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Infiniti FX50 / FX35 Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • socalbobsocalbob Posts: 23
    This is a current deal on a 2004 FX35, pitched to me today (I bought last week, of course), but it's indicative of the desire on the part of dealers to move cars:

    2004 2WD Touring FX35 with rail crossbar, cargo area protector, splash guards... MSRP $38,215...

    INVOICE: $34,857
    offered to me today at: $34,550 +tax, title, lic ...

    Last week, I bought a 2WD FX35 with the touring and the tech package (which is so, so cool - worth every penny) and I paid $38,000.

    I also got basic Lojack - lifetime fee (dealer cost $595; they try to sell at $895 but will take $695). Few buy the Lojack with early warning, I'm told.

    Anybody buy an extended warranty on their FX35 or 45???
    The guy who went out of area to buy was smart. Anyone can do that, as all Infiniti dealers have to provide warranty service, regardless of where you buy. Sales tax can be a consideration, though.

    Lastly, thanks for your comments, esp. Steve.
  • wibblewibble Posts: 569
    "Sales tax can be a consideration, though."

    With cars, sales tax is calculated based on where you live, not where you buy the car. If I'm in Oregon and I buy a car in L.A. then I pay 0% sales tax, not 8.25%
  • socalbobsocalbob Posts: 23
    Thanks for the info. If you buy a car in Oregon (0% tax) and bring it into California (8.25%) though, I believe you have to pay the (8.25%) sales tax to California when you register your car. Anybody know for sure?

  • crikeycrikey Posts: 1,038
    You're right, you have to pay the state's sales tax upon registration. Sales tax is applied to where the vehicle is registered.

    wibble's example was flipped the other way around and wibble's right also, since Oregon has 0% sales tax.
  • capjand1capjand1 Posts: 18
    I live in upstate NY.
    we only have one Infiniti dealer here, the next one is 60 miles away, but they don't have any 03 FX's left.
    I am willing to drive 300miles, if you guys from the northeast have seen some 03FX in dealers lot, please tell me the discount and name of the dealership.

    Thanks alot.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,029
    Most states have online FAQ pages about how to pay taxes when you register a car from out of state. Usually in the motor vehicle section, but sometimes in the tax pages.

    Here's California's.

    Steve, Host
  • so_caliso_cali Posts: 64
    and title and register the car there, you keep OR plates and pay no sales tax. lots of dual resident people do this to avoid the thousands of dollars in taxes.

    if you live both places and want to eventually register your car in california, you have to wait 90 days from the date you bought it with a used vehicle and and i believe 90 days and 7500 miles on something new. they have a bunch of built in little statutory requirements to discourage out of state buying by california people trying to avoid sales tax.

    still the motivation is strong - on a 300k auto like a ferrari you're talking 24k in taxes!
  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 2,493
    Hello: South of Boston, on "The Automile" is Infinii of Norwood. I believe that they might have a few '03s left. I'm not sure of pricing, but some Infiniti dealers in the Boston area have been advertising '04s at $4-5K off MSRP (~35-36k w/premium pkg.), so I would think if they still have '03s in APRIL!, deals should be very, very good!

    '13 Jaguar XF, '11 BMW 535xi, '02 Lexus RX300

  • imascotimascot Posts: 14
    Just to confirm some of the comments made.
    I confirmed prior to my purchase in Califonia
    that there would be no sales tax.
    Funnily enough when we agreed on the pricing, the sales guy ran the numbers through the computer and the print out automatically had the sales tax shown. It's one thing knowing how much you will save in theory, but seeing it in black and white that I would pay over $3K in taxes if I lived in California and not Oregon, made me feel good about paying the $500 shipping charge :-)

    On another note: D in NJ , any deals yet ...we are all rooting for you :-)
  • d_in_njd_in_nj Posts: 23
    I rec'd a second quote of $1,000 over invoice, so I'm thinking the $300 over ($290 actually), isn't bad at all! It's a go. Woohoo!

    I've been dreaming about my new FX every night! :) I canNOT wait to pick it up. We're completing a refiance (4.75%, btw), so I didn't want to begin the car purchase until it was completed.

    Still amazed at having a positive car buying experience. Thanks so much again! I'll be back...
  • d_in_njd_in_nj Posts: 23
    I did just email dealership #2 about my $290 above invoice, so who knows....? We shall see!

    I love how much less stress I'm feeling & yet I still get to buy the car I really want! *lol*
  • capjand1capjand1 Posts: 18
    Thanks, I will be contacting them about the FX's
  • d_in_njd_in_nj Posts: 23
    Now dealer #2 has offered me $150 over invoice for the same car that they have in stock! I did place a $500 deposit at dealer #1, so **headache**. Dealer #2 is about an hour away, but we'll head down there today.
  • d_in_njd_in_nj Posts: 23
    Fees from each dealership (after some back & forth) = same price from both. Dealership #2 really busted their butt for me, so we're heading down there in TWO hours to bring my baby home. I can barely sit still! :)

    Now, you may congratulate me on my Black Obsidian-Graphite Touring 2004 FX35 with Cargo net, Roof Rails, and Splash Guards ($150 over invoice!). She's already on my insurance.

    happy, happy, joy, joy!
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,029

    Steve, Host
  • clpurnellclpurnell Posts: 1,087
    Enjoy the ride!
  • imascotimascot Posts: 14
    Welcome to the club...
    Enjoy the ride .... Watch out when you put your foot on the pedal's deceiving as to the speed you are doing.... but you also know the car is just bustin' for you to put the foot to the floor...what a dillema :-)
  • jgq1jgq1 Posts: 11
    Congrats and have fun with the car,,, we were all pulling for you. You are a true fan of the FX, and will be a good representative owner:)
  • d_in_njd_in_nj Posts: 23
    It was just wonderful driving her home! & all told, I saved $5! :)

    Unfortunately, it looks like rain today, so I guess I'll just be sitting in the garage playing with buttons.

    Does anyone know where to get velvet ropes to use in parking lots? I'm thinking people should stay, oh, five feet back! ;)
  • jpiatchekjpiatchek Posts: 177
    How about a junk-yard-dog instead of the velvet ropes? LOL
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