I purchased the vehicle in 2004 with 65K on it for 4300 dollars. It has been very reliable. Only thing to go wrong over the last 6 plus years was the rear AC unit failed and the break lines rusted. Sadly I am selling the car (to a friend though) as we purchased a new Odyssey.
We must be living right. We have owned this van for over 8 years and bought it at 100,000mi and to date we have now 242,000 mi and still going strong. We are second owners and we have only needed to replace the A/C, passenger windshield motor and radiator. We also replaced the timing belt b/c our mechanic said we needed to. Everything works on the inside but sometimes the locks seem to have a mind of their own. I wish they made them like they used to. We are looking around for another solid mechanically sound vehicle just in case she gives up the ghost, but as of this writing, no other vehicle has good consumer reviews in the price range we can afford. So we will just keep on driving her.
Electric sunroof, dependable, comfortable, great visibility, rear glass opens independently, everything still works and looks good for an ol' girl. Except those darn locks!
I'm very impressed with my Nissan Quest XE minivan. Especially this last winter, when it started on the first try everytime in snowy winter weather that was consistently 20 degrees and below. I'm also impressed with the engine power this minivan has. The manual overdrive has also been very helpful when climbing steep grades. The gas mileage is well within competitive range of any minivan in its class. The sleek body and look of this van stays current. The interior has a very classy and clean look to it. I have not had one engine related problem since I have owned it. Perfect for a single dad with sole custody of two little boys. I love driving this van all over. I recommend it to anyone!
Wide view front windshield. Cool back tinted windows. Heater works great. Strong mid passenger heater too. Rollout third seat is very cool on camping trips and for extra storage potential. With frontwheel drive, and manual overdrive, this van holds its own on the highway, even in diverse weather.
My main concern is only that the automatic front passenger seatbelt motor can be potentially damaged if the front sun visors are in its way. The side mirrors could be bigger for more coverage. And again for more coverage, the Quest should have been built with a (custom) drivers rearview mirror.
My husband and I bought this about 2 years ago when my son was born. We owned a Buick Century and realized that we needed a bigger vehicle, due to having our son and 4 dogs at the time. We bought it with 115k on it and now has close to 136k. We had to get new tires, and replace the sway bar end links and the speed sensor, but that was due to poor maintenance from the prior owner. I love my van and if I could afford a new one I'd buy it in a heartbeat. She was worth EVERY penny I put into her. Extremely reliable vehicle. She's my baby.
Perfect for a family of 4, or even for a family of 6. Very comfortable ride, plenty of room, decent gas mileage, cup holders - lots of them, the storage under the passenger front seat.