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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
#114 of 679 Re: want lease on 2005 [jjjday]
Apr 03, 2005 (1:24 pm)
I almost had the same trouble, went to 4 dealers in South Florida late February before finally finding one who would honour the Nissan website offer. I ordered the 2005 Pathfinder LE 4X4 with Navi and DVD, $429/mo, 39 mo, 12k/yr, $1999 down, which works out to about $2000/$2500 off the $39k MSRP. Reasonable. They didn't have my preferred color, and wanted me to accomodate to their inventory, or order, without a pricing guarantee. I politely stated, "no written contract, no Woodland Bronze, then no order." My vehicle comes in May 10 at the above price. Dealers always want to move exisiting inventory, their problem here was lack of availability and demand in South Florida for 4X4.
(Note, Company lease, excellent credit, it does matter, and I am also coming off of an Infiniti (Nissan product) lease, so they have history with me.)
#115 of 679 2005 Pathfinder SE 4WD
Apr 06, 2005 (7:31 am)
I believe purchasing a car via negotiating with a salesman in a dealer is a thing of the past. After researching the SUV market, test driving the two vehicles my wife and I narrowed down our search to (Pilot/Pathfinder) and sending a bid request fax to every Nissan fleet/internet manager within a hundred mile radius (thirty dealers), my wife and I our proud owners of a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD.
Here is the details...
Sell: 28,900.00 (+tax/tag/title)
I feel we did pretty good. Sure wish some rebates were out there!
#116 of 679 Re: my price [dekagunda]
Apr 15, 2005 (9:32 am)
I'm in Chester county and have purchased a Pathfinder from Concordville Nissan in the past. Can you email me the exact specs and price paid? I'd like to try to work the same deal with them. Thanks bacatwheel.com
#117 of 679 2001 Decent price?????
Apr 17, 2005 (7:59 pm)
2001 Pathfinder SE with 24,500 miles, one owner, off lease in January '05 - Nissan dealer started at $18,495 - get it out the door at $15,700!!!
#118 of 679 Re: 05 LE 4WD - Silverton Blue [nyusigep]
Apr 18, 2005 (12:49 pm)
i am in the market for an 05 le 4wd with navigation. i am in the monmouth county area in nj. i know ur purchase was a few months ago, but i was impressed that you were able to get ur pf for 600 below invoice. any chance u can pass on the dealer who gave u the gr8 price? thanks.
#120 of 679 05 LE 2WD
May 02, 2005 (8:26 am)
Just purchased an 05 LE 2WD with everything but NAV and DVD. Paid a hassle-free invoice price, just emailed the dealer and told them I was looking for invoice, got an email back a few minutes later agreeing to the deal. This particular dealer also advertises that they don't charge dealer add-on's. Also, if you buy with them, their service department gives free oil changes for as long as you are the owner (on any new car they sell). Pretty good deal overall. Yes I had a trade, they gave me KBB "trade-in" for it, which was fine with me.
The only kicker was in the finance department, I cashed in on the "College Grad" rebate. The finance guy said I had to finance with Nissan to get the rebate, I took his word for it but don't remember reading that. He then offered me a ridiculous 5.99% "recent grad rate" to get the credit, which was of course really high compared to my current credit union rate. Regardless, after suggesting I would use my credit union with the lower rate, he brought his rate down below the CU. Those were the only shenanigans where I felt like I was back at a typical dealership.
Other than that it was easily the most hassle-free new car buying experience I have experienced and completely recommend this place.
#121 of 679 Re: 05 LE 2WD [jarozi]
May 02, 2005 (8:33 am)
he is right - you can only get the college grad rebate if you finance through NMAC (nissan motor acceptance corp.). It doesn't even work for leases. you will find that the finance guy will try to make a point or two in the finance department (the point of the place is to make money, right?) but if you show them a competitive rate, most if not all dealers will bring their rate down to match or even beat! as far as i know, dealers are only allowed to mark up the buy rate (interest rate at which we buy it from the bank) a certain amount - like 2% or something. at least in CT it's like that....
May 02, 2005 (10:09 am)
Just got a dealer who said he could get us a Pathfinder (SE RWD) with comfort package, side body molding, micro filters and splash guards for $25,500.
He immediately said he could get it to me for invoive but the documentation fee is anotehr $599 which is ridiculous. He admitted they pad this to add to their profit and get an additional 3% holdback from Nissan. I told him he could have either the $599 doc fee OR the 3% holdback but I wasn't giving him both.
He said he'd give me $400 off the invoice.
Does this seem fair? He agreed VERY quickly so something tells me there is room here.
We are in Atlanta and there are lots of dealers here so I will keep looking but wanted feedback if anyone had pricing for similar model and options.
#123 of 679 Re: SE RWD Pricing? [patricia43m]
May 02, 2005 (10:30 am)
so he is giving you $400 below invoice, plus you still pay the $599 doc fee? so essentially you buy the car at invoice, and you only pay a $199 doc fee - doesnt sound bad at all - i guess it comes down to what you want to pay OTD. just because a dealer is quick to accept a deal doesnt mean there is tons of money left on the table. maybe he just realizes this is what it takes to sell a car, and it seems fair enough to him (meaning it isnt so much of a loser deal that he really has to think about what it will do to his bottom line).
if you are comfortable with the price (and it seems to be a good one - though i cannot effectively price a 4x2 pathfinder in the northeast - we cant sell them up here) i'd say go for it. do what you feel comfortable with. if they treated you well at this dealership, i say go back and give them the business...you may only save another $200 or so if you really search. again, it depends on what dealerships want to do, and how many cars they want to move. i think you are getting a pretty fair deal though if they give you $400 below invoice to compensate for the high dealer conveyance fee. (hey, at least he was honest and told you its padded for profit!)
let us know how it goes!