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post #21 of 30 Old 10-24-2011, 01:29 AM
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Found a 2012 white/sandstone Versa SV at the KIA dealership. It was used. It had 202 miles on it and still had the new car plastic floor covers on the floor. Versa floor mats new, unused were in the trunk. Bought it for 13,188.20. With Arizona tax, license and 498 dealer doc prep the OTD price came to 1476.00. I feel I got a really good deal, But I'm sure somebody out ther did better. I found out, hitting all the car lots that there's Lot's of bad deals out there and the dealers are sticking with them. One of the top Nissan dealers tried to sell me a versa 1.6s basic, 5 speed for 15,000 OTD and insisted that was the best price as everyone is snapping them up as fast as they hit the lot. Another dealer didn't even have one of any option model to even show me but would sell me a SV for 17,700 when it came in. Dealers insist on add ons like window tints, exterior coating and stuff. I didn't have to deal with all that stuff buying used. HA! 202 miles total.

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Found a 2012 white/sandstone Versa SV at the KIA dealership. It was used. It had 202 miles on it and still had the new car plastic floor covers on the floor. Versa floor mats new, unused were in the trunk. Bought it for 13,188.20. With Arizona tax, license and 498 dealer doc prep the OTD price came to 1476.00. I feel I got a really good deal, But I'm sure somebody out ther did better. I found out, hitting all the car lots that there's Lot's of bad deals out there and the dealers are sticking with them. One of the top Nissan dealers tried to sell me a versa 1.6s basic, 5 speed for 15,000 OTD and insisted that was the best price as everyone is snapping them up as fast as they hit the lot. Another dealer didn't even have one of any option model to even show me but would sell me a SV for 17,700 when it came in. Dealers insist on add ons like window tints, exterior coating and stuff. I didn't have to deal with all that stuff buying used. HA! 202 miles total.
Yes dealers are hard to buy from. They like to stick to their numbers. That is why I currently don't have the Versa I wanted =[ the dealer was messing with my and money and I was not going to over pay for a Versa.

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Hi everyone. Hoping to get some feedback from you all. I am actually in the market for a 2012 Versa at the moment. Since this will be the first car I buy on my own, I'm hoping to get an idea on the ballpark range I should pay.

What I'm looking to get is the 2012 Nissan Versa S model, Automatic (CVT), and the Cruise Control Package. Everything else is standard. When I build it on the site, the total comes out to $13,870.

Now I know that there is wiggle-room for me to negotiate right off the bat. But here's the kicker, I'm planning to pay for the car in full and "in cash" (cashier's check). Now to me, that right there should allow me to get another small chunk off when I'm negotiating.

So there's my story. Do any of you have an idea on what I should bargain towards? I would appreciate any help I can get
Here is what it cost me, just yesterday, a total of $13,190 USD for a new Nissan Versa 2012 1.6 S, Gray, Auto, Cruise Control Package ($350 US) plus the floor mats ($170 US).
Add $641 for license, title crap, etc. in my state (Texas). May be different where you are.

I traded in my other car and got a check for the difference (was a higher end car). So, this deal was like a cash transaction since no financing was involved. You should have more leverage when it's a cash deal.

Dealers, in general, will try their best to and are trained in:
1- Play you for a higher price -- they don't give a hoot how many 1000s they milk
2- Sell you accessories and extended warranty crap
3- Cheat you with financing. DO NOT underestimate the fractional financing difference!

The basic Versas are hard to find (cos not much accessories for dealers to make profit on) and if you find one, the dealer will try to milk you.

Dealers should make a profit after all but not gouge us so, if you endup paying around $13,000 USD, it would be a good price (give/take). Mind you, these basic ones cost dealers around $12,500 (auto).

One thing to ALL though. When you get your vehicle and the instrument panel lights, turn signal blinkers, etc don't work (like mine), check this post:

http://www.nissanversaforums.com/201...t-working.html

I followed it and it worked!

So far ... love how simple it is!

My other car had 300 hp (horse power) engine and though the Versa has 109 hp still.It performs pretty well. I am not missing the extra horses

Have fun,
Zan.

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I bet you're not missing the ponies at the pump . I came from about a 240ish HP turbo car. I miss it everday except monday. Monday is usually the day I fill up .


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I bet you're not missing the ponies at the pump . I came from about a 240ish HP turbo car. I miss it everday except monday. Monday is usually the day I fill up .
Well, let's just say I wouldn't mind having them back but the Versa at least doesn't get me into trouble with the traffic cops

As for the gas station thingy, I hardly drive! Hence, it would probably be a once a month pump visit!

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Hi Zanby,

I checked on Edmunds and the invoices alone are:
Car 12317
Crise package 304
Mats 133
Destination fee: 760
Total: 13514

How did you get your car for so cheap at 13190 only? Looks like they ate into their holdback for you. I am in southeast PA area and cheapest I was quoted was the 13514 figure (excluding TTD and 6% sales tax)
How much is sales tax in TX?
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Sales tax in Texas is 8%, I think. I don't pay much attention to that since there is no escape of it.

When you trade your car for a newer one, don't tell the dealer that you have a tradin or else, they would play you. They might offer you more on the tradein to make you drool over it so they can pass the higher sticker price on the new one.

So, I go in and say this "Give me your lowest possible price on this car that has this, this and this". Of course, I had done my research on it and wouldn't mind giving the dealer some profit but not 1000s!

The dealer's cost on this bare bone car is: $12,500 USD. So from that, I knew if they were playing any games. This price should be your reference.

If they try to gouge me and not be upfront, then that would be a sure sign for me to be extra careful.

Now, they may find your car with options requested but they might have one or two things extra (like my Cruise package). However, they'd still try to sell it at the price they gave you coz their numbers is also important to them.

Once you settle on a price for the new, I say, "What if I trade in my old car? How much would you give me for it?"

In short, make them work for the new car transaction FIRST then throw in the tradin second. Don't make the whole thing one transaction coz it would play to their advantage.

In my case, they tried to sell me a blue Versa they had on the lot that had every thing I wanted for 500 less! I didn't like to live with that color so I said no.
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I bought my car in Maryland and feel I got a decent run at it. For a 1.6S CVT w/ cruise control/mats/destination I was able to get a base price of 13,220. Got my tags down by stating I wanted to transfer existing ones off trade-in and used my credit union for 0.99% financing, they wanted to offer me 4.5% lol. Got nothing for my trade-in but it required about $3,000 of work to pass emissions testing not to mention other issues it had so good riddance. My strategy was to stand up the second they showed the first offer then keep talking about how I really wanted a manual and I'd be better off waiting for what I wanted any time they tried to tell me what the car was worth, finally got them to offer around 13.5 and then I countered a few hundred lower telling them I was done wasting my time there if they said no and got the handshake. I usually get used cars but they are so overvalued right now I figured might as well go new. Test drove many cars before it, worst was the 2012 Yaris base model.. had to have pedal to metal at third gear to get it up a hill on a state road and you could only adjust side mirrors by thumbing the mirror itself outside the car, unbelievable.
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Seems really high, I paid
11,770 plus 69 for a booking fee and 800 or so in tax. Tags when they came in were another 25. So just a touch over 12,600 for my versa including everything.
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Seems really high, I paid
11,770 plus 69 for a booking fee and 800 or so in tax. Tags when they came in were another 25. So just a touch over 12,600 for my versa including everything.
Thats pretty good. What model is yours? I paid $12K for my 2010.

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