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#144 of 452 OTD pricing for a 2008 sentra with ABS/ cvt
Apr 15, 2008 (9:41 am)
looking to purchase a Sentra.
Right now Nissan is offering 2.9 % w/ 1000.00 rebate or 1500.00 w/ market finance.
Whats a reasonable OTD price for an automatic cvt and antilock brakes?
Is it reasonable to get them under MSRP then apply the 1000 rebate pls the 2.9%?
Heres what happend. I sent out an email via edmunds. Got multiple responses.
Elk grove nissan offered to bean everyone by 200.00. Over the phone the sales guy told me he would do 14200.00 + 2.9% after the 1000.00 rebate. Not including T.T.L for a base sentra with cvt. Anyways i go down there and then they change the numbers and come up with a higher figure. Oh I was pissed. wasted my time to go down there. The manager says well the msrp is 17,000.00 Plus and im knocking 362.00 off the msrp so thats why the numbers are higher than the numbers that were given to you over the phone. Tells me that its unreasonable to ask to negotiate on the msrp + get the rebate + 2.9% . Looked at me like I was stupid for asking Starts trying to get me to do regular financing at his new higher price . Then why did your sales rep tell me that you agreed to sell me the Sentra t 14300.00 with 2.9% but not including t.t.l, I asked. They lost my business. I would have purchased the car right there. Elk Grove Nissan lost my business for ever. On a side note: As I was leaving I overheard a mexican sales rep explain to another rep in spanish " Oh the customer is pissed off and he wants his deposit back.... Guess this is normal business for elk grove nissan
#145 of 452 Just Purchased a Sentra 2.0S
Apr 15, 2008 (10:35 am)
Just purchased a Sentra 2.0S XCVT with the ff options:
Convenience Package (bluetooth, intelligent keyless entry,etc.)
Body Side Moldings
My OTD price was 17288.36, doesn't really compare to the low prices I saw in this forum, I just hope the extra money translates to good service and I did not have to haggle at all, I just used the VPP D-plan. I could have probably done better but I wanted to buy somewhere convenient to go to in case of problems.
#146 of 452 Re: OTD pricing for a 2008 sentra with ABS/ cvt [boxer916]
Apr 15, 2008 (10:51 am)
I bought my 2008 Sentra 2.0S CVT a few days ago. The whole OTD price negotiation was done on my computer in the comfort of my home. The only time when I had to come in was to sign papers and drive the car home so don't waste your time visiting the dealers just yet. Here's my buying process:
1. Get them to send you 2 OTD quotes in an email: one for the $1500 rebate, another for a $1000 rebate + 2.9%. Just don't tell them which option you'll take yet.
2. Once you received your quotes from different dealers, pick 3 best ones. Send out another email to all 3 with the price you have in mind. I'd start low, say about $15000 for a 2008 Sentra 2.0S CVT. I've received another offer for $14900 OTD 3 days after I bought the car so I wouldn't pay more than $15200 OTD for the car you're getting.
3. Wait a day or 2...or until you hear back from all 3. Remember, at this point some of them will ask you to come in...just be firm and say no. Tell them you'll only come in once you've received the best OTD quotes.
4. At this point you should have heard back from all 3 so you should have the lowest quote from one of them. Here's where things get really fun and interesting. Forward the email from the dealer with the lowest quotes to all dealers in your surrounding area, tell them this is the best quote you've received so far and you'll do business with anyone that can beat it. You'll be amazed with what these guys will do to earn your business.
5. Relax for a day or so. You should now have heard back from them with different quotes. Pick the best 2 and let them go to work for you, you will soon receive the best quote that will be close to what you have in mind. At this point, you can start making calls to the second best and let them know you intend to buy your car from another dealer unless they can do better. It's important to have all these offers in an email which you can take to the dealer...verbal agreement just won't do. Make sure to also let them know that once you come in and their OTD price is higher than what they quoted you in the email you'll walk.
6. Now that you know which dealer you want to do business with and whom to meet when you go there, start working out your payments by using the finance calculator on this site. In my case, I brought my laptop along so I can do different calculations based on rebate and APR. Oh and don't forget to print out the email you received from them.
Hope this helps and good luck to ya.
#147 of 452 Re: Sentra OTD Price [schabotnik]
Apr 15, 2008 (10:54 am)
Hey schabotnik, yep mine's a 2.0S CVT so looks like we got the same cars. I got a keychain and mug but no hat. I think I'm going to ask them for one when I bring the car in for service. I'll take a pix and post it here for you to look at...how's that?
#148 of 452 Sentra 2.0S CVT
Apr 15, 2008 (7:41 pm)
I had a good experience through DarCars in Maryland. I searched their inventory, and they clearly list MSRP and options. Click a button, supply your name/email, and it generates an automatic response with a price that includes "all applicable rebates." They clearly state that their price does include freight but excludes tax, tags, and a $100 processing fee.
I liked a Sonoma Sunset 2.0S CVT with side moldings, floor/trunk mats, rear spoiler and splash guards.
Their e-price: 14996.
I live in PA and the dealership was about an 90 minutes away in MD, so I called to confirm availability and price. I asked for an OTD price.
The e-price included Nissan's 1500 rebate, of course, and the salesman indicated over the phone a 16099 OTD price for me with a new PA license. (I.e., I had no trade.) I had a number of other quotes for quite a bit more, and from the Edmunds TMV guide, I knew that this was a more than fair price, so I agreed to it pending a satisfactory test drive.
There apparently was some confusion on their part re: the PA license, and salesman said that they should have charged about 300 more, but they would certainly honor the price quoted me over the phone. After going through all the stuff with the salesman, I was sent to the finance guy, and now the OTD price is only 15727. I pointed out that I had indeed agreed to 16099, but the finance guy basically said his numbers were his numbers!
So, basically I got the car for 16175 less the rebate >> 14675.
Add tags and tax I was OTD at 15727. I'm happy!
Apr 25, 2008 (8:34 am)
I want advice what could be done in the following situation.
We bought a Sentra 2.0S CVT in mid march 08. At that time we filled up the application from NMAC and were told we were aproved. The next day when we went to take the delivery we were been told that NMAC has refused the loan based on our credit history. The finance manager arranged the loan from another bank at a higher APR. We signed the paper and were feeling lucky that we got the car.
From March 21 to April 24th I was bugging everybody including NMAC, customer service, and the delaer to get me a refusal letter from NMAC. No one provdied me with one. On 24th April when I went to the dealership I was given a letter from NMAC that I was approved for loan back on March 20th with tier-1 status. Later I found that tier-1 means I was eligible for special APR.
What are my options to fight aginst this fraud with this specific delaer.
#150 of 452 Re: Financing scam [dsharma75]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Apr 26, 2008 (7:28 am)
Call the general manager of the dealership.. Tell him exactly what happened, and that you have all of the paperwork to prove it. Ask him to remedy the situation. Don't threaten or bring up any personal problems. Just stick to the facts, and tell him that you want the financing that you rightfully qualified for, or compensation to make up the difference.
He should at least agree to meet with you, to see your evidence. If he won't, or won't offer satisfactory compensation, I would first complain to Nissan USA, and if that didn't work, I'd contact the local prosecutor.
Until now, you've probably only dealt with the sales manager and/or the finance manager. You should move up the food chain to the general manager of the dealership. Be professional, but persistent. If you feel you are being brushed off, let them know of your willingness to explore legal avenues, but try not to threaten.
#151 of 452 Re: 08 Sentra SL [anycall]
Apr 26, 2008 (3:15 pm)
Where did you get this deal (18,238)?
#152 of 452 2008 Nissan Sentra (Nice car)
Apr 27, 2008 (6:56 am)
We bought our 2008 Sentra SL back in February. Looked at the Honda Civic, Mazda3 and Corolla. Once we drove the Sentra, we were sold. It drives very smooth, quiet and more comfortable than the Civic. You get a lot for your money with the Sentra. The SL came with a sunroof, intelligent key, ABS, CVT, leather, separated trunk compartment, splash guards, side moldings, bluetooth.
When all was said and done, we got it for around $18, 500. It listed for $20,850 I think. Not sure if that's the best deal, but I didn't think it was too bad for all the equipment we got. Before you buy a Civic, test drive the Sentra. You won't be dissapointed. Good luck!!
#153 of 452 Re: 2008 Nissan Sentra (Nice car) [jeep53]
Apr 28, 2008 (6:54 am)
And yet, given the price and all those extra options...still, no heated outside mirrors are made available for U.S. buyers. You can get those on the '09 Corolla. And you can get them on a Canadian spec '08 Sentra, but not here in the U.S. Is anyone from Nissan USA listening? This feature is needed for northern U.S. and mountain west locations. Good deal, yes...but still a pricey vehicle without the $1500. April rebate.
How about adding this important feature for 2008.5 U.S. production and 2009 Sentra
production? Makes sense to me. Maybe not for everyone, I admit. But give us a choice, Nissan USA.