2003 M45 on e-bay

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2003 M45 on e-bay

Postby yidal8 » Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:27 am

What do you guys think : 15Kmi. , fully loaded , all options , DFW Lexus dealer asking $36K . Come on , I need some eccouragement . (15Kmi. since December 2002 is alot of driving though)I will keep my 91Q regardless.


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Postby PtM03m45 » Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:27 am

Hey thats a good deal! Do you want to buy one or lease?I personally would say you should lease because buying anything that depreciates as bad as a car doesn't make sense.And you get to ride in something that is beyond your means.I'm sure you could lease that car for 499 a month, no doubt if you can do it. Thats a really nice color too! The NJ dirt and pollen is driving me nuts with my black M!But try to get it man, you'll love the car!!

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Postby EWT » Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:27 am

PtM03m45 wrote:Hey thats a good deal! Do you want to buy one or lease?I personally would say you should lease because buying anything that depreciates as bad as a car doesn't make sense.And you get to ride in something that is beyond your means.


And at the end of the lease, you have nothing but the need to lease another car. Leasing doesn't avoid depreciation. One of the major components of calculating your lease payment is the residual value, which is a function of depreciation. If you're worried about depreciation buy 3 year old cars coming off leases. 50% of the depreciation will have already occured by the time you buy it.

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Postby MattB » Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:27 am

Yeah, pollen drives me nuts on my black G20 as well...Definately go for the M. That's a great price for that car.

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Postby AZhitman » Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:27 am

Leasing that car would be foolish, especially given the miles.

Buying it outright at a low interest rate is far smarter.

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Postby yidal8 » Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:27 am

ptM03m45 , in the long term , it should be cheaper to buy slightly used ( off lease for example ) and drive it to the ground .Of course , many people need to smell that new car smell every 2-3 years, and pay for it one way or the other . I think the only time it makes sense to lease , is if you can write it off to a business . My 91Q which I bought in 95 with 46Kmi , and 100Kmi extended factory warranty for $20K , has now 134Kmi. I will keep it , give it to my daughter when she gets her permit next year . Will be a good , big , safe car for her to bang around .But maybe you are right , who knows . This argument about buy Vs. lease has been going on forever .As for the M45 , I will have to ship it to N.Y. which costs a pretty penny. I think $30K is all it is worth to me .

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Postby PtM03m45 » Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:27 am

By all means if you intend to keep a car that long then definitely buy it. You could have all the confidence in the world with a nissan/infiniti cuz they last forever! Take the road trip and fly a one way out there and drive home! How much fun would that be in a new car!!!Good Luck

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Postby Q451990 » Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:27 am

yidal8 wrote:I will keep it , give it to my daughter when she gets her permit next year . Will be a good , big , safe car for her to bang around.


Just unplug a few injectors to drop that 300HP down a bit... :D

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Postby yidal8 » Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:27 am

Q451990 - Actually , it should be good trainig vehicle before she puts her hands on my S2000 ( or my Ducati 900SS ) .In any case : WHAT DO YOU PEOPLE THINK ABOUT THE PRICE FOR THE M45 ???I think , also if I wait only 2 more months , the 2003 will be a year older , knock down another 10% ( if I can find a similar one )

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Postby Q45tech » Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:27 am

Invoice $42k includes options and delivery x 0.85 used 8 months = $35.7k less 15,000x 0.15= $33,450...............plus tax would be fair. They would still be making $2500 from trade in probably $31,000 auction $29,500.And you can by it for $21,000 in 2 more years with maybe 45,000 miles. $11-10k after 6 years when the warranty and miles exceed 70,000.

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Postby yidal8 » Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:27 am

Q45tech : You are right on the nose .Exactly what I paid for my91Q when it was 3.5 years old - $21K , incl 7year/100Kmi. warr. car had 46Kmi.

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Postby 90Q45blue » Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:27 am

The 7year/100k extended warranty on my 90 Q was a godsend. The service manager at the dealership was so freakin awesome. That's probably why he left. :)

He actually knew and informed us about the chain guide issue and he replaced the guides as well as the chains (since that's the only related problem in their book) at 99,987 miles. :)

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P.S. Buy the M45, those things are hot.

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Postby AZhitman » Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:27 am

yidal8 wrote:As for the M45 , I will have to ship it to N.Y. which costs a pretty penny. I think $30K is all it is worth to me .
Shouldn't be too much to ship it - I think $500 will get you pretty much anywhere in the US.

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Postby Q45tech » Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:27 am

I bought a 28 month old 90 Q [not mine but for a friend] in October 1992 with 21,000 miles for $24,000 plus tax with a 7/100k warranty.

$24k cash in 1992 would be an inflation adjusted $35,500 today.

About what a decent g35 costs......sure would rather have a almost new M45 for the same money.

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Postby Jesda » Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:27 am

I'm lusting for that M45. Sadly, my status of "laid off tech guy going back to school and mooching off of mom" doesnt fare well on credit applications. :P

After you receive it, be sure to tell us how much you love it!

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Postby Q451990 » Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:27 am

90Q45blue wrote:He actually knew and informed us about the chain guide issue and he replaced the guides as well as the chains (since that's the only related problem in their book) at 99,987 miles. :)


I've never heard of that before! Talk about great service!!

Heath

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Postby 90Q45blue » Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:27 am

Yeah no kidding. His name was Oneth (sp?) and I think he works at a Nissan dealer in town now. Maybe Davis Moore nissan? don't know. He also sold my dad the wheels I have (stock first-gen wheels, not the BBS's) for 50 bucks for the set.

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Postby PalmerWMD » Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:27 am

Get it.

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Postby yidal8 » Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:27 am

Yes , I got the chain guide job under the extended warranty also at 71Kmi.Anyway , after I started this thread yesterday , I went to my local dealer where everybody knows me , and took their demo M for a 2 hour test drive by myself .The car is tight , almost stiff with the low profile 18" , but I got used to it and liked it . The steering is not very sporty , about the same as my 91Q . Handling is very good , limits are high . Brakes are very strong , engine is great , tranny is so-so . acceleration is fierce . dashboard is so-so , nowhere near the quality of the old Q - too much plastic everywhere , but this is the same in all the Infinitis now ( except the departing I35)Car had 3600mi., was very tight , no rattles at all . A/C under my butt was nice . power avaiable anytime , everywhere , but shifting is sometimes a little 'odd'? I don't know if there is a TSB for this like the Q . The tranny in the G , FX35 I drove is better matched to the engines . All in all , can I live with this car for 10 years - YES . It does have the same special quality that the old Q has , a little different looking , which not too many people understand . Also it is definitely a MAN's car . I see more then 50% of the G's , FX's around here are driven by women .

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Postby szh » Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:27 am

yidal8 wrote:Also it is definitely a MAN's car . I see more then 50% of the G's , FX's around here are driven by women .
Yeah ...! :D

My wife wants a G35 Coupe end of this summer. She saw one on the road some months back and decided that that was the car to replace her 1997 Acura 2.2CL (which has 37k miles on it after 7 years!)

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Postby J-Owner » Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:27 am

I thought I would throw my 2 cents in here. If this is the car I am thinking of I have driven it. I think this was one of the first M45's that Sewell got in when they first came out. It has been used as a Demo. If it is the same car it doesn't have navigation or itelli-cruise but does have voice recognition.

Still I guess that isn't a bad deal for the car though. It may be a totally different car but like I say if it is the one that I have driven I am willing to bet it has been ragged on and broken in by now, knowing some of the sales associates down there like I do.

Best of luck whatever you do.

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Hold on!

Postby maxnix » Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:27 am

Saw a post by a guy who just bought a new M45 loaded from a dealer for $40K. It was on one of those other less significant forums.

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Postby yidal8 » Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:27 am

Yes ,I just saw this post also . Anyway , I will call Doug @ sewell and check the history of this car . Thanks for alerting me J-Owner .


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