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Infiniti FX35 / FX50 Lease Questions

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  • Hi All,

    I am planning to buy fully loaded FX35. Has someone ever bought through internet quotes. Can we really get better price through internet on new vehicle?

    Thanks in advance,
  • guttapercha1:

    Does this price include tax? I highly doubt it does... but if so not a bad deal at all but check out my previous post on 39 month leases. 39 month leases are not worth it.
  • Hi this is my first time posting on here. I'm in the process of trying to trade my 2000 X5 in and lease a 05 FX35 w/ touring/Tech/sport with rear DVD entertainment. It's a demo with 7000 miles. black/black. The price that they gave me was a monthly payment of $561 with tax included. 20k/yr 39 months. 0 down just TTL. What are your opinions? This is my first time leasing so I'm new to this. Thanks in advance for all the help.

    Paul
  • I was told that tax is included in that monthly payment.
  • I have a few questions and I would appreciate any help or info. I currently am leasing a Pathfinder and I am planning on leasing a FX35 when my lease expires in March.

    I have read that the 06 FX35s will be out in Feb. Will I be able to get a good deal on an 05 at the end of Feb if that is the case, or would the deals be better at the end of this year?

    What is the residual rate and the money factor for Dec?

    What about leasing a demo model? I have read about people doing that and I wonder what the deal is.

    I know this is the FX35 forum, but does anyone know about selling a car before the lease is up, and paying off the residual and the remaining payments? My Pathfinder is selling for about 1k more than what I would owe, and if I could I would love to get out of it now and into a FX35. Would a dealer that I would look to get an FX35 from be helpful in this area, or would it be better to go privately? I am going to look into this, but I thought that I would throw it out there anyway.

    Thanks in advance,

    Damien
  • I'd like to lease a 2005 2wd FX35 Premium, Sport, Sirrius. Need 15k a year. A few questions:
    1. Do I come to terms with the sale price first then say I want to lease instead of buy?
    2. Does anyone have the new factors for December?

    Thanks
  • 36 or 39 month. Doesn't really matter
  • I'm going to be graduating college soon and provided I receive the job I am hoping for, I am looking to lease an FX35. I'm pretty much in the same boat as everyone else and I'm looking for what I should expect to pay for an FX35 AWD with Tech and Touring packages. Dealer said on a black/graphite FX35 touring but no tech package I would be looking at $592/mo incl taxes for 39 months with 15k. Now that I have read this board I will definitely go for a 36 month but what price should I expect after taxes? IFS is offering 1.99% financing on 3 yr and less financing and 2.99 on 3 yr and up right now so he said its a good time to buy or lease. Also, 2006s will be arriving in Feb/March so they are "willing to cut deals" on their current inventory. Thanks for all of your help.
  • dmcmdmcm Posts: 12
    I am planning on leasing an FX 35. Seems that there are some good year end deals. Is it worth waiting till new models are out in the Spring or doing a deal before the end of December? Is there another time period (summer?)that is slow in the car business that is a good time to do a deal?
    What is a good lease payment assuming no money down for a 2WD with touring package either for 36 or 39 month assuming good credit and 15,000 miles annually? Has anyone recently leased the same vehicle if so what is the payment without any money down.
  • Hi guttapercha1. The selling price that you were quoted for this truck is very attractive. The lease money factor and residual value that you were quoted, .00116 and 57%, are right in line with Infiniti Financial Services' current lease program for this model. According to my calculations, your zero down, pre-tax monthly payment on this truck should be around $466. The payment that you mentioned includes tax. If it is close to this before tax, I say go for it.

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  • Hi emkayzen. While one certainly can save time by asking for price quoted for a new vehicle via e-mail, there is not really any advantage to doing so in terms of the price that you are able to negotiate. If you want, you can always e-mail several dealers for price quotes and then take them to a local dealer and negotiate in person for the truck that you want. Dealers are usually a little more willing to provide their best possible deal to consumers who are physically in their showrooms because it shows that they have a serious customer rather than one that will take their offer and shop it all over town.

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  • Greetings bimmerx5. Since you are new to the world of leasing, you definitely should check out the following informative articles that are available here at Edmunds.com prior to visiting any dealers: 10 Steps to Leasing a New Car and Calculate Your Own Lease Payment.

    Two of the most important numbers to find out when negotiating a lease on a vehicle are its selling price and its MSRP. The selling prices of leased vehicles are negotiable, just as if you were paying cash for them. This is especially true for demo models, which I personally wouldn't purchase unless they were significantly less expensive than an equivalent brand new model. If you find out the MSRP and selling price of the FX that you are considering and let me know I can estimate what its lease payment should be for you using Infiniti's actual lease program.

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  • Hi Damien. In terms of the selling price that you are able to negotiate, I suspect that dealers will become increasingly willing to lower the selling prices of 2005 FX models as the arrival of the 2006 model approaches. Whether it will be less expensive to lease one one or in a few months depends upon what happens to its lease program. Most automakers have pulled the plug on their lease programs for 2005 models by now. Nissan and Infiniti are two of the few that tend to lease leftover models for as long as possible. This fact works to your advantage because Infiniti will probably still be offering some sort of lease support on the '05 FX early next year. it is difficult to say exactly what its lease program will be like a couple of months from now though. If you were to lease a 2005 Infiniti FX35 AWD through Infiniti Financial Services right now for 36 months with 15,000 miles per year, its buy rate lease money factor and residual value should be .00119 and 58%, respectively.

    If you are able to negotiate a substantial additional discount on a demo, you may want to consider it. However, the problem with purchasing or leasing a demo vehicle is that dealers never seem to be willing to provide enough of a discount on them for me to personally justify getting one over an equivalent brand new model.

    If your Pathfinder is indeed worth more than it would cost you to buy it right now, you are in a good but uncommon position. You can either trade it in to the dealer or sell it on your own and get out of your lease now rather than waiting until next year. Of course, you will likely get less money for your Pathfinder as a trade than you will if you sell it on your own. You have to decide if the cost of trading it in is worth saving the hassle of selling it privately.

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  • Hi,

    I have a few questions in regards to an FX 35 lease.

    I am planning on leasing an FX35 premium package with tech and navigation in the next few months. I could do it as soon as tomorrow or as late as February or March. I am looking to make the most cost effective and smartest deal (as we all are, i'd imagine :-).

    I went to the dealer the past weekend and got a 39 month lease rate of the following, depending on where I decided to title the car:

    Cook County (Chicago) : $617/month
    Chicago Suburbs: $567/month
    Cleveland, OH: $517/month

    I was told taxes are so different in these locations that, as you see, the payments could vary by $100/month.

    I've learned that the 2006 fx35's are being released in February, and that there are incentives on the 2005's right now. My questions are these:

    1) Other than the center console, are there really any big differences in the FX35 between 2005 and 2006?

    2) The salesman I spoke with said that prices will be higher on the 2005's once the year rolls over. I find this a bit hard to believe, since I would think they would be working hard to get those 2005's of the lot. What are your thoughts?

    3) Based on your knowledge of prices on the new (2006) fx35's when they arrive, how big of a jump in price do you foresee to lease a 2006?

    4) To the best of your knowledge, do taxes have this big of an impact?

    5) What is a good price on a 36 month 2005 fx35 lease right now?

    6) Is there any downside to leasing a 2005 model (that is essentially a year old)?

    FYI - I am in the Chicagoland area.

    Thanks so much for your assistance....

    -PhilBrandn
  • Hi ufhenoblah. There's no need to surprise the dealer that you are negotiating with about the fact that you want to lease. You should be upfront with them about it, especially because it will make a difference in the price that you are able to get this truck for. Infiniti is currently providing $1,500 dealer cash on the 2005 FX35, but this cash cannot be combined with its special lease program. Tell the dealer that you want to lease and negotiate a price as close to dealer invoice as possible.

    As far as this model's lease program goes, it varies depending upon how long you lease for. For now, I will tell you about its 36 month program. Let me know if you want information about a different term. If you were to lease a 2005 Infiniti FX35 2WD through Infiniti Financial Services right now for 36 months with 15,000 miles per year, its buy rate lease money factor and residual value should be .00123 and 57%, respectively.

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  • Congratulations on your graduation (in the near future), cox8884. You never mentioned the selling price or MSRP of the FX that you are interested in leasing. These are important numbers for you as a consumer to know for two reasons. First, the selling prices of leased vehicles can be negotiated, just as if you were paying cash for them. Without knowing this truck's selling price in relation to its MSRP you don't know how much of a discount you are getting on it. The second reason is that one needs the selling price and MSRP, including the destination charge, of a vehicle to calculate its lease payment. I would be more than happy to work up a sample lease payment on the FX35 that you are interested in for you if you let me know what these numbers are. You may be able to get an idea of how much you will have to pay for this model by visiting the following discussion: "Infiniti FX45 / FX35: Prices Paid & Buying Experience".

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  • Hi dmcm. It's difficult to say what Infiniti's lease program on the FX35 will be like in a few months. Right now is a pretty good time to lease one though. Infiniti has a decent level of lease support on it and dealers seem to be willing to cut good deals on them both to squeeze a few more sales into their year-end totals and because the 2006 model will be arriving in the near future. If you are in the market for a new vehicle now, I personally don't see any reason to wait to get one.

    You never mentioned the selling price or MSRP of the FX that you are interested in leasing. These are important numbers for you as a consumer to know for two reasons. First, the selling prices of leased vehicles can be negotiated, just as if you were paying cash for them. Without knowing this truck's selling price in relation to its MSRP you don't know how much of a discount you are getting on it. The second reason is that one needs the selling price and MSRP, including the destination charge, of a vehicle to calculate its lease payment. I would be more than happy to work up a sample lease payment on the FX that you are interested in for you if you let me know what these numbers are.

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  • Hello Phil. I am not personally all that familiar with the differences between the 2006 and 2005 Infiniti FX, but you may be able to find out by visiting the following discussion: "Infiniti FX45 / FX35".

    While dealers are often a little more willing to negotiate at the end of the month and the end of the year to pull as many sales into their monthly and annual totals as possible, I personally doubt that you will see the prices of 2005 FX35s go up in January. That will be even closer to the arrival of the 2006 model and most likely dealers will be anxious to get the leftover 2005 models off of their lots and they will discount them accordingly.

    I have heard that Chicago has a strange way of calculating sales tax on leased vehicles, so it would not surprise me if it was significantly more expensive to lease the one that you want there than it would be to lease it in other areas.

    Infiniti has a pretty good lease program on the '05 FX35 right now, so there really isn't any downside to leasing one. You never mentioned the selling price or MSRP of the model that you are interested in leasing. These are important numbers for you as a consumer to know for two reasons. First, the selling prices of leased vehicles can be negotiated, just as if you were paying cash for them. Without knowing this truck's selling price in relation to its MSRP you don't know how much of a discount you are getting on it. The second reason is that one needs the selling price and MSRP, including the destination charge, of a vehicle to calculate its lease payment. I would be more than happy to work up a sample lease payment on the FX that you are interested in for you if you let me know what these numbers are.

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  • I leased a fx35 with touring for my wife in september. With $1300 down the payment is around $474.01 I negotiated the selling price of $35,300. I believe that's about $100.00 under invoice. That payment includes the awful Texas tax where you pay tax on the whole price of the vehicle. I hope that helps somebody. Great car. So far I think only the dreaded Nissan brake rotors are going out. I'm making an appointment this week to have them checked.
    A little to soon IMO only been 4 months :P
  • Thanks Car_man and dhamilton for the info. Here's the information I received from my dealer. Again, this is on a 2005 FX35 AWD with premium package and tech (including navigation). Please let me know if you think this is a fair deal and where you think there is room to improve. Does the selling price seem high? Are the money factors in line with Infiniti's programs?

    Thanks so much.....Phil

    Base MSRP…..$45160
    Base Invoice…..$41402.56
    Selling Price…..$41,652.46

    Residuals
    36….$26644.40
    39….$26192.80

    Money factors
    36…. .00119
    39…. .00116

    Payments with $693 cap cost reduction (acq fee +license and title)

    36 x $593.78
    39 x $563.56
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