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#57 of 2519 Paint problems
Jul 21, 1999 (1:00 am)
I purchased a 1999 Nisan Quest SE. I left the lot at night and the next morning I noticed that there were runs in the paint (Black over Silver two tone). I took it to the dealer and they waxed it showing that there were runs in the entire body of the vehicle, most likely from the factory under the clearcoat. I am now in a fight with both the dealership and Nissan Corporation to try to get a new car. Who should have their brand new car taken apart and repainted for a week to week and a half at a body shop, thus giving paint and molding which is not as nice as factory paint? Any suggestions?
Jul 23, 1999 (9:19 pm)
I have a nissan quest 1999 se.It has 8000 miles, I am very happy with my purchase. However, sometimes I notice that when I drive trough a hole or a rough road a weird sound like something is loose can be herd in the rear. I thouht it was the spare tire loose but it is really tight. I do not have the rear shelf in my van and the rear cargo area is empty. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
#59 of 2519 noise
Jul 24, 1999 (3:13 am)
Check for roof rack and make sure it is tight and not loose ,I had the same problem and it was the dial on the adjustment piece that was causing a sound when you hit highway speeds.
#60 of 2519 senh
Jul 24, 1999 (3:40 pm)
My 94 Quest w/ 71K miles now needs to replace a re-build transmission w/ the cost over $3300. It seems not right for the reputation of this brand. It makes me to re-think to buy this kind van again. I did regular maintenance at 30K and 60K. When I did my 60K fuild change, the shop told me the used fluid is very dirty like having mud in there. It happened in last Dec. Now, it beyonds 70K and over 60K's warranted period. I need to pay that myself. I checked other shops and they quote me from $1800 to $2800. My question is what is the reasonable price to replace this. Is the dealer price over value ? How can I get some money back from Nissan ? thanks !!
#61 of 2519 Transmission woes
Jul 25, 1999 (6:12 pm)
You probably can't get money from Nissan, although it's always worth trying. First try through your dealership, then through Nissan directly (call their 800-number). Your vehicle is out of warranty both in miles and age, so you're probably out of luck.
I've said it before and I'll say it again - your transmission failed a bit early but some will, while others won't. It's unfortunate and shows the value of an extended warranty, which is pretty cheap for the Quest compared to other minivans.
The transmissions are probably the worst, except for all the other vans out there. Go talk to the Windstar owners who had to do rebuilds at 50,000 miles due to a failed forward clutch piston (I know, I was one of those). Then go talk to the Chrysler van owners. Their 4-speed has been troublesome since the 1980's, when they started putting it in the cars.
The Nissans hold up better than most minivans, but nothing is perfect. Some people will have failures. Yours is only the second I've read of in here, the first posted a short time ago, at 86k miles.
Oh, and I would have a reputable company other than Nissan do the rebuild. It will probably get done faster, have a longer warranty, and cost a lot less. Dealers are not known for being cheap.
Jul 26, 1999 (7:54 pm)
After three Chrysler vans, I have had it. My son is a mechanic and from the amount of repairs that he does he is telling me to look at the Quest or Windstar. He says both have improved.
#63 of 2519 rear audio controls
Jul 27, 1999 (6:26 pm)
We have the same problem with the rear audio controls. It simply does not work the way the manual says it should.
We discovered that we couldn't split the audio while we were driving cross country and meant to get with the dealer to find out what the problem is. Of course we haven't yet. If anyone has any info on this please pass it along.
I'd like to know if there would be a way to get anything back from Nissan if the system doesn't work. It clearly states in the brochures that you can play one type of audio up front and another through headsets in the rear. That was the only reason we wanted it.
It would be nice not to listen to Barney during 12 hour roadtrips. . . .
#64 of 2519 Rear audio package vs. premium audio upgrade.
Jul 27, 1999 (7:33 pm)
In case people don't know, you need to have the premium cd/radio to get dual playback capacity.
The basic rear audio package only gives the rear passengers the ability to turn the radio/tape/cd off/on. It also allows rear passengers to turn the speakers off and listen with the headphones. However, you won't get the dual playback feature.
If you paid for the premium audio upgrade and your dual playback is not working, the dealer should fix the problem.
I've noticed a number of people don't realize that the dual playback feature is only available with the premium audio upgrade. (optional on the se/gxe) As a matter a fact, when I first bought my Quest even the sales person was misinformed. He told me that my van's rear audio had dual playback when it didn't.
#65 of 2519 Best Price for Nissan SE
Jul 28, 1999 (7:29 am)
Fell in love with the Nissan SE...but find it is quite expensive for my budget. Must have quad seats and rear air, but am flexible on the rest. Anyway, what is the best price on the Nissan SE? Can I get a GXE with quad seats and rear air? If so, best price?
Jul 28, 1999 (5:08 pm)
You can get the GXE with rear air for as low as $20,000 if you really bargin. The quad seating is not offered in the GXE.