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What separates us and makes us
"Worth the Drive":

  • Modern Approach to Pricing
  • Hassle free shopping experience
  • Vehicle Pick-up and Delivery
  • Top rated dealership in the area
  • Service Reminders/Coupons sent to you directly to keep your vehicle in great shape
  • Customer focused

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You can now purchase your new vehicle entirely online...

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The O'Brien Experience

Buying your First Vehicle at O’Brien Nissan of Bloomington

We meet a lot of customers at O’Brien Nissan of Bloomington who have been buying cars for decades. They know how the process works, and they know exactly what they want to buy. However, our Nissan dealers also meet the other end of the spectrum: first-time car buyers who are completely unfamiliar with the process. We love helping those less-experienced clients explore our inventory of new and used Nissan cars, and we do our best to help answer any questions they have along the way.

Buying your First Vehicle at O?Brien Nissan of Bloomington

First-Time Car-Buying Info


Things to consider:

  • Makes and models you prefer
  • Fuel economy
  • What you can afford


First-time car buyers should come to our Nissan dealership near Peoria, IL with some idea of what body style they prefer. In other words, are you looking for a mid-size sedan? Or is an SUV or pickup truck more your style? The kind of vehicle you prefer depends on how you plan to use it. Many customers who live in the city prefer a smaller car that’s easy to maneuver and gets better gas mileage. Alternatively, people with big families or who need to haul heavy loads usually want something bigger. You should also shop for a new vehicle with your personal budget in mind. Knowing how much you can afford to put towards a down payment, as well as subsequent monthly payments, will help to narrow your focus.

Why Buy Your First Car at Our Dealership


What our dealership offers:

  • Great selection of Nissan vehicles
  • Discounts for military members and recent college grads
  • Easy financing process


If you need help budgeting, we have you covered. Visit our website and check out the Financial Calculator tool, which uses your income and credit score to determine an appropriate monthly budget. You can also contact our friendly financial team, who can answer any questions you have regarding car loans, credit checks, and other money-related issues. O’Brien Nissan of Bloomington also offers several discount programs and Nissan lease specials that might be relevant to first-time buyers. Both military members and recent college graduates are eligible for bonus cash to put towards the purchase of an all-new Nissan car or SUV.


If you’d like to learn more about our inventory or the car-buying process, visit us in person at 2029 Ireland Grove Rd., in Bloomington, IL. While you’re here, we recommend checking out some of the other things our dealership has to offer, including a service center stocked with high-quality Nissan parts.