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Nissan Quest, Mercury Villager, Van
#1 of 722 2004+ Nissan Quest: Prices Paid & Buying Experience
Jul 28, 2003 (10:00 am)
A local Nissan dealer near my neighborhood is currently charging $2000 over the MSRP sticker price. Since the all-new Nissan Quest is competing with Honda Odyssey, we will see shortages of the all-new 2004 Nissan Quest.
#3 of 722 Slow moving
Jul 28, 2003 (4:31 pm)
So far my local dealer still has the same vehicle on the lot. They either are keeping it as a demo or its just not selling. I haven't seen any more on the lot either so supply is definitely tight here.
Locally both Toyo dealers are asking and getting MSRP on the Sienna as far as I can tell and are selling all that come in. The 5 or so Canadian market LEs the one dealer is selling at 29k each are moving a bit slower (there are 2 left at the moment after 2 weeks).
I have a hard time imagining a dealer being able to get a premium for the Quest. Not that its a bad vehicle, but the general supply of nice products (MPV, Sienna, Ody, Quest, DC) is growing and will expand further when the new Ford twins come available in the next couple of months. Presuming the Ford twins end up being nice.
#4 of 722 They'll come down in a few months.
Jul 28, 2003 (4:53 pm)
I really don't think there is any way the new Quest can sustain MSRP (or higher) pricing. It's new right now and the availability is rather low, so the dealers can charge what they wish. This is simple supply-and-demand, even if the demand IS low.
However, it won't be long before the "gotta have it now" people have their Quests in their garages and the rest of the Quests start to collect dust on the lots. Given that they are MORE expensive than a Sienna, similarly equipped, and given that a large number of posts here have reported cheap-looking interiors (I agree), the Quest simply cannot compete.
The free market will decide, as it always does. Give it a few months. Nissan needs money, and so do the dealers. They won't be able to keep up the charade for long. And the dealers will have to start to pay their own financing for the vehicles still on their lots after a few months.
Meanwhile, I might just go buy a Sienna
#5 of 722 Was doing first-round test drive, was offered $3000 under invoice
Aug 02, 2003 (8:12 pm)
My wife and I are just starting our search for a new minivan, and our first stop (simply because of location) was the Nissan dealer to drive the new Quest. They only have one on the lot (SE, silver with Rouge interior, no DVD or nav), so we drove that. Liked it, but since we haven't driven anything else yet (Sienna, Ody, etc.), we weren't at all thinking we were going to buy.
My wife and I both agree that the Rouge interior is absolutely the ugliest thing we have ever seen, and she doesn't want silver, but otherwise, it had all the stuff we would have wanted.
We were the only ones in the showroom at 8pm on Saturday night, so the Sales Mgr came over directly to talk to us. I asked him, not expecting a real answer, whether he was expecting to sell it at MSRP or what, after telling him that we weren't buying yet, this was the first model we had driven, etc. He asked us if we would buy it right then if he gave it to us at $1000 under MSRP. We said no. He offered $2000 under MSRP. We said no. He offered $3000 under MSRP. He was surprised when we said no.
I guess he's going to have trouble selling that terrible interior color, or that he just wanted to make a sale in an empty showroom. Whatever, but he'd have to get pretty cheap to get me to buy that interior, and my wife didn't want the silver anyway, and we hadn't driven anything else, so there was no way I was buying tonight.
But he still offered $3000 under MSRP, which on a Quest with a $33,890 sticker, is close to invoice. Of course, when it came down to it, he might have added "dealer processing" and other stuff, and he asked in a "what would you say if I offered you..." way so he could weasel out.
<shrug> Take it how you like, but he wanted to sell that van.
#6 of 722 and the Nissan Quest pricing....
Aug 05, 2003 (7:54 am)
is in the Odyssey section because???
#7 of 722 Nissan with VPP Plan (Supplier Discount)
Aug 06, 2003 (5:30 am)
We have picked our 2004 Quest SL on 07/31/03. Paid aprrox $300 less than invoice on Nissan VPP plan. We have Seat package and Sonar Package added to the vehicle, The price is fixed from Nissan no hassle to bargain, built my vehicle on line, send email to dealership, test drove the van next day and picked the van it within a week. The original delivery date they gave me was october, dealership has done an excellent job finding me the vehicle in short time (Coral Sand color was hard to find). I bought it at Bill Cook Nissan in Farmington Hills MI.
After test driving the van did not take much time to decide that we are not buying Honda or Toyota, the vehicle rides very nice with ample power and very quite from inside too.
#8 of 722 What is the VPP plan
Aug 07, 2003 (7:56 am)
Is this available to the average consumer?
#9 of 722 Paid MSRP but got low APR
Aug 07, 2003 (11:45 am)
Just bought SE after waiting about a month for it to come in. Paid MSRP but got a good finance rate. Best offer was 3.99 before I talked to the dealers finance person. They gave 3.5, I guess to keep me from going with the other bank. The Quest I've seen at this dealership never stay very long. The one we test drove was sold by the time we got back.
#10 of 722 VPP program details
Aug 07, 2003 (12:25 pm)
The program is for employees of automotive suppliers to Nissan, it is very similar to GM's supplier discount, The saving is great the good part is there is no bargaining with dealer on price, the price is fixed by Nissan, if there is a rebate or incentive from company the buyer pays the VPP price plus gets the incentives too.
for information call VPP info line at