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Infiniti QX56, SUV
Sep 03, 2005 (5:20 pm)
We're in Chicago, so there are still lots of 05's to choose from; however we found that in our area there were only five 2005 QX56's in Silver Indulgence that were manufactured May or later (ours was manufactured in June). I did not see any 06's at any of the dealers we visited, but again, we didn't want to pay the premium for an 06 with "new" features that were meaningless to us. The only way to tell if the truck was manufactured in May or later is to ask the dealers in your area if they have any stock since the date of manufacture is not something that the dealer will include when posting their inventory on their website.
We decided to lease the QX56 given the fact that this truck does not hold its value over time, so I don't know if Infiniti is offering any "special" financing rates. Again, all of the dealers that we spoke with were willing to match our best price, $500 under invoice, which in our minds is truly a great price and would make up for a lack of "special" lease rates. Our residual on the lease was 56% and the money factor was .00209, which comes out to a 5.0% interest rate. The residual is much lower than our BMW lease (higher residual = lower monthly payment), but again this is an Infiniti, not a BMW. At the same time, a 56% residual is not bad when compared to the 48% offered by Range Rover, which we also contemplated buying during this whole search process.
My advice is to utilize Edmunds.com and send out a "price quote request" from this website to all of the dealers in your area. Specifically describe the truck you want - ex. Silver Indulgence with Captain's chairs, DVD, sunroof, willow interior, AND it has to be manufactured after May of 05. The dealers will get back to you with their best price and let you know if they have what you're looking for in stock, but make sure you tell them you definitively want one manufactured after May. If you really want an '06, then I think you will have to wait a few months until all of the remaining 05's have been sold - then, I'm sure the dealers will be willing to "deal" on the 06's.
#134 of 874 Re: QX56 [litespeedblade]
Sep 03, 2005 (6:22 pm)
thanks very much for your insight!
#135 of 874 Re: QX56 [litespeedblade]
Sep 04, 2005 (3:37 pm)
just to let you know that you paid invoice for the qx 56.
Sep 05, 2005 (6:50 am)
Thank you so much for your insight and attention to detail. However, if my calculator works correctly, I believe that we actually paid $696 under invoice. The invoice price for our 2005 truck - with DVD, Sunroof, Splash guards, trunk mat and including the destination fee is $50,496.
$50,496 - $49,800 = $696
But again, thank you for looking out for us, we appreciate it.
#137 of 874 LR3 vs QX56/MDX
Sep 11, 2005 (8:43 am)
I'm looking for suv also. Anyone of you tried 2006 Land Rover LR3 SE with 3rd seat. I'm getting that for $46K. What do you guys think comparing LR3 with QX56, MDX?
Sep 13, 2005 (11:00 am)
I have a 2000 Range Rover HSE. I have kids & the RR will never offer a 3rd row seat (they say) so it's going and we cannot fit in a new one. The LR3 is nice but small (but damn the 3 sunroofs are cool). So we decided on the QX56. I test drove and it's a horse, kids are happy. Got a quote from CarsDirect. Pasted it below. Wanted to see if there is anything too look out for / anything that I should request / reject. This quote is current as of this posting. Thanks in advance for any thoughts before we buy.
(BTW -- I am going to put in my own entertainment / gaming system in, extra power outlets, etc. I'll tell you how it goes)
Engine: 5.6L V8 DOHC SMPISTD
Transmission: Electronic 5-Speed Automatic w/Overdrive STD
Tires: P265/70R18 BSWSTD
Wheels: 18 in. Chrome STD
Heated Front Bucket Seats STD
Leather-Appointed Seating Surfaces STD
Radio: Bose AM/FM/6CD In-Dash Audio System STD
3.357 Axle Ratio STD
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: 7,100 lbs STD
Monotone Paint Application STD
2nd Row Split Bench Seat STD
Power Sliding/Tilt Glass Sunroof $1034
CarsDirect.com Price $ 49,805.00
macore install$ 799.00 (some extra wood)
Documentation fee(s) (not gov't. fee)$ 250.00
Taxable Total: $ 50,854.00
8.37% Sales tax $ 4,259.02 (NY Tax Woo Hoo!)
Subtotal with taxes: $ 55,113.02
Registration (title) and license fees†$ 195.00
Additional Official fee: $ 22.75
FINAL PRICE$ 55,330.77
#139 of 874 Dealer no budge on '06 MSRP (Infiniti of Chantilly)
Sep 14, 2005 (4:07 am)
visited Infiniti of Chantilly, VA yesterday to take a closer look at the QX. While they were willing to deal on the '05s (they had about 10 on the lot), they say they wont/cant budge below MSRP on the '06s. I want an '06 but since they wont deal, I may have to wait a while longer until they do. At MSRP, my configured '06 QX56 comes to $55,600. The salesman was very friendly, courteous and very professional..these guys are definitely "a cut above" other dealerships...even other Infiniti dealerships in the area. I sent out quote requests to 3 other dealers in the area and I have not yet received replies from them while I have already received 4 emails from Infiniti of Chantilly. The salesperson says the '06 QX will be in demand when they come out. I can see how that can be especially with a vehicle like the QX but I just dont foresee them flying out the door especially with the gas prices where they are.
Has anyone found a dealer willing to go below MSRP on '06 QXs? Hopefully, when it comes time to buy, the dealer will want to negotiate a price..especially when he/she sees that the QXs arent selling as fast as they anticipated.
#140 of 874 '06 QX56 offers
Sep 15, 2005 (6:14 am)
I recently received a quote from Pearson Infiniti in Richmond, VA. They offered $1500 off MSRP for an '06 QX (MSRP = $56,272). I also received a quote from a dealer from in PA (Infiniti of Willow Grove) for $2652 off MSRP (MSRP=$57,422). These are their internet pricing. With this "ammunition", I will try and get my local dealer, who originally said they won't/can't budge down from MSRP, to come down from MSRP. My local dealers are Passport Infiniti in Alexandria, Infiniti of Chantilly, Rosenthal Infiniti and Jim Coleman Infiniti.
I'll report back later.
#141 of 874 Re: '06 QX56 offers [nomar69]
Sep 15, 2005 (6:30 pm)
I am hearing the same thing from the dealers in Houston. It looks like they will only budge 1500 to 2000 off MSRP. I want the 4wd which makes it more difficult because there are only a few black or graphite (my 2 choices) available in the state of Texas w/o DVD package (I am adding headrest DVD players). I went to look at one today and it all of the sudden was sold when I got there and then the other black 4wd at another dealership all of the sudden was sold (even though it wasn't earlier today). It could be true, then again it could be a little game they are playing with me. I have to wait until tomorrow to find out if the car is "sold" or not.
#142 of 874 Re: '06 QX56 offers [kaykay3]
Sep 16, 2005 (2:22 am)
Actually, the 1500-2000 off MSRP were the offers the dealers gave me without me haggling. I will try and get them to go lower when I'm in the position to buy, ie when I have my financing ready. By the way, Pentagon Federal Credit Union (www.penfed.org) has great rates...4.75% for 60 months. Becoming a member is easy!
Looking for an '06 Black/Graphite QX56 with my specs (2nd row split bench seating/No DVD) is a bit more difficult to find. I found a dealer in PA (I'm in VA) that has every option I want (and a bit more) and that dealer is giving me about $2600 off MSRP. The downside is that the dealer is 2 states away.
Sounds like that dealer you went to has QXs flying off the lot. Kind of hard to believe. Maybe the dealer is trying to make you think that the QX's are "in demand" to try and justify their lack of discounting.
Keep us posted. I will do the same.