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Nissan 350Z Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • can anyone give me feedback on what would be the best price to pay for a '04 350Z Performance model. I am looking for one but don't know what price I should negotiate the dealer with. thanks
  • kslim1kslim1 Posts: 3
    I just bought the standard edition Silverstone 350Z 2004 model and to me it's better then the track model because the leather wrapped steering wheel is more comfortable. It looks the same and has 17" rims and 11 1/2 inch brakes versus 12 inch Brembo brakes and 18 inch rims on the track. Big whoopie.I got it for $27,000 with extended warranty,GAP insurance,and permaplate out the door for $32,000. I also get lifetime car washes and a slew of coupons for extended services.Elkgrove Nissan in Elkgrove California was great.
  • kslim1kslim1 Posts: 3
    I was told that less 350Z's were made this year than even the Porsche 911 carreras to keep the interest high over the years and keep their value high. Has anyone else heard this????
  • I haven't heard that from Nissan, but yes if they don't sell a lot of 350Zs the resale value will remain high. I thought Nissan was going to sell like 30K in the beginning, but looks more like around 20K now. Face it you can go and find plenty of RX-8s and Crossfires, but not a lot of 350Zs at a Nissan dealer. In a way, I like it if they keep it a low selling to keep the 350Z more interesting, but it also makes it harder for me to find the perfect Z this fall when I am in the market for a car.
  • zzz350zzz350 Posts: 44
    I was at a Mazda dealership last weekend and they must have at least 40 Rx8s on the lot. Dealer says he just can't get rid of them. This was a very small dealership and at least half of their inventory was RX8s. Then I went by the dealership that I bought my 350Z from and they only have 2 on their lot.
  • dklaneckydklanecky Posts: 559
    Seem to be doing well so far this year, 8,143 units January-March.

    I bet they're closer to 35,000 by year end than 25,000.

    http://nissannews.com/

    Most dealers around me have 4-5 on the lot, maintaining some exclusivity, certainly more than the RX8 which must have had 30 at my local dealer.
  • jerrymjerrym Posts: 1
    I just bought an Enthusiast Roadster for $500 under list. I wanted cloth seats and automatic. was told that there were only three in the midwest (the region that includes chicago.

    Love the car. sorry to hear about the tire and paint problems, hope nissan steps up and makes things right.
  • Can anyone tell me how long it might take to order a 350Z Touring coupe from Nissan? If you did how did the deal go pay sticker or under? Thanks Frans
  • adamsladadamslad Posts: 2
    I guess I was lucky. They had the exact model Z I was looking for on the lot of a sort-of local dealer, DCH Freehold Nissan, in Freehold, NJ. I got my MY 2004 Super Black 6 speed Touring coupe, with all options, including Navigation on the last day of November 2003.

    I wound up paying about $2500 off of MSRP. They had originally quoted me just under invoice in an email from their Internet manager. They claimed it was an error, and they don't sell the car for under invoice, as there were no incentives on it.

    Well, I was more than a little peeved about them not honoring their original quote, which got me down to their dealership in the first place, but overall I feel like I still got a pretty good deal on the car.

    By the way, I have about 4300 miles on the car and so far (knock on wood) the tires are not exhibiting any "feathering," or uneven wear, but I do have a few tiny chips in the paint. I really only notice them when I'm washing or waxing the car. Otherwise, it's an awesome car!
  • I am interested in getting the 350z base model. I test drove the other day and told the salesman I did not want to pay over 25k for this model. He said it was highly possible to get the price I wanted. Is 25k (sans TTL) a good price? How low do you think they will go? Also how much is TTL for this car (in Texas)? And when do 2005 models come into the dealership? Thanks.
  • Hi all I just ordered a 350Z 2004 Daytona Blue Touring 5-sp auto with dark leather last Sat. I got 700 of MRSP and should get it around late Aug. Can't wait till then. Since blue was hard to find around here had to order it.
  • mikebkmikebk Posts: 2
    This week I bought a 2004 Enthusiast Roadster from Sheehy Nissan in Waldorf, Md. Price was slightly less than MSRP at $35,790. Options included floor mats, convenience net, aluminum kickplates and splash guards. Plus, the dealership included a Silencer security system at no charge (it requires an extra "key," so even if a thief somehow manages to get a coded Nissan key, he still can't start the vehicle. I thought I could use all the help I could get in protecting my new Roadster). They usually sell it for $429. From the test drive to delivery, it was a painless experience.
  • tke337tke337 Posts: 1
    Yeah I just bought my 350Z Base model from Bankston nissan in Lewisville TX. The TTL was around 1100.00. I got the car for about 500 below invoice but I had a Ford Explorer sport Track (Never get one they suck!) that I had to trade in. I am looking for some after market Shifting knobs, does anyone know any websites that may carry these? I found 1 or 2 but there were about3 different designs and thats it! I read about the tire problem before I bought my Z, so I purchased the Tire warranty product that they sell. Only 3.00 extra per month. Better then blowing out a tire and having to pay for it out of my own pocket. Oh yeah, whats up with Nissan collecting a montsh payment up front? That sucked and of course they don't tell you that when they say you can get the option of no money down! Shifty Sales guys.
  • fish8fish8 Posts: 2,282
    Tire warranty Product? A blown tire will be the least of your worries if your Z is plagued with the alignment problem prevalent with 2003 and '04 Z's. My Father just got his Z re purchased by Nissan because of this non fixable issue. Good Luck!!
  • brett3brett3 Posts: 3
    I bought my 350z redline, touring with navigation, flaps, matts, side airbags, and all other carpets for $35,399.. About $1k above kelly TMV. Supply is very low in the area and demand is high. I don't really car though because I love the car. Dealer: Quirk Nissan in Quincy MA. They were good: but like I said the above and think my trade was worth $500 more. No big deal!
  • earlfargisearlfargis Posts: 16
    They sold just under 20,000 units in 2003 according to your link. YTD sales are down 14.2% through June. The good news for Nissan is the last time I checked their site they were down 17.5% (through April sales) so maybe there's some upward momentum but its hard to see how they will reach 20,000 units in 2004, much less 35,000. Especially considering the 2005 300HP Mustang GT debuts this fall which many auto analysts expect to be a home run for Ford.

    Actually, I consider this good news. Nissan dealers should deal. In my area, $1,500+ "market adjustment" stickers are still out there but yesterday I got a $1,100 off MSRP email quote from a local dealer for a $29,300 (list) Enthusiast model. A couple hundred lower than the edmunds.com total market value for my zip. No great bargain but a fair offer, IMHO.

    What is worrying me less than the monthly payments is the cost of ownership after reading the forum on 350Z problems. I'm not looking forward to replacing the crappy audio system and yearly (or more frequent) replacement of high-priced performance tires.
  • dklaneckydklanecky Posts: 559
    http://nissannews.com/

    Looks like they've currently sold (thru June, 6 months) 16,839 this year and 19,503 in the same 6 months in 2003.

    The prices are coming down (check CarMax.com) with prices anywhere from $1,800 to $2,400 off MSRP which equates to as little as $240 over invoice.

    It will be interesting to see what the new Mustang offers and what the fianl pricing will be when it hits the dealers.
  • earlfargisearlfargis Posts: 16
    When do the 2005s come in? This response will probably be too late to help you but here goes....

    Dealer orders for new Zs starting earlier this month are for the '05s. So you could order one today. 60-90 days delivery.
  • smazzy4smazzy4 Posts: 16
    Is $1600 off MSRP on a touring roadster a decent deal? I'm looking at one in San Antonio Tx.

    Thx in advance.
  • You had better go get that roadster quickly!!!!!
  • mateenmateen Posts: 1
    After looking through all the inventory in Los Angeles I finally found one car with Liquid aluminum paint and burn orange leather interior.
    The car was in storage still wrapped in plastic at Universal City Nissan
    The salesman asked me to drive it back to the dealership. I knew right then that this car was mine. When we got back to the dealership all the salepeople kept looking at the car saying they had never seen a Z like that one.

    Anyway I got a Touring Z with navigation and auto for $36,000. Edmonds had recommended a price of $35,700 and the dealer wanted $37,000 for the longest time. I've never been so excited about a new car!!!
  • jaquinojaquino Posts: 90
    Congratulations! I was pretty excited too when I got my car last December. Looks like you got all the bells and whistles.
  • smazzy4smazzy4 Posts: 16
    just got my '04 touring roadster, silverstone, orange/black seats, 18" wheels, kickplates and mats for $36,441 or a $1000 over invoice.
  • jaquinojaquino Posts: 90
    Congrats!

    That is amazing, I guess they are discounting on the roadsters now. Back in December of last year you were lucky to get one at MSRP.
  • vinnynyvinnyny Posts: 780
    I just got an end-of-month only offer for a 2004 350Z Roadster and I'm not sure if I should take it: $1,000 over invoice. I've seen people paying $1k over on this board, but is that still a good price this late in the model year? Thanks for your opinion...
  • I think you can prolly do better-I originally got $700 over invoice but they worked real hard to get me what I wanted so I consented to the $1000 over.
  • vinnynyvinnyny Posts: 780
    Thanks smazzy. I actually threatened to walk and they came down to $500 over plus $50 doc fee. The only thing holding me back is the rumors about a more powerful 2005 model.
  • Mossy Nissan in Houston is only willing to knock $400-$500 off MSRP for an '04 Performance Coupe. I had a chat with my salesguy, and we even logged onto Edmunds so I could show him the TMV. He told me (with a straight face) that they had never discounted a Z more that $400 off MSRP. To add insult to injury, they offered me an insultingly small amount for my immaculate trade. Looks like no Z for me!
  • vinnynyvinnyny Posts: 780
    Go somewhere else. I ordered the last 350z Roadster (6-speed, Enthusiast) in AZ and CA for $2,140 under MSRP. No dealer add-ons, no BS. Coupes were going for even bigger discounts. If you have to, buy the car on-line and have it shipped. It will cost you less and you may save on sales tax too.

    Good luck!
  • iancianc Posts: 3
    can you or anyone let me know which dealership in LA area?
    I am currently looking for a Z and try to work hard to get a great deal.

    Thanks,
    Ian
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