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2013 and earlier Nissan Altima Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • Your best bet is to put down 30% down payment, and I can guarantee you that the dealership wont let you walk out the door with out a car. The higher the down payment is, the better price you get. If you're walking in there unexperienced then I would suggest you get the TMV(True Market Value) report from For a 2.5s you're looking anywhere from 21k - 22.5k OTD depending on how you play your cards.

    Some of these people that are getting 20k OTD prices are just lucky enough to catch the deal at the end of the month when the delearship has a sales mark to meet. Basically what i'm trying to get at, is don't walk in the dealership expecting to get what some people are getting because you never know what the factors are at play from the dealers point of view. As I said your best bet is to get the TMV report and offer a price lower then what it says, in any case they'll give you something rather that nothing.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    Depending on the equipment, I would be aiming anywhere from $20K-$22K out the door for a 2.5S.

    The convenience package will add about $900-$1000 to the price of the base model; I got $20,250 for my deal, but the dealer was desperate to close the deal.

    I would aim for about $100 or $200 below invoice, which is around $21,000 with the Convenience Package.
  • I paid $19,231 OTD in Raleigh for 2008 Altima 2.5S with convenience package. Is this a good deal?

    I also signed up for a 7 year extended warranty for $ 3000. Is the extended warranty worth it? Any advice?
  • max2k4max2k4 Posts: 2
    Hi all. I have a quick question. I would like to know if this is a good deal. I have not sat at the dealer so not sure what kind of money factor, car price I'm getting. Here it is.
    2008 Altima 2.5S with Convinience Plus
    36months, 12K a year
    $220 a month including NJ tax
    $3000 out the door.
    I know I should put less down on a lease but I need to keep my payments under $250. What do you guys think. Your help is appreciated.
  • I am about to purchase a 2008 Altima Sedan 2.5 with the SL package with splash guards, emergency kit, wind deflector, aluminum kick plates and floor mats.

    Price: $23,200 + Tax
    I chose the 2.9% financing instead of the $1000 rebate since I am going to put $4000 down and finance the rest.

    Any thought on the deal I got? It is about $500 under invoice. The car is Winter Frost with Blond Interior if that matters.
  • tslbmwtslbmw Posts: 172
    Looks like a great price. Go for it.

    one thought though on the rebate vs 2.9%:
    Assume the following:
    23200 price
    696 tax (3% VA)
    300ish fees (Tag, Title, etc)
    24196 OTD
    5000 down (4000 cash + 1000 rebate)
    19196 financed @ 5.0% for 60 mths would be $362 mth
    if you skip the rebate and take the 2.9%:
    20196 financed @ 2.9% for 60 mths would also be $362 mth

    Wouldn't it be smarter to take the rebate and finance a smaller amount?? just a thought, not sure if it matters......
  • shustershuster Posts: 10
    I paid 19200 for an altima 08, 2.5S with CVT and kick plates, emergency package, splash guards, trunk/floor mats at 2.9%. I got it like a month ago. I think i got a deal...i was not interested in any convenience packages.
    I think just the 2.9% is a deal on its own!!!
  • Ok bought the car two days ago. Since a trade in doesn't matter for the rest of you, I just quote it as if there was no trade-in. Got a 3.5 SE CVT with Floor/trunk mats, tint. Bought the car at 22500 after college grad rebate (-500). Total DO was $24,141.38. Financed at 1.9%. Trade in was $800 below kbb excellent condition. Not the best but fair deal, I think.

    Sales Tax: 1,406.25
    Dealer's Inventory Tax: 51.08
    License, Title, Inspection: 134.05
    Documentary Fee: 50.00
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    That is an excellent price; I'm assuming it was a CVT though.

    Did you have a trade? If not, a reasonable assumption would be that the dealer took at least a $2200 hit on your price (after subtracting holdback)

    $3000 is expensive. I was offered an "extended warranty" for $620, but passed. I hope you got that included in the $19,231 price.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    It seems like a reasonable price. About what I got once you add back the $1000 convenience package.

    My car didn't have kick plates or the emergency package though...
  • sdap6sdap6 Posts: 1
    i did some negotiating via email with a dealer in MA and got this

    2008 altima 2.5 cvt
    SL package
    Connection package
    splash guards
    kick plates
    emergency aid package

    msrp was $26,775. invoice was $24,850

    got it finally for 23,995 + tax titles tags doc fee etc totalling to 25,600 with 2.9% financing, 0 down and no payments for 90 days..

    thats around 850 below invoice.. which i thought was pretty decent for a one loaded like this.
  • No $3000.00 dollars for 7 years/ 100000 miles extended warranty is separate from the OTD price of 19231. It is Gold preferred package. Supposed to be the best warranty available but as I was reading the details, there are still many exclusions and no coverage for wear and tear. Hence thinking of cancelling the extended warranty. I can do that within 30 days of purchase date.
  • dsimsdsims Posts: 5
    looks like 20,990 out the door on the Altima 2.5s with emergency, splash guards and mats. there is an 1900 tax/fees on that. This is with no conveninance package unfortunately. I have emails several other dealers, but have not gotten any better offers. Some of the offers I have seen here are crazy!
  • Hi, do you guys believe me, my local dealer still have a 07 Altima 2.5S,4A,sunroof, convienent package.It is still new, with 400miles on it. I negociated price to 20,000, plus TTL. Is it good price? How much is going to cost for the 08 same model?
  • jmaxejmaxe Posts: 198
    Doesn't matter. Either way you've got the same down payment plus same monthly payment (rounded) for same number of months.
  • The dealership near me (MD) is willing to sell us black with beige interior 2008 2.5 4dr with SL package for 21,900 + TTL. no other extras as of now. sounds like a great price to us, but just wanted to get all of your input...thanks!
  • Hey Everyone,

    I was just in the dealership near my house and I was able to talk them down to $23,500 OTD for a 2008 Nissan Altima 2.5S 4Cyl CVT with SL Package. It was the Sonoma Sunset with black leather interior. Can you tell me if this is a good deal?

  • hackdhackd Posts: 65
    What is the full OTD breakdown...taxes vary by state?
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    I would cancel the extended warranty; $3000 is just way too much.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    thats not a bad price; I'd jump on it.

    I agree that some of the other deals are crazy, but yours isn't bad.
  • Just bought 08 Nissan altima 2.5s CVT, with convient plus package,puls splash guards, kick plate,emergency kit, first aid kit, and other junk options.
    car value: 22500
    College grad rebate:-500


    I know I could get better deal if I insist, but well, I was sick of fighting with dealers
  • dsimsdsims Posts: 5
    2008 altima cvt with conveniance package, mats, splash guards, mats emrgency package.

    21800 OTD

    Tax was 1800 fees were about 170 or so. If you haven't bought your car yet now is the best times to get them to come down on thier prices. Usually the slowest month. I used info from car buying tips .com and let several dealers compete. It is AMAZING the amount they came down to on this vehilce compare to when I first started talking to them.
  • sorry, I don't have the full breakdown in front of me but I live in Georgia and my tax is 6 percent. Hope this helps.

  • bonzybonzy Posts: 12
    I am anticipating my first new car purchase and am looking for some tips for the Northeast Indiana/Northwest Ohio area. I have done a lot of research have narrowed down two methods, both involving the end of a month:

    1) Contact internet sales reps at multiple dealers around the area and try to get the best deal.

    2) Walk in to a dealer near closing.

    I plan on putting nearly $10,000 down, and it may or may not include a trade-in worth $2000 on Kelly Blue Book. I graduated from college 2 1/2 years ago, so I maybe qualify for the $500?

    Unfortunately, there is only one Nissan dealership here in Fort Wayne.

  • tslbmwtslbmw Posts: 172
    However, if you finance $1000 less and lets say you don't like the car and turn it over in a year or two, you would owe less. I'm sure by the time you get to years 4 or 5, the numbers would start to even out and you would owe about the same using the lower interest rate. However, it still makes more sense to me to finance a smaller $$$ amount with the exact same monthly payment than to finance more with a lower interest rate if the payments are the same.....there is definitely a difference in the first few years of a simple interest loan as long as the monthly payments are the same.

    just my .02.
  • karsickkarsick Posts: 312
    Anyone else recently buy an Altima and want to upgrade to bigger wheels?

    I'll buy your 16"s (alloy or steel) if you live in the Seattle or Portland area.

    We bought a 2008 2.5s and love it.
  • max2k4max2k4 Posts: 2
    I leased an 08 3.5 SE CVT with Sports package, splash guards, sunroof deflector, emergency kit, kick plates for $3000 total out of pocket including first payment for $270 a month including NJ tax. I know my out of pocket was a lot but I needed to keep it under $300. Is this a good deal? Lease is for 39 months 12,000yr.
  • Tell me if I am wrong here. We are VERY specific about what we want. Altima 2.5 with SL package, tech package, connection package. Includes heated leather seats, moonroof, spoiler etc etc (SL and tech force you to take other options)

    MSRP is 28,970.
    Invoice is 26,769
    Best deal is 26, 869

    We are pretty specific in wanting blond leather interior and a black, jade or white car. Our first stop, they found what we wanted 150 miles away, the next closest is 400 miles away.

    Their offer $Invoice + 5% = 28107 + delivery of $300.
    They wouldn't budge so I called around and found other dealers with other colors that we don't want for far less. Finally got a few places to agree to sell the same car we really want (black) for $100 over invoice, but others slightly below invoice for colors we do not want..

    Should I expect to pay invoice or slightly more to get the exact hard to find car? I confirmed this car is hard to find as they all say they found it at the same location in the middle of the state...and there is only 1.

    We are being told by all the dealers that the 2.9 interest rate ends TOMORROW! So we are in a bit of a pickle.

    I figured we would get a better deal as the bigger cars aren't going to be selling as well with futures stating that gas will be $4 / gallon this summer, especially a loaded car whereas the base with some options can easily be $7k less...guess I'm wrong?

    Any help I can get would be great, I'm in the PA area..
  • hackdhackd Posts: 65
    Don't let the current 2.9% incentive ending tomorrow drive you to make a rash decision. With the current economy and car sales sluggish I can't see Nissan reducing incentives for Feb/March at this point. I am actually holding off on my Altima purchase until Feb/March as I think better incentives are on the way. Why don't you find out how much the dealer 150 miles away wants for the car if you buy direct...not a huge drive if you can save a few hundred. In my experience you never getting the rock bottom deal if they don't have your car on the lot.
  • No one will take my deal $600 under invoice for a blond leather interior 4 cyl loaded. They all need to get them via locates, and the best deal I can find is the car we actually want for $100 over invoice. The weather is turning again for the worse, and I do not want them driving a car 200 miles back to our local dealership on the salt and pebble riddled roads. I've been down that road before, they use that polish to cover up the 100 nicks and dings, wash and wax it - then when you wash it the first time that coming month it all falls off. OPps...wasn't us!

    Just received another call on this purchase from a local dealer. I was told that if I were serious, I would have not let $500 stand in the way of the purchase. Obviously this salesgroup is lacking in two abilities.
    1. Math. The difference from their price and my requested price is over $1k.
    2. Customer Relations. This won't make me want to buy from them. This is the same group that was flabbergasted that I purchased my truck from another dealer down the road (the same one that gave me $100 over invoice on the one we want). They assured me that they would BLOW THEIR DEAL AWAY then come back with taunts and laughter in regards to my stated best deal. And they wonder why I bought my truck elsewhere and obviously, my new $30k car too!
    By the end of next year, I will have purchased over $100k in vehicles - and this company is wondering why they are slumping in sales and profits. Wouldn't you think that a person is serious when the pull up to your company to give them a shot on a another new vehicle in another vehicle that they had a chance to bid on?

    Geesh. The games are getting crazy, but some of these managers are even crazier. Maybe they prefer seeing their lot littered with older cars...oh well.

    I guess I'll wait until I get the deal I want. I'm going to be pushing for $1k under invoice now.
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