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Nissan Versa, Car Leasing, Car Buying, Hatchback
#475 of 577 2009 Nissan Versa 1.8 S
Jul 07, 2009 (10:29 pm)
I am looking at a 2009 Nissan Versa 1.8 S used with 10K miles on it. It is a year old and the warranty is the same for a new Versa, just minus a year. Specs:
4-speed Transmission Auto
1.8 S Power Package
Floor and Trunk Mats.
They are asking for $13,120 and with everything added (tax, destination charge etc) they are asking for $14,100 OTD. I want someone to tell me if this is a good deal. I am a college student and this is my first car that is over $3000. I want to be happy with my purchase. Also paying in full if that even matters.
EDIT* It is also is Nissan Certified from a Toyota Dealership. NO ABS. Just thought I should add this.
Jul 09, 2009 (12:24 pm)
Does anyone know what the rebates/cash allowances have been over the last couple of months? I didn't want to jump on the July 4th cash allowance since I hadn't done enough research yet.
I'm looking for a hatchback with automatic in Socal- no other real requirements.
#477 of 577 Re: rebates [chinadoll724]
Jul 09, 2009 (12:50 pm)
As I know, there is 750 cash rebate for the versa HB ended on June 30. I am not sure the 500 cash rebate for the college graduate student has finish or not. I were not financing through Nissan, so I don't really understand the rebate related to NMAC cash. But as I know, there are not too much difference between these months.
#478 of 577 Re: rebates [chinadoll724]
Jul 10, 2009 (7:38 am)
For the SL hatchback that I bought end of June, there were $3000 rebates and incentives. I don't know the exact breakdown, but I believe it was a $750 cash incentive, $1250 for financing with NMAC, and there must have been another $1000 for something else. I am not college grad/military/loyal etc, so not sure... There was a big sticker about the $3000 rebate advertised on the car window.
#479 of 577 cash for clunkers deal]
Jul 22, 2009 (12:14 pm)
I just bought a '09 Versa using a '91 Ford Ranger with just under 250,000 miles on it and was darn glad it made it to the dealer, out the door cost was 7,250$ including everything; tax dealer handling out the door. I would of never bought a car if this wasn't possible . Thank You all for the help in buying my car, you all helped pay for it. Its a 1.6 5 speed manual no extras and I just love it for its comfort and fuel economy sense the other vehicles here our all big trucks. Write your congressman and senators as we are going down a slippery slope.
#480 of 577 Re: Versa HB SL w/CVT [fflintstone1]
Aug 09, 2009 (11:48 pm)
What other options does your Versa SL have? I got my very own SL at end of June. My OTD price was $16000, after $3k cash rebate. It sounds like you got a better deal than me. Please share more of your buying experience at this forum. Thanks.
#481 of 577 Versa S, Manual, AC, AM/FM/CD $12,264 OTD
Aug 10, 2009 (4:42 am)
NEW VERSA S, INVOICE ~$12600, MSRP (with Destination Fee and Mats) $13910, Light Exterior, Dark Interior, Manual Trans:
Dealer 1 $12,264 Out the Door-taxes, fees, transfer (OTD) - (in person)
Dealer 2: $12.460 OTD (internet) - Had to 'locate' - believe it was a 'tactic'
Dealer 3: $13,110 OTD (internet)
Dealer 4: $13,200 OTD (in person)
Dealer 5: $13,597.26 OTD (internet)
Dealer 6: $14,567.42 OTD (internet)
Median: $13,155 OTD
Mean: $13200 OTD
Conclusion: 1. Most dealer's INVOICE really is or slightly below the OTD price.
2. Higher volume dealers offer better prices.
3. Dealer's make money on:
A. Difference in INVOICE minus MSRP
B. Points on financing the vehicle 2% spread equals $311 or $250-$350 flat incentive (I think this is ALOT MORE)
C. Holdback: 2-3% or $360 on $12K
D. Dealer Volume incentives (manufacturer to dealer incentives) $300-1000/per car.
E. Edmunds.com is an invaluable source of information
F. August Rebates are the highest ($1250)
4. Figure out the highest volume dealer in the area, go to each; if each do not deal, play one against the other.
5. I did not 'do my deal' over the internet, but learned alot of information.
Research Complete on August 8, 2009.
SOLD! $12,264. NEW VERSA S, RED, Manual Trans, AC, RADIO/CD, No Power Package/Cruise Control.
Aug 10, 2009 (4:46 am)
There seems to be a LOT of Versa Sedans in each of the Nissan Dealer's Inventory. If you are looking for one - wait...I smell a fire sale ahead.
#483 of 577 Re: Versa HB SL w/CVT [psgame2k]
Aug 10, 2009 (9:26 am)
I might have gotten a slightly better deal. I contacted four dealerships via email, and three basically dropped me right away after I told them what I wanted.
I asked for the cheapest SL. I am not sure about the various packages, but I got floormats (which I thought I wouldn't, they might have just missed to remove them). There is a 6 CD changer with a aux port, cruise control on the steering wheel, and all power stuff. (Edit - it does not have ABS).
Basically I shared my buying experience at my earlier reply. Let me know what specifics you would like to know.
#484 of 577 Re: Sedans [dfwversabuyer]
Aug 10, 2009 (9:30 am)
A while ago I saw Versa sedans advertised for $7800.
They were pretty basic, no AC, no radio, etc. Still great price for a decent new vehicle with factory warranty.