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Hello everyone, this is my first post..wanted to say hello. I'm coming from the Corvette Forum as i'm very close to converting from my C6 to an F. Need more room for the family. Anyway, i test drove an '08 blue F with 15k miles in great condition yesterday in southern california. They are asking $45,990. Was hoping you guys could tell me what's a good offer on my end for it since you guys and gals know pricing better than I do. Thanks for your help and can't wait to not only be a contributing member of this forum but hopefully a new f owner in the near future. ;)
 

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can anyone share some insight as to what I should be able to offer without getting laughed at? lol..
i was thinking of offering 44k.
 

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thanks for the response..looks to have all the options minus the parking sensors..but has nav/dvd player, ml sound system, all black interior. minor curb rash on one of the rims. but other than that, looks to be fully loaded. what other features are big extras in an F?..oh btw its automatic with paddles. Would you say 43.5 or higher than that?
 

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thanks for the response..looks to have all the options minus the parking sensors..but has nav/dvd player, ml sound system, all black interior. minor curb rash on one of the rims. but other than that, looks to be fully loaded. what other features are big extras in an F?..oh btw its automatic with paddles. Would you say 43.5 or higher than that?
try for 43, all they can do is say no hehe. FYI all F's are automatic with Paddles. If it's a clean car I would say it's a good deal, but the curb rash would irk me. See if you can get them to throw in free repair on that wheel (or a new wheel all together :D)
 

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Sorry, but I think I beat you to it on this one... just picked one up yesterday that sounds just like this! I'll post pics soon.
 

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@ Fmylifeplease--Keep looking. Good deals are showing up all over the place these days.
 

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Sorry, but I think I beat you to it on this one... just picked one up yesterday that sounds just like this! I'll post pics soon.
Congrats and welcome to the F-forums. You'll love the car for sure. What type of other cars have you owned?
 

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I'm loving the IS F... I can't believe I waited so long to get one! My last three daily drivers, in order, were a 2008 Mitsubishi Evo MR, a 2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe and a 2003 Nissan 350Z. I also have a 2007 BMW Z4 M Coupe that I picked up last year as my "weekend" car.
 

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Both my IS F and my Z4M are blue... ultrasonic and interlagos... two of the best blues I've ever seen on a car, in my opinion.
 

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I don't have my F yet, but I'm always looking and researching. There was a gray 2008 with NAV in my area a few months back. They were asking 46K for it and it had 18000 miles.

I came back after a week and it was gone.

I asked the salesman what was the outcome and he said he sold it for 41K.

I see the 2008's with 15K to 30K miles in the very low 40's range.

I also see a 2010 F that has 15K miles for mid 40's so here is how I would go about it.

Here is example # 1:

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.j...mission=&max_price=&cardist=13&standard=false

Here is the 2010 car I was mentioning:

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.j...smission=&max_price=&cardist=4&standard=false

This second example can help you leverage your price on a 2008.

Here is another one:

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.j...mission=&max_price=&cardist=33&standard=false

First of, don't be afraid to start low, give yourself plenty of leverage. With all the fuel efficient, green cars out there and the economy, these cars are not exactly flying out of dealerships.

Supply + Demand is the name of the game.

If you see a car for 43,000, Start negotiating at 35,000. That will allow you to gauge the salesman a little bit and see how desperate he/she is.

Start with that price and move in increments of 200 to 300 dollars if you get negative feedback.

If it doesn't work, thank them for their time, get up and walk out. I had salesman chase me out the door and give me the deal I want this way.

Back in 1996, my father bought a Nissan Altima like this. The dealer wanted 16K for it. My father got up and left. They called him a few times, after 3 days he bought the car for 11K plus taxes/fees.

This is a buyer's market, take advantage of it.
 

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was that blue 08 with 15k mi the one from vista lexus woodland hills?
 
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