1999 Nissan Quest SE from North America
Now that electrical problems are fixed, I love it
Nearly all of the Ford electrical components have been replaced with genuine Nissan parts. Too much to list separately.
After owning this van for 7 years, and having put 110,000 miles on it, I can say that I have never had any problems with the motor, transmission, axles, or any of the other " moving" parts on this vehicle.
I have however, had to replace just about every electrical part on this van. The drive train on this vehicle was made by Nissan, the rest by Ford (go figure).
I have kept up with all of the recommended servicing, including the timing belt at 90,000. I am hoping to get 300,000 out of this motor as I have on my Nissan truck.
This sport model handles like a sports car, is very comfortable, and is easy to get in and out of. The rear buckets and 3rd row bench is very comfortable as well. My only complaint is that I wish the van was a little longer.
I have test driven many other makes, and still find this one to be the best van overall. I would be hard pressed to ever sell it. The new Nissan vans are rattle traps.
All of the vans with the "stow and go" seating option make adults feel like they are sitting on the floor with their knees in their face, so I won't be buying one of those any time soon.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th June, 2008
17th Jun 2008, 08:20
Sorry but it's my first time on this forum.
I have a big problem with the transmission. In automatic the second speed is to slow to change.
Can you tell me if there is an adjustment or is it broken?
This is a 1998 Quest... Thanks.
30th Jul 2008, 13:21
I read a review from Consumer Reports online that the van has slow pickup in that range. The van probably is built this way. I hope that helps.
Here is the link to the reviews.
25th Nov 2011, 10:38
My wife and I had a '99 for about 3 years. It was a little cheap feeling. Never had a problem other than the timing belt broke. No damage to the motor. Took me a week to replace the belt, working on the van after work. Pain in the back side to replace.
I also added a rear sway bar from a GLE. The GXE did not come with one. The handling was really good for a van.
We ended up selling it for a Volvo wagon. The Quest has two flaws. No cargo room with everyone in the van. The other is safety. Very poor test results.