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Nissan Quest, Mercury Villager, Van
#678 of 719 Re: 2008 Nissan Quest. [JJami]
Feb 03, 2009 (10:29 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 719 Re: Should I buy a used 2004 Quest? [JasonW]
Feb 25, 2009 (3:34 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 719 Urgent: Nissan Quest 3.5 2009
Mar 26, 2009 (8:47 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 719 Re: Urgent: Nissan Quest 3.5 2009 [heather22]
Mar 26, 2009 (10:02 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.
#682 of 719 Thesedays,
Aug 02, 2009 (6:09 pm)
Don't people buy a Nissan Quest? This forum is so quiet.
I want to buy S with Powerpackage, but many dealers just trying to cheating me.
Anybody, please recommend a good dealer in Morris Town, New Jersey . Thanks.
#683 of 719 Re: Thesedays, [abby14]
Aug 02, 2009 (7:04 pm)
I have a 99 Quest that has been reasonably good but that model was discontinued. The newer model is larger and seems to have a lot more problems, which is a good reason not to buy another one.
#684 of 719 Re: Thesedays, [abby14]
Aug 03, 2009 (11:38 am)
I don't know who the Quest Basher was, but I LOVE my Quest. I previously had a Dodge Grand Caravan and the Quest is better all the way around. I checked out the Sienna and it just wasn't for me. I bought my '07Quest used with 24k miles on it. It's an SL, has back up sensors, a DVD player and auto open doors and hatchback. We got it for about 15k. I don't know anything about dealers in New Jersey, I'm in Texas but we got huge HUGE runarounds with at least 10 dealers before finding the perfect Quest for us! One dealer tried selling us an S model for 36k ! USED ! Thank goodness I had done my homework ! Several dealers tried selling me a base model as an S model. Once again research is worth it. I would name off all of the upgrades that an S model had on it and leave them stumbling around, then walk out.
Anyway, the interior of the Quest is the roomiest you will find! The engine is powerful and it gets great gas mileage for a minivan (I average 25mpg on the highway and have gotten up to 26.5). The only negative things I can say is it has a large blindspot (but the sideview mirrors make up for that), has a large turning radius(hello it's a minivan). And the air conditioner compressor went out half way to San Antonio, it was fixed within a day at no cost(still under warranty). So, let no one dissuade you from a Quest... it is the best vehicle for my family ! (three rather large adults and twin boys) I would happily buy another one if the newer models rate with this one.
#685 of 719 Re: Thesedays, [abby14]
Aug 03, 2009 (11:54 am)
Im in tampa fl, we bought our sl brand new 08 for 21k we bought it a year ago july 2008, only thing added was tax and title we transfered tag.
this is our first van but if you are compairing a sienna its hands down to quest, you cannot get the rear camera and auto door in sienna unless you to to their top of the line. you also get a dual control for audio with an aux for mp3 palyers, we never use the 3rd row and there's a weather tec for quest to include the whole area with 3rd row flipped down, ride is very smooth since it sits very low to the ground, we used to have a murano and this is almost as smooth. the only thing i wished it had was the smooth transmission of the murano.
hope this helps
Aug 03, 2009 (2:04 pm)
I am just checking in because I saw a question about the Quests. I bought my 2008 S in Sarasota, FL with seat package and power package: dual doors, back up sensors, etc., exactly one year ago (August) when Nissan was giving away their vans, SUVs and trucks. I just hit 10000 miles on my van last week. I have had no problems with the van except for a loose wire in my dash, steering wheel area that was making a clanging noise and that was promptly fixed and was probably caused by my DVD installation by Circuit City. I recommend the vehicle. It is roomy, I love the automatic rear hatch. The sound system is great the chairs are comfortable. I love the van! It is sexy. I paid $17100 new and I am so happy that I did not buy the Odyssey for double the price. If you can find one, get it. The gas mileage is not as good as my 2006 Odyssey but it is not terrible either, about 22-23 MPG all local non-highway driving. It goes up to about 27 MPG on the highway trips.
#687 of 719 Re: Nissan Quests [imariquinn]
Aug 03, 2009 (9:17 pm)
I have a used 04 Nissan Quest and the reason I bought it was b`cos I got a really good deal.A new Quest is not worth it in my opinion especially compared to the Odyssey or Sienna.Check out CR for the reliability ratings.
Once Quests start hitting 30k miles -all problems start..Rotors warp easily,brakes are horrible,numerous electrical and hardware problems and there is a steering wheel shake that is present in a lot of models..Also there are numerous squeaks and rattles--it feels like u are driving a van with 125k miles and not 25k miles.The quality of materials is subpar with lots of cheap plastic and fit and finish is poor. Again CR reflects all these ratings.
Folks can check Edmunds forums for the 04+ Quest problems before planning to buy one..Nissan CEO himself accepted that Quest have lots of quality issues.
And these depreciate horribly..So a used can be a great bargain.
But there are much much better choices out there.