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You are in the Nissan Quest
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Nissan Quest, Van
Jul 01, 2005 (10:19 am)
I'm curious if the Quest is attracting a younger crowd "super youth - children of the 70's" that are looking for something outside of the Minivan mold - grew up with the first generation m vans remember. To be honest the 2006 Retro VW micro bus was going to be our first choice but VW decided to go Phaeton $70,000.
Nissan if your reading the post.... (Monitor - this mite be a good topic under Quest in general- "Quest request")
1. Look at some of the things Scion is doing - how can you personalize "your" Quest
2. How about adding a high abrasion guide 6-8" up the lower wall of the Quest to protect against wall scars from sliding 4x8 sheets of plywood/dry wall in to the back.
3. MP3-ability back to the "super youth"
4. One larger DVD screen - at least the size of a lap top- that keeps the movies ratio
5. replace-ability of high wear area i.e. arm rest and seat covers
6 Darker upper dash to reduce reflection- euro-like
7. plug and go up grading ie. Nav system, fog lights, Leather
anyone else got suggestion?
I'm an Industrial designer for a living so I'm always look for ways to improve a product especially one that I see having real potential.
#1714 of 2475 "Quest Request"..addition
Jul 01, 2005 (10:30 am)
I had another idea...
8. Think "Puma" Mini Van
Jul 01, 2005 (11:24 am)
I was actually waiting for the VW minivan…since 2002. I got tired of waiting, and the need increased, so I pulled the trigger on the Quest SE (very happy with it). I would have even bought the Touareg if they brought the longer 7 passenger version (their loss).
Those suggestions are ok (though I prefer the two LCD screens).
I’d like an AC outlet beside the DVD player (with additional inputs) so I could hook whatever I want up to the LCD screens…and maybe a hard drive so I can select from a list of movies to watch (a la DVR) so I don’t disks flying all over the place. While I’m at it…how about a way to get the DVD menu to appear on the radio display. This way you can see what is on the screen without violating some law (or fear of litigation) about playing movies up front. The media buttons should also be integrated into the dash (since more are opting for this feature anyway); it’s annoying having to reach down to the passenger seat (and distracting)
I’d like the rear manual sky-roof shades to be automatic.
Other things like 2nd row roll down windows and rear folding seat, back up camera would be ok, but would not persuade my purchasing decision.
ohh..and a supercharge version...with 20" wheels
#1716 of 2475 Re: Rear mirrow flip down retrofit on SL [shg]
Jul 01, 2005 (11:29 am)
One thing this van does not have that would be very useful it the rear view mirrors that flip down in reverse. This feature is available on the SE model but not the SL. Has anyone tried to retrofit this feature into the SL?
Frankly, if I'm backing up and need to see that area, I just adjust the mirror down.
I also put a Fresnel lense in the back window to expand the field of view.
#1717 of 2475 Re: Rear mirrow flip down retrofit on SL [garandman]
Jul 01, 2005 (3:34 pm)
Certainly a person could perform this function manually by adjusting the mirror down, putting the gear in reverse, backing up, then adjusting the mirror back to its original position. Or, if you have the auto adjust function, you put the car in reverse, the mirrors adjust themselves, you back up, put the car in D or P, and the mirrors go back to normal. This sounds much easier to me... Its not likely most people will take the time to adjust the mirrors manually.....
Jul 02, 2005 (6:40 am)
Not trying to argue with you.
Just suggesting the Fresnel lense, at $10 at most RV shops, is more useful since it allows you to see down to the ground within a couple feet of the rear bumper directly behind the vehicle.
#1719 of 2475 Re: Installing Roof Racks on a 2004 Quest 'S'
Jul 04, 2005 (1:41 pm)
After many months of trying to find a rack that won't void my corrosion warranty, I found out how to install a Thule Rack on the 2004 Quest. I used my '400' risers and cross bars from my '92 pathfinder. In addition, I purchased Fit Kit #2106 from local Thule distributor. This fit kit is meant for a 2004 Honda Accord. The roof angles and rain gutter are virtually identical. My first attempt was to use a fit kit from a '94 Audi and '91 Honda Civic - but some alterations had to be done. The front bar sits about 20mm in front of the main door pillars. The rear bar sits about 35mm behind the sliding doors. The fit kit brackets fit between the window and the body on the rear and in the door jam on the front. Because of the limited surface area, instead of putting the Thule Locking Kit on the rear, I used a bolt to hold the bracket to the riser. There was lots of wind noise, so I installed the Thule Wind Deflector. There is one other problem though - the front and rear bars are too far apart for my Yakima Bike Racks (Viper). So I mad some extension bars to join the Viper Rack to the rear bars. I just went on holidays with a 6m kayak and a Yakima Rocket Box. There were no problems - Total cost was $125Cdn, but I already had the risers and the bars.
Jul 05, 2005 (12:27 pm)
The other day I got impatient and mad after missing an exit and revved the engine close to redline. The van had about 500 miles on it. That was not a big deal to the new engine, was it ? I also attempted several hard brakings to "break-in" the brake pads, only to read afterwards in the manual that you're not supposed to make any hard stops during the 1st 1200 miles. Someone please tell me I didn't kill the long term reliability of our van On another note, we got 20 mpg for the 2nd tank, primarily highway driving. The computer slowly climbed from ~19.2 to 20.0 mpg in the last few days.
#1721 of 2475 2005 S - Hot air from foot vent
Jul 05, 2005 (6:47 pm)
I have 2005 S; Today I notice that there was little amount of flow of very hot heat was coming out from foot vent. I have turn on the fan, turn off the AC, and set fan at only at body (Not at foot), and from upper vent you get a good cool breeze (Of course, if its cool air from outside) but some how it was still blowing very hot air from foot vent even though it was not set up for foot at all.
Does any one notice this problem with 2005 Quest, I know they had this type of problem with 2004.
#1722 of 2475 Re: break-in [tamu2002]
Jul 05, 2005 (7:09 pm)
I'm not a mechanic... but from the research I have done, I would say don't worry, you haven't done any damage. The break in period for sophisticated new engines is really unnecessary, and you certainly didn't kill it by giving it just one good jump. This is the engine from the 350Z and G35, for cryin' out loud! It likes to work out every now and then! Same thing for the brakes. They would have worked better during those hard stops if they had been broken in a little, but you haven't hurt anything.
Welcome to the club! Keep us posted as you rack up the miles!