We like the van except for the inferior original tires (Goodyear LS-2). At 25K, needed to be replaced, unacceptable for a family touring vehicle. Why Nissan puts these crappy tires on baffles me. Have had some minor problems, purse holder broke on passenger seat ($13), passenger side seat belt constantly locks up, and auto air system doesn't always work right. Lots of room, comfortable ride hoping to be even better with decent tires. Have taken it on 3 long trips, comfortable for long trips (did 13+ hours just recently). Can't beat the features, looks different than any other minivan out there. The SE was worth the upgrade for the airbags and stereo, would recommend w/out stock goodyears.
Offset display and shifter, folding rear seat for more room.
Would like a powered or assist lift on rear seat, heavy for a small person to lift back up. Like the fold down headsets in newer models (05s you remove and store).
The van has beaten all my expectations except that when it is really cold, the driver rear door will not slide open. When I take it to the dealer, nothing can be done unless he reproduces the problem. Bad Servicing Policy!
We fell in love with the minivan at the dealership. It had plenty of power. Went on vacation the fuel mpg was showing around 20.8 mpg. However the mileage continued to get worse traded it in this week was showing 17.5 mpg. It was in the shop right after we bought it to repair the manual sliding door (drivers side) because it would not completely close all the way. The dealership swore we had wrecked the van since they could not fix it in their shop. Tires were bald at 29k miles and the front brakes were terrible. The car would shake badly when applying brakes during normal stops. For 30k don't buy one of these. Traded it in on a 2007 Nissan Armada. Will give Nissan one more chance.
A lot of interior room for such a small looking vehicle. Power lift gate and sliding rear door was very nice. Motor ran really well just wish gas mpg was better.
Need better brakes. Fuel economy is bad for small vehicle. Quality of workmanship poor at best. Van sits too low to ground have trouble getting over small speed bumps without dragging.
We've had our Quest for just about 1 year now, and are approaching 30,000 miles. It's a super in heavy rain - great wiper design, windshield is sloped better too, compared to Villager for driving on highways passing trucks in the rain. Love the interior room, storage for chargers, ipods, etc. Automated back lift gate is great...even had good Nissan service when we locked keys in car while on road. Nissan Service department in St. Charles, IL is open late weeknights and open on Saturdays...couldn't be happier with the customer service hours and staff! We're road warriors for tennis travel...wouldn't switch for any other van and I've driven vans for 12 years now.
Sun roofs and mini sun roofs in back seats, heated seats, console circular design
No lighting on handle that turns lights on and off - can't see selections in the dark--understand this was improved in future models. Parking break restricts stretching of left leg on long road trips...perhaps move it a bit higher?
We have loved driving this minivan. We have 2 children which the roominess and TV are great for. It really does drive like a car, and accelaration is great. Drive is VERY smooth. I do a lot of woodworking and have tested out putting 4x8 sheets of plywood in, and yes, they do fit, but it is pretty tight. Still amazing though. The bad has been new tires at 30,000 and new brakes already, which Nissan blames on the weight of the vehicle. Yes, the doors do rattle, and we were aware of this potential problem before buying. However, the power gate has been giving us problems. It currently does not work, and Nissan has had our vehicle for 2 weeks and still can't fix the problem.
Roominess, smooth drive, TV, design of the vehicle both inside and out.
Split the folding rear seatto 40/60. Fix all the door/power gate problems.