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Nissan Altima, Nissan Altima Hybrid, Car Leasing, Sedan
#1283 of 2050 My Altima drama comes to a happy end....
Oct 27, 2010 (10:13 pm)
So I went car shopping, this time hitting all the dealerships, not just with a loaded Altima in mind. My old Altima 2008 fully loaded with Nav was costing me $415 a month, so I thought, anything cheaper than that is worth looking at. I stopped by an Infinity dealer (which is also Nissan) to my surprise, I found I could get a 2011 G25X all wheel drive for $335 with taxes and 1st payment (about $2K). After driving the G25 (Same exact car as the G37, new for 2011, a V6 with less horsepower that the G37) I decided I needed the extra horsepower and got a 2011 G37X sedan, all wheel drive with the premium package for $380/mo. I know he would have come down a bit more but I settled. My fiance was going to get the G25. At the time he said he couldn't do it for under $360 but then called 2 days later and said he'd do $335. The good thing about this class of car is it basically has everything in it. I will miss the navigation, but has a backup camera and a great bose stereo. Jerry from the Manhasset dealership in NY was GREAT! If you go tell him Lisa already gave you the prices! Thanks for letting me share
#1284 of 2050 Re: My Altima drama comes to a happy end.... [2010sr]
Oct 28, 2010 (5:00 am)
Can you give the numbers in detail for your first payment? $380/month sounds really good. thanks.
#1285 of 2050 Re: My Altima drama comes to a happy end.... [gooddeal2]
Oct 28, 2010 (8:10 am)
Hi. I leased the G37x Sedan all wheel drive with the premium pkg. Sticker says $40,040, but my contract says $36,515. My payments are $380/mo for 39 months, 10K miles. Out of pocket, a total of $2,217 which includes taxes- $1,303, 1st payment - $380, reg fee- $227, cap cost reduction - $200 + ccr tax - $18, doc fee - $75, & ny tire fee $12.50 and DMV - $227. I wasn't transferring plates, so my DMV charges were more than usual. My sales guy was super nice at Infiniti of Manhasset, Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY. He might be slightly neg. $5/mo or so. I am not sure if this is a great price or not, but I was happy with it AND it's a beautiful car with 328 horsepower! You can get the G25, less horsepower for $330 wiith same money down, but you might not be happy with the pickup. Good Luck
#1286 of 2050 Re: My Altima drama comes to a happy end.... [2010sr]
Oct 28, 2010 (8:15 am)
thanks. I think it's a great price. I'm thinking about leasing as well but I only want to lease for 24 months.
#1287 of 2050 Re: My Altima drama comes to a happy end.... [2010sr]
Oct 28, 2010 (12:37 pm)
Welcome to the Infiniti (notice the i, not a y) family. Once you get a G its tough to get something else. I will be leasing my fourth within the next year. FYI unfortunately Infiniti does not offer the Bose stereo on the G25 since there is no premium package available.
#1288 of 2050 Re: My Altima drama comes to a happy end.... [kingpcgeek]
Oct 28, 2010 (2:47 pm)
The horrible people at Atlantic Nissan in West Islip, NY did me a tremendous favor by demanding more money for the altima. If they didn't do that, I would have never gotten my BEAUTIFUL G37x! It is beautiful through and through, I only wish I could have afforded the nav. The screen is there, they all have backup cameras, I didn't think it would be so expensive (another $80). Mine is Blue Slate with a creamy stone interior. If it were a man I'd marry it! he he he
#1289 of 2050 Near End of Lease & Need Brakes - Pricey Dealer Repairs or Not?
Nov 02, 2010 (5:17 pm)
Hello! This is my first time posting. I have a question about brake repairs for my Nissan Altima that is going back in the next three months!
I definitely need brakes. I was quoted $545 to replace the brakes at the dealership. The rep at the dealership said it was important to get factory brakes, especially since I would be turning the car in soon. Apparently he said it makes a difference at lease turn in.
Is this really necessary though? If I can find a good shop, like a good mom and pop shop to do the brakes for me, isn't that good enough? Will Nissan actually inspect my car and although the brakes are good, if they are not factory brakes, hold it against me?
I am trying to save up to buy a car when I turn this one back in (I don't plan on picking up another car note) so I don't want to give away unnecessary money that can go towards the upcoming purchase. I also however don't want to have to give the dealership money when I turn in the car either for something I could have gotten fixed beforehand. I am already getting body work done, tires, etc.
Any suggestions are appreciated, thanks!
My Nissan is a 2008 Altima S.
#1290 of 2050 Re: Near End of Lease & Need Brakes - Pricey Dealer Repairs or Not? [chances]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Nov 02, 2010 (6:23 pm)
Get your brakes fixed anywhere you want... Everything the service advisor said is either inaccurate or a lie... No one checks your brakes..
Contact your leasing bank for information on turn-in. It's quite possible that they will use an independent inspector, and the dealership will have nothing to do with your turn-in, except accept the car and the keys. Also, before you spend money on tires, find out what they charge for worn-out tires.... Sometimes, the penalty is less than your replacement cost. Also, your tires might just pass inspection..
#1291 of 2050 Re: Near End of Lease & Need Brakes - Pricey Dealer Repairs or Not? [kyfdx]
Nov 03, 2010 (6:19 am)
Thank so much for your response!
I guess I am a little confused, because from the research I've done online, it says they will have someone come out (or when you turn in the car) that they will do a multi-point inspection, and whatever things are wrong with the car, they may try to charge you that in fees.
The brakes AND tires unfortunately aren't in the best shape (the brake pads have worn down) and the tires had their tread messed up pretty badly when I caught a nail driving but drove on them a little too long. So I figured I would at least get those done.
I will call the financing company and ask those questions you suggested. Thanks so much!
#1292 of 2050 Re: Near End of Lease & Need Brakes - Pricey Dealer Repairs or Not? [chances]
Nov 03, 2010 (3:15 pm)
Nissan will send you a letter soon detailing the lease turn-in conditions and inspection. It will be a third party, dealers don't do lease turn in inspections. They are looking for body, interior and glass damage, tire tread life and wheel damage if so equipped. The one thing they seem to ding a lot on is scratches on alloy wheels from curbs. The letter will tell you exactly how much tread must be left on the tires. They will not look at your brakes.