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Nissan Quest, Van
Jul 27, 2004 (6:55 pm)
I am considering purchasing a 2004 Nissan Quest. One of my neighbors just bought one and I am concerned about the height of the Lift Gate. When the van is parked in their garage, and they open the lift gate (with the garage door open) the lift gate hits the bottom or back side of the garage door. Obviously this will cause scratches and damage to the Lift Gate. They asked the dealer and were told nothing could be done about this. They did not have this problem with their 2000 Chrysler van and I do not have it with my 2000 Sienna. I can see that I would have the same problem if I bought a 2004 Quest. Is there a possible correction for this? IE; can the struts be adjusted so that the Lift Gate does not raise so high? Or is this something that will be corrected in the 2005 model? Has anyone else experienced this problem?
#1201 of 2475 Re: How to mute the voice guidance on the Nav [nextvan1]
Jul 28, 2004 (12:55 pm)
You should be seing a toggle window in the extreme left corner in Navigation Voice Volume Control menu which is turned on and off with the 'enter' button. Orange means the voice is on where as white means it is off.
#1202 of 2475 Re: Lift Gate [mojo14]
Jul 28, 2004 (5:06 pm)
Try pulling further into the garage. There is no way to change the length of the vehicle!
#1203 of 2475 AC Problems
Jul 28, 2004 (6:32 pm)
My 2004 Quest SE has a problem with the AC. Two times while driving long distances the AC has "frozen" up. The air will still flow on the passenger side and in the rear vents (and is cool from the compressor), but not out of the two driver's vents. I turned the fan to high and moved the air flow pattern to see if it would fix the problem and it still moves no air on the driver's side. After the car is off for a bit (15 min or so)it works fine again. Anyone else with this problem, or is this one of those fluke things that I will take to the dealer and they won't be able to identify it. Both days it happened, it was humid outside.
#1205 of 2475 Copper Quest? - any factory folks remember?
Jul 30, 2004 (7:57 am)
I was told, by two different dealers, that the first few hundred Nissan Quest that came off the assembly line in MS was the Nissan 'Copper' color used on the 350Z and others. I remember that the first Quest I saw at the dealer over a year ago was copper. No, this isn't the Autumn Red, it was copper. Is this true? Anyone know?
#1208 of 2475 RE: Long Term Update
Aug 03, 2004 (8:33 am)
I have to disagree with Karl regarding the car seat installation. If he had a newer car seat that implemented the LATCH restraints, he wouldn't have to use the seatbelt. We have one child in the LATCH car seat, on the passenger side second row captains chair. It was very easy to install and the entire system is contained on the seat. So, you can still tilt the seat, even with a child strapped in, to access the rear seats if needed. As advised in all the NHTSA materials regarding car seats, ensure that the car seat you purchase fits well in your car and that you can fasten it securely. All car seats don't fit all cars. The LATCH system greatly simplifies this task. LATCH seats in the Quest are the two second row captains seats along with the center position of the rear seat for a total of 3.
In regards to driving, I feel that it handles very similar to the Honda. I believe they are both a drivers van and inspire a sporty driver oriented experience. They feel in contact with the road and offer nice feedback, giving the driver confidence. I didn't like the Grand Caravan and the Sienna's handling as they felt as if they weren't in contact with the road and offered little driver feedback.
Aug 03, 2004 (9:00 pm)
I love the Quest. It is an awesome vehicle. I wanted to trade my 01 Grand Caravan for an SUV and I'm glad I didn't. Sure, the sliding doors rattled but I just had them fixed today and it is whisper quiet on the inside. The dash and console are very intuitive. The kids love the Skyview roof. It also has the best V6 in the world under the hood. Everybody is resistant to change. Nissan needs to do a better job at getting the word out and getting people to at least step inside a Quest. I believe it is the best minivan on the market by far. Let's hear from other proud owners.