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#227 of 452 Sentra 2.0 S CVT Pricing
Jul 28, 2008 (8:22 am)
I'm looking to buy a 2008 Sentra 2.0 S with CVT transmission. I recently went into a Nissan dealership and left without a deal because they were asking basically $19000 for the 2.0 S Sentra with no extra options, and had the nerve to say that if I wanted to lower the price then I would have to go down a trim level to the basic 2.0.
Currently I am trying to negotiate prices through the internet sales department but I'm a little unsure of what to do from now.
Here a different "out the door" price quotes I've received from various dealerships near me ($1000 rebate with 3.9% APR financing):
$17,689.47 - 2.0 S CVT transmission and floor mats and splash guards
$18,038 - 2.0 S CVT transmission and floor mats and splash guards
$16,863.92 - 2.0 S CVT trans & floor mats, splash guards, and body side moldings
$17,660 - 2.0 S CVT, no extras
Those prices are far from the "$15000 OTD deals" I've seen people post about. Any suggestions on how I get down close to that kind of price range?
My dad also thinks I should get alloy wheels... Would it be outrageous to ask them for that extra option as well? How much would the alloy wheels cost me?
I'm looking to purchase a vehicle relatively soon. Any advice or tips would be great!
#228 of 452 Re: Sentra 2.0 S CVT Pricing [jk289]
Jul 28, 2008 (1:28 pm)
Hi: I don't know if I can be much help or not, but I bought a 2008 Sentra SL about five months ago. The sticker was right around $20,800. The SL includes leather, sunroof, ABS, intelligent key, splash guards, side moldings, fog lights, hyde-away-trunk, alloys. They gave us a $1,500 rebate and another $500 off. The OTD was $18,600 for this model. I don't know if that's a good deal or not, but I didn't think it was too bad for all that equipment. I don't understand the dealer you went to. That price is way off for the S model. I've seen S models with intelligent key, splash guards, fog lights, sunroof for around $16,000 or $17,000. I'm not sure how much alloys are. They are standard on the SL.
I would keep trying the internet or go to another Nissan dealer. In my opinion, you should have gotten quite a few options for the S model for much less than $19,000. I wish you good luck. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me at Jeepster53aol.com.
#229 of 452 Re: Great vehicle. Best value in class at time of purchase (June 2008) [re
Jul 28, 2008 (5:44 pm)
REDSTRIPE, What made you choose the Sentra over the Mazda3 iTouring VE. These are 2 cars that I am considering. Was it just the higher incentives and roominess or did they handle differently, include more options, etc. Just wondering what your thoughts were. Thanks for your help!
#230 of 452 Re: Sentra 2.0 S CVT Pricing [jk289]
Jul 28, 2008 (7:37 pm)
Although I do like the 2008 Sentra 2.0, I believe I would research the Civic, Toyota Prius, and the Mazda and check what is standard on these vehicles. I'm not sure I would choose the Sentra now that I have the 06 Civic Coupe and can compare them. The reason I did not purchase the Honda Civic is because I've owned 2 and wanted to change it up a bit, plus the Sentra was my very first brand new vehicle 20 + years ago with a good experience, so I decided to give it another try. I was not thrilled about some of the standard features that weren't included like on other 08 vehicles, and that I did not realize until after the purchase. My fault, I should have did much more research on other vehicles in the same class. I'm sure you will like the 08 Sentra as I do, but in hindsight I may have picked one of the other listed as far as what comes standard, the remote trunk release the biggest disappointment on this one, on my 06 Civic it was standard. Plus 2 car chargers in the Civic compared to one in the Sentra, and it is in a ackward place, The arm rest takes some getting used to as well, too far back for comfort. But I LOVE the body style and the roominess of the Sentra. Plus the cup holders in the back seat area is a nice touch.
#231 of 452 Re: Sentra 2.0 S CVT Pricing [jk289]
Jul 29, 2008 (3:11 am)
Hey I think alot of dealers think since gass is so mutch now they can charge anything for the car. I would look at the dealer offering the car to you for $16800 I would tell them 16000 out of the door and you have your selfe a deal. how did they treat you when you whent in to that dealer ship keep us updated. Ps if you are not in a rush you might be able to get a bit under 16000 o and I am not shore how mutch aloy wheeles caust maby $500 not shore. thanks for reading my posting.
#232 of 452 Re: Purchased 2008 Sentra on 5/25/08 [marcogallo1986]
Jul 29, 2008 (6:05 am)
#233 of 452 my 08 sentra update
Jul 29, 2008 (5:07 pm)
I have 08 Sentra SL which I purchased in March. It has 3500 miles so far. The price I paid was $18,238 OTD. I've noticed dealers are charging more for small cars now days.
I have no problem so far but only thing that bothers me is that TPM(tire pressure monitor) light came on twice so far. When it first came on I've set all for tire pressure to 33psi (which is recommended by nissan) even though there weren't any noticeble pressure loss, and light went off after few days. About a month later it came on for the second time. This time I won't do anything for up to two weeks and see if it goes away. I don't see any more usage on gas nor see any pressure loss on any tires. I'll post an update on this. So far I'm happy with my sentra and I would recommend to anyone whose looking to get a reliable compact vehicle.
#234 of 452 Trying to decide if I have a "deal"
Jul 29, 2008 (7:05 pm)
I have been trying to purchase a 2008 Sentra SL with leather and moonroof. My last offer over the net with Suntrup Nissan in St. Louis was $17846 after applying all rebates/incentives, then add a $199 doc fee. (I am guessing MSRP is about $20,200. I will know more tomorrow.) Taxes will be 6.25% of the price before rebates so I calculated (I hope correctly) $1128. Add $143 for title and liscence and I get a total of $19316.
I don't want to get taken and need another opinion or two on whether I should purchase. I don't have to buy a car. It is merely a choice to get a nicer car with better gas mileage. I wonder if August will bring better rebates or incentives.
Thanks in advance to those who reply.
#235 of 452 Re: Trying to decide if I have a "deal" [gadgetgirl4]
Jul 29, 2008 (8:47 pm)
If you like the car and can afford it, go for it! When I look at how much others paid for their car, I know I did'nt get the best possible deal but that's only 2-3% difference. If you're gonna be pissed off or bitter because you think you could've saved 2-3% more, what can I say. If you think the car you want is worth what you're going to pay you should just get it. Price and incentives change every quater. You can't wait forever.....
#236 of 452 Trying to decide on options for 2.0S...
Jul 29, 2008 (10:10 pm)
For the last few weeks, I've been shopping for an economical commuter car for my dad. He's not very car savvy doesn't like negotiating, so those responsibilities get handed down to the "good son". =)
The Sentra seems as good as the Civic (and much better than the Hyundai Elantra that was the front-runner for a brief time). All the Honda dealers around Atlanta are expecting full sticker or very close on the Civic, so the Sentra is a no-brainer.
The best deals I've been able to negotiate are on a couple of 2.0S models with different levels of equipment. One is the 2.0S with the CVT automatic as the only option, MSRP- $17,865, can get it for $15,300 + tax OTD. The other is a 2.0S with CVT, Convenience Plus Pkg & Alloy Wheels, MSRP- $19,065, can get it for $16,250 + tax OTD.
The alloy wheels look sharp, but the Convenience Plus Package is of questionable value, in my opinion. It adds Intelligent Key, Bluetooth, Drive-N-Hide Trunk System, overhead CD storage and leather-wrapped steering wheel for about $750. My dad will never even figure out how to use most of those things...and apparently the package is required to get the alloy wheels.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated!