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Nissan Versa Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • I'm looking at a new 2008 Versa SL CVT HB with the following options:
    Splash guards
    SL convenience package
    Floor/trunk mat set
    Aluminum kick plates
    Rear roof spoiler
    ABS package

    Sticker is $17,900. I can get it for $15899, after $500 rebate. The misc dealer fees total $349.95. The only additional OTD cost is taxes, which can't be avoided.

    Is this a good deal? The $500 rebate ends in a couple of days..
  • Got the Versa 1.8 S HB 6-speed w/

    power package
    splash guards,
    trunk/floor mats
    ABS package
    front/rear alum kick plate

    $14500 OTD after $500 rebate.
  • melzmelz Posts: 5
    I'm from Houston and I just bought my 2008 Versa S with 4 speed automatic last night with power package, floor mats, aluminum kick plates, splash guards and cruise control, metallic grey color for $13500.00 OTD which I think is an excellent deal.

    Here's the breakdown:
    MSRP : 13760.00
    Rebate : Regular rebate
    Rebate : College Grad rebate
    Sales tax : 781.88
    Misc. fees: 208.12 TT&L and misc fees

    What do you guys think?

    This is from Sterling McCall Nissan in Stafford.
  • melzmelz Posts: 5
    Somehow the figures for the rebates were removed so I am posting it in again for clarity:

    Regular rebate : $750.00
    College rebate : 500.00
  • irismgirismg Posts: 345
    That's pretty much what they're going for here in Oklahoma City. I'm thinking it's kind of nutty to pay more than that regardless of the options. In fact Hudiburg Nissan is advertising a specific stock number for either $12.9K or $12.7K.
  • 13,600 for 08 versa S trim HB w/
    ABS, power package, cruise control, splash guard, full mat, kick plate.
    M grey.
    It's this one acceptable? Or try to get a couple hundred off?
  • you have to tell us whether 13600 is before or after tax, license, etc.
  • It is OTD price.
    Then, is this one OK? Should I continue haggling? Seems dealers are not enthusiastic about it.
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    OTD is nondescriptive. Taxes on that car can vary from 200 to 1400 depending on state. Also what are the dealer fees and msrp?

    The fact that dealers aren't enthusiastic about haggling is nonremarkable.

    About $2000 off a 16500 versa is a pretty good deal.

  • ohhhhhhhhhhh
    shouldn't OTD price include everything including tax, misc fee?
  • Yes, OTD... "Out The Door" means just that... Out The Door... everything included, tax, destination fees... everything.

    I spec'd out my Versa and told the dealer my OTD price. They then adjusted the numbers so that car + extras I wanted (ABS, rear spoiler, mats, etc.) + tax + destination + whatever else, came out to be my OTD price exactly.
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    That's what it means, but if you post OTD prices in this forum without including a break down of how much of the OTD price is your local sales tax and registration/license fees, it isn't helpful to those reading your post.

    If you say "I paid $16300 OTD and that includes the local sales tax of $876 and state registration fee of $133," that would let others know how much of your posted OTD price is going towards taxes and government (not dealer) fees.

    Everyone else could then subtract your local fees and calculate what OTD would be in their own area.

    There seems to be two types of posts. One post where the person isolates the sales price of the car without mentioning they also paid the dealer $650 for "doc fee" or didn't include the destination charge. The second type of post is where people only post "OTD" price that has their local sales tax jumbled in.
    Both are not clear or non-applicable to people not in the same county/state.

    Even after all that, when a trade-in was involved and not disclosed in the post, that makes the whole deal a bad comparison to anyone else's post because of how much the trade-in may have influenced the whole thing.
  • I just bought a white (beige interior) Versa S Auto Hatchback in February. I used edmunds and the internet to solicit bids from various dealers, but I ended up buying from the first dealer I visited in real life. Nissan's website makes it easy to search dealer inventories so you can contact the internet sales manager and ask about specific cars on the lot (though the posted inventories can be a little out-of-date). The deal I agreed to was not the best offer I eventually received, and in fact, I probably could have gotten $200 or more off the deal I did agreed to. The car was swapped from another dealership. I eventually got much lower quotes from other dealers for cars on their lots, but I had already agreed to buy this car, and the dealership I did business with responded very quickly, they were totally upfront, they got the exact car I wanted quickly, and they treated me very well. They made a mistake in their offer, but they ate it. (Of course, I let it drop that I had gotten lower quotes, so they were eager to sell me the car quickly.)

    2008 Nissan Versa Auto Hatchback Invoice $12,981 (edmunds is wrong here).
    Splash guards
    Floor/trunk mats
    Power Package
    Aluminum Kickplates

    MSRP $15,620 (including destination)
    Invoice $14,905

    My price $15,085.74 (should have been $15,105 - their mistake)
    Doc prep $55
    Total sale $15,140.74
    Sales tax $1173.41 (7.75%)
    State fees $169.75

    Total $16,483.90
    Rebate ($750)

    Cash from me: $15,733.90 <-this was my OTD quote.

    The Versa seems to be a good value. With 1000 miles, no problems so far.
  • versa7versa7 Posts: 3
    I purchased a 2007 SL Sedan with 6M last May with ABS, Convenience Package, Moonroof We have 15K on it and love it! I was on the Nissan website looking to see what may have changed for 2008 and it looks like the 6 speed is not even an option on the SL sedan. Anyone know why?
  • g35johng35john Posts: 12
    Just sharing my deal on a new 08 Versa SL Hatchback with everything on it...
    it has...
    Sports package
    Convienence package
    Ipod hookup
    Aluminum kick plates
    Frosgate sound system (which sucks)
    XM radio
    Sun roof
    Fog lights
    and anything else that can be ordered with this car.

    MSRP was $19530

    I got it for 15625 +TTL

    Out the door price was $17250.
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    I'll give the details of a purchase today, in case this helps anyone in their negotiations.

    Purchased in Western PA a 2008 'S' Automatic Hatchback, Magnetic Gray w/Charcoal interior.

    Vehicle has MSRP of 15,490 including the options of Power Package, Cruise Control, ABS Package, 5 piece mat set, splash guards, and destination.

    Price was 14899, less 750 cash back rebate to the dealer = 14,149.00

    Sales tax was 990.43, Doc fee 55, DMV 73+

    Total cash due to drive off, was 15,267.93

    Looked seriously at Honda Fit, and Toyota Scion XD....Versa won out due to value (at least my perceived value). Others somewhat considered Matrix, Vibe, Yaris
  • Anyone ever have any experience buying new cars from Carmax? Since this supposed to be a "no-haggle" price, why would I buy from a dealer? Pros - Cons appreciated. (I live in Central Maryland).
  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,020
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  • woods77woods77 Posts: 23
    Hi Raven, I have not bought a new car from CarMax but I have bought a used car from CarMax. In some ways it is great not having to haggle, but some prices at CarMax are not as good as you may think. Still my overall buying experience was a good one. Hope this helps.
  • podunk503podunk503 Posts: 45
    2008 Versa SL Hatch CVT with conv pkg and abs.

    MSRP $17285

    Dealer quote $15,801 with all rebates plus dmv fees.

    Think it's good. I've noticed not much room between invoice and MSRP on these cars.
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