Last post on Apr 23, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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Nissan Quest, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Car Comparisons, Van
#33 of 111 Re: 2011 quest mpg was 12-13 by usa today testdrive [hp2009]
Apr 16, 2011 (6:59 pm)
Sounds like a hater to me, probably drives a toyota. First off the government (EPA) has tested MPG and put it on the window sticker.
I bought my Quest SL with DVD player for invoice over the weekend. So far I have gotten 19.5 MPG mixed driving. I drove the Odyssey, but prefered the nissan. I love the suv style flop down seats, and dont miss the little bit of space I give up. What sealed the deal was the one touch power doors.
If you need more proof of goof mpg check below
#34 of 111 2011 Nissan Quest Door Buttons and Release problems
Jun 05, 2011 (3:50 am)
I have a 2 month old 2011 Nissan Quest SL that has recently started experience problems with the doors. I cannot open the sliding doors or rear door by pressing the buttons on the handles. I also cannot open these doors from the inside by pressing the buttons. The only way I can open them is by using the key fob. Anyone have suggestions?
So far, everything else is great with this car expect Gas Mileage is about 16-17 City.
#35 of 111 Re: Quest vs. Sienna: back-to-back comparison [808speedcruzr]
Jun 05, 2011 (10:16 pm)
I recently bought a new 20011 Quest SL model with DVD package and I must say this is the nicest vehicle I have owned yet. I bought the 2004 Quest when it first came out and I thought it was different and interesting for its time but this Quest is far superior in build quality and comfort. The ride is so smooth and the CVT is very nice. Its unusual if you never have driven a car with this kind of transmission but its a pleasant experience. I have heard a couple of people mention about a humming noise from the engine but so far I have not noticed anything unusual about the engine or the transmission other than the lack of "shifting" you get with a AT.
I purchased my van in Chesapeake, VA for $34,800 out the door with all taxes/tags/etc paid for. The price was $1800 or so BELOW invoice. I cannot help but feel I got a great deal on this van and I am very happy with it so far. We have about 1000 miles on it so far. One thing I notice is this van seems to have a much tighter turn radius than I remember on my 2004 model. I cant help but think that this might be the result of Japanese manufacturing and the need for such maneuverability on narrow Japanese roads. This is modeled after the El Grand so it would make sense. Having lived in Japan for almost 9+ yrs I really appreciate the quality Nissan seems to have put into this vehicle. I do not understand why so few people have purchased this van. It is NOT the 2004-2009 model and people should seriously go and take a look at it. I looked at the Honda and the Sienna and they both left me wanting more. The interior of the Quest is far superior to anything Honda or Toyota has to offer.
The true reliability will show over time but I am confident that Nissan has put out a much more refined product that is built to last. As for gas mileage, I averaged almost 23MPG on a trip to Canada. This is at least as good as my 2004 if not better. I have limited city driving to compare it fairly but it seemed like I had around 17MPG in lots of stop and go before we left. If you are on the fence about getting one of these I think you owe it to yourself to check this one out.
#36 of 111 Sliding doors
Jun 08, 2011 (10:54 pm)
What's with the power sliding doors? My 2002 Odyssey has this power feature, with touch buttons on the far left dash. If sitting in the passenger seat just pull a leaver and release or do the same outside on the door handle. You must not hold on to these levers. It would be the same on the newest Odysseys. The hidden sliding rail feature is most likely a Chrysler pattened feature and cannot be used by others in it's current design. I like that the Nissan is made in Japan; although Canada could do just as well. You might need a domestic supply of parts; not be out and have to wait for Japan to ship them.
#37 of 111 Re: 2011 Nissan Quest Door Buttons and Release problems [mrlennyv27]
Jun 15, 2011 (6:42 am)
"...I have a 2 month old 2011 Nissan Quest SL that has recently started experience problems with the doors. I cannot open the sliding doors or rear door by pressing the buttons on the handles. I also cannot open these doors from the inside by pressing the buttons. The only way I can open them is by using the key fob. Anyone have suggestions?..."
Might be a silly solution, but perhaps there is a "sliding door on/off" switch that you turned OFF by mistake?
#38 of 111 Re: 2011 Nissan Quest Door Buttons and Release problems [samnoe]
Jun 16, 2011 (4:16 am)
Not silly at all, that was the problem. We figured it out the next day. LOL...
#39 of 111 New Quest Incentive
Jun 17, 2011 (12:36 pm)
A new national rebate for the Quest started yesterday. It is $750 cash back or 0% 36 months / 0.9% 60 month.
#40 of 111 Re: Ford Flexquest [ourhouse]
Jul 11, 2011 (6:03 pm)
I actually liked the boxy Flex. Looked retro, and was quite nice inside, but I missed my mini-van doors and interior space. Lots of people asked me about my Flex when I owned it before I bought a Quest. (Before that I had an '06 Odyssey, then before that an '01 Murano) To each his own, I guess!
Jul 24, 2011 (7:42 am)
Just did a 2,100 mile trip.
Got between 21.5 and 23 MPG. Mostly 22. My 2004 SL used to get 24.5mpg. I think the new transmission is not a good for mileage (?)
The Nav is good, but when I pull off the highway there were a lot of towns (not small towns) that had no info on roads (Emporia NC for example), on the plus side I did find that it was very helpful in finding places to eat much quicker then my old garmin, and adding as a waypoint was very easy.
Wierd thing. Once I got to my hotel in Fl it would play an "intro music" each day, unless I set another destination. Never did that for any other place I go in NJ.
#42 of 111 Re: Quest Mileage [plashenick]
Jul 25, 2011 (7:55 am)
My 2004 SL used to get 24.5mpg. I think the new transmission is not a good for mileage (?)
So...I'm assuming you're in the new 2011 Quest with CVT?
It would be nice to see more 2011 samples; it appears as though the Sienna owners "brag" about high 20's.