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Infiniti M45, Infiniti M35, Sedan
#1008 of 1339 Re: How to Get Good Deal on 2007-2008 M35? [ghstudio]
May 12, 2009 (5:40 pm)
Thanks for the reply. Yes, I've been to Coast -they made me feel very comfortable, but since they are the only Infiniti dealer in town, I need other sources-..
Hope to hear from folks who have gone out of their local area. Did you send emails to internet contacts listed on websites or to general mgr.?
How risky is it to use non-dealer sources like CarMax and AutoNation?
Also, price-- CReports shows price range of $22K to $28K for 2007 M35, but Edmunds TMV certified price is $34K. What's a realistic price benchmark for base M35 w/out NAV?
#1009 of 1339 Re: How to Get Good Deal on 2007-2008 M35? [sarasotalady]
May 13, 2009 (5:37 am)
Edmunds over values the M.Kelly and CR slightly under value.I just bought a used 2008 loaded M45 by calling around to used car managers of Infinity dealers.I then related the price that I wanted to pay before making the drive.Three of them sold before I got there,but the one I really wanted I was able to buy.It is like new but 24K less than MSRP.Good luck!
#1010 of 1339 Loaded 2008 / 2009 Infiniti M35 or M45 best-price?
May 14, 2009 (1:00 am)
Hey mltsurger, Can you please laborate on your used 2008 loaded Infiniti M45 to this thread of $ MSRP-price? price-off? OTD-price? Infiniti interest-rate? model: RWD or AWD? used-miles? CPO-warranty? dealership-name/area? and you mention loaded, is this w/ accessories? also any service/ maintenance-pak = (free inspection, engine-belts, oil-change, brakes, tires, wipers-blades) like BMW 5-series?
tech-pak = Bose 8-speaker / 1cd plyr, hard drive navi-system, XM navi-real time traffic, voice-recognition & rear view-cam
adv tech-pak = include tech-pak w/ Bose 14-speaker surround / 6cd chng~multi-media, Intelligent-cruise & Lane Prevent
Prem-pak = include tech & adv-pak w/ rear DVD-system, rear climate/audio, pwr rear sunshd & pwr rear recline-heated seats
Edmunds-TMV for NEW 2009 Infiniti M35x w/ tec,adv & prem = $59,750
Edmunds-TMV for NEW 2009 Infiniti M45x w/ tec,adv & prem w/ gas-tax= $67,526
I want to have some type of advance leverage using this threaded info towards NJ / NY dealerships w/ a 2009 demo-CPO w/ warranty & incentive Infinti M35x prem-pak, I'm usually alert during the fall-winter months to get the best price for clearence. With this recession, it seem like this the auto clearence-time.
#1011 of 1339 Am I crazy? Thinking about an '06 M35 Sport
May 15, 2009 (10:07 pm)
Am thinking of buying a fully loaded '06 M35 Sport (w/ Navi, Back-up Camera, Adaptive Cruise, Lane Departure, DVD, and more). Here's the kicker - it's got 150,000 miles!!!! Original owner is asking $13,500. Apparently, the guy bought it new for his roughly 200 mi per day commute. Claims there are have been no major issues and recently had rotors, pads, tires, and battery changed. Test drove the car and it does drive beautifully.
Am I nuts for even considering this? Can someone with expertise give me some idea how long I can reasonably expect to drive this car before it dies? And what other maintenance should I expect? Thanks all.
#1012 of 1339 Re: Loaded 2008 / 2009 Infiniti M35 or M45 best-price? [veragen]
May 16, 2009 (5:45 am)
2008 M45X ,CPO, Tech,Adv Tech and premium package.Window sticker of 65,000.12,000 miles but it looks new and smells new.I now look forward to my 38 mile drive to work.I have always looked forward to work but not the drive.It sure has a lot of toys and faster than my 1968 Cougar ,390 HO with 4 speed.Good luck!
#1013 of 1339 Re: Am I crazy? Thinking about an '06 M35 Sport [jchenirvine]
May 16, 2009 (5:50 am)
The motor may last a long time.The concern is when the Electronics start to have issues it will be expensive to fix.I would offer much less and save the differance 4-5K for soon to come electronics repair.Very little market for this car.If everything is fine ,why would he not continue to use it for a daily driver?
#1014 of 1339 Re: Am I crazy? Thinking about an '06 M35 Sport [jchenirvine]
May 16, 2009 (7:22 am)
It is one of the most reliable cars made.
Can he show service records? Oil changes and tranny service? Timing belt change? I suggest an engine compression test and drivetrain inspection. Was it garaged or driven on salted roads? The electronics are a crap shoot but their longevity may not be related to mileage.
Do power accessories like seats and windows work? a/c system and water or fuel pumps noises?
Life of catalytic converter?
Repairing any high mileage luxury car can be costly. $13,500 may be too much.
Suggest a third party inspector and budget for repairs. Money for gas too. Mileage stinks.
Consider a new Civic
#1015 of 1339 Re: Am I crazy? Thinking about an '06 M35 Sport [jchenirvine]
May 16, 2009 (10:44 am)
I wouldn't buy anything with 150K miles, regardless of price. If you've got $13.5K to spend and you're not set on a M35, there are a lot of low-mileage almost-new cars to pick from.
If you are dead set on a M35 but only have $13.5 to spend, I still would say don't buy it, because you're not going to be able to afford the repairs.
150K miles isn't used, it's used up.
#1016 of 1339 Low mileage '06 vs cheaper '07 M35
May 16, 2009 (10:48 am)
The '06 is a 1-owner former lease with 18K miles at an Infiniti Dealer. Their best price is $27K
The '07 is a 2-owner rental/personal with 36K miles at a BMW Dealer. The rental portion was 21K miles in 15 months, and the personal was 15K miles in 11 months. I can get this one for $25K to $25.5K.
I've read these boards for a while and done plenty of online shopping but can't decide how much more to pay for 10-15K fewer miles. Any thoughts on that and whether either of the vehicles above represent a good value?
I can afford an M45, but is it really worth the premium? I'm looking for maximum value on this purchase and would be willing to go up in mileage or pay slightly more if that's what it takes.
Also from a value perspective should I care more about navigation or other options? I've read so many negative comments about nav and Bose I hate to pay much premium for them. But am I missing some other valuable options by buying a base model?
I'll probably keep the car 5+ years and average 10K miles/yr.
Finally, I don't love the idea of buying a rental, but at least 50% of the cars I've seen are formal rentals and nearly all the rest are lease returns. I've read the recent comments on this topic, but is there really much difference in maintenance btwn rental and lease, generally speaking?
Thanks in advance for any guidance you can offer!
#1017 of 1339 Re: Low mileage '06 vs cheaper '07 M35 [austinpablo]
May 17, 2009 (6:31 pm)
If you are going to keep it for 5 or more years,don't kid yourself,you should have the Nav. and nice tunes..I just bought a M45x with the premium package.The DVD in the back isn't needed, but the rest is really very nice.You and I keep cars for a long time ,buy what you will enjoy.The vehicle will last so don't settle for a base model.Someone needs to drive the nice cars!