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Nissan Quest, Electrical, Engine, Van
#1490 of 2128 Re: 2005 Nissan Quest Purchase [billy8]
Aug 26, 2005 (8:31 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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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 (10:16 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.
#1492 of 2128 Re: Winshield Cracks [swoolio]
Aug 26, 2005 (10:49 pm)
Hi, I have a 2005 Nissan Quest SE with Nav/DVD/Leather/Sunroof.
Well a few weeks ago with no reason a nice big crack line appeared from the lower left edge of the windshield. I called the auto glass specialist. He told me that the crack was due to the a small tiny rock hit on the lower edge of the windshield. I think it is a stress crack considering that simple tiny rock hit can cause such a big crack in the windshield. Do you guys have any idea why or how a small tiny rock can crack my brand new windshield ? Is it under warranty ? and should I replace it with an original Nissan windshield or some other after market windshield? thanks
#1493 of 2128 Re: Joining the herd - 2004SL [cgriswold]
Aug 27, 2005 (8:28 am)
#1 - not yet, but I intend to hook up my iPod to the SAT input within a couple weeks. Using the DVD Auxillary in is quck & easy, but leaves you with cables on the floor, and a DVD unit that is constantly on. I've begun collecting part numbers and alternatives at http://questdriver.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=4
2. Yes the 2004 has been granted an extended warranty.
3. another item on my todo list as well
4. It think adding leather would be overkill. Best thing for the pets would be to lower the 3rd row and install a gate to keep their mess in the back. More importantly it keeps them and you safe!
5. Crossbars! I'll be installing mine this afternoon. Look for a write-up on questdriver.com Its nice that Nissan gives us siderails, but why can't they include the crossbars!?
#1494 of 2128 Re: 2005 Nissan Quest Purchase [garandman]
Aug 27, 2005 (10:10 am)
"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."
Definately struck a cord with me. I bet the resale valures are determined by a function of the original value anyway. That is if Honda raises its MSRP by $10,000 they will sell less vans, but the resale value will go up. Also what is the point in pluging an extra 5,000 into a van in hopes of getting it back later. Not a wise investment.
I love my 2005s quest (3K miles). I find the "fuel economy" button a great entertainment. I recently got 29.2 mpg on my 37 mile round trip to work (90% freeway). I love the tire pressure gauge.
My reason for getting the quest was the Power doors, safetey rating, reliability, and price. My wife required the power doors, otherwise I would never have got them. I bet her $20 they would break in 2 years (anyway in 8 years they won't work because I will not spend $ trying to fix them). If I was correct it was the cheapest model with power doors by about $5000 (that is after rebates).
I couldn't stomach the $1500 for a DVD player, so I built a little DVD player cabnet
that fits between the seats $50 plus a little 5 inch DVD player ($150). The DVD player can be removed and used elsewhere, or easily replaced. The top of the cabnet folds out to make a little table between the seats for cards. Inside the cabnet between the seats hides a backup battery to run the system when the car is off, and to jump start the car if the main battery goes dead.
By the way, why don't they desgin a car that runs all the electrical stuff off an additional battery recahrged by solar or plugin power. This would increase the MPG in the city by 4 or 5 mpg, and on the highway by 1 or 2mpg. It would only need to supply power for 2 or three hours per day for most of us. Of couse it should have an overide switch for longer trips which put the electrical system back on the generator. What do you think?
#1495 of 2128 Re: Tire Pressure Reads High [tom04se6sp]
Aug 27, 2005 (8:53 pm)
The tire pressure is only accurate at sea level according to one of the techs at Nissan. Use a hand gauge to fill, and then use the dash gauge to keep watch for low pressure.
#1496 of 2128 Re: A/C, Brakes, Slippage-Info Provided and Input Requested [samuelg]
Aug 28, 2005 (9:41 pm)
1. Wife is primary driver, and she does not brake that hard. Rotors already going bad at 300 miles from the time I posted. Unbelievalble.
2. I leave it on recirc. mode all the time, because without it, van is like sanua.
Can't use normal air vent setting - too stuffy as you note.
3. I rotate every 7,500 or less and have had two wheel alignments.
Good luck with your van.
#1497 of 2128 Re: A/C, Brakes, Slippage-Info Provided and Input Requested [billy8]
Aug 28, 2005 (9:44 pm)
You need to call 1-800-Nissan1 and open up a complaint. No way in the world they should be charging you for the rotors.
Aug 29, 2005 (2:51 am)
BTW for those of you who don't like power doors, if you shut them off at console in the overhead, you can close them manually (which is faster) and the kids can't hit the button. You can still open and close the doors from the Key fob by power.
#1499 of 2128 Re: Tire Pressure Reads High [squest]
Aug 29, 2005 (6:22 am)
I don't think Louisville, KY is that far off of sea level that this should make a 5 psi difference.
Anyway, if I fill cold to 35 psi, the TPMS reads 30. One slightly cold day and the alarm goes off. Doesn't reset the light until gauges read 33, so I have to put 38 psi in the tires (which I do all the time to avoid alarms). I guess it is probably not a big deal to have 38-40 psi in these tires all the time, but not sure if it is optimal.