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I have a reservation for a Platinum+ and am a little unsure about the dealer I chose (poor reviews). Can you change dealers at any time (before production I assume)?
 

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My understanding is that in the US, you can change your options or dealer until the production order is final without losing your reservation #. I changed my color once (online/a few months back) and still kept the same reservation #. I am also thinking of changing my dealer.
 

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My understanding is that in the US, you can change your options or dealer until the production order is final without losing your reservation #. I changed my color once (online/a few months back) and still kept the same reservation #. I am also thinking of changing my dealer.
How do you know when production order is final?
 

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For those who have contacted their US dealers... what have they said?

Mine is saying there is no pricing and can not promise any price (yet my order has an MSRP). I feel like they will just take on a large markup and at that point... I have enough other options (Solterra, Lyriq, Genesis GV60) that the Ariya will be a waste of time
 

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Terms and conditions on the reservation say, "MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees and destination charges. Dealer sets actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice. Destination and handling $1,175." Even if the dealer intended to charge no markup and require no extras, they still couldn't guarantee you a price because Nissan could still change it.
 

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Terms and conditions on the reservation say, "MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees and destination charges. Dealer sets actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice. Destination and handling $1,175." Even if the dealer intended to charge no markup and require no extras, they still couldn't guarantee you a price because Nissan could still change it.
MSRP changes are not my concern. Where I am.. it's completely normal to ask for $15K over MSRP for an EV6 or Telluride. $5K-$10K over for an Ioniq 5.

The Ariya Platinum+ is already $59K and if you tack on $5K-10K markup then I'd rather get a Lyriq at MSRP and not waste my time with my local Nissan dealers.
 

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Either Nissan will contact you and/or the selected dealer will want you to finalize your order/options etc.
My reservation has been in since early January. I'm guessing it's not "finalized." This is all the reservation site says. Hmm, I see an Edit button on the dealer. Maybe it's time to let them know if they won't sell it to me at MSRP and won't add on junk like the Theft Patrol GPS I've been required to buy on prior deals (which I declined), that I will find a new dealer. Thoughts?

Your ARIYA
Reservation Details
Starting MSRP$45,950*

Paid Reservation Fee $500*
Version Venture+

Styling
Boulder Gray Pearl / Black Diamond Metallic
Charcoal
19" Aluminum Alloy Wheels

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

Battery
Long Range

300miRange Up To*
7.2s0-60 MPH*
238hp

Nissan of Irvine
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32 Auto Center Dr Irvine
California 92618
 

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I am in the exact same position and thinking of should I change my dealer to someone who confirms MSRP. There are horror stories in Hyundai and Ford forums on reservation holders getting nasty surprise when they actually tried to buy the car with dealer markups.
 

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I emailed every dealer within 50 miles of me with the same message that I am a guaranteed buyer, and they have a guaranteed sale if they will guarantee in writing that they will not charge above msrp or have dealer add ons. The first one that responded back with a guaranteed deal at msrp got my reservation changed to them.
 

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I've been thinking about downgrading my reservation trim from a Premiere to an Evolve+ because I'm worried about a dealer markup, and the Premiere is already at the top of my price range. Plus the taxes in CA are no joke. But I'm worried that changing now will screw my reservation delivery time. My reservation has been confirmed by the dealer.

I chose Premiere because I really wanted ProPilot 2.0, though I don't know if the price jump is worth it just for that (which seems to be the only major upgrade between Evolve and Premiere).

Has anyone changed their trim since reservations closed? Think there's a difference between just changing color on same trim at this point vs a totally different trim level?

UPDATE: I went ahead and downgraded. I'll follow up if I find out more about its effect.
 

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Has anyone changed their trim since reservations closed? Think there's a difference between just changing color on same trim at this point vs a totally different trim level?
I'm thinking of changing the color but not if it costs my place in line. I am talking to another dealer as Irvine has so far not responded to my request to have no add-ons/markups in writing.

I want Adaptive Cruise Control and I recall the trim I selected had it, but who knows. I need to re-review the trims, but it's been dragging on so long, it hasn't been a priority.
 

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I have a reservation for a Platinum+ and am a little unsure about the dealer I chose (poor reviews). Can you change dealers at any time (before production I assume)?
I just switched my dealer of choice to Nissan of Tustin. They are offering the Ariya at MSRP pricing with no added dealer mark up. They are located in Tustin, CA.
 

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I am in Chicago suburbs. I had chosen my closest dealer (Crystal Lake), but they will not guarantee the price. They have a Nissan Pathfinder in their showroom that they have added $5,000 in dealer mark-up and an additional $7,000 in dealer-added options (protection, tint, etc.).

I sent a letter to 5 other Chicagoland Nissan dealers and two of them promised not to charge any markups nor any undesired dealer packages. They guarantee MSRP + destination, title, taxes only. I chose to go with Woodfield Nissan in Schaumburg and switched them to be my preferred dealer.
 

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Interesting.

After calling several dealerships yesterday and getting basically the same answer. We don'y know. I ruminated on this for awhile. Seems to me two things are going on and while they are separate issues the go hand in hand. First issue. Most of the dealers I spoke with do not seem to understand that there is a preorder system, from Nissan. After talking to the dealerships. They all seem to think we have reserved cars from THEIR websites and we are taking them out of their stock, same as the rest of the cars on the lot. What they don't understand is that hat they are just a landing and paperwork spot for the cars. Trying to explain to them was frustrating, until one asked his sales manager while not putting on hold properly. That they maybe treating them the same as fleet cars, which have no mark-up. AHA. now I know how to talk to them.

The second thing I think they are missing in this ordering process is waving the market added cost. Since they all seem to want to add it, yet there is a margin builtin to the price. Why would at least one of them in a city make it clear that THEY will not be adding a market adjusted fee. I wold seem that if they would do that. And effecting let it be known. Many people would change there cars to that dealership. Thereby taking relizing economy of scale the would outweigh the one or two market adjustment fees they may get.
 

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Interesting.

After calling several dealerships yesterday and getting basically the same answer. We don'y know. I ruminated on this for awhile. Seems to me two things are going on and while they are separate issues the go hand in hand. First issue. Most of the dealers I spoke with do not seem to understand that there is a preorder system, from Nissan. After talking to the dealerships. They all seem to think we have reserved cars from THEIR websites and we are taking them out of their stock, same as the rest of the cars on the lot. What they don't understand is that hat they are just a landing and paperwork spot for the cars. Trying to explain to them was frustrating, until one asked his sales manager while not putting on hold properly. That they maybe treating them the same as fleet cars, which have no mark-up. AHA. now I know how to talk to them.

The second thing I think they are missing in this ordering process is waving the market added cost. Since they all seem to want to add it, yet there is a margin builtin to the price. Why would at least one of them in a city make it clear that THEY will not be adding a market adjusted fee. I wold seem that if they would do that. And effecting let it be known. Many people would change there cars to that dealership. Thereby taking relizing economy of scale the would outweigh the one or two market adjustment fees they may get.
Have checked out Puyallup Nissan yet? There are no ”regional market adjustment fees“ or unwanted add ons at Korum‘s Puyallup Nissan.
 
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