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Infiniti QX56, SUV
#606 of 871 Re: MY11 QX56 VPP Program [chicagobuyer1]
Sep 21, 2010 (1:09 pm)
True, no VPP - A, B, C, or D plans are "expected" to be eligible on this vehicle till Spring 2011 (even then the dealer does not have to participate if inventory is still low) - I realize it is in folks nature not to trust someone who sells vehicles for a living (as oppose to houses, clothes, season tickets, furniture, airplane tickets, etc) but I'm not trying to sell anyone anything on this site (for the most part you guys are too frugal ). But if you want a QX before they (Infiniti) raises the price, you better get one now.
Honestly, if anyone is getting a big discount from your local dealer - please let me know - I will buy every QX on their lot (after you get yours of course) and happily pay invoice or a little above and pay to have them shipped down to Texas where folks want them. This vehicle is awesome!
#607 of 871 VPP on insidenissan.com
Sep 21, 2010 (5:06 pm)
According to http://www.insidenissan.com/monthly_cplan_infiniti_2011.html the price for the 2011 QX for VPP customers is Invoice.
I called Infiniti and they told me that if a dealer does not comply, just report it to Infiniti so they make note and report...I imagine the VPP program is a 2 way deal between companies and Nissan doesn't want partners upset.
#608 of 871 Re: VPP on insidenissan.com [java2king]
Sep 21, 2010 (11:46 pm)
This VPP news is very interesting. The FAQ specifically addresses whether any vehicles are excluded from the program as well:
Q. Are all Nissan and Infiniti vehicles eligible for the VPP discount?
A. No. Currently the Nissan Versa 1.6 models and GT-R are not eligible for purchase under VPP.
It does state that the dealer can choose not to participate though, which is where the confusion comes in.
I am awaiting for from my local dealer about availability, but my hopes are lower than before, for sure.
#609 of 871 Re: MY11 QX56 VPP Program [sewellgsm]
Sep 22, 2010 (7:23 am)
Sewell, I was just on your website. Do you have 114 2011 QX56? Wow, if those aren't inbound and all on your lot, that has to be the most in the country. Chicago dealers have between 2-6.
#610 of 871 Re: I guess I will wait and see!! [sewellgsm]
Sep 22, 2010 (9:43 am)
There is a room full of marketing MBAs at Infiniti who are well versed in Product Life Cycle and the Product Diffustion Curve. If you extrapolate out sales figures on the last model, Infiniti sold about 67,000 QX over 6.5 years. Assume they hope to do the same with this model. "Innovators" are the first to buy a new product and account for about 2.5% of sales, in this case about 1700 units, they are willing to pay sticker to be the first in. Next are the "Early Adopters" who account for about 13.5% of sales or about 9000 units. Early Adopters will probably pay between MSRP and 2k off, (just a guess). Next comes the ugly part of the bell curve which is when discounting from MSRP gets steep. That's why Infiniti has had $10k factory to dealer incentive the last 3 years on the QX. The math works out such that the first years production of about 10-11k vehicles Igoes to nnovators and Early Adopters for close to sticker, which is why Infiniti is holding back VPP sales. They are making hay when the sun is shining. The marketing MBA's know all to well they will have to discount pretty heavily in 2 years or so. That being said, all bets are off if gas goes to $6 per gallon or the economy goes in the dump.
#611 of 871 Any dealers here that will ship
Sep 22, 2010 (11:39 am)
In the Seattle area here, and looks like the dealers here aren't getting any 2011s anytime soon.
#612 of 871 Re: MY11 QX56 VPP Program [chicagobuyer1]
Sep 22, 2010 (4:02 pm)
I wish! Those are inbound. If the stock number begins with a "7" it is in Dallas on the lot. If the stock number begins with a "B" it is in Houston on the ground. If the stock number begins with anything else - it is on order from Japan.
We are down to 2 in Dallas and Houston is sold out
#613 of 871 Re: VPP on insidenissan.com [java2king]
Sep 22, 2010 (4:05 pm)
VPP price is equal to invoice but the QX is not eligible yet and dealers don't have to participate - it is in their dealer agreement. We have always honored VPP in the past at Sewell, but they won't do VPP until there is adequite supply on the ground.
#614 of 871 Not that popular
Sep 22, 2010 (8:00 pm)
At least in this area. While my wife and I love the car. They are hardly flying off the lots to deserve msrp. I travel in and between south jersey and Princeton on a daily basis and have only seen 1 on the road since introduction. That's poor for a new car introduction in any economy. Even in Philadelphia, which has a significant amount of luxury cars, we have yet to see any. Don't get me wrong, quality is top notch, but it's clear by the lack of cars on the road, Infiniti clearly overshot the price point for this suped up Nissan patrol.
#615 of 871 Re: Not that popular [mbhrv]
Sep 23, 2010 (12:18 pm)
I'm not surprised that you dont see many QX56's in the Rust Belt.No offense but most of those blue collar folks couldnt afford this vehicle or any like it Especially since the economy is so bad there. I'm in the south and you cant even get you hands on one much less get a good choice of color and options. I've been asked to find one for my Mom and cant get a Sage or White one completely loaded anywhere near me. Maybe I should give a shout to a dealer in that area. The price isnt so bad since some competitors are higher on their vehicles. I guess she'll have to wait until more are available.