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#487 of 873 How did I do?
Feb 28, 2010 (6:03 am)
Yesterday I signed papers for a brand new 2010 QX56 which I will take delivery of tomorrow. It is fully-loaded, MSRP $62,960.
Went to dealership with Overstock.com price $49,664 for vehicle without tech pkg (had MSRP of $61,810). I did not want the tech pkg but since the dealership could not get a vehicle w/o it they took another $500 off the price of the vehicle (price of that option is $1150 so in effect I got it for almost half-price).
Therefore, my price for vehicle was $49,664 + $1150 - $500= $50,314 plus $294 doc prep and tax. I usually refuse and do not pay doc prep, but the deal seemed good enough (well below invoice even after $7000 in cash-to-dealer incentives was subtracted) that I let this go.
What I was pleasantly surprised about was the value they gave me for my trade-in. KBB $11,925 for "good condition" trade-in value of my 2005 Touring model Honda Odyssey with 108,500 miles, per their website. After an original offer of $9,000 by the dealership, I was able to get them up to $10,500 for it. I went to another Infinity dealership earlier in the day and they offered only $6,500 for it. I am used to getting only about 60 to 70% of KBB value for trade-ins, esp if I am already getting a good deal on the new vehicle so I thought this was good. Do you agree?
Also, I was offered a 72 month/120,000 mile Infinity Elite extended warranty for $2,577. There is no deductible if I go to their dealership for repairs after the factory warranty ends, otherwise there is a $100 deductible if I take it elsewhere. It seemed like a good deal (we drive about 20,000 miles per year) and is only $100 more than the best online quote I could get for an 84 mo/100,000 mi Infinity Elite warranty. Can I do better?
Any comments, thoughts, or suggestions before I pick up vehicle tomorrow? Thank you.
#488 of 873 Re: How did I do? [nosepkr]
Feb 28, 2010 (6:19 am)
That sounds like a good deal, In Juanuary the best I could get was $51,191. I am still waiting to decide, what other SUV's did you consider? I am also thinking of waiting for the 2011.
#489 of 873 Re: How did I do? [gryan]
Feb 28, 2010 (6:49 pm)
I also looked at the Escalade, Navigator, Sequoia, and MB GL class. With 3 children we needed more room than the MB (it's really a "large midsize" SUV IMHO), the Escalade was nice but with a small 3rd row seat and, without any good incentives was over $20,000 more than the above price for the Infiniti with virtually the same equipment. Also, a small point but significant to me in the NE, the escalade has air-blown cooled and heated front seats while the QX56 has electric-heated front seats and steering wheel. My sedan has the air-blown and I've found them ineffective- takes about 10 minutes or more for the seats to get noticeably cool/warm which I think kind of defeats the purpose. The electric-heated seats and steering wheel of the QX56 warm in about a minute. Toyota Sequoia is a great vehicle with a nice ride and lots of room but now taking a hit in resale and reliability. Also, Toyota still is not offering any substantial rebate. See ya'! The Navigator I thought was very nice with lots of room but it came down to price/value- you just can't beat the Infinity incentives. The QX is probably not the best SUV out there but its big, nice, and IMO the best value. If the MB was a bit bigger I probably would have waited to see if they had another big round of incentives this summer (10 to 15K) like last summer.
#490 of 873 Re: How did I do? [nosepkr]
Feb 28, 2010 (7:02 pm)
Thanks, It seems like we are looking at the same SUV's I had a navigator for past 3 years and before that an LX470, I like the MB but it is pricier and smaller, I think the Infiniti is the best value and I like the tip about the electric heat (I live in NJ) I also like the Audi but again it is small and maybe the sequoia. At least I have 6-8 weeks to decide
#491 of 873 Re: How did I do? [gryan]
Mar 01, 2010 (9:07 am)
I'm waiting for the 2011, but I expect it's going to be full price in the 60k range. Here is the relevant info I have on it.
Here's a link to a review of the new Patrol by Motor Trend, it includes specs. Based on those numbers is looks shorter than the current version, but close to the size of a current Denali.
2010 Nissan Patrol
Base Price N/A
Vehicle layout Front-engine, 4WD, 8-pass, 4-door SUV
Engine 5.6L/400-hp/413-lb-ft DOHC 32-valve V-8
Transmission 7-speed automatic
Curb weight 6150 lb (mfr)
Length x width x height 202.4 x 78.5 x 76.4 in
EPA city/hwy fuel econ N/A
On sale in the U.S. Late 2010-Early 2011 (As 2011 Infiniti QX56)
Read more: http://www.motortrend.com/road...6uf5d
Here is a link to the Nissan Patrol which was launched last week in the Middle East, the Infiniti is supposed to be a rebadge.
I also heard it is debuting at the NYC auto show next month.
I've heard June launch and I've also heard late summer, anyone have a better idea?
#492 of 873 March Incentives - Sewell GSM
Mar 02, 2010 (11:02 am)
No changes for QX.
10 QX: Special Rates + $1000 OR $7000
If leasing: $1000 + $1000 Lease Loyalty Rebate if you own an Infiniti.
Hope this helps.
#494 of 873 Infiniti raising price on QX56 by $650
Mar 10, 2010 (2:28 pm)
This makes little sense to me; however, Infiniti just informed us that they are raising the MSRP and Invoice on the 2010 QX56 by $650. It is weird to me because the 2011 is coming out this summer, I'm guessing when the prices come out on those they will be able to say, "look the 2011 is only $xxx more than the 2010 was".
Raise the price but then give dealers a bunch of dealer cash to sell it??
Anyways - if the QX is on the lot now or are assigned to the dealer - your good. But, any the dealers buy from Infiniti starting tomorrow - we pay the extra $650.
May 05, 2010 (9:16 am)
No change here.
What the dealers have on the ground or arriving this month is it for the 2010 QX. I assume it will be like the 2010 M - where the discounts were huge, but there was a frenzy at the end - so don't wait - deals will not get any better later - this is it.
$7000 OR $1000 & Special Rates
If you lease: $1000 plus an additional $1000 IF you have an Infiniti (Lease Loyalty Rebate).
Expect about $9000-$10,000 off total with the dealers discount included.
#496 of 873 Re: Infiniti raising price on QX56 by $650 [sewellgsm]
May 08, 2010 (10:23 am)
2011 is coming. I'm curious. Even if it's $650 off, why would dealers still want to bring in 2010 QX? Once 2011 QX is here, 2010 will be a tough sell.