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Nissan Xterra, SUV
#110 of 424 Re: 2005 S Xterra price quote [jeng]
Nov 21, 2005 (7:40 pm)
I think 22k sounds like a good price. I purchased my 2005 s 2x4 for 21k plus t.t.l. and WISH i purchased a 4x4, I got stuck in the mud in mexico and was lucky to have a bulldozer pull me out. I went exploring through mexico and trully enjoyed the xterra. I am back in florida and have logged 11,000 miles. No complaints except my mistake of listening to a friend mechanic tell me that i did not need 4x4. I got a great deal on the extended nissan factory warranty from malboro nissan for 899.00 and they also the 4x4 for 1075.00 until the end of November.
I searched through consumerreports and ordered the detail pricing guide that gave me the number to work with regarding how much to pay. Now i am trying to figure out how to change my xterra for a 4x4 model without loosing a lot of money in the process.
#111 of 424 Re: 2005 S Xterra price quote [xtierra]
Nov 23, 2005 (7:50 am)
Thanks all for the info. 2 questions for anyone who has input:
1. those getting fairly discounted extended warrenties, do you happen to know what level of protection you are getting for that price? I know Nissan offers bronze through gold packages, and have been told the discounts usually don't cover as much as one would like (personally I would go with the absolute most coverage if I were spending anything on a warrenty).
2. What kind of financing are people getting. I am new to car buying and have seen much better deals in the past. I realize the current economy/interest rates etc play a big role in this, but with someone with reasonable credit, what would I be expecting to pay?
thanks for humoring my perhaps naive questions
Nov 23, 2005 (9:44 am)
I'm starting to receive first round quotes for the 2005 SE 4x2 right now that are all coming in at about $100-$200 below invoice, not including the $2k rebate. So for an MSRP of around $26,400 they are verballing around $24,400. Is this right or are the dealerships trying to keep their margins up due to the higher mfg rebate? From reading this forum, I would have thought that for a 2005, one could be around $1,500 or more below invoice, again without the rebate. Does anyone have feedback if this is too aggressive a price point to target? California market if it helps.
#113 of 424 Re: Without rebates? [trojan2000]
Nov 23, 2005 (5:38 pm)
congrats on your patience for you shall be rewarded. Sounds like we bought the same car.
I just bought an SE 4X2 with 15 miles.
MSRP is $26,630. Follow the numbers: my cost $22.1, dealer add ons $650, tax title transfer $1500, REBATE $1500. Walk out price $22.7k in Winter Haven, FL.
you should get at least this deal minus -$500. for the now $2000. rebate.
I have 1500 miles and am glad I decided on the SE for the 17" tires and mp3 stereo. I would love to have the 2006 driver's seat. I heard they now have elbow rests. I don't know how to add them but what a gargantuan oversight.
PRO's: strong engine, stereo and rugged good looks.
CON's: stiff ride and NO ELBOW RESTS.
good choice, tampa
#114 of 424 Re: Without rebates? [tampa]
Nov 24, 2005 (12:06 pm)
Thanks Tampa for continuing to follow this board and provide insight. That's what I thought that you got at least $1 to $1.5k below invoice plus the Rebate. The most recent purchases or quotes on the board seem to be getting about invoice and then minus the Rebate. So in my mind, those are not good deals since the Rebate comes from the manufacture and the dealerships are trying to hold to around invoice pricing. Maybe the West Coast market is different or maybe my color preference is scarecly available so they are quoting me high. At this point, I would be happy to get out the door at $23,500k. I know that is more than you but I think the taxes and fees maybe higher here as well.
Thanks again Tampa and if anyone else has feedback, I would appreciate it.
#115 of 424 Re: Without rebates? [trojan2000]
Nov 28, 2005 (1:18 pm)
I am actually moving to your area in FL and would be interested in the dealer that you purchased from. Sounds like this is a pretty unique deal, as no other dealers will even talk to me about a price near what you got. feel free to email me the details, or if you could offer the dealership name, etc... with who might be most helpful, that would be great. Thanks again
#116 of 424 Re: Without rebates? [mente]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Nov 28, 2005 (7:16 pm)
Dealership names, city and state... can all be posted here for everyone's benefit..
Please do not provide individual salesperson information under any circumstances..
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Nov 28, 2005 (11:09 pm)
Ok, since I got a lot of information from this forum, it is my turn to share.
Southern California Market
Granite SE 4x2
Negotiated to ~23,700 + TTL
Finally $2,000 Rebate
This is no where near the deal Tampa got, but I did my fair share of talking with dealers and in this market out here, I truly do not believe it is possible. Most quotes I got were about $300 under invoice. Some were over invoice and I just ignored those. Pretty much the salesman feel they are hitting their limits at $500-$600 under invoice. I said thanks but I'll try somewhere else and at that time they transferred me to the fleet department. It was end of the month and didn't take much to get him to $1000 below. When I started talking with the various people, I mentioned the deals back East where they were getting over $1500 to $2000 below invoice before the rebate. They were adamant that couldn't happen and I believe them. Now after the deal was closed, the fleet guy did say they only way he thought a deal that low could occur is if a dealership mis-managed their inventory and had a unit on the lot for over 200 or 250 days. He said then the insurance on the car jumps to a very high bracket and it becomes exceedingly expensive to keep the unit on the lot. In that case, he said dealerships would place a special ad in the paper and it would be a "loss-leader". He says those deals come around rarely, only one unit, you have to hope it is the model/color/accessory you want, etc., and snap it up before someone else does. He further clarified that in Southern California, that would be hard to find since we have a dense younger population geared towards the Xterra, so dealerships are able to turn their inventory well enough to avoid the 200+ days on the lot scenario.
Bottom line, if anyone is paying around invoice it is too much. Go in prepared and disregard their offers. It shouldn't be too difficult to get $1000 under without including the rebate. Now could you squeeze a few hundred more???? Maybe, but I think the effort becomes too much compared to the amount gained. Getting another $500 off would be worth the battle but I didn't think I could get it and $100 more really wasn't worth making the deal confrontational.
After 2 days with this vehicle, I'm all smiles. Christmas came early and I'm totally pleased!
#118 of 424 2005 Xterra SE 4x4 - Southern California
Nov 29, 2005 (11:26 am)
Hey all, thanks for all the great info in this forum. It definitely helped when getting my Xterra. I had a similar experience as Trojan2000 (obviously a fellow SC guy! Go Trojans!) in the Southern California market. I actually think I got a pretty decent deal in the end. I shopped around for a specific color 05 SE 4x4. I solicited tons of dealers and finally ended up getting it last night. Here are the numbers. I got a 2005 SE 4x4 with tow package, side air bags, splash, mats. I didn't get Sirius but I think I can get that installed for cheaper than they wanted. Anyway MSRP was 29,500. I got them to 23,800 before TTL. I got another $1800 for my trade. Total out the door was $24400. That is about 1300 under invoice.
I have to say that by far this place was the best dealership I dealt with the entire time. Every person I worked with on down the line was stellar. Friendly, personable but yet still businesslike. And I think I got a good deal too. Anyway, thanks to all for the info on here.
#119 of 424 06 Xterra prices/negotiating
Dec 02, 2005 (1:02 pm)
Looking to buy an '06 offroad 4wd with specific color and options. Doubt I'll find what I'm looking for on the lots so early in the model year. My question for all is how close to invoice do you think I can get on a vehicle that will have to be ordered? I'm in Houston, Texas.