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#688 of 719 Pricing help for used 2008 Quest SE - 4500 miles
Oct 21, 2009 (8:34 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 719 Re: Pricing help for used 2008 Quest SE - 4500 miles [dsmguy]
Oct 21, 2009 (8:40 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 719 Re: Pricing help for used 2008 Quest SE - 4500 miles [jayrider]
Oct 21, 2009 (9:03 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 719 Re: Pricing help for used 2008 Quest SE - 4500 miles [dsmguy]
Oct 21, 2009 (12:45 pm)
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 719 Re: Pricing help for used 2008 Quest SE - 4500 miles [dsmguy]
Oct 27, 2009 (11:38 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 719 Help with new Quest purchase
Dec 16, 2009 (5:06 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 719 Re: Help with new Quest purchase [pmannymo]
Dec 16, 2009 (6:10 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 719 Re: Help with new Quest purchase [pmannymo]
Dec 16, 2009 (7:30 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.
#696 of 719 Re: Pricing help for used 2008 Quest SE - 4500 miles [dsmguy]
Apr 17, 2010 (10:32 am)
Im not sure if you ended up buying that quest or if you are waiting a bit to maybe find a cheaper one. just in case....i have a 2007 nissan quest and i have had problem after problem with it! my transmission started slipping in oct 2007 (i bought it in april of 2007). nissan gave me the run around and would never fix the transmission and even wrote it off as a bad motor mount and supposedly replaced the motor mount! i kept taking it back to nissan time and time again and they never would fix it. now as i sit here in april of 2010, i am now replacing a transmission ($3500 worth) out of my own pocket. nissan said they just have a sensitive transmission. "sensitive" or not i should not have to be replacing my transmission on a van barely 3 years old and way less than a 100,000 miles on it. then to top it off, my mechanic who is fixing my transmission, calls my husband and says my motor mount is cracked and i have a bad bearing. we call nissan and they said they never replaced my motor mount (which they were supposed to) and they said they replaced my alternator. THEY DIDNT REPLACE MY ALTERNATOR---NOTHING WAS EVER WRONG WITH MY ALTERNATOR AND THEY CLAIM THEY HAVE NO RECORDS OF REPLACING MY MOTOR MOUNT!! it brings me to tears thinking that i have spent 30,000 on a van that is the biggest piece of crap and the company who made it doesnt stand behind their product!! the day i get rid of it will be the happiest day of my life!! my 1st nissan and this will without a doubt be my very very very last!!
#697 of 719 2011 LE with Moonroof
Feb 14, 2012 (1:01 am)
What, no one buys quirky kleenex box looking cars anymore?
Time to revive this 2 year old thread!
Chicagoland dealers are offering pretty aggressive prices on leftover 2011's. I picked up a new 2011 LE with moonroof, roof rails, splash guards, and mats for $34,400+TTL. This price included current $3050 cash back. Going by truecar, it is ~$2500 less of dealer cost(or $5500 below target/factory invoice). It seems to be a great deal and a looooot of car for the price.
I was cross-shopping Ody EX-L Navi(no RES) and Sienna XLE Navi(no RES). Best price I got on both were around $33.5k+TTL. To me, spending extra cash on HID, smartkey(honda), and blindspot warning alone was worth the price difference(but it offers more! such as DVD RES and second moonroof!!). Top-of-the-line model offerings from Honda/Toyota has more/similar features as the Quest LE, but it was too expensive for me($40k+). The interior is by far the best feeling and looking out of the 3 imo. I admit I HATED the exterior of the Quest from pictures, but the car looks good in person. Even if you don't like the box look, at least you don't have to look at it while you are driving. Plus, you won't look like 90% of minivan drivers on the road. Quest ride was comfy and quiet. Handling was bit on the soft side, but it wasn't boaty(?). I didn't buy a minivan for handling so this was no issue. As for cargo space, I prefer the always available trunk well versus the take out everything before lowering the 3rd row. If you count the well space, there isn't much difference in cargo space between all 3. All in all, this car was perfect for me and my family. Pricing certainly helped making my decision. For those that are in the market for a minivan should definitely go test drive one.