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Nissan Titan Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • trkshot8trkshot8 Posts: 4
    I live in Shreveport, Louisiana and want to close a deal on a Crew Cab SE 4X2 tomorrow. Color is Red Brawn.

    Packages and Options:

    SE Popular Package with Captain: $1350

    Accessories:

    Bed Extender, Non-Sliding: $240
    Floor Mats: $110

    Base MSRP $27,450.00
    Total Packages, Options, & Accessories $1,700.00
    Destination & Handling $670.00

    Total MSRP† $29,820.00

    Any help on the absolute lowest price one of these will sell for will be greatly appreciated. I will be sure to reply after purchase to let you all know what final negotiated price was. I was thinking with a $1500.00 rebate I would ask for $6,500 off MSRP and let the dealer keep the holdback. Is this a dream or a possibility. I plan to do a 39 month lease with a 52% residual, so if anyone also knows payment, money factor, etc that I need to know when I walk in finance, it will be much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
  • thenebeanthenebean Posts: 1,124
    trkshot,

    here is a breakdown of all the numbers...

    MSRP: $29,820
    Invoice: $26,874 (approx - i couldnt locate your exact truck up in my region)
    Money available to negotiate before getting into holdback: $2946
    Holdback: approx: $850
    Rebate: $1500

    Even if you take all of the holdback, rebate, and all mark up between invoice and sticker, you are at $5296, not $6500.

    That being said, if you plan on leasing, you cannot get the rebate - that is only available to those who are financing or paying cash.

    I think a good offer would be obviously what you are comfortable with based on the numbers you see above. if you want to leave the holdback for the dealer (which is something you should at least do) you can only negotiate about $2900 off the truck...

    unfortunately, there isnt always the markup in vehicles these days that people think there are!

    hopefully that helped!

    -thene :shades:
  • tractormantractorman Posts: 2
    Has anyone heard anything on any new rebates or incentives? I know the ones now are about to expire. Does anyone know once these expire how quickly any new rebates would be announced? I am holding off buying a new truck right now hoping the rebates may go up. Have I made a mistake or will they be announced pretty quick. Thanks for any info.
  • thenebeanthenebean Posts: 1,124
    we will probably have the new programs in on monday or tuesday - we don't know any sooner than you guys! if anything changes, i'll try to remember to post them here!

    -thene :-)
  • trkshot8trkshot8 Posts: 4
    We have also decided to wait until after May 2. We hope Nissan may throw some lease special out there for the Titan.
  • thenebeanthenebean Posts: 1,124
    2005 Titan King Cab: $2000 or 2% for 36 mo/3% for 48 or 60 mo.
    2005 Titan Crew Cab: $1500 or 2% for 36 mo/3% for 48 or 60 mo.

    hope that helps! interest rates went up - as did nissans special rates it seems!

    -thene
  • tractormantractorman Posts: 2
    Thene, Thanks for the info and the quick response. Hopfully we can make a deal on a new Titan tomorrow. Too bad you live and work so far away from Alabama, you seem like a nice person to do business with. :)
  • thenebeanthenebean Posts: 1,124
    tractorman,

    thanks for the kind words! i know people (most) dont like the process of buying cars, and i think flat out honesty makes it the best it can possibly be. you may not like what i have to say (too far upside down, really cant meet that price) but i wont string you along. if someone else can do it, fine. we do our best to accomodate people - sometimes we just cant make the ends meet.

    let us know how you do on your titan!

    -thene :)
  • trkshot8trkshot8 Posts: 4
    Hey Thene, thanks for the response on the SE numbers. I waited until new incentives came out, but obviously they've gotten worse. I can wait until September to buy. Do you have any feeling as to what the incentives could be around that time. It seems the incentives will be better by then. Also, can you give me a buy rate money factor for tier 1 credit along with a residual on the SE Crew Cab?
    Thanks in advance or any help.

    Jimmy
  • jhs70jhs70 Posts: 213
    Hi Thene, it's me again. Hope you've sold a bunch o vehicles since we last 'talked.' I have a question I've been dying to ask someone: How is it that a local Nissan dealer (at least I think it's a Nissan dealer) matches the rebate that Nissan offers? I mean, in your previous post you said that the Titan crews had a 1500 rebate. So if this dealer matches it, it's a 3000 rebate. Where does that extra 1500 come from? Doe the dealer have that much cash on hand, or is it from a "secret" F-T-D pool? I've seen this happen with Fords too. One dealer offered me 6 big ones below invoice, a deal which staggered my imagination. A few others came dang close to that offer as well so it wasn't just one lone maverick out there. I scurried to carsdirect.com and edmunds to verify all of this, but when I went through their pricing modules, their best deal numbers weren't even close to the 6g off invoice. So anyway, I'm just left wondering how dealers do these whopping matching rebates....

    Thanks for your insight.
    dave
  • thenebeanthenebean Posts: 1,124
    to be honest, i have no clue. my manager mentioned once that some of the larger volume dealerships get special incentives from nissan - am i 100% sure thats true? no. could it be possible? maybe. if you are seeing big volume dealers pulling "matching rebates" that may be the case. also, depending on how many rebates are out there (see ford) it isnt hard to get that far below invoice with rebates. ford has so many rebates with so many different qualifications that you could get the car really cheap.

    one thing for sure, there is no secret pool of money - there are lots of variables that can drive a price other than market (see special incentives for the month to sell a certain vehicle, old unit that needs to be moved, big volume cash from manufacturers...). we pay invoice for our cars, and get holdback later (if it hasnt all been taken up by the financing that we have to do to pay for our cars)

    hope that helps?

    -thene :)
  • thenebeanthenebean Posts: 1,124
    jimmy,

    i am not at work today - stayed home sick. i can check for you tomorrow though! as far as the incentives, rebates don't depend on the fed, but interested rates do. since they raised the interest rates yesterday, and are posed to do so again in a few months, if you are looking to take interest rates, you may not see an improvement anytime soon. as far as knowing what the specials will be in september? no clue. we dont find out any sooner than you guys (well maybe, but if the rebates are set to start on may 2nd, thats when we find out, not any sooner than that)

    -thene :)
  • jhs70jhs70 Posts: 213
    Hi, and thanks for the quick response. I live in the Northern VA area, and to be sure, just about all dealerships are "mega", or so it seems to me, so I guess that may explain how it's being done. It's funny, there are some dealerships that simply have those low low prices listed right on their web site, or wherever, and then there are others who do not, but they then will say somewhere that they have special deal days were they match the factory rebate. To a consumer, it's all the same bottom line -- just a different means to an end. And as for Ford, it just boggles my mind what they say is MSRP and when they sell for. With my last purchase, I'm convinced my dealer gave rebates that I didn't "qualify" for. I was convinced I got a "new college grad" rebate and a "military" rebate -- they just started discounting the truck left and right, and on top of that, gave me dealer coupons. I'd say I got a heck of a deal that way. Well anyway, I'm rambling.

    Thanks for your continued input. And I hope you feel better soon!
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    oops! sorry kirstie!
  • Any updated rebate info for May on the 2004 Titans? An area dealer has one equipped like I want.
    Thanks.
  • thenebeanthenebean Posts: 1,124
    rebates stayed the same:
    $3500 king cab
    $3000 crew cab
    or
    $1500 plus 1% 36mo or 2% 48-60mo for king cab
    $1000 plus 1% fo 36mo, 2% 48-60 mo. crew cab.

    looks like since the fed raised interest rates, that nissan did the same.

    let us know how it goes!

    -thene :)
  • gf2020gf2020 North of BostonPosts: 45
    thene, are incentives the same on remaining 2004 models as 2005?

    There are a few 2004s still kicking around at Boston area dealers that I may look in to.
  • thenebeanthenebean Posts: 1,124
    the post just before yours lists the rebates for 04 models. a few posts back i listed 05 models. rebates stayed the same, but the interest rates changed.

    -thene :)
  • trkshot8trkshot8 Posts: 4
    Is this a good deal on an 04 new Titan SE.

    MSRP(not addendum) : 33,310

    Sale Price(including 3,000 rebate): 25969.00

    7,341 off MSRP with rebate (4,341 discount).

    Do you know buy rate for tier 1 credit Shreveport, La.
    72 months.
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