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2013 and earlier Nissan Altima Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • alookmanalookman Posts: 141
    Have you negotiated the price for an Altima. Can you provide the dealership name and locations? Thanks!

    Here the base 2.5s isat 21000 with dest. included less rebates!
  • alookmanalookman Posts: 141
    We just bought a 2012 Altima 2.5 SL with Conv.pkg, Conv. plus, Prem. Audio pkg. & SL leather pkg. , mats, trunk org. & tinting etc. at $23,500 plus 6.25% sales tax and other state and doc. chgs are about $330 (doc fees=149 inc.). The dealership is Courtesy Nissan, Richardson, TX.
    Used phone and email to nail down the deal but they tried to write it up as 24 k.

    We wanted Nissan's own extended warrant that dealers are selling for 2300 for 84 mths 100k bumper - bumper, which actually is 4yr/64k extended. Its honored by Nissan dealers and is transferable for small fee. Vaden Nissan in Savannah Georgia will sell it for 1286 lump sum or 200 more for 17 mth. financing. It also includes car rental and roadside assitance. There are varying lenght program but it starts from date the new car was placed in service. Here itheir link: ord%20Added
  • MSRP 31,040 / Paid OTD price 26,800.
    With Sport and premium packages, Alumium kick plates, 5 pcs carpet set.
    Does this deal fairly good?
  • Got $20k OTD for Nissan 2012 Altima 2.5 base model, is the deal ok?
  • alookmanalookman Posts: 141
    What was the selling price of the car before rebates and what rebates were applied to final price?

    How much was the TTL and doc. fees and what city, state was it bought in? OTD doesnt help in gauging how good a deal it is?
  • dealership name: Van York Nissan
    city: greensboro, high point
    state: NC
    Car selling: $18,920 including rebate
    Rebate: $1,750
    Tax: $620
    document: $390
    License: $70
    Total: @ 20k
  • 2012 Altima 2.5, SL, Conv, Conv+, Premium Audio, mats, splash guards.

    Msrp 28,680
    Paid 22,863 + tax and tags.
  • Been shopping and working through the internet offers. My question is what should i send as my "i'll come buy it now if you do it for this price" offer?

    2 Choices:
    Altima 2Dr Coupe 2.5s- Conv pkg, premium pkg, 5 piece carpet, rear spoiler- they are offering $23,900 inc 1750 rebates+TTL in Dallas. Thinking 22,500?

    Altima 4Dr Sedan 2.5s- Conv Pkg, Conv Pkg+, Premium Audio, kick plates, splash guards (NO SL leather, etc)- they are offering 23,500 inc rebates+TTL. Thinking 22,000?

    I want to be very aggressive as i'm not in a rush and am pretty flexible in general. Let me know your thoughts, i guess i have nothing to lose by going extra low worst case :)

  • alookmanalookman Posts: 141
    The total rebates if you qualify are 3150, visit Nissan site. Take invoice less 2000 dealer discount plus 3150 and yes its possible to get 2.5SLsedan with Premium sound pkg w/Bose for about 21.5 or 22k for sure.

    I got mine in Oct. at Courtesy Nissan, RICHARDSON thru Howard Griffin for 23.5 k when rebates were 1500 only. ALSO THEY ONLY TOOK OFF ONLY 1667 when I should have pushed for more.

    Its a great time to buy Altima and it does give us avg. 26 mpg. Wish had waited
  • g_kodg_kod Posts: 2
    I just bought silver 2012 altima 2.5S with floor mats, kick plates, ground lighting, splash guards for 19133+tax and tags. I was wondering is this OK price?? This is with 0% APR financing through NMAC. Also i would like to know what kind of mileage on average everybody is getting??

  • This is a great price. Did you add any packages on top of the base 2.5S?

    I am also looking for the 2.5S base. Can you post details about the rebates you got and also the dealer information?

  • g_kodg_kod Posts: 2
    no packages,
    dealership name: Faulkner Nissan
    city: philadelphia
    Car selling: $19133, including rebate
    Rebate: $1,000 ($500 NMAC rebate, $500 holiday cash, 0% for 60months)
    Tax and tags: $1367
    Total: 20.5k
  • What would be a good price for a 2008 CPO 2.5 S with 40K miles? From what I could tell the car is in great condition. I didn't see any scratches outside. Except for a few minor scratches, and a couple of nooks and crannies the dealer didn't clean, the interior looks almost pristine. They showed me the Carfax report. It's only had 1 owner and was originally purchased in my state.

    They said they'd sell it at $15,000 but that seems too high for a 4 year old car. What's a good price? And what's a good price for for Nissan Security+ warranty? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
  • johntenjohnten Posts: 13
    edited December 2011
    This would be for a sedan with a CVT transmission.
  • milolmilol Posts: 3
    Got the 2012 2.5S Anniversary Package (fog, spoiler, alloy wheel, leather steering wheel with audio control, bluetooth). Price was $16850. Also offered us base for $16100. This does not include $760 freight+$200 processing+tag+tax. OTD was ~$19300
  • Where did you buy it. This seems to be way below Invoice.
  • alookmanalookman Posts: 141
    That car should be around 18.5 k with rebates and dealer discounts, so how did you arrive at that price?

    It's not a deal its a steal unless we are missing something here. Can we get dealership name and where is it located?
  • Nissan Sunnyvale is advertising 2012 Altima 2.5 Base (auto transmission) for $16,888 after rebates. I have emailed them to ask for the OTD price incl. TTL - will call them tomorrow morning. Good deal?

  • Which dealership? This is an amazing price!
  • I wouldn't give much hope from that post especially from a new member w/ 1 post.

    Let see... a 2.5S w/ Anniv + a couple normal options (floor mats, splash guards...)

    MSRP = 24,600
    Invoice = 23,239
    His selling price = 16850 + 760 = 17610
    It's 7K under the MSRP or 5.6K under invoice.

    People are happy to fly there to get this deal.
  • milolmilol Posts: 3
    edited December 2011
    I was actually searching online to see if I got a good deal on our car and came upon this thread. We thought we overpaid because in 2004 we bought our 04 Altima S Base from the same dealership for ~$15,000 OTD. However, it seems like this was a good deal so here's the details:

    The dealership is Darcars Nissan. Two locations: Rockville,MD and College Park,MD. If you go on and search for new altima in zip code 20814 and filter from lowest to highest, it will come up under "Darcars College Park $16,100". Did 0 negotiating as they wanted the business (Badly it seemed). Here's what I did:

    Called up Darcars Rockville and told them I saw 2012 Altima S Base for $16,100 on for Darcars College Park. Wondered if they would match if I go there instead. Was told yes and to come in. Went in, test drove, looked at a few colors, and was immediately told I would be given the advertised price. Tried to haggle even lower and was told they would not move a penny. Asked to negotiate the Anniv Edition we saw because we liked the color better (slate); was informed by manager that Anniv edition would be $750 more. Figured the alloy wheels itself was worth that much so we took the deal.

    When paperwork came, it was listed as $19,000ish retail - $3,000ish in rebates(don't have paperwork in front of me). Please note I qualified for $500 recent college grad discount (must graduate within last 2 years). However, for another car we bought I was 6 months away from graduating and they just took my word for it.

    Hope this helps. Good hunting all.
  • Great deal! Congrats on the new car. Here in the Bay Area, prices are competitive, but not as low as the deal you got. The best offer I received for the base 2.5 trim was 16888 before ttl+delivery. OTD prices are around 20k for base 2.5.
  • Can you post the link to the "filter from lowest to highest"? It seems I don't see that option. I saw a "special" button and lowest special I saw that is $17,268 for BASE 2.5 (No S).

    Also, 14k + TTL for a new 2004 Altima. My brother in law just traded in his base '05 Altima for 9.5k. I don't remember anyone here got that kind of deal in 2004.
  • I say this is BS either to bash the Altima or to advertise Darcars dealer.

    1. 16,100 + 750 != 19,000 - 3,000 I know you don't have the paperwork in front of you but...)

    2. 15K OTD for a new 2004 Altima? A dealer in PA gave my friend 12K cash for his 2003 base Altima w/ about 30k miles in 2005. He didn't get a new car b/c he moved back to his country.
  • milolmilol Posts: 3
    edited December 2011
    $16,100+750 for anniv package upgrade + 760 freight + 200 processing fee + ttl + 6% tax.

    Here's the link, gooddeal2

    Just looked at our old purchase agreement with the dealer in 2004. It was negotiated down to ~$13500 for 2004 Altima S Base including protective paint coating and lifetime oil changes from the dealer, freight was split 50/50 with dealer and processing waived. We had 5% tax at the time. The game changer might've been that we paid for it in cash. However, we did end up financing our 2012.

    I don't work for Darcars or know anyone that's related in some way to the car sales industry. The only connection I have with them is we bought our previous altima there. Please don't flame me and say my purchase is BS because your experience was different. We all have our own experiences and that's why this thread exist. I post here so that others might be able to save some money themselves or at least know how low dealers are willing to sell their cars for.
  • walletlesswalletless Posts: 40
    edited December 2011
    How is this deal for a new 2.5 S? I do not need the add-ons like carpeted floor, splash guard, etc - but the dealer is unwilling to remove them - this is the best and lowest price he can offer.

    Sale Price 22,570
    Carpeted Floor 180
    Splash Guard 140
    Freight Charge 760
    Stevens Creek Nissan discount (2,900)
    Nissan Customer Cash (1,250)
    December Bonus cash (500)
    NMAC Bonus Cash (500)
    Internet Price 18400 + Tax + license

    OTD price comes to ~20,500. Caveat is that I need to get financing from them in order to qualify for some of the cash bonuses.. but I am already pre-approved from nwfcu for 1.49% APR, so I am hoping that the dealer can beat that.

    Also, when accepting delivery of the car, what things should I look out for before signing the paperwork.. I did a quick-and-dirty list here... anything else to add to the list?

    • Owner’s Manual
    • Jack, Spare tire, Floor Mats included
    • Radio, CD, Aux Input, all work
    • Verify exterior color, interior color, Trim, and all options. Wipers, wheel hubcap included
    • Ensure Headlight, tail light, parking light, hazard light, horn, brake lights, direction indicators function properly
    • Gas tank is full, gas cap is included
    • Check Odometer to verify new
    • Check car condition – no scratches, dents, etc. Ask them for a car wash to ensure you are not seeing dirt instead of scratches
    • Car keys, extra/spare keys, etc are included
    • All Seat’s adjustment working properly
    • Verify correct tire pressure
    • Pop hood, ask where washer fluid, coolant, etc go
    • VIN matches on car and paperwork
    • Power windows, doors, side mirrors work properly
    • Alarm system arm/disarms properly
    • Financing – early payment clause?
    • Financing - Verify that interest rate is final – ask for payment coupon book
    • Warranty Certificate included
  • HNY to all. I bought the 2.5S base with floor mats and splash guard for 18250+tax. OTD in Santa Clara was 20200.
  • Congratulations on your new car.

    Did you take the nissan finance to get the rebates? I am seeing newspaper ads with quotes from 17,500 to 18,000. What's the catch there?
  • No.. Nissan finance would have taken another $500 off that price, but the lowest rates they offered were 3.49%, so I passed on it since I had NWFCU approval for 1.49%
  • There were two rebates I did not use:
    1) New grad rebate ($500) : This requires that you either have graduated within the last 2 years, or are currently enrolled in grad school. I did not qualify for this.
    2) NMAC Rebate ($500): This requires financing through Nissan. The rates were too high (they advertise 0% APR, but the finance guy told me the lowest will be 3.49% - this was even before he ran any credit checks.. so I told him not to hard pull since I have better rates anyway).

    The math for my car was:
    MSRP: 23,xxx
    Negotiated down to: 20,000 (incl. $760 freight/destination charge)
    Nissan Rebate: (1750)
    Price: 18,250 + tax, license, doc fee
    OTD: 20,219 (Santa Clara County in North California)
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