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2013 and earlier Nissan Pathfinder Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • You will need to give a lot more details here for a good price. These vehicles have a ot of things to consider. When you say DVD do you mean bose? does it have the navigation system (adds a lot to the cost). Is it 4WD or two? Being an LE means a lot but it helps to specify the options such as power seats w/ memory? Leather? sunroof? running boards? body side moulding? floor mats? Side airbags? These all play into the equation. What I did is to determine the dealer cost with the options I got (Bose, driver power seat, sunroof , running boards, floor mats) and then deal from there. The way my dealer worked is to start with the MSRP and the repate ($500 at the time) and then just continue to increase the value of my trade. I had a 1997 suburban that needed transmission work (still drove okay) and AC work. Worth about $1500 at auction and the dealer gave me about $6000 in trade against the MSRP. It all depends on how they do thier bookwork. Do not buy any add ons like paint protectant, rust proofing or extended warranty (do AAA after 30k miles).

    Good Luck
    -Spud!
    :shades:
  • Hey Guys,

    I have negotiated this so far for a:

    2005 Pathy SE 4x4 (Gray/Gray Cloth) w/
    33371 miles
    Comfort Pack
    Premium (Bose/Roof) Pack
    DVD Pack
    (no nav)
    Vehicle Cost

    $21,495

    They will make it a "nissan certified preowned" for an additional:

    $400

    Then to add the "wrap" pre-owned extended prefered, 84 month 100,000 mile, warranty is:

    $1199

    Giving me a total of:

    $23090----- Any thoughts especially on the warranty stuff??

    Finance rate 6.54

    Thank you!
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    Go to kbb.com and here on edmunds and lookup the wholesale price(s). Average or observe the two to get wholesale price. This number is an average, meaning a considerable # of cars wholesaled for less than this. Don't know about the finance rate unless you applied at your credit union or bank and saw what a competitive rate is. Start at below wholesale and leave your cell play hard to get. (You really don't know how much they have in it regardless of what the book says)

    As for the warranty and stuff thats your call.

    --jjf
  • jbs7jbs7 Posts: 2
    I've been working with a few dealers on a Xterra SE lease and the numbers were too high. Yesterday one of the dealers came back with better numbers on a 2007 Pathfinder SE with comfort and premium pacakge.

    39 Mo/12,000 Miles/$415 a month with nothing due at signing
    MSRP $33,120
    I'm just beginning my research on the Pathfinder. I'm thinking of countering with $399.
    I live in Ohio and have an excellent credit rating. Please let me know what you think.

    Thanks in Advance!
  • memorex2memorex2 Posts: 2
    Pathfinder with Factory DVD, Comfort, Premium, Floor Mats, Splash Guards, and Side Air Bags. $32354.00, price after tax and license is $34928.00. This seems high...here is the breakdown I received:

    Base Price $28850.00
    Comfort $11550.00
    DVD $1600.00
    Floor mats $150.00
    Premium $1700.00
    Side air $700.00
    Splash Grd $140.00
    Dest $650.00

    Car_man! If I could have your opinion here that would be great. This is in WA (say 98074).

    I also received a quote minus DVD and minus Premium BUT with an after market DVD system for $31291.00, OTD $33769.90. Is it about the same to get after market? Would affect the chance or decrease the value of leasing the vehicle? Is it possible to install DVD into a leased vehicle?
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    You want about 4500-6000 off a 34k MSRP pathfinder. See what you can work. I would not really want to start installing stuff into a leased vehicle but am not into that stuff either.

    A rough rule of thumb for a good deal on a lease is to subtract $2000 or so from the advertised downpayment (or at least subtract 75% of the downpayment) and roll the rest into the 36 or so payments for little down. And stipulate you want 15000 mi/yr instead of 12000. (you don't want a lot down on a lease for a similar reason you don't want to pay 6 months apartment rent up front) This assumes good credit.

    You may be able to get a good deal on a lease but usually not as they are designed to fleece payment buyers. (leases are mostly fleeces) Even for folks who take the business deduction, advertised lease deals are usually mediocre.

    --jjf
  • rcnsgt1rcnsgt1 Posts: 3
    I am about 7 to 10 days from purchase. I am getting a base '07 Pathfinder SE 4x4 for $28,740.99 tax tags etc incl. Just wondering if anyone has any highs or LOWS to look out for. I am trading in my 2002 crapwagon jetta ( NEVER BUYING A VW AGAiN !) and was looking for any input you all may have.
    Thanks in advance.
  • Just took delivery of a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4x4 with Nav and DVD. Lease 39 mos, 12k mi/yr, just inceptions down. $508/mo out the door, taxes & everything included. Delivered to my door. Never set foot in the showroom. NJ dealer.
  • My local Nissan dealer still has a 2005 Pathfinder LE on the lot. Sticker is $35800, and they've brought it down to $31400. It has about 800 miles on it. When I ask them why they still have a 2005, they always say it's because the LE models are harder to sell than the S or SE--that most people will go up to the Armada if they want the leather package.

    I haven't really started negotiating with the dealer on anything yet, but I'm wondering what your thoughts are on the 2005. Should I even consider this vehicle or should I look at a 2006 or 2007? Or I am passing up a bargain?

    Thanks!
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    No. If you were passing up a bargain it still wouldn't be there.

    I've seen 07 4runners advertised all day long for $5000 off MSRP. Should be able to work better than this with some work. Should be about the same for 07 Pathfinder.

    Look up your 05 LE on nada.com or kbb.com. (with 800 miles). Add a little to the wholesale price ($1500-2000) for a reasonable price for the car. I'm thinking this comes to about $26000.

    With paragraph 2 and 3 into account, now you know why its still there.

    --jjf

    My local Nissan dealer still has a 2005 Pathfinder LE on the lot. Sticker is $35800, and they've brought it down to $31400. It has about 800 miles on it. When I ask them why they still have a 2005, they always say it's because the LE models are harder to sell than the S or SE--that most people will go up to the Armada if they want the leather package.

    I haven't really started negotiating with the dealer on anything yet, but I'm wondering what your thoughts are on the 2005. Should I even consider this vehicle or should I look at a 2006 or 2007? Or I am passing up a bargain?

    Thanks!
  • I met with the dealer on this 2005 today. 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)

    Any opinions now? What can I counter offer with? Thank you!!!!
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    Don't counter with anything. Make sure they have your cell #. Tell the sales manager you are looking at several vehicles and need to buy soon. You need his absolute best shot on the LE. No matter what it is you are dissappointed, and thought it would be lower. Tell him to call you back if the scenery changes. (You know it probably isn't his real best shot) See how eager the callbacks are.

    If he asks what you have in mind (he wants you to show your hand)... tell him you don't have time to screw around you need his lowest price on the car.

    Its unwise to name a price until you get them to bid against themselves for awhile and feel out how aggressive they are. (if you can). This is especially if your need isn't urgent and you are fishing for a bargain. You know your (secret) target price is $26000 or so. (I didn't look up the #'s)

    good luck
    --jjf

    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)

    Any opinions now? What can I counter offer with? Thank you!!!!
  • rcnsgt1rcnsgt1 Posts: 3
    Just to give you an idea. I just got my 2007 SE for $28,945 tax tags etc ...all said and done. I got the base model 4X4, I hate leather and don't see the need for NAV. I am getting everything else done aftermarket as I have good friends in good places for the stereo and stuff. GL
  • reppyreppy Posts: 3
    I am looking for a new '06 Pathfinder LE without any extras like NAV or DVD and just got a quote for 28,850 + TTL. Do you think I can still get some money off? Thanks
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    The 07 4runners run for 5-6k off MSRP so your deal is how much off MSRP? 5k?. These machines wholesale 10k+ from list 1st year so you want a considerable amount off.

    --jjf

    am looking for a new '06 Pathfinder LE without any extras like NAV or DVD and just got a quote for 28,850 + TTL. Do you think I can still get some money off? Thanks
  • reppyreppy Posts: 3
    The dealer says he is giving me 5600 off MSRP but the fact remains its an '06 LE model. Is 26,500 a good offer to make or can I still get more off.

    --reppy
  • civic702civic702 Posts: 3
    Hi guys,

    i'm looking into purchasing a 07 pathy S model only as I dont need all those extras. edmunds got it listed for $24,572 TMV in my area. how much should i be really looking to pay since i'll be doing a cash buy. do i actually have more leverage as a cash buyer or not? any help would be grateful.
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    These machines depreciate about 9-10k from list 1st year, so you want about 5-6k off. Sometimes the TMV is ok, but sometimes way off. (It may be a very rough average)

    Actually as a cash buyer you may have less leverage. Sometimes if say you would be open to financing if their rates are good, the dealer will make you a better price, hoping to make it up on the financing. If their rates aren't as good as yours, hold them to the price and pay yourself.

    --jjf

    Hi guys,

    i'm looking into purchasing a 07 pathy S model only as I dont need all those extras. edmunds got it listed for $24,572 TMV in my area. how much should i be really looking to pay since i'll be doing a cash buy. do i actually have more leverage as a cash buyer or not? any help would be grateful.
  • civic702civic702 Posts: 3
    back again. before i head out to a dealerships. sorry i'm a newb but is an '06 pathfinder considered used even if there is no 1st owner. i'm kinda lost on this one since edmunds has it listed under used and couldnt find any other details.

    i'm curious because a local dealer where i live still has a bunch of '06 laying around. i'm still looking into the S model but now i'm clueless as to where to start negogiating since i've just been doing researching only on the '07s. any help thanks.
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    I would look up a used 06 wholesale on nada kbb and edmunds websites with 0 miles. Try to work a deal within $1000-1500 of the average on a new 1st owner. Personally I would want 4-5k at least off an 07 and 6-7k off an 06.

    Happy Huntin
    -jjf

    back again. before i head out to a dealerships. sorry i'm a newb but is an '06 pathfinder considered used even if there is no 1st owner. i'm kinda lost on this one since edmunds has it listed under used and couldnt find any other details.

    i'm curious because a local dealer where i live still has a bunch of '06 laying around. i'm still looking into the S model but now i'm clueless as to where to start negogiating since i've just been doing researching only on the '07s. any help thanks.
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