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Nissan Titan Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • 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.
  • I just drove home a Beautiful Galaxy Titan. Paid $31,680 for a Titan SE, with the Fosgate, Big Tow, SE Popular w/Capts seat, Utility Bed and DVD theatre packages. Oh yeah also mud flaps and floor mats.Tax,license, etc. ran it up to 35,350. Hey this is California, ya'know. They gave us 12K for our 2000 Volvo GLT SE w/50K miles on it.Thanks for all the info Edmunds.
  • I ordered a black SE Titan Crew Cab 4x4 two days ago. I did lots of research and even more shopping around. I made contact with about 10 different Nissan dealers over the phone or in person. About half were not willing to discount from the MSRP on the Titan. The first dealer that offered me a discount offered $1,200 off of the MSRP. I knew I could do better even though the dealer insisted I would never find a better offer so soon after this vehicle was released. I then hit the road and used the phone over the next two weeks and I was next offered $1,900 off of the MSRP by another dealer. My next discount got me a few hundred more dollars and then I continued to get better offers from dealers willing to negotiate until I finally was offered a selling price that was $2,790 off of the MSRP. That is $1,590 less than what the first dealer who told me I could do no better offered me. It pays to shop around, I paid only $771 above invoice. My advice to those that want a Titan but don't want to pay MSRP is as follows...

    1. Do your research. Find out how much the dealer paid for the Titan. Learn about the factory to dealer "hold back" also.

    2. Do not be pushed into a deal if you are not positive that you are getting the best deal that you can get.

    3. The best deals I found at the smaller out of the way dealerships. They tend to be more eager for the business and seem more willing to negotiate. I bought my truck from a very small Nissan dealer that was 15 minutes down the road from a very, very large dealership that was located in a higher traffic area than the smaller dealer was located. The small dealer saved me big bucks, the large dealers seemed very arrogant and unwilling to negotiate.
     
    Now I have a question... Has anyone on here ordered a Titan from the factory? I was told it will take 30-120 days for delivery. I hope it is closer to 30 because I can't wait to drive my Titan.
  • I ordered my Titan as well (LE Crew Cab 4X4), was told 60-90 days. However, since they're built in Mississippi rather than Japan expect 60 and not 90. Also, my dealer said it's pretty common for another dealer to order the same vehicle elsewhere and they re-route the truck to my dealership for me. He said that is a common occurance and can take as little as 3 days. So essentially I could get my truck tomorrow or in March.
    I agree, it's so hard to wait. I am extremely excited for it to come in, hopefully it's soon.
  • Titan SE: Utility PKG, Popular Bench, sliding bed extender, or course the usual floor mats and mud guards.
    Paid: $25,020 basically about $500.00 over invoice. They wanted 900 over invoice so I'm happy.
    Overall satisfaction: I cant say anything bad about this truck at this time. Everytime I drive it seems the world shrinks to me. This is definitely a truck that turns heads!! AWESOME TRUCK OVERALL!!!
  • tung579tung579 Posts: 14
    I ordered my 4x4 CC XE with off-road, prefer XE, and sprayed-in bedliner for $500 above invoice cost of the vehicle plus all options.

    I went to 4 dealers. One offered only MSRP. One get a few hundred below MSRP. One offered, on the phone, $800 above invoice. And this one, I went in person, $500 above invoice.

    I'm living in New Hampshire. The one offered $800 above invoice is Team Nissan (his name is Paul Haydden) in Manchester, NH. The one I bought from
    is Ira Nissan in Tewksbury, MA and his name is Bob Morris, a very reasonable and friendly mid-age sale person. I had a great/pleasing experience with him and said I would recommend people buy at this dealership. In short, I think I could get a good price because this dealership is a bit small and any sale will help their quota at the end of the year. I also mentioned that since I ordered my Titan, the hold back could be counted towards their profit; at least most of it. The extra $500 would make both sides happy. And, it was the deal.

    I will have to way until the locking diff is available, but that shouldn't be a big problem. I'm driving a '99 all-new GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 ExtCab. It's a nice truck when things are working well. But so far, I had a few major problems with differential gear box, bearing, vibrations which cost my extended warranty almost $4K. Luckily, I bought the $0 deduct.

    In regards of some other posts I read about third party extended warranty, at least the company I had (Warranty Gold) covered costs and was very reasonable to work with. The only recent problem with them was that last Nov. the other company that covers insurrance for Warranty Gold filed bankcrupcy. I will get the prorated refund for my premium, but to me it's the death sentence on my GMC truck.

    Regards.
  • tung579tung579 Posts: 14
    I just read the discusion group head-line and just realized I put names of sales people on the previous post. I'm sorry. :(
  • I have a new LE king cab with tow and offroad on order. What are owners experiencing with insurance premiums on the new Titan..more, less, or about the same as Chevy, Ford, Dodge
  • I am in MA, wish I checked out Ira Nissan $500 over invoice is the best price I have heard so far from you and one or two other people. I paid $771 over invoice a good deal but I would have driven the extra hour to Tewksbury for the $221.00 it would have saved me. Water under the bridge now though. It sure does seem that the small out of the way Nissan dealers are much more willing to negotiate then the large dealers in high traffic areas.

    I ordered a Titan SE Crew Cab with... side airbag and rollover airbag package, off-road package, big tow pacakage, SE popular with power captain package, utility bed package, sliding bed extender, and mud guards. I know the locking diff. is late availability (April) so does that mean if you ordered the off-road package you will have to wait until April or later to have your truck delivered or do you get the truck earlier minus the locking diff.?

    Tung, did you get an estimated delivery time for your Tiatn? Did they tell you that your vehicle will be ordered right away or does it have to wait until they put their order in during the first week of February?
  • tung579tung579 Posts: 14
    Sorry that my post might have made you fell a bit bad. But, I would have already gone for the $800 above invoice myselft. I checked the Tewks one out just because they are servicing my and my wife's trucks. And maybe so, I was able to convince them for a little bit better deal.

    I kinda remembered that they would pile up orders and submit once a month or so. In my case, I will wait until locking diff avail and my truck will be delivered with locking diff on it. It won't be until at least May. Timing might work well for me. I don't want to break-in my truck during the winter months, and I'm currently running a 4x4 truck now so I'm ok for the winter.

    I will have to call the saleman to make sure that the truck comes with locking diff. I don't want it to be put on after delivery. Anyhow, factory intalled is still better than dealer installed in my opinion.

    By the way, yours is FULLY LOADED, my friend.
  • triattriat Posts: 121
    Congratulations!! Did you get XE, SE, or LE?

    How do you like the bench after having driven the Titan a few times now? Did you try the Capt chairs? If so which do you like better?

    Thanks in advance!
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