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Infiniti G37 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

sanandtonsanandton Posts: 342
OK. I'll be the first to fess up on less than stellar bargaining for the G 35. Man these things are in short supply right now. I have bought "Many" new cars in the last 8 years and rarely have paid more than invoice plus or minus $300. I live in the SE US and called dealers in Fl. GA, SC, NC and found only one built to my specs available. Needless to say they had me over a barrell.
Specs:
G35 Sterling silver, (wanted Platinum but
no one had the car built like I wanted)
Luxury leather
premium
winter
xenons
navigaition
splash guards
MSRP: 36,415.00
Final sale 35,500

Luckily, My bank has a 5% interest rate at the momnent. Pick it up today. Maybe the prices will come down as the popularity wanes a little. But now that I am an owner I hope not too far down.
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  • khl68khl68 Posts: 10
    Just bought the G35 last month and paid $32,000 (before taxes, license, registration, fees, etc), $35,000 out-the-door. Bought it from the fleet manager, other sales reps wanted MSRP which was $33,565. Just curious what other owners paid for theirs and if I paid a fair price.
    Luxury Leather, Premium, Sunroof, Desert Platinum, Xenon Lights, Wood trim package, and including $695 LoJack.
  • boomer23boomer23 Posts: 125
    Kh168, that's about $100 less than I paid in late March for the same package on a blue one. Pretty good price at this point in time.
  • mchard1mchard1 Posts: 1
    I just bought a G35 in San Diego with the following:
    Premium package
    Navigation system
    Sunroof
    Sport package
    Xenon
    Pearl White
    MSRP $35,740
    Paid: $33,700
  • leftylangleftylang Posts: 4
    Just test drove the G35 and was very impressed. Dealer in Flemington was offering $33,770 for

    Leather
    Premium
    Sport
    Winter Pkg
    Sunroof
    Xenon HL

    What do you think?
    PS- I didnt even haggle
  • realsox3realsox3 Posts: 10
    Can anyone tell me what kinda interest rate infiniti is offering? Nissan is offering 0.9%
  • khl68khl68 Posts: 10
    realsox3 - go to virtualbank.com they have the lowest auto rates I've seen so far. you're not going to get an incentive rate from Infiniti on the new G35.
  • mboxermboxer Posts: 13
    Have been researching since the G35 was announced, took 2 test drives at different dealers. Finally posted some inquiries on various auto web price sites and had a dealer email me indicating he would sell me the G35 at cost + $ 350.00. So I spoke with my Infiniti dealer whom I have leased 2 I30's in the past 6 years and he asked me to forward the email and he matched it. So I just ordered the G35 w/Leather and trunk map, plus sun roof for $ 28,409.00
  • anitafaginaanitafagina Posts: 22
    I'm shopping for a G35...I would like to get a deal like yours? which dealership? You can email me if you'd like. anitafagina69@yahoo.com

    Thx,
    Anita
  • jvalentyjvalenty Posts: 41
    Which state? I'm in SoCal. Most buyers seem to be getting the leather model for anywhere from 500 to 900 off MSRP. I think that's pretty good for a car that's in such demand. Buying at the end of the month helps if you buy one on the lot. Dealers want to make their quota. I bought the last day of the month, but ordered one to get "exactly" what I wanted. Don't compromise on what you want...you'll be sorry. Leather with the graphite interior seems to be most desirable combo, therefore will have the best resale. I generally don't like leather seats, but I like these. The seats are soft and have more of a matted, rather than shinny finish. Good luck.
  • riverrat69riverrat69 Posts: 3
    please tell me where you got such a good deal. I'm in central Florida but willing to travel to save some $$. The dealer here is stuck on MSRP and is selling all he has. Thanks for the help
  • luckyjluckyj Posts: 1
    I have bought mine week ago from North Shore Infiniti. Sales person, Mike Weitz. Tel 516 503 7652. Luxury Leather, Premium, Sunroof, Desert Platinum/Graphite, Xenon Lights, Wood trim, 2 free oil change for $31019.00 before Tax. I think this is great. I got this dealer information from other posting and got a better deal. Day of the sale even he came to my home to pick me up. I recommend him to any one.
  • bostonboybostonboy Posts: 3
    Has anyone done a lease on a G35? I am curious to know what Infiniti is targeting the residual value to be after 36 months.

    Just curious.
  • rjprjprjprjp Posts: 12
    bostonboy.. I was givena residual value of 57% on a 39 month lease and 58% on a 36 month lease.
  • htowng35htowng35 Posts: 1
    hey all,
    I was intent on buying a G35 with sport pkg, aero pkg, twilight blue,leather, and sunroof. Nothing more nothing less. The first dealer I went to told me they would trade for one with a regional dealer for me. When it arrived I found it also had a Bose system and winter pkg (nothing wrong with these options but I personally didn't want them). Of course it cost more but they also added tint, pinstripes, and gold plating running the tab to $34,500 or so MSRP. So I walked, luckily I didn't put down a deposit. They told me they would give me a discount about $1200, but it wasn't what I wanted. Then they told me I would not find anything else like it for months. Well, I drove across town to another dealer, they had G35 coming straight from Port, equipped exactly how I wanted. I paid roughly $800 off MSRP about $30,800. Not as much of a discount but I got exactly what i wanted. So my advice would be to shop around and don't settle for less or more than you want. These cars are great and are selling fast but don't buy into the "this is the only one ever" scheme.
  • My family got the Canadian Luxury Package, which is the base model we have here. It has Leather, HID light, 6 CD Changer, 17-inch 6 spoke wheels, power driver's seat, climate control...etc.

    We paid $46,050 Cdn for it include delivery charge, tax and everything. It is MSRP before tax at $38,900. Waited 3 weeks before delivery.
  • mellie1mellie1 Posts: 1
    Hi All,

    This will be my first time buying a new car by myself. My last new car (9 years ago and it was a Camry), I had someone with me who was very good at wheeling and dealing (my "then" fiance). Anyway, I've not yet bought the G35 but after seeing it just 2 days ago for the first time I'm feeling quite compelled on an emotional level to want to buy one. Until just very recently, I was thinking of just keeping my still very dependable Camry and riding it in to the ground but after seeing this G35 I was in a trance. I test drove the car and loved it but the salesman that tagged along was very aggressive and I found I didn't have the time to really pay attention and inspect the car as fully as I should. Although I had made it quite clear I was in the "looking" stage and that there were other cars I still wanted to inspect, he insisted on running a credit report on me because he "just wanted to do what he could to put me in this G35 today". Well, luckily, I didn't give in to the pressure but I am still interested. My questions and concerns are: 1. When I asked to see the invoice he wouldn't show it to me. 2. He said that these cars were moving so fast that they couldn't keep them on their lot and that their next shipment doesn't come in until August and even then that will only have 8 G35's. I told this guy that I wanted to do my homework because I didn't even know all the different trim packages available and he said they had already run out of brochures and with all his fast talking I wasn't sure what exactly the G35 came with as standard. He first said that they all came with sunroofs. Is this true? I don't mind because I do like sunroofs and would want one. However, some of the things I'd like in 1 car they didn't seem to have as they didn't have any Premium packages left. Also, is leather standard on these cars or just on the Premium?

    Anyway, I'm also looking at the Audi's, VW Passat, Nissan Altima and even the Nissan Maxima (I know that's quite a wide range there but this is purely based on looks of these cars at present and the fact they all seem to rate highly between Edmunds and Consumer Reports). But, I know that my heart really went pitty pat when I saw the G35. Since this seems to be a car that's moving quickly, is anyone in a position to haggle? Also, this salesman told me that as each new shipment came in that about 2K would be added to these cars (has anyone else heard this?). I hate dealing with car salesman and going in to a dealership as a lone woman makes me feel somewhat more vulnerable.

    If any of you could give me some good advice on how to go about getting the right trim I want (as in does that mean special order)? Also, how does one go about finding or talking to fleet managers? What's the advantage in that? Also, would I maybe be better off just going through my credit union and giving them a list of features I want and then let them find the G35 that has all the features I want? I'm in no real hurry to buy a car unless it does mean that these will just keep going up in price as the salesman told me that the few cars that are out everywhere are really just being introduced to test the market appeal and if they prove that they're very popular with the public then the price will indeed go up (which is probably true as that does sound logical).

    Anyway, sorry for all the rambling. I've been up late tonight doing research on all the cars I'm interested in and at this point am getting more and more confused.

    Hope someone will respond and give me some advice on how best to approach this and what I can do to possibly level the playing field.

    Regards,

    Mellie
  • nucar02nucar02 Posts: 15
    Ok.. I read your post and you are not alone. I am trying to buy a new car too! Let me give you my 2cents.

    1) Find the car you like first. Then haggle about price on a later date. I find it is more fun to test drive and check cars out in showrooms .. without the pressure of dealing or talking price.. If you want to know price and invoice then check edmunds out and make a printout..If salesman asks you about when you will buy. I say "when I find the car I like". This allows them to sell you a car on it's merits instead of price or discounts. After you decide on the car (in my case it is the G35!) then you can talk price.

    I also found that the salesman spoke so much during my first test drive that i couldnt even concentrate on driving the car. (I guess I should have told him to shut-up :) ... But I have driven the car several times now and finally was able to get a feel for the car. (yes I love it!)

    OK. as for the G35.. Yes it is the "hot" car of the month. Dealers are trying to create a feeling that if you don't buy now you will miss out!! This is a sales tactic. Their tactics will change every week. But if they only have 5 cars on the lot... they aren't going to give the G35 away for too much discounts. Also, I have not heard of any price increases on this model. So I doubt they will mess with it so early in the year. So sit [non-permissible content removed] .. if you have to wait untill August to get one.. IMO you should be OK.

    Also, you need to study the car a bit and go to the dealership and study the options available. This is what the dealer is supposed to help you with.. afterall they are the experts and know the features and options. They can go over each and every option in the showroom and you can decide which options you want. (Like I wanted the sports Package option - it has nicer tires and wheels) But this option may not be important to you. So choose all the add ons you want..color.. etc.

    Lastly, after you choose the exact car.. I mean the exact car and color and options.. write them down. In my case it is a Black exterior, Graphite interior, Sunroof, Premium Package and Sports Package and Navigation. MSRP around $36K

    Now call dealer and any other buying services you have access too (like credit union).. tell them exactly what you are looking for and want the best price quote on "your car" with the "options you chose"..

    Someone will want to earn your business....

    Hope this helps...! Good Luck!

    Tom
  • Let me try to help you a little...I do this for a living and women are my biggest fans for the reasons you are stating.

    First don't sign a thing or agree to a thing until the day you are ready to buy. They want your credit report so they can start profiling you...what kind of person you are.

    ALL car salespeople are not liars but for the simple reason that MANY of them are...DO NOT believe a word that one tells you. Simply take note of what they say and verify it here on the internet. Go to a search engine and punch in "G35"...you will find an endless supply of information.

    When you take a test drive and the person will not stop bugging you, ask him/her politely to be quiet. You did not go there to make a new friend...you went there to test drive a car. They should only be saying something if they are answering a question. That is supposed to be why they are with you. Not to continue profiling you and trying to 'put you in that car today'. Also if the test drive is a 2 mile drive around the block that they tell you to take, make it a longer one. Test drive the vehicles in situations and on roads that YOU will be driving, not them.

    I would advise you to use your credit union. Not so much for the prices but for the financing. You do not need a lease since you owned your last car for eight years and the warranty on an Infinity is very good and longer than average. For these reasons I would suggest financing and a credit union is almost always the best place for that. Use the information on the web to find the options you would like to have..get the invoice and MSRP for it...call your local motor vehicle dept. or tax division and find out all the taxes you will need to pay for the vehicle and add all that up.

    IT sounds a little complicated but one night on the internet with all the correct information and you can have a number figured out. The G35 is 'new' and a 'luxury' car so don't expect to get it at 'invoice' but I would not pay MSRP or anything above MSRP either. There is about 3 grand of markup in them plus their holdback (OH NO I ACTUALLY MENTIONED HOLDBACK) so if you got it for 1500 to 2000 under MSRP that would about split the profit between you and the dealership.
    Take that number..add your taxes...and write them a check. If that dealership says no go to another one. To me personally (and this is a personal choice) I would drive 500 miles to save 1000 dollars. I do it for my customers. If you buy out of state though, you will only pay for the car. You will pay for the taxes in your state so be aware of that.

    There are just a few options for the G35 so it should not be too hard for you to figure out what you would like to have on it. I have seen a lot of ones with the luxury leather and sunroof. There are only about 4-5 things you can get to have one 'fully loaded'. But that will also drive the price up 4-5000 $$$. You can go to Infinity's own website and 'build one' yourself to see all the options and then go to KBB or somewhere else to get the invoice price for those options.

    I would also suggest selling your camry yourself. I assume it is paid for and you will get more for it that way. Do your research on it also and run some ads for it. Use that money to make the first XX # of payments on your new car.

    Hope this helps a little, like I said. You already did the most important thing though...asking for advise BEFORE signing the dotted line. You're welcome to e-mail me if you have any specific questions. I start getting flamed by car dealers that surf these message threads when I try to help someone too much though..;-). Good luck...Ken
  • louish1louish1 Posts: 2
    I recommend carbuyingtips.com as a great source of information before you go into any showroom.
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