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Nissan Titan Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • bowke28bowke28 Posts: 2,185
    the truck wont be for sale till december 1st...dealers arent allowed to show, advertise, or sell them till then.
  • tonortonor Posts: 3
    They wont have em in till the 8th in San Jose CA. if then.
  • Mine will be in Friday and paid 28523 just five hundred over invoice... Titan King Cab SE 4X4 with Off road package,Utility package, and Rockford Fosgate package. MSRP was 31050
  • triattriat Posts: 121
    Dealers here are taking deposits and selling Titans off of shipping invoices. In pickup country, Nissan so far is making waves. My dealer sold the 1st 4 Titans before delivery last week, as well as the next 10 due this week.

    I've shopped around, dealers here either selling over MSRP, or they state MSRP but have required "Dealer Pkgs".

    I lost $1500 on 7mo/5K miles trade-in(not too bad) and got the Titan $300 under MSRP. My CC,SE,Popular package,Utility package should be in this week. The dealer has 3 more Titan buyers after me with Tundra's.

    The salesman scribbled some figures with total $30,850. I asked about $895 number? This is front windows tint & seal package we put on every vehicle. I said not on mine. I can get tint $200 all windows and couple $5 cans fabric sealant myself. The $295 was "dealer prep". I advised I could pull off the shipping plastics and wash the truck myself. We settled $100. I then pulled out of my pocket the build it yourself printout from Nissanusa.com of $29,550. We agreed with floor mats/splash guards/dealer prep added, $29,550 total price.

    Now just wait for the silver or brawny red with sand interior to arrive.
  • Sounds good...Can't wait for mine to show up. The color I choose was Smoke thought about Brawny Red but have a 2000 Red Dakota now...
  • Ordered a Titan Crew cab SE with Rockford pkg, and Utility pkg in smoke. Got if for $1,700 off MSRP. They ordered it for late Dec. early Jan. but there calling me weekly to see if i want any others as they come in. If they get one in a different color or with the tow pkg, I'll take it.
  • triattriat Posts: 121
    7 more of the 10 arrivals. Mine not in, but if I wanted to look, I was more than welcome. Dealer is 2 miles from home.

    3 4x4's(CC & KC), 1 KC XE, 2 CC's LE & SE, 1 KC SE. I checked out the KCab - pretty cool rear cab door hinges! He mentioned people with stupid money buying these trucks cash. Last customer bought wife Murano cash, then later a Titan for himself cash. Finance dept wants to make some loans. No wonder they repeatedly begged me the other day to take their loan...

    I asked how were they able to get one of the 1st production Titans, and then all these deliveries?? He mentioned they are one of the largest Nissan dealers in the nation, and also on the preferred list.

    He then apologized for shipping delays, and appreciated my patience. I later called the sales manager & complimented my salesman. The manager remembered me because my salesman bugs him everyday about my truck. He mentioned he was happy to hear an appreciative caller.

    These folks have been great, and have made this process a nice experience to date. All I want is fairness, and they've been pleasant too.
  • Great idea to save money py pulling off the plastic yourself. But, if I buy a Titan, is there any shipping plastic I should know about, in that it might cause a problem if I do not see it or find it to take it off?

    That is interesting about getting the tint done yourself.

    This looks like a superior Truck to the F-150: F-150 does not have side or head air bag options, and no traction control or stability control options like to AWD Titan. However, the recent IIHS front off-set impact test for F-150 was bery good -- just about Volvo safety level. It appears NHTSA is not even going to test the Titan this year -- perhaps because it came out so later in the year? At this time there is no objective crash test data available to the would-be buyer.

    One thing that conernd me on all trucks is the roll-over stability. Been trying to get C.G. from Nissan, but no luck so far.

    Though, for the money, Titan seems the winner.
  • I went out to buy a Ram 1500 Hemi yesterday and drove home in a Titan LE Crew Cab! I paid $1,000 under MSRP ($30,860). What an awesome truck! They just happened to have one that just came in in silver. You can't believe the looks that I am getting!

    TonyB
  • Congratulations on the new Titan! Describe the looks that you've been getting, if you can! ;-)
  • I just ordered my Titan Friday. It is a far superior product to the f-150, drive them back to back if you're unsure. I got mine for $1500 under MSRP.
    When I was taking the test drive I had people staring as well. In fact, I was right behind someone test driving a 2004 F-150 at a stop light and some younger men were staring at that until they saw me right behind the Ford. They never looked back at the Ford again, they gave me the thumbs up too.
  • triattriat Posts: 121
    aaaedgarpoe - there is only clear protective plastic interior covers, and white pastic covers for the hood,fenders,bedside panels.

    tbeecher - Congratulations!! What did you have before? How do you like driving the Titan?

    Went by the dealer today, appears all of the 1st 10 from last week gone, 7-8 came in this week?

    There was one on the front row exactly like what I have been waiting for. Appears it was a dealer trade-it has the other dealer's sticker. Fingers crossed, hopely that one is mine!
  • I traded in a 1998 Ranger XLT Extended Cab.

    The Titan is phenomenal! All day today people were trying to catch up with me. The Titan does not drive like any truck that I have been in. It is closer to an ML350 with a buttload of power. The tranny is really nice.

    If anyone is considering a truck you MUST test drive the Titan. I never thought that I would be driving a Nissan yet here I am.

    Tony B - Titan in San Diego.. The funny thing is that my High School team name is Titan...
  • aroutharouth Posts: 45
    Hello,

    My family lives in Jackson, MS. I am considering getting a Titan. I noticed there was a Destination charge on the sticker..........I'm just kinda curious as to why. The Nissan plant is like 10 minutes down the road from the car dealership!!!!!!!

    Just out of curiosity, if I special ordered one could I drive to the Nissan plant and pick it up so I don't have to pay that fee?
  • keaneckeanec Posts: 349
    I think the car companies are required by law to charge an equal destination charge. This means that people 2000 miles away from the plant pay the same charge as people 10 miles away.
  • I owned a 97 F150 XLT - one of the first of Fords new line in 97. It was a great truck until my engin seized on December 2nd. By the time I was ready to buy dealers here in the Los Angeles area were posting dealer markups of $2000 - $4000 over MSRP. In addition to that about 80% of the Titans were the Crew Cab. I wanted a King Cab LE with the navigator, side air bag, and the big tow package. If I didn't find that I had decided to just have my F150 engin rebuilt since I had loved that vehicle. At the last minute a dealer emailed me saying they had one and would let me have it for $2000 less than the MSRP. I test drove it and wrote a check that night. Really nice vehicle - much easier to drive than my F150 was.

    Since I made all my inquiries through the web to the dealers I happed to be dealing with the fleet sales people - much easier to deal with and exceptionaly easy purchas. total purchas time was 3 hours from pulling into the lot and driving off with my new Titan LE King Cab.
  • What color did you get? Welcome to the big [non-permissible content removed] grin club!

    I bought from a no-haggle dealer myself. $1000 under MSRP no ability to deal. It was quick and painless.

    Tony
  • rivestrivest Posts: 10
    So did you get the navigation package? I have been considering this, but it is an expensive option, and there seems to be little information about it. If you got it, could you help answer some questions?

    Does the NAV system have some type of climate control also?

    Does it cover the whole US or just Major US cities?

    How do you like the rear sensor, a worthwhile feature?

    And lastly, do you think the NAV system was worth it for you?

    Thanks for any info!!!
  • triattriat Posts: 121
    for my dealer to get a Silver or Red, SE,CC, with Popular Capt's and Util Bed Pkg. A month wait as of tommorrow with my deposit... Seems most of the Titan's recently either 4x4 &/or KC.

    Every week there is a Titan at my dealer brought in from other dealerships(tailgate badges, lic plate frames, or vehicle price sticker gives it away). There was one exactly like what I waited for the Sunday before Christmas. Monday a salesman called to say it's here. By later Monday it was gone. I asked them about this. "You're 2nd on the list".

    Finally my question: If they do a dealer trade from say Dallas(3 hour drive); is it common practice for a dealer to give some kind of discount for that mileage on brand new vehicle??
  • Triat,

    I sold cars (Honda) back in 1996. Of the 100 cars I sold that year, not one had any money deducted due to miles put on the car during a dealer swap. Most people were so happy and excited to be getting their new car to worry about it. I have no idea if Nissan makes adjustments.

    I wish you luck in getting your Titan soon. I test drove one the other day and I can understand your anticipation!
  • Blown away by the truck. Had a question for the board. What do you think of the Nissan extended warranty. I was thinking of getting the Gold Preferred plan 72 months/ 100,000 miles. It seems more or less bumper to bumper for an additional $1600.
    Thanks!
  • I don't usually by the extended warranties but I did buy one for my Titan. My thinking was that it is a first year truck and there might be some gremlins that have not surfaced yet.

    Tony
  • triattriat Posts: 121
    I guess I was also just a little concerned about a dealer employee just hammering the gas and the brakes right off the delivery truck with no regard for break-in!

    By the way, anyone notice 1,200 mile break-in for the Titan? No big deal for me the way I drive, but don't most manufacturers recommend 600 miles?
  • This won't make you feel any better.. I test drove a Titan that I new I would not buy. The salesman started it up (cold) took it out on the street and held the pedal to the floor to show me how fast 0 - 60 was. My wife did the same thing and then so did I. This beauty only had 24 miles on it.. We they go my truck it had 92 miles on it. Yet another reason why I bought the extended warranty..
  • triattriat Posts: 121
    too funny, ok, I'm laughing now, I've loosened up. Thanks Tony!
  • tbeecher,

    Right on.

    Don't assume that because a new car or truck has less than 30 miles on it, that it hasn't been hammered on. When I sold cars in 96', I once saw a salesman take a new Honda Prelude off the truck (4 miles on odometer), and blast it up the highway. When he returned, he bragged that he had redlined every gear all the way up to 137mph. Did this shave a few miles off the life of the car? Maybe / maybe not....however, I know I wouldn't want to start off with that car.

    On the other hand, there were some older retired guys who worked for the dealer doing swaps. The cars they drove back from other dealerships may have been driven 50 to 150 miles, yet, they were no doubt easy miles. My point is: You never know...!
  • Thanks for replies. I also saw the sales people gunning a Titan. It was not mine, but it sure did make me feel uncomfortable. I wonder what the 17 miles on my truck were like. I am going to go ahead and get the gold preferred extended warranty, probably the 72 month/100,000 miles (it's $1595!). With the break-in mentioned above, I asked the sales people and they told me the engine was pre-broken-in. The only thing they said was not to use the cruise control for the first 600 miles. No speed limitations just need to vary the speed. What is the 1200 mile break-in? I could not find any reference to this in the manual.
    Thanks!
  • triattriat Posts: 121
    I thought I saw 1200 miles mentioned on the break-in page. I can't remember the page, I was trying to thumb through most of it(pretty thick)in a couple of minutes the other day at the dealer. Maybe my bad hopefully because 1200 is a longer time.

    Gunning these motors especially when they're cold probably isn't ruining them, but it sure can't help either. I guess that's the price of a new vehicle on the market with HORSEPOWER advertising heh?!!

    Extended warranties. A few years ago some of the new Honda Odyssey owners were buying $900 100k warranties through New York dealer. Is it possible to shop extended warranties from different Nissan dealer than from where vehicle purchased?
  • oes the NAV system have some type of climate control also? it displays what your setting your air and fan on but not the temperature or anything actually usefull from what I've seen
     

    Does it cover the whole US or just Major US cities? whole US
     

    How do you like the rear sensor, a worthwhile feature? isn't working on mine, need to take it in.
     

    And lastly, do you think the NAV system was worth it for you? it's a toy, kinda cool, not a must have for me but was cool. I usually just drive to work but it's cool to see how much my tire pressure goes up on the way there or how many miles per gallon i'm getting and try to up it by changing my driving habits.

    Hope this helps.

    I'm also thinking of going back to get the extended warenty.
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