With its non-traditional sheet metal, innovative features and strong V6 engine, the Quest provides a stylish alternative to the class-leading Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna, but can't match their level of refinement or user-friendly nature.
by ilikenissan on Oct 21, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Quest 3.5 SL 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
We have had our 2005 Quest SL for 8 years now, bought new. It has been the perfect van for us. Spacious, strong engine, drives great (for a van), and gets decent highway mileage (we average 24 on trips). Electronically adjustable driver's seat. It was worth buying the extended warranties, as minivans (weight and usage) put a lot of stress on transmissions and suspensions. We used the warranty and saved a lot on major repairs common to the entire minivan category.
by sstlaurent on Oct 9, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Quest 3.5 SE 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
We bought this van new, and over the last three years, we've put more around $5000 into.
The digital dashboard display hasn't been clear for years.
The heater in the back of the van doesn't blow.
Now the transmission is failing, and we're looking for another car.
We've had it serviced regularly and taken care of it, so I don't know what the problem is.
If I want to take it to the dealership, they charge $98 just to diagnose it.
The transmission guy told me that lots of people have had the same problem, and attorneys are preparing to file a class action suit.
by jod5 on Jun 16, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Quest 3.5 SE 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I purchased the 2005 Quest SE fully loaded 10/05/04 having traded my 2001 BMW 325i.
Almost nine years later, the van has safely taken my family 101,100 miles and counting.
I have travelled across the USA and Canada, typically alone with four of my daughters. IÂve only had two upsetting issues. First, I had a ground fault issue around 40,000 miles that delayed a trip home for a couple hours. Then recently, the alternator failed 375 miles from home and involved almost 100 miles of towing and a rather costly repair bill. However, alternators do fail and the ground fault, although inconvenient, was minor. This van remains exceptional.
Revisions to the Quest for 2005 include adjustable armrests for the leather-appointed front seats, a standard roof rack on the 3.5 S and new active front head restraints on all trims. Satellite radio is now available, and the theft-deterrent system is now standard on all models. The S also receives a power-sliding passenger-side door, power liftgate, power rear-quarter windows and a reverse-sensing system. Bose audio has been added to the Leather package on the 3.5 SL. The SL also receives the five-speed automatic transmission as standard equipment. A new low-priced base model debuts this year, slotted just below the S.