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Nissan Sentra, Sedan
#119 of 452 Re: 2008 Nissan Sentra vs. 2008 Honda Civic [jeep53]
Feb 10, 2008 (10:28 am)
I test drove both. Preferred the Sentra. A more comfortable ride due to the "ripple control" shocks/struts. Seats were also more comfortable than Civic. Driving position I thought was better, more of a taller riding position. Fuel efficiency is slightly better with Civic according to EPA. Resale value would also be better with Civic than with Sentra. However, neither vehicle yet offers VSC for 2008 models. Rest of it really is up to your personal preference. Deals I'm sure can be had on either model. Though Civic appears to have higher priced MSRPs.
Have you considered the just released 2009 Toyota Corolla? They did a real nice job with that vehicle. Certainly you should compare features and pricing, especially on the base and LE models. XLE, S, and XLR models can get pricey real fast. Toyota is making VSC available as an option, and the northern US cars are coming with power heated outside mirrors, as part of their "weather guard" package, and that includes the base Corolla as well. Also, ABS is now standard on all trim levels across the board. Try that with Civic or Sentra. Hit and miss.
Have you test driven the Sentra and Civic yet? Are any other small vehicles on the radar for you?
Feb 10, 2008 (11:04 am)
ABS has been standard on the Civic since the new generation came to market in 2006. Have one and it has it!
#121 of 452 Re: Carsdirect.com [salsdad]
Feb 10, 2008 (6:02 pm)
Same kind of deal down here in Texas. Walked out the door with a 2007 SER Spec V for 17,946 incl tax. All options incl Rockford Fosgate, XM, Sunroof, Posi, etc. No other car with that kind of performance and equipment even comes close price-wise.
#122 of 452 2008 sentra 2.0 s
Feb 12, 2008 (10:27 am)
wanna buy a car and one dealership offered me
16,200 the OTD price for sentra 2.0 S. Is it a little bit high?
let me know that. I originally think Sentra 2.0 S values below 15500(the OTD price)
- in illinois.
What do you think about this.?
#123 of 452 Re: 2008 sentra 2.0 s [shlafer]
Feb 12, 2008 (3:39 pm)
This worked for me and I was in your same price range and I recieved otd price of $13990, on the sentra 2.0S, picked up a few days ago (all fees included in this price).
You never said what the msrp was on this car, it really doesn't matter and if you follow these guidlines you should get the car for at least $3000 (low side), to $4000 off the msrp. If you haven't bought it yet try this and let me know how you make out. The sentras have the $1250 or $1000 with 3.9% interest untill the end of the month so it should be done in that time frame to get the best deal. You should have your mind made up as to the car and features you want and be flexible as far as color, or if you are not flexible on color Just do not let the salesman know. This is very important, you should only talk car price and NOT payments, use the edmonds finance calculater when getting your prices to figure out the payments at first, use 5.9% as a rate if you have good credit, do not listen to the salesman when they say no one gets it for that now, it's BS. OK here we go:
1) go to edmonds.com and request quotes for your vehichle, the more dealers the
2) Wait TWO days to gather all info and have them give you a stock# so you can look at it over the net, make sure they email with the info, at this point make sure they know you will definatly be buying within a few days and you can even tell them a downpayment figure, along with a payment figure that you are interested in, but make sure you lowball the payment figure, ex.. I wanted as close to $20072 months but knew this was impossible for them and they will problably even laugh, BUT REMEMBER, at this point this is a reference for them and you , still deal with only the figure price of the actual car, not monthly payments.
3) All your information should be in front of you at the end of two days. Email all of the dealers in ONE email, on the best price you recieved so far for the car, not payment price just full price, in this email start talking about finance rates, and an out the door price with ALL fees included, tell them if they have hidden fees when you go in to sign you will walk, you want all fees to be upront and disclosed now.
4) Wait two days before doing anything. You will get a lot of offers and you are going to think this is the best I can do, but it will get better.
5) After the two days pick the two best. You start calling them and tell them what the other dealer is giving you and do not feel guilty. After calling the both of them you should have your best deal( it might take a day or so on this also). Do not tell the other dealer you have made your mind up yet , because if the deal falls thru at dealer one you have dealer #2 to fall back on.
6) Go test drive your new car, make sure they know you still have dealer #2 to go to and they will not want to let you get out the door without the new car, so they will give you the best rate they can, at this point it should only be about the financing rates and the shape of the car and not the purchase price.
During all of these negotiations, DO NOT get excited, and do not commit to what you think might be a good deal. You have to let the whole process play out.
#124 of 452 2008 Sentra 2.0S $14,729 (trade in)
Feb 20, 2008 (2:43 pm)
The starting price for the 2008 Sentra S was $18070. The only additional options were floor mats and a rear spoiler.
Then they allowed $2,500 for the trade in which reduced the price down to $15,570
Added 'Document fee' of $279, plus tax of $1,109.43, plus title fee of $21.00 to come to a total of $16,979.43
Then they 'subtracted' $2,250 in incentives: $1,250 Mfgs Incentive (good til March 8th I believe), $500 for College Grad and $500 for President's Day.
This brought the final 'out the door' price down to $14,729.43
#125 of 452 2008 Nissan Sentra
Mar 13, 2008 (6:55 pm)
My wife and I purchased a new Sentra SL about a month ago. We thought we were going to buyu the Civic, but we're glad we didnt. Despite all the reviews rating the Civic much higher than the Sentra, I think the Sentra is a much better value for the money. It is much more roomier, very quiet ride, CVT transmission.
We got the Sl which came with leather, CVT, intelligent key, bluetooth, sunroof, large trunk, nice standard audio system. Overall, so far it's been a great car and I hope it stays that way for years to come. I would recommend test driving one. You won't regret it.
#126 of 452 How Much Did You Pay?
Mar 16, 2008 (5:45 am)
#127 of 452 Re: How Much Did You Pay? [sandman46]
Mar 16, 2008 (6:13 am)
The SL listed for $20,850. It came with leather, CVT, intelligent key, XM radio, bluetooth, alloys, steering wheel controls for radio and bluetooh and cruise control, sunroof. The bottom line after rebates was $18,899. I'm not sure if I made the greatest deal compared to others, but I didn't think it was too bad. I compared to Honda Civic with same equipment and their MSRP was $23,300. This car rides much smoother and with a lot less road noise. If you have any othe questions, please let me know....Good luck!!
#128 of 452 08 Sentra SL
Mar 21, 2008 (8:47 am)
I got a quote of $18750 OTD. Is this good deal?