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Feedback on the purchase of a "Manager's Demo"

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antigua1999 wrote: Good luck with that. Using your logic he wont be buying any demo`s.
Rarely makes sense to buy a demo. Leave the $500 discount to the suckers.
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Kasakato wrote: Rarely makes sense to buy a demo. Leave the $500 discount to the suckers.
Why because you cant buy it for half price. You do realize that most dealers have upwards of 30 demo`s at any one time and they all get sold.
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antigua1999 wrote: Why because you cant buy it for half price. You do realize that most dealers have upwards of 30 demo`s at any one time and they all get sold.
If you believe a per-owned car with 6.5k on it, driven by who knows who, is only worth a discount of $500, be my guest. There are suckers born ever minute. Just because dealers sell them does not make them a good idea. If that's what you believe I have a bridge for sale as well!
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Kasakato wrote: If you believe a per-owned car with 6.5k on it, driven by who knows who, is only worth a discount of $500, be my guest. There are suckers born ever minute. Just because dealers sell them does not make them a good idea. If that's what you believe I have a bridge for sale as well!
Selective reading as usual. If you read op`s post they offered $5800.00 off. You brought up the $500.00 not me.
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antigua1999 wrote: Selective reading as usual. If you read op`s post they offered $5800.00 off. You brought up the $500.00 not me.
That's off MSRP. Any chump off the street can get a significant discount off MSRP Domestic trucks are often 10k+ off MSRP, I don't know what's normal for a Frontier, but it had better be good given that they're the worst midsize truck on the market.
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i6s1 wrote: That's off MSRP. Any chump off the street can get a significant discount off MSRP Domestic trucks are often 10k+ off MSRP, I don't know what's normal for a Frontier, but it had better be good given that they're the worst midsize truck on the market.
Good luck with getting $5300 off any MSRP.
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antigua1999 wrote: Selective reading as usual. If you read op`s post they offered $5800.00 off. You brought up the $500.00 not me.
:facepalm: I thought you worked at a dealer.

The dealer offered $5800 off sticker. They also offered $4200 off sticker on new cars with a cash payment. That already deflates the dealer's discount to $1600. As with any new car purchase, invoice is the most you should be paying, plus a small premium depending on the specifics of the deal (although that's a debate for another day). Given sticker is going to be inflated by at least $1000-1200, there is a $400-600 discount on the table. F/PDI and AC tax are not yet determined as well.
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antigua1999 wrote: Good luck with getting $5300 off any MSRP.
No need for luck.
booblehead wrote: For example, MY2015 Ford F150 is offering up to $11,000 from the factory side credit + whatever you can get off from the dealer side.
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I do thanks for remembering. You don`t know how op was paying if it was cash or financed. Freight, PDI, A/C tax and Tire Stewardship tax will have to be paid also.
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i6s1 wrote: No need for luck.
My apology. A few obscure examples aside.
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antigua1999 wrote: I do thanks for remembering. You don`t know how op was paying if it was cash or financed. Freight, PDI, A/C tax and Tire Stewardship tax will have to be paid also.
Is your monitor broken?
Chuck Garabedian wrote: This month there are no rebates on the 2015's in this particular model (or 2016's either, besides some cheesy financing offer). There is zero difference between the 2015 or 2016 model. I checked the Nissan website for this info and ran a Car Cost Canada report.

Last month Nissan was offering a $4200 rebate on new 2015's of this model if you pay cash - which I would.

I sent an email to the dealer asking if the vehicle was still available (on their website they have it listed - but not as a demo). That's when they emailed back saying it was still available and it was the manager's demo with 6500kms on in. They said they would reduce the price $5800 off MSRP. I'm assuming I would not have to pay freight or air conditioning fee (nor would I if they requested that) since it's a used vehicle - but did not follow up yet with the dealer to obtain this info.

Even at $5800 off they would have to come down more than that. The vehicle is a Nissan Frontier and has not really changed since 2005 - meanwhile there is a new Tacoma and Chevy/GM as midsized truck competition.

It's an automatic transmission so unless the guy was redlining it in neutral I don't think it was abused - at least in that way.
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Kasakato wrote: Is your monitor broken?
Yours must be too it says last month and it was the demo and you complain demo`s are used vehicles not new. Its funny how you flip and flop New, Used whenever it suits you.
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Mar 22, 2004
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I think the main thing is that managers demo need to be plated, to do so you would have to register it with OMVC.
Demo cars have dealer plates, and usually do not get 6,800km, may be 300-400Km.

I have neighbor who is manager at Nissan dealership. He always drives new cars only but they are all plated with regular plates. I have not seen him doing anything stupid or reckless with the cars.
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Think of the Childre…
Like all used cars, just hire an mechanic to go with you and have a detailed look before buying.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Cheapo-Findo wrote: Like all used cars, just hire an mechanic to go with you and have a detailed look before buying.
Not sure what a mechanic is going to find on a Demo with 6,500 km.

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