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Infiniti EX35, Car Leasing, Car Buying, SUV
#435 of 585 Took delivery today!!
Feb 04, 2010 (3:33 pm)
I have an '08 EX35 RWD Journey with Premium, Bose/Navi (didn't come with AVM back then) and 18" wheels, in Silver/Graphite (black/walnut). I leased it for 24 months, and it comes up in March.
I've shopped the Volvo XC60, Mercedes GLK, Audi Q5, Acura RDX, etc...and kept coming back to the EX. I love it (I mountain bike and race/camp alot,, and rack my bikes up top on a Thule rack, and always have the seats down for biking/camping gear - fits alot), and the value is incredible - it is way less than the others when fully loaded, and the lease terms, in terms of money factors and residuals, are better, making it less expensive to lease. For example, trying to price out the Mercedes and Volvo, with comparable options, puts them at least $200 more per month than the EX.
I have really wanted a black one, because they look ridiculously good, and love the black interior...even in AZ (any interior is hot in AZ). I have looked all over for a Black/Graphite 2010 RWD with Bose/AVM (incl. Navi), Premium and 18" wheels. First, as mentioned, it is very hard to find a Bose/AVM that includes the Premium, and hard to find Black/Graphite (most are Stone interior, or tan).
I struck out in AZ, and expanded my search to SoCal and Las Vegas. Found a Black/Stone without the 18" wheels in LV, and a loaded White/Tan AWD in Escondido...and exactly what I wanted through Palm Springs Infiniti. They traded for it from Torrance.
They did the deal, with ZERO haggle, for $300 over invoice, then MINUS the $500 loyalty cash, so net of $200 under invoice for me (NOTE: If I was buying, it would have been minus $3,000...that discount is only good for buying, not leasing). I was happy with that as it was better than any offer I had for lesser combos in AZ. Plus, their doc fee was $45 vs. the $449 that is standard in the Phoenix area. I leased for 39 months, and bought 5,000 extra miles per year (so I get 20,000 miles/year - I really drive it) for $.10/mile.
I picked it up this morning in Ehrenberg, AZ, which is on the AZ/CA border, and halfway between Phoenix and Palm Springs. They met me there to do the delivery.
The look of the car exceeds my expectations, and the Navi is better than the '08. I just love it. You cannot beat the Graphite/Walnut interior, IMO, for richness and luxuriousness.
Palm Springs Infiniti provided one of the best experiences I have ever had in buying/leasing a car. No haggling, complete transparency on the numbers (I am super-anal, and have done a ton of research, and check/question every number), and a great salesman with a great attitude. I don't care if I *could* have got a better deal, I got the deal I wanted, and what I thought was totally fair.
I LOVE my new EX...and I LOVE the EX, in general. Perfect for me.
#436 of 585 Good Deal???
Feb 20, 2010 (4:23 pm)
MSRP 40,655, EX35 Journey, AWD, Bose and Around View Monitor Pkg, Roof rail crossbars....39 Mo lease,12K miles, $6500 down 410 a month. Is this a good deal on this car? (oh $710 buy out of current lease also). Thanks - Love the car
#437 of 585 Re: Good Deal??? [janadog]
Feb 20, 2010 (9:12 pm)
no, that's not a good deal at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!
if you residual is 54%, and money factor is 0.00121
with $6500 drive off, and 39 month with 12k miles/year.
you should be paying no more than $350.00 , that's include all Tax and Fees!!
and that's if they make decent profit, very decent profit.
if you are doing $6500 drive off, you should target your monthly price at $330.00 include all tax and fees!
this can very about 1% to 3% since I don't know which state you are in.
#438 of 585 Re: Good Deal??? [flashzoom]
Feb 21, 2010 (7:07 am)
Thank you flashzoom. Love the car but didn't feel good on the deal, or leasing at all. Really appreciate your help.
#439 of 585 Re: Took delivery today!! [waltaz]
Feb 22, 2010 (6:20 am)
So the $3000 Manu to Dealer is only for purchase? Dang.
#440 of 585 $3,000 incentive requires financing?
Feb 27, 2010 (5:16 am)
I've noticed that the $3,000 incentive does not allow the customer to take the low financing (0.0% - 3.9%) but that it also requires the customer to "finance through the manufacturer's captive finance company"? Does anyone know what kind of financing rates you need to take to get the $3,000 incentive? Also, it's not possible to pay cash for the vehicle and get the $3,000 incentive? Any info will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
#441 of 585 March Incentives - Sewell GSM
Mar 02, 2010 (10:04 am)
No change for the EX.
10 EX: Special Rates OR $3000
If you lease there is a $500 Lease Loyalty Rebate if you own an Infiniti.
Hope this helps.
#442 of 585 Re: $3,000 incentive requires financing? [nissinfinman]
Mar 02, 2010 (10:06 am)
If you do not use the special financing offered by Infiniti (0% etc) - then the dealer gets $3000 (called dealer cash). They can then pass that along to you - you can pay cash or set up normal financing through your own bank or one of the dealer's lenders.
#443 of 585 Re: $3,000 incentive requires financing? [sewellgsm]
Mar 02, 2010 (1:01 pm)
just FYI, infiniti & nissan dealers got the Friends & Family employee discount right now.
for infiniti, its around 3.8% off the invoice price, can be combined with the $3000 incentives!!!!!!!
the offer ends on 3/31/2010
#444 of 585 Re: $3,000 incentive requires financing? [flashzoom]
Mar 23, 2010 (9:36 pm)
What do you have to be to be "Friends and Family" eligible?