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Nissan 350Z Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • fish8fish8 Posts: 2,282
    Just curious...why are dealers "giving this car away"? Not sure this is true, but just wanted to ask.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 21,978
    well, isn't that like $3K below invoice? And the incentive on leftovers is $2K? Is that right? So the dealer actually ate $1K on the deal, no? (and please don't mention holdback because an '04 has been sitting around so long that the holdback has been used up and then some)

    By the way, the rebate does not expire on leftovers, it gets paid out to the dealer.

    '17 F150 Crew 2.7; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 44-car history and counting!

  • lhesslhess Posts: 379
    I just bought an rx8, but I looked extensively at the 350Z as well. A couple of the lots I hit had maybe 1 or 2 leftover 04's (talking 350z here) and I couldn't get a better deal than a $1500 rebate and about another $1000 to $1500 off from the dealer. I was looking at a substantially cheaper car ($28 to $30K) and I really didn't press too hard on a deal because I had started leaning more toward the rx8 (and mainly because they had such good rebates on the leftover 04's). I think you did very well on your deal. All the salesmen I talked with said they don't have to rebate or discount the 350Z very much at all to move them!!

    I have a friend that can always do better than I did. I could tell him, "They gave me this car!!" He'd say, "Well, I could have gotten them to pay ME to take it!!" Enjoy your car - it's one of the hottest looking rides out there!!
  • ajb3ajb3 Posts: 2
    I have to thank the online websites that motivated me into trying to negotiate the way I did..The dealers must hate the internet. I originally saw the car several weeks ago at a large Nissan dealership. I asked the dealer what the price on the car was. He pointed to the invoice price and I responded "but what price are you willing to take" he just shot me a glance. I offered a totally low figure of 28,000 and he said the lowest they could go was 31,000 (after sitting in the chair for 10 minutes). It didn't take too much haggling. I left the dealership to still shop and try negotiation. I found a really nice dealer and although they say the dealer isn't your friend. This guy was a very nice old man. It was a small dealership with maybe 1 leftover and 3 new ones. I sat there for a very long time. I even fell into the the credit card trick. But, he offered me the Blue 2005 at the price I was looking for. I would have done it, but my heart was set on the silverstone. Anyway, I would have thought there was something wrong with the one I purchased. But, I was able to negotiate the same price on the 2005. I then went back to the original guy a week later and offered himj30,000. It makes you wonder the true price of the car. Anyway, he said the rebate was 1,000 not 2,000. The nice dealer said it was 2,000. They do some really weird stuff with the figures. When I signed all the papers, they even wanted me to sign something that would sell my email and home address to some marketing company. I refused that, so, that might be something to look out for.

    Good luck with your RX8 though !!!
    Thanks for responding !!!
  • gatorbitgatorbit Posts: 2
    I have been looking at a 2004 350Z for about 5 weeks. They have continually lowered the price to try to get the 04 off of thier lot. Today an older gentleman walked in while I was there and... Well he's gonna buy the car monday if I don't. I really don't think it was a setup. Anyway is this a good deal?

    2004 Touring Model w/ Aero Package (Auto Trans)...for $22,250 w/ the trade-in of my 2001 Nissan 25th Aniversery Maxima? I have 108,000mi on the Maxima. The Maxima is in exellent condition other that a scratch that covers both drivers doors. The rear seat have been set in a total of 5 times. Also needs Oxygen sensors (check engine light is on)

    Anyway; The sticker on the 2004 350Z is $33,600 incl. all charges. I am going to trade my Maxima in (They say 9,500). and they have as of yesterday lowered the price on the 350Z to $29,500 therfore I will pay 20K plus tax of about1,500. I need $750 to payoff loan on maxima. Therfore I will finance: 22,250

    Is this a good deal?

  • gatorbitgatorbit Posts: 2
    I believe they just got 2000 buyout monies from Nissan to unload the 04's. See MSG 101 for my post... I don'y know if i'm getting a good deal or not?
  • fish8fish8 Posts: 2,282
    The deal sounds decent as long as you don't experience the alignment issues that plague Z's. Good luck with your purchase!!
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 21,978
    maybe i'm a bit late (sorry, but i'm never around on the weekends). Anyway, without looking too deep, it seems like a decent deal. maybe not a great buy price on the Z, but I think that's strong trade-in money considering the miles. so, balancing the 2 looks to be a fair deal.

    '17 F150 Crew 2.7; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 44-car history and counting!

  • johnrblackjohnrblack Posts: 3
    I was able to get $300 over invoice at Maxell Nissan in Round Rock (Austin) TX. They had a white 2005 Touring Roadster, w/ automatic transmission, which is what I was looking for. They beat all other dealer's price over the Internet. No hassle, no pressure!
  • kls22kls22 Posts: 1
    was offered a 2004 350Z Touring roadster. 7500 miles $30,500. What do you think
  • eeezzzeeezzz Posts: 2
    The price is based on supply and demand in your area. It all depends on where you're buying.
    Check-out for pricing in your area.
    It may pay you to shop outside your area. I drove 75 miles to buy my 2004 "Enthusiast" for $27,000.00
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 21,978
    For a Touring Roadster? Hmmmm... my first instinct was to say its not a great price ... but where do you live? In a warmer part of the country, that's probably a pretty good deal, but not so much if you live in the snow belt.

    Just for comparison, I paid $26K for my '04 Touring coupe just 2 months ago (9K miles) .... so I figure a Roadster is worth, what? Maybe $3K more? (completely guessing here ... new MSRP looks to be a heckuva lot more for Roadster to Coupe.)

    But, I live in New Jersey and there was snow on the ground when I purchased.

    '17 F150 Crew 2.7; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 44-car history and counting!

  • thenebeanthenebean Posts: 1,124
    touring roadsters brand new go for around $37000 plus MSRP depending on equipment. I'd say that a pre-owned one with low miles like that at the price he is indicating sounds like a fair deal to me.

    roadster is worth more along the lines of $4000-$5000 over the coupe, depending on trim...

    hope that helped!

  • thorenathorena Posts: 1
    I also went to Maxwell Nissan in Round Rock this weekend and they offered $200 over invoice. Was looking for a 6 speed roadster which they had. Thinking whether I should buy...problem is, how do I know their invoice price is really invoice?
  • geoman993geoman993 Posts: 4
    I just got a brand new 2005 350z touring automatic from a dealer Southern California and here's their best quotation on a 05 Touring Automatic:
    MSRP: $33740
    Invoice: $31347
    Their offered price: 29000
    Edmunds Invoice Price: $30700
    Got it for 2137 below invoice

    Pick it up that same day.
  • miata007miata007 Posts: 129
    Congrats! That's the best price I've seen so far. How did you obtain this price?

  • fish8fish8 Posts: 2,282
  • ebenrickebenrick Posts: 2
    Just out of my own person curiosity where did they obtain the 2137 under invoice? Are you leaving out a trade? I don't understand why a dealership would lose any where from 1000 to 2000 after holdback

    Just Curious, hoping to pull this off myself but need to know exactly how you did it. :P
  • jonzjonz Posts: 1
    I am going to buy a 350z in July when I get back from vacation. What are your thoughts on the 35th Anniversary Edition? I really like the wheels and the Brembo brakes and the aero additions. Has anyone bought one and what did they pay? When is the 2006 model supposed to come out and should I just wait for them? Is there going to be a lot of mechanical changes in 2006 or just cosmetics?
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 21,978
    From what I've read so far, the '06 changes are just cosmetic ... but one of those is LED taillights, so i guess you could call that somewhat mechanical, too (or electrical, to be more specific).

    '17 F150 Crew 2.7; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 44-car history and counting!

  • jadjad Posts: 2
    which dealer?
  • miata007miata007 Posts: 129
    I have decided to go with a 350Z Enth. 6sp. Currently I am hunting down a deal in Northern CA. Does anyone know what's the going prices for this model? Which dealership(s) has the best price? I am willing to travel within 2hr radius from the bay area for a good deal. In a few months, the 06 will be here. Should I wait a few months to buy to get a some rebates or greater discounts? If I can find a good deal right now, I am willing to go for it. Otherwise, I can wait til the end of the year to check out the 06 before I decide.

    By the way, the Enthusiast model doesn't come with VDC. Does anyone think this is necessary?

    Thanks for all your help!

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 21,978
    So what changed your mind? You were dead set against the Z not too long ago.

    Just curious.

    Oh, I specifically wanted VDC when I bought mine, but now that I have it, I realize its not much of a benefit. It really interferes when I'm trying to have fun (so now i'm in the habit of turning it off), but does absolutely no good when I REALLY need it (adverse weather). I've come to the conclusion that its a pretty sad system in this particular application. Maybe someone else has a different opinion.

    '17 F150 Crew 2.7; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 44-car history and counting!

  • miata007miata007 Posts: 129
    Thanks for the reply. Regarding to my decision, I like the Z more than the S2000 as long as the risk of tire feathering problem is not there. Seems like the problem for the 05s are less but could be because now is only summer of 05 and owners haven't had enough time to put enough mileage onto their car.

    Just noticing the local dealers (N.CA) have an unusual supplies of the 05Z. They are not moving the cars out at fast as they hope for. So I expect to get a good price as long as, again, the tire issues are not there. This morning received a call from a dealer, he said he will have to order the car I want at MSRP. He said the car I am looking for is rare(manual, red) and he will have to look hard.....bunch of nonsense. I told him I will look around instead. I am sick of dealers acting like this car is still being sold over MSRP. Most of the deals I am seeing are below invoice, at invoice, or a little bit over invoice. Some of the internet sales managers need to understand the majority of the customers buying a car online already armed themselves with tons of valuable info needed to strike a good deal(atleast a fair deal). The rep this morning could have earned my business if he wasn't acting like he has good cards. In fact he doesn't, especially in CA.

    By the way, I checked and some other Z forums this morning. People are still complaining quite a bit about this tire issues. There are also a lot of 03's on the market and the demand for them is low which leads to poor resale value. There are owners out there trying to sell their cars, for 3 months and not a call. They all seem to think is because the tire issue is well know in the industry.

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 21,978
    Personally, I think those who have trouble selling them are having that problem due to unrealistic asking prices. As I tell those sellers, my '04 Touring with 9K miles was listed for $26K (and that's what I bought it for) just 4 months ago. I can't tell you the number of '03s I see for that same $26K.

    When I was shopping, dealers had NO problem selling their '03s that were priced fairly. There were quite a few that were purchased out from under me VERY quickly.

    And, so far, I don't think the resale value is all that bad. Even now, you are looking at about $20K-$22K for an '03 Touring. That's better than 65% of the new price. Not bad at all after almost 3 years.

    '17 F150 Crew 2.7; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 44-car history and counting!

  • spickusspickus Posts: 1
    I just bought one...2005 6-speed manual. I paid 38,600. I looked at the Crossfire - hated the ride, shift, visibility. Drove a Boxter - very similar, though the shifting felt a bit different as did the power application. I thought the Z was tighter in the turns, hugged the road a bit better. I'm in Richmond, VA. Other dealers were quoting me at 40 and 41 for the performance roadster before any serious haggling.
  • nizannizan Posts: 3

    Did you ever get a 350Z? If yes, where and how much?
    I am also in the Bay area and searching for a Z.
  • miata007miata007 Posts: 129
    I have decided to wait for the new Miata instead. I am concerning about the tire feathering issue still. Regarding to price, you should be able to get an 04 Z near invoice +/- $300. If you are willing to wait til Oct, you will definately get it for 1k to 2k below invoice. At bay area, there are lots of competition so you shouldn't have hard time getting good/fair deals. Make sure you post the $# here first before you buy.

  • Hey is this s a good or do you think I can hack off another 500 to 1k off the price

    2005 Nissan 350Z Coupe 6 Speed - Pikes Peak White w/ Frost Interior
    -floor mats
    -splash guards
    -aero pkg
    -trunk mat
    -navigation system
    -cargo conv pkg

    $33,014 before tax, tag ,and processing fee.

    I think its a pretty good deal, what do u think? Thanks for the input
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 21,978
    $800 under invoice certainly seems good to me. Is there a rebate I don't know of? If not, I don't see how they could possibly go any lower since it seems like they are losing money as it is.

    '17 F150 Crew 2.7; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 44-car history and counting!

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