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Nissan Titan Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • Kevin
    I think you did pretty good. Actually couple hundred better than me. I am looking forward to picking mine up later this week. Good luck.
  • Ya, I picked it up earlier this week. Something that kind of ticked me of is the documentation fee (sometimes called prep fee or some other bs) it was $100. The salesman admitted is was crap but claimed it was $100 in Ohio. I felt that I made up the $100 in negotiating so I it was not a show stopper. He told me that in other states like WV that he has seen it as high as $1500!

    I waited as long as I could to purchase. I was hoping Nissan would raise the rebates for Nov but as you know they stayed the same. Considering the options I wanted their were only three within 150 miles that were comprable so I gave in. All said and done I paid $28,412 after tax and title minus rebates. Good luck with you purchase. :) Kevin
  • Anyone purchased an 06 recently? I know what I want:

    LE Crew Cab
    Tow Pack
    Step Rails
    Floor Mats
    MSRP 37,275

    Trying to find a goal to shoot for in pricing.
  • Ha...they get the same $100 in Massachusetts. Title preperation and documentation fee. Its a BS fee.

    I actually bought mine the last weekend in Oct and told the dealer that if the rebate increased in Nov then I expected it. No luck and since the 05 stock was getting thin I decided to pull the trigger now.

    Got the truck yesterday and its all I expected.

    Good luck with yours

  • Hey, Good for you. Sounds like you got the best deal going. As for the doc. fee you still did real good. Up here in Me. I think it's around $250 or more. They claim it's state law. Yeah, state law that says they get a little xtra cream in their pocket! What were you driving before and how does it compare?
  • Run Deep, you have good taste! I'd like the same truck. Have you braved the salesmen yet ? How about those sites like cars below They claim the best deal, but I'm wondering how crazy the Emails will get when you throw out your address to 'em. I'm a little gun shy to take the dive now. ( just changed jobs) Love to hear how things turn out for you. We may be better off to wait till after the holidays when eveyone is in creditcard shock when they see what hey spent on xmas. What do you think :confuse: :confuse:
  • I was driving a 97 Dakota SLT Crew Cab V8. Had it for 9 years and 105K miles. It was ok but had several issues over the years and quite a few in the first 5 years. The quality and robustness were just not there for a truck. Still looks great and runs well. It was just time.

    After my first weekend with the Titan all I can say is WOW. I am impressed. I have driven PU's for the last 30 years going back to my 3 on the tree Chev C10 250 straight 6. I was initially a bit concerned with the size since I have been driving a mid size but after 300 miles I am over that. Its really not that bad. Initial Gas miledge is 15 which is about what I got with V8 Dakota. It was between Titan, Ford 150 and Tundra. I always second guess after a decision and did it here as well but if initial impressions hold this was a great choice.

  • I test drove an 06 last weekend and I am going to buy one. I didn't talk price with them at all yet and I already got a message on my machine at home. I am going back on the friday after turkey day to see if they are willing to make an end of month (quota) deal. I figure it will take them a few days to find what I want (at another dealer in the region) and I can delay a couple more days after they get it in - i.e. show up on 12/1 - to see if the rebate goes up in December for some free money.
  • hey all i just got my 06 nissan titan SE crew cab with step rails the other day.
    I was hoping if i got a good deal on this?

    Here's the list (hopefully i get most of you guys jealous =P):
    2006 titan 4x2 SE grey(smoke)
    Total MSRP before buying warranties and plans =$30,040.00
    SE popular package $1350
    Floor mats $120
    Destination charge $670
    Interior: steel
    rear sonar sensor
    thermo sensor(displays temperature)
    tow/haul mode
    mp3/am/fm/cd system with 6 speakers 6-cd changer
    power windows n locks
    rear glass
    audio mounted on steering wheel
    heated outside mirrors
    2 yr maintenance/30,000 miles premium(platinum)coverage
    5 yr tire & wheel protection
    careguard security system warranty
    gap insurance: $374 per
    Gold security plus plan(5 yr/75,000miles) warranty
    5.94% annual percentage rate (APR)!!

    Total MSRP $31,079.68
    Total after completing payments (6yrs)= $35,999
  • Yes, usually after the holidays is a very good bargaining chip. In fact, i believe that if i waited after Thanksgiving holiday, i would of gotten probably $500 more off of the (out-the-door) MRSP, which was the $31,079 i was talking about. Usually the warranties and whatever plans you buy will bring your MRSP up a little bit. Oh, and one more thing about my buying experience, I was being hustled. After i finished with the paperworks for the truck, i took my time to went over all the costs and papers. As you may know, you should never walk out the door even if you're done with the paperwork. Once u drive off, the deal's done. SO anyways, after the paperwork was done i took my time to re-calculate all the costs that i signed for. To my surprise, they charged me $177 more a month. $177 a month for 6 yrs to be more exact. Thats alot.

    I guess overall my experience was good because i got my truck with an okay price. I just love it when i kept giving my disapproval look =). I talked to them for about 5 hrs and i end saying ill think it overahhah.. They were dumbfounded because they thought i was indeed going to buy the truck right away, when in fact, i was hustling them.
  • Highroller - I was confused on your post. What was the MSRP (manuf. suggested retail price) total and what was the agreed price you paid (before tax, tag, and title)? It is hard to judge a differential without knowing how much the added warantee, etc was.
  • Sorry for the confusion..

    Actually looking back to my receipt for the vehicle i didnt really state how i got to $31,079.68 to be exact.

    Ok, here's the extended in-depth hopefully easier to understand breakdown of the total price of my 4x2 06 SE Crew Cab Titan w/ only 5 miles at the time.

    Sale sticker said $30,040.00 but they were selling cash price of the vehicle for = 28055.85
    Manufacture rebate = $1000.00

    So actually the MSRP(without all the fees, all the taxes, and other charges like warranties and plans) was= $27055.85

    The total for fees and taxes (but not warranties and other plans that i bought optional) was = $1890.32(sales tax alone was $1690.99)

    The total for optional plans, warranties, and the documentation fee was = $2133.51 (I had the 5yr/75k warranty and 2yr/30k maintenance plan)

    Total charges,fees,taxes = $4023.83

    Amount financed or total MSRP with optionals and fees, etc. is = $31079.68

    i got a good deal for the APR(annual percentage rate) at 5.94% The finance charge was $4919.72

    After downpayment, the total of payments(amount i will have paid after i have made all payments as scheduled) will be = $35999.40.

    Again, here's the accessories i have in detail:
    Step-rails were installed for free
    wheel locks and bedliner

    SE Popular Package includes the following only:
    rear sonar system(watch out for the kids behind!)
    homelink universal transcevier
    auto-dim rear view mirror
    steering wheel audio control
    extended overhead console with compass and outside temperature display
    Floor mats

    Here is the standard equipment that is available for crew cab models:
    Tow mode switch
    18' wheels alloy
    dual power heated outside mirrors
    rail caps for bedside
    mp3/am/fm cd audio system with 8(not 6) speakers and 6disc in dash cd changer
    all power controls
    remote keyless entry
    cruise control
    dual 12 volt dc power outlets
    electronic brake force distribution
    tire pressure monitoring system!!
    LATCH system(lower anchors and tethers for Children)
    vehicle security and immobilizer system
    Rear privacy glass
    Power sliding captain's chair
    all windows tinted

    let me know what you think
    High :)
  • The only problem i have had with the truck is that the gas cap cover is easily accessible to any gas thieves. I dont know if all brands of pickup trucks are designed this way but im looking into buying/installing a lock. Nissan wont do it becuase they said that people who installed them kept gettin check engine light and therefore showed the egr system being malfunctioned on the computer.
  • Highroller:

    So in the end it looks like you got $2985 off the MSRP which is about 9.9%.

    I recommend that you go to CARMAX site ( look at MSRP and No Haggle price on similar model to yours for comparison. I think you will find they are discounting in the range of 13-14% on 06's.

    You did OK but could have done better and I have no idea what the warrentee's are valued at.??

  • Looking at their website, it doesn't have any 06 titan in all the cities in Texas. It only had the 04's. My question is that does carmax include any warranty or plans that go along with the MSRP total amount? My total MSRP was only $31079. I dont care about how much people are saving, i just know that i got the truck with the above amount when i walked out of the dealership including all the warranties and plans. It seems like i got a really good deal. And, im not trying to beat up on you dmarkh, but optional plans and warranties are very important along with the MSRP :)

    For the warranty: its 5yr/75k bumber to bumper warranty.

    Maintenance plan is 2yr/30k that includes free oil changes, replace incabin filter,fuel filter,free tire rotation/balance, air filters, and free roadside assistance. At 30k, will replace the major service like timing belts, transmission, etc.

    I also got the GAP insurance policy, if my car is stolen or destroyed within that 5yrs, itll pay up to 25,000 (without being charged for anything else) to replace a new one.

  • I have 52,000 on the '04 Titan LE King Cab, the brakes are no longer a problem with the latest fix (3 sets of front rotors,1 set of rears), the dash squeaks have diminished but not gone away. I just had a leaky axle seal replaced with a new bearing and seal on the left rear axle and new tires at 40K. mi. Now I am thinking about trading in for the '06 or should I opt for a fire sale on an '05, anyone know if there are any significant changes between the 2 years? I did notice that the '06 has dual zone heat and AC. One more thing, thanks to the loaners I used when my truck was being worked on, Ford, Dodge and last week an '06 Silverado, I could not buy anything but the Nissan, the ride, engine, transmission response, fit and finish is superior by far. I did like the lightness of the Ford tailgate. Any one heard about a New larger Toyota Tundra for '06? What value should I get for my 4x4 LE King Cab Titan with 52K and a few minor bruises?
  • I test drove the 06 and the tailgate is solid (heavy) as you know from your 04, but they added a hydraulic assist for both opening and closing. It is easy to open and shut with one hand - even the middle aged saleswoman that was showing me the truck had no problem doing it with one hand. I think the 05 has this feature also - but I wasn't looking at 05s so I don't know for sure.
  • I have a 2005 SE CC, build date April, 2005. Now has 5K miles. Have had no mechanical problems, no squeaks. My only complaint is that the arm rest of the captain seat has sagged. Haven't tried getting it fixed, yet. 2005 vs 2006 - it would depend on just how much you're saving. For me, saving $3K would be worth it and less than that wouldn't be. Good luck.
  • jhs70jhs70 Posts: 213
    I agree with dmarkh. The only thing an outsider can begin to give you decent info on is msrp, invoice, and rebates. In that regard, I do think that if you look at similar MSRPs and discounts at carmax (or other such site), you CAN make fairly valid comparisons. Of course I can only speak for the carmax in my area, and I believe carmax in Maryland is the only new nissan dealership in their company. They have an 06 at 4200 off msrp.

    This aftermarket stuff you've opted for -- there's no way for us to know what a good price is for that in your area. Personally, I'm not a big fan of these warranties -- seems to me that most of that is covered by the factory anyway, up to 3 yrs/36K, no? Gap ins, ok. Did you price all this after-market stuff elsewhere outside of where you bought, or did you check your credit union? If you MUST have these items, you can definitely shop around for them before you buy to see if the dealer is competitive in his prices. These topics are covered elsewhere ad nauseum in the Town Hall; just search around and you'll find them.

    But, too, it doesn't really matter what we think, does it? You sound extremely happy with your purchase and that's all that matters.
  • Yes i agree with you, as long as people are happy. I would like to buy the 06 at carmax because it does seem to have a good deal on the msrp. But unfortunately in TX carmax dont have the 06 here. As for the warranties, plans, apr rates, etc, i also agree that its difficult to compare. Some people need the opts and some dont.
    Overall, i would say i got a good deal but not the best. So, i regret saying i got the best deal or what not... =)
    If we're just comparing msrp, i would say that people who got their 06 at carmax or other places which are cheaper, they are really getting a good deal. For the people who needs the piece of mind of getting opts, than i must say that i would like to see some comparisons PLEASE.

    High :)
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