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Nissan Titan Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • adontechadontech Posts: 11
    A lot of sites are showing the $1500 rebate on the Titan Crew expired 5/31. Anyone know if Nissan will bring those back sometime in June? Also, I found a Titan Crew 4x2 SE MSRP 28700 at my local dealership. What's a good price on this truck? Thanks in advance.
  • thenebeanthenebean Posts: 1,124
    i am not at work so i am not 100% sure, but i am 99% sure that the rebates are still available for june!

    good luck!

    -thene :)
  • Just pick up my Texas Titan CC last week, MSRP was 33,310 and I drove it of the lot at 29,000 DO. Three dealerships in two days, I got what I think is a great deal. The sales man told me the managers gave me the rebate for KC which is 2,000 instead of the 1,500 for CC.
  • splashsplash Posts: 9
    Your pricing was very similar to mine, ie, about $5500 off MSRP (before taxes/tags) for the CC. There's always going to be someone who is able to get a better deal, but I believe we both got fair prices for these great trucks. That being said, there must be a little more "wiggle" room. Maybe others should aim for $6000 off MSRP for the CC over the summer as they try to clear out the 2005's. These trucks are a good value relative to other brands. One possibility is that Nissan is implementing a long-term strategy aimed at carving out market share and brand loyalty rather than seeking to maximize profits at this time. In addition, they may be less burdened by pensions than the Big Three.
  • absameabsame Posts: 12
    I live in the NYC suburbs and am looking for a Titan. The local dealers I've checked with (searched on line within 100 mile radius) all have just a handful of titans if any at all. Carmax dealer in baltimore/dc seems to have huge inventory but seems a bit far away, I also want to trade in a car. Any recommendations for a good dealer with big inventory who will deal.


  • thenebeanthenebean Posts: 1,124
    dealers do work swaps, and may be able to locate the truck you are looking for even if they do not have it in stock at that time. Or, they may have one incoming that is not currently showing up in their inventory. Email some of the local dealers with what you are looking for, and see what happens - all it will take is a few minutes of your time, and you'll have quite a few answers with relatively little effort!

    -thene :-)
  • deedlesdeedles Posts: 1
    I just bought an 05 LE 4x4 offroad, Nav, dvd, xm, sunroof, bed extender, big tow, side airbag, under seat storage bin, mats--MSRP 43,620, invoice 39,156 for $38,400 not including state tax, since we live in another state. This includes the rebate.

    How is this price?
  • jhs70jhs70 Posts: 213
    Hmm, the local carmax has a titan with pretty much the same equipment with an MSRP=43050 and a "no haggle" price of 36016. But then, that's carmax, and that's here. Your market may be quite different. Still it looks to me like you only got half of the rebate (inv=39156-38400=756; the rebate is 1500, no?, so you should have started at 39156-1500, or 37656.

    My negotiating technique is invoice minus rebate minus 1/2 holdback plus a few hundred profit. that's my starting point. I don't usually budge a whole lot from there. I found a dealership on ebay that actually prices their vehicles this way - and that's just a start! So all these writers here who say holdback is sacred - I say if it isn't for one dealer, then maybe it's not for all the others.

    This has nothing to do with your deal, but I would have a hard time paying that kind of money for a titan. Those teeny beds just don't work for me. I buy a truck for its bed, otherwise all those fancy doodads in the cab can be found in a car.

    Bottom line, if you're happy with this deal and this truck, it doesn't matter what I think!
  • Hello -

    I've read some good advice on here, and wanted an opinion or two on the price I'm being offered.

    05 LE CC 4x4
    Big Tow
    Utili-track bed extender
    Under-Seat Storage
    Floor Mats

    MSRP = $36850
    Offer = 31308 + Tax, title & license

    So, that's roughly 5540 off MSRP, which sounds reasonable.

    This offer came as a response to an e-mail I sent - Do you think I can negotiate down further? I'm still waiting for a couple of other dealers to respond, but wanted to get an idea of what you all thought.

    Thanks in advance.
  • thenebeanthenebean Posts: 1,124
    sounds like a great deal! according to my calculations, the invoice on that truck is $33,279, minus $1500 rebate brings you to $31,779, which is $471 more than what your offer is. that means they are $471 into holdback, which seems like a very fair deal to me! good luck with your purchase!

    -thene :)
  • jhs70jhs70 Posts: 213
    My take -- it's their first offer. Who gives their best offer on their first offer? That said, I did some looking around and it looks like a good price. Anyway, I'd counter with 30850 just to see the look on their face, then move up to 31K as your rock firm offer. You don't mention a trade, so if you have one, be careful not to lose your shirt there. In my area, the market is plum crazy; it truely is a buyer's market. Don't know about where you live. It will be interesting to see the other bids.
  • thenebeanthenebean Posts: 1,124
    whats the point, just to see their look? that seems kinda silly to me, and will only put strain on the deal, making the process possibly unpleasant! we all know he's getting a very aggressive deal, why keep pushing? are you one of those folks who says "im just looking for a fair deal, i know you guys need to make a profit and i want all of your holdback, thanks"

    i never understood that mentallity...its just about take, take, take sometimes...

    markwarren, i guess its up to you - you can push more if you want, or you can take an already aggressive deal, be happy that you arent getting screwed, or leaving a heck of a lot of money on the table, and you can enjoy your truck AND the experience!

    my 2 cents...

    -thene :)
  • Thanks for the replies - I've gotten two other quotes, and the first one was the lowest. Plus, I've bought 2 cars from this dealer (not nissans, but a Jeep and Mazda) family. They've always given me a good deal.

    I'm trading in a 2003 Ford Ranger, so I'll probably offer that to the top 2 dealers and see who makes the best total package. I don't need to kill them - just want to make sure I get a deal that is in line with what everyone else is getting.

    I'm in the Chicago land area. They also have the exact truck x 3 on their lot right now, and it's not too big of a dealer.

    I was pretty impressed that they came up with that price as their first offer.

    I'll keep you posted.

  • jhs70jhs70 Posts: 213
    Well I guess that was an expression, albeit a poor choice on my part. I do not mean to offend. My mentality is simply driven by the market here. Things are very aggressive, so that's why I push. Believe me, the dealers push back. It's just the way it's done here. Nothing personal. That's why I always advise to know your market. I would never recommend someone do that if they weren't in an aggressive market. And the only way to know that is to investigate and be patient. Know when to deal. For me anyway, it's not about stress, it's about knowledge.

    Believe me, I have a great relationship with the guy I bought my last truck from.

  • thenebeanthenebean Posts: 1,124
    no problem :-)

    i sometimes have issue though with people who insist that i have all kinds of money in back, and i should be able to give them everything and the kitchen sink...

    just remember folks, we dont HAVE to sell you a car ;-)

    a good deal is one you feel happy with (and is line with your research) and that the dealer feels happy with, and that makes a good experience for EVERYONE involved! (since on the other side of the desk, the dealer is looking to make a good deal too!) sure, some people will post RIDICULOUS numbers, but there may be a reason why they got that number (right place at the right time) and its not always a number every dealer can do every time. just keep that in mind when you get a number off edmunds thats like $3000 below invoice!

    glad you have a great relationship with the guy you bought your last truck from - im sure if you had any problems with your truck, he'd do what he could to help you out! and no offense taken on any of your comments before - i just vent sometimes! i try to be the nicest and fairest i can be, but i'm still burned by the reputation that preceeds me sometimes!

    -thene :)
  • splashsplash Posts: 9
    Not including taxes and tags, that offer is about 15% off MSRP. I got about 17.5% off MSRP (see May 29th posting). The guys/gals in FL got about 18.5% and 20% off MSRP. So, I would offer 19.5% below MSRP and accept somewhere between 17.0 - 18.5% off MSRP (between $6200 - $6800). You can print out the price quotes from other individuals on this board and take them in/email to the dealer. Good luck.
  • thenebeanthenebean Posts: 1,124
    there could be extraneous reasons why some people can get ridiculous deals and others just get fantastic deals. maybe a dealer has had a very early build 05 they want to get rid of, or if there is some sort of special spiff nissan is offering that month to move titans that may entice a dealer to hand one away to hit a goal...just because one person gets 20% off, doesnt mean thats the norm. the deal this guy got is nearly $500 into holdback, and holdback is not more than $900 on that truck. if you think that $400 on a deal is enough to keep a dealer open, you're sorely mistaken.

    i know, enough salesperson sob not sobbing ( :cry: ) hee hee, i am just trying to make people aware of the other side of the desk...even if you dont care - at least you know.

    just my 2 cents

    -thene :)
  • jollysammyjollysammy Posts: 10
    ...when the dealership offered me my Titan at what amounts to about 20% off sticker, I didn't even go into negotiation mode, I just took it...

    I was shocked they were going so low to start, and gauged my decision based on the fact that I was about only a couple of thousand dollars away from what people were asking for used Titan CCs like 2004s and these weren't even as equiped as the one I got...

    Sometimes when you see a good deal, you grab it...

    My brother always said, I have the "dumbest" luck... which essentially means, something good happens for no logical reason...

    I prefer to think of luck being knowledge of knowing when to make the most of an opportunity...
  • cck330cck330 Posts: 1
    Hello -

    I just received an offer on the following and wanted an opinion or two on the price

    05 SE CC 4x4
    Big Tow
    SE Pop/Bench
    Off ROad Package
    4x4 Big tow Package
    Utility Bed
    Floor Mats

    MSRP = $35410
    Offer = 30382 + Tax, title & license

    So, that's roughly 5000 off MSRP, any opinions

    This offer came as a response to an e-mail I sent - Do you think I can negotiate down further? I'm still waiting for a couple of other dealers to respond, but wanted to get an idea of what you all thought.

    Thanks in advance.
  • jhs70jhs70 Posts: 213
    Hi! You've come across in this forum as a very down-to-earth, trustworthy individual who truely cares about how the public perceives your industry, so I need your honest opinion. I've read a lot about issues with the Titan's brakes. Do you know if there is some inherent problem with them? :lemon: I know you're not in "service", but could you ask around and let us know, from your point of view, whether there is or is not an inherent problem? The more I read, the more I'm convinced there is a problem. It's true that Nissan seems to be offering fixes, but it's scary how the owners keep saying the problem returns. So, is it a real problem, or are we simply hearing from a vocal, justifiably upset, group of owners who can't seem to get their problem fixed? Very interested in your take on this.

    Thank you for your time,
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