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Nissan Armada Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • davantdavant Posts: 294
    Negotiated remotely with straightforward Daytona area dealer for a fully loaded 2WD LE, Tech, DVD, Prefererred, Moonroof, giblets, gravy, deflectors everywhere,. MSRP $49,540, before tax & tag $39,381, (that's $10,159 below MSRP for the math impaired.).

    Seems dealers are cut-throating each other perhaps due to EOM expiring rebate. They aren't playing nice swapping inventory as the first was sold after being promised to our dealer (dispatched drivers for pickup, but no car there, sold -- thanks Naples!). A second dealer refused to sell it to ours (Palm Bch), WTFO? Dealer held true to word and located & secured one anyway, they deliver it tomorrow on their nickel versus us picking up (we're 450 miles from them). Is Nissan an Army of One? We found the one steadfast soldier I guess...rock on Daytona Nissan!!!

    Wife could not stand any longer the soccer mom feel of our '06 Ody Touring, she picked a loaded Armada, go figure? Not that much diff in real world MPG as Ody got 15/22 tops, we expect 13/18 with the Armada but we'll no longer need a species ID in the front aquarium window.

    Most consider the '08 changes subtle, not true IMNSHO. It finally caught up and surpassed the existing field (hard drive, Bluetooth, tri-zone, decent backup cam, keyless entry/start).
  • pmtrepmtre Posts: 55
    Nice deal,

    Was the 06 Ody traded as part of the deal?, if so How fair a price did they offer/

    Also, did you get the bench seat or the captain chairs?

    I'm trading an 04 LE 4wd/ with 61k and would like to know what to expect , last summer they offered me $21k for the trade and $9200 off an 07 LE AWD MSRP 49875. I'm hoping to get the 08 for what the 07 was going to cost.


  • davantdavant Posts: 294

    Yes, we traded the '06 Ody Touring in the deal. You may wan to put your feet up to read the of this long fingered response.

    I'm fairly savvy at this so I broke every rule by starting with a bottom line OTD trade differential between trade value, payoff, and the Armada fully loaded as noted above under $40K. We haggled one volley, got a few freebies tossed in and agreed, done deal, total time on the phone, less than five minutes. I only did this after dissecting the value of each independently using CR actual dealer cost (Edmunds figures are darn close and free) & trade figure reports too, adding tax on the diff, profit margin, etc. I don't recommend doing it this way unless you're good at backsolving, splitting, and researching to what some might consider obsession. It does cut the transaction down to a no BS negotiation and let's the dealer know up front you've done some homework.

    You'll be lucky to get what Edmunds or anyplace else says you should get as trade-in. Private sale will get you the best ROI but won't work with negative equity and takes time (rebate ends EOM or 3 Dec, can't remember which). We were basically upside down a few grand but that was overcome by the biggie 4.5K rebate. I did OK on this deal (middle of Black Book trade value when I thought it should be upper end) but surely someone here actually has or will claim to have done much better. I feel comfy with my trade value because I got $500-750 more from this dealer than any other on the same or similarly priced vehicle with less of a discount and they did this sight unseen (subject to inspection of course).

    Dealers I've dealt with will only give you what a similar priced vehicle could be bought for wholesale either from another dealer or an auction. This ensures dealer can make a profit but possibly gives them a wider range of profit compared to the new car sale that gives them a commision based on sales, totals, goals, etc. Recommend only dealing with Internet department managers to avoid the what's it gonna take to get you in it today conversations with white patent leather shoe wearing salesmen. Either do so via email at first, or call them cold with a proposal, it worked for me, just be prepared to go for it if they meet your figures.

    Anyway, we got captains chairs. They are the same exact seat on the sides as the bench config only you get a toybox instead of a jump seat in the middle. We also got one that's Flex Fuel just in case it catches on here in FL. FFV is hypochracy IMO as it says I'm going green but in actuality means we aren't picky what type fuel we guzzle.

    Doing a quicky check, $21K for your '04 LE may have been darn good but can't tell what you have on it or condition. The big SUV's aren't hot right now due to gas prices. The '08's went up quite a bit compared to 07's but with all the changes, well worth it. In three years I could be here posting that the 2010 is better yet.

    I've only just begun to explore the bells & whistles on ours (got it today) but it's awesome, polished, understated but not boring. I can't imagine paying $10-15K more for a QX-56 with fancier rims, active cruise, one notch up the class scale.

    Sorry to ramble but there's good info here,do research and don't cave in if the numbers checkout... walk or hang-up instead.

    Good luck!.
  • pmtrepmtre Posts: 55
    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for the reply, The more info the better!

    Over the weekend, on my wife's behalf, I negotiated over the phone to lease an 08 Subau Tribeca 5 pass lmtd. I found 3 dealers with the color and options she wanted, they all came down in price very quickly, once they knew we would buy over the weekend, She ended up with a great monthly payment with no money down and a check back to her to pay off her old lease. I posted the details on the Subaru forum. Point is you don't need to sit in the showroom and play all the games the salesman and managers like to throw at you.

    Yesterday, After telling the saleman I wasn't buying till after Jan. 1 I waisted an hour trying to get a trade in value for my 04 LE AWD( 61k miles, very good condition, LE preffered, all the options except, NAV and DVD) Of course they came in at 17k , 4k less than in June, I actually bought an 07 at the time and negogiated around 9400 off the MSRP, gave them a deposit , but they couldn't find the color and options I wanted so they gave me my deposit back.

    The trade in value is about 2 Grand lower than I expected.

    They did give me the MF .00125 and Residual 51% for an 08 LE AWD 39 MO. 15K per year lease.

    I'll be back to make a deal at the end of December, with them or or one of the many nearby dealers, no sense waisting anymore time, till its time to buy.

    Happy Shopping!
  • I am working on a deal with a private seller right now on a one owner 2006 Armada SE 4x4

    Its about has loaded as an SE can get, Dvd, moonroof, leather , 8 pass, tow package , clear bra etc. 13,000 Miles. One owner, no accidents not smoker.

    We are at 26,750 right now.

    What do you think. Good deal or should be less?
  • Just wanted to give my opinion. I don't think the offer is that far off. I would think more around $24,500-$26,000 max. A few sold on ebay with similar options for around $25-26,000. I would recommend posting your information in the real-world trade in values. They will be able to give you a good idea of what a trade in would be on the vehicle. I would then add about 10% and then that would be all I would offer.
  • pmtrepmtre Posts: 55
    Anyone hear about this months rebates?
  • pmtrepmtre Posts: 55
    $4500 Cash to Customer start: 12/04/2007 end: 01/02/2008
  • davantdavant Posts: 294
    Rebate? ... same as it ever was (chop up and down arm).

    Not only is the Armada one fine large SUV in comparison to US-borne choices, it is certainly less expensive too. We priced out a similarly equipped Tahoe and Expie and despite small rebates from (Ford) I figured the Armada is 4-5K less than what we would pay for the alternatives plus it utilizes plenty of leading edge technologies. For some reason US makers are slow to roll luxury brand features like Smartkey (proximity sensing) into consumer grades. Honda is also guilty of this as they just put Bluetooth in the Ody this year. Point is, if you can accept the fuel economy these are great times to be buying. No, I don't work in the automotive field, just can't believe how much cheaper and better the Armada is...
  • uga91uga91 Metro AtlantaPosts: 1,065
    We bought a new 2008 on December 1 for $28k from Sutherlin Nissan in Buford, GA (near the Mall of Georgia). It was a "base" SE with only floor mats, cargo net, splash guards and cargo tray as the options. Sticker was about $36,600. Rebates were $4500 and mark down took it to $28,000. We are very happy!
  • pmtrepmtre Posts: 55
    Another great deal! Enjoy!
  • On 11/30 I took delivery of my new Galaxy black with almond leather 2008 Armada 4x2 LE. I got the captains chairs, moonroof, mat set, microfilter, rear cargo net, Tow Package, Preferred Package, DVD Entertainment Package and the Tech Package. I should have just said I got everything but the moon roof wind guard. My out the door price with Orange County Florida taxes and tag xfer was $42,230. The MSRP/sticker was $51,045. I did all of my due diligence and shopping over phone and internet and narrowed it down to three dealerships. I settled on Jenkins Nissan price in Lakeland. They did an inventory swap and drove the Armada from Sarasota all the way to my house in the Orlando area.

    Some things to note. Inventory for captains chairs, black in almond was slim pickings. Also, no trade, no financing and I bought the car on the last day of the month. They were really anxious to make a sell. I signed the papers in my kitchen at 11:30 PM. LOL. Good luck everyone.
  • what was your price before taxes and tag may I ask? what is florida sales tax? thanks
  • I have been going at this for about a month with several dealers.... here is the deal I worked out tell me if you think its good....2008 LE 4x4 with every option but the rear DVD system. MSRP is $50990. They offered it to me for $40750 + tax and tags.
  • I have an offer from Planet Nissan in Las Vegas, Nevada for the 08 Nissan Armada LE 2WD with the preferred package and the technology package (navigation).... The complete out the door price is $42,000....... is this a fair price as this is after the 4,500.00 rebate incentive???
  • pmtrepmtre Posts: 55
    Sounds like a fair price, what color are you getting ?, What city are you in?
    I've been looking for the same set up Blizzard / Almond w/captain chairs in the second row in the Boston area, the closest one is 150 miles away. The numbers I'm getting aren't as good as yours, so I think your doing good to get that price.
  • Thanks so much...... I am getting the Smoke with Charcoal leather interior.....split row bench middle row seating w/ navigation and the preferred package....... I am in Las Vegas, Nevada.....
    Good luck in finding yours!
  • In December I purchased a smoke color 2008 SE 4x4 with Driver's package, splash guards, floor mats & cargo mat, rear cargo net, rear organizer and SE tow package. I live in CA. where the tax is 7.75%, I paid 2941.51 in sales tax and 318.75 in dmv fees plus a 55.00 documantation fee. Total out the door price was $36715.36. Which included cash back and rebate. I plan on getting the Gold Preferred Security Plus vehicle protection plan as soon as possible. I'm still shopping around for the best price on this since the dealer's can charge different prices for this optional coverage. If anyone has puchased this plan can you list which plan you purchased, who you bought it from and the price that you paid? Thanks, so far I'm really happy with the vehicle, no problems at all. :shades:
  • 514329514329 Posts: 60
    just got my 08 armada LE 4x4 tonight w/ dvd, LE preferred package, tow package, floor mat, splash guard for $ 37015 out the door, msrp was $ 48630. trade-in my 04 SE 4x4 w/ balance of $ 15300.
  • color is Galaxy Black /Charcoal leather. I also got numbers very close to this from sheridan nissan(actually in stock) and conicelli nissan(need to DX). Does anyone have any firm pricing on the Gold Preferred warranty?
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