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Infiniti FX35, Infiniti FX45, Infiniti FX50, SUV
#718 of 1806 What I paid for a 2005 FX35
Jan 01, 2005 (10:13 pm)
On December 23, 2004, I bought a 2005 FX35 AWD from Jim Lupient Infiniti in Golden Valley, MN. My purchasing experience was wonderful and I was very satisfied with the price I paid for my new vehicle.
Original MSRP:$36,250 with the following options: Touring Pkg $2,900; Technology Pkg $4,200; Blk roof rail crossbars $130; Splash Guards (4) $130; Cargo area protector $70 and destination charge of $590. Total MSRP = $44,380
I Paid = $40,880
After an initial email to the dealership letting them know of the research I had done on the cost of the vehicle and my willingness to shop elsewhere if they did not give me what I considered to be a favorable deal for both parties, I followed up with a phone call. I was immedietly told that the salesman I was corresponding with had already spoken with his sales manager who gave prior approval for me to choose ANY 2005 Infiniti on the lot for $500 over invoice. Their response was completely agreeable with me.
True to their word (and as compared to Edmund's invoice price with all the same options), I picked out my favorite FX (Beryllium w/baseball glove leather interior) and paid $500 over invoice; $40,880. No need to waste time negotiating at the dealership. This was a done deal before I ever stepped foot onto the show floor.
Thanks to Edmund's for their wonderful site and to Jim Lupient Infiniti for making this purchase completely hassle-free.
#719 of 1806 Re: Additional Fees which Show up on Invoice? [kris007]
Jan 01, 2005 (10:20 pm)
If you already purchased your FX, I'm sorry I respodned too late, but at least you are now driving a fun new rig.
The only fee I paid other than for the cost of the vehicle itself was a $50 Document and Admin. Fee; Tax, Title & License; a Title & Transfer fee of $21.75 with a $2.00 lien recording fee.
See my previous January 1, 2005 posting for how much I paid for my 2005 FX35 AWD.
#720 of 1806 Re: Additional Fees which Show up on Invoice? [eliump]
Jan 03, 2005 (11:29 am)
Yup same here the only fees other than tax title ...I paid was doc fees $45. Thanks anyway for replying. I bought my FX Infiniti of Bloomington, MN.
Faxed the dealership regarding my research. Got the price quote over the phone. 1500 under invoice for an 04 FX with touring. Even my purchasing experience was wonderful. Went to the dealership test drove the vehicle, signed the papers was out of the dealership in 3 hours. Would suggest this dealership to anyone looking in the Twin Cities area.
#721 of 1806 Re: 04 vrs 05 [fxguy]
Jan 05, 2005 (7:38 pm)
Can you tell the name of the dealership/state? the best I could get so far is 37,500 for
05 fx35 awd touring
#722 of 1806 FX35 Purchase Experiance in Atlanta
Jan 08, 2005 (8:06 pm)
Five dealers in the Atlanta area, I went first to Troncolli, had a very nice salesman, nice not pushy. Stated he would do VPP deal with no other dealer add ons. Infiniti South (which I purchased a G35 from in 2003) said they would do invoice plus $499 doc fee. Problem this time was I had a trade to deal with, Troncolli would only give (KBB trade in value - good condition) My trade was an excellent condition, average mileage Toyota Highlander kept in perfect mechanical condition. Infiniti South offered Black Book average trade with no adjustments for options. I always thought dealers went by Black Book when you stripped away all the games, but now they like to reference Kelley Blue Book because they have the lowest trade values at the moment. Finally purchased from Roswell Infiniti for VPP plus $499 doc fee with trade valued at $200 over Black Book trade value with options. This worked out to be the best bottom line deal. If I had no trade to deal with Troncolli would have been the best straight purchase deal, as it turns out with trade they had the worst deal.
#723 of 1806 Re: new incentives [lowmpg]
by fx in dc
Jan 10, 2005 (11:13 am)
Does anyone know if there are any incentives either on '05s or '04s? My research did not turn anything up, but it seems hard to believe that there are none for '04s.
Can anyone suggest a target price for a new FX 35 (with touring package) '04 or '05, especially in the DC metro region?
#724 of 1806 2004 FX Rebate?
Jan 12, 2005 (4:20 pm)
Edmunds.com lists a $2000 manufacturer to customer rebate on 2004 FX's through 1/31/05. The Infiniti web site does not. An Internet salesperson I talked to also refutes the existence of the rebate. He and the Infiniti site state there is a special financing deal on 2004's & 2005's through the end of January, however.
I'm not well-versed on how rebates in the auto industry work, so what's going on here?
#725 of 1806 Re: 2004 FX Rebate? [mrfjmt]
Jan 14, 2005 (9:07 pm)
There is a $2000 rebate on the 04's. Asked a sales woman who denied it but asked a manager who confirmed it through the end of January.
On a similar note this same dealer has 6 fx45's on the lot all with an msrp of around 52k. Looks like some were demo's and one in particular i'm interested in has 1,000 miles on it. Got a quote from their internet team for $46,500 at the end of december on a brand new one invoice is $47,500. With the current $2,000 rebate shouldn't be hard to get them to the low $44's. Question is how much of a discount can I hope to get for the 1,000 miles? And given they have 6 of the 04' fx45's of the type I want and 8 total left how much lower do you think I could realistically get them to go? Seeing as an 04' with mileage is gonna drop around 15% the moment I drive it off the lot is it crazy to try to get 7-10% off of the msrp given that its now 05' then add the $2,000 rebate in at the end? Doing this would get me a price of around $40,500. Best shot to get this at the end of the month when hopefully they'll be motivated to move the old one's off the lot? or is it a fair offer before they're ordered to push them off the lot by management?
#726 of 1806 Re: 2004 FX Rebate? [rca_va]
Jan 18, 2005 (12:50 am)
Are you sure it's a rebate? I posed this very question over in a rebate discussion also and the host there acknowledged that Edmunds had made a mistake. It wasn't $2000 customer cash but $2000 dealer cash. It had been corrected, but now I don't even see it listed in the Infiniti incentive information anymore.
I've been looking for an FX35 2WD with touring and technology packages, splash guards, rear cargo protector, and all-weather floor mats. One dealer in my area still has a few 2004's left and quoted me a price of $39,318 TT&L. That works out to $35,996 for the price of the car. Catch is that the only exterior color available is silver. I asked another local dealer if he could beat that price and he said "nope, buy it there."
Any opinions on this pricing?
#727 of 1806 2004 FX45 purchase experience
Jan 28, 2005 (11:24 am)
Well,after much back and forth with the dealer, I purchased an 04 FX45 with all options except for the chrome wheels and tow hitch for 46,700 incl tax,tags,title,fees. There is a 2000$ rebate to dealer on 04 purchases only with the 1.9 or 2.9 interest rates. They are offering a money factor of 101 on leases , but only give the 2000$ on a purchase. A better deal may be found, but I think I did alright and got the exact vehicle I wanted.