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  • podunk503podunk503 Posts: 45
    2008 Versa 1.8 SL cvt
    kick plates
    conv pkg
    floor mats
    splash guards

    MSRP $17980

    Internet quote $16173 after rebates before title lic fees
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    $200 under invoice with 1.9% financing. How does this sound?

    2008 Nissan Versa S, Power Package, 4-speed automatic
  • tennprotennpro Posts: 2
    Just got a quote of $14,300 + TTL for a 2008 Versa S 6-speed manual Sedan with power package, cruise, floor mats and splash guards. Compared to other messages, this seems a bit high for a car with the basics and very few options (e.g., power package and cruise). Others seem to have purchased the SL with CVT + Power + ABS for this amount or a bit more. Interested in any feedback.
  • tennprotennpro Posts: 2
    $200 under invoice? Sounds like a good deal. What was the invoice price?
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    I don't know, to be honest. This was after a test drive, the manager was asking what it'd take to seal a deal today (the usual salesman). He first offered invoice at 1.9%, and when we didn't bite, he quickly said $200 under.

    No plans to purchase until July though, and I'm in negotiations with another dealer. I've asked for $400 under with 1.9%, or comparable. It looks like (my parents) want an SL since they want the armrest, but I assume the deals will be the same. CVT and ABS being the only options.
  • felipe5felipe5 Posts: 1
    Purchased the car one month ago. I paid cash and it still took 5 hours to get through all the paperwork. Stevens Creek Nissan in San Jose, CA. $13,000 for the car + $1,326.76 in Tax/Lic. The car had the following options: 1) Splash guards - $110.00; 2) 5-piece floor/trunk mat set - $155.00; 3) Power Package - $700; 4) Cruise control - $200; and 5) Destination Charge - $625.00. Total $15,240. I guess one would say that they sold it to me for $2,240.00 under MSP. Don't know how much the cost was.

    They were offering a further $500 discount if you were a recent college graduate. I couldn't qualify as I've been out of college for 10 years. The car as advertized in the local newspaper was $12,499 (with college discount) with all the above accessories except the splash guards and mat set. They just threw them in for free as they were already on the car.

    Great little car for city and expressway usage. I'm 100% pleased with it.
  • g35johng35john Posts: 12
    Im not sure what part of the country your from but I was able to get my 08 SL hatch with all options for $15600. +TTL. I would say of your paying more than $16000 for ANY versa than your overpaying. Just my opinion.
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 1,120
    Hey Did you ever get this car. Or are you still looking. Did you get a bettor deal from a nother Nissan dealer. What part of the country are you from. I am trying to work with fits Mall in Pa the have no hassle pricing the price on the car is what it is. I am also looking for the same car as you with the power package croze just auto not stick they told me $13000 so Just looking now what color I want not shore yet. I am in New York on Long island. O how does the stick car drive did you like it was it easy to shift. Thankyou so Mutch for reading my posting. Have a real grate day Sorry about my spelling Thankyou Marco.
  • huyhoang26huyhoang26 Posts: 4
    Hi guys,

    I just took home a 1.8 SL HB Auto CVT + 5 mat.
    Price: 12,400 (due to my mistake, I could not bring it to 12,200)
    Fee: 200
    Delivery: 625
    OTD price for me is 14225

    I guess it is a reasonalbe deal.

    I go to the local accessary and put the leather on it. cost is 1195 including labor.

    By the way, there are 2000 rebate you we can count on.
    500 graduate
    1000 normal rebate
    500 memorial day.

    I can also by a 08 S auto HB with power package, cruise control mat, splash for 12150 + Tax Tille + fee(above) + deilvery (625)

    I think the SL is a better deal so I pick it.

    Thank for a nice forum.

  • oceanicsixoceanicsix Posts: 2
    I can't figure out why certain Versa S Auto Hatchback's have an MSRP of $13450 and some have an MSRP of $13780 before options? I just saw one of each on a dealer lot. It would possibly explain the MSRP discrepancy used by Edmunds of $13610 which appears to be the average of those two prices? Anyone understand what the $13450 hasn't got that the $13780 has???
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    I don't know on this particular case, but sometimes they do a midyear bump of the msrp several % for the cars manufactured after Dec or Jan.

  • chuchu8chuchu8 Posts: 2
    Versa SL at $12400 +TTL is a very good deal, the memorial day special only brings the Versa S down to 11999 +TTL
    Could you list the dealer where you get the Versa SL from? Or City?
    Chuchu (Houston)
  • oceanicsixoceanicsix Posts: 2
    Columbus, OH

    Just bought a Versa:

    Versa S Hatchback
    Power Package
    Splash Guards

    Invoice: $14,765
    Paid: $14400
    Cash Rebate: - $500 (Memorial Day Weekend Sale)
    = $13900
    = - $1000 rebate or 1.9% financing
    = $12900
    = opted for 1.9% financing (better deal)
    = $13900
    = tax (6.75%)
    =$250 doc fee
    = $25.50 license fee
    = $15,100 OTD

    I think it's a great deal. $365 under dealer invoice. I was able to get the deal using Edmunds dealer quotes. I received "dealer invoice" price quotes from two separate dealers (don't buy over dealer invoice, seems to be the norm deal right now). I saved an additional $288 under dealer invoice when I had a third dealer say they will beat any deal and won't lose a car sale due to price.

    This was all internet negotiating. Nothing face to face. Quoted me in an email $12,900 for same equipped Versa with dealer invoice being $13,188. Turns out they didn't have the identical car on the lot (of course). I relented on the color to Silver instead of preferred Blue Onyx and gained ABS instead of aluminum kick guards. Car was $13265 dealer invoice minus rebates. Got it for the same $12,900 quote even though dealer invoice was a little higher due to the ABS. = $365 under invoice.

    $15,100 OTD
  • jasonnwinjasonnwin Posts: 1
    Hey Hoang, good job getting that price.

    Here's my price breakdown to help with the battle.
    Splash Guards:___________$110
    Convenience Package:_____$650
    Five Piece Floor/Trunk Mat:_$155
    Aluminum Kick Plate:______$130
    Rear Roof Spoiler:_________$250
    Price directly from my "Virginia Buyers Order-MAFD" form:
    Price with delivery:______$16884.23
    Processing Fee:__________$499.00
    3% VA Title Tax:__________$521.50
    Dealer's Tax:______________$33.77
    Filing Fee:________________$10.00
    Licence&Title Fee:_________$51.50
    Total Delivered Price:____$18000.00
    MFG Rebate:___________$1500.00
    OTD Price:_______$16500.00

    Here's what happened. I came into the dealership and said,"I want a Versa HB SL for $16500 OTD." I got what I wanted so I can't really complain. This is during the Memorial Holiday Sale. So far, I love the car. It's onyx blue with beige interior. It had about 16 miles on the odometer. Feels very upscale for an "econo-class" car. I chose the Versa after test driving three different versions (M,A,Sports Auto with paddle shifter) of the Honda Fit. I found the Fit nimble, but has too much of an "econo-car" feel to it. Plus the CVT and the Inteligent Key a couple of the many awesome "upscale" things that I appreciate every time I drive my Versa.
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 1,120
    not a bad price for what you are getting real nice car what state did you bye the car in if you dont Mind me asking good luck with it Marco.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Hey guys. I'm back again; my folks are moving closer to getting ready to buy a Versa SL, loaded up. I'm interested in knowing a fair price. I know there is 1.9% and $1,000, although not combined.

    They got an offer of Invoice minus $200, and 1.9%. Is this a fair deal?

    Also, any idea on how much less invoice is versus the sticker? I can't find invoice prices on (it says N/A).
  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    Nice car actually, great front seats. Thought they had the Civic EX? Want my girls to check out the Versa in a few months for their 1st cars. I was impressed at how comfortable the seats were and the large greenhouse. Makes the Yaris look downright fugly! Just can't used to that silly center speedo.

    The Sandman :)
  • alamocityalamocity Posts: 680
    Have you looked on KBB? I showed an invoice price of $18,373.00 on a fully loaded Versa (MSRP $19,290.00)
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    They've got the Civic, but need a second car for mom to run around the island while my dad is at work. Otherwise, she's stuck at the condo on the beach all day. Tough life, eh?
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,934
    Sorry if this is off-topic (OK, it is), but with all the cars your folks have looked at for "running around the island", have they considered a new or used Prius? It would get great FE for around-town (island) trips, has lots of room for four adults, plus the hatch to carry lots of gear. They are a little hard to get right now, but your foks don't seem to be in any hurry.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Not really. A new Prius is now out of their price range (Trying to stay at Civic LX prices or lower). And used ones have that pesky need for batteries sooner than later. This could be a car that is kept a long time. My mom's last two vehicles were kept 6 and 7 years, one going to 110k miles first.

    They really aren't in too much of a hurry, but were waiting for one thing to be paid off and for their income tax refund to come, both of which should be accomplished around independence day. So, the time is closing in, they've just been doing a lot of shopping and figuring out the best car for their needs. So far, they've got it narrowed tightly. It'll likely be a Versa SL, or a Civic LX (they like their '07 Civic).

    As far invoice goes, (to a previous poster), I found it on Consumer Guide and it appeared to be around $550 less than sticker - very little markup if that's true.
  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    The Sandman :)
  • mach_sixmach_six Posts: 7
    I'm in northern NJ, anyone else just buy one recently? I'm looking at Meadowlands or Sansone dealership at the moment. I put an offer on their SL HB auto for $1450, wonder if they'll bite.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,934
    I put an offer on their SL HB auto for $1450, wonder if they'll bite.

    My guess would be, probably not. ;)
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Pleasure Island - The island on which Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama sits.

    aka = The Redneck Riviera ;)
  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    Have been here a few times, as my college roommate still lives there. Nice place. Though my old car had a tough time with the hills there...must be hard on 4 cylinder cars to get up those steep hills. When I was back home in New York a couple of years ago, was really thankful I had a 6 cylinder rental as those hills had very steep inclines. Spoiled down in South Florida, as the only hills are the overpasses over the highways.

    The Sandman :)
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Mountain Brook is one of Birmingham's oldest suburbs that has remained one of the upscale places to live, here. I have a great aunt less than 1/2 a mile from Mountain Brook Village; it's a great place.

    The hills around here aren't terrible, but they sure don't help mileage. We're really not a mountainous metro area, but it certainly is a hilly one. My 2.4L 4-cyl accelerates without a problem up them just fine, although my old 2.2L Accord has to work at things a lot harder (it is down roughly 40 horses on the 2.4L).
  • umassdumassd Posts: 9
    Meadowlands won't.....most they will do for you is 1200 below MSRP and you can always count on 1000 cashback from nissan so you are looking at 2200 below MSRP.... if you find something better in N NJ then please I am also in market for SL if not S with power package and abs.....
  • mach_sixmach_six Posts: 7
    Since the 09 models are coming out next month or now, find dealers in your area that has stock. I know meadowlands might not since they have such a low amount of 08, they have 1 SL left and 2 S I think from their website. I dont' have a good perception of Meadowlands after dealing with a salesguy that knew nothing about the Versa or the incentives. I'm not there to sel the car to myself.

    I was going to try Sansone but Lynnes has a bunch and others that have a lot of leftovers. I have an 05 Subaru Legacy GT that I'm trying to get rid of either thru trade in or sell so I am just weighing options. If I can get a deal too good to pass up I'll consider it.

    I am just curious, does anyone know the invoice and cost of a base SL model? I just want to know what I should be offering.
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,918
    I looked at the Versa about a year ago. I remember there was little room between invoice and MSRP. I think it was just over $800 difference between the invoice and MSRP. Much smaller then the normal.

    I would double check Edmunds to make sure there is no "Manufacturer to Dealer" incentive. Otherwise, I think it is a good price.
  • umassdumassd Posts: 9
    I live across the street from Lynnes. They don't have any Versa HB in stock (atleast does not show any).

    Sales person at Lynnes also did not know anything about Versa and the incentives Nissan is offering.

    Versa HB SL is not available at most places in N' NJ.
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 1,120
    you might want to try copal nissan in Jakson Hights queans in New york working with them now keep us updated and good luck grate car thankyou for reading.
  • mach_sixmach_six Posts: 7
    I bought my 02 Forester from Lynnes and then I heard all these horror stories about their service center. And how in a newspaper article probably about 3-4 years ago that they rolled back odometers on their used cars. I mean you're going to buy new so that's moot but still that shows you what kind of dealership you're dealing with. So be careful about buying off lease or used cars there. I never went back there even for the first free oil change. I do those minor maintenance myself anyway. With the economy and car buying down i would wait till the 09 hits the lot and then see what they will offer you. Should be arriving now or end of the month...last I checked Lynnes has a good amount of stock. I would prefer a HB over a sedan for more storage space. The car buyers can wait, it' snot like people are lining up to throw money at them...

    Also did anyone use those pay sites to get more detailed info about costs of this car? I just wan tto konw the costs of the pacages and such before making these ridiculously low to reasonable offers to them.:-P
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 1,120
    yes stay away from Lins they are a real bad Dealer ship. Yes what is the rush. wate until the 2009's come out then they will really want to get rid of the 08's. keep us updated on what dealer ship you bye from thanks for reading.
  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    Drove this on Sunday and wasn't impressed with the tranny, not real smooth at all, my Civic beats it hands down. I also drove the Sentra with the CVT tranny and that car drove so smoothly with power to spare, guess it was the CVT that made the difference.
    Does the Versa have the CVT option also? Bet that would make it a better driver as the 1.8 wasn't happy on my drive. Very disappointing.

    The Sandman :)
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    The CVT Versa is much better than the 4-speed auto. ;)

    It comes on the Versa SL. The cheap-o S model has the 4-speed.
  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    We drove that model and the acceleration sucked. Maybe it didn't have the CVT tranny after all. Sentra was much better with the CVT and apparantly there's more dealer cash on the Sentra at this time. Might also have my kid lease the car so she can start a credit record and she wants a really nice car...the Mini, which I have nixed for a 1st car. Leases seem to have changed now in their terms and might make more sense for her. Told her that after she gets a job, she can buy whatever she wants with her $. The 1st cars for our kids are on us with investments we made for their college funds. Each will have about $15k left over for cars.

    The Sandman :)
  • cathy8cathy8 Posts: 37
    The best thing to do is not even buy a Versa. Mine is a lemon that Nissan hasn't been able to fix. Nissan is being really jerky about it so I wish I'd never bought the darn car. It doesn't matter now that it cost less than the Yaris and the Fit. What good is the saved cash if it doesn't run properly?

  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    We drove that model and the acceleration sucked. Maybe it didn't have the CVT tranny after all.

    If it was an SL Hatch, it was either a 6MT or CVT. I can't say for sure, but I think the Sedan is the same way.
  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    We drove the sedan and it didn't drive nearly as nice as the Sentra SL with the CVT. Definitely sure it was a regular auto tranny Versa.

    The Sandman :)
  • hqly2002hqly2002 Posts: 2
    I'm thinking about getting an 08 versa SL in the San Francisco Bay Area.
    what prices have you been able to negotiate your car? Best deal so far is a loaded $19,300 MSRP car for $18,400 out the door. This includes 1500 cash/grad rebate.
    Anyone get a better deal? Most palces only has loaded cars.
  • hqly2002hqly2002 Posts: 2
    do you have the her name or e-mail address? i'm interested in one too
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 1,120
    whair is this dealer located Pleas let me no thankyou so mutch for reading.
  • ebrightebright Posts: 1
    white (fresh powder) automatic 08 Versa 1.8S hatchback; with ABS, power package, cruise control and splash guards.

    dealer invoice: $14,900
    paid: 14,600
    got a free garmin nuvi 750 GPS to buy the same day
    cash rebate for recent grad: -500
    [got the 1.9% APY instead of 1000 cash back]
    + 881.25 tax (6.25)
    + 211 doc and license and other fees

    = 15,192.66 OTD
  • umassdumassd Posts: 9
    MSRP: 16580

    Price Paid: 15,800 (around $200 below invoice) + TTL etc.

    = $17,595 - $1,500 (rebate/grad cash) = $16,095 OTD

    Good price??
  • marcogallo1986marcogallo1986 Posts: 1,120
    not a bad price but I think you could have don a bit bettor. Look on fits can get one for $14000 with taxes and everything a and drive away how do you like the car also the guy who posted before you could maby have done a bit bettor to late now good luck with the cars keep us updated on how you guys like the car thankyou so mutch for reading.
  • I test drove a Nissan Versa this weekend in Austin, TX. It was the S model and I'd really like the SL with convenience package, moonroof, audio package and ABS. When I got home, I sent requests for quotes to all the dealers in the area and not one of them has gotten back to me. Is this normal? I would think, especially in this climate, they'd want to make a sale. I requested the quotes through Just curious as to other's internet sales experiences.
  • mach_sixmach_six Posts: 7
    I would think you will get bombarded by phone calls, best to check the local stock to make sure it's plentiful before making any offers. If the 08 are low stock then you'll less likely to strike a deal unless they have 09. i stated on those email forms to send me a quote and not to call but I got many calls and hardly any email responses.
  • I went through Costco to talk to a dealer and got an offer on a 2009 SL Hatchback with CVT plus convenience, moonroof, audio package, ABS and XM for 18,250 plus 1140.63 TTL. This is the out the door price. Opinions? Can I do better?
  • alamocityalamocity Posts: 680
    Sounds like it's roughly $395.00 over invoice price, I'd try for invoice price.
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