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#392 of 730 what should my dad do
Jul 03, 2009 (9:44 pm)
My father's 1995 J30 qualifies as a clunker and therefore he will be looking for any car getting over 28 mpg to receive the $4500 credit from the government. He tried the new Prius; however, it is almost impossible to get a Prius V with the equipment he wants, and if he were to order it, it could take up to a year to come in. With that being said, the government is only giving a limited number of vouchers for "clunkers" so he needs to act quickly. We looked at the Altima Hybrid which came fully loaded, the Jetta TDI with some upgraded stuff, and the Mini Coopers.
The Altima Hybrid was fully loaded: tech package, convenience package.. the works. The Jetta TDI had upgraded 17" wheels, sunroof, and the famous automatic DSG tranny. I drove the TDI and it felt underpowered compared to my 328i xDrive coupe, obviously, but for a gas-saving car, it had some pep. However, the Altima has the greatest discounts and most equipment. The guy, over the phone, took 10k off sticker (34k) because of the tax credit, Nissan's credit, and just old fashioned discounts because they can't move the cars.
I need an opinion on what my dad should get. He is going to be paying cash for the car.
I obviously think he should go with the MINI Cooper Convertible, but that would never happen unless one of you could help me convince him. I know a lot about cars from being around my dad, who is a car buff, and from reading Motor Trend since I was 7. I'm 17 now and just got my car (328i xDrive coupe), and my dad needs a fuel-efficient car to drive 50 miles a day.
#393 of 730 Re: what should my dad do [marcr92]
Jul 04, 2009 (9:07 am)
which dealership gave him $10K off the altima Hybrid??
#394 of 730 Re: what should my dad do [yorkslady]
Jul 04, 2009 (10:31 am)
From reading the post the dealership gave $7650 not 10k off of sticker because that included the tax credit.
#395 of 730 Re: NAH with convinience package [yorkslady]
Jul 04, 2009 (1:51 pm)
The one that offered that deal was in El Monte, which is kinda far, but they gave me that $22,295 OTD quote instantly and that was in mid June (that was for a white base hybrid with kick plates and floor mats).
I bought from Surf City Nissan in Huntington Beach. After negotiating I got mine with convenience package for $23,100 OTD. I could also have bought a black base hybrid for $22,200 OTD, but the car wasn't on site (they said they would need to drive it down to HB which would add 80 miles on it). This car is probably still available.
Surf City Nissan was the most competitive dealer in OC (with me anyway). But I had to negociate hard.
Again: all this was before the $500 cash rebate.
#396 of 730 gas for clunckers
Jul 04, 2009 (2:18 pm)
Anybody knows if my wife's 2000 v6 sonata will qualify for the cash for clunckers thing?
Her car is rated 18/25 mpg.
#397 of 730 Re: gas for clunckers [xav]
Jul 04, 2009 (3:55 pm)
nope. needs to be combined 18mpg or below
#398 of 730 Re: NAH with convinience package [xav]
Jul 05, 2009 (3:42 pm)
I am planning to go there in a day or so do you mind telling me the breakup of final numbers and your sales person?
#399 of 730 Re: NAH with convinience package [altimabuyer1]
Jul 07, 2009 (2:23 am)
Yeah even I am trying to get a Nissan Altima Hybrid But none of the dealers here in Bay area are offering any prices near to that. They are very rude and wouldnt even budge to any negotiations
So far the best price that was offered was 21000+ TTL =23000 OTD for the base model .
Here is their Break UP ::
Manufacture Suggested Retail Price: (msrp + freight )....$27,455.00
Nissan Dealer Discount:............-$2,199.00
NNA Customer Cash:........................................-$3,250.00 (incentive)
4TH OF JULY CUSTOMER CASH:..........................-$500.00 (grad. in 6mos or grad. in last 2 years)
Your Price:....$21,506.00 + tax and lic. *
After the MSRP of 27455 - Nisan Dealer Discount = 27455 -2200 = 25,200 (almost equal to the Invoice price of 25000)
so finally it comes out to approx 23500 for the base Model which is TOOOO pricey . and the worst thing is that all of them have a rude overtone when told that they were not at all competitive.
I do see that someone has already bought at 22300 OTD before the 500 $ rebate in Huntington COunty, CA . Can you please help us with the BreakUP cost of each item.???
#400 of 730 Re: NAH with convinience package [solan]
Jul 07, 2009 (4:56 am)
Hey man, the deal you quote for the Bay Area is pretty standard for what I've been quoted in Sacramento/Davis. Bigger discounts are available on the higher end NAH. A combined discount of $6,000 including $3,750 rebate and discount to invoice of about $2,250 is where everybody's at right now. Don't forget you also get the federal tax credit of 2,350 and a deduction for sales taxes.
#401 of 730 Re: what should my dad do [yorkslady]
Jul 07, 2009 (5:06 am)
If you're including the cash for clunkers rebate, then a total discount of 10K isn't that great. Folks are getting 6,000 combined savings (dealer discount, 3,250 rebate, and 500 rebate), so if you add the cash for clunkers, you'd be at a discount of 10,500. Keep in mind on top of this there is also a tax credit of 2350 and deduction for sales taxes. Everything together you could get 15,000 off of this car when all is said and done. It's a pretty nice car to get at half-off.