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Nissan Armada, SUV
#366 of 3836 Nissan is not yet a Honda
Oct 06, 2003 (5:38 pm)
I bought a 99 Odyssey for list as at the time it was better priced than the competition with all of the discounts and had the 3rd seat that dissapered and the prospect of great resale value. Now as I wait to get an Armada, I see that the Quest which was at list when it came out is now $500 above invoice at fitzmall.com. That is because the quest is a little too quirky and the new Sienna has taken the place of the Odyssey. The same thing will happen here. Not everyone will love the Armada and thus it will not become like the Sienna that has no real negatives until the 2005 Odyssey arrives. Given the fact that there are not as many consumers out there who have 35-40 to spend for a 4x4 as there are folks who can afford a minivan, there won't be as much demand. I see in 2 months the armada going for 1000 over invoice.
Oct 06, 2003 (6:17 pm)
The Armada's debut will be a boon for those considering the Expedition. I'm betting within the not too distant future, you will see some very good prices on Expeditions—thanks to the Armada. If the Expedition's price becomes very attractive, hopefully it will also keep the Armada's price in line too.
As great as the Armada is, those who really value the 3rd-row seating, will likely go for the Ford. While the Armada may be a homerun, a grand slam it ain't...
#368 of 3836 Purchase and Price
Oct 07, 2003 (7:24 am)
Has anyone purchased one as of yet and what did they end up paying?
#369 of 3836 Infinity version of Armada
Oct 07, 2003 (7:35 am)
I wonder how well Nissan executes the Infinity version of Armada.
Does anyone know when it will be available?
Thanks in advance for providing any information on it.
For me the biggest attraction to Armada is its performance. Price, I am pretty sure will come down once the feeding frenzy is over. Nissan, in my opinion, priced it reasonably well for penetrating the already saturated market segment.
Oct 07, 2003 (7:58 am)
I belive that nissan/infiniti vehicles offer better alternatives to the cookie cutter toyonda products. However I am in the minority. Nissan for some reason does not have the following the big two have. Same is true for mazda who also has great products. The armada is a nice truck that I have waited for since the idea was out. I also drooled over the FX when it was still a concept and waited 2 years with bated breath until it was realesed. I was obsessive about it. Wanna know how much I paid for a full boat FX35 about 4-500 over invoice. My money does not grow on trees. There are other alternatives. If I wanted to go american I could get the expy EB for 5k under sticker for a base armada. Other than being short some horsepower it offers pretty much everything else the armada does. I agree if someone wants it at sticker and one wants it at invoice I would sell to the sticker crowd all day also. But the kind of people who generally post on boards like this aren't your typical payment shoppers and take negotiations seriously. Me personally I never buy a product from a store that put a ADM fee on any product. That just shows what kind of dealership they are and I won't keep them in business with my money JMHO.
#372 of 3836 clpurnell...
Oct 07, 2003 (8:35 am)
i agree...toyota offers the MOST boring products, honda is a close second. i do disagree with the mazda point though...almost everything they have is derived from ford.
you just said: "I agree if someone wants it at sticker and one wants it at invoice I would sell to the sticker crowd all day also."
whats the difference if someone is willing to pay sticker, and someone else is willing to pay $2500 over?
then you said: "That just shows what kind of dealership they are..."
this is hypocritical by definition.
Oct 07, 2003 (8:48 am)
Look, it is a free country and everyone likes to eat steak..right? Believe me, if your name was on the sign and you owned the franchise, you would do the same thing. Make hay while the sun shines. If someone sees the vanity of being the first on the block with a new model and is willing to pay for it..let them. FX35 at a nickel over? great. A lot more difficult to get a 45 at a nickel over? why..demand for the product is stronger. Same is true at VW with the T-reg. They are tripping over cheaper 6 cyl. models, the V8 is extremely difficult to get in the right color/equip. As a result, you pay sticker or walk. I am not saying it is right, it is just supply and demand.
Oct 07, 2003 (11:11 am)
You know what I agree supply or demand. If people are willing to pay it good for them. It just wouldn't be me. I don't know bowke I think there is no contradiction in what I said. There is a huge difference from MSRP and 2500+MSRP. I would sell vehicles for sticker but not over just doesn't seem right charging more than the manufacturer says it's worth plus that is instant depreciation and the poor sap who buys that car is buried for 5-7 years. I on the other hand wouldn't want my customers burried so if they want to come get a new vehicle from me every 24-30 months they can. Also when I "retire" I intend to either sell cars or open my own gravel lot lol. So I do understand your point but I think you can be successful without making a killing on every deal.
Oct 07, 2003 (11:17 am)
the build your own armada feature now works at www.nissanusa.com