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Nissan Titan, Truck
Nov 15, 2005 (9:12 pm)
hey all i just got my 06 nissan titan SE crew cab with step rails the other day.
I was hoping if i got a good deal on this?
Here's the list (hopefully i get most of you guys jealous =P):
2006 titan 4x2 SE grey(smoke)
Total MSRP before buying warranties and plans =$30,040.00
SE popular package $1350
Floor mats $120
Destination charge $670
rear sonar sensor
thermo sensor(displays temperature)
mp3/am/fm/cd system with 6 speakers 6-cd changer
power windows n locks
audio mounted on steering wheel
heated outside mirrors
2 yr maintenance/30,000 miles premium(platinum)coverage
5 yr tire & wheel protection
careguard security system warranty
gap insurance: $374 per
Gold security plus plan(5 yr/75,000miles) warranty
5.94% annual percentage rate (APR)!!
Total MSRP $31,079.68
Total after completing payments (6yrs)= $35,999
#721 of 828 Re: Anyone got a good deal on an 06? [run_deep]
Nov 16, 2005 (3:17 pm)
Yes, usually after the holidays is a very good bargaining chip. In fact, i believe that if i waited after Thanksgiving holiday, i would of gotten probably $500 more off of the (out-the-door) MRSP, which was the $31,079 i was talking about. Usually the warranties and whatever plans you buy will bring your MRSP up a little bit. Oh, and one more thing about my buying experience, I was being hustled. After i finished with the paperworks for the truck, i took my time to went over all the costs and papers. As you may know, you should never walk out the door even if you're done with the paperwork. Once u drive off, the deal's done. SO anyways, after the paperwork was done i took my time to re-calculate all the costs that i signed for. To my surprise, they charged me $177 more a month. $177 a month for 6 yrs to be more exact. Thats alot.
I guess overall my experience was good because i got my truck with an okay price. I just love it when i kept giving my disapproval look =). I talked to them for about 5 hrs and i end saying ill think it overahhah.. They were dumbfounded because they thought i was indeed going to buy the truck right away, when in fact, i was hustling them.
#722 of 828 Re: Anyone got a good deal on an 06? [highroller]
Nov 17, 2005 (9:46 am)
Highroller - I was confused on your post. What was the MSRP (manuf. suggested retail price) total and what was the agreed price you paid (before tax, tag, and title)? It is hard to judge a differential without knowing how much the added warantee, etc was.
#723 of 828 Re: Anyone got a good deal on an 06? [run_deep]
Nov 17, 2005 (5:04 pm)
Sorry for the confusion..
Actually looking back to my receipt for the vehicle i didnt really state how i got to $31,079.68 to be exact.
Ok, here's the extended in-depth hopefully easier to understand breakdown of the total price of my 4x2 06 SE Crew Cab Titan w/ only 5 miles at the time.
Sale sticker said $30,040.00 but they were selling cash price of the vehicle for = 28055.85
Manufacture rebate = $1000.00
So actually the MSRP(without all the fees, all the taxes, and other charges like warranties and plans) was= $27055.85
The total for fees and taxes (but not warranties and other plans that i bought optional) was = $1890.32(sales tax alone was $1690.99)
The total for optional plans, warranties, and the documentation fee was = $2133.51 (I had the 5yr/75k warranty and 2yr/30k maintenance plan)
Total charges,fees,taxes = $4023.83
Amount financed or total MSRP with optionals and fees, etc. is = $31079.68
i got a good deal for the APR(annual percentage rate) at 5.94% The finance charge was $4919.72
After downpayment, the total of payments(amount i will have paid after i have made all payments as scheduled) will be = $35999.40.
Again, here's the accessories i have in detail:
Step-rails were installed for free
wheel locks and bedliner
SE Popular Package includes the following only:
rear sonar system(watch out for the kids behind!)
homelink universal transcevier
auto-dim rear view mirror
steering wheel audio control
extended overhead console with compass and outside temperature display
Here is the standard equipment that is available for crew cab models:
Tow mode switch
18' wheels alloy
dual power heated outside mirrors
rail caps for bedside
mp3/am/fm cd audio system with 8(not 6) speakers and 6disc in dash cd changer
all power controls
remote keyless entry
dual 12 volt dc power outlets
electronic brake force distribution
tire pressure monitoring system!!
LATCH system(lower anchors and tethers for Children)
vehicle security and immobilizer system
Rear privacy glass
Power sliding captain's chair
all windows tinted
let me know what you think
Nov 17, 2005 (5:16 pm)
The only problem i have had with the truck is that the gas cap cover is easily accessible to any gas thieves. I dont know if all brands of pickup trucks are designed this way but im looking into buying/installing a lock. Nissan wont do it becuase they said that people who installed them kept gettin check engine light and therefore showed the egr system being malfunctioned on the computer.
#725 of 828 Re: Anyone got a good deal on an 06? [highroller]
Nov 17, 2005 (7:32 pm)
So in the end it looks like you got $2985 off the MSRP which is about 9.9%.
I recommend that you go to CARMAX site (www.carmax.com)and look at MSRP and No Haggle price on similar model to yours for comparison. I think you will find they are discounting in the range of 13-14% on 06's.
You did OK but could have done better and I have no idea what the warrentee's are valued at.??
#726 of 828 Re: Anyone got a good deal on an 06? [dmarkh]
Nov 17, 2005 (10:07 pm)
Looking at their website, it doesn't have any 06 titan in all the cities in Texas. It only had the 04's. My question is that does carmax include any warranty or plans that go along with the MSRP total amount? My total MSRP was only $31079. I dont care about how much people are saving, i just know that i got the truck with the above amount when i walked out of the dealership including all the warranties and plans. It seems like i got a really good deal. And, im not trying to beat up on you dmarkh, but optional plans and warranties are very important along with the MSRP
For the warranty: its 5yr/75k bumber to bumper warranty.
Maintenance plan is 2yr/30k that includes free oil changes, replace incabin filter,fuel filter,free tire rotation/balance, air filters, and free roadside assistance. At 30k, will replace the major service like timing belts, transmission, etc.
I also got the GAP insurance policy, if my car is stolen or destroyed within that 5yrs, itll pay up to 25,000 (without being charged for anything else) to replace a new one.
#727 of 828 trade up to an '06?
Nov 18, 2005 (5:20 am)
I have 52,000 on the '04 Titan LE King Cab, the brakes are no longer a problem with the latest fix (3 sets of front rotors,1 set of rears), the dash squeaks have diminished but not gone away. I just had a leaky axle seal replaced with a new bearing and seal on the left rear axle and new tires at 40K. mi. Now I am thinking about trading in for the '06 or should I opt for a fire sale on an '05, anyone know if there are any significant changes between the 2 years? I did notice that the '06 has dual zone heat and AC. One more thing, thanks to the loaners I used when my truck was being worked on, Ford, Dodge and last week an '06 Silverado, I could not buy anything but the Nissan, the ride, engine, transmission response, fit and finish is superior by far. I did like the lightness of the Ford tailgate. Any one heard about a New larger Toyota Tundra for '06? What value should I get for my 4x4 LE King Cab Titan with 52K and a few minor bruises?
#728 of 828 Re: trade up to an '06? [accumac]
Nov 18, 2005 (6:30 am)
I test drove the 06 and the tailgate is solid (heavy) as you know from your 04, but they added a hydraulic assist for both opening and closing. It is easy to open and shut with one hand - even the middle aged saleswoman that was showing me the truck had no problem doing it with one hand. I think the 05 has this feature also - but I wasn't looking at 05s so I don't know for sure.
#729 of 828 re: trade up to an '06
Nov 19, 2005 (3:32 pm)
I have a 2005 SE CC, build date April, 2005. Now has 5K miles. Have had no mechanical problems, no squeaks. My only complaint is that the arm rest of the captain seat has sagged. Haven't tried getting it fixed, yet. 2005 vs 2006 - it would depend on just how much you're saving. For me, saving $3K would be worth it and less than that wouldn't be. Good luck.