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Nissan Sentra, Sedan
#193 of 452 Re: 2008 Nissan Sentra S price paid [redstripe_e90]
Jun 16, 2008 (3:24 pm)
Yeah, I did all of my negotiating online before I even stepped foot in that dealership. I didn't have a trade in or anything. Even more, it was my first new car purchase! I was really excited about the price I got as well. Really, I would just recommend carbuyingtips.com and everyone's advice on this site to help buy a car. That's what I did. Before I purchased, I just let the salesman know that I was going to begin my negotiations at dealerships from invoice before rebates and work downwards, whoever giving me the best price would win. All in all, it paid off. Let me know if I can ever help out.
#194 of 452 Re: 2003 Sentra SE [sandman46]
Jun 17, 2008 (5:45 am)
that sounds like a real grate deal I would go for it. it only has 12000 miles on it what color is the car and the interior. Let us no what happens and if you get this car for your daughter thankyou for reading.
#195 of 452 2008 Sentra SL
Jun 17, 2008 (9:48 am)
Hello folks, I am in a process of buying a 2008 Sentra SL (with floor mats, splash gards). MSRP = 19,935. Invoice = 18,628.
Invoice - 1500 Nissan Rebate = 17,128 + taxes and TTL ,
Final OTD price = 18,400.
Do you guys think its a good price or I can negotiate more and come down couple of hundered dollars. You think I can come down to 17,500 or is that too much to ask for?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Also how is the stero system. Is it worth spending 700 dollars for the upgraded stero system or the stock 160W 6 speakers is good enough?
Jun 17, 2008 (10:01 am)
Drove this on Sunday with the CVT...outstanding power and smoothness but felt the stock stereo sucked...really bad. Definitely try the better unit if possible. Or consider swapping out the speakers and possibly add more power. Added an amp to my Civic and helped it 100% in both power and sound.
Definitely go with the CVT!!!
#197 of 452 Re: 2008 2.0 s [justin714]
Jun 22, 2008 (12:08 am)
"$15512 OTD for my 2.0 S CVT"
did the 15,112 include the sale tax as well?
#198 of 452 Re: 2008 2.0 s [imatinib001]
Jun 22, 2008 (7:36 am)
OTD refers to "Out The Door", which implies taxes, title, fees, and license are included in that price.
#199 of 452 sentra SL
Jun 23, 2008 (6:01 am)
$18,000 for 2.0SL (Splash gards, floor mats, spoiler, tints) drive out price. but after listening to $15512 for 2.0s, mine doesn't sound like a good deal
#200 of 452 Re: 2008 2.0 s [sentra08]
Jun 24, 2008 (6:13 am)
yes you could do a bit bettor on sentria sl maby $16000 out of the door keep us updated on what you do thanks for reading.
#201 of 452 Re: 2008 2.0 s [marcogallo1986]
Jun 26, 2008 (6:45 am)
The MSRP of Sentra SL is $18,970 plus taxes, TTL, dealer options. The extras I added was splash gards, floor mats, tint, rear spoiler. Everything combined, the drive out price would be around $21000. My final price was $18000. I might have got a couple of hundered dollars less, but I will probably have to negotiate a lot more. I was shooting for $17500, but it seems like $18000 is not that bad after all. Any other Sentra SL buyers...what did you guys ended up paying??
I got the exact color combination I wanted, and the car had only 10 miles on it!
#202 of 452 $16536.54 - 2008 Sentra 2.0s CVT, Conv. Package, splash guards, floor mats
Jun 27, 2008 (8:30 am)
Bought a new 2008 Sentra 2.0s CVT with Convenience Package, splash guards, floor mats with 30 miles at pickup in the middle of June '08 in SF/Silicon Valley area for $16,536.54 OTD.
$18,885.00 MSRP for Sentra 2.0S with convenience package, splash guards, floor mats (including delivery charge)
$17,558.00 Invoice price according to Edmunds and KBB as of 06/2008
$16,900.00 Negotiated Price including delivery
$55.00 Document fee
$16,955.00 Price before tax, license and applicable fees
$1,398.79 Sales tax (Santa Clara county 8.25%)
$18,536.54 Price before incentives
-$1,500.00 Factory cash incentive rebate
-$500.00 College grad program rebate
$16,536.54 Out the Door price
A few additional things to note. Reading this forum, the above price in this situation would often be quoted by posters as $14,900 before TT&L. I think that is a little deceptive because it takes into account the negotiated price after rebates but before taxes. However, I had to pay taxes before rebates were applied, which seems to be how it is in most states because I asked this question in post #187, it's actually more like 16,900 before TT&L and then a 2,000 rebate.
Second, I've noticed that there was an increase in prices in the Sentra (and most other models in the Nissan lineup) vehicles at each trim line but not in the option or packages occurring in April of 2008, and I asked this question in post #183 but have not yet gotten any responses. I think that because of this price change, Edmunds.com shows invoice price of "N/A" when pricing Sentras (at least when using their website in June of 2008) since they haven't confirmed invoice prices. KBB.com seems to have this information though.
Anyways, a lot of the great deals you read a few pages earlier in this forum seem to be from May and they were probably the Sentras on the lot before the April price increase. I found out that the car I bought was ordered and delivered in March of 2008. The price for the Sentra 2.0S CVT base vehicle was $16,860 MSRP/$15,730 invoice at that time (vs $17,070 MSRP/$15,926 invoice post April prices) and delivery charge was $625 (vs $660 post April prices). So technically, I should have listed $18,640 and $17,327 as the MSRP and invoice prices for the particular vehicle.
Furthermore, I have noticed the more recently made Sentras have a short stubby (more like a fin) type of antenna as opposed to the longer whip like antenna (about a foot long). I have not read anything else on this. Does anyone know any further information on this? Is this a way to determine which are the pre-April Sentras and those that are post-April Sentras? Nissan actually currently mixes pictures of both types on the website (probably mistakenly).
Sorry for the long post, but one more comment since I've talked about pricing here. I found out that Nissan has a dealer cash program in June of this year that is called a "Retro Program" that gives dealers cash back from Nissan for selling model year 2008 Sentras. Dealers receive a sales objective for June and they earn $200 if they meet unit volume goals for both the middle of the month and the end of the month. Additionally, they can earn $300 per vehicle if they meet 100-114.9% of the month's unit sales goal or $400 per vehicle if they meet 115% or more of the month's unit sales goal, retroactive to the first Sentra they sold for the month. So that means they can earn up to an additional $600 per vehicle if they hit all the objectives for June. I have not found this information published anywhere else.