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Nissan Altima Hybrid Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • mazda6dudemazda6dude Posts: 283
    Does the $27,000 include tax, license, docs and fees? Seems like a really good price. I wonder how much are the base NAH going for.
  • nmacmill01nmacmill01 Posts: 16
    Doc fees were $55.00
    CA Tax was $2335.00
    License + CA Fees were $256.00

    Tax and CA License / Fees are not negotiable.... Ouch! :cry:
  • nmacmill01nmacmill01 Posts: 16
    I signed up for Consumer Reports pricing.... Well worth the $$. You can get pricing on one car for ~$9 and all you want for ~39. I used it to look at Honda's, Toyota's and finally Nissans
  • hiwaymanhiwayman Posts: 98
    Yup...that little orange light in the roof console isn't an indicator of the headlight condition. Thinking about it, don't you think that's an odd place for a status light? Considering how careful the Japanese are about ergonomics, a light like that would be placed on the instrumentation, right? It's so that you can see things in the dark car cabin at night. It comes on and goes out with the headlights, to be sure, but so do all the other illuminations...
  • emgremgr Posts: 109
    Your wrong ont he orange light. It is the status of the headlines being on and off. I agree it is an odd place for it but that is what it is. At least on my NAH with Tech pckg.

    Easy to check if I am write. turn lights on by hand and off.
  • redwood2redwood2 Posts: 19
    This was my original question, and through trying the lights, at night, it seemed that the orange light in the console above your head and to the right was a headlight indicator. While it makes sense that it could be a light for a dark cabin, and goes on and off w/the headlight..... it doesn't illuminate enough to qualify even as a nightlight!

    So, yes, it is not in a good place for a headlight indicator, but that's what it seems to be. Is someone else's orange light bright enough to light anything up?!

    ah, mysteries of the Japanese car companies.
  • jsyarussjsyaruss Posts: 50
    Greetings all - I've been lurking a while trying to decide what car to get when my lease on my volvo S60R is up in about 2 months... I've decided on the Altima Hybrid, having driven the 2.5 at a local dealer and really enjoyed it.

    Unfortunately, I live in Southwestern PA so I can't get one locally. (Well, it's not unfortunate that I live here - I kinda like it...I just can't get the hybrid directly.) SO, I'm trying to learn all I can about the process for getting one at a distance.

    I have seen that several of you have done this...So, I'm looking for any advice anybody might want to offer about the process. From what I understand, I can get my local dealer to bring me one (in which case i don't think I'd qualify for the cash back offer or financing deal) or I can just buy it long-distance.

    Any thoughts or pitfalls to watch out for?

    Oh yes, and using the Nissan website, I've found two dealers within a 5 hour drive of me who have the specific models I want. It seems as if people have found reasonable success negotiating over the phone or by the internet. Is that the way to go?

    Thanks!
    JSY
  • mazda6dudemazda6dude Posts: 283
    Before you buy a altima hybrid analyze your driving style and what do you drive most city or highway. Regardless of what people say in order to get high MPG in a hybrid you will have to change your driving style. I had a 2.5S cvt automatic rental for 2 days and drove over 200 miles. Its was mostly highway about 80% highway and 20% city. I got 33MPG. After the rebates and federal tax credit you still are paying a $2K premium for a altima hybrid. You could probably get a nicely loaded 2.5SL for the amount of money you will spend on a NAH. All I am saying is make sure you do your research. Hope this helps.
  • emgremgr Posts: 109
    Your closest point, if you live near Pittsburgh, would be Jamestown, New York. That is about 45 minutes from Erie. I did just that. write me if you want to discuss what I did and the process. I know they still have an 07 hybrid on the lot with connection pkg at a good price. That was a few weeks ago.
  • jsyarussjsyaruss Posts: 50
    Thanks emgr - would be happy to contact you offlist, but I'm afraid your email is listed as private in your profile. (At least, if I looked that up correctly.) Mine is available if you wouldn't mind sending me a note. Thanks much for your help!
  • jsyarussjsyaruss Posts: 50
    Thanks for the advice mazda6dude... I've given this quite a bit of thought and feel like I'm making the decision for the right reason. I'm not doing it to save money, in particular. It's more about the statement...the support of the concept. And, I'm willing to pay the premium. I recognize that I'll have to change my driving a bit... I've enjoyed my 300 horse Volvo, but for the next 3 years, I'll try something different.

    And, I drove a Camry hybrid for a bit. Didn't excite me. If that's all I had to choose from, well, I might be continuing on with the Volvos (though when they discontinued the R, it ruined all my plans ;-()... The Altima that I drove was a much nicer driving experience. (The camry felt more like riding than driving... SO, it seems that the Altima may be exactly what i'm hoping for this time 'round).)

    And who knows what'll come after that. This is why I'm a leaser - I love trying new cars and am willing to accept the cost premium that the choice brings...

    Thanks again
    JSY
  • alexmacalexmac Posts: 1
    Is $21000 for new 2007 altima hybrid a good deal??
    base model no options
    thanks
  • Just pick up my Altima 2.5 SL with connection pkg for 23,200 + TTL, in Minneapolis.
  • personatechpersonatech Posts: 101
    David,

    I believe seven20p posted his email addy in an earlier post (I'd repost it here myself but it's not my place to post others personal info). I'm in NC and am considering a NAH as well, but I'm concerned about the local dealer's ability to service the vehicle. Have any "out-of-state" NAH owners run into any servicing problems? What about having local dealers bring the car in for you?

    Tom
  • langjielangjie Posts: 247
    There wasn't a big change from 2007 to 2008 (none that I know of) so a 2007 should be fine. the price seems pretty good too so if that's all that you need (base options), I say you should go for it. btw, nissan upped the price for 2008
  • marks19marks19 Posts: 2
    What dealer in Minneapolis did you purchase from? How many additional hybrids did they have?
    Any particular saleperson?
    Thanks!
  • jmanaoisjmanaois Posts: 1
    Just bought my Altima Hybrid with tech and floormats + kick plates for $27499 before tax and license. Petaluma California from Northbay nissa. They are now advertising the same package on craigslist for $26999 (they are subtracting the $500 memorial day rebate). Here's their ad http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/car/688281536.html. They don't haggle they honor the price. This is still before the $2350 tax rebate so it was a great deal even when I bought it at $27499. Just wish I had waited til the weekend. But I wanted the Radiant Silver with the black interior and they had it in stock.

    Please don't pay anything above this. I was contacting a closer dealer Serramonte Nissan and they called me back after I stopped by their showroom when they wouldn't budge under $28500. Now they say they would have beat the $27499 price by $1000. I told them, they should have given that to me when I was in the showroom so I'm not too pissed.
  • seven20pseven20p Posts: 10
    North Bay is awesome. I almost purchased from there but there we two reasons I did not. They have many tech packages without the sunroof. Once you add that in its about 1600 more. And well if you want dark slate they didnt have any at the time last month or two, They definately want to unload what they have based on thier inventory. Once i added in shipping difference to NC between petaluma and CT it was a wash almost. I chose to deal with a dealer in CT that went 700 below invoice for a loaded hybrid with tech. But I absolutely would buy from North Bay. Class act on the west coast in the bay area.
  • junebug1junebug1 Posts: 1
    Did anyone get an extended warranty? Any online sources. For both my Toyota Solara Conv and Honda Ody you could find online deals for factory exteneded warranties. I'm still not able to find anything for the NAH.

    Any help would be appreciated.
  • div_0305div_0305 Posts: 1
    It has the expected, but useless floormats--I always buy non-cloth ones as they're better suited for rain/snow/mud.

    The price w/ the Memorial Day cash and Mfr. 1250 rebate is coming to 23800. This is in NJ. The only addition would be a $169 doc fee, plus my tax and tags for state of VA. The dealer's invoice price is about $600 more than Edmunds shows (including the freight/delivery). They said they are not artificially marking up the invoice and could not understand why Edmunds invoice list is so much lower. Thanks for any tips/guidance on whether this is a good price and if I should look elsewhere. NJ is the closest for me to drive to from VA, but for significantly more savings I'd drive further.

    I should add that they are giving me a decent price on my trade-in (theoretically of course b/c they cannot make a firm offer until they see it IRL).
  • Hey There,

    I am still looking for a CT dealer for a tech package. Can you please post the dealer that you dealt with (I couldn't email you privately).

    Thanks.
  • kaloisakaloisa Posts: 2
    What dealer in CT did you deal with?
  • kaloisakaloisa Posts: 2
    Hi All,

    I have been doing a lot of research like all of you. My wife and I have decided to buy the hybrid and here is what we are getting. Tech pkg, floor mats and moon roof black with blond interior.

    Our dealer that we always use in Manchester, CT is $1000 over invoice. I did hear back from Harte Nissan in Hartford and they will go $400 under invoice. Has anyone else dealt with any other dealerships in CT they they can recommend that will go below invoice? Has anyone dealt with Harte and if so, what was their experience?

    Thanks, everyone here is very informative and helpful.
  • seven20pseven20p Posts: 10
    a valid email is in my profile. thanks.

    Im used to many of these forums having private message capabilities.

    Anyways. just email me there. thanks
  • ops1ops1 Posts: 25
    I purchased an 08 NAH with Tech and Sunroof about 7 weeks ago from Bruce Bennet Nissan in Wilton, CT. I shopped the deal pretty hard by phone and email, and ultimately Bruce Bennet was the best out the door price (about $800 better than the next best offer I had). At the time they had more hybrids than any other dealer I dealt with, but they did not have the color/equipment mix I wanted (they got it within 3-4 days).

    We love this car. After 2,500 miles, I have been averaging between 35-37 mpg with at least 60% of that being city driving.
  • jsyarussjsyaruss Posts: 50
    I've been calling around today and I'm having trouble finding anybody willing to do anything less than MSRP! I know a couple of weeks ago people were getting much better details, but at this point, the number of cars available has dropped dramatically in the last couple of weeks (based on the inventories available online). Any recent quotes that look better?
    Thanks!
    JSY
  • ecr72ecr72 Posts: 9
    We picked up a 2008 NAH on Sunday. Options are tech, moonroof, mats. We paid $30515 before the $1250 rebate & extra $500 Memorial Day rebate. This was at Future Nissan in Roseville, CA.

    We also purchased the extended warranty. $1595 for the Gold Preferred, 84mo, 100K, $50 deductible.

    I think we got a fair deal on the vehicle but may have paid too much for the warranty. Has anyone else been purchasing the extended warranty? What have you been paying and for what coverage?

    Thanks,
    Ed
  • cephraimcephraim Posts: 31
    I think I was quoted $1300 for that warranty. The "invoice" cost on it is $915, according to Consumer Reports.
  • smodersmoder Posts: 13
    I am beginning to think I got a great deal. Paid 21795 for a base model with kickplates and mats 26075 sticker here in northern california. A dealer was advertising 21388 and I worked the local guy down. Getting 38 MPG mostly city. Good luck.
  • that was a grate price you did real whell and it was not a left over 2007 good for you. and it is a real nice grate car good luck with it. thanks Marco.
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