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2013 and earlier Nissan Altima Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • mvperez4jesusmvperez4jesus Posts: 231
    i got a quote for 18300 on a 2.5S Nissan Altima with CTV from route 1 Samsone automall. I was not asking for the car, but i always receive their quotes, because i dealt with them before. They are in woodbridge, nj is that works for someone. i guess that it does not incl dest. but if you bargain, you can get a better price
  • jpolwortjpolwort Posts: 27
    In negotiations for the following: 2.5 S with SL package,red,abs,mats, and splash guards. Dlr inv. 23,611, and offer of 23,411. I can get the 0.7% financing. Is this a good deal? I have one other competing quote of 22,932, but the dealer has to pay <200 to obtain it from Indiana. So the diff, isn't much. Please reply. Nothing signed yet. :)
  • netkickernetkicker Posts: 3
    I am planning to buy a Nissan Altima 2.5s CVT. I am getting quotes around $19-19,500 with splash guard and floor mats including destination but without tax and title. Do you think it is fair and what is O.K. to pay as extra dealer fees? Am I supposed to pay some kind of processing fee, gas fee, tire fee etc. I am from Ohio and thanks in advance.
  • pbhagatpbhagat Posts: 8
    One dealer was ready to sell a 2.5 Altima CVT with floor mats for 18,500/- including destination. However I had to add the convenience package because they didn't have the color that I wanted. So I bought it for 19,300/-. See my previous posts. Tire fee was $10, documentation fee was $55. I can't remember the registration fee, but the total was under $200.
  • bradanbradan Posts: 4
    Hello everyone. I'm about the buy the Nissan Altima 2.5S with:
    Convenience Package
    Rear Spoiler
    Fog Lamps
    Floor/Trunk Mat set
    Splash Guards
    Sunroof Wind Deflector .
    what is the good offer price if i paying cash. I'm in central NY thanks
  • netkickernetkicker Posts: 3
    Thanks for the response man. I read your previous postings and looks like you got a really good deal. Did you finish everything through the phone/e-mail or eventually did you have to go and negotiate a couple of them dealers after you receieved a couple quotes? I only got 2 quotes so far and the lowest is $19400.00 (including destination). Even though it is not bad compared to TMV still not even close to what you got.
  • greanpea68greanpea68 Posts: 1,996
    If you get $1800 off msrp that is a great deal. But I wouldn't pay cash. I would put my money in a bank and take .07% for three years. you'll make out more that way. :shades:
  • bradanbradan Posts: 4
    thanks greanpea68. where can i get that 0.07%. are they currently offer that? I'm in central New York. thank a lot.
  • cptcmpostcptcmpost Posts: 25
    [QUOTE]Hey all - hope this helps any future Altima drivers - I am loving mine so far, just bought it this weekend!

    2007 ALTIMA 2.5 S 4DR AUTO







    Total $24,200 (excludes tax & lic.)[/QUOTE]

    Holy Cow that looks like a good deal!

    What was MSRP and where was the dealer?

  • greanpea68greanpea68 Posts: 1,996
    It is a manufacurer incentive .07% for 36 months, 3.9% for 48 months, 4.9 for 60 months. As long as you have teir one credit 700 or better you'll be fine. The dealership will have the info. If they don't I wouldn't buy there and I would go to another dealer. ;)
  • tianoogletianoogle Posts: 3
    We just bought an Altima today, Winter Frost outside and Blonde leather inside, the model is 2.5 S with:
    - SL pacakge
    - connection package w/Sirius satellite radio
    - ABS
    - floor mat
    - auto-dim mirror w/compass
    - moonroof wind shield, splash guard

    Got it for 24300, which is about 2300 off MSRP. it includes 500 student discount (graduate student). Bought at Durham, NC. Hope this can help.
  • Is your price includng TTL(Tax and license).
    If it includes TLL you got a good deal.
  • greg9xgreg9x Posts: 2
    Purchased 07 Altima 2.5 S CVT in Dark Slate

    SL Package
    Technology Package w/XM
    Splash Guards
    Fog Lamps
    Anti-lock brakes

    MSRP $29,090

    Invoice $26,848

    Paid $26,648 / $28,280 OTD w/Aluminum Kick Plates added

    Was offered 'under invoice' due to not having car initally told me they had.
  • bradanbradan Posts: 4
    Hello everyone. can someone with experience tell me what is a good price to deal for the car with Total Configured MSRP $24,905. thank you very much. have a nice day !!

    Base MSRP $20300
    Xtronic CVT
    Packages and Options:
    Splash Guards
    Convenience Package Plus Package
    Fog Lights
    Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror with HomeLink&#153; and Compass
    Anti-Lock Braking System
    Rear Spoiler

    Floor Mats and Trunk Mat with Trunk Floor Hooks
    Aluminum Kick Plates
    Moon Roof Wind Deflector
  • kannikanwokannikanwo Posts: 19
    I am in the Bay Area looking at a Nissan Altima Hybrid with the technology package and sunroof (i.e. pretty much fully loaded) and the mrsp and invoice are $33,825 and $31,178 respectively. I want to offer around $30,000 as I read in some forum somewhere that one can pick up Altima's for $1,200 off invoice. Am I low balling under the relm of possibility?

  • tutimamitutimami Posts: 7
    2007 Altima 2.5 S [Dark Slate with Charcoal interior]
    with Convenience Package + ABS

    Local dealer is quoting me $21200 + TTL

    OTD $22000 :confuse: Is this a good price?
  • cptcmpostcptcmpost Posts: 25
    2.5 with the SL package, floor mats, splash guards and ABS out the door for $23,700.

    Tax is fairly low here so that helps. Basically I'm paying $23K for the car and $700 for tax, title and tags. Waiving the processing fee as well.

    Sticker is $25,385 and invoice is somewhere around $23,600.

    Should I hold out, should I get it, should I take my chances that the .7% will stick around another month and keep looking?
  • jersey_391jersey_391 Posts: 2
    I looked on and I got what I think is a pretty good quote. Will the dealers even come close? I'm in the NJ/NY Metro area.

    Altima 2.5 S w/CVT
    Dark Slate
    Convenience Plus Package
    Anti-Lock Brakes
    Floor Mats

    CarsDirect quote = $21,595
    MSRP = $23,550
    Invoice = $21,920

    The CarsDirect quote includes destination charge, but not TTL.
  • pbhagatpbhagat Posts: 8
    I did it on phone/email. Whenever any dealer called me I told him/her that I want to buy the 2.5 S with CVT for 18,000/- (with destination). One guy got back on 4th of May and said that he can sell it for 18,500/-. But the offer was valid only for that day. He told me that 4th mid-night was the last day for them to close the books and that Nissan was going to give them some more discounts if they can get more numbers. So I went on the same day and finalized.
  • pbhagatpbhagat Posts: 8
    Please see my previous posts. I got 2.5 S with CVT, floor mats, emergencgy kit and convenience package for 19,200/- (I can't remember whether it was 19,200/- or 19,300/-)along with destination charge.
  • townboy325townboy325 Posts: 37
    I think they have the lower price in bay for hybrid which they are 700 more cheaper than what i got for my 1200 off invoice
  • zink88zink88 Posts: 5

    Your previous posts (997 & 1002) indicated you paid 19,300/-, $55 for doc fee, ~$200 for tires/registration which totals $19,555 before taxes. If California taxes are 7%, that would be another $1351 (no tax on tires/registration) for a total of $20,901 and you indicate you paid $21,000 OTD. Is the tax rate on automobiles in California 7%? It is only 3% here in NC.
  • netkickernetkicker Posts: 3
    Thanks for the info pbhgat. I bought the 2.5s CVT for $19250.00. I didn't get a deal as good as yours but I wanted the buy the car before %0.7 financing ends. Your postings really helped!
  • bradanbradan Posts: 4
    Thanks everyone. I got the car today. I paid $300 over invoice for the Altima 3.5SE silver with sport pkg, splash guard and mats. please give me comment on what you think about my deal? thank you so much. have a nice day.
  • zink88zink88 Posts: 5
    Since I've been reading this forum for the past three months, thought I would give back to others by detailing my buying process and the end result. Using the website, I found 47 dealers within 200 miles of Raleigh and on 5/27 sent all except one of the closest large volume dealers an email asking for a quote on a 2.5S with CVT, ABS, and mats. I asked for an OTD (no additional charges) quote to include destination, taxes, tags, and any additional fees. This eliminates any pricing variation due to differing doc fees or bugus dealer add-ons like "protection package" charges not being included in the quoted price and ensures an apples-to-apples comparison between the quotes.

    From those initial requests, ~ half sent back OTD quotes that ranged from a low of $20,680 to a high of $22,009 with the lowest quote being from a dealer ~ 200 miles away. I then sent emails on 5/30 to those who responded as well as the closest dealers who did not respond advising them of the $20,680 quote I had received and asked if they could do better.

    Most responded that they could not, but of the few that were willing to offer better, the best price was $20,449. Continuing to email back and forth and now involving phone conversations I was able to get the price down to $20,300 - but only good until the end of the month.

    On the 31st, I involved the local high volume dealer and my low price became $20,000 OTD. After further negotiation with a few dealers and a promise to buy that day, I was able to get splash guards and an aftermarket spoiler added for only $200 for a total OTD price of $20,200. I went in and completed the deal including the 0.7% financing.

    Breaking down the MSRP and Invoice charges this shows I would have paid $21,088 OTD if purchased at invoice AND no documentation fee:

    2.5S CVT.............MSRP $20,300.....Invoice $18,987
    Floor/Trunk Mats.....MSRP.....$175.....Invoice.....$132
    Splash Guards........MSRP.....$135.....Invoice.....$106


    3% NC tax.............................$657...................$612

    Total OTD..........................$22,636.............$21,088

    My OTD price of $20,200 was $888 below what the cost should have been at invoice with $0 documentation fee. If you assume there should be at least a $50 or $100 documentation fee, then my price is that much lower than dealer invoice.

    Factoring in the dealer will receive ~ $660 holdback from the factory, it would appear it cost this dealer slightly more than $200 to sell this vehicle. But we know dealers aren't going to make a sale that costs them money, and during my negotiations I was advised by a couple of dealers that Nissan was providing them incentive money for each sedan sold in the month of May. How much I have no idea, but I would assume it was AT LEAST $500 to allow them to sell me this vehicle at the price I got. It would appear that specific targets had to be reached to get this incentive as several low volume dealers said they couldn't afford to sell me a car at a loss as they didn't qualify for any factory incentives.

    In addition, my salesman advised me (after the purchase had been made) the dealer had a contest between all salesmen in May (as there probably is every month) and that whoever sold the most in each class of vehicle (sedans, SUVs, minivans) would get a $1000 bonus check. He was tied for first with another salesman at the start of the day, but sold 4 vehicles yesterday (final day of the race) which locked him into first place and the $1000 bonus. I'm sure this contributed to his willingness to negotiate with me.

    By financing the entire $20,200 at 0.7% for 36 months, I will save ~ $1465 over the best rate I was able to procure from my bank or credit union. It made no sense to put any money down with this low of a rate as I can earn 4.6% in a money market account. The total of all 36 payments will be $20,418.28, only $218.28 in interest charges over the 3-year life of the loan.

    This was my first purchase involving email negotiations and was by far the easiest and least time consuming vehicle purchase I have ever made. The only thing I might have done differently was to start the process a few days earlier - but still not plan on purchasing until the very end of the month to ensure the best deal.

    Bottom line, request quotes from as many dealers as you can and play them off each other to get the best deal possible. If at all possible, peform this process near the end of the month when quotas need to be reached and salesmen are more eager to deal to boost their month end sales totals. The website makes it very easy to find dealers in any area and you can see the specific vehicles along with colors and options currently on the lot at every dealer.

    Hope this post helps!
  • cptcmpostcptcmpost Posts: 25
    Hybrid with floor mats and convenience package for $24,899, which looks to be roughly $375 under invoice. I'm not sure how much they are dealing on the hybrids still, so what do you guys think? Dealer fee was $125, which is better than most but I still think the dealer fees are a bunch of bull.

    Anyway, if it was a non-hybrid I know it wouldn't have been a good deal, but I hadn't priced hybrids much before buying.

    Oh yeah, was the promotional rate .7% or .07%? I've seen both on here and can't remember what all the websites said until today.
  • townboy325townboy325 Posts: 37
    if u in Nor Cal than thats not a good price... i got it for 24,020 and out door like 261xx which is 1200 under invoice.. also look back few post that i posted out that website which is only 23333, thats almost 700 cheaper than what i got.
  • cptcmpostcptcmpost Posts: 25
    Thanks man. It wasn't in Cal, but looks like I could have done better. OTD was only like $25.5 though due to cheaper taxes in my home state. That makes my deal not hurt as much.

    We love the car so far. Acceleration is great for a car that is routinely getting 35 or 36 mpg (mostly highway so far). Our only complaint is that on the trip home it got a really bad rattle in the back where the headliner meets the rear window somewhere. Local dealer is going to fix is Friday. it's just annoying on a new car. Somehow it didn't do it on the test drive.
  • skinsfan3skinsfan3 Posts: 78
    I don't know why you can't get a good (make that "fair" price). Of you live near a costco, they have a plan for their customers which gets you the car at close to dealer invoice without haggling And you get to see the invoice and keep all incentives.. When I bought my 2003, I did better than many of my friends by quite a bit.
  • hell606hell606 Posts: 7
    I just put 100.00 down on a 2.5SL loaded and the car won't be on the lot until the end of the month.
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