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Nissan Quest 2004+



  • kmcgirlkmcgirl Posts: 8
    Does anyone know if any of the rear windows tilt out like the current Nissan Quest? I looked hard in all the pictures (there are some good ones at, but I can't see the typical mount that is visible externally on most vans that have the tilt-out feature.
  • I have a stupid question - I have been unable to find what colors the new Quest will be available in. The red interior is definitely not my cup of tea and I would not buy the vehicle if that's my only choice.

    I've have had a Nissan (Datsun) since the late 70's and they have always been in blue. I drive too much in my vehicles to not have my favorite color plus I am very superstitious (on that issue only). The only time I've had a Datsun and it wasn't blue - it was a lemon.

    I'd like to stay with Nissan (altho I despise the salesmen at the dealership near me) but I also like the Sienna & Ody too. In addition to color, I have to deal with storage capability. My 95 Quest is a royal ( and I mean royal) pain to get the back seats up and slid forward. I no longer use the two captains chairs because of constantly moving the bench seats, but with 2 kids, it's a necessity.

    Are the rear seats easy to fold - has anyone been able to try that yet?

    Thanks for the info.
  • acedriveracedriver Posts: 131
    If Nissan is opening the production of the plant on May 27, when will the Quest start rolling off the assembly lines ? Most websites are touting a Summer 2003 release of the Quest.

    And all new employees at the plant .. Let's hope the vehicle quality does not suffer due to learning curves !
  • The Canton plant is actually already building pre-production models with a very low number of employees. They have been doing this for a few months already. I live in the MS and have several contacts within the Jackson area who have told me so.
  • lsinclsinc Posts: 270
    Wow, you are looking for the "perfect" van at the "perfect" price. I have two children and a dog and we travel quite a bit. We just purchased an '03 Mazda MPV. In all of my research which was quite extensive, the MPV offered my family what we needed with room to spare at $100 under dealer invoice. It's also loaded, i.e. moonroof, roof rack, traction control, tumble under third row seat, 6 cd changer, auto sliding doors, roll down windows in the back as opposed to the traditional wing style. It also has a 4 season package which enables us to tow up to 3,000 lbs. It has a 3.0 liter duratech engine with a 5 speed tranny. It produces 200 HP. The MPV has a 5 star rating and a much better the average reliability record. It's just not as large as the other vans which in my case was desirable. I can't stand the feeling of large vans. The MPV handles like a dream with out that swishy back end feeling.

    Have you looked at the Kia Sedona? I too looked at the Sienna and found it way over my budget. The Odyssey is way too expensive and way over rated. I traded in a '95 Mercury Villager (same as the Quest) and it was an awesome van. 103,000 miles and was still going strong. I never had any problems with it just regular maintenance. The thing with the Quest/Villager twins is that they aren't rated well in safety or reliability. Neither are the GMC group.

    I think you have to look for the best van for "Your" family. Everyone has different opinions and experiences. I for one can't stand Honda but others like them. The current Toyota Sienna is not as convenient as the '04 and again the '04 is expensive. Kia is too new and really gets bad gas mileage and only has an average reliability record but you can get a fully loaded Sedona for $24,000 and it comes with a 5 star rating. I'm a real pain when it comes to crash tests and others feel that they aren't worth reading. I like the MPV and someone else may come along and really hate it. I think it's worth your while to wait until the '04 Quest comes out. Who knows it may be the van for you.

    Hey, Good Luck!
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,937
    This article says the Quest is on display at the NY Auto Show and will go into production "next month."

    Latest designs 'stand out' from pack (Jackson Clarion-Ledger)

    Steve, Host
  • xbzzxbzz Posts: 4
    I've been looking around for more info about the DVD/CD player but can't find it anywhere. Does anyone know if the Quest can play CDs with mp3? Thanks
  • acedriveracedriver Posts: 131
    As far as I looked only the Mazda MPV listed MP3 as optional. Maybe you can get dealer installed options on other minivans. Otherwise, consider buying a portable MP3 player and then route the output via the headphone jack to the car's speakers. That way, you can take the MP3 player along wherever you go and plug it into the van as required :-)

    Quite honestly, I'd rather do the same with a DVD player. Rather than pay thousands for a always-fixed-in-the-van DVD player, get a portable one and hook it up into the van whenever you go for long trips etc.
  • shuedshued Posts: 107
    I have heard that at May 26, the new quest will
    begin to be built. When do you think the van will
    arrive at dealer show room? Originally, we hope
    to buy 8 seat minivan. Thus the only one will be
    Sienna LE with 8 seats. But After I check it out, I find that without armrest at the second row,
    it is very uncomfortable, so we return back to look for 7 seat minivan. Thus we have more choices- Ody, Sienna, and Quest. But we need to buy it at July. I hope at that time, new Quest will be at Dealer show room.
  • st_pust_pu Posts: 74
    We are not in such hurry, our second child will not be so soon, but still I'll better talk to my Nissan dealer, to see Quest before I'll do my final decision.
  • jbond_007jbond_007 Posts: 3
    So well put that it does summarize dilemma most of the new van buyers have. I am also looking at Ody EXL-RES or Sienna XLE-DVD (&NAV). So far sienna seems to be the winner (except for price). Does anybody know if Quest has improved on the safety/crash test results?

    I am also waiting for quest to arrive in the showrooms, from the pics seems a good design and well thought features. Interior either you will love it or will hate it. I will have to see it pics are not giving a feel.

    Given reliablity of Ody and Sienna, Quest has to be at a lower price for me to buy it. For what I know of seems like Nissan is planning to price at 25k-30k range which means same as Ody/Sienna.
  • raul4raul4 Posts: 95
    Based on the pics I've seen of this beauty, I can't wait to see it in person and test drive it. I called the Nissan dealer in Tucson and they tell me it won't arrive until around August.
    What I can see of the pics, the interior is really dynamic; very futuristic looking. And, the exterior has very clean cut lines. I just hope the final pricing is something I can afford.
  • prlamzprlamz Posts: 78
    If reliability is such a main concern, then you should remove the Odyssey from your list a put the MPV in its place.
  • clpurnellclpurnell Posts: 1,087
    Is right I had an oddy for four months. We ran in to bad wind buffeting noise and hard start condition.
  • st_pust_pu Posts: 74
    I just called into my neighborhood Herb, and DarCars dealerships, and they told me "late June is Quest 2004 arrival time". Washington DC. Other dealers told "September", or "Fall".
  • st_pust_pu Posts: 74
    Design of new Quest 2004 is awesome for me. A am so hungry for testdrive..... Hope this van will be our great for my family.
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