Buy Your Next Car Online!

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At O’Brien Nissan of Bloomington we’ve made car buying easier than ever before! We understand that life gets busy and not everyone has hours to spend in a dealership purchasing their next vehicle. That’s why we’ve made it possible to buy your next car online with O’Brien Express Car Buying. Buy your next vehicle from O’Brien Nissan without leaving the comfort of your home– all you need is a device and internet connection!

Shop online

You may have looked through our new and used inventory online before you’ve come into O'BrienExpress_BuyCarOnlineour dealership. Now you can do even more! If you see “the one” while scrolling through our inventory, skip the hassle and the wait! With O’Brien Express Car Buying take the next steps in your car buying process without even leaving your home or wherever you may be. You can even get a value on your trade-in without stepping foot in the store! 

Buying Online Options

buy car online

Just because you are purchasing at home, does not mean you won’t receive the same O’Brien customer service you are accustomed to. To ensure your utmost satisfaction, we’ve created several options to customize your online car buying experience. With Option 1: print your order, finish the O’Brien Express process and then visit our dealership to inspect, test drive, and finalize your sale in person. Option 2: reserve your vehicle, complete your purchase order, then use a refundable deposit to reserve your vehicle, and lock in the Express price, trade-in, and finance offers. Option 3: buy now, complete everything online and pick it up at the dealership or have it delivered to your home!  

Home Delivery 

When we said don’t leave the comfort of your home, we meant it! O’Brien Delivers Anywhere! Whether you live in Bloomington-Normal city limits or in California– we’ll bring your next vehicle to you! The O’Brien Auto Team is affiliated with a network of professional shipping companies across the country. We’ll take care of all your paperwork and the logistics to ensure everything runs smoothly. Purchase your vehicle online and have it delivered to your drive-way!

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2020 Nissan Versa

2020 Nissan Versa

The 2020 Nissan Versa is here to impress. When you think of subcompact sedan, you may think sub-par. O’Brien Nissan of Bloomington is excited to have the all- new Nissan Versa exceed your expectations. Keep reading to learn what’s new with the 2020 Nissan Versa and how you can drive away with one. 

  • Features
  • Comparisons 
    • 2020 vs 2019
    • Nissan vs other brand
  • Why buy?


The all new Nissan Versa boasts advancements in both safety and connectivity features to 2020 Nissan Versa CCmake your driving experience modern and worry free. Drive confidently with six Nissan’s Safety Shield 360* features. Nissan protects all around your vehicle with Automatic Emergency Braking w/ Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist. Intelligent Cruise Control watches the flow of traffic and adjust your speed accordingly. Not only is the 2020 Versa loaded with safety features, it also comes packed with smartphone connectivity. Enjoy Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Advanced Drive Assist Display and Siri Eyes Free.


2019 vs 2020

Comparing the 2020 Nissan Versa and the 2019 Versa shows how much Nissan has to done bring you more while keeping the price low. The 2020 Versa received a modern face-lift and looks similar to the Nissan Altima, keeping the look similar to Nissan’s featured filled family of vehicles. The subcompact Versa has always been known as Nissan’s ‘budget vehicle’ and has experienced a slight increase in price. However, compared to the 2019 model, the 2020 comes with more than ever before: more horsepower and more technology.

Other Brands

The 2020 Nissan Versa holds its own amongst the competition. As previously mentioned, its new tech and safety features takes the Versa to the front of the pack. But what makes it stand apart from its competition? The 2020 Nissan Versa is cheaper and more spacious than the Chevy Sonic. The Versa also has more technology and better fuel economy than the Toyota Yaris.

Why buy?

So why buy the 2020 Nissan Versa? If the technology and safety features were not enough to convince you, the price point will seal the deal. The MSRP starts at $14,730 and stays well below $20,000 at the highest. When you’re ready to make the New Nissan Versa your next ride, contact any of our reliable sales staff at O’Brien Nissan of Bloomington

*Nissan Safety Shield 360 is available on Versa trims SV and above.

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Nissan Driving: AWD vs. 4WD

Nissan Driving Winter

At O’Brien Nissan of Bloomington, it’s our duty to take some of the confusion out of car shopping. When you look through our showroom of new and pre-owned Nissan cars, our sales staff is available to answer any questions you may have about their available features. One of the most common things we’re asked is the difference between all-wheel drive (AWD) and four-wheel drive (4WD).

The Difference Between Nissan AWD and 4WD

Differences at a glance:

  • AWD never turns off
  • AWD is common on sports cars and luxury vehicles
  • 4WD is better for off-roading
  • 4WD is typically found on SUVs and trucks

Nissan drive types

Any Bloomington dealer knows that if you drive in Illinois, you need to be prepared for inclement weather and slippery roads.  Both AWD and 4WD vehicles are great options for harsh Midwestern conditions. The AWD system distributes power to whichever wheels need it the most, so it can shift to the rear wheels to help you get out of a snowdrift. Or, it can power the front wheels across rain-slicked roads to prevent hydroplaning. You will usually find AWD on high-performance vehicles, sports cars and more commonly crossover SUVs.

Alternatively, 4WD is found on rugged SUVs and trucks that are designed for off-roading. With most 4WD systems, you can lock the front and rear axles together to distribute torque evenly across all four wheels.

Driving Conditions for Nissan AWD and 4WD

Driving conditions at a glance:

  • AWD is preferable on on city roads and highways
  • 4WD is better for snow, mud, and other off-road conditions

If you spend a lot of time commuting into the city or driving down the interstate, an AWD vehicle might be preferable. Consider the 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport, a family-friendly SUV Nissan Roguethat comes jam-packed with safety and convenience features. Folks who love exploring nature and trekking down backroads should opt for a 4WD vehicle like the 2019 Nissan Frontier. This pickup can handle all sorts of terrain, and it has plenty of power and space for hauling heavy loads.

If you’d like to learn more about these two drivetrains, come to O’Brien Nissan of Bloomington today. Any one of our knowledgeable Nissan dealers will be happy to assist Nissan Frontieryou. While you’re here, we also encourage you to check out our inventory of all-new Nissan cars and trucks.

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O’Brien Nissan Customer Lounge: Top 5



At O’Brien Nissan of Bloomington, our customers are our top priority. That’s why we take pride in creating a comfortable customer lounge. Whether you are waiting for your vehicle that is being serviced or talking over a new car purchase, we want you to feel comfortable in O’Brien Nissan’s customer lounge. Come see what we have to offer! 

  1. Drink Station
  2. Snacks
  3. Entertainment 
  4. Nissan Accessories
  5. Friendly Employees

Can we get you something to drink?


Pick your poison– we offer a wide variety of beverages to our customers (unfortunately none of the alcoholic variety). Need some coffee? Enjoy a hot cup of Starbuck Coffee, made fresh daily. Don’t like coffee? We offer several different types of tea or hot chocolate. If you’re in the mood for something a bit more refreshing check out our Pepsi fountain drink machine or enjoy an O’Brien Nissan bottle of water. 

Pop on into Nissan for some snacks


Need a snack? We’ve got you covered there too! Come visit a dealership favorite: the popcorn machine. Be sure to check the snack basket for cookies, crackers, trail mix and more. Need a breath mint? Swing by the reception desk– we’ve got you covered there too! 

Use our free wifi!


Save your data plan and use our free wifi. Kick back, relax and enjoy some TV or any of the magazine or newspaper we subscribe to. Trying to keep your kids entertained too? No worries– we have coloring books and toys as well!  

Check out Nissan Accessories 

Nissan Accessories

Ever wonder about all the ways you can upgrade your ride? Check out all the Nissan accessories on display. Learn more about all Nissan has to offer with the many binders and pamphlets of information available.

Our Staff is here for you

Nissan Staff

Don’t forget about our friendly staff is always available to answer any questions you have! Your sales person would love to catch up and hear how you like your vehicle. 

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Buying vs. Leasing

buying vs leasing: nissan finance

When financing a vehicle, your options come down to financing or leasing. Both options are very common at O’Brien Nissan of Bloomington. Our helpful staff is happy to help you explore both financing and leasing options for you next vehicle. Be sure to check out Nissan’s special financing and leasing options. When considering these, you may find yourself wondering what their differences are. Keep reading to help make your decisions and help answer your questions about buying vs leasing your next vehicle. 

  • Cost
  • Ownership
  • Is Leasing or Buying Better? 

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Used Car Buying Guide

Purchasing a used car, or a ‘new to you’ vehicle, should be exciting! However with no two pre-driven cars being the same, all of the options and choices can become overwhelming. We at O’Brien Nissan want to make purchasing a pre-driven vehicle an easy, enjoyable experience. Below you will find our used car buying guide.   

  • Budget
  • Research
  • Test Drive
  • Inspection 

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Car Buying Guide: Getting Started

car buying Nissan show room

There is lots to keep in mind when buying a new car. With more and more options and technology available than ever before, is it easy to feel overwhelmed trying to decide which vehicle is right for you. Whether you are buying a new vehicle or pre-owned vehicle, O’Brien Nissan of Bloomington wants to make this easy for you. Here are three things to keep in mind when you are starting the search for your next vehicle. 

  • Price
  • Lifestyle
  • Size

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Service Appointment: What to Expect


At O’Brien Nissan of Bloomington every service appointment matters. Thats why we take pride in our service department. That’s why we are always looking for ways to make your experience convenient and stress free. Whether it’s scheduling your appointment online 24/7, receiving quality work done by a Nissan trained technician, or enjoying free wifi and beverages while you wait– O’Brien Nissan of Bloomington always put the customer’s needs first. Keep reading to learn what to expect when you bring your vehicle in for service.

  • Making your Service Appointment
  • Arriving to your Service Appointment
  • While you Wait
  • Checking Out 
  • Tell us about your Experience    

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What to Bring to the Business Office

signing paperwork in business office to purchase car

Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to purchase a new vehicle or pre-owned vehicle at O’Brien Nissan of Bloomington. Now it’s time to go through the business office, also known as F&I (finance and insurance) or finance office. It is important to note that, while not every customer will finance their vehicle, all customers purchasing a vehicle will sign paperwork in the finance office. Below you will find the most common items customers need to bring to complete paperwork for their vehicle purchase.

  • Driver’s License 
  • Trade’s Title (if applicable)
  • Downpayment (if applicable)
  • Other financial documents (if applicable)

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