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Nissan Altima, Infiniti G37, Coupe, Sedan
#1 of 12 Altima Coupe vs. Infiniti G37
Mar 25, 2008 (4:53 am)
I've been researching both of these and found that, if my figures are correct, on a 24 or 36 month lease, it's actually less expensive to lease the Infiniti than the Altima, despite the higher MSRP on the Infiniti. I like the Altima a lot but the Infiniti seems to offer more in terms of luxury and performance. Especially if it's less to lease. Wondered if 1) I've missed something here and 2) if anyone else has been looking at this comparison. Any thoughts on the comparison?
#2 of 12 Re: Altima Coupe vs. Infiniti G37 [mickylong]
Mar 25, 2008 (1:08 pm)
I don't think you can compare the two. I highly doubt that you can lease the G37 for less than the Altima coupe unless those 2 cars have very similar MSRP, a fully loaded Altima with a base G.
#3 of 12 Re: Altima Coupe vs. Infiniti G37 [gooddeal2]
Mar 26, 2008 (2:52 am)
Here are the numbers I'm working from:
Altima Coupe 3.5SE w/ Premium and Technology Pkg. and mats
MSRP= $37,395 (inc. Destination)
36-month Residual (12K miles per yr) = 56%
Lease MF= .00244 (from LeaseCompare on Sedan -don't have rate on coupe)
Monthly = $527
Infiniti G27 Journey w/Premium, Nav, Sport Wheels
MSRP = $42,315
36-month Residual (12K miles per yr.) = 63%
Lease MF = .00202
On both I used a $500 over Invoice as the net cap cost. Where did I make the mistake on this?
#4 of 12 Re: Altima Coupe vs. Infiniti G37 [mickylong]
Mar 26, 2008 (6:24 am)
Well the MSRP for Altima Coupe 3.5SE w/ Premium and Technology Pkg. is $31,395 (~29K invoice) NOT 37,395. Base on residual, the monthly payment is about 350 (depreciation fee) + interest. I think, for the Altima, the payment may be around low 400 and, for the G, the payment might be around high 400 to low 500.
You need to go to the dealer to get the rate for the coupe, you cannot use the rate for the sedan. For the G, the rate for the coupe is usually better than the sedan.
#5 of 12 Re: Altima Coupe vs. Infiniti G37 [gooddeal2]
Mar 26, 2008 (7:45 am)
Well, THAT sounds better! Thanks for the clarification. I see that my spreadsheet was doublecounting the MSRP before and after options. I double-checked the lease rate and residual and they look right, so I'm looking at $428 per month based on negotiated cap cost of $29K for 36-month lease 12K miles per yr.
That makes more sense, since I show the Infiniti coming in at about $100 per month more even with a better lease rate and slightly higher residual.
So...given the current incentives, does invoice price seem a realistic place to land as far as final cap cost or should I be pushing for more given end-of-quarter, end-of incentives, etc?
#6 of 12 Re: Altima Coupe vs. Infiniti G37 [mickylong]
Mar 26, 2008 (11:42 am)
Because there's no incentive on both cars, invoice is a good price IMO.
If money is tight and you can live w/ the Altima, I think the base Altima 3.5 (invoice ~24.3K) is a good choice because the payment will be a lot lower.
#7 of 12 Re: Altima Coupe vs. Infiniti G37 [mickylong]
Mar 27, 2008 (7:37 am)
Can I make a suggestion here? Just go to the Nissan and Infiniti dealers and get the numbers worked up so you can quit speculating on price.
But let's say the numbers are approximately $400 and $550. Who cares? Just get the G37. If a $150 matters then I would say you can't really afford either.
When I saw the Altima coupe at the LA Auto Show, I was blown away, thought it was awesome. Lately I've been seeing it on the road and have fallen way out of love with it. I really think the G37 looks fantastic though. All your numbers aside, you've got to add some major weight to what you really want.
#8 of 12 Re: Altima Coupe vs. Infiniti G37 [johnmarco]
Mar 27, 2008 (3:02 pm)
When I saw the Altima coupe at the LA Auto Show, I was blown away, thought it was awesome. Lately I've been seeing it on the road and have fallen way out of love with it
I was wondering why? I realize that everyone has their own personal preferences, and thats OK. But, if you liked it earlier, what changed your mind?
#9 of 12 Re: Altima Coupe vs. Infiniti G37 [busiris]
Mar 27, 2008 (5:14 pm)
IMHO, The Coupe has a Chev Monte Carlo look to it (that's my wife's comment, which I now can't get out of my head )
The fact that the sedan version looks so avant-garde tasty, has double the trunk space and a real back seat takes away whatever "sportiness" the coupe tries to flaunt.
#10 of 12 Re: Altima Coupe vs. Infiniti G37 [karsick]
Mar 27, 2008 (5:22 pm)
Even though I have an 08 sedan, which I really like, I also noticed that the coupe has a "bloated" look to me when viewed at certain side angles. But, like they say, different strokes for different folks!