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Nissan Quest, Van
Apr 08, 2003 (5:25 pm)
In response to rboyd4, I have not had any problems with my 1999 Nissan Quest SE. Infact, it has been extremely dependable. I can tell you that I've never had to worry when my family & I were returning home late at night from a trip or had to make a sudden 500 mile trip. I've only had to do regular maintenance and change the brake pads & tires. By the way, it has done 107,000 miles and still runs smooth, handles well and looks like new. I changed the tires only at around 70,000 with the old ones still having some treadwear on them. I changed the brake pads around the same time. I find this cool, specially when I had to change brake pads on my Accord coupe at 32,000 miles. With regard to the space inside, I've found the cargo area adequate with 2 kids and their stuff. It is not everyday that we need a whole lot of space. Anyway, hope this helps in your decision.
#145 of 2475 Rear Windows??
Apr 09, 2003 (6:42 pm)
Does anyone know if any of the rear windows tilt out like the current Nissan Quest? I looked hard in all the pictures (there are some good ones at www.hiddencar.com), but I can't see the typical mount that is visible externally on most vans that have the tilt-out feature.
Apr 16, 2003 (5:09 am)
I have a stupid question - I have been unable to find what colors the new Quest will be available in. The red interior is definitely not my cup of tea and I would not buy the vehicle if that's my only choice.
I've have had a Nissan (Datsun) since the late 70's and they have always been in blue. I drive too much in my vehicles to not have my favorite color plus I am very superstitious (on that issue only). The only time I've had a Datsun and it wasn't blue - it was a lemon.
I'd like to stay with Nissan (altho I despise the salesmen at the dealership near me) but I also like the Sienna & Ody too. In addition to color, I have to deal with storage capability. My 95 Quest is a royal ( and I mean royal) pain to get the back seats up and slid forward. I no longer use the two captains chairs because of constantly moving the bench seats, but with 2 kids, it's a necessity.
Are the rear seats easy to fold - has anyone been able to try that yet?
Thanks for the info.
#148 of 2475 May 27 plant opening!
Apr 17, 2003 (10:15 am)
If Nissan is opening the production of the plant on May 27, when will the Quest start rolling off the assembly lines ? Most websites are touting a Summer 2003 release of the Quest.
And all new employees at the plant .. Let's hope the vehicle quality does not suffer due to learning curves !
#149 of 2475 Canton already up and running in a limited form
Apr 17, 2003 (10:36 am)
The Canton plant is actually already building pre-production models with a very low number of employees. They have been doing this for a few months already. I live in the MS and have several contacts within the Jackson area who have told me so.
#150 of 2475 rboyd4
Apr 17, 2003 (12:04 pm)
Wow, you are looking for the "perfect" van at the "perfect" price. I have two children and a dog and we travel quite a bit. We just purchased an '03 Mazda MPV. In all of my research which was quite extensive, the MPV offered my family what we needed with room to spare at $100 under dealer invoice. It's also loaded, i.e. moonroof, roof rack, traction control, tumble under third row seat, 6 cd changer, auto sliding doors, roll down windows in the back as opposed to the traditional wing style. It also has a 4 season package which enables us to tow up to 3,000 lbs. It has a 3.0 liter duratech engine with a 5 speed tranny. It produces 200 HP. The MPV has a 5 star rating and a much better the average reliability record. It's just not as large as the other vans which in my case was desirable. I can't stand the feeling of large vans. The MPV handles like a dream with out that swishy back end feeling.
Have you looked at the Kia Sedona? I too looked at the Sienna and found it way over my budget. The Odyssey is way too expensive and way over rated. I traded in a '95 Mercury Villager (same as the Quest) and it was an awesome van. 103,000 miles and was still going strong. I never had any problems with it just regular maintenance. The thing with the Quest/Villager twins is that they aren't rated well in safety or reliability. Neither are the GMC group.
I think you have to look for the best van for "Your" family. Everyone has different opinions and experiences. I for one can't stand Honda but others like them. The current Toyota Sienna is not as convenient as the '04 and again the '04 is expensive. Kia is too new and really gets bad gas mileage and only has an average reliability record but you can get a fully loaded Sedona for $24,000 and it comes with a 5 star rating. I'm a real pain when it comes to crash tests and others feel that they aren't worth reading. I like the MPV and someone else may come along and really hate it. I think it's worth your while to wait until the '04 Quest comes out. Who knows it may be the van for you.
Hey, Good Luck!
Apr 17, 2003 (8:15 pm)
This article says the Quest is on display at the NY Auto Show and will go into production "next month."
Latest designs 'stand out' from pack (Jackson Clarion-Ledger)
#153 of 2475 Play mp3
Apr 21, 2003 (5:36 pm)
I've been looking around for more info about the DVD/CD player but can't find it anywhere. Does anyone know if the Quest can play CDs with mp3? Thanks