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Nissan Quest, Electrical, Engine, Van
#1482 of 2128 Re: 2005 Nissan Quest Purchase [dc_driver]
Aug 19, 2005 (9:27 pm)
I don't own one, but I shopped intensely enough (including test drives) that I almost feel that I do. My feeling is that the quality control matters are no longer an issue exept to the extent that any purchase of a new vehicle may present QC issues. There is little doubt in my mind that, feature for feature (including functional space), an 05 Quest is a great deal provided you are (1) not the type of person who is struck speechless by the "pod" and intrument panel; (2) not overly concerned with resale return in a 3-5/6 year time span. The engine/handling is pretty amazing for a minivan IMO, although I had a quibble with the front seats. Also, FWIW, if you are in "D.C." or the metro area, I'd highly recommend contacting the internet people at Herb Gordon Nissan if it's convenient (I have no affiliation there).
#1483 of 2128 Re: Vibration in Floor/Pedals at 2000RPM [toddm1]
Aug 20, 2005 (7:48 am)
Yes we have the same problem just on 1750 RPM. When I was at dealership their
told that fixed something with loose screws... bla bla bla, but after test drive I feel the same "Volvo truck" noise at any speed when engine passing 1700-1800 range
So I went back and was told that another woman today was complaining about the
same that morning. Second I took new car for test drive and feel the same (my is 1000 miles). Dealer put me on paper that there is no solution at this moment. Sad
I have no time to play games..., wife wants Honda Odissey or divorce...Nissan suck*...I feed bad because vibration.
#1484 of 2128 Re: A/C, Brakes, Slippage-Info Provided and Input Requested [value911]
Aug 21, 2005 (3:56 pm)
Just an update on the above issues:
4th set of rotors installed - all 4 discs at 28,000 miles. They still don't know what causes it. I imagine if it holds true to form, these will start warping in another 4,000 - 5,000 miles. (Note: To all those paying for rotors in warranty - raise heck with Nissan. I have not paid for any of these 4 sets and 3 resurfacings.)
They continue to maintain the it cools within specs - which is anything 67 degrees or lower coming out of the vent -not what the temperature in the van is. Therefore, it could be 87 in the car, but as long as the vent is 67, it is within specs. Unbelievable. So, I went and had the front windows and part of the windshield tinted. This helped, but AC still does not blow 'Cold'.
Dealer said the tires are in need of replacing at 28,000 miles. Will look to avoid the Goodyear LS and replace with tires having differing specs due to the single OEM tires noted in previous posts.
On the plus side-van ran well on trip to FLA., engine is great(knock on wood)
#1485 of 2128 Re: 2005 Nissan Quest Purchase [dc_driver]
Aug 21, 2005 (11:44 pm)
I am considering buying a 2005 Nissan Quest S minivan. I know there were tons of initial problems, but it seems as though Nissan has tried to work through the issues. Looking through the 05 Honda Odyssey boards, it appears that vehicle has its own share of quality issues. What is everyone's overall feeling of the 05 Quest? Has Nissan put their problems behind them? I have an 02 Altima SE that has never had a problem outside of normal maintenance and recalls...
We have 13,000 miles on ours (used for business and family) and it has been flawless. It is delivering much better average mileage than folks seem to be getting on the new Honda, as posted in the Van mileage forum here - we averaged 22.3 for the first 6,000 miles including breakin and winter. The engine is amazing and handling has pleased everyone. We've made Quest enthusiasts out of three self-professed "Minivan haters" and an o4 Odyssey owner.
I don't own one, but I shopped intensely enough (including test drives) that I almost feel that I do. My feeling is that the quality control matters are no longer an issue exept to the extent that any purchase of a new vehicle may present QC issues. There is little doubt in my mind that, feature for feature (including functional space), an 05 Quest is a great deal provided you are (1) not the type of person who is struck speechless by the "pod" and intrument panel; (2) not overly concerned with resale return in a 3-5/6 year time span. The engine/handling is pretty amazing for a minivan IMO, although I had a quibble with the front seats.
It never ceases to amaze me that someone will spend $5,000 more on vehicle B than vehicle A, then claim that resale value is great because a few years later it's worth $5,000 more.
No One knows what the resale value of a vehicle will be in 3 or 5/6 years, especially when a vehicle has been on the market for two years and had a problematic launch that was quickly remedied. Leasing companies make educated guesses but as you can see from the residual values on SUV's lately, short term market conditions can greatly impact those values.
It is reasonable to expect that the Quest will have about the same residual values as other Nissans, which is in the ballpark with Honda and Toyota - some models better, some worse. The cost of ownership data here shows a range of $34,000 to $44,000 for five years for different trim levels of different vans, based on 12,000 miles oer year, (I think).
But these are based on assumptions, which can change. The "total cash price" of a Quest SE is listed as around $2,500 higher than a Honda Odyssey EX with leather and navigation. Many regions currently have a $2,500 rebate on the Quest, which impacts the cost, obviously, along with whatever dealing skills you bring to the table. The local Honda only stocks the Touring model, at prices closer to $35,000.
#1487 of 2128 Re: A/C, Brakes, Slippage-Info Provided and Input Requested [value911]
Aug 23, 2005 (4:48 pm)
Just a couple of questions that I posted a while back...
1. Brakes - do you tend brake the van hard? Ever since the reports of undersized rotors, I make every attempt to go easy on the brakes & try to avoid hard stops. 16,000 miles so far, and the rotors are not warped.
2. AC- I wrote tons of AC related problems, although my complaints were more about the heat (not turing off). My point: The (AC on + recirculate) settings are much warmer than when I turn to MAX AC on the right knob, and don't even touch the AC/recirc button. The MAX AC setting blows excellent cool air. While he MAX AC is running, if I turn to normal air vent setting and press the left AC button, with or without the recirculate, the air almost immediately gets warmer & stuffier, even though the AC is still on.
Does your's do the same thing?
3. My original tires lasted 8600 miles. The second set are infinitely better, with frequent rotation, good balance & a wheel alignment.
#1488 of 2128 Re: A/C, Brakes, Slippage-Info Provided and Input Requested [value911]
Aug 25, 2005 (4:49 am)
Please provide more information about your brake rotor and tire problems.My 2005 Quest has had the front rotors replaced seven times with only 8905 miles on the van. The dealer has charged each time for these repairs. I have spent over $4000.00 for brake repairs so far. Also the dealer said my tires were wore out at 7200 miles and charged me $875.00 for a new set of four. Is this a good deal? I think I can get em cheaper at Walmart.I think my AC works OK even though I haven't used it. I live in northern Alaska and it rarely gets above 60 degrees.Please Help
#1489 of 2128 Re: A/C, Brakes, Slippage-Info Provided and Input Requested [billy8]
Aug 25, 2005 (8:18 am)
It sounds like your dealer is ripping you off. Tires are 100% covered for the first year by Goodyear against defect. In your post at 2004+ Quest forum you said the dealer said you didn't rotate the tires enough. The service manual reccomends you rotate the tires every 7500 miles. Your tires weren't even at that point before they said they were worn out. Rotors also should be covered in the first year. You should file a complaint against the dealer.
I do have a question. Here you say that the rotors were replaced 7 times in 8905 miles and the tires were replaced at 7200 miles. Over in the 2004+ Quest forum you write that the rotors were replaced 7 times in 8650 miles and the tires were replaced at 6500 miles.
#1490 of 2128 Re: 2005 Nissan Quest Purchase [billy8]
Aug 26, 2005 (7:31 pm)
Never mind... just found this... Wow! you've been through a lot in the last 6 days!
#1481 of 1489 Re: 2005 Nissan Quest Purchase [dc_driver] by billy8 Aug 19, 2005 (9:29 pm)
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Replying to: dc_driver (Aug 19, 2005 12:39 pm)
I would not hesitate to buy an 05 Quest. I own a 05, 3.5s with 4000 miles. Its been back to the dealer twice. Once for warped front rotors, a one hour repair by the dealer and a minor problem with the AC system. Both repairs were handled GREAT. no charge , no problems. The second repair was taking longer than the dealer thought so I was given a 05 Hyundai Tuscon as a free loaner. This vehicle was loaded and cost only $1000 less than my Quest. I could not wait to get back into my Quest after driving the Tuscon, no comparison. I wouldn't by a Dodge Gr Caravan, CHEAP JUNK, TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE. I traded my 03 GR Caravan in on my Quest, Good riddance. I had this GR Caravan in the shop for weeks at a time with no fix. In my opinion you will get the most van for your$$$$ by far with the Quest. Good Luck
#1491 of 2128 Tire Pressure Reads High
Aug 26, 2005 (9:16 pm)
Does anybody else have this problem -- the pressure reading on my 04 Quest SL always reads 4-5 psi higher than what a manual guage says. Thus to keep the pressure reading from going below 27, I need to keep at least 33 psi in them. I usually fill em up to 38 psi cold so they will read 33 and not get too low on slightly cold days.