.50
60 mos at .9% would be $632.35
also you get the rebate for $320 for your last payment.
#7011 of 11107 Re: Bought my 08 G35 [mosho]
Dec 15, 2008 (11:25 am)
Hi, mosho, which dealership did you get the deal from? Local dealership in seattle area is willing to go $5k below MSRP w/o haggling but your deal is much better.