"This model 2009 Quest S, the quirky one, has the best space utilization of all. Middle Captain chairs and rear bench fold flat giving it tons of room for cargo. It is also a perfect highway cruiser, very comfortable, plenty of power from the highly regarded Nissan V6. Unfortunately they changed the style and lost it's quirkiness and rear seats do not fold flat. So we are keeping this one. If you can find one and need a minivan, grab it. They are a bargain now."
Pros: "seats fold, style, dual dvd, nav, its a nissan"
Cons: "a few minor mechanical issues"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought an 09 Nissan Quest SE decked out with everything. I love its similarity to the Town and Country and Grand Caravan, but with a better deal, as was less than the T&C but with better quality than the Dodge Grand Caravan. The Dual DVD entertainment is a lifesaver, since 1 of my 3 three kids will be in the back along with friends and our dog. The two in the 2nd row can watch Nemo while the one in the back can watch the Lego Movie. The Chrome door handles and accents add style to the already sporty look. The dashboard was improved in 2007 to make it look less pod like. I love the interior, with its comfortable seats and abundance of space, as well as the many moon roofs. The Quest's folding seats are amazing. The second row seats fold into the floor almost flat, like the Chrysler, but with more comfortable seats and an easier process. The 3rd row bench easily folds into the floor. The power sliding doors and tailgate make getting in an out super easy, especially with an infant or small youth. I bought this car after purchasing a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder LE AWD, when I decided I liked the Nissan brand and could get loyalty incentives. I also found out that Nissan owned Infiniti, so I used my 06 Infiniti M as a trade in. I plan to buy a 2015 Quest Platinum very soon and 2017 Nissan Armada Platinum. In addition, I am considering an Infiniti Q50 as a work car."
Pros: "Typical Japanese engineered vehicle with 0 failure"
Cons: "not a thing"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought this new in 2005, currently 30,000 mile. I don't drive a lot as shown in my odometer, and I don't trust mechanics, so I do all the mechanical work at home.
After owning this car for more than 10 years, I can write a legitimate review.
I haven't had a single failure for last ten years. Only issue is the factory equipped Goodyear LS tires that was recently replaced. Another issue is the way engine is mounted; pretty difficult to replace spark plugs; that probably explains why Nissan opted to use 100,000 mile spark plugs from the factory. Those who make friends with mechanics, prepare to spend good money on tuneup or if EGR sensor need to be replaced.
I checked the brake caliper, they're well within safety limit, but front disc is seemingly warping as I can feel subtle vibration when vehicle is coming to stop. Instead of turning original disc for $30 from reputable machine shop, I chose to buy pair of (allegedly customer return item) front discs from Amazon for $23.
Other than normal maintenance such as oil, fluids or tires, my total maintenance cost of owning this car for ten years is $23, that is, about $2/year. That's not bad!"
Pros: "great price fun to drive all maintenance kept up."
Cons: "falls apart at 100,000 miles"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"AT 100,000 MILES EVERYTHING FALLING APART. Transmission $2500.00, digital odometer $1000.00, CATALYTIC CONVERTERS X 3 GOING BAD $600.00 EACH. THIS SHOULD NOT BE HAPPENING BEFORE 150,000 MILES. I SPEAK THE TRUTH.NO MORE NISSANS IN MY DRIVEWAY!! resale value very low also."
Cons: "cup holders on 2nd row seats break off easy-cost"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2
"We had to have the transmission replaced twice,the catalytic converters replaced 3times and the engine seals replaced. constantly leaking. also the brake wear was awful and noted on most complaint sites for this care
When it runs it is a great riding car, comfortable, roomy great interior."
"We bought our 2005 Quest from a one owner individual and it has been the best minivan I've ever owned and I have owned about 5 in my life time. I have had a brand new Dodge, used GM, and Nissan is my first foreign model. The engine runs so smooth in this van and I have get-up and go! like any small sports car out there. I love the way it handles the road and it's a pleasure to drive. I think the only downside I have found is that I can hear wind noise around the sliding doors. I want to buy another one just like this one in 2015."