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Nissan Xterra Prices Paid & Buying Experiences



  • phboujonphboujon Posts: 1
    I am planning to buy by the end of July, a 2006 off-road 4WD 6-speed manual, and have been reading your posts and prices. However I am wondering:
    - Where do you find out about the Nissan incentives?
    - What are the conditions of the recent grad incentive? (I am a recent grad, 6 months ago).

    Additionally, I am curious about manual vs automatic transmission capabilities when related to the part-time 4WD system. Any comments? What would make one buy an automatic transmission? A manual transmission? (Being European, I am biased toward the manual…)

  • aazevedoaazevedo Posts: 7
    You can find Nissan incentives at I'm not sure about other rebates going on for the Xterra right now and you may want to wait until the next holiday to buy. The recent graduate discount is a year-round discount, but they change the cars it is good for every now and then. If you are graduating in the next 6 months or have graduated in the last two years, and have proof of a full time job, then you qualify for the grad rebate.

    The manual transmission is in my opinion awesome, like the engine, it was also developed and modified from the 350Z transmission. It feels very direct, and there is a much shorter throw than the FJ. The automatic is very smooth, and responds very quickly as if it can read my mind. The decision is up to you both are great.
  • tom53tom53 Posts: 1
    I am in NY, if i buy a vehicle out of state do I pay NY tax on it anyway?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,743
    Yes... in almost every case, you will pay sales taxes where you register the car...


    Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • I have the same Xterra (offroad 4WD 6-SPD) that you are looking at and reccomend it. The manual is definetely the way to go. The only thing right now on it is that it has a clunk noise when I push in the clutch to shift from 1->2. If you go with the automatic it also has hill assist and decent if you dont know how to drive.
  • Hello everyone, I'm in Miami and been talking to four different dealers about a 2006 Xterra S 4x2, automatic with the Utility package and got multiple offers. The MSRP was $24,785 and best offers i got at the moment is at $21,900 from Maroone Nissan of Miami. Is this a good offer? Also, should i wait untill the 2007 com out to get a better offer on the 2006. Lastly, whats up the the iPOD adapter only avaliable for the SE and the OFFROAD.
  • drat4drat4 Posts: 7
    :cry: This really hurts to ask this. Where is the best place to post for sale an off-road 05 Xterra? I'm back on street sales and absolutely love my Xterra. But using my Xterra for sales calls is like using a VW beetle off-roading. Getting a hybrid for work but I can't keep both. Where's the best place to post to get a good match?
  • tinycadontinycadon Posts: 287
    I tested the CX-7, don't know what all the fuss is about, I wasn't impressed in the least. Was waiting to see the Edge, but with all those Ford recalls I didn't want to risk a 1st year model with them, hence the Xterra won we over. S model 4x4, pretty much all the options and accessories I wanted, including the side curtain airbags and rollover protection (this made me pull the trigger), $26,400 out the door (tax, title, fees), still came in about a grand under msrp. Sale price was $80 over invoice, minus $1,000 rebate, Carmax in White Marsh, Md. (Nissan new car dealer) No pressure, no gimmicks, straight up here's the price, yes or no? Bought it Wed. night, left on a trip Thur. night, got 20.7mpgs doing 65-75mph w/ac running, was completely shocked at that, engine hasn't even been broken in yet, if that holds up I'll be happier than a pig in shhhhhh!
  • jaws4jaws4 Posts: 11
    Do yourself a favor and do not ever buy (or attempt to buy) from Capital City Nissan in Atlanta. I had been working with them for a week to get to reasonable deal on an XTerra X. Once we finally agreed on a price (which was solidly above their advertised price), they changed the deal to the degree of $1600. I walked...

    STAY AWAY!!!
  • Hi all

    I just negotiated the sale of a '06 Xterra S 4x4 AT for $1500 under invoice price. Is this a decent negotiation or have others been making deals for much less?

    Once I got below invoice they wouldn't budge on anything, and I didn't have the cajones to discuss holdback.. as I was already happy with my negotiations.

    What do ya'll think?
  • The question shouldn't be whether or not you got a good deal, it should be whether or not you got the vehicle you wanted and did YOU feel it was a fair deal? A couple of hundred bucks is nothing to fret over, anything under invoice is good.
  • Thanks for your reply.

    Yeah, I thought I worked a good deal...especially being my first car purchase. I didn't know how far I could push since I never did this before, but I bought it tonight, and am extremely happy and excited.

    Thanks to all on this forum for helping me have a pleasant experience. I will continue to post and use this as a resource.

    Thanks again!
  • I am paying 22,440 for a 2006 Nissan XTerra X series 4WD, Auto and power options in Springfield, MA. I think its a good deal.
  • When will dealers start receiving the '07 models? My salesman in the Philadelphia area didn't know what the differences between the '07 and '06 models were and said he wouldn't get any in until November. If he's ignorant or a joker, I'll take my business elsewhere because I'm ready to buy NOW. My starting price on an '07 SE will be invoice minus $1500.
  • tinycadontinycadon Posts: 287
    Invoice MINUS $1500 will be starting price??? Do you mean MSRP, not invoice? The 07s are out, check out Carmax's website, they sell new Nissans in White Marsh, Md., that's where I bought mine. 06s have a $1k rebate right now, the 07s don't have any. I bought a 06 at invoice minus the $1k rebate, the 07s look like they're going $300-$400 over invoice, and since Carmax is no haggle, I can't see all that many Nissan dealers blowing them out of the water for pricing? Carmax seems to be very reasonable in their pricing, I'd see what they have online and using their pricing to strike a deal with a dealership near you, or drive the 1hr-1hr1/2 to White Marsh, good luck.
  • elenadelenad Posts: 11
    Just signed papers last night and picking up 07 X-terra S on Monday. We got the following add-ons:

    Retract Cargo Cvr
    Carp Flr Mats
    In-cabin Microfilt
    Auto Dim Elechrom Mirr W/comp
    Prot Pkg
    Util Pkg
    50 St Emis

    We spent sime time negotiating, but managed to bring the price down to $24,500. The invoice on this car including all add-ons was $25,500.
  • elvissselvisss Posts: 14
    hello, elenad, I am also considering to buy a 06 or 07 xterra, is that a 4wd or 2wd price? that you!
  • elenadelenad Posts: 11
    it is 4wd, I don't think then even have 2wd on the lot now.
  • elvissselvisss Posts: 14
    thank you dude, do you know the difference between 07 and 06?
  • elvissselvisss Posts: 14
    I am planning to buy a 06 Xterra SE 2wd OR 06 2wd S

    one dealer offered me the price of

    SE 4x2 -->23,300
    S 4x2 --> $21,250

    the price include rebate and destination charge. But not documentation fee.

    I am in St.louis, MO, do you guys think this is a good deal?

    What your price is?

    Any input is highly appreciated!
  • elenadelenad Posts: 11
    Absolutely no difference. They added few more interior colors, that's it. We just decided it makes more sence to get '07, so we can sell it for more in few years.
  • elenadelenad Posts: 11
    Why are you getting 2WD in SUV? The price doesn't look bad. We were offered $22.5 on 06 X-terra S 4x4..but dedided to go with 07
  • elvissselvisss Posts: 14
    hmmmm, I think I choose 2wd because most of the time ( more than 99%) it will run on pavement, city usage.


    Thank you for your reply and enjoy you new xterra, elenad ;)
  • Need to decide which the better deal and i was hoping I could get some free advice.

    My two choices are as follows:

    Brand New 2006 Nissan Xterra S with the utility package for 21,500 (pending a dealership can make that price work) with 6.25% financing - 353 montly payments.

    2005 Xterra SE (rockford fosgate etc.) with 15,000 miles from a rich private sealer who's looking to unload it at 19,000 with 8.45% financing - 316 monthly payments.

    On one hand, i want the new truck, but on the other i know even with the great deal it will loss excessive value the first year. But it would be brand new and have a longer warranty. But the 2005 SE has bigger rims, better stereo, and more features for less money. But, the SE is a year older and has been used.

    Just reply with your thoughts on which would be better and why.
  • elvissselvisss Posts: 14
    I would prefer the brand NEW one, there is no big difference between the price.

    btw, I think you got a good price, 2006 Nissan Xterra S with the utility package for 21,500, is that a 2wd or 4wd price?
  • 2wd price, the best I have offered so far is 21,600 with another 595 for the dealer fee. But this truck also have the mirror compass, and body side moldings. But I can't buy that one though, because it's red and the wife doesn't like the color.

    I'm working all the dealerships now to get that 21,500 price, the best i got from some other dealerships is 22,100.

    thanks for the advice
  • Finally got a dealership to make the deal work.
    06 Xterra S with utility package, body side molding, floor mats, splash guards and the TRAILERING PACKAGE....all for 21,700 out the door. 800 below invoive.

    I feel good about it and drove it home last night 200 miles... and got 21.4 MPG!!!!!

    If Nissan reliability holds up over time, this will be the hands down best SUV out there
  • elvissselvisss Posts: 14

    I also got my xterra SE on Saturday, very cool.
  • Yet another bad dealer experience that I need to vent about.

    So I'm in the market for an 07 Xterra S 4x4 with Utility package. Last Thursday, I sent about 15

    emails out to local dealers in PA & received a few quotes back via email, which range about $1500

    (give or take) under invoice with the current incentives offered by Nissan. I got a call from

    Loughead Nissan in Swarthmore, PA who gave me the usual speech about being the #1 volume dealer &

    that he can beat any pricing. I asked him to provide his quote over the phone but he said he

    couldn't & told me to come in. I gave him a number instead (slightly lower than the lowest email

    quote I received from other dealers) & he said he'll talk to his sales manager. About an hour

    later, I received a callback saying it was a deal so I scheduled an appointment for Saturday. The

    dealer called back again later in the afternoon asking whether I had a trade in & I said yes &

    gave him the necessary info of my vehicle. Keep in mind that he had already agreed to the first

    deal without any mention of trade-in

    Fast forward to Saturday at the dealership, the Xterra they had waiting for me actually had

    additional packages on it but was never mentioned over the phone (i.e. Protection package, cargo

    divider, retractable cargo cover, trailer hitch). Please note that I had specifically only asked

    for the Utility package & nothing else in my initial email. While waiting for them to assess my

    trade in value, the salesperson that I dealt with over the phone told me that it was a smart move

    to shop around by sending quotes out to all the local dealers. After about 20 min of sitting

    around with only one other customer there, the sales manager shows up & provides a quote for that

    vehicle that was higher than all the email quotes I had received & low-ball my trade in, so

    basically the price that they quoted over the phone still remained the same, they just factored

    the trade-in into the newly raised price. He further insulted me by saying, I don't need to sell

    you this car. So at this point, I just shook his hand & left. It was a waste of time & partially

    my fault for not confirming this in writing prior to showing up but I just bought a Honda Pilot 8

    months ago & went through the same process & the dealer honored the price when I walked in. There

    was no written agreement faxed, it was strictly verbal. For this Nissan deal, I would assume that they would be

    smarter than to pull the bait & switch technique since they knew that I had been shopping on the

    internet but oh well.

    So moral of the story is that if you're in the market for a Nissan vehicle, do yourself a favor &

    stay away from unprofessional, unethical, ignorant dealerships such as Loughead Nissan in

    Swarthmore, PA. Thanks for listening.
  • shasta67shasta67 Posts: 109
    I had the same thing happen to me many years ago and the feeling sucks. Just count it as a lesson learned, and bad mouth the dealership to anyone who will listen. Your story ended better than mine. Mine ended with the police called and a near brawl in the middle of the dealership. Man I miss those days when I could be a crazy kid. :P

    In the end the dealership probably felt it was ok to lie to you because you did "shop" prices. Many, if not most, of the really big dealership feel it is ok to say anything just to get you on the lot.

    If you made any mistakes they were probably not getting the quote in writing and trying to do the trade-in with the deal. I know they promised you a price but trade-ins always complicate things and gives them more opportunities to try and change the deal. I have never traded in a car and I never will.

    Don't worry too much though. You only lost a little time. You still have your money and there are lots of other dealers.
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