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Infiniti QX56, SUV
#29 of 873 Waiting for Ordered QX56
Apr 26, 2004 (8:37 pm)
WE went to the only dealership in Salt Lake City and ordered ours on 2-13-04. Today is 4-26-04. Still no QX. We are thinking we should wait for the 2005s to come out in the fall. The dealership told us yesterday that they just received the VIN #. Does anyone out there know how long it takes until it's delivered once the dealer has the VIN #?? We have never waited so long for a vehicle. The frustrating thing is we see several of the exact units at several Infiniti Dealerships in California. Does anyone have any answers? We don't want to whine for nothing.
#30 of 873 Re: Waiting for Ordered QX56 [island #29]
Apr 27, 2004 (7:29 pm)
Did you special order one? Most dealers have QX's coming in all the time. I bought mine at the end of March, and the VIN was already assigned to my dealer when I bought it. It took two weeks after that to take delivery.
If you didn't want to take delivery out of dealer stock or future dealer stock (like I did), then you'll probably be waiting a long time.
Apr 28, 2004 (5:21 pm)
I was in a competetive situation, where I had purchased my prior three infiniti, two Q45 and one FX45 from the same dealer....ended up with a $4500 discount off msrp with no add on for advertising, or paper prep or any other inflation in pricing.....very pleased with the truck, although I personally prefer a stiffer suspension, I have previously owned two Suburbans and five Tahoes. Recently received a $3,600 loyalty coupon from GM which tempted me to buy the GMC Denali XL, which actually would have listed for more than the fully loaded QX56 I bought. Have about 1800 miles on it in two weeks
Apr 29, 2004 (8:58 am)
I paid the MSRP for my vehicle. I called every dealer around my area and none of them would negotiate the price. They all told me that the vehicle is very new and its very much in demand. We wanted the second row bench seating, which made it even more rare. I guess Infiniti only made a few with the bench row seating (Infiniti made 80% with captains chair and only 20% with bench seating per a salesperson). A dealer had the vehicle we wanted but it was on hold for another customer. A few days later I called the dealer back and said that the vehicle was still on hold, but they were going to call the customer and verify if they still want the vehicle. I guess the vehicle has been on hold for almost a week. The dealer called me back a few hours later and asked if we wanted the vehicle. Wife and I paid the MSRP, but we've been very happy with our purchase.
#33 of 873 Re: Dealers won't budge [dadfromchitown #32]
Apr 29, 2004 (6:16 pm)
We have two Infiniti dealerships here in Sin City, unfortunately both of them are owned by the same company.
I spent weeks researching the QX56 in magazines and on the Internet. Then when they started showing up in the local dealerships, my wife and I spent another couple of weeks test driving and selecting a color. We were assisted by, and worked with, a very personable and fairly knowledgeable salesman. He spent sufficient time with us and expended a good bit of energy in attending to our "needs". We were looking forward to buying our QX through this salesman.
We were prepared to pay MSRP for a "loaded" Silver with Graphite interior. When we sat down to talk numbers we were told the dealer placed an "adjusted market value" cost of $3,995 on top of the MSRP. We let them know that we were not prepared to pay over the MSRP and waited (some 30 minutes)for their counter offer. We may have paid $500 over MSRP just to close the deal. The salesman finally returned and told us we could not make a deal. Somewhat to my surprise, he didn't even make a counter offer reducing the price by even $500. We left the dealership on good terms and told our salesman to give us a call when they started selling the QX for MSRP.
In my mind I thought we would just wait a few months until there were more QX's on the lots and the price became more competitive. My wife, however, urged me to look for the Qx on the Internet - something I had never considered or done before. I submitted my Internet request to a handful of So. Cal. dealerships. I got my first call in response within an hour. This dealership had in stock the exact QX we wanted and was willing to sell for MSRP. We closed the deal in days and picked it up a week later. We used the money we saved by not paying the $3,995 "adjusted market value" on a nice 3-day beach vacation.
The 440 mile drive home in the Qx was delightful!
#34 of 873 Dealer Quote
May 06, 2004 (10:16 am)
I test drove a QX56 this morning at Infiniti of Willow Grove in the Philadelphia suburbs. Before I left the showroom, I was pleasantly surprised when they quoted me $49,999 for one equipped with the sunroof package and mudflaps. That's $2381 less than the $52,380 MSRP. I left with the distinct feeling that there was a larger discount to be had if I pushed harder. Perhaps they were motivated by the fact that they knew I live exactly halfway to another dealer, and also that I mentioned I was looking at an Armada which an MSRP of $7000 less. They also quoted $2800 to upgrade to a 7 year/100k factory warranty with no deductible. They claimed the list price on the extended warranty was $3400. Did they quote me a reasonable price for the warranty, or did they overquote the warranty to make up for the discount on the truck itself? BTW, when we drove on a bumpy road I did detect a bit of the "booming resonance" noise that has been mentioned prominently on the Armada forum, but I don't beleive I would have noticed it if I had not been looking for it. The vehicle I test drove did not have a sunroof. One more question...they had 5 QX56's on the lot, and 3 of them were not equipped with a sunroof. Am I wrong, or is that odd? I would think most people buying a QZ56 would want a sunroof.
May 06, 2004 (1:21 pm)
$2800 to upgrade to 7 year/100k seems way too pricey to me.
#36 of 873 Re: [jrock65 #35]
May 06, 2004 (1:39 pm)
Yep. $1500 to $1800 should be closer the mark.
#37 of 873 extended warranty
May 06, 2004 (6:23 pm)
You have to realize the dealer has significant mark up in these, probably 60%, and the F&I person gets a direct cut of this
#38 of 873 Re: Dealer Quote [shark715 #34]
May 06, 2004 (7:39 pm)
I test drove a QX56 at Infiniti of Willow Grove also, back in February. They wouldn't budge on the price back then. I then spoke to Flemington, NJ Infiniti and they bent over backwards for me. They gave me a discount of approximately $4,000 off list (4wd, sunroof, dvd).Great people and customer service there. Only problem is that they didn't have a car to test drive. I ordered one anyway and it is coming in shortly. However, if it has the resonance problem, I won't take it. I test drove an Armada and 2 other QX56's since then at other dealerships and still haven't found one without the resonance. We'll see how mine is when it comes in. I read the TSB at infinitihelp.com and it looks pretty bad if you need the fix. I can't see your car ever being the same after they rip it apart. And when you ask any slesman about the TSB, they pretend they know nothing about it and it's no big deal.