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Nissan Rogue, Car Buying, SUV
#570 of 632 SV with SL Package, rare/hard to find?
Dec 01, 2011 (7:44 am)
Am I looking for the impossible? I'm trying to an AWD SV with the SL package, and I can't find any in the colors I want anywhere! Is there a shortage of this model? Thus far I've tried two states surrounding me (MD and PA), the dealers where my parents live (NY), and I'm ready to start looking in VA next since it's not that far of a drive.
I have a 2009 Rogue and love it, but they've made a few tweaks that fix some of the things I never liked about the older model. I'm not 100% convinced that I need a new one, but I'm seriously looking. I love love love the CVT unlike a lot of people, and I find the haters don't necessarily understand how it works or how to use it. I hate not having automatic headlights and the 2012 does.
I think the two big things that would seal the deal for me would be a remote starter, and a pull-down cupholder in the back like the Murano has. (I can't believe Nissan doesn't do that...they are pretty much the only company that doesn't).
Sorry for the rambling...I'm just thinking if the top-end model is that hard to get, then I'm not going to get a good deal on it (supply/demand).
#571 of 632 thiniking of buying 2011 nissan rogue but comparing it to rav.4
Dec 06, 2011 (11:37 am)
I am debating between 2011 nissan rogue and 2011 rav.4? 2011 nissan has 0 % percent financing for 60 months vs. the 0 percent financing with rav4. which is a better buy and value. I am concerned about reliability and resale value. I will get the awd option on whatever i choose.
please give your opinion.
anybody is really happy or not....pls share advice
#572 of 632 Bought 2011 Nissan Rogue S(basic model)
Dec 09, 2011 (9:24 pm)
I will provide more details when I get the car cause they didn't have it in my color so they have to get it transferred but the deal was real good.
All I can say is anyone reading this: use truecar, they give you good quotes and give you 2 or 3 dealerships in your area and they have to at least match those prices b/c it is guaranteed.
We're talking at least 2500 below the invoice for the Rogue(S) based on the quotes I got from truecar. Unsure of the higher level models with the packages but I'm sure they are similarly quoted relative to the higher invoice. Then, you can go down even a little more under the quoted price if you have enough to backup your claims.
#573 of 632 2012 SV with SL Package, with options
Dec 12, 2011 (12:56 pm)
I stuck to this thread for price info for the past few months, so paying it forward here.
I paid 27,100 for the car, with the following options:
Floor Mats, Cargo Cover, Splash Guards, Painted Rear Spoiler, Rear Bumper Protector.
The car had 47 miles on it.
I could have gotten another 500 off (I walked in there with a 26,600 price quote), but here is how I lost it. The $500 student/graduate discount is only applicable for 60 month financing, and I was doing 72 months. So, I couldn't qualify. The other option was the $500 customer cash available if I did my own financing. But, I opted for the Nissan 1.9% financing instead. So, technically, if I financed on my own, I could have gotten the car for 500 less. And, as a new grad, if I financed with them, but went with the 60 month option, I could have also gotten the car for 500 less. So, if you qualify for either of these, ask for 26,600.
I paid another 1100 for Nissan's Security Plus vehicle protection plan for 6 years. It protects the GPS, Bluetooth, Rearview camera and the other electical components. Since I financed for 6 years, I took the 6 year plan (it comes in handy for re-sale too).
Also, I put ZERO down. So, I literally walked out of there with the keys and no money out of pocket.
So, with the 1100 Nissan Security, plus 27,100 for the car, and the title + tax + doc fee, the total was $30,200. The monthly payment comes out to about $450 a month (a couple of dollars less than that I think). I got one year free maintenance on the car included as a bonus.
Let me know if you have any questions.
#574 of 632 Had an Outrageously Good Deal But Walked Away
Dec 14, 2011 (7:51 pm)
So, here's my experience:
I went in buying a 2011 Nissan Rogue Base S with AWD. I got a truecar quote for 20,006(2650 below invoice). Sounded like a good deal. I did some more research and found that the Nissan Rogue had recalls in '08 and '09 for power steering issues. Also, another recall was done in 2011(about 1 1/2 weeks ago) for the circuit board needing to be replaced which was also related to power steering. I used this and a rival newspaper ad as a way to get it down an extra $406, so I was down to 19,600.
Before that, I test drove it and everything was alright during the daytime. The car drove fine, very smooth, but the visibility is very bad. It's hard to see when you're backing up b/c of the seats being so high and the design of the car. Also, the blind spots are real bad. When I test drove this car at night, I was slightly concerned over my safety when making lane changes or merging onto the highway.
Well, anyways, we agreed on that 19600 deal (before taxes,doc,licenseing fees) and I signed and paid a $500 downpayment. They didn't have the car in my color, so it would be transferred from another dealership. I was told it would be there either Sat, Monday, or Tuesday. In the meantime, I started getting doubts as to whether I paid a good deal or not. Also, that's when I noticed the 2011 recall for the Rogue based on the power steering issue. There seems to be a huge issue with power steering and this vehicle.
So, I get a call not in the morning but in the middle of the afternoon telling me that the locater was no there and that my car might not be here for at least another couple of days when it was promised by either Mon. or Tuesday. At that point, I felt there was a lot of miscommunication, maybe some games being played, and we decided to cancel the deal. I called them later that night to explain why we canceled and to see if they wanted to renegotiate. They said, sure, I came in the next day, and my out the door price was $1000 higher than it was originally. I was willing to make some concessions but the reason for the cancellation was the shadiness of the salesperson and being unsure of his motives. So it went from 3G's below invoice to $500 below invoice(even though the truecar guarantees $2650 below invoice).
I basically told them I'll consider it but I would be test driving another car. I ended up getting the other car b/c I was gonna get the same out the door price with the 2012 Forester as I would with the 2011 Nissan Rogue with horrible blind spots/visibility/recall history.
I had a real great deal but in the end, sometimes things happen for a reason and I still got my Forester for $700 below invoice so I hope I did decent with that. Plus, that car salesmen at Subaru was very nice, showed me all the buttons in the car, and never pressured me once. He was real laid back, low-key, so I didn't feel the need to haggle with him like I did with the Nissan guy.
#575 of 632 Buying new 2012 Rogue, what price should i offer?
Dec 29, 2011 (7:56 pm)
I am looking to buy a S or SV Nissan Rogue 2012, and was wondering how much was the final pri ce for those who have recently bought Rogues. Also, what are your comments about all of the features on the SV? Im trying to decide if I need the additional features or not.
(This message is mainly indicated for people who live in Texas, but other comments are appreciated!)
#576 of 632 Re: Buying new 2012 Rogue, what price should i offer? [cmh_0414]
Dec 30, 2011 (9:44 pm)
I'm in Illinois but truecar.com price quote around my area is 20,800-20,900 at the cheapest for the base S model. So, you're probably looking at another 1300 for the next model up, the SV, which would bump it up to 22K+ before ttl.
So, I'd suggest using truecar as a measuring tool for you. But, I will say that the main issue with the Rogue is visibility issues. The blind spots are absolutely horrible and if you look at reviews for the Rogue, the consensus is that the visibility is bad, blind spots are horrible, there is a need to purchase the back camera to help with blind spots, and people find that it is hard backing up and they have to be careful. I guess this is due to the exterior design of the Rogue. I know I test-drove the 2011 Rogue at night and I was pretty nervous merging onto the highway b/c of the horrible blind spots.
Rogue is a decent car, decent fuel mileage, but comfort is one important issue with this car. The Hyundai Tucson and Subaru Forester are 2 similarly priced compact SUV's that you might also want to consider. I was pretty much dead set on buying a Rogue but some issues caused me to go test drive a Subaru Forester and it is much more comfortable, no blind spot issues, visibility is excellent. I got that instead.
Not telling you what you should get but this was my experience.
#577 of 632 Nissan VPP Discount
Jan 09, 2012 (2:10 am)
I have my heart set on the 2012 Nissan Rogue SV w/ SL packaging. I have a business associate VPP discount and I'm not really sure how the discount works. This is what the Nissan VPP site lists:
Dealer Invoice $23,206
VPP Discount $150
Customer Cash Rebate $750
VPP Price $22,306
Total Saving Below MSRP $2,914
Can anyone break it down for me how this works? Am I able to haggle the price of the Rogue before I show them the discount? Thanks.
#578 of 632 Re: Nissan VPP Discount [napalmkitty]
Jan 11, 2012 (3:28 pm)
Yea, haggle them on the recalls that the Rogue has had for power steering issues on the '08/'09 models and again on the 2011 model, which was recalled just 1 month ago. I did that and was able to get the price down an extra $350 just on that alone. I didn't get the Rogue but I think you can use it to your advantage b/c these salesmen need your business, especially during the winter months. Some dealerships are real cocky SOB's(dealt with one in my area like that) and others are more flexible(another Nissan dealership was more flexible).
Also, go on truecar.com, put in a quote, and you'll get 2-3 dealerships within your area that will match that low quote price, then bargain from there.
Nissan does have a lot of savings opportunities. Unfortunately, the Rogue is not the safest vehicle from a visibility standpoint. The exterior look is very nice and sleak and it is better than my Subaru Forester but sometimes your comfort level in the car outweights the look of the car.
#579 of 632 Looking for out-of-door price and reviews on Nissan Rogue S, AWD special Ed
Jan 16, 2012 (10:55 am)
Not all the latest Nissan incentives/offers are necessarily listed under Edmunds, True car, etc. For e.g. Nissan had a $500 weekend bonus (Martin King Luther) and $1000 savings currently on Rogue AWD S special addition. However, canít see these incentives factored in Edmunds/True car or similar websites? Any advise...
Anybody with an actual buying experience (in MA)?