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Nissan Xterra, SUV
#11 of 424 thumper, don't go anywhere........
Aug 11, 2005 (7:55 pm)
I have nominated you to be my 'negotiating guru'. If I can't get the same deal as you then I will just pass on the Xterra.
And before I forget I must send you a big 'thank you' for your input. To clarify the current deal, I offered $21,500. O-T-D, and the dealership said that wouldn't include tax and title ($1500). That makes it $23,000 (or I would conclude it does). This is the car I bid on, so check out the options and compare them to what you have on your Xterra: ( I asked for everything but the two airbag options)
> 2005 Nissan Xterra S Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
> MSRP Invoice
> National Base Price
> Select Options
> P01 Power Package info $900 $780
> U01 Utility Package info $650 $564
> W94 Nevada Tow Package info $440 $345
> N93 Autodimming EC Mirror w/Compass $230 $171
> K92 Protection Package info $170 $130
> F95 Adjustable Cargo Organizer info $150 $111
> F10 Body Side Molding (Black) info $110 $77
> L92 Carpeted Floor Mats (4 pc. set) info $110 $74
> B94 Splash Guards info $110 $72
> B10 Splash Guards info $110 $72
> F96 Retractable Cargo Cover info $80 $60
> M10 In-Cabin Microfilter info $60 $44
> Select Color Avalanche
I bid the $21.5k, instead of $22k because of the current $1k incentive and their car lot seems to be full of them.
As per your suggestion I will wait til the end of the month to call him. Again, I appreciate your assistance.......
#12 of 424 Looking to buy Xterra
Aug 12, 2005 (11:41 am)
Tampa, are you looking in the Tampa area? So am I. What dealerships are you looking at? If you are looking to buy soon in Tampa, I would suggest both of us going to the same dealership, then we could score a nice deal if we said we will buy two of them. Let me know if this interests you at all.
#13 of 424 Re: Looking to buy Xterra [austinx]
Aug 12, 2005 (5:07 pm)
...... I would suggest both of us going to the same dealership, then we could score a nice deal if we said we will buy two of them. Let me know if this interests you at all........
I like the way you think! I do have a lot of mixed thoughts. 1st, I doubt we'd have any more 'leverage' buying 2 Xterras over buying just 1. That, and if the guy said NO to my offer ($21,500 OTD) for one...... then I counter-offer with 'what if I buy 2?'
Maybe the dealer adds tinted glass or the stereo upgrade?
Is the model I posted the same model (and accessories) you want? I am kinda' fascinated with the idea. It couldn't hurt anything.
My plan right now, however is: 1- see what accessories/model Guru Thumper got on his successful offer (factoring in new dealer incentives). 2- Seek counter offers from other dealers. 3- Wait til the end of the month (as per Thumper). 4- Stay as far away from salemen/showrooms as long as possible.
You don't think local dealers are monitoring any public bulletin boards do you? I hope so. AustinX, maybe there's a dealership looking for a WIN-WIN-WIN deal.
Aug 12, 2005 (9:32 pm)
One of my friends is considering buying an Xterra, and I brought her to the dealership I test drove the xterra originally, and talked with the same salesman and asked him that scenario. He said immediately that they would give us a great deal if we bought together. Now, only if I can convince her to buy one, then buying three should pose a bargaining strategy!
As far as what model I am looking for:
Im looking for granite or night armour in 6speed in OR or S with Power and running boards. I would love the MP3, but I cant justify spending 700 bucks more for that. Dont you think I could get a 6Spd with power and running boards for 20 - 21 out the door?
I plan on buying probobly around the end of the month as well. Autoway Nissan seemed to have a good selection, but I will look around and see which dealerships have my configuration as well as yours. But keep in mind, they can always do a dealer trade and get the exact one you want or I want. Keep me in mind in the next couple of weeks, Meanwhile I will make some phone calls to see if we could get the Trucks for that price if we bought two of them!
Aug 13, 2005 (11:21 am)
Spoke with someone from AutoWay Nissan today, and they have the Truck I want, as well as 3 Avalanche's with Auto. She is emailing me OTD Prices for both, I will let you know.
#16 of 424 Re: thumper, don't go anywhere........ [tampa]
Aug 13, 2005 (1:25 pm)
Looks like you are sitting pretty to me...you already have 23k drive out and I'm assuming you haven't started playing them off eachother. Stuff you want that I don't have: Nevada Tow Pkg, Autodimming EC Mirror, Protect Pkg., and Cargo Organizer. This all adds up to almost 1k. So you are basically where I was when I purchased...nice job. Another Idea would be to tell them what you want minus the last two and get something universal to replace them. Even the mirror can be made obsolete by buying a compass to put in the car somewhere as the auto dimming can be done manually and isn't needed. The X is high enough off the ground that you won't need the dimming for the most part anyway.
If there are some dealerships that you haven't negotiated with yet I'd try to tell them that you already have 23k drive out for what you want and that you are looking for better. You need to get them into 'drive-out' mode instead of telling you the price without TT&L. Try to tell the next one who says that he can do $_____ but you have to pay TT&L that if he won't give you a drive out price you'll mark them off the list and go somewhere else. Once they go into the drive out price mentality it's easier to get them down b/c they can screw with the numbers however they want. They just need to understand that when you sign those papers the number in the "sales price after incentive" box has to be equal to or less than your target. Good luck, sounds like your almost there.
#17 of 424 Re: thumper, don't go anywhere........ [thumper23]
Aug 14, 2005 (7:31 am)
Is Thumper's S a 4WD or 2WD? Also wondering whether S with options has advantage over SE. Thanks for any info. And, thanks for the negotiating facts!
P.S. Did anyone compare to Pathfinder?
#18 of 424 Re: thumper, don't go anywhere........ [moxie1]
Aug 15, 2005 (7:22 am)
2WD...that's all you really need down here in S.E Texas. The SE is the Special Edition, so it has more options with it. Both have the identical drive train, engine, and body. It all depends on what you want in your car's accessories. You can check out the differences at www.nissanusa.com. I didn't need the extras so I went with the basic S with the options that I wanted added. I didn't compare to the Pathfinder, the X is big enough for me now as I don't have a family yet.
#19 of 424 Re: , [austinx]
Aug 16, 2005 (7:07 am)
Austin X and Tampa,
I'm looking for XTerra automatic (probably S, 2WD but this is flexible) in NC/SC/GA and plan to buy at the end of the month, if the deal is right. I will check inventory where you are looking, also. If I can't get a good price here, a trip to Tampa wouldn't be a bad idea.
#20 of 424 Re: Looking to buy Xterra [tampa]
Aug 18, 2005 (1:02 pm)
Tampa and Austinx:
Follow-up to my previous message:
I checked on Autoway's inventory. Are you looking exclusively at the Tampa store? I saw what I am looking for at Clearwater's store and also, Atlanta. I did not realize they had so many stores throughout the U.S. Anyway, I am willing to travel for a good price. I do not plan to buy locally at all, if I do not get a good year-end price...might as well wait for 2006. Let me know. Thanks.