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Nissan Altima, Nissan Altima Hybrid, Car Leasing, Sedan
#776 of 1904 wanting to lease an 2008 or 09 altima coupe
Oct 07, 2008 (7:59 am)
I am a recent college grad interested in leasing or financing an altima coupe so here's my story:
I've been looking at two altima coupes
2008 priced at 24, 753 online
2009 priced at 25, 511 online
I just read that Altima Coupe's dont get the recent grad discount on a lease *sigh* How ever I think if i finance I will get the recent grad discount and I have an internet discount of 500 dollars. I also think all nissans have a rebate on the 2008 models.
Oh well, my options are still open to either finance or lease.
I have a 2007 Toyota Yaris, that I am going to trade in for the pay off. I've been to one dealership and they told me my trade in value was about 10,000..however I owe about 12,000 on the car. Thats a 2000 dollar difference.
My question is: I am interested in a 0 down payment and low monthly payment...whats my best option? Lease or Finance?
Is it feasible to get a monthly payment for about 400 dollars or less if I finance at that price? Let me know what I shoould do...Im interested in purchasing at the end of the month!
*let me know if you need more details* pleaaaaaase help!!!!!
#777 of 1904 I gotta take care of this ASAP
Oct 07, 2008 (8:53 pm)
I posted this somewhere else too but the cars I am talking about are '09 Altimas 3.5 and wanted to post it here too. Car Man I hope to hear from you about this... This is a little on the long side but I want to be sure to give the whole story. I picked up my new car ('09 Altima - leased) tonight. I left the dealership at 9pm as they were closing. When I got the car over 60mph...the car started shaking - like a rough, constant shimmy - the whole car felt like it was vibrating. It didn't stop until I went under 40-50mph, and I was already about 10 mins away and they were closed. I have the salesperson's cell # so I called him and explained what was going on. Turns out he actually had to personally go and get the car from another dealership today and he told me that he "felt a little something, but not as bad as you're describing it." He suggested I bring the car to service at 7am tomorrow and that they 'should' take care of me since I just got the car and that I would get a loaner if they needed to keep it to 'fix' it. He was trying to tell me it could be a simple alignment or balance issue with the tires. I told him that I am not keeping a brand new car that needs any service other than filling the tires with air.
What may make this more interesting is I actually had leased a different new car from the same dealer this past Saturday night. We had a deal in place but I wasn't 100% so they gave me the option to 'change my mind' by Monday and let me take the car w/o signing the official contract...I only signed the spot delivery paper and the temp. I brought the car back to them yesterday because of some scratches and scuffs that were much more apparent in the daylight the next day. They did not give me any problems, except a few tries to convince me to stay in the original car. I did some extra research after I knew I was returning the 1st car and I was able to re-work the terms of the deal with them and move up a model - which is the car I just picked up tonight...and I did sign all the papers this time.
So what should I do...what would you do if this was yours? Take it to service or go directly to sales and insist on a new one? I am having such a hard time rationalizing a brand new car in the shop. I am sure that they will want to 'fix' it and it 'won't be a big deal' but can I insist on a different car, legally?? Thank you in advance.
#778 of 1904 09 Altima lease
Oct 08, 2008 (4:36 pm)
Hello Car Man,
I just got this quote from my local Nissan dealer, 09 Altima 2.5s with the SL package MSRP $ 26155, selling price: $ 23800, 36 month and 15k miles a year, $500 up front no other fees, $342 a month, how does it sound to you? Also, when you say $0 down lease, are you including all fees in the payment or they are payable separately?
Thank you very much
#779 of 1904 Re: 09 Altima lease [syr]
Oct 09, 2008 (3:58 pm)
You'll need to post the residual and money factor so someone can accurately calculate the lease payment. Also, what is the $500 up front going towards? Was the $23,800 including the $500 down? You should get a "sale price" QUOTED, also known as Cap Cost. Then you will have at least an acquistion fee added to that. The final tally of car's sale price plus all fees is the NET CAP COST.
If it is a ZERO DOWN lease, you should walk away not having paid anything at all except maybe the first monthly payment. You are correct in your assumption. Any fees you don't pay up front will be rolled into your lease and will result in a higher montly payment. The real trick here is to NOT pay any fees other than acquisiton fee. If you are assertive enough you should be able to walk out with the only that one fee but you will never get them to waive the acquistion fee. The main thing is to go into the dealer not even talking lease. Just get the sale price of the car whittled down as much as possible. Then try to hold them to that price when you blind side them with "I think I want to lease."
#780 of 1904 Re: I gotta take care of this ASAP [econdor]
by Car_man HOST
Oct 09, 2008 (6:25 pm)
Wow, that's annoying econdor. I'm sure that the vibration really ruined what should have been an exciting new vehicle purchase experience. What did the service department say about the problem? Were they able to fix it?
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#781 of 1904 Re: 09 Altima lease [syr]
by Car_man HOST
Oct 10, 2008 (4:24 am)
Hi syr. The car that you're interested in has a spread of around $1,500 between its full MSRP and its dealer invoice price. The selling price that you were quoted looks very attractive to me. Just make sure that the dealer that you are working with is using NMAC's current buy rate lease money factor of .00191 to calculate your monthly payment, which they probably are but it doesn't hurt to check, and you're in business.
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#782 of 1904 Re: 09 Altima lease [Car_man]
Oct 11, 2008 (12:21 pm)
Thank you Car man
#783 of 1904 RESIDUALS AND MF FOR 09 SE/SL
Oct 12, 2008 (7:08 pm)
Does anyone have the current residuals and MF for the '09 Altima 3.5 SE/SL?
What would a good monthly lease payment be on a 3.5SL with Techonology Package, spoiler, and VDC? MSRP is 33,045 and dealer cost 30,466. Preferably 24 month lease.
#784 of 1904 Re: I gotta take care of this ASAP [Car_man]
Oct 15, 2008 (8:31 pm)
Car Man - the service manager spent 15 mins trying to convince me to leave the car alone for 2 weeks because he sees it quite often that brand new cars developed 'hardened inner tubing' in the tires from being chained too tightly in transit...literally was telling me not to worry about it bc this is the case in 90% of issues he sees like this...i wasn't buying it...and it seems everyone else i spoke to since then thinks it was a load of bs...i kept asking him to check the alignment and re-balance all, which he finally did, and wouldn't you know it, i hit the highway and got up my speed, and........smooth sailing......guess those hard spots worked themselves out faster than he expected? lol -- have you ever heard of anything like this?
#785 of 1904 Canceling a lease order? Legal problems?
Oct 16, 2008 (8:39 am)
I signed a lease order which listed the make, model, vin #, residual value, $500 down payment, # of months etc. However, I would like to cancel this order. I am pre approved by the manufacturer as I am a returing customer and I was told by the dealer that they do not have to run a credit check. Have not signed any other papers such as finance contracts. Is signing a lease order a binding contract? I think the dealer might give me a hard time to refund my down payment. Other than the down payment, do I have to worry about any legal problems when canceling a lease order? Thank You!