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Nissan Versa, Car Leasing, Car Buying, Hatchback
#259 of 577 We had a great buying experience
Sep 02, 2007 (5:20 am)
We wanted a 2008 Versa SL with Convenience package , ABS and a couple other options.
We are in KY and finding a car with the ABS package was like looking for a needle in a haystack.
We went to several Nissan dealerships and finally chose salesman Steve R. at Hudson Motors in Madisonville, Kentucky to represent us. He was eager to find what we wanted and his manager was willing to deal on the price
Steve finally found our car at an out-of-state dealer , arranged a trade , and we got our car for $300 over Edmunds invoice price. This dealership sends you out their door with a super clean car and a full tank of gas.
An added bonus was that I could pay to have it licensed as I was writing the purchase check. We bought 8/29/07 and received the plate by mail 9/1/07
If the car itself is as dependable as the dealership we should be very happy Nissan owners.
Having ABS and the other safety features really kept the cost down on insurance
I'll report on gas mileage after we've had the car a month.
#260 of 577 Price - 2007 Versa 1.8S Hatchback
Sep 02, 2007 (8:53 am)
New 2007 Nissan Versa 1.8S Hatchback Automatic Transmission:
Floor Mats/Trunk Mats
Aluminum Kick Plate
$13250-$500 Rebate + $599 dealer fee + $250 Tag and Registration +8.50 Battery Fee +861.25 Tax
Total Price of Vehicle $14468.75
I was also able to also get the 4.9% financing at 60 months. This deal was in Orlando Florida. I haggled quite a bit and it was the end of the month. Always remember to be courteous enough to post prices after negotiations since Insideline is one of the best tools I have seen in order to judge real market price of a vehicle. So please keep it alive. TMV on this vehicle is $14923 without taxes, registration, and dealer fee.
#261 of 577 Re: Price - 2007 Versa 1.8S Hatchback [ricoucf]
Sep 02, 2007 (3:29 pm)
I wonder what the $599 dealer fee is for?
#262 of 577 Re: Price - 2007 Versa 1.8S Hatchback [inharmsway]
Sep 02, 2007 (6:31 pm)
The dealer fee doesn't really matter what is it for, all I care about is bottoming out the price. He says he could not take it out so I made him lowered the price of the vehicle. The only thing that I keep seperate in negotiations are tax, tag and title because these cannot be changed. I displayed them in the forum because different states have different taxes.
#263 of 577 2007 Versa SL hatchback
Sep 02, 2007 (8:16 pm)
New 2007 Nissan Versa SL Hatchback CVT:
Floor Mats/Trunk Mats
Aluminum Kick Plate
$14682 cost of the car after the $500 rebate
+$218 title and registration
=$14900 total out of the door cost
1.9% 36 month financing
There are no sales tax in Oregon. None of the dealerships I went to had the so called processing fee.
This forum helped me a lot in figuring out what was a reasonable price for the Versa. The car had 5 miles on it when I bought it. I bought from the dealership that gave me the least hassle. They did try to get me to sign a loan document that didn't factor in the $500 rebate but I caught that. I'm going to assume it was just an honest mistake.
The other dealership I went to started the quote at $19000 which included dealer markup. I walked out right away. I know the dealer markup is just a number to make people think their final price is a bargain, but it's truely insulting to the buyer's intelligence to quote that at the 2007 model year clearance. Most dealerships start the quote for 2007 models at invoice.
Sep 02, 2007 (9:40 pm)
New 2007 Nissan Versa SL Hatchback 6 speed:
Aluminum Kick Plates
Purchased in Idaho for $14,500 total before 6% sales tax. I could have had it for less ($14,000) but the exact package I wanted was 450 miles away on a dealer's lot in Oregon and had to be trucked in.
The salesmen were a real experience. I walked out because they wouldn't do it for $14,5 but when I got home the phone was ringing.
#265 of 577 2007 Versa 1.8S Hatchback auto
Sep 03, 2007 (1:09 am)
Hi, first time posting but I have a deal on new 2007 Versa S Hatchback auto with power package for $15000 OTD.
Dealer is in Fort Lauderdale. Considering the 08's are out, still room to haggle?
#266 of 577 Re: Price - 2007 Versa 1.8S Hatchback [ricoucf]
Sep 03, 2007 (2:50 pm)
I went to get a 2007 Auto Versa HB 1.8S base and ended up with 2008 with all options instead - power, abs, cruise, floor mats, aluminum plates, splash guard - basically everything.
Out of door for $14,800 in Illinois on 8/31, just before dealership closed for the night.
Easily could have brought down another $300 or so - Dealer tried all tricks mentioned on the websites and succeeded in some aftermarket sales !! (another posting some day)
#267 of 577 Re: Price - 2007 Versa 1.8S Hatchback [avg_driver]
Sep 03, 2007 (3:06 pm)
Just an opinion - always insist on out of door price quote -do not take price + doc/TTL as the quote. If they give you excuses, don't buy them - Nissan prices the versa, not the steering wheel + tires + cruise + exhaust etc. But, be fair to them, have something specific in mind model + options, down to the color.
#268 of 577 Re: Price - 2007 Versa 1.8S Hatchback [avg_driver]
Sep 03, 2007 (7:52 pm)
I agree with you, Just for research purposes should you break out the price. That is mainly because in these forums and website it really depends in what state the TTL that are going to be imposing. You should find this information in your state vehicle registration office or website. Also be set with the options with the vehicle and research in this forum the prices that are paying for the car with the options you have decided. Every other fee is crap to me it is just a way to inflate the price of the vehicle. Once you have found this information have the range in which the vehicle is worth. Your job then should be is to strive a little bit better than this. One more word of advice is to not do it alone, but find a good friend that is very smart at haggling and help you keep your interest. Two sets of eyes in one document is better than one. Just remember that the dealers job is to make the most profit and your job should be is to get it at the lowest price. Research will help you reach this magical number that nobody knows. Of course this is my opinion also sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.