I have been a Nissan fan for quite some
time now. I started driving a 89
Sentra, upgraded to a 96 Maxima, both
cars exceeded my expectations. I have a
98 Quest XE I like the driver's sitting
position, you can see almost everything
in front of you. It has a powerful A/C,
and the gas mileage is good. But after
2 years the powerlocks started giving
me problems.I also had problems with
the a/c controls it had to be replaced.
oil pressure switch needs to be
replaced and also the engine mounting
was cracked four of them. I was not
surprised to found out why this is
parts of the van was made by Ford.
The Nissan Quest has been a very
dependable, practical family vehicle.
It drives very well with varied
weather and road conditions! Easy
movement of the back seat to expand the
rear cargo space. Comfort and family
durability ranks high for the interior.
Drink cups in the middle seat were non
existent which was an inconvenience to
passengers seated in the middle!
Easy maintenance and no major problems
through the first 4 years.
this van has been super and very
versatile. I found the only draw back
was the lack of two sliding doors on my
model. I have experienced problems
with the door locks self locking in
warm months of the year almost to the
point of selling. The mast cylinder
went out at about 74,000 but was
covered by an extended warranty.
Consider this one seriously!
I bought this van kind of for fun because my old car died on me before senior year of high school. This van was wonderful. Perfect for filling with friends or camping gear, and the car was reliable as the sunrise. I also loved the gas mileage. I drive agressively, and averaged about 21-22 mpg. Thats not bad. The engine however was very underpowered. Only 151 hp and the car was very heavy. It has a very functional interior and the third row seats can slide to any position in the car which is conveneient. The van did develop a cylinder misfire before I sold it. This is the only knock I have about it. Also, it doesn't have traction control or abs. Overall it drove like a car and did its job.
We bought this vehicle for $5000 it had only 104,000 miles we have driven it for around 55,000 and still working smoothly. Great for large families, average MPG, My wife very much. Our kids enjoy it. I change the oil frequently, we only have to replace the timing belt on a trip to Mexico, parts and labor only 150 USD, extremely inexpensive.