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Nissan Rogue, Car Buying, SUV
#345 of 632 Re: to lovemymika [lovemymika]
Feb 10, 2009 (2:18 pm)
2009 Rogue SL 2WD
Aluminum kick plates
Dealer protection package (paint & upholstery)
1 or 2 other minor things
Price: $23850 (after $500 recent college grad discount)
Don't remember actual MSRP....I think around $27K
College grad: within past 2 years or within next 6 months (wife got a Masters degree Dec 2007)
Salesman did tell me that their cost is $23600 (take that with a grain of salt) so they would be making $750 on the deal (they get the $500 college grad discount from Nissan)
#346 of 632 Re: to lovemymika [nxpham]
Feb 11, 2009 (3:06 pm)
Thank you for your reply. I have called 5 dealerships in Texas and have not gotten anything better than 25500. Of course, some have lied even about the invoice price. Do you have any suggestions. Thank you again for your reply.
#347 of 632 Re: to lovemymika [lovemymika]
Feb 11, 2009 (3:15 pm)
I've found that dealerships are more willing to do business (lower prices) if you go to their dealership. This shows them that you are serious about buying. Of course, this requires you to do your homework ahead of time. Start off by telling them that you are through shopping and immediately ready to buy. Then tell them what price you want, but ensure to give yourself some bargaining room. Avoid paying the document fee by threatening to walk out when you see what the "final" price is with doc fee added. Most dealers will not lose a sell on doc fee. Mine was a bit high at $299 - part of the reason why I walked out. I have 3 Nissan dealerships within 25 miles of my home so I can afford to employ this tactic. You can always wait until next month to see what the incentives will be.
#348 of 632 Re: to lovemymika [nxpham]
Feb 11, 2009 (4:23 pm)
we may be looking at the same car minus the color. May I ask how much you finally paid minus ttl? I won't be able to get the college grad incentive unfortunately. I am hoping for the 2.99% financing as I have 750+ credit score and I am needing a car by the end of the month. I had to sell mine before it broke down and I am assuming my friend will let me borrow her car only until the end of the month. I could possibly wait til next month but I am afraid the financing will not be there... thank you so much for your help and quick replies. Have a lovely day!
#349 of 632 Re: to lovemymika [nxpham]
Feb 11, 2009 (4:31 pm)
Sorry, I am assuming you paid $23850 (after $500 recent college grad discount), I didn't read your reply carefully and did not realize you took that offer? Did you also have a moonroof as an option?
Also, do you believe that buying a car at the end of the month is the best time? Thanks again. You have been incredibly helpful.
#350 of 632 Re: to lovemymika [lovemymika]
Feb 12, 2009 (3:15 pm)
No, I did not buy the car. I walked away since the price was about $500 off what I really wanted to pay. I'm also not in a bind to purchase as you are so I can afford to wait to see what the incentives will be next month. The dealership has 2 exact same Rogues that I was looking at. They did NOT have moonroof. If yours did, that might be the difference in price.
End of month is definitely the best time to buy. End of year (Dec 31) is definitely even better. Tax in TN is high. Fortunately, they don't charge for military so I would end up only paying a "business tax", title, and registration. OTD would have been $24.5K (I think) with the $299 doc fee. I didn't look at the OTD price carefully since I was more concerned with working out the selling price first. My next move would have been to refuse to pay the doc fee. Anyways, OTD price is different for everyone b/c of different tax rates.
You might want to check if Nissan has any President's Day specials on the Rogue. I received an email from one of the dealerships I'm working with saying that Nissan is offering $2.5K off the Altimas for the holiday (currently $1.5K). Between myself, parents, siblings, and in-laws, I've negotiated prices on 6 cars the past 4 years. It's a headache, but I really enjoy the process. Good luck!
#351 of 632 Re: to lovemymika [nxpham]
Feb 18, 2009 (12:54 pm)
I wanted to get an idea from you what you may offer for a 2008 Rogue SL FWD with the following options: Prem. sound, moon roof, 9k miles, and basic options. It is listed at roughly 20k. I certainly do not want to pay market value since I know the dealership got it at an auction. Please respond if you can. Thank you.
#352 of 632 Re: to lovemymika [lovemymika]
Feb 18, 2009 (8:33 pm)
If you post your email, I'll forward you the email chain I currently have with another dealer. They are willing to do the price I wanted that the other dealer wouldn't take.
#353 of 632 Re: to lovemymika [nxpham]
Feb 19, 2009 (7:51 am)
Thank you. It's my handle yahoo.com
#354 of 632 Re: to lovemymika [lovemymika]
Feb 19, 2009 (8:49 pm)
I sent you an email.