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Infiniti FX35, Infiniti FX45, Infiniti FX50, SUV
#288 of 1806 FX35 $285 below dealer invoice
Mar 31, 2004 (6:04 am)
This was a 2004, a brand new FX 35 with Navigator, etc (touring and tech packages). Not a demo or executive. Got 2.9% financing (so no games there).
The lowest priced dealers were Infiniti of Thousand Oaks and Infiniti of Costa Mesa. Both no-pressure, easy to deal with fleet/internet departments. Miller Infiniti was helpful on the phone but at invoice price. All have websites and all are in the LA Area. Good luck.
p.s. I see that I listed 3/28/03 as my purchase date in my original post. D'oh! I bought the car on 3/28/04. I just bought the car last week and love it. Sorry for the confusion. (It is too late for me to edit my original post.)
#289 of 1806 2003 FX35 Invoice... Where to look?
Mar 31, 2004 (7:45 pm)
Popping in after reading...
"My local place has some 2003 FX35's with premium package left. What would be a reasonable price for one of these?"
"IMO, you should at least be able to get a couple of thousand below invoice price since these 2003 models are carrying a year's worth of depreciation."
I also found just what I want in an '03 FX35 (AWD, V6 Premium Package, Roof rails & crossbars, splash guards, & cargo area protector) but no longer can find an invoice price. MSRP is $39565.
The dealership that has it is over an hour away, so I'd like to email asking them about a price. Any ideas where I can find an invoice list for a 2003, so I give them an offer?
Thanks in advance! Deanne
#291 of 1806 re: Socalbob
Mar 31, 2004 (11:23 pm)
"(But why buy a year-old one, when you can get the new one for below dealer invoice?)"
Of course it's pointless unless you can get one for $2500 or so UNDER invoice. I had no luck anywhere locally though. At the prices dealers are asking for left over 2003's here then they're going to have them well into the 2006 model year!
#292 of 1806 wibble:LOL
Apr 02, 2004 (9:44 am)
At the prices dealers are asking for left over 2003's here then they're going to have them well into the 2006 model year!
I hear you, wibble. I also tried to see if I can get into a 2003 FX45 and the dealership wanted to sell it at invoice. I told them that they should prepare to keep these vehicles for a long time if they're selling them at those price levels. I understand that they're in business to make money but this is a bit incomprehensible.
Apr 02, 2004 (10:33 am)
We all know they still make a profit if they sell at invoice or below.
Nobody knows the deals that are cut between Manufactuers and Dealers.
#294 of 1806 billyperks
Apr 02, 2004 (12:24 pm)
That's why I'm scratching my head. Even if they sell it way below invoice just to get rid of it, they're probably still making money. It's basically just the level of greed the dealership has that dictates their selling practices.
#295 of 1806 2003 models
Apr 02, 2004 (3:52 pm)
I just bought (today) my FX35 AWD Sport+Tech+Chrome wheels for about $500 over invoice. Meanwhile, when I was looking into the FX, I was able to get a price quote for a 2003 FX45 with Tech package for $45,000, which below invoice!
They are going for a couple of thousands below invoice in the Chicago/south MI area!
Apr 02, 2004 (7:31 pm)
I'm by no means a dealer apologist, but don't forget that "floor plan" interest cuts more into their profits the longer it sits on the lot- of course, this is further incentive to move a car, too. Go figure.
#297 of 1806 prices paid:FX35
Apr 03, 2004 (6:03 am)
All, thanks for the fantastic inputs to this boards which help us all understand what is a good deal or not.
I purchased my FX35 +Touring + mud flaps for $200 over invoice OR $200 under invoice if you include the $400 MA fee.
Up here in the great northwest we only have one dealer in down who obviously have many people by the short and curlies, add some greed on top of this and you have unhappy customers.
My business takes me to the Bay area in California where I worked my deal above which was still $500 under infinity Beaverton after shipping. I had given these guys my bottom line and they refused to budge saying they would be losing money (go figure). I quickly blew the off and made the deal in California where I was in and out of the dealership in 2 hours. I know they made money and I was happy with my cost..so everyone is happy.
So the morale of the story for everyone in the NW is you do have other options and don't let the greed of some dealerships get in the way of a good deal.
Delivery of the car is 1-2 days away, can't wait to get in the car and take it for a real spin !
Thanks again for the all the fantastic comments out there. Edmunds keep up the great work !