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#246 of 2475 Now that we've seen the official Quest pricing
Jun 25, 2003 (7:11 am)
Anybody else got this problem? The main feature that I can't get in a Quest or Sienna unless I step up to the XLE (Toyota) or SE (Nissan) is a dual power sliding doors. Minivan basics 101 - mom and dad like to push a button to open the doors, let the offspring climb in, stand outside the van to strap in the littlest ones (2 year old twins), then climb in the van, push the buttons to close the suckers, and head off to ruin some waiter's day (what can I say, we're a handful). Can I please do this for less than 30K? Sure - if I buy another Odyssey EX. (We have a 2001, it's fine, but daddy needs a new ride, and the Ody's pretty bland).
We'll be looking at the Quest SL this weekend, but with only one power slider, I doubt it makes the final cut. Now, let's hope the arrival of the quest makes the Sienna a more negotiable purchase.
#247 of 2475 One power door
Jun 25, 2003 (7:47 am)
sure is Mickey Mouse. It looks like Nissan just copied what Toyota did. Honda will squash them both next year. I really think that Nissan actually believes it has the best van out there now, hence the high pricing. They are sorely mistaken. I predict that Quests will be heavily discounted by the fall.
Anybody find Canadian pricing yet?
#248 of 2475 EX for 25,477 with destination
Jun 25, 2003 (8:00 am)
Good luck guys!
As I told before, I'm out of waiting.
Just bought default cloth Odyssey EX for 25,477 with destination (dual power doors, power driver seat, security, climate control, immobilaiser, alloy wheels).
I didn't like Sienna 2004 during test drive(my personal opinion), and decided to go with well known Odyssey, which had years of testing by customers.
I am sure Quest will be great minivan, but didn't want to spend much more for new, unknown model.
#249 of 2475 Pricing Mistakes?
Jun 25, 2003 (8:33 am)
If you use the nissannews.com link to the new Quest pricing, hit the Download icon. There you'll see a slightly more sensible $1500 for the single screen DVD (all models) and $1900 for the dual screen (SE only).
I have to believe the $700 for single DVD and $5500 for dual on the HTML page is a mistake.
Same for Navi - correct pricing seems to be $2000 on SE and $2300 on FL (includes 6 cd changer) versus $2700 and $6400 on the HTML page.
Leather - $1500 on download page, $3550 on HTML.
Man I hope these folks build a better van than they do a web site!
Jun 26, 2003 (3:10 pm)
Did I hear right? The 3 row in the new Quest is a bench seat - not a split fold down. If this is the case, I can even look at the Quest!
Jun 26, 2003 (7:34 pm)
Yes, the 3rd row bench does not fold 60/40 unfortunately, however, the 2nd row folds down as the Sienna does not.
Also, the quest has the incredible moon roofs which is why I put it in the running.
And sonar back up feature.
Jun 27, 2003 (4:59 am)
Note that the 2nd row seats do NOT fold down "completely" flat like the 3rd row. They remain at least 6" above the floor level. And those incredible moonroofs are available ONLY with the SE trim, making you cough up $32K+ for them !! Now, if you are averse to leather (too cold in winter, too hot in summer), tough luck. SE comes standard with leather. Also, please check into the availability of shades on those moonroofs when you do not want the overhead sun shining directly into your children's eyes ...
#253 of 2475 ace and others
Jun 27, 2003 (8:38 pm)
The pricing you guys saw was totally incorrect. The se with everything will list for 37525. An sl with leather, sonar, Single DVD will be 31380. I think that is cheaper than Toyota a little more than honda.
#254 of 2475 18/25 for SE? any way to better that?
Jun 27, 2003 (9:24 pm)
We *were* almost completely sold on the new Quest SE (we like the 5 speed, from what we've read, although we'll test both) until we read the EPA estimates.
Is there any way anyone knows to up the mpg even a bit on these things? The 4-speed gets 1 mpg better and is less expensive, but if the 5-speed proves as much better to drive as it seems, then the 1 mpg isn't worth the difference...but isn't there something *someone* can do about this??! Or that we can do, aftermarket?
*sigh* another perfect car blown--I'm a college-educated (actually two advanced degrees) mom between 35 and 45, and I good driving and I WANT GOOD MPG TOO! I know it's possible. They just don't think it's a priority.
thanks in advance
Jun 27, 2003 (9:48 pm)
My personal experience is that I get pretty close to the EPA estimates in my vehicles, especially in the winter months. At best, I can squeeze another mile or so out of my Quest if I go easy on the gas (averaging almost 21 around town in the summer when not using the A/C for example).