This is a very reliabe and practical minivan. Very comfortable seats, and comfortable to drive. Take care of it and it will take care of you.
Comfortable Seats with good arm rests Reliable Simple Design sliding doors on both sides
Cup holders not ideally located No place to put cell phone and little things like that oxygen sensor has needed replacing a few times windsheild washer balloon broke inside the fluid holder triggered light indicator even though fluid was full
Overall a pretty good vehicle - gets good mileage (I average about 20-22 mpg) for the kind of vehicle it is. Lots of little interior problems - entertainment center, front cup holder ratchet on both sides broke after only 1 1/2 years, door handle chrome paint is peeling on both sides. Have had to replace 1 fuel injector, and have had to constantly clean them (service engine soon light blinks for short periods and the idle goes very rough - mechanic says it's the fuel injectors).
For a van, this is an economical and reliable model (much better than the Ford Windstar I owned previously). No major repairs required, just tires, oil changes, transmission fluid change. It has recently become noisier (air leaks, rattles, body integrity issues - NOT the engine - it is fine). Seats are not as comfortable as other vans - could use a little more support and/or padding, as well a little more leg room for rear passangers.
Reliable! Bought this 2000 Quest used with 45K miles and have had 1 1/2 years of trouble-free service!
Improve body integrity - hydraulic lifts on back door, interior light fixtures, paint on luggage rack. Make rear seats easier to move and remove! (They are very heavy and it is difficult for me to move the seats and change the seating configuration.)
We have had our van for almost 4 years
and we constantly have to replace the
front brakes. None of my other cars
have had this problem, but it seems
every 6000 miles the brakes are
completly shot again. It is in the
garage again today and the brakes are
90% gone. They are covered by a
warranty for work, but it is a pain to
keep bringing it in. We have also had
a problem with the gas pedal sticking
when you go to hit the gas. My daughter
is just learning to drive and she
noticed it also.
I have had my Quest for almost 2 years
now and I LOVE it! This van is such a
great deal...we got all the features we
really wanted, plus the entertainment
center which has been invaluable. We
have taken several long trips in our
van and my husband (who is quite tall)
never complains about being
uncomfortable. The kids are
entertained the whole trip and the rear
a/c has been wonderful! We have had
such positive experiences with Nissan
vechicles and their warranty is top
notch! I except to buy another Quest
when we are ready for something new.
Love the entertainment center, the
tinted windows and the running boards
(optional; with small children it makes
it much easier to enter and exit the
I believe they've done it already, but
a flip down tv screen would be better
then the floor model. If you use both
2nd and 3rd row seats, you can't view
the tv from the back.