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Infiniti QX56 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • Congrats. Where you at and dealer info please?
  • cuibapcuibap Posts: 15
    edited October 2010
    Congrats! These dealers on this forum are trying so hard to sell it to you. Don't listen to them. They are here with an agenda that wants you to pay as high as MSRP so they can make more money. Do you really think they are here to help you to save money? Think again people. All the info they are providing here can be found on the internet.

    qx56man, can you provide the dealer and sale person info please? Thanx.
  • matsolmatsol Posts: 8
    Hi,

    Can you please let me know the city and dealer.

    Thanks
  • kiiwiikiiwii Posts: 283
    I think it's quite likely this new car is being sold at MSRP. If I remember correctly, the VW New Beetles were selling at $1k above MSRP when it just came out. There is nothing wrong with selling (or advertising) above or below MSRP. It's a free market. Sometimes crazy (high) prices will actually stimulate purchases.

    Personally, I wouldn't pay for MSRP. Just wait few months, I'm sure the price will drop a bit.
  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,881
    Personally directed posts have been removed.. indiscriminately..

    If you have a buying or shopping experience, please post it.. otherwise, please keep your keyboard in your pocket..

    Thanks!

    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • johnhwjohnhw Posts: 111
    Hauled five adults, 4 dogs and a load of luggage from Dallas to Taos NM. This vehicle continues to exceed my lofty expectations of it. In the mountain roads, this baby runs through the curves like a sports car..,.. wait let me correct that...better than a 1987 mazda Rx7 Turbo I owned. It handled the turns like I couldnt believe. I was able to run 20 to 30 mps over the recommended speed in twisties up and down the canyon running east of Taos on US 64.

    Great for the long road trip as well, handled the crowd comfortably and mileage was very good for load and speed I was driving.

    I love this vehicle, it truly is a replacement for a large luxury car in addition to being best in class SUV to my knowledge. 6500 miles on mine already and no issues at all. This black/black beauty with bench second row and entertainment/ delux touring and tech packages is one great improvement over the others in this class.
  • Glad you liked the QX, but I highly doubt it handled better than your RX7. Either your RX7 was old and had a bad suspension or you simply don't remember how good that car handled! We just test drove this QX today. We loved it - it was "anti X5". Our X5 is definitely sportier and handled much better, but at the sacrifice of comfort. The X5 rides too hard and is really for people who must have a compromise between having an SUV and a sports car. Since we already own 2 Porsches, we don't really care to have the family hauler be sporty. With 2 kids and possibly 1 more coming, we need a comfortable "cruise mobile" that's NOT a minivan. The QX steering and brakes were noticeably lighter and softer than the X5. Again, it's what we're looking for. We must be getting old. Also, I LOVED the cruise control that keeps an automatic distance with the car in front!!! But I can't believe that they are making you buy the $5800 Touring package in order to buy the $2800 Tech Package that includes this feature... With the Theater, Touring and Tech Package, this makes the QX a $72k vehicle... Ouch...We're test driving the Mercedes GL next.
  • Everything you listed on the new 2011 QX56 4WD, the MSRP should be $66,415, with the invoice $60,808. Unless you forgot to list some things on the car. I noticed the price went down since I was at the dealership last week.

    Invoice went down $2500 from last week with the car being loaded with Deluxe touring, Technology, Theater, Illuminated Kick Plates, Roof Rail Crossbars, Stainless Steel Rear Bumper Protector, Carpeted Cargo Mat, Cargo Net & First Aid Kit, Moonroof Wind Deflector & Vehicle Alarm Impact Sensor.
  • The 2011 QX56 Fully Load went down in price this week. I was at the dealership last week and I'm glad I didn't go through with the deal and waited.
  • unbelievable3unbelievable3 Posts: 2
    edited October 2010
    I just had to register and post after continually reading up on some of the cheap salesman talk that is coming out of this forum.

    People, don't fall for the cheap salesman talk. I'm sorry, but it appears many of you are. If you are looking to buy a 60K+ vehicle, then I am sure you have some business sense. Use it.

    1. Don't buy 'paint protection'. It's a rip-off. Plain and simple. Wax your car, heck, even use Klasse Sealant on it before waxing it if you really want to. It's the same thing. Go read up on the Meguiar's forums for some real car care/detailing advice.

    2. Don't let some salesman tell you what these cars are going for. It's a flat out LIE. I bought a 2010 QX56 FULLY loaded 2WD with Tech, 8 miles on it, in the plastic, back in January of this year for LESS than 51K OUT THE DOOR. This was back in January!! This price was at least 5K less than the best price that some of these General Sales Managers were pitching as "the best discount you will ever see on these!!". Low ball whoever you need to to get the price you want. You will get it eventually. It took about 6 extra emails and I saved myself 5K. Just like that. The salesman in this forum are only creating a false demand that is simply NOT TRUE.

    Someone earlier mentioned they bought a 2011 for around 800 over invoice. It is completely within reason to be able to pick one of these up for around that or up to a max of 1200 over invoice right now. It may not be in your home town, and you may have to drive a couple hundred miles, but it's a real deal that can be had.

    Don't let salesman on these forums think that you are getting a good deal when you buy at 1K under MSRP!

    Good luck.
  • I was just on Infiniti's website. 4WD 2011 QX with touring, theater, roof rails and cargo net has an MSRP of 69,515. Invoice was 63 and change according to this website. I paid $66k plust tax at 2.9%. I dont know how you came up with the MSRP that you think i should have came up with. But that is what I paid which according to the posts on this forum is a good price. I had to battle and play the game to get that price. I had a hard time getting the car with theater and touring without the tech(dont care for all the beeps and warning). I will save that for my retirement when I am driving 20mph in the right lane. All dealers told me when I was searching for that specific configuration that it would be tough to find and it proved to be true. Most dealers told me flat out the car doesnt exist because there were so few. The theater package only seemed pretty readily available in my area (NYC tri-state area) if you were slightly flexible with color.
  • It has been a long wait for me to get the specific conf. that I wanted. I have been waiting 6 weeks but should finally be in next week. Black w/ graphite int., touring, 4wd, theater. roof rails, bumper plate, etc.. Everything but tech and I paid 66,960. I'm pretty sure if they lowered the price by $2500. as previously posted it would show the new price on the infiniti site. Trading in my denali, so I will post comparison after I get to drive QX56.
  • cuibapcuibap Posts: 15
    Just went out for dinner and saw a 2011 qx56 in black. Lucky for me since the restaurant was full, we had to wait outside for about 5-7 minutes and the owner came out. I asked him how he likes the car. He told me that he loved the car except it's a little bigger than what he used to drive, ML350. He told me he has the car only for 2 days and he paid $3000 under MSRP. He aslo said that he got it from the gsm here at the North Houston dealer location (so much for MSRP and $500 for our previous owner :) )

    I think the price is going down slowly. I am waiting until the end of the year and get mine.
  • $3,000 below MSRP is not unreasonable considering that American Express' auto purchasing program has a target price of $66,774 ($2,226 below MSRP) for 2011 QX56 4WD with Theater and Touring packages.

    I'm personally waiting for the VPP to be applied to this vehicle so i will be working from the "invoice" price plus potential customer cash incentives. Yes, i do understand that it may not be applied to this "new" vehicle for a while but for 5-10K+ off, I'm willing to play the waiting game :)

    FYI, check out the different savings from various VPP programs:
    "friends" and extended family 2010: http://www.insidenissan.com/monthly_cplan_infiniti.html
    "friends" and extended family 2011: http://www.insidenissan.com/monthly_cplan_infiniti_2011.html
  • sewellgsmsewellgsm Posts: 775
    2010 vs 2011 = Big Difference

    Go back and look at previous post. Most dealers were taking $10-$11k off the MSRP on the 2010 (Infiniti had $7k dealer cash) that was normal, so getting an 2010 for under $51k was normal. However, it is normal that right now the 2011 are going for MSRP or right around there. This is not a "lie".

    You are comparing two totally different situations.

    Only reason I respond is you are advising people to go around "low balling" - they would be wasting their time. Supply vs Demand.....one day it will sway back and the price will come down....but probably around March or so.

    PS Have you ever considered the higher the dealers are selling the 2011, the more your 2010 holds its value? If we discount the 2011 by say $5k like you suggest, then your 2010 goes down $5k....ummm business sense..... ;)

    One last thing - this in a National site - I am speaking for the Southwest, maybe where you live things are different.
  • It surely must be a Southwest thing. As I have previously posted, I am in the NYC metro area and paid 66k for a 69,515 MSRP and had multiple dealers ready to make that deal.
  • infinitivppinfinitivpp Posts: 4
    edited October 2010
    For the record, I never asked anyone to go around low balling all the dealers. Just as I never accused the dealers on this forum of going around creating false hype and demand to get everyone to purchase at MSRP. Just as you justified your contribution as a dealership to this "buying and leasing experience" in previous posts with your "experience", I'm simply presenting facts that everyone can actually verify for themselves. Now, that's "no lie".

    The first thing I pointed out is that American Express auto purchase program (a national program) also offers 2K+ off MSRP so 3K off MSRP is not unreasonable for a buyer to ask for. If you think that's low balling then you need to reach out to American Express and let them know that they are cutting into your profit margin.

    Another thing i pointed out is that the Nissan/Infiniti VPP program out there provides discounts to friends, extended family, business associates and employees. This is also a national program that everyone should investigate and see if it's something they can take part of.

    Indeed 2010 vs 2011 is a big difference at a specific point in time. The point of sharing both of the 2010 and 2011 incentives from VPP is to help people estimate what *may* the 2011 incentive look like the same time next year. Just a way to help people plan accordingly with their own budget if they are willing to take a leap of faith that the incentive trend will be fairly consistent from year to year. By no means i'm asking them to demand 2010 incentives on a 2011 vehicle right now. If they are dumb enough to interpret that from my post and show up at your dealership with that demand then I have no doubt that your sales skill can easily persuade them to pay full MSRP :P

    As for cars holding its value. For the people that purchased the vehicle for invoice price, the vehicle will hold its true value longer than those that paid MSRP. Business sense is only necessary when you're the business owner; Common sense on the other hand is for everyone else.

    Again, you're absolutely right about supply and demand but we the buyer ultimately controls the demand while the sellers will continue to influence the demand by controlling supply, creating a better product or creating a bigger hype (by posting on "buying and leasing experience" forums)

    For the record, when i do buy my QX56 sometime next year if and when the VPP finally applies to QX56, I will have no doubt that I will take it to Sewell for service as you guys are without a doubt the best for your customer service but I have to admit that i was shocked to see how hard Sewell is trying to influence everyone on this board when people are simply trying to educate each other.
  • You may be able to get a better deal if you wait till next year but you also have to consider what that will do to your trade value. Most people buying this car are trading in another high dollar vehicle that is losing significant value the longer you wait. Once the calender says 2011 it will be worth even less. If your buying straight out and not trading then I would agree it makes more sense to wait, but if your trading you may want to work the best deal you can and make the move. Its all about out the door after trade, not just new vehicle price.
  • unbelievable3unbelievable3 Posts: 2
    edited October 2010
    Interesting.

    Here is a quote you made on February 6, 2010, about a month AFTER I bought mine.

    "$10k off seems to be the going sale price on all QX - regardless of equipment. You may get a few hundred more off a demo or just playing hard ball, but that is where they are selling. And 10k off is assuming all the dealer cash, so no lease or special rates at that price."

    Direct from an Infiniti PDF-
    2010 QX56 MSRP 56,050
    Entertainment Package 1,700
    Tech Package 1,150
    Tow Package 350
    Cargo mat net 95

    Total = 59,345

    I paid 47,062 (exclusive of tax, tag and title). That was brand new, still in the plastic, with 8 miles on the odometer.

    That's 12,283 less than MSRP.

    That's a 2,283 difference from "10K".

    If I had listened to you, I would have left AT LEAST 2.3K on the table.
    That's a good chunk of change.

    Luckily, actual buyers posted their REAL prices paid which allowed me to get to that number.

    My dealer in my hometown was dealing based on 7K off of MSRP and after extensive negotiation, wouldn't budge more than 9K off of MSRP.

    I drove 240 miles and was able to save at least 3.3K from the best deal I was able to get in my hometown. And remember, I bought mine back in the middle of January 2010, at least a month before you said "10K seems to be the going rate".

    The point is that you as the seller are here trying to sell at the highest price possible, while we, the buyers, are trying to buy at the lowest price possible.

    As mentioned earlier by another person, you would not be here posting on this forum if your sales were that good. You aren't posting in this forum to make us, the buyers, get the best deal, and you aren't posting here looking out for us buyers.

    You are only spreading inaccurate and unnecessary information and rumors with the intent to make us, the buyers, pay more than we should.

    Period.
  • cuibapcuibap Posts: 15
    You are absolutely right! I don't want to trade in my vehicle as this is for the wife and we'll keep her current one as the extra car (2009 RX350 PBE). If I have to trade in, the out the door price is what matters.
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