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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
#23 of 680 re: 2004 SE quote [bostonarea]
Oct 31, 2004 (9:36 pm)
We went looking for an 05 Pathfinder and while there were told of the deals on the 2004s.
We Test drove an 04 SE and then an 05 XE and the difference was astounding in the 2005.
Ride quality was smoother, much quieter, better interior, more features, and we like the new design as well.
Even with the offered $3,200 back on the 04,
We picked up a 2005 Pathfinder XE in Super Black with minimal options, as the Base XE is so totally loaded for a base trim, you don't need them..
Moving to the SE gives you so little for the $1000+ extra, it made no sense to me.. With the SE you get Compass / Temp gauge, Power driver Seat, ugly interior IMO and 70 series tires vs the 75's in the XE. Both XE and SE have the same rims.
There were only maybe a dozen 05's in the Central FL area only 2 XE's and No SE's, so bargaining power was minimal. Lots of LE's though
MSRP with options was $25,780 Dealer cost with all the options was $24,122 and we paid $25K even. Basically $800 or so over invoice.. Also got 700 over KBB for the trade in so we are pretty happy having one of the first baby Armadas.
Super Black looks Sweet on that big truck..
So now we are a 2 Nissan Family.
2002 Frontier and 2005 Pathfinder
#24 of 680 re: 2004 SE quote [tomcat5]
Nov 01, 2004 (6:51 pm)
"There were only maybe a dozen 05's in the Central FL area only 2 XE's and No SE's, so bargaining power was minimal. Lots of LE's though."
Would you mind sharing your dealer experience in the central florida area?
#25 of 680 05 LE Platinum
Nov 01, 2004 (7:24 pm)
All the bells and whistles make this the most luxurious on'off vehicle out there. The NAV and DVD were not a huge deal to me until I bought the truck.... I AM SO GLAD I got those options...! The nav is brilliant- even finds restauants by cuisine! It's fantastic.... and the DVD with the infrred headphones are great. Can even run the iPod through the sound system... This thing is 100%. I was looking at Infiniti FX for months.... saw the Pathfinder and bought same day!
Got it for about $900 under MSRP.
#26 of 680 Bought 05 PF SE Last Week
Nov 07, 2004 (5:06 am)
Bought the SE with Comfort Package, floormats, spashgaurds,molding,air filter - MSRP $30,200 - invoice $27,683 - traded in my '02 CRV EX with only 17,000 miles - paid $12,000 difference - works out to be invoice for the new PF and Kelly Blue Book Trade in of $15,800 for the CRV - Dealer tried to add $695 "Dealer Maint" - I refused to even consider that - financed through local bank at 3.9% for 60 months - love the car, especially the power, Granite color was best in my opinion - rides & handles nice -
#27 of 680 LE pathie
Nov 12, 2004 (6:45 am)
storm gray 4x4 LE with navigation (no DVD entertainment) in the Virgina Beach area, total price quoted $35,300 + TTR. No other hidden fees. Fair price?
Appreciate all inputs
#28 of 680 Re: LE pathie [123suv]
Nov 14, 2004 (6:10 am)
I am looking for a 2005 LE with Navi. A good price is:
Floor Mats $168
Splash Guards $108
Total $34,748 so I made an offer for $35,000 and I think the dealer will take in. I have a trade in that complicates things but if you can squeeze the dealer down to $35,000 it will be a great price. $35,300 is still pretty good assuming it has all the extras I noted earlier.
#30 of 680 Re: LE pathie [damavr]
Nov 15, 2004 (8:03 pm)
Picking up our 05 LE Pathie tomorrow. We did not get a good deal (I guess my hubbie wanted it really bad LOL) has all options except DVD player. $36,000 Not bad, but not great. And we did get a 3 yr maintenance package (oil changes etc.) We wanted it this week so we paid for convenience.
If you are looking for a good price without hassle, try Carmax. I was amazed at how good their price was. On the same model they were at $34,500 +/-. Whatever it was, was only about $25 over invoice. WOW! The dealer is in Wash DC/Balt area and can not (or will not) transfer to local Carmax. You can find the price online and they had about 11 this morning of which 5 were LE editions.
#32 of 680 re: 2004 SE quote [tomcat5]
Nov 20, 2004 (8:02 am)
Well, I have seen a few baby armadas on the road. The 05 Pathfinder are taking longer because of the problems with the Titan. They are trying to make sure they don't repeat the same mistakes with the new pathfinder. They probably won't have a lot till around the Spring. I am surprised they have so many Le's on the market. I was considering getting a used 2002 pathfinder le until to the 2005 pathfinders become more negotiable. I have not driven the 2004 pathfinder or the 2005 pathfinder. The reports definitely point towards the 2005 pathfinder. I think Christmas right around the corner won't make them so negotiable.