We really, really wanted to continue liking our 2011 Quest, but it has gotten to the point that we are selling it before paying it off and getting out of the vehicle before something major (a.k.a. expensive) occurs.
Within 1 year, both front doors required the bolts to be re-tightened as they got loose. That is ridiculous as a quality assurance problem from the factory.
Within 2.5 years, it required new tires all the way around. 30k miles.
Engine starting occasionally sputters, fails to start. It has run rough until warming up as well. Accessory belt is squeaking when humid outside and engine is cold.
Engine oil change had metal bits recently, 32k miles.
Brake job required, 33k.
Exterior and interior design are very attractive. Interior fit and finish is outstanding compared to other vehicles. Very impressed, which is why we bought the vehicle in the first place.
Wrong tire compound was chosen, or the entire suspension and tire combination was engineered wrong resulting in fast wear of tires.
Improve the QA at the factory. Shipping a vehicle that requires the door bolts to be re-tightened is beyond comprehension considering this is not a new manufacturing company.
Engine build and engineering went poorly, resulting in belt squeaking, rough idle some times, and other issues. The unit we have is a bomb that hopefully doesn't pop before we sell it.
We will never buy or lease a Nissan again.
Minivans in the U.S. are mostly used to haul kids and run errands to the groceries and hardware stores. We use it to haul adults and friends to parties on weekends. All I have to say the Quest is an awesome van because it's 100% made in Japan next to the Nissan Elgrand E52! No other Japanese vans in North America are JDM like the Quest. Like everyone said, the build quality is rock solid and very Infiniti like.
I just slapped on a set of 20'' rims with TEIN coilovers. It looks good and handles like a sport wagon. No more "trampolines" feeling on the highway and body rolls are reduced greatly.
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Automatic fold down rear screen; two captain chairs in the center row; remote control on both rear sliding doors even when the engine is on
The back up camera is not enough!
Bring the 360 degrees view cameras like the Elgrand over to North America, Nissan!
-Power folding mirrors
-Lounge Chairs (front passenger & 2nd row) like the Elgrand!
-The output on the taillights are too weak.
Only 1 bulb to share the brake and running light.
Lastly, make it look more handome like the Elgrand.