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Nissan Quest, Mercury Villager, Van
#5 of 730 Was doing first-round test drive, was offered $3000 under invoice
Aug 02, 2003 (7:12 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 730 and the Nissan Quest pricing....
Aug 05, 2003 (6:54 am)
is in the Odyssey section because???
#7 of 730 Nissan with VPP Plan (Supplier Discount)
Aug 06, 2003 (4:30 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 730 What is the VPP plan
Aug 07, 2003 (6:56 am)
Is this available to the average consumer?
#9 of 730 Paid MSRP but got low APR
Aug 07, 2003 (10:45 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 730 VPP program details
Aug 07, 2003 (11:25 am)
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
Aug 07, 2003 (1:20 pm)
Do we really need the Quest pricing in the Odyssey boards?
I do not think I will be buying an OVER PRICED NISSAN Quest ! Even at Invoice.
Aug 07, 2003 (1:43 pm)
Muat be a link glitch somewhere - I'm getting here through Vans.
And I'll put my Quest tranny up against your Odyssey one anyday
#13 of 730 04 Quest SL or 02 Oddysey EX ?
Aug 08, 2003 (3:03 pm)
In the same boat,deciding between II hand 02'Oddysey and 04 Quest. Thinking about Quest '04 SL and to use VPP pgm at Bill Cooks Farmington Hills. Iserum: Do they offer financing thru Nissan VPP? What was the VPP discount?Thanks
#14 of 730 Nissan VPP Reply
Aug 08, 2003 (9:46 pm)
you can use nissan vpp discount on 04 Quest at bill Cook Nissan, i would suggest you to give dealership your target APR, they will find the lender for you, if you have good credit you will find 4% APR for five years. Nissan APR was higher than other Banks.
if you have specific questions you can email me