Cons: "After 22 years, some plastic parts are going bad."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought this car new and am still driving it. I've done my own oil changes and tune-ups, and the car is very easy to work on.
I've driven it all over the country and have had a great time in it.
After taking out the back seat, I found that I have plenty of room to put camping equipment and coolers for extended camping trips. To me, it's like a mini-RV.
You can put an air mattress or a foam pad in the back if you don't feel like pitching a tent, and it sleeps one person very nicely.
It does have a cassette deck, but fortunately I still have hundreds of them left over from years ago. A plug-in for an i-Pod would be nice, but it is what it is.
I could afford a new mini van, but I really don't like the boxy look that most of them have. And since this vehicle runs like a top, why bother! I think Nissan makes great engines, and maybe this is why the car is at the top of my list."
"My brother bought this van new - took good care of it. I got it at 198,000 and I take good care of it - all the right maintenance. It is the best vehicle I've ever had. If they made new 1994 Quest XE minivan, I would buy it. People look at it and cannot believe that it is a 94 and even less can they believe the mileage on it. The best!"
"I acquired my 97 quest gxe from my parents about 2 weeks ago and all the money they've put into it in their 4 1/2 yrs of owner ship is a new power steering pump, and a winshield wiper motor. They put new tires on it and replaced the timing belt, and motor mount at approx 160K. This van has never let them down otherwise.
Now that I have it I put on new tires and alignment. The bad which is nothing minor is the sliding door pops open when hitting a bump and has a bump shift going from 1st to 2nd gear which is kinda common and nothing major for these vans. Other than that it has been a reliable van. Gets 22-24 mpg on the highway which is a little better than normal for a van but I tell people it's not a 4 cyl. I never thought i'll ever drive a minivan as a daily driver but it handles and rides like a car and I love sitting a little higher. I do love the fact that it has major features like a car like a power moonroof, and 6 disc cd changer. I get compliments on it all the time and get asked on selling it. I will not part with this van and its been in the family for a while and will drive it until the wheels fall off."
"My wife and I bought our '97 Quest about 3 years ago with around 74000 miles on it. Now it has about 145000 and still running good. I wish our '02 Saturn was as reliable as this van. The only bad thing is the MPG is just awful and we wish it had another side door on the driver's side for this year."
"I bought my '94 used in 2003 with 140,000 miles. It just turned 222,000 and is still running strong and passes CA smog with no problems. The only unusual problem I've had is with the engine mounts breaking 3 times which in turn has broken two exhaust manifolds. I gave up on that problem and have been driving it the last 20,000 miles with an exhast leak and a broken motor mount.
(PS I have owned two 300ZX's with the same engine and drove both to over 300,000 miles.)"