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Infiniti QX56, SUV
#291 of 874 Re: QX56 non deal [utvols1]
Dec 31, 2007 (10:42 am)
I was not given a great trade in for my seqouia which was in good shape. I willing to take less to make the deal but the dealer fee add on terminated the deal. In addition I believe the dealer makes money from financing via infiniti which is necessary for the 1500 match. In my case I have time to wait. I suspect in 2008 the big SUV market will bring steep discounts. By the way I tried 2 weeks earlier to deal on a M35 base and sport 2007, but price too high. Both vehicles still on the lot. The key is patience.
#292 of 874 Re: QX56 non deal [mlevine]
Dec 31, 2007 (1:21 pm)
I'm a newbie here who hasn't bought a new car from a dealership in about 15 years (I've been stationed in Europe and returning back to the US (Texas) next month). Since my wife and I have 3 small kids, we liked the QX a lot. I've been in contact with a couple of dealers in TX via e-mail. We are looking for a 2008 QX56 2WD with DVD entertainment, splash guards, floor mats, and rear cargo mat.
First dealer quoted me a drive-out price (including tax/title/all fees) of 55,736.
Second dealer quoted me a drive-out price of 56,300, and also offered additional rebate of 1500 if we financed the vehicle. (Anyone know why they are offering this 1500 rebate? just curious).
What do you guys think? Overpriced, or a fair enough deal?
#293 of 874 Re: QX56 non deal [mlevine]
Dec 31, 2007 (3:48 pm)
Well, I think your best bet is to NEVER trade in a car. NEVER! This, in my opinion, just gives the dealer another way to screw you over. It is SO easy to sell a used car, especially a Sequoia in decent shape, for more than trade-in value. what I did for my QX....sold my sequoia in 1 day on Craigs List) Use Craigs List or some other free avenue, price your car over what they were going to give you in trade and you'll have cash for a down payment in no time...plus less crap to worry about come bargaining time. I think a trade in always makes you look desperate. Also, patience is key. The other think I found to be helpful was to ask for pricing on-line from multiple dealers. They will cut each other's throats to get the sale so just sit back and watch them undercut each other! Car buying is a whole new deal thanks to the internet.
#294 of 874 Re: QX56 non deal [momto2boys]
Dec 31, 2007 (4:05 pm)
You are right about the trade in. My wife wanted to get the QX56 prior to the new year. Figured there would be great deals, but the undervalue of the trade and extra fees is a killer. I can at least wait a few months prior to any decisions. I did multiple dealers within 13 to 40 miles but all adding the dealer fees to the price.
I agree patience is key.
#295 of 874 Re: QX56 non deal [mlevine]
Jan 01, 2008 (12:34 pm)
I think the deal above where you were offered at $56,400 with an additional $1500 was the same that I was offered. I think at this time, that's not bad.
I am prepared to wait few months. Does anyone have a feel about what we can expect to pay over the next 6 months for a '08 QX? Do we think that we can expect to pay below invoice?
Jan 01, 2008 (3:12 pm)
I expect to pay invoice minus whatever incentives Infiniti is offering. I'm ready to pull a trigger within a week or so, but ideally I'd like to wait until March or so. That will probably work to my advantage. Their current incentives expire tomorrow so we should get a good feel on how the market is doing. My bet is that the economy will continue to deteriorate and we'll be able to get a couple grand under invoice.
#297 of 874 Re: QX [keg97]
Jan 01, 2008 (4:09 pm)
I agree. Does anyone have a confirmed out the door price that someone was actually paid?
I agree with your thoughts on the forecast for '08. With gas as high as it is and the economy being 'soft', luxury SUVs will be the 1st to experience deep discounts and incentives. I would imagine March will be a good time and is in line with my purchase time frame as well.
Jan 02, 2008 (12:01 pm)
I pulled the trigger on the last day of the year. Purchased an 08 AWD with Tech Package (intelligent cruise control, front sonar) for 53,500 + TTL. That price also includes dealer installed DVD system in the headrest (as well the factory installed ceiling mounted dvd screen).
#299 of 874 Re: QX [suv_search]
Jan 02, 2008 (12:13 pm)
That's a pretty good deal. I've got an offer that a dealer in Maryland says is good only today that is for the following:
Sales price is at dealer invoice and with taxes, tags, added that equals $55,235 for the 4wd DVD package. They will back another $1500 if I finance through Infiniti. Thus it gets to an 'out the door price' of $54,235.
I think I am going to wait until a little later in '08. How do you like the your new ride Keg 97?
Jan 02, 2008 (12:52 pm)
I think you are asking me, suv_search. I love the ride. Although not cheap, relatively inexpensive compared to the MB GL that the wife and I also considered.