Discussion in 'In the News' started by xcel, Dec 16, 2019.
While at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show today, I spent a few more minutes with the 2020 Nissan Sentra. Still an excellent design with the very latest tech as described previously, its rear seat leg and knee room can be tight with a tall driver up front.
2020 Nissan Sentra SR
A hero shot.
Front and Rear seat room.
It is tight back there.
Now that the 2020 Nissan Sentras are beginning to arrive on dealership lots, Nissan has already placed a $750 rebate on the hood. One of the local dealerships I spoke with earlier today is offering a retail priced $24,060 SV with the Premium pkg., passenger and trunk mats ($205), and splash guards ($200 ripoff), for $21,273 + TTL and $80 doc. This is a $2,787 discount incl. the rebate and they are just beginning to arrive.
If you are a current or near term former Nissan owner, an additional $500 is stacked on top of this already decent deal.
The 2020 Sentra SV w/ the Premium pkg. is equipped very similar to the 2020 Hyundai Elantra Limited with the Ultimate Pkg. and mats ($27,440 at retail) and both are running in the low $21k range + TTL.
Unfortunately the attention grabbing Monarch Orange with black roof is only available with the SR trim.
While the deal is decent, until I see $5k off on a Sentra, it does not really get me to excited. I suspect we may see a fully loaded 2020 Sentra SV w/ the Premium pkg. and mats for $19k or less before years end however. That would be a hot deal given the luxuriously appointed std. equipment. That means quilted F&R leather seating, heated power front seats and power roof, 8" display with upgraded audio, 360-degree safety, Auto up/down windows all around, and LEDs front and rear.
Get $1 mats (seconds) at rug stores. Just don't have the auto brands, marked on them. But, I did get two sets of four Dodge mudflaps (with the excellent Ram) for $2. Got two sets because I didn't think they would wear very well. Well, they were on the Dodge Caliber for 7 years, when I sold the car. The wind gave them a permanent curve & on the Caliber, they looked custom. Hey, if I can find the other set, I'll sell them for a fifth of the dealer splash guards..... $40! What a deal!
All 2020 Sentra's are arriving with mats and mudflaps out here so you do not have a choice.
Mudflaps on a sedan are fuel robbing so any vehicle of mine with them would have them removed.
Second point on the mats, those not fitted with the locking rings or hooks are dangerous. I hope your rug mats arrived with the proper fit.
With car prices around & above $20,000, I REALLY don't have any buying choice. Hey.... we get lots of rain & mud, here. Love mudflaps. Even with my curved "custom" aerodynamic mudflaps, you'd get rid of? Can tell you're a California driver, fer sure!
Trimmed so they don't protrude beyond the tire widths? That's what I did to flaps added to my Mazda. I doubt they added much drag then, and they still blocked the worst of the splash and thrown rocks.
Well.... when I went to used tires, I got larger wheels, the same or larger aspect tires.... AND 10mm to 30mm wider tires. The mudflaps on the Dodge Caliber needed their full width. Presently, on our manual Hyundai Accent & automatic Elantra, the mudflaps haven't been trimmed AND that is a good thing.
My Civic didn't come with mudflaps so I added them. The wide tires threw a lot of gravel, sand, and water at the front doors, so the hit to my wallet to give the paint a little more protection was worth it to me.
Nice to have tires that do double duty. Move your vehicle AND transport gravel, sand & water to where you want it, for your gravel business. You must be very rich.
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