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Infiniti G37 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • newg36newg36 Posts: 7
    I have been looking for a G35 in Houston last couple of months. Dealers are not talking anything below MSRP. They will through in couple of extras like tint, wheel locks, etc. From the posts it is clear that people are getting deals at $500 to $1000 above invoice.
    Anybody in Houston at these prices?
    Last Friday, I talked to a dealer here and mentioned about how some members on the forum have purchased at these prices elsewhere in other states. He says they are lying! No body is selling below MSRP in the country. I questioned on the motive for someone to lie about it...

    We have four dealerships in Houston and I know two are owned by the same. Lack of competition?
  • skurnyskurny Posts: 8
    well I could swear on the lives of my two children but then again how do you know I have any kids.... :) I honestly paid $1000 over invoice, 07 sedan, premium, navigation and tire package. No reason to lie, nothing to gain.
  • fabian43fabian43 Posts: 4
    I called Infiniti of Riverside and told them if they would match the deal Skurny recieved at Infiniti of South Bay. The guy on the phone told me that Skurney was lying and that nobody in the country would sell below msrp. He also said that the sales rep was probably fired...I then told him that the GM is the one who made the sale. He promptly laughed at me. He just seemed to be real rude...like he knows he has the power and he couldnt care less about making a deal. Its kind of frustrating. Im happy for people who actually get great deals but it seems like all of the stars have to align for it to happen. I tried calling Tony Zieman at Infiniti of South Bay but he hasnt returned my call yet.
  • triple_7triple_7 Posts: 63
    Hey newg36, if you got some free time, take a look at past post. maybe around nov. or dec., but I remenber reading as a few people were commenting about the bad service from the hoston area. one post included a detailed account of their conversations with one of the dealers in that area.
  • I just bought a 2007 G35 Sport Automatic, Platinum Graphite, with Prem pack, splash guards, cargo net.

    Selling Price was 33897
    OTD 36900

    It was bought in Northern CA.
  • zugislandzugisland Posts: 21
    My Here is the deal I just closed on ... g35x with premium package msrp 36900..i received 24500 for my trade which was 1000 below my original cost on a vehicle which i bought 6 months ago and drove for 14k. The best deal i could find on the same vehicle was around 2k below msrp w/o trade but the same dealer would only give me 18 k for my trade ..another dealer wanted my trade plus 20k OTD so I finally got the G 4 13300 plus tire and wheel protection safeguard theft and wheel locks with all weather floor mats for that price - roughly 7k difference from the other 2 dealers i contacted ...the dealer i purchased it from was 300 miles from me but 7 grand was well worth the drive down..plus the sales woman was outstanding and the dealership was very professional...i am from the midwest and would give anyone the referral of this saleswoman who was a pleasure to deal with...and worked for a price which i thought was a great deal for me!
  • dalixmandalixman Posts: 5
    I bought the same car without the splash or cargo in Marin and got similar pricing. Bought 15 minutes after returning from the test drive. I had the VPP pricing plan D, they printed out the price sheet, I test drove the car, gave them a check and return 2 hours later to sign all the papers and pickup the car. It was easier than buying a TV.
  • imkramerimkramer Posts: 26
    Just ordered a Platinum Graphite w/ Graphite interior G35 Journey w/ Premium Pkg, Mud Guards and Cargo Net. Had to order because it's impossible right now to find a Journey in my color combo in my area without the Tire & Wheel Pkg (which I don't want).

    Here's my deal:

    $32,214 Invoice of Journey, Prem Pkg, Mud Gds, Cargo Net
    $499 Document Fee (aka dealer profit)
    $465 Admitted Dealer Profit
    $21 Tag Fee
    $2322 Tax at 7%
    ------
    $35,521 Out-the-door

    Seems like a half way decent deal on both sides considering that in order to get a G outfitted to my specifications, the dealer had to request the car be redirected. It was scheduled to go to another dealer in another state once it arrives on our shores in three weeks. Dealer makes about $1285 profit ($499 + $465 + approx $320 Holdback at 1%).

    Love the car. Only thing I might change would be to give up a few horses for better miles per gallon. I'm sure I'll forget about that once I'm cruising behind that wheel. What a sweet ride.

    Giddyup!!! :shades:
  • gee3fivegee3five Posts: 2
    I just signed a deal at a NY dealership and drove off with a 2007 G35x (AWD) Sedan w/ moonroof (but NOT premium package) for 39 months, 10k miles/year:
    $2669 out of pocket (bank fee, 1st mo. payment, tax, title and registration, security deposit WAIVED)
    $439/mo (based on selling price/gross cap cost of $34,134)

    I am pretty sure I got a really good deal but I would like some opinions...thnx
  • sportsfansportsfan Posts: 27
    sounds like infiniti of manhattan. hope you enjoy your ride!

    i don't want to rain on your parade, but why wouldn't they lease a g35x with a premium pack at that price?
  • scottm123scottm123 Posts: 1,501
    Okay, the dealers are not budging on any G with the Tech package, cause they're selling like hotcakes.
    I offered Invoice, they met me halfway... right in the middle, between Invoice and MSRP.

    G35x w/ Prem/Nav/Tech
    Wood Trim
    Splash Guards
    Wheel Locks
    Trunk Cargo Net
    3M Protective File (Front End, Mirrors, Door Handle Cups - $695-)

    Total it all up, offer is $39,548 +TTL

    Only thing that stinks is the fact that I have to either settle for a car from another dealership (swap stock) or order my car from the factory.
    Factory wait is 6 weeks
    Car from another dealer may have 300 miles on it.

    I want a car with less than 20 miles on it,so the wait is on.
    Does this sound like a solid deal?
  • sprinkler13sprinkler13 Posts: 436
    I wouldn't take that offer if you are ordering a car. At worst I'd pay 1k over invoice to order one. And as for one with 300 miles...it's not that much, but personally I'd be thinking that those were test drive miles and we all know what happens on the test drive :) Either way, I'd push for more off the cap cost and be prepared to walk. If you can wait the 6 weeks to order, you can probably wait until the end of this month or next even to make a good deal for a car on the lot. Just my opinion though.
  • scottm123scottm123 Posts: 1,501
    Invoice on the car is $37,103.
    My price is $39,548.
    Subtract the price of the 3M Film install and I come up with $38,853.
    Subtract the invoice price from that and I see that I am $1,055 over invoice.

    So, sounds like a good deal then?

    As for the 300 miles, that was just a number I threw out there.
    Basically, if he finds the car at another dealer, he can pull a dealer swap and bring mine in... but they are driving it in and will not flatbed it.
    That means that the first miles will be by the dealer's errand boy... I think not.
    Call me silly, but that's an exposed nerve for me.

    Anywho... $1,055 over invoice sounds good?
  • kennstewkennstew Posts: 1
    I'll be buying a G35 in the philly area and am wondering if anyone can provide preferred dealerships or buying experiences through Costco. thanks. :)
  • scottm123scottm123 Posts: 1,501
    I accepted the deal...
    $1055 over invoice.

    Salesguy called and told me they have one coming in for the week of March 30, exactly the way I wanted it.
    I couldn't pass it up.

    Blue Slate on Graphite
    Wood Trim
    Prem/Nav/Tech
    Splash Guards
    Cargo Net
    Wheel Locks
    3M Film on front end, Mirrors and Door Handle Cups.

    Can't wait!!!
  • sprinkler13sprinkler13 Posts: 436
    sounds good...1k over invoice is good IMO...not what I had to pay ;) but I was on a VPP plan. As long as you are happy that is all that matters! Congrats. Enjoy the new ride.
  • sprinkler13sprinkler13 Posts: 436
    According to your math you are actually 1750 over invoice, not including the 695 for the 3M film. Now, if this amount includes the standard $595 dealer fee then it's closer to the 1k over invoice, but if they add amount that into your closing costs, you are really paying 1700 over invoice PLUS you are likely overpaying for the 3M which is additional dealer profit...just something to look out for before signing on the dotted line. Best of luck to you!
  • scottm123scottm123 Posts: 1,501
    I'm definitely over-paying for the 3M.. I think $695- is highway robbery, but it is being done right at the dealer, by the dealer itself.
    I am currently shopping around for a better deal locally, since the car is 2 weeks away anyway.... but it would be just my luck to catch a puck mark on the way home from the dealer, if I choose not to get it through them.
    It just be worth the extra just having it done right the first time, right at the dealer. :confuse:

    I do think that if I waited a bit longer and played the numerous dealership game, I could definitely land a better deal, but the fact of the matter is that these G35x with the tech package and wood trim all seem to be sold before they ever come in, and ordering it leaves me paying MSRP, or very close to it.
    Once you add the tech pack, they won't budge on price.

    After haggling for an hour, the sales manager finally agreed to meet me halfway between MSRP and Invoice, and then found me a car with less than 10 miles, for only a 2 week wait.
    First time I did the math, it was 1055, but I think I got mixed up with the 3M... 1700 is right in the middle of MSRP/Invoice and is the price I'm paying.

    All I know is that it still looks good on paper.
    Car, 3M film, Tax, Title, Reg Fees, Dest, Car... all still under $40K and under what Edmunds says I should be paying for the car alone.
    So, yeah,, I'm still happy. :D
  • sprinkler13sprinkler13 Posts: 436
    "So, yeah,, I'm still happy. "

    ....and ultimately...THAT is all that matters...it is YOUR 40k not mine ;) Make sure you get all the closing fees upfront as well so that you can make sure there is nothing else hidden in the TTL portion of the cost and you won't be surprised by anything on signing day. Congrats!
  • rob7208rob7208 Posts: 3
    Anyone have any feedback to offer, positive or negative, about their sales experience with Infiniti of Nashville and their Internet sales manager? I'm considering buying there and will have to travel so I want to know if they try to play games on delivery day before I commit...

    Also, any advice on successfully dodging the splash guard / cargo net add-ons that every dealer seems to want to force on you?
  • I'll second what scottm is saying about wood trim and the tech package. Tough to find. Anybody else have the dealer try to get you to split the finder fees for "locating" your ideal car? $400 to have a car driven across a city? $800 to have it delivered on a flatbed? Crazy!
  • zugislandzugisland Posts: 21
    guys you can find authorized installers on the 3m website...i checked the installer my dealer was using and he wasnt even an outhorized ( trained installer)..i found a few and you should be able to get the hood fender and mirror with door cutouts fro around 320 installed...dealer is makring up 100% oplus make sure there installer is certified by 3m i did my g35 and am happy with it so far
  • scottm123scottm123 Posts: 1,501
    I went through the 3M website and found 2 certified installers within acceptable driving distance.
    Both are less than $50 cheaper than the dealer.

    One installer said that Infiniti dealers claim to use 3M but actually use Avery Dennison products, which yellow over time.

    My dealer in Warwick, RI is a certified 3M installer, so I think I'll play it safe and just have it done there.

    It looks like the $695 kit just covers the fenders, mirrors and hood.
    The Bumper kit looks to be separate and almost just as expensive.
    I have an email in to my dealer to get pricing now.
    He said he would get me in touch with the shop next week, but other installers have appointments 3 weeks out so I need the info now.

    $320 installed is amazing.
    The kit alone is $299.95

    3M certified installers get their kits through X-Pel
  • scottm123scottm123 Posts: 1,501
    Sorry, I had the link wrong...
    It's X-Pel
    :blush:
  • cyrus2cyrus2 Posts: 3
    Imkramer, Great deal, My wife drives a G35 sedan and loves it, I'n now looking for G35 coupe for me. What dealer did you use.

    Thanks Cyrus2
  • triple_7triple_7 Posts: 63
    Take a look at what Jeff the tip guy says about buying from dealer A when the car is at dealer B
    a really informative web site about making a deal for a new car.
    carbuyingtips.com
    click on buying a new car and avoiding dealer scams
  • triple_7triple_7 Posts: 63
    I got my Folder ready and looking to make the best deal I can real soon. The more informed one is the better chance they have negotiating
  • imkramerimkramer Posts: 26
    The dealer is in Atlanta, GA. Would rather not say the name until I take delivery.
  • bpg1234bpg1234 Posts: 2
    Need some member perspectives on pricing for G35X with:

    - Prem and Nav packages
    - Splash Guards
    - Cargo Net

    for $35,930 ($200 above invoice) with hand-painted pinstripe and wheel locks included into price.

    Deal or No Deal?
  • rob_g35rob_g35 Posts: 4
    Scottsdale Infiniti were the only dealer in Arizona with my car that i wanted in stock. Platinium Graphite, with stone leather.

    G35 Sport Sedan AT sport plus premium package. In addition to addtional fluff like splash guards, wheel locks, cargo net and paint protection.

    I went in at 500 over invoice. with my invoice being 33488 including destination. but the dealer was claiming this should be 33648.
    Anyway total price excluding tax title plates was 34284.

    It was a deal for me as it was the only stock car at the spec i wanted in Arizona although it did have 80 miles it.
    Also i was in and out in 4 hours. Plus i had to do the walk out to get the 369 doc fee down to 90, included in my final price above.
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