How to Buy a New Nissan Online

October 28th, 2022 by

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How You Can Buy a Car From Home in 8 Easy Steps

If you’re in the market for a new Nissan, now is a great time to buy. While many people have preferred to buy cars online for years, now more than ever, people have been turning to online shopping for everything. And when it comes to car shopping, most customers would prefer to eliminate the hassle of visiting a dealership and face-to-face negotiations. Plenty of dealerships, including Five Star Nissan of Albany, have now made it possible to choose your vehicle, request financing, and value your trade without ever having to leave the comfort of your own home. We have recently been putting in the time and effort required to make your online car-buying experience better than it’s ever been before. 

If you’re worried about staying safe, or simply too busy to make it down to a dealership, buying a car online is one of the most straightforward and hassle-free ways to secure your new vehicle. Read our guide below and find out how to make a great online purchase in 8 easy steps.

1) Do Your Research

Establish your base budget before you start browsing dealers’ inventory. Set a hard line for how much you’d like to spend, based on your current income, and what you expect to be able to afford in upcoming years. After you’ve done that, start browsing the dealerships relatively close to your home so you can avoid delivery fees. Look at different dealerships’ online reviews and pick one that seems trustworthy. It is also important to compare inventories if you aren’t sure what type of car you want. Pick a dealership with a large selection of Nissan sedans, coupes, SUVs, and trucks, so you can research and compare different models and trims.


2) Check for Deals

After you’ve taken a look at a few different Nissan inventories, it’s time to check for deals. Bring up the three or four dealerships that look best, and then look for a section about specials or discounts. Finding discounts and deals shouldn’t be difficult, but if you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for or suspect they might offer a better deal you can’t find, grab the dealership’s number and give them a call. Many dealerships are offering great deals right now like 0% APR for 72 months, and even 0% APR for 84 months on select models. These deals won’t last forever, and it’s important to take them into consideration when deciding on your next Nissan purchase.

3) Decide Between New or Used

At this point, the best thing that you can do is take a step back. You probably have a good idea of what kind of Nissan you want, but you haven’t taken a look at what’s already available on the market yet. Many used and certified pre-owned might be the better value for the car that you’re interested in buying. When searching through inventory, make sure to sort by new, and then sort by used, to see whether there’s a vehicle that stands out as being an exceptional price. On new Nissans, it can be difficult to find cars far below the MSRP, but with pre-owned, all the rules go out the window, and you can find especially low prices. This is a great point to make a final decision on what kind of Nissan you want to buy.

2020 Nissan Altima

4) Value Your Trade

Once you’ve selected the right Nissan model, you will want to find out how much your current vehicle is worth. Calculating your vehicle’s trade-in value is an important step in purchasing a new car, and can sometimes save you a nice chunk of change. Some dealerships offer an online tool to value your trade, so you can get an estimate without ever having to take your car in.

5) Get Pre-Approved

Before you move forward, make sure you get pre-approved for a loan or other financing options if you need them. Unless you’re able to pay the full price upfront, it’s likely that you’ll have to finance your vehicle. Take advantage of the dealership’s financing tool to input your information and see what kind of financing options you’ll have for purchasing your vehicle.

6) Chat with the Dealership Online

Most dealerships offer online chat options, where you can be connected to financing and sales experts that have the experience to answer any questions you might have about the car buying process. Worried about what features come with your vehicle’s trim level? Not sure about which financing option will save you the most? Any other final questions about your car before you make the purchase? No need to go into the dealership, all of these questions can be answered online or via phone. Look for the chat box in the bottom right corner of this page if you’d like to get in contact with a Nissan specialist.

7) Schedule a Test Drive Delivery

Dealerships that belong to the Five Star family will bring a car out to your home for a test drive that’s been cleaned and sanitized especially for you. This service is a totally free one, and you don’t have any obligation to put money down after you’ve taken a test drive. Don’t settle for less— make sure your dealership will let you take the car you like for a spin. Click here to schedule a test drive.

8) Get Your Vehicle Delivered!

Fall in love during the test drive? Quality dealerships want to make it as easy as possible for you to get a hold of your new vehicle during this time. Five Star Nissan of Albany is offering free VIP Delivery up to 200 miles, often within days of your online approval. You can have your new car delivered to your home at no extra cost to you, making it easier than ever to buy a car without ever having to leave your home.

Buy a New Nissan From Home Today

If you’re still not sure about how to buy a Nissan online, give us a call at whichever dealership is closest to you. We’ll make sure you feel comfortable with all of the in’s and out’s of the process. Five Star Nissan of Albany is committed to being the most customer-focused Nissan dealer in the area, and we always want to make sure that you have great experiences with us. Our dealerships always offer great deals, like 0% financing for six years or more, and great powertrain warranties that last a lifetime on certain vehicles. With so many great reasons to drive Five Star Nissan, why drive anything else?