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2013 and earlier Nissan Murano Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,602
    I don't think leather is available on the S but could be wrong. Go to the local websites of several dealers. You can find them by searching nissan dealer locations. Find out the name of the internet sales person and call only them and ask them to email you a price on the car you want. You can research options on edmunds and msrp's/invoices. Let them you are ready to buy from the dealer with the best deal. Most are getting 1-3k below invoice depending how loaded they are.
  • medtechmedtech Posts: 21
    This is what I plan on emailing a dealer I've been back and forth with for over a week. The best MF I've gotten is 0.00137, and a residual of 49%, mostly what I've seen. I want to know if I'm being realistic or wasting my time.

    Here's my situation: I have 6 payments left on my 07 Acura RDX w/nav. Remaining payments total $3300.00 are rolling into this new lease. Here's the numbers I'm proposing:

    MSRP - $39409
    Selling price - $34409
    Acura payments remaining - $3300
    Cap cost - $1600
    MF - 0.00137
    Residual - 49%
    Tax - 6.5%
    Term - 39 mo.
    Monthly payment - $539.60

    Has anyone been able to get $5K off MSRP? The selling price I'm proposing is about $1500 below invoice. Invoice is based on the average of several sites...i.e. KBB, Edmunds, NADA...etc.

    Just want to know if I'm wasting my time. Researching this forum has been very, very helpful.

    Thanks, medtech
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,602
    I know you are really itching for that new murano but trust me, I enjoy mine alot but it raelly hasn't made my life significantly better. The best advice I could give you is wait until your payments are over with the acura and take the next 6 months to research and test drive everything even remotely in your sights. Once you buy, the excitement is gone in two weeks. Savor the chase for the time being.The economy as it relates to car buying is probably going to get worse and you will be in the market at an even better position than today.
  • 2004tsx2004tsx Posts: 14
    Where did you buy your SL?

  • good4wugood4wu Posts: 3
    Just bought a Nissan Murano LE

    Black on Beige
    - Splash Guards
    - Sunroof
    - Floor Mats
    - Cargo Area Protector
    - Illuminated Door Sills
    - Black Roof Rail Cross Bars
    - Navigation
    - Permaplate
    - Window Tint
    - Wheel Locks

    The dealer said they lost $700 on the deal. What do you think? Did I get a good deal? I got wheel/tire insurance because I've been hearing about the difficulty tracking down tires for $8/month.

    MSRP - $41,060
    Purchase Price - $36,100

    Came with just over 350 miles on the car. I refused to take one with over 1000 miles with similarly priced.

    I'm always one for buyer's input is appreciated.

  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,602
    5k off is fine. Some areas of the country deal better than others but if you like the car, there is no need to fret over your deal. They didn,t lose money. If they se;ll a target number of cars Nissan will kick back big bucks to the dealer. You probably got a small taste of that in your deal anyway.
  • carlupicarlupi Posts: 52
    If the price you list ($36,100) includes destination/freight costs but excludes tags, title, and fees, then you got a 12% discount from the MSRP. That is generally good, although in some regions they are discounting the LE Murano by up to 14%, which in your vehicle's case would have represented an additional $800 or so discount from MSRP.
  • mlaw8mlaw8 Posts: 4
    Hi - I am trying to decide whether to pull the trigger on a 09 Murano SL AWD with a MSRP of $39.5k now or wait. I've negotiated a price of $33.5k (does not include tax/tags) which I believe is a good deal (dealer is trying to meet end of year target), but don't really need the car until end of summer (I am coming off of an 06 Murano lease at that point). I believe the 2010's will come out in the end of summer time frames and am wondering if the group thinks a better deal will be available at that point. My current thinking is that it will be a cash deal. Looking forward to your thoughts.
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,602
    Your dealer should be able to put you in a new murano within 6 months of your current expiration date. I can't believe he didn't suggest it to you. No penalty if you re-lease a murano.
  • mlaw8mlaw8 Posts: 4
    How about if I buy this time rather than lease again? They've said that someone would have to eat the payments as the residual is more than current value. Is this not true?

  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,602
    Have no idea if it applies to a purchase. You could ask the dealer. You could then decide what meets your needs. You can always keep the car until the lease runs out and walk away. The deals may be even better in the fall. Expand your options. Why commit to a car that is basically the same as you have driven for the last 3 years? Check out other brands. If you have no trade-in and your credit is good and you do a little work, you can get a great deal on a 2010 as well. It's going to be a buyers market for quite a while.
  • lola222lola222 Posts: 9
    Hello! Finally got a dang account here, had a heck of a time with registration, geez. Any-who, thanks to all who contribute here (esp you, jayrider, you ROCK!), such great info you share.
    Here's my situation, I would love some feedback, as I'm trying to formulate my plan of attack :).
    I am interested in (ok, who are we kidding, I'm in love with it) a 2009 Murano LE, Merlot with black leather interior (to die for!). I've emailed out a few dealerships in my area, some were rude, some were pleasant, some were just creepy. One of the dealerships has been fantastic to deal with, straighforward, answers my questions right away, very polite, etc, and he came in with this quote right off the bat:

    2009 NISSAN Murano LE
    MSRP: $39,920
    Invoice: $36,628

    Internet Price: $34,599.00

    Quote includes Nissan Rebate $ 500.00 & 2.9% for 60 months, with approved credit.

    2009 Nissan Murano LE AWD quoted above includes:
    - Carpeted Floor Mats
    - Moon Roof
    - Navigation Package
    - Splash Guards
    * Tax, Title, License, and Documentary Fee are additional

    Pretty darn good, right?? I shopped that quote around and only one place reluctantly agreed to match it, but demanded I show proof at the time of purchase. Others just said bye-bye, though they knew full well I was ready to purchase and have the means to do so. A bit shocking. So here are my questions (you knew they were coming):

    Is this a good deal? Is this a GREAT deal (as some dealers would have me believe)??

    Because he came in with this price right off the bat, is it fair to say there's some wiggle room here, even though it's a lower price than I've received elsewhere? Can I expect him to go a bit lower even?

    His inventory is fabulous, he has two in the exact make-up I want sitting on his lot right now, and one similar SL that I was originally considering (before my heart took over and steered me to the LE :) ). Does this/should this make a difference in my dealings, as he obviously has a few of these puppies to unload?

    What do I do now, continue my on-line dealings, or head in to the dealership to hammer out details?

    Is it better to wait until the end of the month to deal in general? And by "end of the month", are we talking "near" the end of the month, or do I need to physically be there March 31st???

    Any advice would be appreciated (don't disappoint me wise-old jayrider ;))---thanks in advance!
  • Here is my deal.. I have a leased 2006 S AWD which is basically stock.. I paid 0 down and got it for 350 per month out the door. My lease is over in Sept and the wife is killing me for a new one. I want to get an 09 SL with leather and satellite.. Id love the moon roof, but not a dealbreaker.. What should I consider a good deal, they had these offered at my local shop (less the moon roof) for 28k at one point.. When I got this one I did not wheel and deal on anything other than down payment and monthly price.. Any advice? Should I expect with the market as crappy as it is to get the same deal with nothing down or am I being too cheap..??
  • good4wugood4wu Posts: 3
    I think that's a great price. It's $600 lower than I have been able to get, so not sure if there's a "catch". I saw one that had 1000 miles on it, and the lowest they would go was $35K, same options. I guess it also depends on production date of the vehicle. The price on the cars pre October '08 had lower invoice prices, so perhaps that's the main difference
  • lola222lola222 Posts: 9
    Thanks good4wu, that's exactly what I was thinking, maybe it's a earlier 09. Is that bad?? I'm a bit worried there's a catch too (one dealership told me there was 'something wrong' with that price and another said they had no idea how a dealership could sell it at that price), but this guy has been nothing but straightforward and seems honest (at least via email!). I guess I won't know until I go in there. I'm in the midwest, FYI, where are you?
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,602
    That's got to be an earlier build. The fresh ones on the lot are a bit over 41k. I would get the quote in writing on email and go do it but ask for free oil changes for 3 years. They like that so they can usell you on other stuff. Don't fall for that.
  • lola222lola222 Posts: 9
    Thanks :)! So...I should not try to negotiate any lower of a price?? Is this a bad thing that this must be an earlier build? Prob more miles on it, I would assume. Anything else???
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,602
    You could try to do better -- only by internet. Say you are ready to buy today if they can discount $1000 more off the offer. Thank them for considering the deal and say you are looking some other vehicles. Don't tell them the vehicles but say this discount would make the murano competitive and would result in a quick sale.You never know -- they might give it to you or split the difference. There are no extra miles on an earlier build unless it's a demo. You start out almost 2k ahead for the same car. I would go for it.
  • lola222lola222 Posts: 9
    As stated rock ;)! Will do, thanks for the advice!
  • jkenleyjkenley Posts: 64
    Lola that is an awesome price! I know what you mean about falling in love with the LE, I leased one on the last day of Feb. Since this is the fiscal year end for Nissan, I think everyone should try to push hard for the best pricing. It wouldn't hurt to try and negotiate, if they say then you know you got the lowest price.

    And, btw, that is really a good deal so be rest assured you got a great price. Just make sure you do get it in writing. An LE with a MSRP at that price is definately an older model.
  • Jayrider... Ill paypal you $$ for one on one advice.... I know technology like it is going out of style but am friggin clueless about leases/purchases and junk....???
  • lola222lola222 Posts: 9
    Thanks for the input, jkenley. Good to know it's the fiscal year end, didn't know that. I do have the price in writing (whew!), so I feel pretty confident. Think I might see if I can nudge him down a bit more, seeing that he's got two of them on the lot and they've obviously been sitting there for awhile. Wish me luck! ;)
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,602
    I'm jealous of your prowess in technology -- I'm pretty bad. Keep your $$ or donate to a worthy charity. We can exchange emails and I can use your tech advice somewhere down the road. Are you on facebook? You can post your email for a day in your profile and I can get it. Whatever. Happy to help.
  • chrisliuchrisliu Posts: 8
    Just got a quote from bay area nissan dealer for Murano S FWD
    - Splash Guards
    - Floor Mats

    $24000 before TTL. That's the best quote I can get so far in bay area.

    Does anyone want to join me to negotiate better deal in this coming weekend ?
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,602
    You won't do much better than that no matter how much you negotiate. Good luck anyway! You might get an oil change package though.
  • lola222lola222 Posts: 9's how the deal went down:

    2009 Murano LE w/ navigation, moonroof, roof cross bars (?), splash guards, floor mats, heavy duty winter floor mats, in Merlot with black leather interior, 3,000 miles on it, manager at dealership was using it as his car.

    MSRP $40,685 (they didn't have the "older" one anymore with the MSRP of $39,900, dang, sounds like a ploy, but really, I don't think it was)

    I traded in my 2003 2WD 4 cyl Toyota Highlander with 98,850 miles on it. I had an independent appraisel on it for $5,500. The dealership originally offered me 4,500 for her, ended up (at least on paper) giving me 5,900 for her.

    Out-the-door price $30,500. Taxes were $1500 (saved a bit as I traded in the Highlander), misc fees were another $250. Nissan had the $500 rebate.

    So, how'd I do??? I am/was a bit mystified yet, as I ended up taking the manager's demo with 3,000 miles on it, and that wasn't in my original plan. But I started to feel like I was never going to get anyone to meet my out-the-door price of $30,000 with my trade in, so I caved a bit and went with the demo. Was that dumb?? It will seriously take me only 2 months to put 3,000 miles on her myself.

    I'm floored that though I have really, really done my research (one word, exhausting!), the whole process was STILL confusing. There's just so many different numbers and factors to consider that it all starts to make your head spin after awhile. I can really see how easily someone can be taken advantage of in this situation.

    BTW, the dealership I dealt with, Rosen Nissan in Gurnee, Illinois, was fabulous. Everyone we dealt with (esp sales guy, Mike) was polite, accomodating and pleasant. Definitely recommend this place :).

    Any feedback on my deal would be appreciated, though obviously there's not much I can do at this point if I got shafted in any way. Just for my peace of mind, I guess. Thanks to all, your help has been great ;)! Ohhh, did I mention....I LOVE MY MURANO! Worth. Every. Penny.
  • good4wugood4wu Posts: 3
    I got a similar deal, that I turned down. Just under 4K miles, and they offered $35K. My wife did not want a car that had that many miles.
  • Let me run the numbers on a ***NEW*** 2009 Murano LE and see how you did:

    Invoice price information taken from ction=1

    Base LE Invoice Price: $34,315
    Navigation: $1,605
    Moonroof: $1,015
    Floor Mats: $91
    Splash Guards: $101
    Total Invoice: $37,127 (cross bars and leather seats are included in an LE)

    Now deduct 2% dealer holdback off the total invoice which is: $742.54
    (I got this from

    Therefore, the rock bottom negotiated price could be as low as: $36,384.46 (you might be able to go lower, but not likely)

    Now you subtract the $5,900 trade-in value of your old car to get: $30484.46

    Now you subtract the $500 Nissan cash back to get: $29,984.46

    Now you add back in the $250 document fees and $1500 in state sales tax to get: $31,734.46

    IMPORTANT: The above numbers are for a NEW 2009 Murano LE with the listed options... NOT a USED car with 3,000 MILES on it.

    I would estimate that a "driving off the lot" depreciation of 3,000 miles would diminish the value of a $36,000 NEW car by a conservative $4,000 (maybe more!)

    So instead of paying them $30,500 (as you reported) or $31,700 (as I calculated)... you probably SHOULD have only payed no MORE than $26,500 (by your numbers) or $27,700 (by my numbers) if you subtract the estimated $4,000 in depreciation value for having 3,000 miles on it.... BECAUSE YOU BOUGHT A USED CAR.

    I admit I may not have calculated the tax correctly (based on the price before or after the trade-in value and depreciation was factored in) but I've listed out all of my calculations and reasons for them so you all can see what's going on.

    Please note that I'm NOT doing this to rub your nose in a potentially bad deal.

    Our goal here is to pay a fair price and not allow ourselves to be taken advantage of by thinking with a clear head and running the numbers BEFORE we buy a car.

    I welcome all of your input about Lola222's out the door price compared to what I've calculated above.
  • lola222lola222 Posts: 9
    CRAP! Crap crap crap crap! I was put off with the 3,000 miles, but I was unsure of how much difference that made (this was the area I was unprepared in, I knew the numbers for a brand new car). It really makes that much difference in price, $4,000 conservatively??? DANG. Now what??? (and thanks, I'm glad you gave me your input, anyone else have any thoughts??)
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,602
    The 3000 miles is certainly an issue but $4000 is a bit steep to deduct for an untitled demo. Plus, you had a trade which changes everything. Your msrp was almost 41k. A discount of 5k off a brand new one would have included the 500 rebate. You likely would have had to fight hard for much more. Muranos seem to be selling so getting into the dealer holdback would not be easy. As far as your trade with almost 100k miles you probably only got 4k for it. They will wholesale it out. Was it super clean-detailed with no scratches,dings,interior issues? Maybe another $500 tops. If you added and subtracted then you got about 2k off for the miles on your car.Not bad in my opinion for 3k miles. Did you have the deal of the century? No. Was your deal the worst ever posted? No. In my opinion you did the best YOU could do all factors considered. The deal was just fine--relax -- you love the car and considering you had a trade in, your deal was reasonable. Evaluating a deal with a trade in always muddies the waters. Good luck.
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