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Infiniti M37, Car Buying, Car Leasing, Sedan
#20 of 239 Re: 2011 M37 Premium Package. [pedro45]
Apr 11, 2010 (6:18 pm)
Sorry about that... I put it in the title and not in the post.
Yes... it is a 2011 M37 thru Infiniti Financial (at least I think it is thru them, I didn't get the specifics but Infiniti ran the numbers so assumed it is IFS). Actually... for the two recent quotes I got on a 2010 M35 had a money factor of .00023 and the 2011 M37 had 1.85% (which is think is .000771).
Thanks for the tip on the MSRP... I will have to think if I have time to wait. My lease ends soon... 45days or so.
#21 of 239 Destination Fees
Apr 15, 2010 (6:42 am)
I've read that the auto manufacturers have substantially increased their transfer fees (from the factory to the car lot) over recent years as an additional profit center. I'm thinking of getting the M37. The destination fee on this car is $865. The dealer does not have my particular car at this time and wants to obtain it from another dealer. As I remember, he would charge me an additional $600 for the transfer. Is that what it costs to ship a car, or is the dealer doing to me what the manufacturer does to them?
#22 of 239 M56 in short supply due
Apr 15, 2010 (11:56 am)
Four dealerships in my area have confirmed that Infiniti canceled all dealer M56 orders in April due to a component/parts shortage at the factory. As a result, I now have to wait another two months for my M56!
Miller Infiniti here in VanNuys, CA could have prevented this by ordering the exact configuration I wanted (and which I had been telling them since early February!), but they're incompetent and have lost a sale because of it.
#23 of 239 Re: M56 in short supply due [blastphemy]
Apr 15, 2010 (1:36 pm)
I have one and have sold 5 - but that is in Texas...
#24 of 239 Re: M56 in short supply due [blastphemy]
Apr 15, 2010 (1:36 pm)
We had some cancelled on us too though.
#25 of 239 Re: Destination Fees [magicbus_]
Apr 15, 2010 (1:41 pm)
It depends on where they are getting it from. With the price of gas around $3 a gallon, truckers are charging about $1.50-$2 per mile....remember the dealer has to trade the vehicle so it is a round trip - so $600 is very common.
Now, if the truckers quote is $400 and he is charging you $600...then he is making $200...but I bet it is legit.
#26 of 239 Re: Discounting
Apr 15, 2010 (5:52 pm)
I've already noticed discounting on line for as much as $3500 off MSRP.
#27 of 239 Re: Discounting [bocatrip]
Apr 19, 2010 (6:28 am)
The current discount is $5,072 off MSRP (M56 Sport/Touring) or $300 over invoice. Do not pay more than that! If you are doing a lease negotiate price first than apply lease figures for monthly quotes. This is through USAA car buying services. I always check there first and then negotiate down off that. I offered a dealer $3,000 less than invoice (told him to call me when you are ready to sell one for that). That is my target price. I may have to wait a while. Infiniti always jacks up there MSRP and there invoice price is not really invoice. I just bought my wife a G37 at $11K off MSRP in January. I'm also looking at 2011 550i. Want to test drive that when it comes out in June (my concern is reliability and BMW is notorious for unreliability on new redesign). $1500 invoice is best on pre-order right now on BMW. I currently own a 2007 M45 so in no hurry. The seats on the new 2011 M are much better/more comfortable! My current 2007 M45 Sport complaints are uncomfortable seats, road noise, and tires wear out at 10k. Hope they fixed these on M56.
Here is the current best deal that I have confirmed with local Atlanta dealer and through the buying service:
2011 M56 Info (2011 M37 or M56 $300 over Invoice)
Pricing: MSRP Invoice
Base MSRP $57,550 $53,973
Black Obsidian Exterior $0
Graphite Leather/Japanese Ash Wood Trim $0
Sport Touring Package $2,000 $1,731
Sport Package $3,650 $3,161
Carpeted Trunk Mat, Trunk Net and First Aid Ki $195 $137
Painted Splash Guards $165 $136
Rear Decklid Spoiler $440 $355
Destination and Handling $865
Total MSRP $64,865 $59,493
Discount $5,072 $300 over Inv
Selling Price: $59,793
#28 of 239 Re: Discounting [scottw58]
Apr 19, 2010 (10:38 am)
I actually found the seats in the M37 to be somewhat firmer and less comfortable than the M35 seats. I guess it's subjective. With regards to road noise, they have changed the tires to Michelin Primacy which is a quieter tire. Glad to hear that discounting is alive and well! I am waiting for later in the year when the discounting can get closer to $4,000 under invoice. The G37s are already heavily discounted and I'm sure the relatively expensive M will eventually follow.
#29 of 239 Re: Discounting [bocatrip]
Apr 19, 2010 (1:08 pm)
Maybe my M45 Sport Seats are different? They are very very stiff....no cushion compared to M37 I sat in at dealership last week. Salesperson mentioned it too. Leather in M37 is of higher quality than my M45 Sport. My M45 is almost like "Pleather".
Good Luck with negotiations!
I’m going to wait for at least $8-$10k discounts too. These cars depreciate so fast!
I purchased my 2007 M45 sport 2 years ago for $29k with 19k miles.
I had the Michelin Pilot Sport on my car..Road noise was better (still not great). But only got 10k miles. The original Bridgestone’s went 20k. I have Goodyear Eagle GT on now because they were half the price.. More road noise but may get more miles..