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Nissan Versa, Car Leasing, Car Buying, Hatchback
#218 of 577 Nissan Versa Documentation Fee
Jun 24, 2007 (1:16 pm)
Ok, I am not really sure what a dealer is supposed to charge for a documentation fee, but here is the "deal" i am getting:
New 2007 Nissan Versa 1.8S Sedan Automatic + Power Package (power windows, locks, ABS).
Now, we have the rest of the fees:
Tax: $700 (seems ok)
Documentation Fee: $444 <<----What the hell?? License and Fees(fees again?): $94 I know that doc fees vary from state to state (maybe dealer to dealer too??), some even have laws. I live in MA, so what should i be realisticly be paying for doc fee? Is $444 too much, if so, how far can i haggle to lower it? Thanks.
#219 of 577 Versa Price in Tampa Area
Jul 03, 2007 (3:59 pm)
I spent two weeks working online with Nissan dealers from Sarasota to Orlando to get the best pricing. I had an '03 Murano SL I wanted to trade and I thought that the local dealer where I bought it would give me the best deal, but wanted to check them all. It took some wrangling and we walked out and talked to a couple of other dealers, but our preferred dealer called us back yesterday and we were able to agree on a price and a trade. We purchased an SL hatchback with the convenience package, floor mats, kickplates and splash guards for $15822 plus about $200 in TTL so my OTD price was just a bit over $16000. I got $16000 for my Murano (I still had two years to pay on it). I would have sold it myself for around $18000 or maybe a bit more, but the tax savings, wanting to get the .7% financing, and not have the hassle of selling it myself won out. I think I got a pretty good deal and I look forward to getting my new little red car in the next couple of days!
Jul 06, 2007 (1:03 pm)
Doc fees seem way to high. I asked my dealer how much they charge for doc fees and it was only $45.
#221 of 577 how does this seem?
Jul 10, 2007 (2:49 pm)
versa s hatchback, automatic, power door/window, keyless entry, floor mats, truck mat, splash guards, first free service.
my tax rate is 7.75%
the docs and fees are ~$210
Total OTD will be $15K even.
option to finance over 3 years at 0.7%, which we would take (<200 charges over 3 years) haven't actually bough yet, but that's the quote I have. how many of you had an internet quote, and then it wasnt honored when you got there?
#222 of 577 Re: Doc fees [rennie4]
Jul 10, 2007 (5:06 pm)
Some states regulate the maximum allowed doc fees by law. If they are allowed to charge whatever they want, then they should be required to post their fees in plain site on the windows.
Maybe that would cause them to self regulate their prices out of embarrassment or to compete with other dealers.
"Yes, Mr. dealer you can ask for $1299.99 for doc fees and dealer prep, but you will have to post it on the window sticker."
#223 of 577 Re: how does this seem? [janekawaoka]
Jul 10, 2007 (6:57 pm)
15K with TTL is excellent. even without it is still a great deal. With those options, the car is about 17,000. That's greater than 2,000 off!
#224 of 577 Re: how does this seem? [rennie4]
Jul 11, 2007 (6:36 pm)
really? this is for the S, not SL.
there are several dealers saying they can do this price, and one offered to knock off $80 to $14912, OTD. When I go to the nissanusa.com site and look at the inventory of these dealers, I notice some of them only have a car with both power and ABS packages in white. i wonder how up to date the nissan site is. i would hate to make a wasted trip or feel I was being baited. anyone out there with bad internet buying/quote experience? I want to test drive and buy, maybe with financing. I was told it could take 2.5 hours total, which seems really long. If I preapprove the financing maybe it could go a lot smoother. there must be a versa sale over here if this price is relaly so great. I am in CA.
#225 of 577 vallejo nissan- great experience
Jul 13, 2007 (11:57 pm)
Just purchased my new versa S hatchback , automatic transmission, ABS package, power package, floor and trunk mats, splash guards. my tax rate is 7.75%. OTD price was $14.9K. Financed for 36 months at 0.7%, which comes out to ~$160 over the 3 years. So total was about $15.06K.
No hassle experience. wonderful service, friendly and honest. didn't try to push anything on me. Had credit checked prior to going over there, to make sure I would get the 0.7% rate, and to save time when I got there. happy woth the versa so far.
#226 of 577 just bought a Versa in MA
Jul 22, 2007 (5:30 pm)
I just bought a Versa two weeks ago from a dealer in the Worcester, MA area. I got the Versa 1.8 S with 4-speed automatic transmission, power package, and ABS (also splash guards and floor/trunk mats) for $14,000 ($32 below invoice).
Nissan currently has a $500 rebate and the dealer threw in a $690 discount to get from the sticker price of $15,190 down to $14,000. The dealer charged me $274 for a documentation fee. Nissan then gave me .7% APR on the financing.
I paid a 5% sales tax and $65 for transfer of registration and title, which we all pay in Mass, regardless of the type of car we buy. It was a no-hassle experience, but I had done a great deal of research before visiting the dealership.
I was also interested in the Honda Fit sport with a sticker price of $16,500. The Honda dealer implied that they were getting full sticker price and that financing would be at current bank rates. I saved $2500 on the purchase price and about $1500 on financing charges, for a total savings of $4000 over the cost of the fit.
The Versa has to be the the best buy on the market today!
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