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You are in the Nissan Quest
What is this discussion about?
Nissan Quest, Van
#83 of 2475 OK Steve - I'll at least post...
Jan 29, 2003 (12:53 pm)
But I have to ask the question...
For those that have seen me post before, disregard the following statement. As the (not so proud) owner of a 1995 Ford Windstar, I will go to great lengths to avoid providing my hard earned money to FMC. There are far too many comparable (and in most cases better) options - especially in the minivan market. Having said that...
Will this minivan, the all new Nissan Quest, be built with ANY parts provided by the Ford Motor Company? Will there be an all new Mercury Villager that looks suspiciously like the Quest? For my money, this is a make or break decision - The established Ody and the all new Sienna can easily fulfill my needs, however, it is always good to have options.
Jan 29, 2003 (1:59 pm)
No, the next Mercury Villager (which will be called Monterrey) will be a Windstar clone. As far as I know, Nissan has little or nothing to do with Ford anymore.
#85 of 2475 new Quest, non-Ford?
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 29, 2003 (2:25 pm)
I wonder if we'll be complaining about Renault switches in a year or two?
#86 of 2475 Monterey
Jan 30, 2003 (1:39 pm)
Have a realtive working in the Windstar plant in Oakville. He has seen a few of these being assembled as prototypes. As stated, just another trim package for the Windstar. No connection to Nissan.
#87 of 2475 How about the parts?
Jan 31, 2003 (10:03 am)
Nissan vehicles may use the Engine and Transmission from Japan, but they use other
parts from USA auto part market. Although Windstar
and Quest have no relation, they may use the same
parts from same auto part supply chain. This is true for Toyota and Honda.
Jan 31, 2003 (11:08 am)
Yes it's true that the various manufacturers buy components from suppliers that produce similar parts for all (i.e., fuses, relays, wiring harnesses, seats, trim, wipers, wiper motors, etc.). However, in the cases of the Japanese VS the big 3, there are substantial differences in the way quality is measured and issues resolved. For instance, I recently read a survey of parts manufacturers which indicated, in general terms, that the parts makers prefer dealing with (in this order) Toyota, Honda then Nissan followed by the Big 3. They get less hassle from the first 3 makers and less price bashing as well.
#89 of 2475 Ford/Nissan & Ford/Mazda & Ford/Anyone
Feb 01, 2003 (4:01 pm)
As a former abused owner of Ford and part-Ford vehicles, I have learned my lesson. It's a long story but I will never own anything related to Ford again!
I had extremely unpleasant experiences with Ford and semi-Ford vehicles, unpleasant experiences with Crysler vehicles and pleasant experiences with GM vehicles. But I am currently a very happy owner of Nissan and Honda vehicles.
Feb 08, 2003 (12:10 pm)
Will the Quest be cheaper than the upcoming Sienna? I hope so.
#91 of 2475 On Sale in July
Feb 12, 2003 (12:01 pm)
"Nissan plans to start selling its new Quest in July." http://www.automobilemag.com/news/news_12_1/
I knew production was scheduled to start in May, but this is the first mention of a July sales date that I have seen.
Feb 16, 2003 (10:23 pm)
how cheap do you want these things to be? The new Sienna isnt expensive at all for what you get- $23K to start (well equipped), 27K well loaded (for an LE with option pkg that includes VSC, TRAC, 3 row side curtains, all discs, etc.). Sure if you want ULTRA luxury including DVD players, NAV, wood, moonroof, leather, all wheel drive, etc, you're talking 37 grand, but judging from the Sienna board, there is a good deal of interest in such a vehicle.
That said, I'm sure the Quest will be competitively priced, but dont expect it to be significantly lower than the Sienna.