Used 2004 Nissan Quest

2004 Nissan Quest
List price range
$4,895 - $5,987


  • Flat-folding rear seats, several trim levels to choose from, head airbag protection for all occupants, smooth 240-horse V6, comfortable ride.


  • Third-row seat isn't split-folding, can't get a second-row bench seat, not as big as some of its competitors.

Used 2004 Nissan Quest for Sale

Nissan Quest 2004 3.5 SL 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
87,523 miles
Used 2004
Nissan Quest
3.5 SL
Hi Lo Auto Sales
25.2 mi away
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Nissan Quest 2004 3.5 SL 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
88,132 miles
Used 2004
Nissan Quest
3.5 SL
Mazari Motors
53.9 mi away
Est.Loan: $100/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
$135 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
**TWO-OWNERS**CLEAN CARFAX HISTORY REPORT**3.5L V6**26 MPG**REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY**POWER WINDOWS/MIRRORS/LOCKS/DRIVER SEAT**DUAL SLIDING DOORS**CRUISE CONTROL**AM/FM/CD STEREO SYSTEM**CLEAN IN/OUT** - Climate Control| Dual Zone Climate Control| Cruise Control| Tinted Windows| Power Steering| Power Windows| Power Door Locks| Power Mirrors| Roof Rack| Rear Air Conditioning| Clock| Tachometer| Digital Info Center| Tilt Steering Wheel| Steering Wheel Radio Controls| Driver Airbag| Passenger Airbag| Keyless Entry| Security System| ABS Brakes| Traction Control| Rear Defogger| AM/FM| CD Player| CD Changer| Anti-Theft| Cloth Interior Surface| 115V Power Outlet| 12v Power Outlet| 3rd Row Seating| Aux. Audio Input| Center Arm Rest| Center Console| Child Proof Door Locks| Compass And Temperature Display| Compass And Temperature Display| Cup Holders| Dual Power Sliding Doors| Overhead Console| PCM| Power Brakes| Power Sliding Door| Premium Sound| Rear Wipers| Side Curtain Airbags| Tire Pressure Monitor| Vanity Mirrors - Contact Sales Department at 540-898-5555 or for more information. -
Nissan Quest 2004 3.5 SE 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
148,025 miles
Used 2004
Nissan Quest
3.5 SE
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Edmunds' Expert Review

With its non-traditional styling, innovative features and silky-smooth V6 engine, this all-new Quest provides a stylish alternative to the perennial class leader from Honda.

2004 Highlights

The 2004 Quest is an all-new minivan from Nissan that features distinctive styling, innovative features and a powerful V6.

Top consumer reviews

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200K and still strong
kwkemp1, 1/26/2013
Bought this new in 2004 and have never had an issue with mechanical aspects. Only 3 issues have been: driverside visor broke at 160K, plastic handles to lower 2nd row seats broke at about 120K, and radio cuts on and off. Other than these minor issues. Also this car does an amazing job in the snow as it does not slide.
Don't waste your money like I did
Rachel, 5/20/2016
We purchased this used for $12 grand in 2012, it had 91k on it. More than we could afford, but we had hoped it would last and be worth it in the long haul. Here we are four years and 30,000 miles later selling it for $500 due to a transmission issues that comes and goes, and since the problem comes and goes our mechanic is unable to diagnose the problem. In the past four years we have had to repair or replace wheel bearings, the ABS sensor, front control arm, 3 ignition coils, spark plugs, and a brake caliper. Right now the car needs a catalytic converter and an engine mount, but since we are done throwing money at this lemon I am not having those repaired and will be very upfront about the cars issues to whomever takes it off our hands. The transmission has been acting up on and off for over two years, it is a very odd problem where it acts like it is slipping, and then a day or two later is 100% fine. Since it is so intermittent there is little the mechanic can do. Even he is frustrated with the car at this point, and he is making money off of it! Annoying things that we didn't try to repair to not waste even more money include the automatic sliding door being glitchy, sometimes it almost closes and then reopens, lots of fun in the rain or freezing winter weather. However, if something is actually in the way of the sliding door (like me trying to put the baby in his seat) and it is closed by accident THEN it suddenly won't stop and does its best to squish you. The console cracked early on. The CD player doesn't work. The handle covers for the rear seats cracked. The vents fall out from the ceiling regularly. There is some odd leak in the trunk that we were never able to pinpoint, so at this point we just make sure to not put anything in the back so that the water can evaporate and not get moldy. It kills me because we really wanted to like this car. It has plenty of room for us and our three kids and a haul from Costco. If the grandparents want to come with us and the kids we can all fit in one car. But after dumping thousands in frequent and expensive repairs I just can't recommend this car to anyone.
Wish I was a lucky one!!
oneofeach4me, 11/20/2012
I bought this van used, in 08, with 34K miles on it, and 4K down with an extended warranty. I loved my Quest, it was perfect for us and fit my stylish personality. However, I started having issues with the van making noises. I kept taking it to the dealership but they couldn't figure it out. Well, 2 months after my warranty was up, with 90K miles on it, they tell me the van needs $4K worth of work but Nissan wouldn't honor my warranty that never got used. Issues: 80K heat compressor failed, 98K alternator failed, interior lights falling out of ceiling, tailgate replaced twice 1st at 45K, 110K failed timing chain! Engine work at 100K miles on a Nissan?! Now making payments on undriveable van!
great for us
dbarbour, 2/23/2011
This van has been great. Millage is good (21 city - 28 hwy), We now have 210,000 and have had very few repairs considering its age. Mostly routine repairs. I love driving this van, it is very comfortable, handles well and acceleration is great! I live in a northern state and it handles winter driving well even with only FWD and all season tires. However, I hate backing it up as visiblity is lousy.
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Features & Specs

17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 2
4-speed automatic
240 hp @ 5800 rpm
16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 2
5-speed automatic
240 hp @ 5800 rpm
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 2
4-speed automatic
240 hp @ 5800 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

More about the 2004 Nissan Quest
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Minivans that don't look like minivans, SUVs that drive like cars — gone are the days when we called a spade, a spade. These days we have crossovers, "sports tourers" and other semiradical departures from the old days when what you saw was simply what you got.

The 2004 Nissan Quest is one of the latest vehicles to blur the classification lines. We witnessed the initial unveiling of Nissan's new minivan at this year's North American International Auto Show, and were entertained by Nissan spokesmen using words like "sexy," "sophisticated" and "stylish" to describe a minivan. Although we agree that stylewise it is a departure from the traditional bread boxes one often sees lined up in front of elementary schools in the afternoon, we were still a little dubious of a minivan's ability to be considered sexy.

Months after its introduction, we seized the opportunity to test-drive Nissan's latest people mover near its birth site, the new Nissan assembly plant in Canton, Miss. Our scheduled drive occurred during the same week the first-production Quest rolled off the line. Mississippi pride was shown in abundance as folks stopped us to ask if our Quest test vehicle was "one of their new cars."

"That sure is a good-lookin' ride," drawled a well-dressed man in a Chevrolet Tahoe, as his wife nodded her approval from the passenger's seat. Hmmm, if we were attracting the attention of men driving popular SUVs, maybe there was something to this sophisticated, stylish thing after all.

On the outside, the Quest was designed to take its place in the Nissan family. It shares styling cues with other new models such as the redesigned Maxima, the 350Z and the Murano — especially the front grille arrangement. An arching roofline gives the Quest a more dramatic flair — passersby will be hard-pressed to confuse it for any other minivan on the market. The Quest also receives Nissan's new Skyview windows — first introduced on the '04 Maxima. Four fixed windows are cut into the Quest's roof to give the rear-seating area an open feel.

Under the hood lies a 3.5-liter V6 engine tuned to produce 240 horsepower — that's 70 horsepower more than the 2002 Quest. Two transmissions are available — a four-speed automatic on the lower-line models, and a five-speed auto for the upper trim. Traction control is standard on all Quests, with vehicle dynamic control available on top-of-the-line Quest models. While the engine felt plenty powerful for tooling around town and over freeway stretches, we definitely prefer the smooth shift pattern of the five-speed auto transmission over Quests equipped with the four-speed.

Built on the same platform as the Altima, Murano and Maxima, the Quest benefits from a four-wheel independent suspension with a rear multilink design, along with front and rear stabilizer bars that provide a balanced, carlike ride. Power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering and four-wheel antilock brakes, BrakeAssist (BA) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) come standard on all 2004 Quests. Most of our test-drive consisted of smooth Mississippi pavement, but the few times we found ourselves on rougher terrain, we didn't notice a substantial difference in the ride quality, and remained comfortable while the suspension adeptly absorbed the bumps.

Inside, the Quest provides seating for seven passengers (note that Toyota's new Sienna has an eight-passenger configuration). The Quest now claims the widest-opening rear sliding doors, as well as flat-folding seats for both the second and third rows — a segment "must-have" these days. The folding seats would be much easier to use if you weren't required to remove and stow all five headrests prior to lowering the seats into place. The third-row seat only folds as a one-piece bench, which makes it a bit heavy to maneuver and limits the available seating configuration. The second-row captain's chairs (no second-row bench is available) tip up to allow easier entry and exit for third-row passengers. Low seat back height and no thigh support make the third-row seat only marginally comfortable, but the legroom is sufficient for quick trips, even for small adults.

Interesting design features abound in Nissan's new minivan. The center-mounted instrument cluster built below the 6.3-inch information display screen is circular in design and provides stereo and climate controls right at your fingertips. There's a front overhead console with a sunglasses holder and dual maplights, and an available full-length rear overhead console to assist rear passengers with additional storage bins, lighting and air vents, but no lower center console between the second-row chairs. The requisite eight cupholders are dispersed throughout the interior, as well as a bottle holder integrated into the door bin on each sliding door. Other locations to stash your goodies include an open storage bin on each side of the center stack, plus a driver-accessible drawer under the front-passenger seat, should you need to hide your valuables from peering eyes. Four 12-volt power points are also located throughout the cabin, ready to power Game Boys aplenty.

The eight-way adjustable driver seat can be upgraded to eight-way power, or all the way to include a driver-seat memory system with seat, foot pedal and outside mirror memory positions, plus heated front seats. Both driver and front passenger get power one-touch up/down windows with a safety reverse feature, in case little (or big) fingers get in the way. Dual-zone automatic climate control is optional, while a rear heating and air conditioning system is standard. Also standard are side curtain airbags to protect the heads of those in the front and rear.

Base model Quest passengers will listen to a 150-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with eight speakers and an optional in-dash six-disc CD changer. Serious music enthusiasts can enjoy the first Bose-developed audio system for a minivan featuring a 265-watt Bose system with a CD changer and 10 speakers. Steering wheel-mounted audio controls are also available.

An available rear DVD entertainment system allows you to choose either one or two roof-mounted display screens (providing both the second and third rows with an optimal view); the DVD drive is located under the front-passenger seat, facing the driver. The audio system has dual-feature capability, which means rear-seat passengers can use headphones to watch a movie while other passengers are listening to the stereo through the regular speakers.

Can't decide how much "sophistication" is necessary? The Quest comes in three trim levels — 3.5 S, 3.5 SL and 3.5 SE which afford a variety of options. The base-level 3.5 S can be upgraded to include 16-inch alloy wheels and a rear sonar parking system, and the midlevel 3.5 SL can add front-seat side-impact airbags (all Quests get the head airbags as standard fare), heated front seats and a rear sonar system, plus leather-trimmed interior and a four-way power front passenger seat. All models are available with the single-screen DVD entertainment system, while only the 3.5 SE can add a second display screen. Lastly, both 3.5 SL and 3.5 SE models can have a GPS navigation system with DVD-based data storage and an in-dash six-disc CD changer.

So, stylish? Yes. Sophisticated? Sure. The Quest has plenty of amenities to recommend itself to even the most discriminating SUV buyers. But sexy? That one we still find difficult to swallow. The new Quest goes on sale in early July, and if the price is attractive enough to compete with current minivan goddesses, the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna, then sexy just might be a possibility.

Used 2004 Nissan Quest Overview

The Used 2004 Nissan Quest is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 3.5 SL 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A), 3.5 SE 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A), and 3.5 S 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2004 Nissan Quest?

Price comparisons for Used 2004 Nissan Quest trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 Nissan Quest 3.5 SL is priced between $4,895 and$5,987 with odometer readings between 87523 and88132 miles.

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