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#236 of 6008 Re: PRICE 2005 M45 [jrock65]
Jul 19, 2004 (12:11 pm)
As it stands, the marketing data being collected by Infiniti on the US site clocks in around $50K for the AWD6 and $57K for the RWD8 - that is, both with all the bells and whistles that Marketing will use differentiate the models in the '05 market. If Acura doesn't follow suit (and jack up the RL prices over 2004), that's a $10K difference, on average.
That's a lot of lost M Sales, no matter how you model it.
If I were Acura, I'd let Infiniti cuts its own throat here by trying to pretend that the M model: (1) with no Sales track record (M45 sales to 2004 were the bane of any Inifiniti dealer - salespersons roll their eyes at how crappy sales have been for the 'predecessor'); and (2) the Butt-Ugly Award for design, should command a premium in the market over the 2004 pricing. And oh, how about that depreciation, folks? I love the brand, but there is no 'history' here (yet) of slower depreciation that can command higher pricing.
#237 of 6008 Re: PRICE 2005 M45 [valuebuyer]
Jul 19, 2004 (3:53 pm)
Totally disagree with you here.
A similarly equipped 2006 AWD M35 (w/ Tech Package) will probably MSRP at about $48,000, about the same as the 2005 RL. These are my estimates.
The current M45 sales have sucked, but so have the current RL sales.
If you're talking about the design of the current M45, I agree it's ugly. But the 2006 M is a sharp looking car, certainly generating more "buzz" than the rather bland looking 2005 RL, from an exterior design standpoint.
The "Ghosn" Infinitis, such as the G35, G35 Coupe, and FX35/45, all have low rates of depreciation. No reason to think that the new M will be otherwise.
Jul 19, 2004 (9:01 pm)
Agreed. Infiniti has taken the gloves off, and the FX, G, and QX are all in hot demand. Nissan is willing to take chances with their styling and design, and wether you like them or not, a Murano grabs your attention and a Pilot does not. The new M is a gorgeous car, maybe even a bit more than the new GS. The RL is very Honda-esque. Its mostly conservative, and while its not offensive, its not that memorable either. I really like the TL's agressive lines, and I was hoping for more than the RL delivered in that department.
Jul 23, 2004 (11:55 am)
Is it really worth waiting for new M45 or I can just but an existing one. And if I should buy existing (2004) one, how much should I pay for fully loaded?
Jul 24, 2004 (1:27 pm)
Hi glennmavis - the question of whether to buy now or not is one only YOU can answer - are you eager to have the updates on the 2006, or are you happy to buy the 2004, with its current styling and features? How long do you intend to keep the vehicle? We'll be happy to help you out with specific questions, like what features you can get in each model, and resale values, though. Just let us know what you're looking for in a vehicle.
To see what other in your area are paying for the '04, please check our Infiniti M45 Detail Page, or you can post a question in our discussion called Real-World Trade-In Values.
#241 of 6008 Re: M45 [glennmavis]
Jul 27, 2004 (12:26 pm)
You should be looking at $7000 off MSRP at least. Make sure you're going to keep it. I got a 2003 M45 stickered at $47455 for $37455. Due to circumstances I had to give it up 9 months later. The best offer I got on it was $33500. It is a great car but only at the right price.
Jul 28, 2004 (9:37 am)
I would really suggest waiting. There are HUGE differences from the old car to the new, they go much deeper than new sheetmetal. Even if you can stomach the current cars looks, or complete lack thereof, if you're looking for sport, it basically doesnt deliver. I would suggest a late model 540i if you've got to have a car right this minute.
#243 of 6008 Re: Price increased!!! [multiplechoice]
Jul 28, 2004 (2:16 pm)
Yes - very disconcerting - that's why I go in a few time a day, entering various US zip codes, and select only the 'cheapest' model. I assume they are (over)paying marketing firms to collect ths crap, so I believe it is the average Cro-Magnon's duty to make that data as useless as possible. Notice that the changes always occur in the base price, and yes - the swings are too erratic. I agree with the guy who said that the 2005 RL and 2005 GS pricing will keep Infiniti pricing within historic parameters.
In my region, the 2004 GS300 would be a lot cheaper than these Infiniti M prices. Love Infiniti, but not that much. And you really can't ignore depreciation - despite some posters trying to argue that the 'Ghosn Infinitis' are 'different'. They aren't - not when up against Lexus, BMW or the guys from Stuttgart - what you 'overpay' up front, you get on the back-end (if you can keep the Germans out of the shop).
#244 of 6008 Re: M45 [glennmavis]
Jul 28, 2004 (9:16 pm)
Last week, I spoke with the Infiniti sales person. He told me that he could offer me $8,000.00 off from MSRP now, and it will be $10,000.00 off with 1.9% APR in few months. I will purchase 2004 model end of October. Please give us update if anyone finds good deals on 2004 model.
Aug 04, 2004 (1:19 pm)
Anyway, when does this car hit the showrooms?