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Nissan Murano, SUV
Did you get a good deal on your Murano?
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#1728 of 2921 Re: 2009 Murano LE - Nissan of Chantilly, VA in DC Area [max47]
Apr 14, 2008 (6:19 pm)
Max47 – I’m not sure why you are pooh poohing me and I am certainly not full of it. Given what some are getting on their new Muranos such as Cscardycat ($1500 under invoice), I don’t mind sharing my great deal. I’ll caveat it with it was the end of the month (and end of anniversary sales event), I was dealing one on one with the new car sales manager via the internet, and since the 2009 Murano SL AWD (MSRP $37,990 and Invoice $34,615) we came in buy had been sold by another manager – we were offered a sweet price on an LE to “seal the deal.” This is what we got:
2009 Murano LE AWD
Dual Panel Moonroof
Total MSRP - $39,920
Invoice - $36,628
PRICE PAID - $34,911 ***This is cheaper than our lowest quote for a leftover 2007 SL AWD.
Also we did take our trade to Carmax at Dulles and they gave us $3000 more than what the dealer offered us so we made out just fine. As I previously posted, I highly recommend doing your homework (this forum totally helped me – thanks all), research prices in your area on this forum and look at local dealers internet prices, know exactly what you want/options, target the end of the month/last weekend as dealers have sales goals to meet (number of cars sold – sometimes they have to let a car go at no profit to meet a goal number), and use the internet and fax to your advantage – it will save you time and money. Goodluck to everyone!
#1729 of 2921 Re: 2009 Murano LE - Nissan of Chantilly, VA in DC Area [poohsavybear]
Apr 14, 2008 (7:12 pm)
It's impossible to know for sure if someone is telling the truth on a forum/message board...that being said, you have to question when something seems out of line or "too good to be true".
poohsavybear: You have provided information and seem to be credible, but I'll explain why others might have a hard time believing:
I just bought the EXACT same vehicle. 2009 Murano LE with Nav., Dual Moonroof, Splash Guards, and Floormats. I have spent the last 2 months researching prices, dealers, and this website and others as to what people are ACTUALLY paying.
I contacted THIRTEEN different dealerships in 3 different states. All via Internet Sales Managers. I got lots of low quotes...then took those low quotes and took them back and forth between dealers to get the best price. I pushed several past the point where they could go no lower and basically had to tell me no and watch me walk.
After a couple weeks, I worked with a dealerships that had the most passion to getting my business with the lowest price and I got the vehicle as stated for $35,900...which is $728 under invoice. I don't think anybody else could have gotten lower with the same situation as me. Of course I could've contacted more dealerships and my area of the country could make a difference, but looking at your price, which is almost a full $1000 LESS than what I paid...I can see why people question a dealer selling a new Murano for that much under invoice.
Competition drives people to do crazy things, so I believe you paid that...but I would also say it was probably a large exception rather than the rule in pricing these new Muranos.
#1730 of 2921 Re: 2009 Murano LE - Nissan of Chantilly, VA in DC Area [poohsavybear]
Apr 14, 2008 (7:14 pm)
Wow, congrats PoohSavyBear! I ran your numbers and the 2% dealer holdback on your 09 LE came out to $798.40. So you paid just about $620 BELOW even the dealer holdback amount off the invoice price! I'll definitely remember this next time I buy...wow! Thanks for the info!
#1731 of 2921 Re: 2009 Murano LE - Nissan of Chantilly, VA in DC Area [musky300]
Apr 15, 2008 (11:05 am)
musky300 - I totally understand about really believing what people say on these boards. I can say that what I've read up on this boards really helped me on my buying experiences - with this 09 Murano, my 07 Maxima, and my 05 Pathfinder (all purchased under invoice). I definitely agree with you that my price was the exception and certainly NOT the norm. I was able to use someone's post that Fitzmall in the area was offering online $600 under invoice that this dealer was matching for an SL AWD we came to buy. Given that it had sold, he didn't want to lose the deal and offered one we couldn't refuse/dumb to walk away with. Plus it was the end of the month so they already knew what their net was for the month - number of cars sold, etc. There are so many Nissan dealers in the DC/Baltimore/Richmond area that you can get competition going at the end of the month. Don't get me wrong there are plenty of dealers that told me they weren't selling 09 Muranos anywhere near invoice price. I know they lost money on my purchase - the manager showed me his sheet and it was negative $1000+ and he said he's seen it where it's positive $4000. Anyway just wanted to let you all now and thanks for all the info. Goodluck in buying a new Murano - they are gorgeous/luxurious!
#1732 of 2921 Re: 2009 Murano LE - Nissan of Chantilly, VA in DC Area [poohsavybear]
Apr 15, 2008 (4:20 pm)
I think many of these deals we are reading about happened at the end of last month and at the end of the Nissan Anniversary Sale which ended 3/31. The end of the month is always the best time other than Christmas. A dealer could sell their car and give everything away including the holdback knowing that you couldn't touch the incentives they were going to receive from Nissan for selling a certain number of vehicles. Many in my area, Salt Lake City, UT were offering the 09 Murano under invoice. My final OTD price calculated out to a 3% holdback, but I didn't see the actual invoice, so I am more inclined to believe the 2% holdback as a general rule from a previous post since they were able to see the paperwork. In any case, some people have gotten some great deals and I have learned alot from this forum. The deals are out there, you just have to make them happen and sometimes be a little patient!!
#1733 of 2921 09 Murano Bumper Protector
Apr 15, 2008 (4:32 pm)
If you are looking for a bumber protector for your 09 Murano, make sure it is an accessory that has been installed by the factory. Some models like the LE, may come with it, it just depends how your dealer ordered the car. Currently, that is the only way you are going to get one.
My dealer, after talking with Nissan, has indicated that Nissan has yet to release a bumper protector for the 09 and the older models won't fit due to the redesign. It shows one is available on Nissanusa.com and they do intend to release it in the future but no information on a date was released. The bumper protector that is being installed by the factory actually requires some slits in the bumper and some clips. When they release the bumper protector, it is suppose to be tool less, so probably adhesive.
#1734 of 2921 Here's my 2009 deal
Apr 16, 2008 (6:52 am)
Ok, here is the deal that I got in Nashville.
2009 SL FWD Platinum Graphite
Dual Panel Moonroof
Illuminated Door Sills
MSRP = $36,765
Invoice = $33,462
Paid = $32,562 ($900 below invoice)
Dealer also threw in 5 free oil changes. (Normal cost is $35 per)
I bought on April 10, 2009. I went through the dealer's Internet department and it was fast and painless.
Apr 16, 2008 (8:03 am)
Sounds great, I'm going to stop reading this group. Paid 34 OTD for the same
except no navigation or moon roof that I didn't want
#1736 of 2921 Re: Here's my 2009 deal [martinrrrr]
Apr 16, 2008 (12:09 pm)
Which dealership in Nashville did you use? Looking at '09's and hoping to purchase soon. Thanks
#1737 of 2921 Re: Here's my 2009 deal [pparenteau]
Apr 16, 2008 (12:25 pm)
Rivergate Nissan. I guess that we can't mention individuals names and contact info here on this site, so email at rw_martin at bellsouth.net and I'll send you the guys name and email address.