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- 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.
Quest SE in silver mist
$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.
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.
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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!
If I could find one of those "X below invoice" deals before the rebate, I would be pretty much ready to go.
P.S. I'm really not following you around We're just looking in the same directions.
Now I have to figure whether to go with the $2k rebate and find my own financing or use their 3% and take the $500 rebate.
I am looking at maybe buying a Quest and after the deal I was quoted yesterday I am seriously considering it. Yesterday I spoke to a salesman at Hudiberg Nissan in OKC and told him what I was wanting, for instance, leather heated seats, power front seats and liftgate (actually, power everything), dual power sliding doors, sky view, memory driver seat, single dvd, cd player and some other things. I don't want a new one because once you drive it off the lot you own a used car that is worth a few thousand less. It makes more sense to me to buy slightly used and knock off about 6,000 on the price. Anyway I did not want more than 25,000 miles on it but he told me he can get a 2005 with 28,000 miles SL package with sky view and everything I mentioned for 22,000.00, it sounded reasonable to me, what do you think? I know you have been researching this for a while and I would appreciate your input. I have also been looking at the Siennas but I can't get a deal like this one with the features I want.
I have been researching any changes Nissan may have in store for the panel and I found an article at www.autonews.com claiming that "Nissan Motor Co. plans to change the controversial instrument panel on the Quest minivan." The redesigned panel is scheduled to debut in 2007, this article also states that Nissan is "not happy with the performance of the Quest" as quoted by Patric Pelata, executive vice president for business planning at Nissan. They say that "in addition to complaints of squeaks and rattles, Pelata said many consumers did not like the instrument panel." They say they are "trying to fix a mistake with the design. The quality issues have been fixed."
Does anyone who is currently driving a Quest have a complaint about the instrument panel? Does it's placement bother you when driving? This is the only reason I would decide not to buy one. I will want the redesigned panel when it comes out, it just looks wrong to me the way it is. Maybe leasing one until the redesign comes out and then buying is the way to go for me, I don't know, anyone have a comment? :confuse:
$22K sounds like a very good price for a Quest with pretty much every option. I say go for it if you think it's in good shape. I wish the mileage were lower but 28K miles is not that bad, probably all highway miles anyway. One of the dealerships I worked with had an 05 base model with nothing but the seat package (an Enterprise rental car) with ~15K miles, and they wanted $22K for it. And get this--they offered me ~$20,500 for a NEW 05 base 3.5 :confuse:
Good luck and let us know what you end up getting
Just a few short years ago I distinctly remember saying "I WILL NEVER BUY A MINIVAN". Now that we have four kids my wife and I finally caved and went looking. We loved the new Nissan Quests because of its looks inside and out (including the wacky instrument panel) and because of how powerful it was.
So we bought ours just two weeks ago. Of course I bought mine used so hopefully I don't get dirty looks but we are extremely happy with it. They only complaint that we had was that for whatever reason Nissan chose to put horrible OEM tires on the vehicle. We just bought new tires tonight (alternate size of course) so even that little problem is solved.
Thanks... and no, it doesn't have power doors/hatch or parking sonar... just the standard "S" options. I would have paid extra for those options but I was buying privately and the used inventory from private sellers within 100 miles was exactly two !
So I bought the one with the lowest miles. I figured that if I bought a car with only 13.5K on it there wasn't too much that could have gone wrong.
After getting it home I found all of the guys maintenance receipts in the glovebox it looks like there were about a dozen recall items that he had fixed (all the stuff listed on the problems forum). So in the end I saved some money and some hassle.
We've already taken it on a 2000 mile road trip and it did great. I just set the cruise and sailed down the freeway.
Automotive News had a picture a few weeks ago of a new seating system, that just happened to be in a Quest. Was a totally flat floor without removing seats. I suspect Nissan will not change the exterior, but, will 'standardize' the dash layout as they believe that's why sales haven't hit their goal.
2004 Quest SE
I just bought a Jade Quest SE from Advantage Nissan in Bremerton at $3000 below invoice. Pretty much a stock SE with sat radio and tow pkg. We wanted the jade. Dealership very easy to work with, the MOST pleasant vehicle purchase I have done. Current rebates are $2500 for the SL and SE. Paid 32K out the door, bought the NW protection package which added about $700.00 to the cost.
Then I did some more research on the Quest since we love our Maxima. Originally the quality issues scared me off, but when I dug into the details it seemed the new plant opening caused some problems that had since been resolved. Then we drove the Quest and for $4k more got the LS with just a cabin filter, seat package, floor mats, mudflaps and a cargo cover for $23k after rebate. We are really excited about this purchase, I can't believe how well it drove and handled. The reviews I had read were inaccurate in many respects. At this point I think Nissan has hit a home run. If anyone has any tips on accessories or warranty issues, etc please let us know...
Quest S - all the standard S options +
DVD Entertainment System
$22,900 (after cash to dealer rebate and dealer discount) + ttl
My only regret is that it doesn't have Aluminum Wheels..it has steel with covers
Where do you buy the car? sounds a very good deal.
As for the DVD...it is a MUST. I have four little ones, ages 7, 5, and twins 3. Anything longer than 45 minutes in the van...the DVD is a life saver...theirs...not mine
And the room in this thing...for the love of gawd...I am 6-5 and 275lbs...not a small dude. I have PLENTY of room to spare in any seat I choose to sit in. Once the Playstation goes in...I'll call a midrow captains chair!!!
We are coming from a '97 Grand Caravan...the transmission fell apart...literally fell apart, at 108,000.
We'll see how the next few years fair with this Quest...but 500 miles and I love it so far.
This is a great site with great people...thanks for the comparision prices.
Dealer gave me follwoing two options ... Don't feel you have to hold back...be honest...did I get a "good" deal? / made a good decision??
Quest S - all the standard S options +
DVD Entertainment System
$23, 500 (after all rebates and discounts)
Second option : 3.5 SL with all avove options except DVD - $22,900
I'm leaning toward 3.5 SL with a fact that i can instal dvd later . .. Is the right decison and right price??Please share ur Thoughts and advise me which one would have been right decison and the price???