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Nissan Sentra, Sedan
#253 of 452 Re: Need to buy car for mom ASAP [markwarren66]
Aug 12, 2008 (7:29 pm)
I bought my car at Rosen motors in Gurnee. For the 2008 Nissan Sentra S CVT with convenience plus, alloy wheels, splash guards, and floor mats with divider, I paid $15400 OTD.
That broke down as: the car sale price was 16255 +985 tax +150 doc fees (unavoidable) + 10 plate transfer - 2000 rebates (1000 w/ 2.9% financing +500 recent college graduate + 500 Memorial Day rebate). If you want to know who to contact, let me know.
I don't think you can get just those options though. For the moonroof, I believe you need alloy wheels, convenience plus, and the audio package. And I know that all that for around 16000 will be way too hard to do. But if you can handle not having the moonroof and get the options like what I got (which are more than enough), you could get a great deal from Rosen I'm sure.
#254 of 452 Re: Need to buy car for mom ASAP [sentra08]
Aug 13, 2008 (12:49 am)
Can I know who to contact to get your fabulous deal? I need a 2.0S with Conv. Pkg + Alloy wheel + Splash guard + Mats + Trunk w/ divider. After looking at your OTD price, I thought it will be very possible to get what I want below $16000. I've been very disappointed lately, my nearby dealerships all looked at me CRAZY and told me they're not gonna lose money selling me at that price.
#255 of 452 Re: Need to buy car for mom ASAP [ceci08]
Aug 13, 2008 (8:44 am)
Talk to an internet specialist at Rosen Motors in Gurnee. Are you in the Chicago area?
#256 of 452 Re: Need to buy car for mom ASAP [sentra08]
Aug 13, 2008 (11:52 am)
Hi Sentra08, could you please tell me if you also have a valet key in addition to the 2 master keys and 2 remote entries? thanks.
#257 of 452 Re: Need to buy car for mom ASAP [sentranow]
Aug 13, 2008 (7:26 pm)
no, with the convenience key, you just get the two convenience keys. those are the intelligent keys that serve as remote entry and keyless ignition. Also, those keys do have valet/ master keys built right into them that are hidden but pull out in case your remote entry/ keyless start goes on the fritz or if you go to a valet and don't want to give them an 300-800 (or however much it costs) key. But only two sets is what Nissan hands out originally. You can order another I'm sure, but they may charge you for it. Hope that helps!
#258 of 452 Re: Need to buy car for mom ASAP [sentra08]
Aug 14, 2008 (1:27 pm)
You are right - finding a sunroof as the only option on an S 08 is not happening. And I don't like the aftermarket idea.
So, I have received a quote that sounds pretty good.
Sale price = $18,109
Cash rebate = $1,500
Final price = $16,609 + TTL
I think this is a pretty fair offer. What do you think?
#259 of 452 Re: Need to buy car for mom ASAP [markwarren66]
Aug 14, 2008 (5:59 pm)
If there's one thing that irritates me about Nissan, it's how certain options/packages require the selection of one or more other options! The Sentra 2.0S is one example- to choose the Moonroof, you must also select the Alloy Wheels and Convenience/Plus package.
The Audio Package (which is an option I'd be very interested in) requires the Moonroof, Convenience Plus Package, CVT, XM Stereo and Alloys! If you want a kickin' Rockford-Fosgate stereo and a manual transmission, you're outta luck...
As far as the deal on the 2008 SL for $16,609- that's a great price based on Edmunds TMV and a few other reliable pricing guides! Get it while you can! Of the sites I checked, around $17,800 is the best price shown for an SL with sunroof.
#260 of 452 Re: Need to buy car for mom ASAP [markwarren66]
Aug 14, 2008 (7:00 pm)
Yeah, that is a good deal. I found about the same on the SL but didn't really have a need for the SL. Yeah, definitely don't do an aftermarket sunroof. But given your situation of the moonroof being the one requested feature that your mom would prefer, I would definitely take that offer. Out of curiousity, are you getting that offer from Rosen? Just curious if the dealership I used is competitive on different models too.
They say 16609, I would tell them if they can do 16400, you'd take it and then you both can hopefully settle on 16500 and each feel good about it (16600 is good, but its fun to haggle just a bit). Let me know how it all works out!
(btw igozoomzoom, edmunds is great and all, but it seems as if you can always do better than edmunds invoice pricing (at least on many manufacturers, but not all i hear(ie:scion)). i used carbuyingtips.com to get free advice and it totally helped since this was my first new car purchase)
#261 of 452 Re: Need to buy car for mom ASAP [sentra08]
Aug 15, 2008 (5:54 am)
Yes, that is through Rosen Gurnee. I talked to Libertyville which is closer to my house, but they never called me back! I guess they are too busy selling cars...