by saabsrule on Dec 12, 2012 Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Quest
I bought this van kind of for fun because my old car died on me before senior year of high school. This van was wonderful. Perfect for filling with friends or camping gear, and the car was reliable as the sunrise. I also loved the gas mileage. I drive agressively, and averaged about 21-22 mpg. Thats not bad. The engine however was very underpowered. Only 151 hp and the car was very heavy. It has a very functional interior and the third row seats can slide to any position in the car which is conveneient. The van did develop a cylinder misfire before I sold it. This is the only knock I have about it. Also, it doesn't have traction control or abs. Overall it drove like a car and did its job.
by guscan on May 17, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Quest
Just passed 200,000 km but the troubles started before this. Had the timing belt replaced as per schedule, brakes redone, transmission would hang up & not shift, overhaul trans tie rod ends replaced, one fell apart on the street. Ball joints both replaced & the rh one again. Now the real trouble began. It has developed a no start problem. Battery is good, replaced starter. System is absolutely dead when it won't start always after being driven for a time. Let it sit for an hour or so & it starts again. Will be good for a few days even weeks & then it does it again. We have been stranded so many times it is getting annoying to say the least. And no shop can tell us what's wrong.
by Mr. PC on Sep 21, 2008 Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Quest
We bought this vehicle for $5000 it had only 104,000 miles we have driven it for around 55,000 and still working smoothly. Great for large families, average MPG, My wife very much. Our kids enjoy it. I change the oil frequently, we only have to replace the timing belt on a trip to Mexico, parts and labor only 150 USD, extremely inexpensive.
by leyanis on Sep 19, 2004 Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Quest
After 5 winters and driven by my wife
the whole time this car has been a
dissapointment. All the suspension is
gone, the corrosion everywhere but
mostly around the doors and roof line.
The electrical harnesses around the
engine compartment ie headlight system
had to be changed.
by Joelo 24 on Mar 27, 2004 Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Quest
After having had my car for 86,000
miles and having towed a trailer
behind it for camping for the last
three years, I am quite proud of the
Quest. Many people told me it was a
good engine and I have had no
failures (except weird electrical
things, i.e self locking doors at
various times and some struggle
with driver window. At a recent
tune-up 15,000 after my 60,000 my
mechanic asked if someone had
changed my plugs recently cuz they
were white and clean with no build
up. It's been very reliable
Third generation Quests, which is probably what you are looking at, have a terrible reputation - who knows, you may get lucky, but I would not take any chances. I have a second generation Quest (1999)...
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