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Nissan Quest Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • tamu2002tamu2002 Posts: 758
    Does anyone know the current rebate status now that the $2K one expired? Thanks.
  • 953953 Posts: 3
    I have been quoted $29700 for Quest SE with seat package, splash guards, floormats, running boards, cargo cover, and dual dvd. Can I do better?
  • garandmangarandman Posts: 524
    I't s posted in the Incentives section here.
  • tamu2002tamu2002 Posts: 758
    That rebate question of mine was kind of lame. The information was updated at Edmunds.com within a few days. Today I was quoted 1% below invoice for a S model. The price is around $20.5K. What do you guys and gals think? Thanks.
  • vinhphucvinhphuc Posts: 44
    Where are you located? The best quote I've got so far is ~31K from Darcars Nissan in rockville, MD area, and that's for the same SE you said. I haven't tried to seriously negotiate though. I posted a message about 3 weeks ago asking the same question you did but didn't get any good answer. Please let me know how it turns out for you.
  • tamu2002tamu2002 Posts: 758
    Unfortunately you misread my friend. It was an S model and not SE. I'll post what eventually transpires.
  • paanmcpaanmc Posts: 4
    Bought a new Quest right at the end of March, to get the $2k rebate as part of Nissan's "Drive to 1 million" (turns out it seems the rebate is still on? -- Nissan web site shows it til May 31). I'm eligible for VPP (Supplier) pricing, so the base price was slightly (about $100) below invoice, plus the rebate, so we got a pretty good deal. My feeling, however, is that it should be possible to get close to invoice for others as well, based on what I've been hearing around town (SW Ohio). So we ended up down around $26.5 for a nicely equipped Majestic Blue SL:
    - Skyview Glass Paneled Roof
    - DVD Entertainment System (Single Screen)
    - 3.5 SL Upgrade Package
    - Seat Package
    - Floor Mats
    - Cargo Cover
    -- just about everything short of the leather seats.
    We originally thought we didn't want the DVD, since we don't let our kids watch much TV even at home, but all the SL's in stock had the DVD, so we took that as a sign that it would probably be hard to resell if it did not have it (plus, I'm sure we'll find it to be an asset for long drives to Grandma's house, afterall, but haven't yet told the kids it there :P )
    The buying experience itself went pretty good. Of course, with VPP pricing there was no need to negotiate much, although I was a bit worried because this same dealership had refused to give me supplier pricing when I bought my 2001 Mazda Tribute, and I ended up going across town for it. This time they seemed motivated (maybe end of the Nissan fiscal year, Q1, and month helped?!) Only haggle point the trade-in on my wife's 98 Passat -- and there wasn't even much haggle there, just take it or leave it, but better than trying to arrange a private sale, especially since it had minor body damage.
    So far we are loving it! Hope it'll be a good workhouse for hauling our 3 toddler and baby seats, as well as after they grow older.
  • 953953 Posts: 3
    I am in Arkansas. We signed the papers and I am picking the van up tomorrow.
    Quest SE in silver mist
    dual dvd
    seat package
    running boards
    splash guards
    cargo cover
    floor mats
    $31700 - $2000 rebate = $29700
    I have been extremely pleased with the whole deal so far. No haggling involved, just a fair price. Time with F&I was no pressure and took maybe 15 minutes. This is our first Nissan and so far I couldn't be happier with the service we have received.
  • tamu2002tamu2002 Posts: 758
    Hi there, have you had any experience carrying grocery bags AND a double stroller in the back well? My wife and I are worried about the lack of space in the back without the split seating. Thanks!
  • Kirstie@EdmundsKirstie@Edmunds Posts: 10,676
    Hi tamu2002,
    You'll get more feedback from those who currently own the Quest if you post your question in our regular Nissan Quest 2004+ discussion instead of this one, which is focused on pricing.

    kirstie_h
    Roving Host
    Host, Future Vehicles & Smart Shopper discussions

    Need help navigating? kirstie_h@edmunds.com - or send a private message by clicking on my name.

  • tamu2002tamu2002 Posts: 758
    This van we're interested in has over 400 miles on it. Apparently it's been test driven the heck out of it. I've gotten the dealer to drop the price below $20K. Is this a good buy? Thanks.
  • doljestdoljest Posts: 1
    I'm considering a Quest S. Has anyone out there purchased one in Western New York? If so can you provide some guidance on dealerships, best deals? Thanks.
  • tamu2002tamu2002 Posts: 758
    Man, what a journey it has been! This evening we finally made the committment and bought a base S model for $650 under invoice (yes, you read right). After the 2K rebate, the price was $21751, and we paid a hair below $24K out of the door. The van has floor mats, splash guards, microfilter, cargo cover and cargo organizer. Too bad this van was made right after Nissan's price increase, otherwise we could've gotten it for $252 less. But we spent the extra $300 (after tax) for the color we liked. The van is still in transit on the delivery truck. Our sales person was nice enough to offer to deliver the van to our home when it gets there. I'll post a review once we get it. This dealership is a little out of the way, but the trip was worth it. Mainly worked with the salesperson over the phone. They have a flat pricing of $500 below invoice, so most of the back and forth was about locating the vehicle we wanted. We were fortunate to have 2 dealers offer us $500 below invoice, but this one had a lower out of the door price (lower misc. fees) and the saleperson was extremely pleasant to work with. what a difference this makes in the overall buying experience. They also found a better rate of 4.99 for 60 months. I'd highly recommend this dealer to anyone buying in the pacific northwest. :shades:
  • tamu2002tamu2002 Posts: 758
    My wife and I went back and forth between the Quest and the DGC SXT. It came down to the price. The Quest we bought has standard side curtain airbags, traction control, 4 wheel disk ABS, power passenger side door, power liftgate, parking sonar assist, power rear flip out window, and of course the small stuff like floor mats, splash guards, microfilter, cargo cover and cargo organizer. To get those things in a Dodge Grand Caravan SXT, we would've paid about $23K, 1K more than the Nissan. We tried real hard in the beginning to get the DGC, but sort of gave up on it once we realized it wasn't gonna happen for $22K. The feature we miss the most in the Caravan is the 3rd row plit seating. We love the 2nd row stow-n-go as well, but the Quest's 2nd row almost folds flat although without the two storage wells. On the other hand, we love the Quest's vast head and leg room, big and comfy seats, and its modern querky looks inside and out ;) We also considered the base model Quest which doesn't have the power door and hatch and rear sonar but is $15K cheaper. Finally we decided it'd be worth paying the extra for the added convenience. BTW, the Dodge salesperson was very nice to work with. Happy motoring everybody :shades:
  • billncatbillncat Posts: 14
    Recently purchased (within last 2 weeks) an 05 Quest SE with: Seat Package, Dual DVD, Cargo Cover, Floor Mats, Splash Guards. Total 31,498 - 2000.00 rebate = 29,498 plus TTL. This was in Orlando, FL. Invoice is 33,005 on this vehicle.

    :shades: :) :blush:
  • woolybwoolyb Posts: 1
    tamu2002 (or anyone),
    I'm in the PNW (north Idaho). I'll buy a 2005 Nissan Quest SE if I can find a $500-below-invoice-before-the-$2000-rebate deal. Could you please give me the names of the dealerships you know? Thank you very much!
  • tamu2002tamu2002 Posts: 758
    I replied twice but dunno know what happened to it. Anyways, it's Advantage Nissan in Bremerton, WA. Ask for one of the two internet manager (you can find them on their website). Their pricing structure is $500 below invoice, no negotiations. They're very nice and honest folks to work with. But you might be able to find at least invoice price locally so you don't have to make the drive. Best of luck.
  • LDegrelleLDegrelle Posts: 74
    I am in suburbs near King of Prussia, but of coure willing to travel for a deal. I see that they have extended the $2000 rebate once again! I dont know how long I can keep pressing my luck but this might be the time to jump.

    If I could find one of those "X below invoice" deals before the rebate, I would be pretty much ready to go.
  • tamu2002tamu2002 Posts: 758
    Here in the Northwest, I got multiple invoice or below invoice offers including two 500 below invoice ones. I'd think with all the hippi people here in this neck of the woods, the Quest would have as good of a market as anywhere else if not better ;) . That being the case, if I could get a killer deal such as ours, you should too on the eastcoast.
  • lumbarlumbar Posts: 421
    How willing to travel? Google Darcars Nissan in Rockville Md. (about 2-2 1/2 hours from Philly) and you'll find some Quest "S" for a little over 21K with seat package and freight (rebate included). I have no experience with them.

    P.S. I'm really not following you around :) We're just looking in the same directions.
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