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Nissan 350Z, Coupe, Convertible
#360 of 475 Help Buying Used 350z
Dec 05, 2008 (11:49 pm)
So i found a 2005 35th anniversary nissan 350z for sale at a dealer. it's auto with 31k miles, and from the picture it looks pretty clean but has a few scratches.
Anyways the price is listed as $19,990.
Is there a chance i can haggle that price down to around $16000? First time car buyer and was wondering for some advice and tips to get the price i want. Also i was thinking around $16000 OTD give or take a few hundred.
#361 of 475 Re: Help Buying Used 350z [ppidori2]
Dec 08, 2008 (9:18 am)
$16k OTD on a car listed at $20k? So you want them to knock off like $5k-$5500? Where did you come up with this number? What makes you think they have it marked up so high?
Well, while Edmunds isn't the most accurate, they list TRADE-IN at over $17k on that car. Let's say, for a moment, that is accurate. The dealer needs to make a profit to stay in business. Usually $2k is fair. But let's say you beat them like a baby seal and bust it down to $1500. And let's say they got the car for $17k. That's $18,500 without factoring in taxes and fees. I don't know taxes and fees where you live, so can't help you with an OTD price.
So, no, your number is not realistic.
#362 of 475 Re: Help Buying Used 350z [qbrozen]
Dec 09, 2008 (6:23 pm)
Thanks ill just wait to find a more affordable car at my price.
#363 of 475 Re: 2007 enthusist $25000 [repoman4]
Jan 01, 2009 (1:44 pm)
in what state are you located in in new york have menny dealers giving $10000 rebates off 350z's and quite a few dealers have sum in stock keep us updated on what you end up dooing have a grate day and thanks for reading my posting marco.
#364 of 475 Re: 2007 enthusist $25000 [zman16]
Feb 03, 2009 (12:58 pm)
I visited my local Nissan dealer (Ramsey Nissan, Ramesy, NJ) this past weekend to check out the new 370Z. They had 5 2008's INSIDE the showroom with another on the lot (saw at least six 2008's). I know at least three of these very cars were there since last spring, when I test drove one and was about to make an offer to purchase a touring edition roadster (the car had optional chrome wheels ($1,800 option), which I wanted to downgrade back to the standard rims -- salesman would not delete the optional rims claiming that he could deviate from what was on the sticker, then the stock market and the rest of the world changed and I never made an offer -- that car, awful rims and all, is still there!).
My guess is that you can steal one of these cars. The dealer website is offering a Nismo for $31,995 -- $8,425 off of the list (they have two of them), and I am sure would take less.
#365 of 475 Bought a 2008 350Z touring
Feb 10, 2009 (3:23 pm)
I am in the DFW aera, I just picked up a fully load 350Z touring 2008, white pearl with orange burn leather with everything, nav, side airbags, aerodynamics package, 18" chrome wheels, and free tint + nitrosomething tire. The car is new, 20 miles on it
The sticker was $39,000 I paid $28,900 + TTLs ... yes 25% discount, no hassle, the Internet department women was really nice to work with (north Nissan Texas ). I am pretty happy
#366 of 475 2008 350z 6-speed $21,900
Feb 16, 2009 (10:53 pm)
Picked up a pearl white 2008 6-speed for $21,900 + TT&L tonight. Brand new, plastic on the seats. Three dealerships in Dallas, TX matched the price before I decided on which one had the best colors to pick from.
MSRP was $29,x00. Ended up being right at 25% off like the guy above.
#367 of 475 WTB 2008 Coupe
Jun 29, 2009 (3:04 am)
I've been looking for a 2008 leftover touring coupe at the dealers however haven't seen any left overs in MA. If anyone knows of any dealers in New England or Northeast who have some 08s left, please let me know.
#368 of 475 Re: WTB 2008 Coupe [smiley10]
Aug 04, 2009 (6:57 am)
IM GOING TO PUT UP MY 2008 SILVER 350Z 6 SPEED TOURING WITH MAGNAFLOW EXHAUST UP FOR SALE. IT ONLY HAS 11,000 MILES ON IT, LOADED. ALWAYS BEEN GARAGED AND IS A FLORIDA CAR NOW IN CLEVELAND, GEORGIA. ITS AN AWESOME CAR BUT DUE TO FINACIAL DIFFICULTIES I NEED TO SELL IT. ASKING 23500. THE CAR DOESNT HAVE A SCRATCH ON IT.
#369 of 475 Just bought a used 2005 350Z Touring Manual 6
Apr 06, 2010 (3:01 pm)
Nissan of Santa Barbara called me after I test drove a brand new 2009 370z Enthusiast. Loved the car but out of my price range. Soo long story short... they had a silver 2005 Touring Manual 6 (so it has VDC, VLSD, leather and heated seats, nice rear view mirror, metal kick plates, etc) priced at 19,995.00 with 34,700k miles on it. I was going to look at a similar one at Nissan of Thousand Oaks and test drive the 2010 370z Auto in Simi Valley Nissan.
I test drove the one here they called me about, found a bad vibration noise behind the steering wheel, clutch is ok but not even close to new, air con. is still cold, radio is good. Only flaws, some scratching on the front passenger side, on the plastic sub woofer cover on driver side, one scratch on hood, tires are about 1/2 to 3/4 worn down but didn't see any uneven wear or odd wear. Brakes looked good, engine and transmission seemed solid. Found out it was owned by an older lady who traded it in for an Altima. She had purchased and had all serviced done at the dealership that called me, some small factory warranty stuff. Otherwise, impressively immaculate.
I debated about the total cost of ownership over my leased car (which I was considering buying out). I would be paying 400 more in insurance per year and $8 more in gas per half tank and get less mileage. But then the dealer took my lease as a trade in, paid it off and my last two payments that equaled $500. So in the end, I got basically got the deal I originally offered, but now with 1 year power train, free oil change and fix the vibration noise that gets bad on the freeway and got rid of the lease.
Mechanically solid, engine and transmission seem solid, getting about 19mpg city/highway at the moment but about 22-24 on highway. Clean leather and exterior, I can't complain. After 5 hours of haggling I got it down to a price I was willing to pay for it and the dealer was willing to sell. Coming from a family car, it's GREAT! So much torque and horsepower, I just baby it around mostly but when it's opened up to accelerate on the freeway, it's incredible fun.
Nissan of Santa Barbara, California - Sales service is great, technical service is helpful, but like every consumer end dealership in this area, the technicians are just not as good as Los Angeles or in the valley. Lots of mess ups happen here at the Honda, Nissan and Toyota dealership service garages. I've had bad experience with Honda and Toyota, I've learned so I will not be using Nissan's service garage for anything major except oil changes and basic maintenance.