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Thursday, June 14, 2012

New or New-To-Me??

That is the big question!!

I am interested in the Nissan Versa Sedan a lot. It's a small car, EXTREMELY good on gas, and it's pretty inexpensive.

I noticed this car at a gas station over two years ago and thought it looked alright. I now have met a few people that drive them (the hatchback version) and they love their cars.

It's funny exactly a year ago to the day of the accident, I wrote my roommate (who is the one we were following in Toronto to go pick up bridesmaids dresses) and told her that I hope my car lasts another year but that I have been considering the Nissan Versa. Exactly one year to the date of the accident!! The car lasted another year...

I have test drove two of the 2012 Versas. I also went to Toronto to check out a used version. They wanted too much for it, it was a 2011, but it had no "extras" and it was 45000km and only $3000 cheaper than a brand-new one.

I have the money saved up to be able to purchase the car brand-new but am just debating with myself whether it's worth the money. Where I could spend less on something cheaper which may not last as long but I would at least have more money sitting in the bank.


Anyway the number he gave me for a new 2012 Nissan Versa Sedan is $17,384. That is including EVERYTHING except licence. That is also as a cash purchase. Hmmmm I probably only have until the end of the week to now decide.

What to do??


  1. I got my Versa (hatchback) brand new back in August 2007. I LOVE IT!! I don't remember what I paid for it. I had to replace my muffler a few months ago, but otherwise, it's been maintenance free. It's great on gas. Tons of space. Comfortable. And the list goes on. It has a pretty good resale value, so maybe it would be better to go brand new? It seems like a lot of kilometres for a 1 year old car, but that's just my opinion.

  2. If you have the cash, I would buy new. Do not get someone elses problems..you do not know if they really took care of it, how it was driven etc. I use to work for an auto auction, handled the Nissan's and Infinities. I also learned a lot from the dealers who were there during the auctions. Sounds like a good price, but if you want go to this web site(Nissan) and build you own online...then compare the online price with what the dealer is offering. Remember, that sticker price is their asking price. They can and will go down, but you need proof/and stand your ground on price. Here is the states the end of the month is the best time to buy. Dealers want that sale for the quota.

    blessings, jill

  3. Sorry, here is that web site.


    blessings, jill