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Infiniti QX56, SUV
#578 of 874 Great Vehicle
Aug 28, 2010 (5:49 pm)
2011 Qx56 with entertainment/delux touring and technology package in black/black 4wd version with bench second row seat. Bought it from Sewell in Dallas. I have had 12 infinitis and this is my favorite. Great combination of refinement, power and luxury car feel in an SUV. Great experience with dealer as well, my first purchase from them after buying in Houston where I have lived until recently.
Infiniti reliablity and customer approach won me over initially along with quality for value. But though had some features I value more than the many other goodies. One is blindspot warning. I would buy this car again for its value, look and perfomance but the safety aspect of this one feature makes it a slam dunk for an older driver like me. There is a reason it is going for full MSRP for now, it is a good value at the price and demand is high for valid reasons. With this SUV, I dont need a luxury car, it is an SUV and luxury car all in one package, so saves me getting a third car.
A homerun on this one Infiniti, way to go and thanks
#579 of 874 Re: 2011 qx 56 [sewellgsm]
Aug 29, 2010 (9:35 am)
Just bought an '11 QX with Theater pkg, black w/ wheat for $3800 off MSRP....no trade. Best dealer experience I have had. I'm in hi-tech sales so I understand the art of negotiating. I knew what I wanted and what I was willing to pay (not MSRP) and called around till I got it. Wasn't a lowball offer...but fair. I do have access to VPP as well and was going to wait but I'm willing to pay a little more if the dealer is willing to work with me.
My QX was not on the lot but due in next week. I think the dealer was happy he didn't have to pay any flooring or deal with other dealers wanting to trade him for it. Plus Cash for Clunkers peaked in Aug last year so dealer Y/Y comparison is going to be rough. Good weekend to make a deal.
I'm in Northern CA, supply is very limited around here as well but each of the major dealers seem to be getting a handful of QX's a month.
#580 of 874 Re: 2011 qx 56 [onetomany]
Aug 30, 2010 (5:50 pm)
Can you please let me know which dealership in northern california; I am looking for a 4WD with all options.
#582 of 874 QX in Atlanta - just landed a good deal
Sep 05, 2010 (7:08 am)
Just picked up the 2WD Mountain Sage/Wheat QX with Theater package and roof rails (dont need a 4WD here!). Ended up paying $800 over invoice which the Sales Manager was giving me a hard time for but I am in sales too so am used to it. The vehicle is beautiful and after comparing it to the Escalade and Lexus 570 (unless you are planning some serious off roading), there is no comparison on bang for the buck.
They are doing a 2.9% financing up to 60 months which is really great on this type of vehicle. Makes financing the car vs leasing it a no-brainer.
Hats off to Infiniti for finally figuring the Large SUV buyer out - we traded our 10 year old QX4 which we loved but at 150K miles we were ready
If you live in the ATL area - try Nalley Infiniti of Decatur first - they seem to be the most aggressive right now. Salesperson was great, and the sales manager was willing to work with me.
#583 of 874 wait and see
Sep 06, 2010 (5:36 pm)
The dealers are having a field day with this Q56. It is indeed a really nice SUV but it is foolish to pay MSRP for this thing. Invoice plus a few hundred maybe. There are other SUVs in this category cutting good deals. They are playing it to the max. But.... just wait and give it a few months. They will be wheelin' and dealin' again. There isn't a huge market for a luxury SUV in this economy and Nissan/Infiniti knows it. When the lots start filling up, there is only one way the price will go and it's down. As the saying goes, good things come to those who wait.
Toyota is playing the same game with their '10 4Runners. I was persistent enough and I ended up getting the deal I was looking for. Same with a GL450 that I purchased a year ago at well below invoice; persistence and patience paid off. I really want one of these but for now, I'm just gonna sit back and relax.
#584 of 874 Re: QX in Atlanta - just landed a good deal [nbhandari]
Sep 07, 2010 (10:32 am)
I know someone else who was offered a Mountain Sage QX56 with 1500 miles at a discount too. He was told all other colors were MSRP. I guess that color is not popular or maybe it was the miles.
#585 of 874 I guess I will wait and see!!
Sep 08, 2010 (12:25 pm)
I got a call today from the dealership that sold me my 2008 QX56. Salesperson was really nice and inquired if I was still interested in 2011 QX56. I replied that I was but inquiry at other dealers revealed that they were asking sticker price (MSRP) and if that was the case with his dealership. He replied that this was true and the 2011 was such a great vehicle and much improved over my current QX. I agreed with him as I have test driven the new QX but I also advised that I would not be paying sticker and I realized that if he could ask and get sticker he would not be interested in working a deal with me. I informed that I would wait until inventory got larger and was advised that Infiniti was limiting the number of vehicles being imported and therefore could more or less maintain the high selling price.
I thanked him for his call, informed that I really liked the new QX56 BUT I would be waiting , and from his attitude, a very long time, if and when prices come down.
I guess he told me!!!! I'll wait.
#586 of 874 Re: I guess I will wait and see!! [benbo]
Sep 09, 2010 (4:59 am)
I would wait...its a new model so will be some pressure to keep closer to MSRP. I know however here in Atlanta, $60K SUV's arent exactly in everyone's price range. The dealerships will see this in another 4-6 weeks and then start to deal. Be patient, I am sure you can get down to $1000 or less over actual invoice. Be sure to ask what their documentation fee is as well before you agree to any pricing.
#587 of 874 Re: I guess I will wait and see!! [benbo]
Sep 10, 2010 (9:46 am)
The wait maybe longer than you want....we led the Nation is QX sales last month with 36 - all at MSRP or $500 off for our previous customers, we only were left with a handful in stock (about 10) and are only getting 10 in the month of September from Japan - so we anticipating selling out of them in September.
Here is the sad thing. We just received our allocation for our December units - Infiniti gave us 9 - I called to complain, told them I was ready and willing to buy 60 - my Disctrict Manger said they were only building 300 for the Western US - either they are back ordered on parts of they are running into CAFE restrictions.
So, I predict most of you who decide to buy will be buying them off the inbound list (vehicles somewhere in between the dealer and Japan) because there won't be many to choose from. I also predict they raise the price. They sell the QX world wide - in China they are getting over $100k for it (in US dollars).
Remember, it is not about the discount - the ony thing that matters is the transaction price when comparing to other makes. The new Escalde stickers in the 80's, so they can take $7k off - you still pay in the mid-70's - the QX is a much better value at MSRP.
The price will come down eventually, but no time this year. At least not in Texas.
PS I got one for my wife - hands down the best vehicle I have ever owned.