SUVs may have stolen the thunder in the automotive industry, but not every driver needs or even wants to join that herd. Whatever the reason – maybe they prefer to spend less money or sit closer to the road, or they just don’t want to take on more vehicle than they need – plenty of drivers just want a tried-and-true four-door car. With this body style’s superior fuel economy and ease of parking, it’s the right choice for those who simply want to get from point A to point B safely and comfortably.
Brand-new sedans can have high price tags, though, making them out of reach for some folks. The good news is there are plenty of choices on the preowned market with lots of life left in them. Nissan offers four sedans in a range of sizes, from the subcompact Versa to the full-sized Maxima, with the Sentra and Altima in between. Since these cars are affordable when they’re brand-new, just imagine how good the price will be when you buy one used.
Some people simply aren’t interested in buying new because of how much a vehicle depreciates when it’s driven off the lot for the first time. Depreciation simply refers to the drop of a vehicle’s resale value over time; therefore, the biggest appeal of used vehicles is that their depreciation hit has already taken place and they can be bought for thousands less. You can even find a low-miles model that’s loaded with features you’d pay a premium for if you were buying a sparkly new one right out of the showroom.
It can be comforting to know that your used vehicle meets stricter standards than what the average seller can offer. That’s why it makes sense to choose one of the certified pre-owned (CPO) models at Balise Nissan of West Springfield. Nissan’s CPO program is highly selective, and only the best-quality used cars make the cut. In order to qualify, each used Nissan sedan must be in good condition with lower miles. The next step is a rigorous 167-point inspection performed by Nissan-certified technicians. If there’s any aspect that doesn’t meet the automaker’s rigid standards, the car will be reconditioned using Genuine Nissan parts. Vehicles approved for CPO get a 7-year/100,000-mile limited warranty, a complimentary CARFAX vehicle history report, 24-hour emergency roadside assistance, car rental reimbursement and towing benefits in the case of a covered repair, and a three-month trial subscription for SiriusXM satellite radio. Buyers who wish to can opt for the Security+Plus Extended Protection Plan for even more reassurance.