2004 Nissan Quest Reviews - Page 5 of 7

2004 Nissan Quest from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance187000 kilometres
Previous carFord Windstar

Summary:

Never again

Faults:

With more than $15,000 in repairs so far (some under warranty), this two year old lemon is an excellent reason NEVER to buy another Nissan in my lifetime. This car takes on water, a swimming pool in the trunk causing mildew. A 3rd time dismantling and reassembly of the interior (at my expense no less) still has not resolved the problem (unofficial recall, not covered by Nissan).

Still one year to run on the lease - hope I don't commit suicide first.

General Comments:

A trashcan on wheels. Stay away.

Interior comfortable for families - DVD player a bonus on trips.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th August, 2006

19th Aug 2006, 13:27

Welcome to the REAL world of Japanese cars. We lost our sanity a few years back and bought one also. Ours lost 50% of its purchase price in a year and I had to practically GIVE the piece of garbage away!! We'll stick to American cars. We've never had a seconds trouble from any of our Ford, Chrysler or GM cars or trucks...EVER!!

2004 Nissan Quest SE 3.5L V6 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.5L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance21000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Passat

Summary:

Too many issues to buy another one, but I still love it - I don't know why.

Faults:

We are actually on our second 2004 Quest. The first one had a tool from the assembly line left in the engine and it blew up before we made our first payment. Luckily our dealership replace the van (Nissan wanted to rebuild it).

I'm about to replace all 4 tires, no tread left of them. Van only has about 20,000 miles on it.

Headliner squeaks and rattles constantly. Dealership has made numerous attempts to fix it with no luck. Thank goodness the radio works well!

Rear brake pads already need replacing (shouldn't the front wear out first?).

Hook on passenger seat broke off.

DVD player stopped working after very little use.

General Comments:

I have a love-hate relationship with my van. It is the coolest van ever made. I love the inside of it. The skylights are wonderful. Cosmetically, it's a great van.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2006

2004 Nissan Quest SE from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carNissan Plymouth Grand Voyager

Summary:

Way too many problems

Faults:

3 Front end Alignments.

2 brake jobs (front and back)

New Tires at 24,000 miles, buying another set tomorrow.

Poor air conditioning. Does not cool near as well as our GMC Envoy.

Steering wheel vibrates, been to the shop 6 times, they can't fix.

Broken CD player. CD won't eject.

Automatic sliding door is slow to open

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This is my latest issue. Almost no power as I was coming out of parking lot. I pressed on the gas pedal and I could feel the van is not responding (it was going forward, but with less than 10% of normal power) to the input. The van basically was crawling forward. This also happened yesterday as I was pulling out of a parking space (reverse) It just wouldn't move. I pushed on the gas several time, nothing, just the engine reeving. I even got out and walked around the van wondering what the heck was going on. Finally I just put the pedal to the floor and it jump/popped into gear. Another dreaded visit to the dealer tomorrow.

General Comments:

Because of the way the dealer has handled the problems I've had with my Quest I would never ever buy another Nissan.

The only positive is that the cabin really is comfortable. We went cross country and really enjoyed the comfort and room.

I've had more problems with this vehicle than any other in my 37 year driving history. (I've had many)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th July, 2006

2004 Nissan Quest SE from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance38000 miles
Previous carFord Focus

Summary:

I think it is a good quality vehicle, but a bit over priced considering the flaws I have encountered

Faults:

Right roof trim pops out and vibrates. It will stay in for a few dozen trips then pop back out again. The length of time between pop outs is getting closer and closer all the time. This started when the vehicle was new. I pressed the trim back into its track and didn't think much of it until it popped back out a month or two later. Now it pops out every few weeks.

The rear interior lights in the ceiling don't want to stay in place. They use a 'push' on and off technique and almost every time you push them on or off the entire assembly pops out. You just have to push it back in, but you can tell by the way it goes in it will come right back out the next time it is touched.

General Comments:

Overall I like the Quest, but for the price I paid for it >$30K you would think small things like the trim and interior lights would be of a better quality.

It is very comfortable in its ride and gets respectable gas mileage considering its size ~20-25mpg.

The Quest is incredibly roomy and easily accessible.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2006

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 24 reviews