Last post on Nov 04, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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Nissan Quest, Van
#1730 of 2475 Re: Whats custom in your 2004-2005 Quest? [shg]
Jul 13, 2005 (9:25 am)
Yes I have a link for the trailer hitch. The site has a price and instructions on PDF format. It was not to hard. Just read the step by step.
I would say it took me about an hour to install.
You would need :
1) 3 ton jack
2) torque wrench
3) Second man to help lift the hitch.
as for wiring harness I am not using one but I know nissan has an OEM part that cost about 300 bucks! You can try searching for an aftermarket harness.
#1731 of 2475 2005 Quest S 3.5 Seatcovers
Jul 14, 2005 (4:31 pm)
I have been watching this board for some time and today purchased a 2005 Quest S model . The clincher was a email from my local Quest dealer notifying me that they would also offer employee pricing in addition to the $2000 rebate. I got a silver 2005 with DVD, seat package, cargo cover, splash guards, and microfilter for $22000 even. Can,t beat the current deals! My question is: Has anyone found inexpensive slip on seatcovers to protect the tan seats that my grandchilderen will have soiled in no time. Thanks
Jul 15, 2005 (8:33 am)
I have light grey for 18 months (23,000 miles) with two little children. The seats hold up fine. Just buy a canof scotchgaurd, save money on buying covers
#1733 of 2475 Re: 2005 Quest S 3.5 Seatcovers [austar]
Jul 15, 2005 (10:49 am)
That IS a fantastic price. We paid $21750 for ours, also a S model but without the DVD. I found the cargo organizer heavy and not very useful, the cargo cover completely useless. Would rather trade these for a lower price. The DVD is worth having though
#1735 of 2475 SUNROOF "NOISE"
Jul 16, 2005 (4:28 pm)
anyone else with a 2004 quest have trouble with the sunroof? Opening & closing it lets out a loud bang. Also rattles when open. The dealer say's it's not a problem. But when the salesman opened and closed the showroom sunroof, it made no noise. Also when it's hot the radio & cd player will light up but not play. If I shut off the power a minute or 2 it will be fine. Thanks!
#1736 of 2475 RE: Sunfoor noise(wrl)
Jul 16, 2005 (8:43 pm)
The radio/cd problem you are experiencing is a problem with the 04's that Nissan is aware of. The radio manufacture, Clarion I believe, had to design another radio. Your dealer should be able to replace your radio, under warranty. I had mine replaced 4 months ago and have experienced no problem since.
#1737 of 2475 Re: mats [cgriswold]
Jul 17, 2005 (3:02 pm)
You might want to do what I did. Go to Walmart. They sell a cargo mat for vans and SUVs. It is in the automative dept. The mat is just the right width (47 inches) but is only 32 inches deep. With the rear seat stowed you have 5 feet of cargo space. I just bought two of them and they work fine. They were $11.00 each.
Jul 18, 2005 (7:30 am)
I just wanted to make this comment. I've been spending a fair amount of time checking out the Quest for possible future purchase and just visited the dealer over the weekend. I cannot figure out at all why this vehicle has not sold better. Yes, Odyssey/Sienna are nice and will realistically always be big sellers given buying tastes, with the DC vans also selling well. But considering that the Quest is a superior product on several counts (and lags on some others to be fair), I'm surprised the numbers aren't quite a bit better.
I agree that some of the interior features are "quirky" in a world where blandness is usually the route to mass market appeal, but that quirkiness is actually different and, in any event, is counterbalanced by some very clear advantages (e.g.,usable space, engine, seat comfort,sky-view, cost, fold-down second row) in some pretty important areas. I would also think, by now, Quest would be recovering from the public perception issues from quality control problems in the early 04's. About the only reservation I would have is resale value, and, let's face it, no vehicle is exactly a great investment.
Jul 18, 2005 (9:19 am)
We've had our Quest for a month now. It has 1300 miles, averaging 20 mpg. Interestingly the gas mileage doesn't seem to care if it's highway and local driving. It stays pretty constant at 20 mpg.
The 2nd row seats fold almost completely flat and we have used the van a couple of times to transport big box furniture. It works beautifully. From day one the van seemed to have some monor rattles behind the driver's seat, it's robably the sliding doors and some loose trim. It's not a big deal. It bothers me more than my wife who's the primary driver. The center pod is real easy to get used to, even for me. And I only drive it on weekends.
Overall we're still happy with our Quest.