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Nissan Quest Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • I just purchased the above vehicle with Dual DVD Package + Navigation + Seat Package (it is pretty much a gimmick since nobody buys a van with 2 seats), with mats (another gimmick, a $35,000 van with no mats), cross bar, with MSRP @ $40,650 (including destination charge.) I purchased it for $30,500 (without CA sale tax @ 7.25% in Ventura County, California + registration.)
    In all, the purchased price is roughly $10,000 lower than MSRP (this discount includes the $3500 Rebate from Nissan,) which might seem to suggest that I got a "really good deal," when in fact it was not. Based on many comments posted here, the discounts some other people got were even greater (both in absolute $ and % term.) However, I would not say that I overpaid for this van because I have researched long and hard before and after I made the purchase. For example, Carmax list the same van with same feature (except the Crossbars) with no-haggle pricing @ $30,250. However, they have none in Los Angeles (or in southern California). However, I think I could have made the dealer cut another $500 or so (because someone in earlier post got an offer of $12,000 off MSRP.) Now, the only issue is the reliability (short and long term) of this van which only time will tell how it will hold up in comparision with other vans.
  • I think you have a good deal right there, $12,000 off MSRP. I wish I could get the same discount for my recent purchased Quest. I did not see your post before making the purchase, regretfully!
  • cgwlycgwly Posts: 2
    Do you have to finance through dealer to get $3500 rebate or can use anyone?
  • If you use the Nissan 1.9% financing, you cannot get the rebate. The $3500 rebate is supposed to end on 9-2-08, but it probably will be extended.

    There is an additional $5000 dealer incentive that Nissan is paying dealers, but the dealers are passing on to their customers (many, not all), that is supposed to end on the 31st.

    If you read on Fatwallet, many people are getting the SE for close to $15000 off MSRP, but Southern California has not been getting the same deals as on the East Coast or Midwest for some reason.

    You bought a beautiful van for $30,000... Enjoy it. We all want to pay the lowest price, but overall, don't worry about the price now that it is a done deal.

    I wanted the fancy SE (especially the kids wanting the skyview windows and the dual DVD screens). But my budget as a single mom needed me to stay under $20K if we wanted to eat more than Ramen noodles for dinner! LOL! So the S with drivers package (and that seat package) with the mats and splash guards did the trick. I ordered my DVD from Circuit City with the free installation (the 11" Jensen) today for $577 installed. So for under $20,000 I have a pretty good van that I hope will stay out of the dealers shop except for the maintenance.

    Oh, and if you have not purchased an extended warranty and you want to, I paid $755 for the Nissan Gold Preferred 60 month/75000 mile warranty through VOB Nissan in Rockville, MD. I am in Florida and they sell the warranty without the dealer mark up which is usually 100%. They sell it at COST.

    Enjoy your new rides and stay safe, Gustav is almost a 5 Hurricane! Scary.

  • mav_njmav_nj Posts: 2
    Paid $24,269.70 OTD (with tax), lifetime oil change and loaner car service.

    Hope this is a good deal.
  • You do not have to go through the dealer's finance deal, as required by law (at least in California.)
    However, you can push the dealer to match the deals at other banks if you have good enough credit, I guess.
    In a way, I think a fully loaded SE @ $30,500 is not bad, but I know I could have pushed for more! :)
  • Before I purchased my recent 2008 Quest SE (see above post), I sent three other Request For Quote to three other dealers, 1 is Universal Studio Nissan (Studio City), 1 is in Thousand Oak City, and another one in El Monte (near downtown.) Two responded with two offers: Studio dealer offers a SE (no Navig. and no DVD) with a total discount (including $3,500 rebate from Nissan) of $8795 (MRSP $36,595); the Thousand Oak offers a SE with a total discount of $7684 from the MSRP of $38720 (with Dual DVD). So based on the offers from the other two dealers, I thought the discount I got ($10,200) from the dealer (Keyes Nissan in Woodland Hills) I purchased the van from was relatively not bad at all. But I just want to echo the opinion from another poster, that Southern California (or maybe the whole state of California) consumers do not get the $12,000 or more discounts like those from Kentucky or midwest states.
  • I would like to correct something: the MSRP of my recent purchased Quest was not $40,650 as I stated earlier. I think I listed the price included the "Destination & Handling" charge (or Delivery Charge) but in fact the price did not include this charge. Anyway, here is the MSRP for what I got:

    SE Base MSRP† $35,340
    1. Exterior Color Nordic White Pearl
    2. Interior Color Grey
    1Packages and Options
    Splash Guards $160
    Fold-Away Seat Package $750
    Navigation Package $1,600
    3.5 SE Panasonic® DVD Entertainment System $2,150
    Floor Mats, Carpeted $165
    Roof Rail Crossbars $240

    Subtotal $40,465
    Destination and Handling $780

    Total Configured MSRP† $41,185

    So, my discount is $10,685. My question is that when we say a vehicle listed MSRP at a certain price, should it include delivery charge?
  • I just closed a deal on a 2008 Quest SE with Panasonic DVD package. The MSRP was $39,345. My price was $28,495 plus local sales taxes OTD. I was shocked that the dealer did not even try to sell me any LoJack or Auto Start or extended warranty. I would not have bought them anyway. I have bought many cars and this was the most hassle free quickest experience ever. I live in Rhode Island. They even agreed to my request for oil changes and loaner car when service (Other than oil change) is needed.
  • We just bought a Quest SE with DVD last week. MSRP was 39,345 and we bought it for 26151 plus TTL (27.5k OTD) and $349 processing fee. They did not sell us anything on top of that so it was pretty quick. We were in and out in an hour. Want one with Navigation but they don't have any in stock. First oil change is free. Would like to get a SL with DVD and Nav but there is no stock.
  • We had no processing fees
  • Where do you buy your Quest from? Can anyone explain why Midwest and Eastern states seem to have deeper discounts than Californians?
  • Three words: Local Market Conditions
  • Sterling Nissan in NoVa. Guess less demand for Quest in Eastern states (people want AWD cars). Not sure about Midwest...
  • dtownfbdtownfb Posts: 2,915
    Actually the minivan market is pretty soft. In the east (at least in the northeast), the Odyssey, Sienna and Chrysler twins are the kings. Folks are opting for small SUVs and crossover vehicles instead of minivans.
  • yes you are rite I live in the North east see that everyday thanks for reading Marco
  • HI Guys, I sell cars at a NIssan Dealer for the last 5 years. And this was the first time I saw Nissan give the Dealer $5000.00 for the Months of July and August for every Trucks, SUV( no MUrano and Rogue), and Quest they sell and hit their goals. The problem is that the program end it on 9/2/08. You can still get $3500 rebate and negotiate under invoice. Specially for SUV and Trucks and Quest. So you can get total discount from 7-8k maybe more, but the $5000.00 are gone and thats why you saw discount around $12,000.00. Good luck on your next purchase.
  • I'm thinking Nissan is going to have a rough September. They had great deals in August, but now any dealer that still has Quests is going to be holding them for a while.
  • Hey Pudge, I agree with you, but Nissan has a big problem. Honda and Toyota still make a better product, but Nissan is more expensive....The 5000 price tag off of Quest in addition to 3500 actually made me willing to forgo having a Honda or Toyota. Unfortunately, I did not find out about the 500 volume discount until dealers had quite limited supply, which things I did not want.

    If NIssan wants to sell its vans, it is really going to have to attack the price. It is a nice vehicle, it just needs appropriate pricing.
  • Dandy,
    I agree with your whole post. Nissan lacks the rep of Toyota and Honda, but they match or exceed their price. What was the 500 volume discount you were referring to?

    We have dealers here still with 2007s. And I don't see when they are going to clear out the 2008s with the economic progressions. It is going to be a brutal sales month for Nissan (at least the minivans).
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