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#1399 of 2475 1993-1998 Quest VS 2004 Quest!
Oct 28, 2004 (10:16 pm)
Although the size has increase so much, a few neat features did not carry over to the 2004+ model!
- flip-open tailgate window
- 2nd row flip-out quarter windows
that's outdated but that is the minimal, ody, sienna, mpv offer scroll-down 2nd row
I would say that nissan should work on this:
1. shiftable "Center Console" that can be shiftable from the center to "regular" position
2. Scroll-down 2nd row window, or even 3rd!
3. 60/40 spilt on 3rd row
4. the "8th" seat (like Astro, Sienna, Ody EX)
5. flip-open tailgate window
6. telescope steering + laser curising!
7. USE THE MAXIMA or G35 engine to be the top in class HP!
8. Increas the fuel-tank capacity to least 22+ gal
THat will be the best of the best!
#1400 of 2475 04 Quest vs. 05 Odyssey
Oct 31, 2004 (6:56 pm)
Just found a great deal on an 04 Quest SE with 6K miles. This is a silver ext with the red and black interior with navi, dual DVD monitors and all the bells and whistles. I still think the 05 Odyssey EXL w/RES-NAVI is a better car but the price difference is my driving factor here, additionally, the Quest's styling while not mainstream is intriguing. And with the two-tone interior of this model this seems to be a rare model which would not be a run of the mill vehicle. Beleive the price will be $27K which is about $10K off a new model and might be $5K cheaper than a new 04 left on a dealer's lot. I've read several informative reviews on these forums and wondered if there are any owners out there with this model Quest w/the options mentioned and if they would recommend it over the 05 Odyssey. Biggest deficit I know of is the better seats, roll-down side windows, and split bench. Actually this is a lot to pass on just to save a couple of bucks. anyway, any and all comments are welcome. I need to make this decision soon and I'm tired of looking.
#1401 of 2475 Re: 1993-1998 Quest VS 2004 Quest! [carzzz]
Nov 01, 2004 (9:50 am)
The 2004 Quest does have the 'power' out rear quarter windows. Also it does share the same V6 engine used in the Maxima, G35, 300Z, Altima, all of which are tuned differently.
We would like to see the 60/40 split, but, the others, for us, are trivial. Besides, our kids don't like the wind blowing in their face.
#1402 of 2475 Re: 04 Quest vs. 05 Odyssey [majordad]
Nov 01, 2004 (9:55 am)
We have a 2004 Quest SE, Autumn Red, without Nav and only one DVD screen. We love it. We got ours as a 'demo' with 2200 miles, for $29999 in July 2004. So, I think you have a good deal there. Its quite a stylish vehicle, and with that color combination, would be eye catching. Remember, be sure to get one with VIN# higher than 46000, so that all mid year fixes are done. Also, remember the 05 Odyssey is 'all new' so, you are going to have problems, like all brand new vehicles do. So, keep that in mind. Our VIN# is 48000 (something). We love our van and strongly recommend it. Would only like to see 60/40 split rear seat, since we have 3 kids.
#1403 of 2475 Re: 04 Quest vs. 05 Odyssey [majordad]
Nov 01, 2004 (10:29 am)
I have a Silver SE with nav/dual DVD. We really love this car. I would not have wanted another minivan. The room in the interior is incredible. You can really feel the space with the skyview roof (which the Ody does not offer.) I really dont think that the Ody seats are more comfortable than the Quest. I actually believe that the Quest captain chairs are wider than the Ody. Definitely have more storage in the front and then also in the overhead compartment of the back. Dont forget the storage in the sliding doors and back where the third row seat is. I think about the only features that the Quest lacks to compete with the new Ody is the split rear seat, which for me is not important. I mean, how often do you really think you will use that to justify the price difference? Also the roll-down middle windows, also not a feature I would care to have since I never allow my kids to roll down the windows for safety. All in all, the Quest SE has been a wonderful van for us and been problem free so far. I love the computerized display of oil life, tire rotation, and tire pressure. Also like having two trip readings just in case I want to use such a feature and like how compact everything is on the center console. I recommend this van to anyone who wants a van with some pizzaz and not a run of the mill weannie wagon. If you notice all the vans on the road are beginning to look alike with the Quest as the exception. Dare to be different.
#1404 of 2475 Re: 04 Quest vs. 05 Odyssey [majordad]
Nov 01, 2004 (11:29 am)
Any idea what the vehicle has been doing for its first 6,000 miles?
#1405 of 2475 Re: 04 Quest vs. 05 Odyssey [majordad]
Nov 01, 2004 (11:51 am)
I agree with the above comments. My SE is an earlier one that had the recalls for doors, rattles. But it has had only one major issue, rear hatch leak. Everything else was an inconvienance, but tolerable.
For us, the styling was a big plus over the common boxes. Also, the fold down middle seats and sky roof were more important than the middle windows and 60/40 rear. And as said above, any new vehicle has a strong potential for 1st year issues.
So for us, the stand-out styling, space and sportiness more than made up for the issues we had to deal with. I recommend it.
#1406 of 2475 Re: 04 Quest vs. 05 Odyssey [lumbar]
Nov 01, 2004 (12:57 pm)
I'd like to thank everyone for the comments. Guess I just need to decide if this vehicle will suit my needs.
I don't have a clue what happened during the first 6600 miles. Documentation states it was not a salvage vehicle, so hopefully it was just an owner who wasnt happy. I do need to check the VIN, this may explain why it was traded so soon.
#1407 of 2475 Re: 04 Quest vs. 05 Odyssey [majordad]
Nov 01, 2004 (1:12 pm)
Relooked the VIN it shows 4N314272. I may be missing something here, but I don't believe 300K+ vehicles were produced for 04. So what am I misreading on this number? Previous comments indicated anything over 46K should be good.
#1408 of 2475 Re: 04 Quest vs. 05 Odyssey [majordad]
Nov 01, 2004 (1:20 pm)
I believe that means you have van # 14272, so it was an early run. Look at the body panel (driver side) to see when it was built, probably late '03. You should ask why the van is for sale. If it from a dealer ask them to give you the previous owners name / number. Most states require them to provide this.
If the previous owner was so unhappy why do you think you will be happy? Nobody sells a car for a loss to be a nice guy.
I love my Quest, but I like my money well spent as well.