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Nissan Murano, SUV
Did you get a good deal on your Murano?
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#2611 of 2921 Re: let me know if i got a good deal:North NJ [ryster]
Dec 14, 2009 (9:00 pm)
Hey Ryster & everyone,
Thanks again for the positive feedback. The rate I secured it with my employer who is a bank. I knew that the amount to be paid in interst was not much, but what puzzled me was that the overall cost would be $39.7K and I though that it was way to much for a Murano SL with no extras. The guy that I dealt with in the past has moved on. I called back and talked to the floor manager and told him what transpired. He basically said that his dealer could not take on the entire $18.3 K since the car was worth $16K, he said that his salesperson misunderstood his manager. I asked why did I only get $500 off on a new car, he said Muranos are very popular and some dealers are selling it above the MSRP. Lastly, I have a premium gold warranty on my Murano set to expire on 2013. I saw a similar 07 Murano (22K miles) on Nissan's World lot in Springfield with the same warranty set to expire in 2012 and it was goinf for $23.9, I asked the dealer why mine would be only $16-18K, he said that they would need to replace several parts to certify it and that he really believe that "his car will only fetch $19K and that in the end he losses money." Now I know why I am not shopping for Nissan's near the 07081 zip ever again. Thanks guys and I will take a look in other regions, anyone knows a good dealer in NJ (not named, RT 22, Hilltop or Nissan World)? If I do make a deal I will let you know. Thanks agian for all of your hard work and positive feedback. Happy holidays!
#2612 of 2921 Re: invoice price? [clueless_girl]
Dec 14, 2009 (9:06 pm)
You can get a 2010 AWD Lexus RX at Tri County Lexus in little falls NJ for $38,950 final price (my mother just got one) why pay for a $37,613 Murano. Yes it is 1330 more, but the warranty alone is worthed, not to mention the Lexus brand. Which dealer quoted you this price, see my posts there are some real shaddy dealers out there like (RT 22, HIlltop and Nissan's World). Good luck and no I think that price is a rip off.
#2613 of 2921 ...just an opinion...
Dec 14, 2009 (9:34 pm)
I posted this in another forums so I can get as many opinions as possible since I am really undecided and when this happens another point of view is always welcomed.
I am trying to decide on which way to buy an LE..I like the LE over the SL because of the wheels, memory seats etc....but since in NJ there is a 7% sales tax,300 doc fees and over 100 in registration the price of the LE, after discounts, will go over an additional $3000...so here is the question, if you have to give up something in order to bring the price down, would you give up the AWD or the Navigation .....I would like to have both and it will make the LE easier to find because it is in just about any stock...but....you know the "but"....
I prefer the AWD because it is useful in snow (even though some believe they are prone to troubles) but in my opinion a Navigation is for those that travel quite a bit..besides in my case my wife is really good with maps and directions...lol
Thank you all for your help....incidentally either option will bring the price down about $1800 (MSRP that is)
#2614 of 2921 Re: ...just an opinion... [svofan2]
Dec 15, 2009 (8:01 am)
In my opinion you have to think about the next buyer or a potential future trade in. Say you drive the car for 10 years (a guess) which feature will experience the most upgrade between now and 10 years. Lastly would you pay $1800 for a navigation device. While I know nav is in the car itself, the AWD will be more essential when its time for a trade in or selling. Sure the Nav is nice, but what happens when there is a blizzard like the 96' one. In my opinion its a no brainer. Best of luck and I hope you are not overpaying for the LE without a Nav, like I said in my previous post, an 10' AWD RX w/out a Nav is $39K, I read in this forum people willing to pay $38.5K for the LE and that is just crazy.
#2615 of 2921 Re: invoice price? [cutco760]
Dec 15, 2009 (1:03 pm)
You can get a 2010 AWD Lexus RX at Tri County Lexus in little falls NJ for $38,950 final price (my mother just got one) why pay for a $37,613 Murano. Yes it is 1330 more, but the warranty alone is worthed, not to mention the Lexus brand.
I think in order to compare the 2 vehicles, you need to try to have almost the same options without leaving the most expensive options. I don't have these vehicles, so, my analysis might not be correct.
However, if you load a RX with the same option as the Murano, I think the diff. is probably at least around 4-5K. At the end of the day, you need to decide if you want to drive a higher class car w/ less options or a lower class car w/ more options.
I have a relative, he rather buys a loaded Maxima while I rather buy a G37 w/ less options than his Maxima for about the same price. If I load the G, my cost would be about 4k more than the Maxima.
#2616 of 2921 Re: invoice price? [gooddeal2]
Dec 16, 2009 (10:50 am)
I can see and understand your point. However, most car buyers only think in the moment rather than the future. I tend to look 5-10 years down the road. Yes you are right about comparing the 2010 Lexus RX and Murano LE, but most buyers are not aware that when buying a Lexus you must buy the premium and comfort package (no exceptions) this will raise the MSRP to 43,700. Given the time of the year, dealers are selling the loaded RX at $39K I even know of one dealer who sold it at $38.9. Yes the car does not have a navigation system like the LE, but it has everything else and more. Say the LE final price is $37.5K and the Lexus is $39K, when both cars are sold in 5 years, the buyer would compare features and say well the Murano has a Navigation while Lexus do not, the rest of the options are comparable, but one is a high end luxury while the other is a strong brand but not a luxury brand. The seller would like wise think along the same lines and sell or trade the Lexus for at least $2K more. Before buying a new car I like to compare earlier models from an maker with the competition. For instance if you compare a fully loaded 06' Murano SE with 06' RX (same milage and condition) with the standard options, which one do you think will be worth more. The purpose that I put my 2 cents in in the prior link was to show you what the final price on a higher end car was in comparison to your final price and that should give you some ideas on your deal. The problem is that these Muranos are quite jacked up in prices and dealers know that people will almost jum in on them. I was a signature away from paying a price of almost $3K over the MSRP (at RT 22 in Hillside NJ) and I was a return customer. So be careful, the people who blog here do have excellent advice if you give them the info and they can compare their deals. Thanks for your time Happy Holidays!!!
#2617 of 2921 Re: invoice price? [cutco760]
Dec 16, 2009 (11:50 am)
You have good points here. I just want to point out that sometimes the price diff. is a lot more than what you see. You need to really compare every options.
Also, if you're in LA area, it's always best to buy a Lexus b/c Asian people like Toyota. Many used Toyota and Lexus were purchased to export to Asian countries.
#2618 of 2921 Re: let me know if i got a good deal:North NJ [cutco760]
Dec 17, 2009 (4:41 am)
You should also look at a website called truecar. It provides pricing data based on actual transactions in your zipcode. Using 07081, for an AWD SL with no options, it shows the average sale price to be $30,281. Only 7 of the 53 reported transactions (since October for the 2010 models) have been at or above MSRP. That indicates discounts can be had in that zip, and 87% of buyers received one.
Keep shopping...you will find a good deal
#2619 of 2921 Re: let me know if i got a good deal:North NJ [ryster]
Dec 18, 2009 (8:58 am)
Thanks for the info. I have decided to expand and look in other zips to see where I can get the price that will meet my demands while being realistic. If the MSRP for AWD 10' SL (no extra options) is $32,000 what can I consider a good/great deal? What should I truly expect for my AWD 07' Murano S (17K miles and PS) and does the extended Gold premium warranty due to expire in 2013 have any value, the transfer fee on it is $50). Thanks guys for your input!
#2620 of 2921 Re: let me know if i got a good deal:North NJ [cutco760]
Dec 18, 2009 (1:27 pm)
You can get a prorated refund on the ext-warranty. The warranty itself will explain how to do that. The dealer will give you zero. It can help you sell it yourself, however.