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#35 of 221 JX overhyped and overpriced, but so roomy.
Apr 24, 2012 (3:37 pm)
I am also in the marker for the JX. From what people are saying on this forum, it sounds like there is a lot of hype for the JX (or true demand for the car--- it is hard to tell).
With so many options out there, (MDX, better handling--- but JX has better interior design for families), the decision to pay sticker for the JX seems like a emotional buy rather than a logical choice.
I wonder if people out there know that the Pathfinder 2013 looks exactly like the JX on the inside.
I am kinda torn between the full price JX, 5-6k off for MDX and possibly a 10k cheaper 2013 pathfinder.
Is everyone paying close to sticker for the JX? If I can get 3-4k off, I would get the JX.
As for someone saying that a Sienna is 46k--- and Infiniti will increase JX MRSP... I don't think so--- with competition from MDX--- people in Southern Cal are getting 42k for mdx tech (with navi)... I think Infiniti is doing just fine with marketing, don't create the hype for the dealers--- we don't need consumers competing against each other.
#36 of 221 Anyone in NJ with JX experience?
Apr 24, 2012 (6:41 pm)
#37 of 221 Re: JX overhyped and overpriced, but so roomy. [mdx_or_jx]
Apr 25, 2012 (3:30 pm)
I'm not sure why you think it's overpriced. First, I've owned several Nissan cars and one Infiniti over the past 15 years. There is no comparison between the 2 concerning ride quality and fit and finish, regardless if the JX and the new pathfinder share the same frame. I don't believe the MSRP will increase, but, yes my wife's 2011 Sienna Limited FWD loaded had a window sticker of $46,400 (I can email you a photo of it if you'd like to see it). Personally, I think the MDX is an outdated vehicle: I considered one in 2007, but went with the Lexus GX470. Fast forward to April of 2012, and the MDX is basically the same vehicle as it was in 2007. It's up to you to decide if the new Pathfinder is worth waiting for, but even if you do, that won't sell for much of a discount for at least 4-5 months. Additionally, I think if you are willing to wait, you will get a better discount on the JX as it will have to compete against the Pathfinder.
The fact is that Infiniti has a decent crossover on their hands with the JX, and they know it. Dealers here in the midwest can't keep them on their lots. But like all new models, interest will eventually fall as will dealer pricing. I bought one now because I needed to make a switch. With a car loan from PenFed 1.9% interest for 60 months, the savings of waiting was negligible vs. interest rates climbing in 6-8 months.....
#38 of 221 Re: JX overhyped and overpriced, but so roomy. [mdx_or_jx]
Apr 25, 2012 (4:20 pm)
I think you have to look at the MSRP as the introductory price. I have heard from multiple dealers that a price increase is on the way in the couple months. One of the first posts in this forum alludes to the same thing. I have a 2007 MDX and just put down a deposit on a JX35 today. I love the MDX but I wasn't going to buy a car in the last model year and I couldn't wait until next year. By waiting until next year, Acura left the door wide open for Infiniti to take market share. Overall, the price they are charging isn't far off from the MDX and the car has significant upgrades. I can tell you that I couldn't even find a model to test drive in my area. They can't keep them on the lot and most cars are sold or have a potential buyer before they arrive. I don't think it is over-hyped because the buzz and activity does exist. I guess we will find out for sure over the next couple months but this is what I experienced during my purchase.
#39 of 221 Re: JX overhyped and overpriced, but so roomy. [needajx]
Apr 25, 2012 (5:37 pm)
I "misspoke" when I said overpriced. Infiniti prices for the base and packages are almost exactly like the MDX. (JX premium AWD is 47.5 and MDX tech is 47.5 tech)...
They were going after the MDX and Audi buyers---
What I should have said was that without any discounts, the JX is overpriced when negotiation is factored... So, the question is do I want to pay an extra 6k for the newer model of the JX... over the MDX.
If I can manage to get 2-3 off the sticker the JX would make sense.
#40 of 221 JX is quite more expensive than MDX now
Apr 25, 2012 (9:51 pm)
Going through postings in the MDX forum. It seems that the MDX tech package can be purchased in the 41k to 42k range. I got an initial offering of 42999 for tech package and 48299 for the advance package without any bargaining yet.
For JX to sell well, should it be at a lower price than MDX?
#41 of 221 Re: JX is quite more expensive than MDX now [spicydoc]
Apr 26, 2012 (4:36 pm)
why would you sell a superior product at a lower price? This isn't wal-mart.... There is actually more to pricing than most consumers realize; it's more of a science than an art. Pricing a "luxury or premium" product too low can actually have a reverse effect on sales because the target consumer group senses there must be a reason it's so low. I think that the JX is properly priced for the current market. Like any new model, dealers are not willing to negotiate too far from MSRP, and frankly, they don't have to. With every new product, there is the "early adopter" buyer that is willing to pay the premium price. As the newness wears off, you will see the JX selling closer to invoice.
Take the Toyoyta Sienna minivan that I bought my wife last may. When it was released 9 months earlier, they were mostly selling at MSRP. I wasn't willing to pay MSRP, so I waited. I was able to get an almost $47k minivan for $40k by waiting. There will always be a price to pay by being an early adopter.
#42 of 221 Re: JX is quite more expensive than MDX now [brifromwi]
Apr 26, 2012 (8:45 pm)
I was just posting an observation for people to think over.
However, if you work for an Infiniti dealership (sorry if I am wrong, but you sound like so), then this is not a fair discussion.
#43 of 221 Infiniti people here to get price up?
Apr 26, 2012 (9:03 pm)
There were quite a few messages here to try to create a hype for the car / price and seemingly tyring to get the price up.
I am quite bothered by this. Since this is a new model, I would not be surprised that Infiniti has people here to try to manipulate the market to get a higher selling price for the years to come.
I posted the above original message to remind people the selling price is higher than a very popular competing car that was top-rated - not that I like the other or not, neither that I do not like this car (I have not looked at one yet).
#44 of 221 Re: Infiniti people here to get price up? [spicydoc]
Apr 27, 2012 (8:30 am)
I think it is as simple as looking at a 5 year old model or a brand new car. When the Acura comes out next year, there will be similar discussions. The Acura model has basically the same technology as it did 5 years ago. The JX has 5 years of advances built in. I have a MDX and I love it - but the 2012 is the same as my 2007. You are going to get a deal on the Acura becuase it is the last year of this model. It is worth $5K for the upgrades? That is a valid discussion point. For me, it was. For others, the Acura may be a better value.
This is a message board for people to specifically discuss this car. People are here because they like or are interested in the car. In general, people are paying MSRP because that is what the market dictates and what dealers can get. I am not sure what other information you are expecting to see?