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Sorry to post this on multiple forums, but I'm getting frustrated here. I originally went to dealer on 1/28/2003 and placed an order (intentionally done so it could be in time for the February ordering cycle). Well, for one reason or the other, it didn't make it in that cycle. I called the dealer today and now they're telling me 60-90 days again :mad:. Also, the original sales director who talked to me about the car has left the dealership.

Does anyone know someone who works at a dealership who can do a nationwide search? I'm willing to go practically anywhere at this point to get the car. I don't want to go to a local dealer and have it shipped in because I don't want anyone driving it that distance (it already sucks enough because you're not supposed to drive a brand new car long distances anyway. If anyone's gonna drive it back, it's going to be me).
Here's what I'm looking for:
2003 Altima
5spd
ABS
Side sills
Leather SPORT package
In-cabin microfilter
sunroof wind deflector (if they're still making them)
I was originally searching for polished pewter, but I'll settle at this point for any color that's NOT crystal blue (color preferences: pewter, silver, black, beige):angry4:
 

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Aquineas-

I understand your dilemma.
Perhaps a change of scenery is what
you need. As I understand it, you've
already spoken with Jason who also
lives in Austin. I suggest you come up
to Dallas for our HUGE meet on the 15th
and check out the market here. Off hand
I can think of 6 dealerships within a 45 min
drive from our meet location. I know for a
fact that my local dealership is jammed packed
with Altimas as I see them every day on my
way to work.

Here's a tip: Call Wendy Dieter @ North TX Nissan
@ 817-267-6411. She sold me my 5-speed 3.5 and
I'm sure could hook you up too!
 

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SE-rious, already searched via the nissan site for the DFW area. The closest they have is a white 5spd with Leather package, but without sport. The sport adds Xenon headlights and spoiler (I could care less about the spoiler).

How do the aftermarket Xenon's compare with the stock xenon's?
 

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SE-rious, already searched via the nissan site for the DFW area. The closest they have is a white 5spd with Leather package, but without sport. The sport adds Xenon headlights and spoiler (I could care less about the spoiler).

How do the aftermarket Xenon's compare with the stock xenon's?
Well, the car you described sounds identical to mine.
Mine: 5-speed, spoiler, sunroof, cloth interior, HID's, non-Bose.

Aquineas, not to sound harsh but at this point I think
you need to compromise your standars a little. I'm not
saying that the exact car you want isn't out there,
but c'mon...how long have you been waiting...?

Ease up a little on those option requirements and see
what happens. At the very least you can use the excuse,
"well I really didn't want the spoiler" as bargining leverage.

Personally, I lucked out with the Satin White as that was
my first color preference along with a 5-speed... :D
Since only 20% of all Altimas coming off the Symrna assembly
line are 5-speed's, give it a little slack...

Oh, I really enjoy the stock HID's.
 

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I'm on the phone with Nissan North America now asking them to do a nationwide search. There is a car in Georgia, the EXACT car I want, but it's a dealer demo model with 1519 Miles :sad:.

There's a satin white 5spd with ABS and leather in the DFW area, but the dealer has added an interior and a spoiler and wants $27056 for the car. Too much considering it's missing Xenon and I waited I could get the car I ordered for 26.1. I'm giving some thought to going to a Honda dealer.
 

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lol sorry to frustrate ya' bro. Believe it or not I'm being very flexible with the options; the only options that are a 'must have' are 5spd and ABS
 

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Flexible

Well, if you truly are, then give Wendy a call
and see what she has. That car finder on NissanUSA.com
is often outdated and inaccurate.
 

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Aquineas said:
lol sorry to frustrate ya' bro. Believe it or not I'm being very flexible with the options; the only options that are a 'must have' are 5spd and ABS
Before you do something stupid, like buying a Honda instead, I am on the phone right now with a local dealership... I have a friend there. I will find a car for you. If you could give me a number I will have him call you.
 

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Alty02 said:
Before you do something stupid, like buying a Honda instead, I am on the phone right now with a local dealership... I have a friend there. I will find a car for you.
Texans helping Texans...now that's what I like to see!

Alty02, you still coming up on the 15th?
 

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Cool, just got off the phone with Nissan North America, and they found 8 5spd ABS cars in the country (I gave Wendy a call before calling Nissan North America; she's at lunch atm).

I have some phone calls to make...
 

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I'll be there with bells on.
Great, get there early so we can belly
up to the Bar for a pre-meet re-freasher...:D

Oh, and get Aquineas to drag his Maxima arse
up with ya...:)
 

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Alty02 said:
So you want I should call the dealership and tell them nevermind?
Not at all bro. If they can find something, the closer the better. I have a feeling though that they're going to find the same result.
 

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Alty, sent it via PM.
 

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the alty NEEDS the spoiler =T
 
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