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2013 and earlier Nissan Pathfinder Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    Take it easy. I have a personal issue with the Pathfinder as one betrayed our family in a financial transaction in the late 1960's. :confuse:

    Chevy Trailblazer 10000 off MSRP
    Honda Pilot 7500 off MSRP (about 5900 now)
    Toyota 4runner advertised 6000 off msrp (now)
    Dodge Durango/Chev Silverado/Dodge Dakota 10000 off MSRP

    With these deals worked last summer regularly and similar discounts approaching, just trying to give some perspective on whats going on in the segment. To pay 400 below invoice for a Pathfinder is silly if it depreciates 10-13k from msrp 1st year like the rest. Although the Nissan dealers seem to have a lot of discipline in advertising (like Honda) doubtless better deals on a Path have (and need) to be made. It can't resist gravity. Check out my message 14394 in the Accord Prices paid section for useful info on how to buy a car.

    Happy Hunting
    --jjf

    jff,

    I believe he wants a Pathfinder? Any personal issue with the pathfinder since you keep referring people whose interest is in Nissan Pathy over the Toyota 4Runner?

    mattpsu,
    have you checked out edmunds? what is the option you want vs. the ones you need. don't forget the "cool" factor to have options. Have you emailed the dealers around your area for some quotes? The key here is test drive at the dealer you know you will not buy it from, do all your negotiation via EMAIL/PHONE. Let the dealer know you will only coming in for the sign and drive when we reach the deal. What a pressure off you and on them!

    If you can give me some general idea of what exactly you're looking for, options and 2nd options (including color), I may be able to work up some numbers for you.

    Thanks,
  • bmavesbmaves Posts: 6
    I got to agree w/ Chuckisc. Every one that posts about prices on Pathfinders, you bring up 4runners. I am not angry or anything just you should post those on the 4runner vs Pathy thread and not the Pathfinder prices paid thread.
    The only model you had listed that is even in the same leauge as the Pathfinder is the 4Runner. BUT you cannot get a 4Runner equally equiped as a Pathfinder for the same price. The Trailblazer is a piece of crap. It will break before you are done paying for it. Pilot is for all intents and purposes, a car w/ AWD. Some Subaru's have more ground clearance than a Pilot. 4Runners are sweet, I had one but it was always in the shop. Durangos are more of a piece of crap than a Trailblazer. My wife's freind had a brand new 07 that caught fire and burned to ashes on the expressway.

    Chevy Trailblazer 10000 off MSRP
    Honda Pilot 7500 off MSRP (about 5900 now)
    Toyota 4runner advertised 6000 off msrp (now)
    Dodge Durango/Chev Silverado/Dodge Dakota 10000 off MSRP
  • I am about to purchase a 2006 Pathfinder LE 4x2. It is fully loaded with pretty much everything it is a CPO that I am getting through the dealer. It is very clean. It has 22,000 miles, the DVD, and Navigation System. I have the dealer at the following:

    $27,953 purchase price with TTL it is around $29,900. I am able to get a 60 month 6.64% loan. Does this seem like a fair deal? I live in the Houston, TX area.
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    Look up the wholesale price of your vehicle on kbb.com nada.com and edmunds.com. Take the two lowest prices and average them and try to get the vehicle for that figure to figure +1500. Any more than that depends on how much you want a used 06 pathfinder with 22000 miles.

    --jjf

    I am about to purchase a 2006 Pathfinder LE 4x2. It is fully loaded with pretty much everything it is a CPO that I am getting through the dealer. It is very clean. It has 22,000 miles, the DVD, and Navigation System. I have the dealer at the following:

    $27,953 purchase price with TTL it is around $29,900. I am able to get a 60 month 6.64% loan. Does this seem like a fair deal? I live in the Houston, TX area.
  • Thanks for the suggestion. I think I will haggle a little more. I have been looking for a couple weeks and this one is by far the cleanest that I have found in the market. It has a couple of upgrades that I don't need but it is a sharp looking vehicle.
  • maxshopmaxshop Posts: 7
    Miles: 18300. The price from a private party is $25750 & is listed as "Excellent with Factory Warranty (until Dec 08)". I have not seen the vehicle yet, but ran a price-check on Edmunds & it came up with $25500. Ran a price-check on KBB & it came up with $22000. Not sure which is the correct one. What do you folks think is a decent price?

    Thanks
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    Check nada.com and take the 2 lowest of the 3 prices and average them. I'm assuming your prices are wholesale good (not outstanding condition). Work around wholesale price. He may be selling it himself as its possible dealers he tried to sell it to would not even come close to wholesale. Obviously if he's seriously in the bucket (owes substantially more than he can get for it) you want to pass.
    23000 range sounds closer to the mark for a 05 vehicle like this than 25500.

    --jjf

    Miles: 18300. The price from a private party is $25750 & is listed as "Excellent with Factory Warranty (until Dec 08)". I have not seen the vehicle yet, but ran a price-check on Edmunds & it came up with $25500. Ran a price-check on KBB & it came up with $22000. Not sure which is the correct one. What do you folks think is a decent price?

    Thanks
  • ampmicoampmico Posts: 2
    can anyone help me out with some OTD prices for an 07 V8 SE model prices with the towing package? thanks
  • rhj1954rhj1954 Posts: 3
    I am just starting the purchase process for an 07 or 08 and was wondering what to expect in terms of getting below invoice. In essence are their deals to be had on the 07 as a late model or should I focus on the new 08 models. I am in Central/Western NY.
  • Back in March, I posted about a NEW 2005 Pathfinder LE at my local Nissan dealership. I negotiated on it, but walked away at a final offer of $29,635. Turns out the dealer STILL has the vehicle. With the 2008 models out, is it crazy to even consider purchasing this vehicle? I'm tempted to offer them $25,000 but am I taking a huge risk on buying a car that has sat on the lot for over 2 years?

    Here's where we're at:

    Invoice: $33,105
    less Nissan rebate -$1,500
    Dealer holdback -$935.00
    _________________________
    $30,670

    When I left the dealer, I had them down to $29,635. The dealer definitely wants to get rid of this vehicle, so I know I can do better.

    Here are more specs:
    2005 Pathfinder LE
    980 miles
    Heated leather seats
    Bose 6 disc CD changer
    (doesn't have navigation system)
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    Oh brother. Many of the vehicles new in the 20 mpg segment are deeply discounted. Hit 10-20 dealers with bid requests last week of the month via email and you may work 5000-6000+ off MSRP for a new 07 equipped as the 05 you're looking at. As fpr the 05, look it up used on kbb.com and nada.com and target below to just above wholesale. See what the landscape is for the new ones and of course you want the 05 for lots less than your best 07 deal.

    --jjf

    Back in March, I posted about a NEW 2005 Pathfinder LE at my local Nissan dealership. I negotiated on it, but walked away at a final offer of $29,635. Turns out the dealer STILL has the vehicle. With the 2008 models out, is it crazy to even consider purchasing this vehicle? I'm tempted to offer them $25,000 but am I taking a huge risk on buying a car that has sat on the lot for over 2 years?

    Here's where we're at:

    Invoice: $33,105
    less Nissan rebate -$1,500
    Dealer holdback -$935.00
    _________________________
    $30,670

    When I left the dealer, I had them down to $29,635. The dealer definitely wants to get rid of this vehicle, so I know I can do better.

    Here are more specs:
    2005 Pathfinder LE
    980 miles
    Heated leather seats
    Bose 6 disc CD changer
    (doesn't have navigation system)
  • chuckiscchuckisc Posts: 31
    I must agree with the previous post! Your 05' Pathy, given it's a LE model is nothing extreme or even worth that much effort to negotiate with a dealer who doesn't want to work with you. I don't care how much you want to spin it brother, it's USED OLD vehicle, 2005 is so old now! Look at the 2007 or 2008 model right now. If you spend all that time and effort to deal with this 2005, why not work on a newer model!

    Personally, my 06'SE has ALL of the items you listed here. Brandnew with 9 miles on it when I bought. OTD was $32100, @ Ardmore Nissan, PA!

    And I didn't set foot in the dealer until the delivery day! All was done via email and web, and intensive phone calls. The beauty of this method and why it works for me is: I control the negotiation's temperature :) If it gets too hot and gets a little bit out of control or I don't like what I hear, just excuse myself and hang up the phone or delaying the email respond time.

    BTW, You should stop calling it a "NEW 2005 Pathfiner", it's 3 years old now brother... Look at the 2008 and see what you are missing here!
  • scottinkyscottinky Posts: 194
    My dealer has a beautiful blue LE, loaded up. Nav, DVD, all leather, they are asking
    nearly 30K for it. I had my 03 in for service this morning, but didn't btoher any
    of the salesmen. It was awfully nice!
  • chuckiscchuckisc Posts: 31
    Personally, Nissan needs to step up a notch with their NAV system. This is 2007 going on 2008 and they still can't get the Touch-Screen into their vehicle yet? So, I wouldn't spend the extra cash to get the factory (low-end) Navigation system that is NOT a touch-screen. You'd better off to buy a loaded SE and upgrade the head-unit with high-end Nav (after-market, like Pioneer or Eclipse)
  • scottinkyscottinky Posts: 194
    I already have a garmin C550.
  • oscarroscarr Posts: 4
    I just leased an 07 Pathfinder LE with Navi (sticker price around 39K) with the following deal:

    $1000 total at signing
    $418 per month (includes tax of 7% in my county)
    39 months
    12K miles per year

    I got mine at Team Nissan in Marietta, GA. Did I get a good deal?
  • I need advice. I'm interested in purchasing 2007 Pathfinder SE and visited a dealer and received the following price and options:

    $29,200 plus taxes(8.125 - NY) and license fee,

    Comfort Package
    Premiun Package
    Runningboard
    Splash Guards
    Sunroof Deflector
    Body Side Molding

    The color is Red Brawn and interior is desert cloth. I actually wanted leather interior but it seems they are hard to come by.

    Is this good price or can I do better. He did have three on his lot. I appreciate your input.
  • acslateracslater Posts: 2
    So we purchased an 07 Pathfinder last week that was on a different lot so it needed to be delivered. We also had them replace the XM radio with Sirius. Since it took them a couple of days to get the Sirius in stock and installed my wife picked up the car on Friday night and did the look over. When she brought it home I saw that the tires had the white outline writing facing out, something that I don't really like. When I called our salesman he implied that we would have to pay to have the tires flipped so that black wall side of the tires faced out. What are your all thoughts on this? I assumed that they would handle this without a charge,

    Thanks!
  • chuckiscchuckisc Posts: 31
    The Dealer def. got you good!
    1. Factory defaults all tires/wheels to be "whitewall"
    2. Should have done that "walk-around" before delivery (your false)
    3. Dealer does not obligate to do it for FREE, they owe you nothing.
    4. Cost money anywhere to get that type of work done on tires/wheels.
    5. Pay them and cut your loss! IMHO
  • acslateracslater Posts: 2
    We did do the walk-around. Unfortunately I could not be there so my wife did it. I told her things to look for but never thought of the white wall issue.
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    Perhaps the dealer will do the switcharoo for $50 or so. Many people like it with the letters out. If you have a Costco card maybe they can work a better deal but with a 26000 machine and about $5000 or so in payment interest in the works I wouldn't lose any sleep.

    Good Luck
    --jjf

    We did do the walk-around. Unfortunately I could not be there so my wife did it. I told her things to look for but never thought of the white wall issue.
  • kms87kms87 Posts: 8
    I'm looking at both used and new Pathfinders. I have quote requests out to a few dealers. But I'm wondering about a 2007 SE at a local dealer that is a program vehicle. It has the towing package and comfort package and is in very nice (near mint) condition. Ideally I wanted leather, but this is a pretty nice-looking vehicle regardless. It has 26k miles on it. The sticker is $27,900. What do you think is a good OTD price? I was thinking $24k? Is that realistic? I'm just getting started and trying to learn. Thanks!
  • stetsonbustetsonbu Posts: 14
    I did some research on the safety of the 2005 and on Nissan Pathfinder and it received a 4-star frontal crash rating. Does anyone know why? According to the rating, a 5-star has a 10% or less of a serious injury. a 4-star has 10-20%. My next question would be, would the 4-star rating be closer to the 10% or 20%? I wonder if this vehicle just missed the 5-star rating?

    Please help as this is one of the deciding factors for purchasing this vehicle!
  • kms87kms87 Posts: 8
    Ok--I had posted a message above about a used pathy but ended up with a new one. Final price: $29k, OTD. This is a loaded 2007 SE---leather, comfort and premium packages. I am really excited. I have to make a road trip to purchase, but that's ok!
  • stetsonbustetsonbu Posts: 14
    kms87,

    Wow, sounds like a deal! Does the $29K include TTL, fees, etc.?

    Also, did you get heated seats?

    What dealership did you purchase? I wonder if I could get the same deal here in Maryland?

    Thanks!
  • kms87kms87 Posts: 8
    I am purchasing out of state, so I have not paid taxes or registration. The $29k does include ALL fees such as the destination charge and document prep fee. The vehicle includes the leather package (including the heated seats), comfort and premium packages. I wanted dark leather (the vehicle is black) and that's what this one has. It also has the sunroof deflector, floor mats and splash guards.
    I purchased from the Nissan dealer in Omaha, NE. I'm very pleased with their service. They beat all of the local dealers easily.

    Good luck!
  • Chicagoland area, 37k miles, 2004 LE Platinum Edition. Paid 20k. I think that's a decent deal and in line with what was on cars.com at the time.
  • footwoodfootwood Posts: 16
    The 2008 LE pathfinder with dvd mats and wind defl has a MSRP of 39560.00 and a invoice price of 36618.00 which would make the selling price 36418.00.

    36 mos 12k per yr is 548.00 plus tax and mv res is 21758.00 and money factor is .001170

    39 mos 12k per yr is 542.00 plus tax and mv res is 21362.40 and money factor is .002090
  • otaota Posts: 1
    Got a price quote on a 2007 Pilot for 27.5 out the door for an EX with Leather, sunroof, and the premium package. Really have my heart set on a Pathfinder instead. Do you think the Nissan dealers will bite and try to compete? Priced out my Pathfinder with the same options, and MSRP is about the same as the Pilot (33k). Any advice at landing a pathfinder for the same price as the Pilot?
  • aggie10aggie10 Posts: 17
    I have negotiated a final price of $23,950 for a 2008 Storm Gray Nissan Pathfinder S + TTL. Do you think that's a good deal? Thanks.
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