My experience so far with the 2005 Nissan Quest S has been very positive. I have just over 20,000 miles and I am very happy with the Quest. There have been a few build quality annoyances like inoperable cd player and the drivers side manual sliding door was tough to open. The engine is strong and smooth; it's a great cruising vehicle. Lots of great standard features like power rear hatch and passenger sliding door. Cavernous interior.
My favorite feature of the Quest is the huge comfortable seats. I am 6'0" tall with long legs. It is the first vehicle that I have ever owned that had nice deep seats that provide sufficient leg support. The fold flat third row seat is a great usuable feature.
The Quest needs better stock tires. The ability to blow warm/hot air through the upper rear vents.(Only cold air is available now) Fold flat(into the floor)second row seating.
The Quest provides a lot of utility, is very adequate on the highway, and provides decent gas mileage. After 20,000 miles, I am not happy with the number of times that I have been to the dealer (4 in 16 months) to have the sliding doors adjusted. Dealer says they all come back because the bushings wear out frequently. Exterior styling is very good compared to other minivans but the interior uses a lot of plastic and lower grade materials.
Exterior styling, navigation system, integrated satellite radio, Bose sound system, skylights in the roof which lighten up the interior.
Longer lasting door bushings, higher grade materials in the interior, decent cup holders for the front seat instead of two that fold out of the seat bottom.
All though it is a great mini van there has been some problems. I've have had the rotors turned and new pads that did not fix the pulsation so they replaced with new rotors and pads again. now there was a clicking noise in the front end so the dealer replaced one cv joint. The driver side window regulator needed to be replaced because it was making a clicking noise now the passenger side window goes all the way up then comes down again the dealer said it needs a new motor that is on back order. All of these problems with only 18,000 miles
$38000 piece of junk. Leaks they can't fix, squeaks and rattles they can't find. From week to week it has been endless trips back to dealership for more bull. Windows go down, but not up, doors on side both rattle, even the radio had to be replaced, due to a bad one. Compression leaks, exhaust leaks, and when it rains, watch out. They can't find where it is coming in from, so deal with it. I was told that windows are not going up, because i don't give the relays time to adjust, funny just drivers side. Warped rotors, brakes etc.I have ust 10,000 miles on this junk heep. Nissan extended warrenty, 50,OOO MILES 6 YEAR. Like im going to keep this this long! Should have gotten the Honda.
Make Nissan buy all of them back, and let them drive these pieces of junk.