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Infiniti M45, Infiniti M35, Sedan
#294 of 1339 Willing to pay 1K over Invoice
Nov 14, 2005 (7:11 pm)
My 5 days hunt is over. O well, I will start at the beginning. I found this Forum through Google. You all have been a great help and a wealth of information in finding a M-45 . I found this Post:
#256 of 292 $1000 over invoice by sordfsh Oct 20, 2005 (1:22 pm)
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Replying to: lee_w (Aug 29, 2004 10:22 am)
Just ordered a M-45 Sport with Technology package for $1000 over invoice from Glendale Infininty in S. Cal. I did everything over the phone. The key was asking for the fleet, internet manager and having him give the quote. Best deal I could find. Expected time of delivery is 10 weeks. That's OK. My lease on current car runs out in December.
I am in Las Vegas. There are two dealers but 1 owner here. They would only give me $400 to $600 off MRSP. I bought an M45 Sport / Jurney/Teck/xm Platinum/Stone /Rear decklid spoiler. Invoice $51657. MSRP $ 56580 There is $4923 difference. (I paid $750 over Invoice.) Now the rest of my jurney. So, I gave Glendal Infiniti A call said I would pay the same as Tim Anderson. They said OK. I spent 2 days with 2 different car. At the end I sat waiting for a fax from the dealer that never came and they never called. Another Post Said Infiniti of Santa Monica had a lots of M45. Called the Internet sales person he said Ok but $1400 over. My brother livis in Redondo Beach So I tried Infiniti of Torrances thay were $1300 over. But what the heck,I said find me a car. They could not find 1 in LA the way I wanted it. The closiest was Pleasanton Infiniti In the Bay Area. and that I should call them direct. They could have the car shipped in but it woild cost extra. ( An honest Dealer ) Called Pleasanton Infiniti spoke with A Sales & Leasing Consultant. I said he had a car that I would want to purchase. Explained all the fruststration down in Southern Cailfornia. I even said I would pay $ 1300 over. He went to his manager, called me back and said they would do the deal for $750 over. Manager said thay are over stocked on M45. He faxed the paper work. I bought air line tickets and flew to Oakland Saturday. They picked us up and in 4 hours we where on the road back to Las Vegas.( Now this is another honest dealer. I said I pay $1300 over.)I told them that I was goind to Post this ordeal on the internet. Becase in an previoues Post I was asked who made the Deal.
He talk to his Manager, came back and said Ok
So in endind up,I LOVE the car. Hope you all work hard on getting a good deal There out there.
#295 of 1339 Infinity M35x lease price
Nov 15, 2005 (6:05 pm)
I live in long island around Smithtown area (north shore). This is an Infinity M35x with the journey package, and navigation. The invoice price is 44,410. The price that they gace me for the car was 45,410 (1,000 over invoice). It is for 39 months taxes up (taxes are %8.65)front and paying bank fee destination charge, plates, security fee and stuff like that up front. This is a 12,000 mile lease. They gave me a lease price of $577.57 a month. Is this a good price? Is the invoice and price for the vehicle right? Is there anything wrong? Can I do better on this deal? Which month can I get the best deal on?
#296 of 1339 Question for the people that got their M35 Sport at Ramsey Infiniti in NJ
Nov 17, 2005 (11:09 am)
I read earlier in this forum that people were able to get the M35 Sport from Ramsey Infiniti in NJ for $1K over invoice. When I called up that dealer and spoke to a salesman, he was a little clueless about the M35 Sport. He kept saying M35x Sport and there is no such car. Finally he took my number to check their inventory. When he called me back he told me that they don't have any and that they only have tons of M35x's. He tried to convince me to get the M45 Sport, saying that to lease it was only $20 to $25 difference. I find that hard to believe given the $6K difference in base price.
For the people who were able do get an M35 Sport from Ramsey Infiniti, did you have to wait a long time for them to get one in? Did you have your choice of colors and options? I'm thinking about contacting their internet department so I won't have to deal with clueless salespeople.
#297 of 1339 Re: i abs love my M [lovemym35x1]
Nov 18, 2005 (2:36 pm)
I am in negotiations with the local dealer on the same car.
DO you know what residual and money factors were used. What tax in your state?
#298 of 1339 Signed, Sealed, & Delivered
Nov 18, 2005 (11:39 pm)
Finally, my M35 is in the garage after 2 1/2 months of speaking to several dealers in the SF bay area, mostly by phone & email. Finding exact colors & equipment I wanted was not easy. But, Claudio at Infiniti of Serramonte came through for me, having to intercept a unit in the pipeline. Though it took about the expected month to arrive, Claudio handled my seemingly ‘infinite’ number of questions w/ patience, charm, & expertise.
MSRP: $48,640. MY COST: $45,000 INVOICE $44,284 (as per Consumer Rpt. & as I recall Edmund’s was about the same, though CU indicated there is $1,154 “Dealer’s Holdback”--money from the manufacturer to pay for ~3 months floor plan, so if they sell a unit before then, they say, there is extra profit. I got several comparable offers from 2-3 dealers including Fairfield & Glendale. It helps knowing exactly what you want & will pay & when, no dinking around to waste their time. Consummating the deal by phone, fax or email before going in cuts the likelihood of any funny business when you go in. Your goose is really cooked if you’re not sure & go in w/ “The Wife” to get some numbers, hoping for a good deal--it’s clearly their ad.
My car is the base model w/ Tech, Journey, Splash & full spare, etc. The latter I’m not sure was a good idea as it takes ~ 3 cu ft trunk space. I absolutely LOVE the awesome Bose, amazing! ...but those $20 audio DVDs!! After Claudio’s thorough explanation of the tech stuff, I can fairly comfortably get around the system after a couple hours practice.....some reading to do this weekend. Nav book 200 pgs. Main book 350 pages!!! It is largely intuitive for anyone who has spent any time at all w/ computers or cell phones. ....teaching my wife, now that’s a different story.
I had looked at & driven numerous great cars: GS300, is350, RL, TL, and I especially wanted to like the BMW 330i (just too choppy, short on user friendly toys, loads of fun tho even w/ std suspension), BMW 530i (probably the best compromise of quiet/ride/handling -use of Active Steering the mags gripe about, I found immediately predictable & a joy. BUT--chintzy Naugahyde look/feel leather, lousy sound...then there’s the price & reliability...) Any one I could live w/, or my old car, so I wasn’t wed to the M being the only show in town...maybe made it easier to get the price I wanted, tho only $600 under their original phone offer. I would prefer a bit smoother ride & a bit quieter so the M35x or Sport wouldn’t have worked though perhaps even more fun to drive. It’s a great choice & hope to have it 10 yrs!?! HAPPY HUNTING & HAPPY MOTORING!
#301 of 1339 Re: Aero Package [lovemym35x1]
Nov 22, 2005 (5:40 pm)
I just picked up an M45 sport in DG on Bourbon with Tech/Journey/MES/full spare/splash guards. Msrp $58900.00. Paid $1000 over invoice or $54666.00.
Cap cost $54666.00
0 down about $1700 drive off including first month
12K per year
$741.54 per mo.
9% tax in Pa.
Car guy or host can you evaluate and respond.
#302 of 1339 Re: Aero Package [sea1k]
Nov 26, 2005 (4:14 pm)
I like the look of the aero package myself and the black obsidian M45 Sport that I'm picking up this coming week will have it. During my car search, I got a feeling that there are very few cars that come with this option. One dealer had a M35x with aero which sounded very unusual. I originally wanted an M35 Sport with journey, tech w/ sirius, aero and full size spare and finding one with an aero package turned out to be tough. I think M35 Sports with aero are harder to find than M45 Sports.
At $1390 retail, it's a good price, especially if you're leasing.
#303 of 1339 Dealers willing to give $1K over invoice
Nov 26, 2005 (4:41 pm)
I ended up getting an Infiniti M45 Sport with jouney, tech w/Sirius, aero and full sized spare from Ramsey Infiniti for either $333 or $530 over invoice depending on which purchase price you believe. Let me explain. The dealer told me that the purchase price was $53334 and when I used that number in the lease, it didn't come out to $695/month. When I used $53137 as the purchase price in various lease calculators, it was exactly $695/month.
But I also learned that Infiniti lease calculators don't work the same way as the standard lease calculators like the one found on edmunds.com and on other web sites. I have a feeling that they don't residualize the destination charge or something because while I was shopping around, the monthly payment charge calculated by the dealer was always around $10 higher than the ones I calculated. I would perform my calculation on an Excel spreadsheet and also using the online leasing calculators. The one on my spreadsheet would match the online leasing calculators to the penny, but never one calculated by the dealer.
Here are the numbers.
Cap cost $53334 (what dealer told me), $53137 (what I calculated)
$1569 drive off including first month
12K miles per year
$695 per month including 8.625% NY tax
During my car search, I also learned that the internet department at a couple of other dealers in the NY/NJ area (in addition to Ramsey Infiniti) were willing to sell cars at $1K over invoice. They are Competition Infiniti in Long Island and Kings Infiniti in Brooklyn.