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Nissan Quest 2004+

inta211inta211 Posts: 1
If anyone has more info about this van. This is the place for that.
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  • eyeblindeyeblind Posts: 156
    An article in Friday's USA Today car section (on line edition) discusses one of the issues the two hundred technicians sent to the Quest, Titan & Armada manufacturing plant found. There were complaints of paint chips and scratches on vehicles coming from the factory. They found employees working in the paint side of production not taking off their watches and jewelry while working. This appears to be the cause of the problem. They now have to remove all jewelry and watches.
  • Have anyone seen this minivan on the road. Or a spy photo that we can look at. I am holding off on buying the Nissan Quest because I heard about the new designed the Nissan is coming out. What is the ballpark figure on this baby 'coz I will definitely buy this van if they retain the style especially the roof with glass in it.
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 40,568
    Only photos I've seen are similar to the ones in our Future Vehicles section (I've added the link to the Helpful Links box on the left).

    Don't know about pricing, and a lot can change between concept and execution.

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  • I am also interested in the new Quest 2004. I love the styling of the van, and hope they do retain quite a bit from the concept. From all that I have read (a lot from the various auto shows), the price will be around $25k. I think that if the vehicle is too radical, it will turn people off, but just enough change and I bet people (like myself, a soon-to-be father) will flock to it. Just my 2 cents.
    Mike
  • bkeigbkeig Posts: 1
    Are they still going with the sliding rear seats on a track concept? Or the common folks that are removable levers.
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 40,568
    I like my tracks and use them pretty often, esp. since I tossed the middle bench. I bet the new Quest goes to a magic seat since everyone else is.

    What I really want is a shorter Quest/taller wagon with a magic second seat in the middle, and a big flat empty in the back.

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  • lok888lok888 BostonPosts: 1,775
    Is this a prototype or production car? It looks cool.
  • lok888lok888 BostonPosts: 1,775
    Watch out Honda!
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 40,568
    It's the concept - expect a few changes between now and release.

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  • Car looks great but has anybody out there priced 20 inch tires. I would love to get one but not for $800 every 50-70,000 miles for new feet. I wrote Nissan a letter concerning this and received no response. They either don't care about cost or their minds are made up and I think the tires/wheels will be a big mistake.
    Keep em on the road!!
  • bzielke-

    Nissan has really gone bonkers recently with huge wheel sizes. First they made 17" wheels available on the Sentra, Altima, and Maxima. That's not too unreasonable, but it's getting up there. Then, they trumped that with 18" offerings on the Infiniti M45 and Q45. Now, it is rumored that the upcoming Infiniti FX45 will have standard 20" wheels. We don't need to go back to the '80s and put 13" wheels on everything, but there has to be a happy medium here, and 20" isn't it.

    -Andrew L
  • dhoffdhoff Posts: 282
    I would be shocked if the new van has 20" wheels when it comes out. On the concept vehicle, sure. I'm guessing 17" maximum on the actual vehicle. And even that might be pushing it, if they want to put an all-season tire on it (which would make sense on a minivan). I don't think there are any all season tires available in 17" sizes yet, just performance tires.

    Dave
  • dplachtadplachta Posts: 109
    Anyone know the expected size of the new Quest? What were the dimensions of the concept van?

    I wonder if it will be like the MPV/Sedona or more like the Odyssey/GC.
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 40,568
    Think BIG - every other manufacturer seems to be jumping on that bandwagon.

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  • rtfirtfi Posts: 14
    Nissan has already started trial production at the new Mississippi plant, getting ready to begin building the Quest in May.


    http://www.clarionledger.com/news/0210/26/b01.html

  • dhoffdhoff Posts: 282
    Pictures... I want to see pictures.

    Anybody see any on the net somewhere? All I've seen so far is the concept vehicle.

    Dave
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 40,568
    heh, I know where some Photoshop ones likely are :-)

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  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    I think the quest should be a little bit smaller for families who jumped into an Odyssey and want a second but smaller van.
  • rtfirtfi Posts: 14
    Autonews.com reported the following:

    "It is larger than the current Quest, roughly the size of a Chrysler Town and Country minivan."


    Also:

    "The exterior design of the concept is "very close" to the production version."


    http://www.autonews.com/files/2002stories/quest114.htm

  • I am hoping Nissan will show this in the Philadelphia Auto Show in January. I am looking for a van and those on the market now don't do it for me. I don't need the huge Honda van. Something smaller with Navaigation System is my need. Hopefully the price stays under 30K.
  • rtfirtfi Posts: 14
    Price: You should be able to get one for under $30,000. Jed Connelly, Nissan's top N.A. exec, was quoted in the Detroit News as saying "pricing will be competitive" with rivals Odyssey and T&C in the $26,000 to $33,0000 range.
    http://www.detnews.com/2002/autoshow/0201/24/b08-385879.htm

    Auto Shows: My guess is Nissan will show a production version at the Detroit show January 11th-20th. Just a guess.
  • sdattasdatta Posts: 24
    These two upcoming vans look so much cooler than what's out on the market now. I like the Microbus the best but it's not due to arrive until the 2005 model year. I need a van (3 kids) much sooner. I'm a Nissan fan, especially their V6 engines, so I am stoked about the Quest. The only think I am concerned about are those seats. Surely those are just seats for the concept vehicle. I can't imagine they are very comfortable for real world use.

    If they keep the price at or below the Odessey, they'll sell well. from an spy photo I saw, Toyota's new Sienna looks like a shameless copy of the Odessey.
  • haropharop Posts: 59
    I am just wonderong if there will be AWD option
    for the Quest 2004.
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    Also, why this group is not active. This is one of the nice cars I have ever imagined to buy for my wife. She wants it COOL and I want it Minivan (Family, Kids you know). The current Quest we have, is becoming boring for her, although so far(60k) 0 problem.
  • dhoffdhoff Posts: 282
    It's probably not active because there's not much to talk about yet. The only pictures I've seen so far are of the concept vehicle which are somewhat "unrealistic", as I see it.

    I haven't heard of an AWD version being available. I'm guessing not.

    Dave
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 40,568
    I have a Quest, but I'm more excited about the concept Microbus.... What I'd like next is a tall hatchback/wagon or MV aimed at 5 passengers, max, hmmm, maybe I'll go shop the PTCruiser next. MV's are just getting too big.

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  • Our '93 Villager (Quest clone) easily accomodated our requirements: frequent 5-pass, occasional 7-pass (8 once, but hey we were all related), frequent 3-pass 3-mtb's, occasional light building material hauling, and wonderful transcontinental freeway flyer for 2 with no luggage discipline. I've always been impressed with Nissan durability, but right now the best new/current MV out there for me looks like an MPV....
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 40,568
    Yeah, the MVP owners are pretty enthusiastic about their vans, and they're a nice size too. Mazda was still in SUV mode back in late '98 when I was shopping. Villager/Quests are great transcontinental flyers off the freeways too (check my profile ).

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  • rtfirtfi Posts: 14
    Nissan is building the "crossover" Murano for people who want AWD. What about a CVT option on the Quest? Wouldn't surprise me.
  • rtfirtfi Posts: 14
    The concept version will be shown in Charlotte this weekend. (Show times at bottom of story.)


    http://www.news14charlotte.com/content/local_news/?ArID=15158&SecID=2

  • rtfirtfi Posts: 14
    The British car magazine EVO reported, "both manual and automatic CVT gearboxes will be available" on their version of the new Quest, so maybe we will get a CVT option on our side of the pond.

    http://www.evo.co.uk/t/content/news-ae/danstrong-7jun02/id27235/story.htm
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