I had no problems with my Quest except
for normal wear and tear. I've heard
of them Rolling in the dessert and
everyone being ok. I know from
experience how it handles in a wreck
and I'm pround of it. I love this car!
I love the bucket seats in the front,
they are SO comfortable.
Give it more get go and better gas
milage (16 in town)
A great car that has really lasted and
done fine service--but the
manifold/header bolts went, front and
back, around 80K. I found out through
the dealer that a call to Nissan might
get some help, and they did volunteer
to pay almost half the cost, but it was
still plenty expensive. Other than
that, I like the car a great deal and
plan to drive it until it simply falls
Cargo area, general reliability, car-
like ride, ability to take out 2nd row
captain's chairs, driving position for
My manifold bolts went at 75K, and
though I was "told" at the dealership
that it was after warranty, it was also
made clear to me that "you might want
to call Nissan and tell them about your
unhappiness." It helped. They covered
several hundred dollars of the work
that I had done. It is ridiculous for
the bolts to go at that mileage; this
was obviously one of those "hidden
Otherwise, my experience mirrors that
of others: water pump at 109K (I did
timing belt then, too), but otherwise
it runs and runs. It will be ten years
this fall, and--knock on wood--I'll get
another 5 years/50K. Finish has held up
well through loits of snow/salt.
Captain's chairs, though bulky, come
out relatively easily and make for a
lot of cargo options. Good car for a
family of four that makes vacations.
Don't buy used unless you have absolute
proof that manifold bolts were ALL
replaced. If not replaced, plan on
$1200 to get the job done; the rear set
is a killer!
We purchased our Quest because
we had a Honda Accord and were
expecting our third child. We needed
the room and decided to look for a
family van. Although we were and
still are Honda fans, we can safely
say that the Quest has been very
reliable and an truly great van for us.
We are now up to 113,000 miles and
it's still running like a charm. Only
complaint is the rear lights do tend to
go out often, and Nissan hasn't been
helpful in that area. Overall a great
Removable middle seat, offers lots
of cargo space when needed. Lots of
room for two car seats and other
passengers without feeling
Nissan really needs to improve the
electrical system in the rear light
area. I see other Nissan's with the
same problem. They need to get this
I bought my Quest new in 1993 and
enjoyed it since. Smooth comfortable
ride and ideal for long trips. Only
major problem I had was the broken
manifold bolts. I done 122, 000 miles
and had to replace the water pump. I
think, replacing the timing belt every
60,000 miles is somewhat excessive.
For some reason tires wear out faster.
I am still driving it and plan to keep
for few more years.
Audio system with rear controls.
Better mounting for the rear view
mirror, which comes off in hot weather.
Locking mechanism on the sliding door
to prevent sliding close on slanted