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#409 of 452 what's a good price??
Feb 22, 2012 (5:00 pm)
hi folks,looking into purchasing a 2012 nissan sentra SR special edition package.msrp is $20,560.00 and includes interior accent lighting and floor mats as additional options.dealer is hinting around 17,600.00 which would include the $1000.00 rebate that's in effect through nissan.iam trying to get them down to around 17 k+TTT.with all the competition out there that the sentra competes with such as the cruze,elantra,ect...the sentra's aren't selling very well so you would think that the dealers would be willing to deal.
#410 of 452 Re: what's a good price?? [steven39]
Feb 22, 2012 (7:13 pm)
What would a comparably-equipped Cruze or Elantra cost these days?
The Sentra could still be a good deal even at $3000 off MSRP. But you might find a dealer willing to go near $17k. It takes some work, and maybe some luck.
When I set out to lease a Sentra 2.0S two years ago, I scouted around re deals in my area, found the best deal I could, contacted the Internet sales manager to make sure the deal was legit and they had cars in stock, then went to the closest dealer (which I know has very good service, I've leased two other Nissans from them) and told them what I'd found and asked if they could beat it. I was looking for a low payment with sign&drive. The sales rep hemmed and hawed, then I got a call from another dealer I had talked with earlier and we had a little chat re their best price--in front of the sales rep. I told the guy on the phone the best offer I'd had to date was $189/month sign&drive for 39 months (which was true). After we talked and he gave me a better offer, I told him I'd get back to him shortly, hung up, and told the sales rep in front of me that I could get $184/month sign and drive at the other dealer, for 39 months (again true), and I was going to head over there if he couldn't beat it. So he did--$179/mo, but I had to make the first payment. I hesitated on that, since I wanted 0 out of pocket, then he offered to toss in a Garmin nav system and a portable DVD player... both of which I could use. I said, "Deal!" and we shook on it.
Dealers hate to lose a sale... especially someone who is serious and will definitely buy/lease that day, but maybe not from them.
#411 of 452 2012 Sentra SL
Feb 27, 2012 (7:40 pm)
Drove home a 2012 Nissan Sentra SL with leather package and SL special value packages, auto dimming mirror, splash guards, floor mats.
Dealer stated MSRP was 23150. Dealer started email negotation at 19000+TTL. Final price 18000+TTL. (19500 OTD in texas).
#412 of 452 Re: 2012 Sentra SL [tnathan]
Feb 27, 2012 (7:48 pm)
that's $5000.00 off the msrp..not bad....but then again the sentra is not a hot seller like the elantra or chevy cruze so that's why you got a pretty good deal.
#413 of 452 Sentra 2012 SR (Auto)
Apr 11, 2012 (10:56 am)
I paid $16282 OTD. (Tax was 8% for Phila)..It included $2000 rebates. Is it a good deal???
#414 of 452 2012 Sentra SL
May 16, 2012 (2:28 pm)
Just bought a Nissan sentra SL with special value package , Auto Dimming mirrors , carpet mats, splash guards and interior accent lighting for $17000 without TTL
The MSRP on the car was $21780.
#415 of 452 Best time to buy - last day of month
Jul 01, 2012 (7:17 pm)
Lat day of sales quarter- 2012 2.0 BASE Auto with power everything.
MSRSP was $18.5k
8.7% off MSRP OTD = good deal.
#416 of 452 Price paid for 2012 Sentra S with convenience pack
Jul 18, 2012 (10:52 am)
$14600 after $2500 rebate during 4th of July weekend. I also bought 2012 SR with special edition pack for $15500 after $2000 ($500 bonus and $500 college grad) rebate 4th of July weekend. I took advantage of the $500 bonus for the 4th of July.
In 2011 I bought a sentra s with convenience package floor mats and splash guards for $13389 after $3000 rebate ($500 college grad+$500 bonus holiday + $1500 cash back + $500 nissan captive cash for finance).
#417 of 452 2012 Sentra SR w/ Special Edition Package
Jul 30, 2012 (8:43 pm)
My new CVT Sentra SR Special Edition: I traded in a Scion XB which had negative equity of $2,000. The MSRP was $20,300 for the Nissan. I paid OTD $18,500. This price includes the Scion negative equity and PA sales tax and tags/title/docs.
It comes out to $16,000 for my $20,300 Sentra. And this is a deal my dealer offered me, without any haggling. When I went to another Nissan dealer to try and improve the deal, they didn't want any part of it. So I bought the car.
Mileage is lackluster at 25mpg (my best is a 29mpg tank on the highway with cruise set 68mph and my worst has been 22mpg almost all city driving), and the CVT and gutless engine are soul-less. Also, the AC is weaksauce and the stereo sounds pretty lame. And finally, the interior plastics and fit/finish are subpar compared to the Cruze, Mazda3, Focus, and even the Subaru.
The positives outweigh the negatives, in my book: the car is very quiet and smooth-riding, it looks good with all the spoilers and sunroof, it's very spacious compared to rivals, for such a cheap purchase it has a every convenience you could ever need (great navi with traffic, bluetooth, keyless go, foglights, the aforementioned sunroof), the seats are 5-hour comfortable, and I know resale is good on this car.
At the end of the day, no matter what poor fuel consumption it gets, the cheap price will always trump other more efficient cars. I'm very happy with my car.
#418 of 452 Re: 2012 Sentra SR w/ Special Edition Package [miamifan1]
Jul 31, 2012 (2:58 pm)
Is this the 2.0 engine? If so, I am very surprised you are getting only 29 mpg 68 mph on cruise. At that speed on a long freeway trip, my 2.0 CVT (2010) can touch 40 mpg w/o AC and upper 30s with AC. In fact, that mpg you are getting is so sub-par you might have the dealer look at the car, something might be wrong.