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Infiniti FX35, Infiniti FX45, Infiniti FX50, SUV
#478 of 1806 2004 vs 2005
Aug 15, 2004 (12:35 am)
I'm planning to purchase a FX35 and I'm debating whether to get a 04' or a 05'. I'm not in a hurry to buy so time is on my side and there seems to be quite a few 04' FX35 available.
I know I can get a '04 around invoice. Does anyone know if Infiniti will offer any additional incentive on top of the low apr finance rate currently offered. Will dealers be willing to go below invoice as we get closer to year end.
Will I be able to get a 05' at around invoice when it comes out in October?
Is there any advantage to wait till say Nov or Dec?
Thanks for your help.
#479 of 1806 Great FX35 deal in Midwest
Aug 15, 2004 (6:31 am)
I'd been looking for a replacment to my Lexus RX. Decided on the FX35. Didn't want the ride harshness of the 20" wheels. Inifinit of Lisle (Chicago area) leased me a '04 with Tech/Tour/Sport (swapped out the bigger tires). 24 months, just under $700 per month. Great Deal - no hassles. I didn't mind the 90 minute drive from Wisconsin. This is an amazing car - what the Porshe Cayenne should be.
#480 of 1806 Good Deal, incompetent dealership
Aug 17, 2004 (11:08 am)
I will be picking up my 2004 AWD FX35 later today from Ramsey Infiniti in Bergen County NJ. Vehicle has Touring, Technology and Sport w/20in tires, plus Sirius Radio, Mudguards and Cargo protector. I'm paying $100 over Invoice ($41,800). They're lucky this car sold itself, because I was set on the Lexus RX330, and the Infiniti Dealership gave me every reason not to buy through them. I did all the work. I found vehicle for them, supplied Vin #, and it was on their own lot, researched invoice, shopped around and made offer, I even called motor vehicle for info on fees. Now an absolutely horrible salesman, who couldn't even return a phone call, let alone find the car and provide a quote, will make a commission he does not deserve. Internet Sales Dept at same Dealership was no better. They sent me 3 emails, saying that they hope the Dealership is doing everything they can for me. Mind you my request was a week old asking for a cash price on a FX 35, which to that point had gone unanswered. I can only hope the service department is run better. Car still rocks!
#481 of 1806 Re: Good Deal, incompetent dealership [rizmania]
Aug 17, 2004 (1:59 pm)
Good deal. Enjoy your new car! You should after doing all the work Keep an eye out for the CSI survey coming in the mail. You should ue it to make your whole buying experience clear. The dealership won't like it but they deserve it.
#482 of 1806 Re: Good Deal, incompetent dealership [wibble]
Aug 18, 2004 (7:20 am)
Rizmania: Sounds like my experience - great car, worst dealership I've ever dealt with, for both sales and service. You should expect a letter in the mail soon thanking you and asking you to give them the highest marks on the survey - I'm sure you'll give that request all the consideration it deserves...
#483 of 1806 FX35 Deal with Dealer addt'l interest rate points
Aug 18, 2004 (9:53 am)
I wondering if anyone can comment on a quote/deal I am being offered from an Infiniti Dealer in NJ.
He's offering 38K for FX35 for Tech & Touring packages
The deal is based on a 1k down, then financing through their dealership at 3% over the dealer - bank finance rate. ( to give the salesmen his profit). I am to pay 3 months of the loan and then pre-pay the loan at the 4th month for the total balance.
It seems a bit shady but I know that financing can also take many forms... any advice as to whether this is a worthwhile deal would be great.
#484 of 1806 Re: FX35 Deal with Dealer addt'l interest rate points [flyhi]
Aug 18, 2004 (11:24 am)
It may seem strange but it makes sense. One place I worked at offered loans through the local credit union. For thse that couldn't qualify for the promotional 2.9%, they could offer 3.9%. The thing was that the CU gave us $500 for each loan signed up. Even if the buyer paid off the loan the next week, we still got $500.
The thing to check very carefully is that;
1. You're not paying any sort of loan or processing fee.
2. There are absolutely no pre-payment penalties.
Don't take the dealerships word on this. Call the loan company direct and find out.
#486 of 1806 Re: WORST CAR BUYING EXPERIENCE IN QUIRK- BRAINTREE, MA [84gts]
Aug 19, 2004 (11:37 am)
Did you check the DMV regaultions in your state? In California if the mileage on the sales contract doesn't match the mileage on the vehicle then the car can be refused.
Quirk do have a reputation for very cheap deals but poor customer service. For a lot of people on the boards here though all they care about is how much over invoice they get the car for. As you've seen though, they make money up in other areas. THe usual Infiniti doc fee is $45 so there's $255 extra profit right there.
One question though is why did you take delivery of the car in such a condition?
#487 of 1806 FX35 price from Dealer in NY
Aug 19, 2004 (1:16 pm)
I posted [reviously about a financing deal that I ultimately did not go with.
I currently have a deal for 39k for fx35, tech & touring. ( doesn't include about 3K for tax, title, license etc..)
is this a good deal ?
also dealer is suggesting... dealer installed dvd at 1699, armor glove protection for $599, and VIn & theft protection for $599.
has anybody gotten these ?