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Nissan Quest, Mercury Villager, Van
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.
#691 of 730 Re: Pricing help for used 2008 Quest SE - 4500 miles [dsmguy]
Oct 21, 2009 (11:45 am)
Brand new ex for 28k -- lx for 25k. They won't come down on the nissan -- have too much in it. The vw routan sel -- leather etc -- 10k off msrp. Free maintenence for 3 years.
#692 of 730 Re: Pricing help for used 2008 Quest SE - 4500 miles [dsmguy]
Oct 27, 2009 (10:38 pm)
Dsmguy, See my post 687. the Nissan Quest has horrible reliability with pathetic resale value. Infact it was the worst vehicle in 2004 as per CR. As a current 04 Quest owner,my advice to you would be to buy a Sienna or Odyssey.Sienna-plush,comfy quiet ride.Odyssey-firm taut ride, road noise,more of a driver`s vehicle with good agility.
But never buy the Quest .Especially for 25k plus. Most horrible vehicle with a plethora of problems like-brakes,rattles,electrical,A/C,vibrations,shimmys. You name it, you have it. Worst vehicle choice. Much better options out there.
#693 of 730 Help with new Quest purchase
Dec 16, 2009 (4:06 am)
I am considering a 2009 SL with DVD, leather, and seat package. I am trying to find the money factor and/or deprec rate on a 39 month lease with 15k miles/yr. I have been quoted $639 (including tax) a month with $1200 down. Can anyone tell me if they think this is a good or a bad deal. There aren't many of these cars in my area.
Would like to take advantage of potential year end deals and the slow season for them. Thanks so much for any help.
#694 of 730 Re: Help with new Quest purchase [pmannymo]
Dec 16, 2009 (5:10 am)
not sure if this will help but here you go
I bought a Quest last year July 2008 for a 2008 SL no leather and no DVD but with a seat package price is 21k
i think they have a huge mark ups o these vans they were selling 5 of the same load in the dealership when i bought it and its not a manager used vehicle
location St Petersburg FL
#695 of 730 Re: Help with new Quest purchase [pmannymo]
Dec 16, 2009 (6:30 am)
that does not seem like a good deal to me for a lease. Basically you are paying $24,921 to RENT a minivan for 3+ years. Honestly, you can pay a bit more and OWN a Grand Caravan/Town & Country or Kia Sedona/Hyundai Entourage.
I would shop some of the other minivans and compare owning versus leasing. If you still want to lease, I bet you can find better deals.