dezm45 wrote:Russ .. I REALLY turned the screws .. HARD TOO ! Now, what I want to know is ... this $3000 incentive -- I wonder if it's ON TOP of the coupons .. now THAT would be insane ! It can't be though .. you'd be $6k or MORE below invoice if that was possible
I also knew about the $3k worth of 'coupons' back in August and September (when I did the deal) ... and used that info to my advantage. There was also an additional $1500 that went back to the dealer if they sold a certain # of M's for the month -- I got that $$ too ! My cap cost wound up being almost $5k BELOW invoice !!
So, to anyone looking for an M .. if you really work at it -- you can get this car for an INCREDIBLE price !!!
I assume they switched the dealer incentive to cash rebate. Seriously doubt they'd offer both, but don't have any hard data. Outstanding job on your deal. My deal was so easy, it caught me off guard. The dealer offered up more ground up front than you can usually get only after hours of hand-to-hand combat in other situations. In my case, they over-allowed a bit on my '00 Q, which had 4 months to go on its lease. In the end, not a nickel changed hands, we swapped keys, and my lease payment went down $200 per month (same 36 mo 15K miles). Couldn't find a good reason to declare battle stations, so I just drove home in the new car.
This is the best kept secret about buying the higher end Infinitis. If you're at the right place at the right time, you can strike some terrific deals.
I leased my '94 Q in November 1994, and the 95's were already on the lot. $52k MSRP capped at $41k with very cheap cost of money on the lease. At the end of the lease in 1997, the residual was $25.5k, much more than market value. I really liked the car, felt it had many more miles left on the clock, so I bought it off lease for $4k under residual.
January 2001, I had my 94 Q in for service, and saw a beautiful 2000 Tuscan Beige Anniversay Edition Q on the lot. 01's are already on the lot as well. Infiniti sponsors some sort of golf tournament here in Phoenix, and they let VIP's drive new Infinitis while in town. This was a tournament car. Had $3k miles on it, but had never been titled, so it was to be sold as new, like a demo. $52k MSRP, capped at $37k, but no great deal on the money factor and a pretty low residual. Still, a pretty decent deal on a nice car.
This is how I can afford to drive Q's and M's and why I keep coming back for more. Realy looking forward to the 05/06 Q's and M's. Figure my timing might be such that I'm ready to move on an 05 just before the 06's arrive? We shall see.