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Nissan Titan Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • Well I have only had the truck for a few days but have had a chance to get 4 people in the KC. I think it all depends on what you consider avg size adults. I took some people out for a spin my father / mother / girlfriend. Dad and I were in the front seats, I am the largest in the group 6'2'' 260 my mom is probally 5'2'' 110lb she was behind me.

    I was comfortable she was crammed in there. If you think you are going to need to get 4 adults in get the crew cab. It is big enough for dog / kid or less than avg sized adult (we all know avg american adult is only getting bigger.)

    Bed size...my bed is 78.9" which is not big enough for a sheet of drywall or plywood (4x8 would need 96".) You would need to have the gate down.
  • crash813crash813 Posts: 3
    Ok, what exactly is invoice on these things.

    I'm looking at an '05 LE CC with big tow, and a few bed utilities for a MSRP of 34,000.

    When I run the numbers on edmunds, I get an invoice of $30,900 but reading these posts for the past couple of months, I hear invoice numbers of closer to $28,000 for similarly equipped trucks. What is it and if edmunds isn't right, who is?

    Also, looks like $5500 off msrp is a safe bet on these? What's the census on it?

    thanks
    Tom
  • thenebeanthenebean Posts: 1,124
    the prices people are posting on here are with the rebates (i believe) because edmunds is pretty right about invoice (or at least close).

    -thene
  • crash813crash813 Posts: 3
    I never thought I was the worst negotiator but I've having the hardest time getting anywhere near what you guys are pulling off. I'm looking at LE crewcabs and the best I'm getting offered is at most $4500 with rebate. This is calling all over Texas, even the super-mega stores!!! I guess these things are still moving too well down here. :(

    Any advice? I need an LE CC down to $28,000 to hit my price set by my credit union.
  • crash813crash813 Posts: 3
    Picked up my new Titan last night:

    '05 2wd SE CC w/ power captains, big tow, traction, etc

    MSRP $30,600
    cash price w/ rebate $25,500

    I'm more than happy with the deal. I tried working with every Nissan dealer in the city (3), and none would budge more than $3000 or $4000 off w/ rebate. Plus all were extremely arrogate and rude. BTW - I'm in Austin, TX. Started calling Dallas and Houston dealers. Still did not do much better than that. Started to get frustrated and then call North Texas Nissan. I told them what I wanted to pay, and what I wanted and they came back with it exactly and only 5 miles on it.

    They were also the most professonal and courteous Nissan dealer I've talked to yet. I guess the good sales numbers are getting to some of the dealer's heads! :confuse: Drove 4 hours and picked it up. Even took a trade-in, sight unseen with the numbers we agreed to.

    A big thumbs up for them. :)
  • menmyjpmenmyjp Posts: 19
    First let me thank all who has posted messages and replies...I am a first time buyer and they have been EXTREMELY helpfull. I am looking for a XE 4x4 with very limited options. However, I hate to know that for an extra $40 a month I could have had the luxuries of an SE...My question is: Do I have more negotiating room on the SE because it cost more? and is it unreasonable to ask for 20% off these trucks that MSRP at $31,000?? Thank you all so much in advance! I hope to buy soon, but feel vulnerable because I am a first timer...Any advive would be greatly appreciated-
  • thenebeanthenebean Posts: 1,124
    most vehicles do not have more than a 10% markup between invoice and holdback, and holdback is no where near another 10% (giving you the 20% off you seek) your best bet is to build a truck at nissan's website that has what you are looking for, find invoice prices, true market value (found here on edmunds) and real world pricing, before you go to buy. that way, you know what is a good price, and what isnt. as a rule, there is more money to negotiate in a vehicle that is (surprise) more expensive! so you may be able to negotiate a larger discount on an SE vs. an XE, but you still have to look at the bottom line of what you can afford per month as well (another rule - for every $10000 you finance, you are looking at about a $200 a month payment)

    let us know here what kind of truck you'd be interested in and we'll do our best to give you the information you need! buying a car (or truck) shouldnt be scary, but fun!

    -thene :)
  • menmyjpmenmyjp Posts: 19
    Thanks for the speedy reply thene, you seem to be a wealth of knowledge...I am looking for a SE KC 4x4 with only the SE popular package w/ Captain chair...MSRP is $30,220...But, I dont know the exact invoice,but edmunds reports $27,072...Is it rude to ask the sales staff what invoice is? Also, note that this truck is not on the lot and would have to be acquired via dealer trader...which may affect my ability to negotiate. Also, how do I configure holdback amount?
  • jcaleyjcaley Posts: 7
    Folks:

    I am going to purchase a 2005 Titan LE Crew Cab tomorrow. The rebate is now $2000 for Crew Cabs for the next five days (and then more probably).

    Here is my deal:

    2005 LE CC 29242
    Red Brawn
    Tow Package 347
    Sliding bed extender 214
    Floor mats 82
    destination 670

    Total 30555
    Tax 2400
    Lic 350
    Total 33305

    Rebate -2000
    TOTAL 31305

    Dealer holdback is 845
    My best quote is 30500

    Does this sound like a good deal?

    I know there is manufacture to dealer hidden money that we'll never really know about, but I'd like to warm and friendly comments is this is a deal to make peace with or continue the war!

    Thanks,

    John
  • jcaleyjcaley Posts: 7
    Folks:

    I am going to purchase a 2005 Titan LE Crew Cab tomorrow. The rebate is now $2000 for Crew Cabs for the next five days (and then more probably).

    Here is my deal:

    2005 LE CC 29242
    Red Brawn
    Tow Package 347
    Sliding bed extender 214
    Floor mats 82
    destination 670

    Total 30555
    Tax 2400
    Lic 350
    Total 33305

    Rebate -2000
    TOTAL 31305

    Dealer holdback is 845
    My best quote is 30500

    Does this sound like a good deal?

    I know there is manufacture to dealer hidden money that we'll never really know about, but I'd like to warm and friendly comments is this is a deal to make peace with or continue the war!

    Thanks,

    John
  • jollysammyjollysammy Posts: 10
    its about what I got on my LE which had all that plus:

    DVD package,

    Navigation

    Sunroof

    Side Air Bags with VDC

    which came to 31850 before T&L

    or about 35000 out the door
  • jcaleyjcaley Posts: 7
    I'm going to call all my quotes back and let them know my lowest (30500) and see if any will really want to move one today, and how low they will go to sell it.

    I'm am worried about the brake problems though, and the 2006 are just around the corner so maybe some talk like that might help too.

    Thanks for the words, I'd like all the stuff you have on yours but, I'm tall and can't have a sunrooof, so that knocks me out for the DVD, NAV, side air bags too.

    John

    ps. Will post my final pprice after I get it for all to see and use.
  • thenebeanthenebean Posts: 1,124
    based on a quick glance of the numbers you list - seems like you got a heck of a deal! enjoy your new titan!

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

    on a titan equipped as above (this one has an MSRP of $30,180), invoice is $27,283 - so edmunds is a little off (not sure why though). I wouldn't even get into asking what invoice is, depending on the dealer/salesperson, you may start to get an attitude because then they think you are just trying to take every penny they have (which may be the case, but you can do it in a more advantageous way).

    go in and say, "listen, i am interested in this truck, i have a budget in mind, and i know you have to go get the truck. I will offer you $100 over invoice minus any rebates or incentives, plus tax, reg, and doc"

    for a truck that is not in stock, they should be happy to take that deal - especially since you are over invoice, and giving them credit for going to get the truck for you. have people gotten deals below invoice? yes, but i think you will make your life easier, the dealer should feel good with this deal, and the experience more pleasant than someone who tries to haggle as far into holdback as possible (and you are still getting a very good deal for the truck you WANT, versus whatever is just on the lot).

    oh, and instead of going back to edit my previous post to the other guy about secret hidden manufacturer to dealer rebates - they are not a standard thing. every so often nissan will offer dealers $xxx for each specific unit they sell (titan one month, maxima the next, etc) after they hit a target number. but its usually around $250 bucks per unit at most, not THOUSANDS of dollars!

    hope that helps - good luck with your purchase!

    -thene :)
  • menmyjpmenmyjp Posts: 19
    Thene, Thanks again for your help...I did what you said...Went in told them I would buy today if I gave them Invoice ($27,240) minus rebates ($2,500) + 100 dollars...a total of $24,740 before TTL. The salesman looked at me like I was crazy and said, " You cant subtract the rebates off of invoice, if we sold the truck under invoice we wouldnt make any money"....Did I misunderstand you? or is he just blowing smoke? Thanks in advance for your reply...
  • thenebeanthenebean Posts: 1,124
    he's blowing smoke. rebates work in one of two ways

    1. dealer reduces price by amount of rebates, then collects the rebates from the manufacturer

    2. manufacturer mails you the rebate check something like 6-8 weeks after the transaction.

    most common practice is number one - this guy seems like he is trying to get you confused.

    usually (and maybe he misunderstood you) rebates are taken off AFTER tax, tags and doc fees are charged - so it would be 27240 plus 100 plus doc, plus tax, plus reg, minus rebates.

    either way, its a very fair deal (and one i would definitely take myself as a salesperson!). i'd go over the salespersons head and talk directly to the manager. tell him you have a credit card ready to leave a deposit, but you want the selling price to be invoice plus 100, plus tax, reg, doc, minus rebate. if he says no to that - find another dealer who will agree (or even call the dealer who has it and try to get them under invoice, since its in stock!)

    good luck!

    -thene :)
  • My Deal...bought it one month ago with only 10 miles on it.

    NEW 04 Galaxy KC SE pop w/bench
    Big Tow
    Utili Trac

    Out the door... $19900 :shades:
  • thenebeanthenebean Posts: 1,124
    wow! is it a 4x2? sounds like you got a heck of a deal - and with the discounts/rebates on the 04 model, you get a heck of a truck at a heck of a price!

    congrats!

    -thene :D
  • reeffreakreeffreak Posts: 2
    I think I have a deal going here in South Carolina. It is for a 05 Titan Crew Cab LE 4x2. Looks like I qualify for a fleet discount and after this and the $2k rebate, my cost is $25,985.

    Is this a good deal right now with the rebate?
  • thenebeanthenebean Posts: 1,124
    need more information before i can comment - it seems like a good start, but you need to tell me equipment, msrp, etc...

    -thene :)
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