Last post on Dec 07, 2013 at 3:01 AM
You are in the Prices Paid - Buying & Leasing Experiences
What is this discussion about?
Nissan Quest, Mercury Villager, Van
#681 of 730 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.
#682 of 730 Thesedays,
Aug 02, 2009 (5:09 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 730 Re: Thesedays, [abby14]
Aug 02, 2009 (6:04 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 730 Re: Thesedays, [abby14]
Aug 03, 2009 (10:38 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 730 Re: Thesedays, [abby14]
Aug 03, 2009 (10:54 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 (1:04 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 730 Re: Nissan Quests [imariquinn]
Aug 03, 2009 (8:17 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.
#688 of 730 Pricing help for used 2008 Quest SE - 4500 miles
Oct 21, 2009 (7:34 am)
I'm looking at a fully loaded 2008 Quest SE (4500 miles)-DVD/Nav/. Pretty much has everything on it. Including the run flat tires which I don't like. It was purchased at a nissan fleet auction.
Dealer is asking 31,900 but did come down to 30,100. When I told the dealer that it was too high considering they probably bought it around 25000 from the auction. I said that I was ok with them making a profit, it was how much of a profit that was in question. Basically asked how much over the auction price of 25000 where they willing to sell it for?
The sales guy said that no way did they buy it at 25000 and that the 30,100 was a "pretty firm" number. Again, he was haggling. But looking at the edmunds tmv pricing, trade in is 23,200 and retail is 28,700. I should be able to get somewhere inbetween at 26000? Especially in this market climate, right? But they didn't budge at all so I walked out.
Is there something I'm missing on this deal? I mean, 30100 seems to be a lot. What would have been a good offer?? Any advise would help. thanks in advance.
#689 of 730 Re: Pricing help for used 2008 Quest SE - 4500 miles [dsmguy]
Oct 21, 2009 (7:40 am)
If you don't need the nav/dvd [you don't] you can buy a brand new honda odyssey exl for a few grand more. There is no way you should even touch that nissan. It is a huge rip. avg deal on a 2010 exl is 31600. Check edmunds--truecar and others. Went to overstock.com and got a local guaranteed price of 31210 for a 2010. Get busy.
#690 of 730 Re: Pricing help for used 2008 Quest SE - 4500 miles [jayrider]
Oct 21, 2009 (8:03 am)
Jayrider - thanks for the reply. I figured it was way too high of an asking price. I was just shocked they allowed me to walk out of the showroom. Especially when I look around and see all the sales guys sitting around with no customers. It's after 5pm when most people are doing their car shopping...at that's my assumption.
Definitely wouldn't buy it for 30,100 but might reconsider if the offer was more around the 25-26K range.