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By Steve Lin
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1997 Nissan Quest GXE 3dr Minivan


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When this car just passed standard 3 years warranty, the a/c board goes out. But after that, this car engine has been so reliable and just change oil and pump gas. The other minor defect is the antenna went out twice on me. I put $450.00 Navigation System and no more upgrade needed.


Favorite Features

Captain chairs and space. My kids love this van so much and hard for me to upgrade the next one.


Suggested Improvements

too little engine horse power and fuel was 17 mile for city which is so so.


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Great Vehicle
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By Hoosierfan01
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1997 Nissan Quest XE 3dr Minivan


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We've driven this van for the last 4 years and have been well pleased with its performance. The engine is rock- solid, requiring very few repairs despite the 153,000 miles on it. We drove it from Indiana to Florida three times without incident. The three vs. four doors became more of an issue once we had a fourth child, but before then it was not bad. The one downside is lack of storage space - tough to go on a trip without using the roof rack.


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142,000 and going strong
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By GatorT
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1997 Nissan Quest GXE 3dr Minivan


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This has been an excellent ride. I dislike the thought of giving it up - I may just wait until it is a decade old! Car has been extremely reliable. Small amount of regular maintenance has kept it very road worth. Recent strut replacement gives it back original smooth ride. Had trouble early on with door locks that seemed to have a mind of their own. Also, seat belts quit retracting early in the relationship. "Sarah" has been through much and still retains most of that "grilish" look. Happy the new model has second door. With kids getting older probably won't go for another van but definitely Nissan is a qulity producer of cars.


Favorite Features

Styling and ride very smooth and enjoyable. Has retained value despite high mielage. Leather, CD player have made ride comfortable. Removal of back seats has made it great for cargo and campouts. Sleeps three easily.


Suggested Improvements

Offer in a hybrid, seatbelts need attention along with locking system.


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By Klaus
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1997 Nissan Quest XE 3dr Minivan


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My Quest has had some problems since I bought it. I have had to replace the flex pipe as it was rusted for $360 at Speedy Muffler. This quieted the exhaust substantially. The transmission used to bump abruptly into second gear but since I changed the tranny fluid and filter the smoothness has improved substantially. Air bag light came on one day but local Nissan dealer cleared the codes for free. They said it may have been caused by a low battery. These are great guys at Doner Nissan in Newmarket,Ontario.


Favorite Features

Power accessories. Kids like rear radio controls. Both rows of seats fold down quickly with little hassle.


Suggested Improvements

The newer models added a forth door which is desirable.


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A reqal baby -- our '97 Quest
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By Roger Jerrell
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1997 Nissan Quest XE 3dr Minivan


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This little mini-van has been the best car I have ever owned. She rides well, handles well, and just keeps on going. With nearly 300,000 miles and nothing but oil chanes and plug wires, it has worked perfectly. We jsut drove it this month( July 02- 15, 2005 ) from south Florida to Seattle Washington via the South Dakota Balands, Yellowstone National Park, The Grand Teton mounain range, the Rockies and it never missed a beat. 25 miles on the highway and 22 around town. I hope your car can compare with this little gem. Roger J. Fort Myers, Florida


Favorite Features

Reliability


Suggested Improvements

4 doors


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'97 Quest
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By Sharon
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1997 Nissan Quest XE 3dr Minivan


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We bought the van used, with 84,00 miles already on it. Other than the wind noise edmunds mentions, we have had excellent service out of this van. It has great acceleration, fuel economy, and is quite comfortable on long trips. This particular van has the removable center row captain's chairs, which really makes a lot of room for cargo. Best used car I have ever owned.


Favorite Features

Removable center row seats, fuel economy, rear air, rear radio controls, maneuverability, reliability.


Suggested Improvements

Tighten up the body to reduce the excess wind noise


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Would buy again
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By Keith Grill
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1997 Nissan Quest GXE 3dr Minivan


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I have seen complaints about brake problems with the Nissan Quest, but the brakes on my '97 Quest were not touched until 100,000 miles, and then the rotors were in excellent shape and I just had a new set of premium quality pads installed (the rear were good). I replaced the timing belt and lower ball joints at about same time as brakes, and that's it! This van has never let me down. It starts great and gets me where I'm going.


Favorite Features

Great handling, smooth running.


Suggested Improvements

A little more power would be nice.


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My experience with 97 Quest
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By Hawklady
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1997 Nissan Quest XE 3dr Minivan


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Overall this van was a good choice. The only problems I`ve had were brakes constantly needing work done on them. The pads needed changing often.


Favorite Features

Smooth Ride When rear seat is removed there is alot of room for just about anything. Our family of 5 had plenty of room to travel and have leg room.


Suggested Improvements

The rear a/c needs to be redesigned.


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good vehicle
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By yambu
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1997 Nissan Quest XE 3dr Minivan


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very comfortable gas miles per gallon could be better,just 23 hwy miles and 17 city engine power , not to powerful for the size of the van.A zooming noise the i just find out that is fuel pump(common problem on nissan quest) i use to have a 4 cil.(mazda)that the gas milleage was 24 city,36hwy im complaining about it because gas price today is on the sky.$2.38 per gallon (nyc)


Favorite Features

everything else


Suggested Improvements

engine power,gas mileage per gallon


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Looking for greener grass
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By Unhappy Camper 2
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1997 Nissan Quest XE 3dr Minivan


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We purchased our Quest in December of 1999 with around 22K miles. We currently have 63K miles. We have had brake problems, throttle replaced, electric problems and currently we have had to replace one of the fuel injectors. I seriously doubt I will consider purchasing another Nissan product. We put very few miles on this vehicle and service it regularly. We bought Nissan because we had heard good things about the quality. Our experience has not been positive. Like others, I believe the wind noise on the highway is excessive. I also feel this is a poor quality product.


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Irrelavent.....I won't buy another one.


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