07-08-2008, 06:10 PM
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Will asking prices go down once the 2009 models are available? (http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=T&ct=us/0-0&fd=R&url=http://ask.cars.com/2008/07/time-to-buy.html&cid=0&ei=C-ZzSObkL5fM8AS93oX9DA&usg=AFQjCNGLoEGmiiGTBoso6fBPX7kZke98Fg)
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I'm going to purchase either a 2005 Nissan Xterra or a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. If I wait until the new '09 models are on the dealers’ floors will the ...
07-08-2008, 08:11 PM
well, with every passing year an 05 model Xterra will get older and older and price will change accordingly, but for what the prices of used Xterra's are now, to a few, or maybe even 10months to a year from now i really doubt it will change significantly.....
on autotrader, cars.com, etc........ive found great low mileage Xterras in both 2wd and 4wd configurations in the $12,999 price range quite easily...........of course its easier to find 2wd over 4wd of course...
hope you find what your looking for...
08-03-2008, 02:08 PM
2009 model is out, and don't buy the used one until you are more familiar with the current new 2008 vehicle market. Right now, and through the month of August, prices on a new 2008 are the absolute lowest Nissan has ever had, 1/3 off MSRP. I received a flyer in the mail advertising a brand new (no demo) base model 4x2 Xterra for $12,599, plus taxes tags, with zero down. So I called the dealer, Sheehy Nissan in Manassass Virginia, and inquired on a the same deal for a new 2008 OR. They have 2 in stock (white and yellow) and the MSRP is $31,900 and $31,500, with the 1/3 off they come to $20,900 and 20,450 before plus taxes tags, zero down, and that is before haggeling begins; I'm sure I could get it for less with a larger selection at DarCars Nissan in Maryland.
You'll only be screwing yourself if you get the Grand Cherokee, I assure you. Those with a V8 are powerful, but thats where the good ends, and the problems begin. Their transmissions are notoriuously defective, and without the extended warranty you'll be paying out the A$$.
08-04-2008, 09:05 AM
I agree with La Rana, the Jeep will cost you more for upkeep. I used to have a grand and the sensors went out at 60k and then everything else, the starter, fuel pump, rear seal. The 4wd systems are great when they work, but often have problems. Plus the brakes need to be replaced about every 20k. I would look for X deals since the new model is coming out. There are always deals at the end of the summer. If you can get the deal La Rana is talking about, you will be ahead of the depreciation game.
08-04-2008, 01:15 PM
FYI - This is a news feed, a quick blurb. No one posted this question to our board. ;)