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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
#384 of 576 Dealer Loss Leader
Feb 19, 2003 (3:26 pm)
Caught a local dealer in the Boston area advertising on the Internet 2003 Maxima SE 6 speed w/ moonroof,trunk and floor mats, splash guards. They had (4) Sterling Silver models to sell. Walked out the second night I visited when they tried to say the deal was over. I ended up buying it the next night for 22K vs. the 27.3K MSRP price. I also got Nissan financing for 5 years at 2.9%. I paid for the sales tax (no down payment) and walked out with a $390 a month payment. Used my 1990 Mits Eclipse Turbo for $500 trade in (hated to get rid of this car, it looked like 4 years old). Remember to keep good credit for times like these.
#385 of 576 The new Maximas will arrive by March 9
Feb 19, 2003 (9:53 pm)
According to my dealer, he should get his first shipment of Maxima, mostly SE models by March 8 or 9!!! The on sale date is supposed to be the 15! I'll be in Atlanta at the ATL show on the 16. I hope to see many new Maximas while I am down there!
Feb 20, 2003 (8:05 am)
Congratulations! Isn't it fun to drive! I am on my 4th Max also. I purchased my '03 SE back in Nov. I just love it....it has to be my favorite of all my previous Max's ('88, '96, '00) 03 for me!!
Feb 20, 2003 (12:58 pm)
It's a great car....I was looking at G35 sedans but couldnt justify the $7k price difference. I have had an 87, 89, 98 and now the 03.
Feb 24, 2003 (12:06 pm)
How much have people been paying recently for their Maximas? The dealer has offered me $25,800 for one that is msrp'd at $29,843. Is this a good deal? Can I do better?
Thanks in advance for your responses.
Feb 24, 2003 (4:12 pm)
And then we can really know if you really got a good deal.
Feb 25, 2003 (7:21 am)
smazzy 4> one of our local dealers is advertsing $4500 off sticker and 0.9% Nissan financing so it sounds like you are in the right ballpark. I paid 26,100 (including all dealer fees) for an 03 SE that stickers for 30,541. I've loved that heated steering wheel with all the subfreezing temps in OK this week.
Feb 25, 2003 (9:13 am)
I've offered the dealer $25,500 for the one stickered at 30,541 and I think he may make the deal. The apr is 2.9% for 60 months.
What do you think?
i've been thinking about waiting until the new ones come out because it's only a few weeks away and they may further discount the 2003's.
I also noticed that the financing and rebate incentives expire 2/28/03!
Feb 25, 2003 (1:22 pm)
That sounds fair to me...make sure that includes all dealer fees so they dont try to stick you with some $500 advertising fee or some such nonsense and if you are trading don't get suckered there. The Nissan financing advertised locally is 0.9% on maxima's unless I read the paper wrong this weekend.
On waiting a few more weeks...you might get a better price but the selection will be less. If you are not particular about the color/options you might get a bit more off the price...I wasn;t going to buy unless they could find the exact car I wanted...good luck and let us know how you make out.
Feb 25, 2003 (1:30 pm)
I know one dealer is doing 0% for 36 months at this point. It's not advertised. Plus they are starting with 4000 off sticker. I think 5000 can be done no problem at this point.
I agree there will be more price incentives as we get further into March. Inventory will probably still be good for awhile. I'm certain there is still some sitting on boats yet.