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Infiniti FX35, Infiniti FX45, Infiniti FX50, Car Leasing, SUV
#11 of 1712 Re: fx35 [allanf714]
Sep 22, 2005 (9:26 pm)
I JUST PURCHASED A FX45 2005 A LITTLE MORE THAN A MONTH AGO NOW. IT LISTED FOR $56,000. DEALER NEAR MY HOUSE OR ONLY ONE IN STATE WOULDNT BUDGE ON PRICE, WENT TO QUIRK INFINITI IN BOSTON MA. OR BRAINTREE ACTUALLY, SAT DOWN WITH FIRST SALESMAN, FOR 10 MIN. OR SO HIS BOSS SAT DOWN WITH MY WIFE AND I, AND I WALKED AWAY WITH THE ONE I WANTED LOADED EXCEPT CHROME RIMS/DVD FOR REAR PASS. FOR $47,500, PLATNUIM PAINT DAMN THING IS F'IN SWEET. TONS OF COMPLIMENTS. SO I SAY SEE WHAT YOU CAN NEGOT. FOR A FEW THOUSAND MORE I GOT THE V8 AND ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES, AND 2.9% FIN. ALSO I WROTE IN ABOUT THE FOG LIGHTS, CHANGED THEM MYSELF 50 WATT HALOGEN BULBS DO NOT GO WITH XENON IM SORRY, BOUGHT PIAA #9006 I THINK, I BOUGHT THE ONES WITH A YELLOW HUE TO THEM AND THEY ARE SO MUCH BRIGHTER, COULD HAVE GOTTEN FOG LIGHTS CLOSER TO THE XENON COLOR BUT I PERSONALLY LIKE THE YELLOW ONES, KIND OF LIKE THE LEXUS GS/IS FOG LIGHTS. SO BASICALLY DEALER TOOK OFF ALMOST $10,000 ON A 2005, GO TO ONE DEALER FILL OUT PAPER WORK AND GO TO ANOTHER IF YOU CAN THEY KNOW WHEN SOMEONE GOES TO OTHER DEALERS.
#12 of 1712 Re: fx35 [cue]
Sep 25, 2005 (5:13 pm)
Sep 27, 2005 (3:09 am)
Greetings Allan. the most important numbers to focus on when leasing are your vehicle's selling price and the lease money factor that is being used to calculate its monthly payment. You are off to a good state because you already know what the selling price of the FX35 that you want is. I would be happy to give you my opinion on it, but it would be a big help if you would provide me with its full MSRP as well. This will enable me to see how much of a discount you are being given and to calculate a sample lease payment on the vehicle that you are interested in. Infiniti Financial Services' current buy rate lease money factor for a 26 month lease of a 2005 FX35 2WD is .00159 with the payment of a security deposit. Make sure that factor is being used to calculate your lease payment. Again, I would be happy to estimate what this truck's payment should be like for you if you let me know what its MSRP is. It would also be helpful if you told me how many miles per year you need to be allowed to drive it.
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Sep 27, 2005 (3:11 am)
Thanks for taking the time to share the details of your deal, cue. As the previous poster mentioned, many people who frequent message boards like this one consider typing on all caps to be shouting. You may want to turn the caps lock off .
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#15 of 1712 Re: Re: fx35 [Car_man]
Sep 28, 2005 (5:00 am)
Hello Car_man, I am also interseted in leasing a 2005 FX35 AWD. I was disapointed with my local Infiniti dealer. I felt like the salesman was doing me a big favor when I asked to test drive the car. He was'nt the original salesperson I had talked to on my first visit (the other guy had the day off) and I think he didn't want to split his commission. Anyway, The MSRP is $40,560 with the touring package, roof rails, mud flaps , cargo protector and destination. I was offerd a price of $38,000. The lease deal was $459.00 for 39 moths and 15,000 mi. a year.The tax 8.75%, bank fee and first months payment would be payed up front, thats approx. $2700. I would like to keep the payments as close to $400.00 per month. I would go down to 12,000 mi. a year.
The salesman urged me to lease it now since the lease deals exp.on Sept. 30 and the factors would be going up.I'll be ready to lease on in a few weeks. Any input on this would be a great help . Thanks.
#16 of 1712 Re: Re: fx35 [psch101]
Sep 28, 2005 (8:10 am)
psch101, I'm sure car_man knows a lot more about this than me, but I just leased an FX35 less than two weeks and I'd thought I'd give you my opinion. You can take the MSRP and throw it in the garbage. Work off the invoice price, which you can get off this website -- or just ask the salesman. The dealer makes money off the invoice price alone -- I think it's around $500. With the 2006s around the corner, there is no way you should pay more than a few hundred dollars over invoice. If the car is on the lot in a not-hard-to-get configuration you should probably pay even less, possibly under invoice, but this depends on the dealer. I called a dealer nearby who didn't even have the configuration I wanted. When I said $200 over invoice, he answered "if that's what it takes to get the deal done." I almost certainly could have gone lower, but frankly I don't like to low-ball too much -- I'd rather have the salesman on my side should something go wrong. I did get him to throw in all-weather mats.
Also, ideally, you should negotiate the car price before you even mention that you plan to lease. Theoretically, it shouldn't make any difference -- the dealer ends up making the same amount of money. But even if you did mention the lease, don't let the salesman muddy the negotiation with talk of per month amounts. The order of of negotiation should be car price (over,at, or below invoice), money factor, and then making sure there are no unnecessary or irregular fees. I don't really understand how you arrived at $2700. My bank fee was $550, I think. there were a couple of much smaller fees, but how on earth would that add up to nearly $3000 including your first month payment? Call a few dealers in your area to get some comparison prices, and don't hesitate to tell them that you're talking to other dealers and looking for the best price. If a salesman gives you attitude, insist on speaking to manager who is often all-to-happy to take most of the commission for himself while pawning off the paperwork to another one of his salesmen.
#17 of 1712 Re: Re: fx35 [rufusryker]
Sep 28, 2005 (8:35 am)
rufusryker, thanks for the input. I need all the help I can get .
#18 of 1712 FX 35 Lease Questions
Sep 28, 2005 (5:11 pm)
I am looking to negotiate a lease on an FX 35 and need some insight--- here are the specs I was given in CT --
Cap Cost-- 37,795.19
Doc fee- 249
Bank Fee - 550.
Total Cap -- 38,594.19
Residual - 60% - 24,336
Total Depreciation- 14,258.19
Depreciation - 365.59
Rent - 94.40
459.99 - Total Monthly payment/ 39 Months
Rate - 1.5000
459.00 down and 55.00 license transfer
NYS Taxes-- if paid up front 1323.05
The numbers dont add up for me so I was wondering can I still neotiate the price of the car to bring the payment down? Thanks
Oct 07, 2005 (8:45 am)
Anyone know the changes on the fx rates for october.
looking at an fx35 15K 3 years?
Oct 09, 2005 (6:53 am)
Hello psch101. The selling price that you were quoted for this vehicle looks reasonable to me. Let's calculate a lease payment on it using Infiniti's actual lease program and see what we come up with. According to my calculations, if you were to lease a 2005 FX35 AWD with an MSRP of $40,560 and a selling price of $38,000 through Infiniti Financial Services right now for 39 months with 15,000 miles per year, its zero down, pre-tax monthly payment should be around $454. With only 12,000 miles per year, the payment for an otherwise identical lease would drop to around $444.
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