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Nissan Frontier

tinatina Posts: 1
edited March 23 in Nissan
I am interested in the new Nissan Frontier Crew
Cab, but am having difficulty getting the dealer
invoice price from anyone. It's a 2000 model. The
dealers aren't wanting to budge from MRSP. Anyone
having better luck or have any comments about the
Crew Cab? Thanks
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Comments

  • plymouth1plymouth1 Posts: 14
    I emailed the Edmunds editor to find out when they will have the info. Will post if I get a response. I am also interested in it, but will not pay more than $100 over invoice. The dealer will get 3.5% back from Nissan and that's plenty. If they try to get sticker they will have a lot of them sitting on the lots. With Ford and Dodge versions due soon it won't pay for them to think they have the market cornered.
  • TakaTaka Posts: 4
    Check the Nissan Truck topic in this forum. They have few discussions about the Frontier Crew Cab you're interested in.

    Also check www.msn.carpoint for the invoice price of crew cabs.
  • TakaTaka Posts: 4
    Ooops. Wrong internet address. Here's the correct one.

    http://carpoint.msn.com/
  • cncmancncman Posts: 487
    Just to let everyone know, it will be some time before discounts will be available on the crew cab, it is one of if not the hottest truck on the market and availability is low. Crew cab frontiers are being sold at auctions for over MSRP similar to what happened to the beetle. And with so many people coming into the dealerships wanting to buy them and putting down deposits for future deliveries, I don't see any motivation for a dealer to discount the crew cab. Maybe in the next 30-60 days after the ones who have to have it have bought theirs and availability starts to increase you may be able to get some discounts, but I doubt
    they will be giving them away.
  • plymouth1plymouth1 Posts: 14
    The Edmunds editor says they will have the pricing on the site in a few weeks.
  • The bed is extremely small on this truck and the room in the back leaves something to be desired.
    the room in the back is really not much more than a extra cab truck.
  • cappy4103cappy4103 Posts: 48
    I went to the dealer today and checked out the crew cab. It had an MSRP of $23,100. It was fully equipped but had a 5 speed transmission. A full-sized male cannot sit in the rear seat and access to the rear seating is difficult for an adult with the "smaller than normal" size rear doors. Rear seating seems too low for a smaller adult as well, as your knees are above your waist. A lot of room for the kids though, with front facing rear seats rather than the side facing jump seats!
  • ezbuzzsawezbuzzsaw Posts: 2
    I drove it loved it and I want it.But a 6% to 7% margin won't get me to the table to buy it. The dealer won't budge and I wont either. I only want $1000.00 off and they wont even talk, and thats with 3 on the lot, for a week now,yes the same 3 trucks for a week. I have waited for this truck in the US for 15 years and now it might as well be made of gold! Well may be next year???
  • I've compared the Crew Cab to the Tacoma King cab and although the Crew rear seat is barely adequate for an adult it is roomy compared to the Tacoma. I wouldn't want to ride down the block in the Tacoma but could live with a longer ride in the Crew. In a short test ride I was also impressed with the Frontier. I haven't gotten to talking price yet but the above comments don't make me feel optimistic. It sounds like its too early to try and make a deal but it won't get better as people see the truck and as the TV commercials get wide spread.
  • kjtgkjtg Posts: 49
    I don't know, the price may come down fast. they keep getting crew cabs here. I don't think they have sold one yet.
  • plymouth1plymouth1 Posts: 14
    Our dealer still has theirs also. Ford and Dodge crew cabs are here or coming soon. The prices will come down then I'll go shop.
  • rmk101rmk101 Posts: 1
    Just got back from Central America where every Japanese manufacturer has a crew cab 4wd. All have roomier back seats than the USA version of the Nissan. What gives? I too have been waiting for years to get here what it seems the rest of the world can have- A true crew cab in a compact truck. If this Frontier does sell well maybe the others will bring theirs in. (The Toyota and Mitsubishi have especially nice back seats)
  • travismltravisml Posts: 10
    I just returned from a Nissan dealership here in Austin. SE model crew cab, two wheel drive, with automatic (no cd player) stickered at 20,000. It was 19,500 but they tacked on 500 bucks for pinstriping!!
  • dmgenddmgend Posts: 1
    I just purchased a SE Crew Cab 4 X 4, automatic, bed liner, floor mats for $22,090. MSRP is $24,211. Invoice was $22,051.
  • lowzonelowzone Posts: 1
    i just visited 4 nissan dealerships,a 2wd SE 5spd with power package list for $20,077. i'm 6 feet tall and my weight is 225, i was alittle cramp in the crew cabs back seat and had a difficult time getting out (my feet hit the door pillar). although its alot better then my 1990 Isuzu spacecab, but i wont be sitting in the rear seat anytime soon,my kids will be. the truck runs great and has plenty of power. im waiting for the HYPE to go down alittle and try to get it for $19,000. wish me luck
  • leewleew Posts: 32
    What packages did you get with that SE?
  • colimoncolimon Posts: 1
    Patience is the name of the game. All cars demand a premium when introduced. But just like the Miata, N-beetle, Boxter, Lexus Coupe, Range Rover-Discovery and so on. Eventually the availability will exceed the demand. It will then become a buyer's market. Don't panic. I know it's hard not being the first on the block to have the newest model.
    Also, a draw-back to buying the first release is that you might not get some of the neater options. For example, one year later, the New-Beetle is now available with a factory turbo, rear spoiler and an improved interior, for less money due to the saturation of the initial demand of the marketplace.

    Remember, PATIENCE!!! If you can. Let those who insist on being first pay more, for less. You'll be happier for it.
  • jtollisonjtollison Posts: 3
    Does anyone know when/if Ford is coming with a crewcab Ranger?
  • jtollisonjtollison Posts: 3
    Does anyone know when/if Ford is coming with a crewcab Ranger?
  • mitchbomitchbo Posts: 1
    Hi lowzone, I'm also an '90 Isuzu Spacecab owner that is looking to make the switch to a CrewCab. I have gotten a much better quote ($22,431 down to $19,500)on a '99 Amigo 2wd hardtop automatic with the PEP (premium) package, which is very close in invoice price to a 2wd SE CrewCab with the Power and SE Sport packages and automatic. Both vehicles are similarly equipped with the exception of no cruise on the Amigo but no locking differential on the CrewCab. But even with the extremely low gas mileage and open rear differential, I still want the Frontier as it is more refined than the Amigo. Engine, although less peak power at 170 hp. than the Isuzu, actually sounds stronger and pulls more solidly that the 205 hp Amigo. And the Frontier interior wins hands down over what Isuzu is currently offering. The first Nissan dealer that I have dealt with came down from MSRP of $22,367 to a little over $21,000 when I took my first whack at the black SE CrewCab that I want. I'm not biting yet, and will probably take another shot next weekend. By the way, I'm not really considering a manual trans because of what seems to me to be an extremely long reach to the shift lever. I wonder why they chose to put the low range lever, or storage tray on the 2wd, to left of the gearshift, which puts the gearshift waaaayyy over to the right?
  • 1greg1greg Posts: 40
    I haven't seen anything on a Ford Ranger CC, but I remember one of the auto shows had 2 different crew cabs for ford. One was based on the F-150 with a very short bed and one was based on the Exlporer with a very short bed. The pictures I saw were on one of the car shows Edmunds had pictures of.

    Greg Hoppes
  • 65ernie65ernie Posts: 4
    Ford's new crewcab PK isn't going to be called a Ranger, it's going to be called the Explorer Sport Trac or something like that. (The Explorer and the Ranger are built off the same platform.) The crew cab PK is due in late 2000 or early 2001. It's basically an Explorer, but instead of the cargo area, it'll have a short bed. Speaking of the bed, Ford is installing a plastic bed in this and in their new full sized PK's. Their supplier has found a really nice material. It won't rust, won't need a bedliner, it's a lot lighter, and it won't "drum" like a steel bed can. The 4x4 version is going to have the 4.0 liter engine. I think the 2x4 will have the 3.0 liter.
  • garthrgarthr Posts: 11
    I found Kelly Blue Book (kbb.com) has the 2000 prices for the Nissan 4dr p/u. This may be an excellent site for many things,but when it comes to pricing,KBB is %100 accurate and complete.They list every package and option. When I bought my '99F150,there were items I ordered even the dealer wasn't aware of,but KBB was. Sorry Edmunds for the plug,but we consumers want to know everything!
  • cct5378cct5378 Posts: 8
    I went to the dealer yesterday and saw the new crew cab nissan p/u. I want it. I am graduating college soon and have to buy a new car. I hate the fact that I have little choice but to buy within the next month or two. I looked at the other compact king cab p/u's I have to say the nissan crew has the most comfortable interior of any that I looked at. Including fourrunners and explorers. I want to stay with the japanese makers for reliabilty. Has anyone heard how nissan is doing that department the last few years. Also I would like to increase the tire size in the crew if I get one. Does any one know a good size that would make the tire taller and a little wider ( just slightly past the wheel fenders. I also hate the carbon fiber trim on the tailgate and the logos. Can I remove these things easily or sub with something else
  • leewleew Posts: 32
    All the dealerships in my area (Portland OR) seem to be totally devoid of any 4WD crew cabs. I did find one but the salesman that I spoke to on the phone said that there wasn't a chance at getting it below MSRP. Has anybody else experienced this? I wonder if Nissan is holding on to the 4WD models until the July 4th sales. Though that does me no good until the dealers are ready to deal. At the moment that want way more than those trucks are worth.
  • cct5378cct5378 Posts: 8
    There is only one 4wd at our local dealership. It is an XE model. I think this one was somewhere around twenty. It was the standard, and I am not sure what packages it came with.
    i know I like the stainless trim on the XE alot better. Ihopethe prices come down after the 4th. Has anyone heard about my tire and c/fiber trimproblem yet? I know I don't want to break the 20k mark so I might have to settle on the 2wd version. Any suggestions
  • chellchell Posts: 1
    We just bought a 2000 Frontier crewcab, paid $28000 Canadian for the 4X2 SE,love it! 2 on the lot in Saskatoon SK. Canada. Three people tried to buy it while we were dealing! CD player,sunroof,and 16 inch tires included. Very sturdy truck , awesome on gravel, but won't be doing much gravel driving for awhile, it looks so nice. Enjoyed the treatment I got at the dealership as well, Oakwood Nissan ,Saskatoon SK.
    Canada. Only drawback is the tilt steering mechanism, find it sticks. Keep you posted !
  • Down here in San Antonio, one lot told me that their selling theirs at MSRP. They had a XE, 2wd, with the power package and bigger tires for around 21K. MSRP? Get real, you gotta wait a few months. Question for someone...is the standard ground clearance the same as a 4wd? The one on the lot was taler than the normal 2wd. But, Edmunds claims standard clearance is 7in, the same as a normal 2wd. Also, how does the V6 engine compare to the 150hp ford ranger?
  • cct5378cct5378 Posts: 8
    The 2wd has the same clearance as the 4wd, but there are two different tire sizes. 15" and 16", and the 4wd drive may have a heavier suspension. Or the the nerf bar may make one look lower to the ground. No [non-permissible content removed]! on the MSRP. They will probably have that 2wd for a long time if they don't drop below MSRP. 21K is what I think a 4wd se with lots of packages is worth.
  • shaniafanshaniafan Posts: 2
    Saw the Crewcab at Miller Nissan in Van Nuys.
    No 4WD models. And they wouldn't budge on the
    MSRP. Added the usual highly overpriced and
    useless items, pin stripes, paint protectant, etc. I will wait as long as it takes for the
    prices to come down, or I'll buy something
    else. Discipline, fellas, discipline.
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