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Nissan Quest, Van
#385 of 2475 Correction: Quest part 3
Aug 03, 2003 (8:28 pm)
The Quest is not likely to sell for retail price in many areas, so the price is negotiable, whereas the Sienna is not. So, it would be easy to chop off maybe $750-$1,000 dollars off the price on a Quest. A price chop of $900 is kinda assumed when the Conclusion is written. OK, back to the final verdict on Price/Value on Sienna CE vs. Quest 3.5 S. Price Advantage: Toyota Sienna CE. Value Advantage: Nissan Quest 3.5 S The Quest was short the parking sonars once again, and was also short a price discount and a trailer towing pre-wire.
Okay, last one. (i promise!) Nissan Quest 3.5 SE vs. Toyota Sienna XLE
Toyota Sienna XLE:
Base Price: $28,260
XLE pkg 16. (I'm not writing everything down, you can check thru the new cars section of edmunds.com., they list all the pkgs. pretty well. i don't want to take up too much room) Pkg. Price: $6,545
Destination Charge: $510
Grand MSRP: $35,315
Nissan Quest 3.5 SE:
Base MSRP: $32,240
DVD entertainment System: Single Screen: $1500
Fold Away Seat pkg. $750
navigation system $2000
Total MSRP: $37,030
OK, OK, the price advantage with the Quest's navigation system up against a Sienna without one is not right, but I'll compare both.
Price advantage w/ NAVI: Sienna XLE
Price advantage w/o NAVI: Quest 3.5 SE
Value advantage w/ NAVI: Sienna XLE
Value Advantage w/o NAVI: Quest 3.5 SE
To conclude, either van would be a great van to drive, and I would buy both. The Quest has the lower price, but the Sienna offers more flexibility between trim levels. For $28K, I can choose between a loaded Sienna LE or a stripped down XLE. The Quest has a small jump too, but has less options therefore less choices in between trim levels. Some people don't want to spend $28K on a stripped down car, so you buy a fully loaded $27,999 car. So, both vans are great, and you'll make no mistake by buying either- unless all the dealers in your area are charging over sticker for one model and charging a few bucks off sticker for another model. (Quest or Sienna) So Good Luck minivan shopping! Drive both, see which one feels better, and then hunt for the model you want.
#386 of 2475 Features?
Aug 03, 2003 (9:18 pm)
Both the Sienna and Quest offer some nice features. Toyota has the laser cruise control (who needs it?), front AND rear sonar system, rearview camera, split rear seat, sliding door roll down windows, ++, While the Quest have cornering & puddle lamps, reverse tilt-down mirrors, second row seats fold in floor, dual DVD screens, sky lights, power passenger seat, memory seats, power adjustable pedals, illuminated controls for everything, ++
It's very hard to decide which one is better. I would like a minivan with everything together!
Also, there is no cassette player on the Quest, Only CD. I have 100's of cassette recordings, and that is a big problem to me. I could not understand why so many vehicles offer either a cassette player OR CD. Toyota always gives you both, even if you go with 6-disc CD changer, the cassette player remains. Honda, Mazda, and now Nissan plays around with this stuff.
BTW, I think the last few messages belongs to the "2004 Nissan Quest vs 2004 Toyota Sienna" discussion board.
#388 of 2475 Correction: Quest Part 4
Aug 04, 2003 (6:04 am)
Sorry. The Quest 3.5 S wasn't short parking sonars and a discount. It was the Sienna CE. Sorry for the typo. By the way- I have 100% CDs, so the CD player isn't a problem. The Big 3 offer both CD and Cassette together, so that wouldn't be a problem if you walked into a Dodge dealer and bought a Caravan.
Aug 04, 2003 (6:04 am)
You can get a dealer installed Cassette player on the Honda Odyssey EX.
#390 of 2475 Dumb Question
Aug 04, 2003 (12:45 pm)
Where's the spare tire on minivans with fold down rear seats?
I'm just beginning to look for a replacement for my Windstar (it will take something special to make me buy another Ford, lots of problems and service aggravations).
I own a Maxima and the Quest looks good on paper...I mean web page, but I'll be seriously considering Honda/Toyota also.
Aug 04, 2003 (2:50 pm)
In the Oddy and Quest it is under the floor between second and third rows. This seems like it would be a real "BEAR" to change. I would get the nissan and you have road side assistance. Otherwise with the toyota and honda you have to pay extra for RSA or take out the seats and change it yourself.
Aug 04, 2003 (6:15 pm)
My family owns a 2003 Honda Odyssey EX-L, and while the Odyssey is a great minivan, I have gotta say that the Quest is the best thing on the market, look-wise.
I was up in Dayton Ohio last weekend. While the family was at Dayton Mall, I went to a nearby NIssan dealer.
They had ONE Quest, an SL in Tea Green (Green Tea?) NICE NICE NICE.
Made our Odyssey look downright boring. I am trying my best to get my mom to get a new Quest. It looks really big compared to our Odyssey as well.
Really like the design of it.
#394 of 2475 Spare Tires
Aug 04, 2003 (7:43 pm)
Where's the spare tire on the FWD Toyota Sienna?