We've owned the car since fall of '07 and it's been a really beauty.
I had to put a front wheel bearing in each side, but the van is now at 170,000 miles and still going very strong.
Interior fit and finish isn't the best, but overall Nissan makes a very good engine and transmission. I can't complain.
I would recommend a used Nissan Quest to anyone with kids or bulky stuff to haul.
So MUCH more room than other SUV's out there.
Don't buy an SUV to be in the in crowd.
Accept the fact you have kids and get a van, save gas and haul all your stuff in comfort.
Interior room, fuel economy.
can haul a sheet of 4x8 plywood with ease.
can haul furniture, mt. bikes, christmas trees, wreathes, all the crap your mother-in-law gives the kids at christmas, dogs, cats, kids friends, 12 gauges, knives, camping gear, you name it.
plastic interior parts could have better fit and finish.
the center instrument cluster is a little different, but it works great.
better ground clearance would be really nice.