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Nissan Quest, Mercury Villager, Van
#468 of 730 Looking to buy a Quest in Oklahoma...
Jan 15, 2006 (5:43 pm)
We live in SW Oklahoma, just moved here with the military so not very familiar with the area or dealers yet, does anyone live in the area or state that can point me to a good Nissan dealership? Have seen advertisements for Mullins Nissan in Lawton and Hudiberg in Oklahoma City and I believe Riverside Nissan in Tulsa.
Also we are interested in a 2005 SE, with DVD and the sky light/sun roof option what would be a fair price for this now that the 2006's are on the lot?
Thanks for the help
#469 of 730 Re: Looking to buy a Quest in Oklahoma... [tmyer]
Jan 17, 2006 (2:27 pm)
Though I don't live in OK. I just want to say that you should thouroughly research your vehicle before spending your money. If you've settled on the Quest, nothing I say will change it, but a warning: We bought a 2006 fully loaded QUEST SE.A week after we got it home it started leaking and had to be taken in. The dealership had not told me that there was an outstanding Service Bulletin for leaks from the highly touted Skyview windows. Had we known we would have asked them to test for leaks before paying. We bought this car because we wanted to replace our old voyager because of leaks which led to mold and mildew probs. We have an asthamatic child and can't have that. Once they fixed the first leak they found another from the tail light assembly. The carpet got wet twice and the headliner twice. When we asked that they replace both with new ones, we were informed that Nissan won't cover this if there is no problem. This from a fully covered vehicle, with only 600 miles on it. 400 of those are from my trips for repairs to the dealer who is 80 miles away. Just got a call this morning to say they will replace the headliner but won't have one in for another week. The dealer has had our Quest longer( 1 month) than we have in our 1.5 months of "ownership". I had researched both Honda and Toyota and they don't have nearly the number of problems the Quest has, but we had had such good luck with our Maxima that we went with the Quest thinking they would have dealt with most of the problems 2 years after introducing a new model. Rotten egg smells, leaking skyview, leaking sunroof, airflow malfunctions, fuel pump failures and a multitude of other problems still plague the new year models. When 4 of Nissans 6 (Titan,Armada,Quest and Infinit QX56) new models are on the least reliable list, it gives you pause about the new purchase. SO BUYER BEWARE!!!!!
#470 of 730 And on the other hand
Jan 19, 2006 (2:18 am)
We have an 05 Quest that now has over 20,000 miles on it without any problems whatsoever.
There are some owners here who have had poor experiences (mostly 2004 owners) and are quite angry and emotional about it. Most happy owners don't bother.
I'm not from the area and have never been to Fort Sill (if that's where you are) - I was at Ft Knox and Ft Benning, but thanks for your service and good on ya! Test drive the Quest and I think you'll be pleased.
#472 of 730 buying a quest this weekend...
Feb 15, 2006 (5:32 pm)
I am looking at a year end model 2005 Quest SE ( silver with grey leather interior)MSRP is 36,410 and they are offering me $30,655. The car has the following on it..
3.5 V6 motor, w/ 5-speed auto tranny
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
17" aluminum-alloy wheels
power glass sunroof and SkyView glass-paneled roof
power sliding rear driver-side door and passenger side door
Dual Zone Auto Temp Control (ATC)
Bose Audio system w/ 6CD Changer
color information center w/ 7" LCD monitor
leather-appointed seats w/ heated controls
rear-sonar system (backup sensors)
power seats, power adjustable pedals
steering wheel-mounted audio controls, rear audio controls w/ Dual Media
auto-dimming rearview mirror
HomeLink Universal Transceiver (for garage door opener, security, etc.)
DVD Entertainment System includes: Second-row 7" monitor, Third-Row 7"
monitor, DVD player w/ auxiliary outputs, Two wireless headsets, Remote
Fold-Away Seat Package includes: Second row folding captain's chairs,
height-adjustable seat belts, cup holders, tip-up easy-entry feature. Third
row folding bench seat, grocery bag hooks, head restraint storage bag, and
LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
And cannot forget these Splash guards, Cargo Organizer, Floor Mats, and
So what does everyone think? Is that a good price or is it possible to do better? The price also includes the rebate.
Need some opinions on this one.
#473 of 730 Re: buying a quest this weekend... [tmyer]
Feb 16, 2006 (5:50 am)
Looks like a great deal. I will trade you mu 04 SL!
#474 of 730 bought a 2006 SL instead of 2005 SE...
Feb 16, 2006 (8:46 pm)
#475 of 730 bought a 2006 SL instead of 2005 SE
Feb 16, 2006 (8:53 pm)
Got a 2006 SL ( picking it up Saturday) with special edition package, leather/Bose package, DVD package, Skyview package, splash guards, sunroof deflector, cargo cover, floor mats, running boards, microfilter, and roof rack cross bars.
Purchase Price: $30,385 + TTL
I feel like we got a great deal and ended up with the color we wanted both inside and out (nordic pearl white/gray leather) and got a 2006 for a couple hundred cheaper than we were quoted on a year end model SE with pretty much the same options.
Any opinions on the deal?
#476 of 730 Re: bought a 2006 SL instead of 2005 SE [tmyer]
Feb 17, 2006 (4:12 pm)
I think a 2006 would be better because of how much the 2005 already depreciated (the value is well under $30k according to TMV). IMHO, the 2006 probably has some build quality improvements and fixes over the 2005. Anyway, I feel you got a good deal (more than $2000 off invoice after a $1500 rebate). Enjoy!
I imagine though that the 2006s will go to a $2500 rebate soon with the updated 2007 coming in June. Also, there's probably going to be more price competition because of the new Korean minis.
#477 of 730 Nissan VPP (Vehicle Purchase Program)
Mar 07, 2006 (5:47 am)
Has anyone ever used the Nissan VPP (employee purchase program)? I am eligible for the affiliates discount through my company and was wondering if this the best way to go or if it's possible to get a better price through old fashioned negotiation.
The VPP progam allows for the eligible buyer to purchase the vehicle at 2.87% below dealer invoice (and you can apply any cash back on top of that).
Thanks in advance for any info that can be provided on using this program.