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Nissan Quest, Mercury Villager, Van
#672 of 729 My Purchasing Experience
Jan 18, 2009 (9:10 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 729 Re: Should I buy a used 2004 Quest? [JasonW]
Jan 21, 2009 (10:00 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 729 Re: Should I buy a used 2004 Quest? [dtownfb]
Jan 21, 2009 (3:24 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 729 Re: Should I buy a used 2004 Quest? [JasonW]
Jan 26, 2009 (10:04 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 729 Re: My Purchasing Experience [Kakkuncar]
Jan 29, 2009 (2:10 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 729 2008 Nissan Quest.
Jan 31, 2009 (10:27 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.
#678 of 729 Re: 2008 Nissan Quest. [JJami]
Feb 03, 2009 (9:29 am)
It seems like Nissan was running a special back in August to unload all the 2008 Quests. As you can see from the post before yours, it was in the neighborhood of $7000. I don't hink Nissan is doing that anymore.
$20,500 OTD (I'm assuming that is tax,registration, fees and car) seems like a great deal to me.
#679 of 729 Re: Should I buy a used 2004 Quest? [JasonW]
Feb 25, 2009 (2:34 pm)
My sincere non biased opinion-- I am both a New `07 Honda Odyssey owner and a used `04 quest owner- I sold the Odyssey with barely 800 miles and I got the `04 Quest for a very good deal[ in a color i like-Gray] after trading in my Ford SUV.
Frankly, I bought the Quest b`cos I got a great deal.If I could get the Sienna for that price I would have bought it.
If reliability is a factor -- hands down the Sienna.I had the Sienna for a day from Toyota dealer for 1 day.Toyota has rent a car program-- pay about 100 and rent a sienna for 1 day.
The Sienna is the most reliable van- it is extremely quiet,great smooth ride and the loaded versions are luxurious.A used one will be a bargain.The Odyssey rides very rough,and the road and wind noises are horrible.And relative to the Sienna it rattles a lot more.At first the steering wheel feels taut and sporty,,but drive it everyday and it hurts.A first test drive with Odyssey is great-- where I made my mistake- but u drive it regularly,it becomes a real chore-- feeling every bump,extremely noisy- it can get very tiring.Drive it on a coarse pavement and it is really terrible.
The main purpose of a minivan is practicality,comfort and ride,,not sporty handling or rough ride or road noise.This is where the Odysseys fails miserably.And , a used Odyssey is more costly than Sienna.
The Quest is the 3rd choice without any doubt.Unless u are getting a great deal,stick with the Sienna.I have had my used `04 Quest-SL for about 10 days now .It is just OK- minor rattles etc.I hope the reliability keeps up.Plus its tires are expensive.
But if u want a very reliable ,safe,affordable ,great comfortable ride plus extra features-- Go with the Sienna.You just can`t go wrong.And as u have indicated- as reliability is a very big factor for u- Your best option is Sienna.Hassle free minivan.
Hope this helps--my personal opinion.
#680 of 729 Urgent: Nissan Quest 3.5 2009
Mar 26, 2009 (7:47 am)
Is $21,995 a good deal to buy a Nissan Quest 2009 3.5 basic? It's 0% APR and 0 down payment with $2500 rebate. The total ends up with $24000. Anybody knows the invoice price of this trim? I need to make the decision today. Thank you!
#681 of 729 Re: Urgent: Nissan Quest 3.5 2009 [heather22]
Mar 26, 2009 (9:02 pm)
24k OTD for a quest is not worth it.It has minor rattles,brake problems,electrical problems. etc.
Plus it depreciates like crazy.Also,I think a totally new redesigned Quest is due this year,so that drives trade in value down horribly.Essentially u would be buying a 04-09 version-- a 5 year old model.
Get a used-if possible certified Sienna instead--much much infinitely better.U can get 07 Siennas for 14k and 08 siennas for 17-18k.U save a lot plus get a better minivan.
24k for a quest is just not worth it.Check any reviews,read edmunds forums- there will be a lot of buyers remorse later.Do not make a hasty snap decision today.