• How to Research a Used Nissan Quest

    Three generations of the Nissan Quest minivan have been on the market since 1993, and there are a lot of different used Nissan Quest models around. These vans represent Nissan’s offering in the family minivan category. Here are some tips for comparing used Nissan Quest van options.

    • Determine the “generation” – the first generation of Nissan Quest was for market years 1993 to 1998. The second generation lasted only three market years, from 1999 to 2002. The third generation used an Altima/Maxima platform, offered from model year 2004 to the present.
    • Find out engine size – the first generation Quest was driven by a 3.0L engine. The second generation was upgraded to 3.3L, and the current Quest operates on a 3.5L V6 (all three generations have 6 cylinder engines).
    • Check transmission type – the older Nissan Quest models had 4-speed automatic transmissions. The newer models come with either a 4-speed or a 5-speed model.
    • Check blue book value – use the factors of model year, location, condition and features to come up with an accurate Kelley Blue Book value for the Nissan Quest at the Kelley Blue Book website (www.kbb.com). Use the three values (suggested retail, private party or trade-in) to get an accurate assessment of what the model is currently worth on the market. Base you buying price on this estimate.
    • Do a vehicle history check – use VIN checks to see whether the vehicle has ever been wrecked, flooded or otherwise damaged.

    Taking advantage of these tips can help a buyer get a better picture of what a used Nissan Quest minivan should cost, and help facilitate an equitable purchase from a dealer or a private seller.