Timmbo,Timmbo wrote: hey rascalmurano,
That sound a lot like the deal I got (an excellent deal). By the way, I would like to personally welcome you to NICOclub, and more specifically, the Murano forum! We are glad to have you here.
I am up in Green Bay, I actually did the same type of negotiating via e-mails, I ended up purchasing from a dealer in Gurnee, IL. Congrats on the new ride, I really hope you enjoy it. We just picked ours up last Wednesday, and love it so far, the only thing I am displeased with is the lack of the Song Title and Artist info on the default SAT Radio screen.
To be quite honest, my trail of e-mails is very basic. I originally contacted many Nissan dealers (through Nissan's website) within about 3 hours of me. I was extremely specific as to what I was going to purchase, and asked for a price. The ones that had the lowest prices, I e-mailed back again. I kept doing this until I could not get the dealers to go any lower in price. It was quite simple, and really didn't take a lot of time. I had already test drove an '09 Murano at a local dealer, so my only other trip to the dealer was to complete the purchase and drive home!Bunshaw wrote:Thanks rascal. I didn't realize there were so many resources available. I've been to edmunds.com and the like but that carbuyingtips.com site is incredible. I bookmarked it since I'm sure I'll need it in 39 months.
I think we have another opportunity here to help potential fellow Murano buyers out. And rascal, I would never ask this of another member, but Timmbo, as moderator, maybe you can fulfill the request as an example to the community. I think it would be nice if someone could take their "paper trail" so to speak of emails back and forth to the dealer (ALL personal info removed of course) and post it up for those that are afraid or need help negotiating. I'm not afraid to negotiate but seems I could use a bit of help myself. I would imagine we mostly need to see the numbers and overall generic negotiation (crushes are a specific case ). Good idea? Bad idea? Just throwing it out there.
I think the biggest mistake I made was not lowballing enough and negotiating on payment rather than total cost. In reality, I wanted a $500 payment and that's pretty much exactly what the dealer gave me. Although I will add that if I had NOT negotiated I would have been looking at a $549 payment for the Nav model BEFORE taxes. Ouch.
Welcome to NICOclub! It is truly a pleasure having you a part of the Murano Forum! Thanks for your posting the deal you were able to get.riderman wrote:A 2009 Murano SL 2WD Merlot color. Sticker 32,010.00 Premium pkg Leather Floor Mats Splash Guards 29,194.80 was the sold price of car. Virginia Tax, titling tax, and Licence fees 992.98 Total 30,187.78 Rebate -500 Total price out the door was 29,687.78 This is what I paid the dealer via a check. No other fees were charged.
Congrats on the new purchase! Welcome to NICOclub, glad to have you here as a part of the Murano forum! Sound like you got a great deal to me! My wife is the primary driver of our Murano, she is getting about 22-23 MPG and is mostly highway driving.desertdiva wrote:Hi all... Just bought a new 09 Murano this past weekend. SL, FWD with leather, NAV, tech pkg, premium pkg, dual moonroof, floor mats... Paid flat $33K without tax & license. No trade in...paying cash. Did the whole transaction via phone and email. Threw down the gauntlet to several Nissan dealers in my area and one dealer came back with best under invoice offer. Also, dealer gave me the option to name color choice for ext and int and he'd locate that vehicle with my options and deliver it to me. Got just what I wanted which was an LE without a couple of the LE features I didn't care about like 20 inch wheels and memory seats. Got Deep Sapphire with Beige Leather. Live in warm weather year round...we have a Yukon for mountain/snowy trips. Think I got a good deal...if I didn't go easy on me...don't burst my bubble completely Hope to get decent MPG. What are you all averaging for MPG?