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I really don't know what to do here. I purchased a 2009 Maxima 5 months ago because I really liked how it looked and performed and after going to the

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Old 01-14-2009, 09:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I really don't know what to do here. I purchased a 2009 Maxima 5 months ago because I really liked how it looked and performed and after going to the dealer for some maintenance I fell in love with the 370Z. I should have started off saying that I am an impulse buyer and i has got me in alot of trouble and debt, but we only live once. Anyway, I need some advice. I talked to the General Sales Manager and after he valued my trade (I owe 37,000) and put in the picture a White 370Z touring, M/T, sport package (stickered at 41,000 something), he came up with the number 869/mo. with 2,000 down. I would be financing a little over 49,000. I told him that I needed to think about it and so I went to another dealership a week later to see if they could do better and this dealership said that they couldn't even come close to that number (869/mo.), so I went back to the first dealership and told them that I was interested in their offer and the Sales Manager said that he would locate a white one for me, because they only had a black and a silver, if I "agreed to make the deal" right there. I needed someone to talk to and unfortunatly I can't talk to my parents because they just don't understand my love for cars and I really don't have alot of friends because I'm new to Georgia. What should I do? Is 869/mo. rediculous for this car? Am I rediculous for even thinking about making this deal? Help me!
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Yes it is ridiculous. Your right you only live once but I'd rather live stress free and live as long as possible. I know plenty of people that drown themselves like this for what I consider short term satisfaction and ultimately live miserably. Anyhow it's not like you have a horrendous car...
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I wish I thought like you. This is good advice though and you're right, I don't drive anything to be ashamed of. The new Z is amazing though. Thanks!
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ya man keep the maxima drive the deprecation out of it then sell it and then get the Z or what ever else is out there in a few years.
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ya man keep the maxima drive the deprecation out of it then sell it and then get the Z or what ever else is out there in a few years.

I don't know if I can wait 3 years, but I think you and ZMan are right. I guess it would be pretty rediculous having a car payment greater than a rent payment.

Thanks Shumby.
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$869 per month??? Holy crap. Don't do it, man. "Pay it forward" only works for so long. Take it from a fool who now knows much better.
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$869 per month??? Holy crap. Don't do it, man. "Pay it forward" only works for so long. Take it from a fool who now knows much better.

Well how much is too much?
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How long you have pay $869/month?
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That's way too much for a car payment. That better be at least 1/4 or 1/5 of your monthly income intake. If it's half of your income then you're paying way too much for a car.

I know I can't afford one right now so I will save for close to 2 years before I get one.
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That's way too much for a car payment. That better be at least 1/4 or 1/5 of your monthly income intake. If it's half of your income then you're paying way too much for a car.

I know I can't afford one right now so I will save for close to 2 years before I get one.


Well it's 1/3 of my monthly intake. I could always get a roommate and pay half what I am paying now for rent and save 400+ dollars, but everyone is making good points.
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yea...keep the maxima.
the new ones are really nice IMO.
i wouldn't mind driving one.

but 869 is a lot...for a Z IMO.
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yea...keep the maxima.
the new ones are really nice IMO.
i wouldn't mind driving one.

but 869 is a lot...for a Z IMO.



Thanks Brisk. If you wind up at the Nissan dealership test drive a new Maxima.....they are fun to drive. Not as fun as the Z, but still pretty fun.
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The price is too high. I just purchased one just over invoice. Look at my other posts for contacts to lower priced dealers...
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Oh my goodness, please please don't do that! I don't even know you and would hate for you to make that mistake.
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