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Nissan Quest, Mercury Villager, Van
#668 of 719 Re: Nissan Quest SE 3.5 [jimbob1]
Jan 01, 2009 (5:36 pm)
that is a grate price I would go for it and nissan makes grate cars keep us updated on what you end up dooing have a verry grate day and thankyou so mutch for reading marco.
Jan 03, 2009 (1:17 pm)
I am so bummed. According to what I've just read in the prior posts, this is NOT the time to be trying to buy a Quest. This goes against everything I have ever heard about buying a car. We have been looking at new and used '08's. I just had a clown try to sell me an S for $33,000, and then get offended when I told him the MSRP was only 27k for that vehicle. I have to say, I'm getting so frustrated. I have seen at least 10+ listings for S models, which are NOT S models, just base. It looks like three months ago I could have bought a brand new base model for 17K, that is what Used ones with 17,000+ miles are going for now. What is going on????? Did I really just miss out and why is Nissan offering LESS incentives now than they did just three months ago. It seems that they would offer more incentives now to clear out all '08 models. Sorry for the rant, frustration speaking.
#670 of 719 Re: 08 Quest prices [mstanfield]
Jan 13, 2009 (3:38 pm)
The best time to buy an 08 Quest certainly has past (although a few dealerships are definitely still holding on to them). I think that it is a unique minivan, and if you have the means, and you want one (or an 09) than go ahead and buy one. However, if you can wait, wait for their bottom line sales event at the end of the summer.
If you need a van now, check around. Like I've written above, some of the dealerships still have 07s on their lot, and now they will have 08s...it is tough to get rid of them once the manuf incentives are done.
#671 of 719 Should I buy a used 2004 Quest?
Jan 16, 2009 (9:55 am)
Out of necessity (due to growing family, large dog, and the increasing amount of accessorries/stuff we find ourselves needing to travel with), I'm looking into a minivan purchase.
And as I really like the styling and certain features of the Quest, I'm considering the purchase of a 2004 SE model (in the 70,000 to 100,000 KM range). However, having scoured the web and reading many reviews and comparisons, I'm finding myself skeptical about the 04' model particularly.
There seems to be some significant potential problem areas with the 2004-07 models, notably involving the transmission, water leaks, brakes, A/C (not working), and cold-starting issues. Many of which can be pricey to fix.
Also, I've heard the instruments/controls are awkward to use. If so, is it a big deal? Or more of a minor annoyance?
The other thing I've noticed the Quest criticized for is ride quality ...that it is compromised due to interior rattles and noises and being generally quite loud (at least in comparison to the Sienna and Odyssey).
I'm also looking at Sienna's and Odyssey's, which seem to be rated quite a bit better than the Quest (in the 04' model year, but also in general over the years). They are a bit pricier for the same sort of mileage and features, and I'm not nearly as impressed by their styling. That said, reliability is of huge importance to me and I'm willing to sacrifice having a "cooler" minivan like the Quest if the Sienna/Odyssey is superior for reliability and longevity.
Any insight or personal experience anyone can offer for the Quest would be much appreciated.
#672 of 719 My Purchasing Experience
Jan 18, 2009 (10:10 pm)
At the end of 2008, I purchased a 2009 Quest SL with almost fully option loaded was so impressed with a good price. (May be because of 2009 model is the last Quest and the dealer don't want to have many in their inventory?)
The vehicle was MSRP $36,965, including options such as Skyview Package, DVD Entertainment, Leather Package and so almost being SE model) became $31,600 for me ($34,567.29 with Tax, Reg and other fees) after the discount negotiation. Then, Nissan Cash rebate $2,000 was applied also. (Now it's increased at $2,500 cash back, though.)
In addition to the already-good deal, they gave a fabulous trade-in value on my Odyssey 2006 EX with $16,000 (typically $13,000 - $13,500 at several neighborhood dealers and buyers). Although I had never thought about that I could afford such a fully loaded (hereby so expensive) mini-van, I could made it eventually. Isn't it hard to come by a purchasing deal?
#673 of 719 Re: Should I buy a used 2004 Quest? [JasonW]
Jan 21, 2009 (11:00 am)
I own a 2004 Quest S. I'm not sure I would purchase a 2004 Quest used. So many problems the first model year. I escaped many of these problems except the door rattles which the dealer simply cannot fix. The main reason is mine was considered the base model. I don't have many bells and whistles. I'm not sure I would take a chance when you have the Sienna which has been more reliable available or the Grand Caravan which is surely cheaper. I don't know about the "cool" factor either. It is still a minivan.
Your post had me thinking of a broader question: would I buy a used minivan? If you follow any threads devoted to minivans, you'll see that all minivans have some issues along the way. I would highly recommend having your own personal mechanic check over the vehicle before you purchase it.
#674 of 719 Re: Should I buy a used 2004 Quest? [dtownfb]
Jan 21, 2009 (4:24 pm)
Thanks for the info.
As for the cool factor, I suppose I'm trying to keep somewhat optimistic as I begrudgingly move into this minivan phase of my life ;(
#675 of 719 Re: Should I buy a used 2004 Quest? [JasonW]
Jan 26, 2009 (11:04 am)
Minivans aren't bad plus they keep you grounded. I'm not trying to scare you but do your research. Read the other forums. I haven't seen one minivan that did not have issues. Unfortunately the Quest has more issues than most. The Odyssey was the only van I found, at the time, that equaled the driving dynamics of the Quest. The Honda dealerships acted like they had the only minivan on the market and would not deal. The Sienna was new and very limited availability. Thank goodness I didn't buy a Freestar (read their forum).
it's the one time i would recommend buying a extended warranty.
#676 of 719 Re: My Purchasing Experience [Kakkuncar]
Jan 29, 2009 (3:10 pm)
I bought a Nissan Quest SL last August 2008 after finding out that besides from the regular customer cash back for $3,500, some dealerships are giving away additional rebate of around $7,000. I asked around (I from Michigan), and at that time, no dealerships here in MI were giving away that extra rebate. I called Nissan dealerships in Chicago, and found some, but not the trim level I was looking for. Then I found one in Ohio (around 180 miles from home), they exactly have the trim level I want (base SL, and nothing else - I was just after the rear view camera). The MSRP was just above $31,000, and I told them that I was willing to buy it for $22K. After few minutes, they called me and told me they would give it to me for that price - overall OTD pricing was ~ $22,750. They actually gave me the $7000 rebate plus the $3,500 cust cash back. Not bad, eh.
#677 of 719 2008 Nissan Quest.
Jan 31, 2009 (11:27 am)
Hey guys.. I am in CT and was looking to buy a Base or little better model of 2008 Quest.. brand new one.. I went to the dealer and the best they are giving me for the base model is $20,500 OTD.. is this a good deal for base model in New England Area.. or there are better deals out there ? Because I saw many people here getting base models for around $16k OTD in other states... shall I wait or should I try to bargain with them for the lowest price.
This dealer said they only have one 2008 model left... I dont know if thats true or not.