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#228 of 411 2007 Nissan Frontier King Cab SE
Oct 05, 2007 (7:39 pm)
Bought today at Ken Garff Nissan in Salt Lake City, UT. I thought I negotiated a fair price, but then checked this board and may have paid more then necessary. I'll break it down so others can benefit from my experience.
2007 Nissan Frontier King Cab SE 4x4 v-6 Automatic
Black exterior/Tan interior
20 miles on odometer
Airbag PKG- side and curtain airbags
SE Value PKG- power windows, locks, side mirrors. Cruise, remote entry, in cabin microfilter, alloy wheels, 4wheel limited slip, under-rail bedliner(plastic, not spray on), bed rail caps, floor mats.
Tow PKG- Receiver, Hitch ball mount, class 3 hitch ball, 7 pin connector wiring harness.
I ran a TMV and Consumer reports and thought offering 24,500 would be fair, and expected to wiggle up a little. I called and said I would buy for 24,500(not including rebate). also said I would pay 149 doc fee max(they ask $299, which is stupid when others ask 150 and CA dealers can only charge $55). They called me back and said 24,500 was a deal but not budging on the doc fee. Since I had decided I can wiggle up a little I agreed to a deal.
Also traded in my beat up 97 honda accord v6, was given 2k for trade in which is what I expected due to its condition. Factoring trade in, rebate and all the fees, TTL, I got my new truck out the door for 21,909.48. I was pleased but wonder if I could have got lower. Feel free to tell me if I got jobbed or not.
Best of luck to those who are buying, hope this helps. Email me if you are planning to buy in Salt Lake City, I'll refer you and if you buy from Ken Garff then I'll split the 100 bucks with you. Also let you know who was my salesman, he was good to work with.
What do you think about the Maintenance+ program? I asked for a quote for the top level and was told $700. Part of me thinks it could be a good value especially if I can find it cheaper. At that level it is at least an oil change for every 3 months/3750 miles for 60months/75k miles. If you say $35 for each oil change, that works out to 700 by itself. Then if you include all the other maintenance items like tire rotations, wipers/filter replacements, etc. it seems to me like a good value. What do you think?
#229 of 411 Re: 2007 Nissan Frontier King Cab SE [mehulasher]
Oct 05, 2007 (9:39 pm)
We need MSRP sticker price and any extras added by dealer and price you paid with doc fees. Leave out or subtract taxes as that varies from 300-2000 depending upon state. Get the edmunds or kbb.com wholesale of your trade in fair-poor condition. On the surface it looks like they gave you a bit on the trade.
In general, giving yourself the flexibility of just driving to wherever to get maintenance done, especially on your schedule is better than pre paying.
#230 of 411 Re: 2007 Nissan Frontier King Cab SE [mehulasher]
Oct 06, 2007 (4:30 am)
Sounds like you did good (despite the doc fee). That's exactly what I paid for my 07 cc le 4x4 in June after a month of research and pitting 3 dealers against each other. That's several hundred below invoice and nearly 20% off sticker if I'm not mistaken. Enjoy the truck! Love mine.
BTW, Black and tan is SHARP in that truck.
#231 of 411 Price quote on 08 Crew Cab in NH
Oct 10, 2007 (5:07 pm)
I am in the market for a new Frontier-leaving Toyotas. I got a price quote for a 4X4, crew, value pkg, moonroof pkg, tow pkg, manual trans-bottom line for price $ 25,533. MSRP allegedly $27,185. Have to have one built cause there aren't any on the lot with my specs. Haven't talked about my trade yet. Does this seem like a fair deal or have others done better? In Nh if that matters.
#232 of 411 Re: Price quote on 08 Crew Cab in NH [rallystx]
Oct 10, 2007 (5:31 pm)
If you are ordering an 08, I think they are $500-$1000 to high if you include the rebate of $1,500. They are just about selling at MSRP minus rebate. Try a little harder, they probably will deal a little more. MSRP-rebate for the dealer but not for you.
By the way, the Frontier ROCKS! With the 6 speed I am getting 21-22 most every tank of 50/50 driving. Power? She will fly.
#233 of 411 Re: Price quote on 08 Crew Cab in NH [rallystx]
Oct 10, 2007 (6:14 pm)
FWIW, I also left Toyota 01 Tacoma 4x4. Toyota makes a reliable truck but not a refined truck IMHO. My Frontier has it beat hands down for overall fit, finish, ride etc.
Anyway, Forget about MSRP until your ready to gloat about your deal. What you want is to research the INVOiCE price for your package and work down from there. If you can get invoice + $0, you're doing OK. If you can get invoice -$500 you kicked butt. ( They keep the rebate and factory kickback.) This can work out to as much as 15-20% of MSRP.
BTW, you won't get Toyota to deal like that!
#234 of 411 Re: Price quote on 08 Crew Cab in NH [carnut21]
Oct 11, 2007 (3:06 pm)
At this point the price they quoted is without any rebate as I would have to wait until the VIN is created-then see what rebates are available. They are saying 6-8 weeks to have it built-haven't signed on the dotted line...yet! I must say though I am looking forward to a new Frontier!
#235 of 411 Re: How did I do on this truck? [brett3116]
Oct 12, 2007 (6:12 am)
You guys seem lucky indeed! I just took possession on Wednesday a Matador Red 2007 Frontier NISMO CC 4X4 with absolutely every factory & dealer installable option (including extended warranty, undercoating, paint & fabric protection) and I paid CDN$32,548 plus taxes. In Canada, the base NISMO 4X4 CC MSRPs at $39,248 plus Shipping $1,350 plus options, documentation fees & taxes (14%). Extended Warranty, 7 years, 180,000 costs $1,800, undercoating etc. costs $1,349, Tonneau cover $449, Hitch $518, bed extender $299, Hood deflector & Vent Shades $329 installed. I wish I could have bought it out of the USA but Nissan Canada won't honor the warranty! BTW, the base NISMO in Canada is a 4X4 and comes with Fosgate Stereo w/ MP3, XM etc., VDC, Locking Rear, Hill Assist, Moon Roof, Bed Management, etc. The only options are Trailer package, tonneau cover, bed extender, roof rack accessories, pearl coat paint. We don't get as large a selection of configurations as offered in the USA. So far, I love this truck, even if it did cost me an arm and a leg. WAY BETTER than my GMC Sierra SLT 2500 Turbo Diesel 4X4 and rides just about as well on the roads as my Toyota Sienna Van!
#236 of 411 Re: How did I do on this truck? [aguadiem]
Oct 12, 2007 (6:25 am)
Although there is some disagreement on Nissan's warranty issue in Canada, I bought a new 2006 NISMO RWD last year and have been told by a local dealership that the warranty will be fine.
What was your final cost for your truck, all in including taxes? Which city did you buy it in?
#237 of 411 Re: How did I do on this truck? [lax5]
Oct 14, 2007 (12:22 pm)
I bought it in Moncton, New Brunswick at Champlain Motors. We only have the one Nissan dealership. I Paid $29,700 on the road, out of pocket based on $32,485 (incl air tax) less $8,000 trade-in on a 2000 Sienna CE. HST was $3,620 if you want to work it back. For that I have the premium package (Rust Proofing, Sound Insulation, Paint and Fabric protection), Extended Warranty to 7/160,000, Tonneau Cover, Sliding Bed Extender, Rubber Floor Mats in addition to the carpet mats, Hood Deflector, Vent Shades and the Chrome Tailgate Handle Kit. The truck was brought-in for me from 417 Nissan in Ottawa as a dealer inventory exchange. My dealership made a mistake, they believed they were swapping for an SE CC Short Bed and got the NISMO. (I only asked for an SE CC short bed) I sincerely believe they lost money as they had to pay tranportation from Ottawa to Moncton plus the price differential was about $6,000. I looked in the States but the warranty issue worried me as well as the dealership I attempted to deal with in Virginia wouldn't spell-out what the truck had for equipment/options so I concentrated on the one close to home.