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2013 and earlier Nissan Maxima Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • vookvook Posts: 1
    Just thought I would brighten your day in the US.


    Since the greenback has been losing value over the last year or more, auto prices here is Canada are not looking comparatively good.


    Case in point:


    2005 Maxima SE, with auto/leather package (similar to preferred package) + sunroof.

    MSRP = $40,100CAN + 1,055CAN delivery charge.

    Total = $41,155CAN or approx. $34,220USD.


    And here's the kicker.....federal and provincial taxes in Ontario add up to 15%.


    A few years ago, buying a car here was cheaper than US due to exchange rates more favorable to US greenback. Enjoy (and hope I can get a screaming deal .... lol)
  • Hi Friend,


    Are u in Washington state or washington DC? Anyway, i'll give u best price figures for both locations:


    If ur in Washington State(Seattle etc,) the price for a 2004 model Maxima 3.5 SL with the options such as Drv pref pckg, VDC w/TCS, Pwr Sunroof, Spare Floor Mats/Trunk mats(5 piece set),Colored Splash Guards(4 piece set),and 50 state emissions is $28,064(inclusive of destination charge of $560)


    For a 2005 model SL with the same options, the cost would be $28938. Please note that all 2004/2005 model Maxima SL's with VDC, automatically have Full size spare tires offered.


    {Please round off the figure, and stick to ur guns regarding the above price. Contact as many dealers as possible and u'll surely be successful.


    If necessary, negotiate for an even lesser price than that i have given you. Many dealers offer free oil change and oil filters at 3750 miles intervals throughout the life of the Maxima SL vehicle. Shop around for those dealers that offer such facilities, but do remember that the above low price will still be valid. Do not believe those dealers that say that offering such facilities would make the offered price higher.


    Please remember that even with the above low prices that i have quoted u that are much below invoice, the dealer still makes a comfortable sum as his commission, so u have no reasons to feel guilty. As you can see that the prices that ive told u are almost $1000[for model year 2005 SL],and $1900[for model year 2004 SL] below the $29900 deal that u've been offered........


    Happy shopping with ur Maxima, as i too own a 2005 SL with all the above options,plus DVD Sat Nav and XM Satellite radio that i got for only $30670. Its an awesome vehicle that u will surely enjoy driving !!}



    Your friend


    SU-30MKI(the most advanced jet fighter in the world)


    PS:Addl Information:


    If ur in national capital Washington DC, the price for a 2004 model Maxima 3.5 SL with the options such as Drv pref pckg, VDC w/TCS,Pwr Sunroof, Spare Floor Mats/Trunk mats(5 piece set),Colored Splash Guards(4 piece set),50 state emissions is $28014(inclusive of destination charge of $560)


    For a 2005 model SL the cost would be $29289. Please note that for 2004/2005 model Maxima SL's with VDC, automatically have Full size spare tires offered
  • kennyg5kennyg5 Posts: 360
    How is the nav, is it operable with voice recognition? Since it is now DVD based, I assume you only need one disc for 48 states (not Alaska and Hawaii). Are major Canadian cities also covered? Does the DPP include heated seats and heated steering wheel? If so, are the rear seats heated as well?
  • Hi Kennyg5


    The DVD based Sat Nav for the Maxima SL is absolutely brilliant with Bird Eye view technology and 7 million points of interest. It is the same as the Sat Nav that is being offered in the Infinity Q45, M45/35, as well as the G35/35x, so its a stonking good deal. The Sat Nav is voice operated and recognizes over 500 spoken commands so u dont need to sit like a robot and speak slowly for the system to recognize what ur saying!!! go for it by all means. It covers continental USA excluding AK and HI, but does not cover Canada Nissan dealers and im sure that for a nominal amt, u can get coverage for all of Canada as well......


    The DPP offers Heated seats for driver and passenger only but not Heated Steering Wheel. If u want heated rear seats then u'll have to opt for the Elite 4 seat rear package, that not only offers 2 heated rear seats, but also full power adjustable rear seats, express one touch up/down rear passenger windows with retained power accessory, as well as a nifty power operated rear sun screen!!!.....however, Elite pckg seating equipped Maximas are not easily available so u have to hunt for dealers that have such vehicles in stock....also i feel that bargaining for such a vehicle much below invoice wud be a tad bit more difficult...nevertheless bargain ruthlessly coz those dealers still need to clear the stock of Elite Package equipped Maximas!!!!!...remember go for the elite package version only if ur single or at the max 2 people, coz it becomes impractible if kids or more than 2 people need to ride in the back......




    (Do check out the SU-30MKI.....its an awesome bird)
  • gtgraygtgray Posts: 22
    I picked up a 2004 SL with all the goodies in October 2004 - my 3rd Maxima. I am becoming increasingly concerned over Nissan's quality - as I have had a strut replaced, a side view mirror replaced due to faulty motor / memory mechanism, and now one of the steering wheel radio buttons is acting up. Nissan is replacing the whole steering wheel for that one (about a $3000.00 item from what I'm told). The car has 18,000 miles and is still under warranty.


    Has anyone purchased an extended warranty FROM NISSAN (not one of the independent services I receive daily spam about)on a vehicle this long after the original purchase? What can expect to pay for that? (i.e. - I don't really expect to pay full price - I realize that extended warranties can be had at roughly 50% the first price the dealershipos give you when you negotiate the price of a vehicle.) Thanks!!
  • Can anyone tell me the price for following Maxima,

    2005 Nissan Maxima SL Auto

    Power Glass Sunroof

    Driver preferred package



    Splash guards


    Is the title and tax be paid on top of the price we negotiate with dealer? How much is that?


    thanks in advance

  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 11,025
    It's not really possible for us to tell you how much the tax & title will be, as those vary greatly from place to place. You will need to check with your state & local taxing authorities - the dealership should be able to give you a pretty good estimate.



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  • Oh.. ok. But then you did not tell me the price of the vehicle I had requested for?
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 11,025
    Well, that's because the current pricing is right on our site! Start by visiting our new vehicles page, and build your vehicle. When you are done, you'll get three prices - MSRP, invoice, and TMV (the average price that others in your area are paying).


    If you're a good negotiator, you can try to do better than TMV (average), and aim for somewhere between invoice price & TMV.



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  • suydamsuydam Posts: 3,017
    The best way to start to figure out a decent price is to use Edmund's new car pricing info which will have specifics on options and prices in your geographic area. Once you've narrowed that down then you can use the forums to see what others have been paying as a basis to negotiate.
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  • Hi,

    Thats a good suggestion for prices. One question I have is this out the door price i.e. including Tax, Title, Tags & any processing fee?



  • I am considering getting the nav system on an 05 Maxima SL. I have heard two different stories one saying it accepts voice commands and another saying it is joy stick operated only. If you pull up the operators manual it does not mention voice commands. Can someone clarify?


  • reuel3reuel3 Posts: 114
    gweaver --


    Since this discussion is focused on pricing and the buying experience, you may have better luck getting an answer in another Maxima forum. Try this link:


    nissanowner, "Nissan Maxima" #8522, 13 Feb 2005 11:01 am
  • Do not purchase this nav system based on it recognizing voice commands from the driver because Nissan says it does not. Maybe in the Infinity but not in the Maxima.
  • 2005 Maxima SL
    Power Sunfoof
    Driver Preferred Package
    VDC and full size spare
    Floor mats
    Splash Gaurds

    Final price was 29775

    I would be taking the 2% rather than the $1000 cash back. That seems decent to me. I didn't have to jump through any hoops to get that offer.

    Any opinions.
  • Congratulations bluewookiejim!

    You did a right thing choosing 2%. You will certainly will keep this beautiful car for long long time.
  • thanks, I definately makes more since to take the APR over the $1000 cash back.

    What do you think of the final price though? It really wasn't a hard sale, getting that price was pretty painless on my part. I'm sure I could do a little better, but that would probably make the sale a lot more hostile.
  • thenebeanthenebean Posts: 1,124
    sounds like a fair deal. being a salesperson, i can tell you that some of us are willing to make the process easy - and that our customers are educated and its just easier to be up front with our best price. try to negotiate more and you will just make the salesperson and the manager quite angry. believe me, you got a great deal!

  • I realize it is a good deal. That was the price I got on my 2nd email with the Internet Sales Manager, and I was happy with that. BTW, I have agreed to this deal. It definately made the buying process easier than my previous experiences.

    It is a total 180 from the experiences I have been having with the local Mazda dealers Internet Sales depts. My wife is interested in a Mazda 3, but their internet sales departments are totally anti-customer. I've really had to hold back from publicly posting some of the responses I've gotten from them.

    Now I just need to make it through the finance officers barrage of extras.

    The windows are already etched with the VIN, but they want me to pay around $180 for the $2500 coverage that supposedly is offered as some sort of 'theft coverage program'. I haven't heard anything about it, other than what they mentioned, so I don't know if I will go for that.

    They also offered me Security+Plus Gold package, 60 months/60K miles, for $999. I know there are benefits to having that coverage, but I think it is a bit pricey. I'll try to see if I can get it for 60% of that, otherwise I'll pass on it. I know it's mostly profit for them, so maybe they'll accept.
  • 2005 Maxima SE
    Floor mats
    Drivers Preferred Package
    Splash Guards

    29,800 includes destination, does not include rebate, DMV fees, or TTL
  • reuel3reuel3 Posts: 114
    Maximon --

    Could you let us know your dealership name? That way others who are shopping in the same area can benefit.

    Thanks, and congratulations on your purchase!
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  • thenebeanthenebean Posts: 1,124
    if you plan on keeping the car for longer than your warranty covers, i say go for it. offer the guy $150 over what the cost on the warranty is - that is pretty fair, and chances are he'll go for it. if you do get the security plus, ask for gold preferred - its the only way to go.

    always always ALWAYS when buying a car, deal with the internet manager - (i am one) and we GIVE cars away! its your best way to get your best price, with no haggling! make sure you ask for a quote, and any dealership that wont give you one, dont bother with them.

    enjoy your new maxima!

    p.s. tell them you dont want to pay for vin etching, you didnt ask for it, you dont want it - waste of money!
  • thenebean,

    thanks for the advice and info.

    I'm going to finish the paperwork and take delivery tomorrow. I just have a couple of questions I was hoping you might be able to answer before then.

    a.) what is the cost (or approximate cost) for the Security+Plus Gold Preferred, 60 months/60K extended warranty? the finance guy mentioned it to me briefly the other day, quoted me $999. If you aren't comfortable disclosing the cost for this, then what do you think would be a fair offer on my part.

    b.) re: the VIN etching, they made it sound as though the fee ($159) was for some kind of gap insurance, $2500 if I remember correctly. It sounded somewhat like the Theft Deterrent package they pushed when I boght my 01 maxima.

    thanks again.
  • thenebeanthenebean Posts: 1,124
    im not sure offhand the price of the warranty (though $999 doesnt sound bad! on my sentra it was $800 which was about $100 over what they bought it for). Offer $100-$150 over what they pay (make him show you!) and feel comfortable knowing that you are getting a good deal (and the security plus is a GREAT thing to have!)

    as far as vin etching, i have it on my car, but i got it before i started selling cars, and its pointless to me. try to make them remove it or cancel it on your contract...if you can - if not, dont worry about it. ask them to lay it out completely for you regarding gap insurance. gap isnt a bad thing, and if you feel comfortable with the price (i think my manager sells it in the $400-$500 range, if im not mistaken) go for it. what it does is protects you if your car is totaled, you owe $20000, and its worth $12,500 to the insurance company. it saves you from having to pay the difference in what you owe vs. what its worth. again, if you can fit it into your budget, not a bad thing to have.

    hopefully this helps! enjoy your new maxima!!!
  • npaulnpaul Posts: 1
    I am in Tennesse and am planning to buy a 2005 Maxima SE with DPP. Being given an offer of 26,200 after the $1000 rebate.

    Is this a good deal?
  • thenebeanthenebean Posts: 1,124
    i would say thats one heck of a deal! jump on it!
  • Sounds like a good deal, I'll give you the numbers I got.Se 2005, DPP, power sunroof,no rebate, 2.0% financing, $5,000 down for 5
    months. the car is 27,500 but after taxes etc, interest,etc the car is 31,406. 445 per month. I'm from NY and the sales tax is I sign tom. the loan calculator on this site is the best
  • gtgraygtgray Posts: 22
    Can anyone tell me what they are paying for extended warranties through Nissan when buying a Maxima?
  • reuel3reuel3 Posts: 114
    You may want to try posting your question in our discussion specific to warranties. It's under the "Smart Shopper" category. elatedDiscussions!conflimit=Smart%20Shopper&make=CATS&model=Warra- nties
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