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#2111 of 2475 Re: 2007 Quest ?? [samnoe]
Aug 16, 2006 (2:54 pm)
Hello Samnoe.. I actually purchased this vehicle a few days ago. To give everyone an idea of what I think, here is a c/paste of a review I posted the other day on a different site. Enjoy.
If there are any comments or questions, feel free to ask (that applies to everyone **wink**):
Does It Do Justice .. 2007 Quest 3.5s
Ride, fit and finish, interior space, ease of rear bench stowing, car like drive, comfort, decent gas mileage for it's class, largest interior volume in it's class, wide opening sliding doors (widest in this class), 3.5L engine
Blindspot, foot peddles too close, rear bench uncomfortable, rear bench does not have 60/40 split, 2nd row seats fold flat but don't stow
Right off the bat, let me say this: I'm very glad I got the 07 over the 06!!!
So far, I'm very impressed.
If you recall, the 04 to 06 models were dogged by mechanical issues (specifically the 04 brakes). Also, they were "dissed" for it's hideous "innards". If you ask owners, I'm sure Some would also talk about power sliding door issues, rear power hatch etc..
Another problem with Nissan has been the Fit And Finnish. Tons of consumers disliked the cheapnessISH feeling of the interior (whether it be the previous Q or something else)... from simple things like the knobs - to you name it. Rattles were always an issue too.
Personally, if there was even a "whooooooosh" sound, whether inside or out, I'd notice it! All this could make a potential buyer somewhat apprehensive (am I right?)!
So. now that I have the 07, let me say this:
NISSAN FINALLY GOT IT RIGHT!
This is one impressive van.
It's great to see that Nissan's kept the "wonderful" aspects of the previous model and totally inialated the negative qualities. This achievement could be a turning point for Nissan.
Lets hope (fingers crossed) that the 2007 Quest makes a mark with dubious consumers.
Now Nissan needs to promote it with the ingenuity it deserves. I for one, will be doing my best ... !
Justice has finally been served!
The details below shows the scores given to each element, by the reviewer, for this model (out of 5 Stars).
Exterior Finish: 5
Interior Finish 4
Commodities and Equipment: 3
Instrumentation and Controls: 5
General Ergonomics: 5
Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning: 5
Audio System: 4
Space and Access (96%)
Front Room and Access: 5
Rear Room and Access: 5
Trunk Size and Access: 5
Storage Capacity: 5
Access to the mechanical components: 4
Driving Position: 5
Sound Level: 4
Road Handling (86%)
Road Handling: 4
Engine and Transmission (96%)
Overall Performance: 5
Kick Down: 5
Shifter Knob: 5
Changing Gears: 5
Air Bags: 4
Traction Control / Stability Control: 4
Vehicle Over-All Score: 90%
#2112 of 2475 Re: 2007 Quest ?? [hondakid]
Aug 16, 2006 (7:22 pm)
Did Nissan redesigned brakes for the 2007?
#2113 of 2475 Re: 2007 Quest ?? [sopecreek]
Aug 16, 2006 (8:34 pm)
I don't believe there was any redesign on brakes for 07. However, if you are referring to brake woes the 04's had, those were corrected.
As far as I know, 05/06 brakes have not been an issue.
#2114 of 2475 Re: 2007 Quest ?? [sopecreek]
Aug 20, 2006 (3:44 pm)
Folks, the only issue with the 04 brakes (which I had) was the poor quality of the rotors. I replaced all my rotors with cryogenics, www.frozenrotors.com and all the warping issues dissapeared. Yes, it sucks that I had to replace them on my own for hundreds of $ but they would have to be replaced anyway at some point, I was just one step ahead of the warranty.
#2115 of 2475 Quest 07 SE pros and cons
Aug 21, 2006 (5:24 pm)
Got an 07SE couple days ago, black/gray. So far I like it a lot over my 04SE (and my wife's 04SL). Sometimes there aren't many differences in a model in 3 yrs, but this time they are manhy and significant.
Fit/finish definitely improved, but as much as I like Nissan - they need to give the guy who designed the front storage asthetics a different job. Here's what some might dislike about it as I do:
-The driver-side storage area on top of the dash and the open storage areas at knee level on both driver/passenger sides are gone. I miss that; we were very used to having several things conveniently in reach in those nooks. Worse yet, the few drawers they do have don't hold as much. In their place are: * a small one at driver's left knee good for large sunglasses (oh yeah, overhead sunglasses compartment is gone, too), * two opposing drawers at ankle level middle (opposing as in, only one can be open at a time), and * the center box. This box is nicely large. It has a removable CD storage box within it, which lets you take advantage of still more room otherwise completely hidden beneath the inner box. However, that space is forward, up under the center console. In otherwords, if you fill this box it will be like a huge purse you're forever digging through to find something.
-A stow-away center section. For us and our 3 little ones, it was incredibly convenient (especially in bad weather or during kid-emergencies) and rather easy to swing your legs around into the rear area from the front seat. This was a rarity among minivans. The new console makes it a precarious climb-over for nimble parents and probably near-impossible for the not-so-agile.
- Another nitpick is they swapped the position of the cruisecontrol OFF button with the COAST button. I keep turning it off instead of coasting lol.
If those are the worst problems I have, I can live with it! KUDOs go to them for these feature improvements:
- The integrated voiceresponse cellphone system. So far it's worked terrific and I only had to read the manual once. Well twice counting that if you're not a techie wiz, you might have to go online like I did to get specific instructions for pairing your cell phone to the van. Those instructions were well put together.
- Having a stereo system input jack right in the middle front (on CD player face). Now we can forget about burning CDs and just plug in our MP3 players. This has worked well, too. Too bad most automakers are so behind in technology like this.
- Getting the DVD player off the floor and in an accessible location. This is part of why all our favorite storage areas were changed, I realize, but hey I want cake and to eat it too!
- The computer screen has been helpful by being easy to see & read day or night.
- AC controls are easier to use. Specific flow-choice buttons replaced the single, press it repeatedly button.
- Backup camera seems great so far; the distance grid it super-imposes over the video helps you better understand where your back end is (or where other objects are).
- The driving wheel and turn feels more responsive, or maybe I'm just giddy to be out of my beat-up 04.
-unless i'm just overlooking it, there is no change drawer. there's one about the right size which is not at all easy to use without slots.
- a set of heavy duty mats should be standard in a minivan
- crossbars should be included with a roofrack.
This is pretty early on to review a complex vehicle I got a couple days ago, so feel free to ask questions and I'll help if I can.
#2116 of 2475 Re: 2007 Quest ?? [bperk]
Aug 22, 2006 (8:31 am)
I'm not sure it is the "poor" quality of rotors but the rear rotors are definitley undersized. I think they corrected this for 05/06. The other issue is the van uses electronic brake distribution. IN hard braking all four brakes provide equal braking as opposed to the front brakes doing most of the work.
Aug 30, 2006 (6:07 pm)
Hope this don't sound morbid, but, is interesting. Was surfing Factiva, an online database of news, for Nissan Quest articles for the past 3 months. In all the articles I found in which there was a 2004+ Quest involved, the occupants were not injured.
Just reassuring info for us proud Quest owners....
2004 Quest SE
#2118 of 2475 Re: Safety [famof3kids]
Aug 30, 2006 (11:08 pm)
I think the Quest is the highest rated mini-van (safety wise)…or was in 05 when we bought ours.
Still would prefer not to find out though…which is why we went for the SE with the stability control.
#2119 of 2475 Re: Safety [famof3kids]
Aug 31, 2006 (4:19 am)
Guess I should have been more clear...ha
I should have said:
In all the articles I found in which there was a 2004+ Quest involved in an accident, the occupants were not injured.
Sep 23, 2006 (4:27 pm)
I've decided to change the oil/filter twice a year (Fall and spring) with Mobil 1 full synthetic 5w-30. I use Fram ToughGuard oil filter for better protection. Maybe I'll switch to Fram Extended life next time. We drive about 12K miles a year. Is there anyone out there that's doing a similar routine? How has it worked for you?