With a year off for previous marginal behavior, a new Quest will be on the roads by the time you read this, bigger and bolder than ever. It does, however, take some familiarization to locate the driver-adjacent speedometer and navigation screen. I hate to admit it, but I actually enjoy driving it too. Prices vary depending on the vehicle's condition, mileage, features, and location. All three minivans have similar powertrain architecture, engineering, and efficiency. I will match the ride, comfort, performance, handling, gas economy and reliability to any other minivan on the market.
I love this van, I plan to drive it until the wheels fall off or the kids all move out. The transmission has been acting up on and off for over two years, it is a very odd problem where it acts like it is slipping, and then a day or two later is 100% fine. Other than these minor issues. From the moment we sat behind the wheel, we were impressed at how refined, upscale, and content-rich the Sienna has become. Speaking of sliding doors, the Quest has the longest, widest-opening doors in its class, which makes getting to and from the third-row seat a cinch. Our particular minivan trio has much in common.
Does the 2004 Quest point in such a bold new direction for minivans that the old standards simply no longer apply? About 80 percent of buyers will opt for the 3. However, after driving this thing for 3+ years we're spoiled. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. We couldn't find anything out there that compared in every way to our Quest. Though more capable than one might expect, the Odyssey is by no means silent doing its work—especially under full throttle—despite sound-isolation materials that were bulked up in recent years. But the smooth suspension and light steering did keep driver fatigue at bay on a 600-mile test journey. We still love this van and will probably buy another.
Rotors are always being replaced twice in 110,000 kms. While this transmission is intelligent and smooth, the steering-column shifter draws complaints. I then asked as to what was done to reflect such a price increase along with some key questions regarding this model vehicle and their given history as I am about two hours away and that I was still interested in it. I've had my van for a little over a year and it has provided my family with all the room that we need. About 20 miles ahead of schedule, Tex pulled over and asked me to take the wheel. With 4 children it provided easy access for them to get in and out without having to worry about someone's hand getting slammed in the door.
Compared to the Quest, the Villager had a slightly upmarket look, and in some cases the Villager could be bought with more equipment for less money than the Quest. On the other hand, passengers will love the four-panel Skyview roof, most generous seating accommodations, and airliner-inspired overhead console. Even average-sized adults can comfortably sit in the third row on shorter trips. There is adequate room for 99% of whatever you'd expect to carry in a minivan. All three come standard in front-engine, 230-to-240-horsepower V-6, five-speed automatic, front-drive configurations and offer all-wheel drive. We have not had any of the typical issues water leakage, early brake wear etc. The climate and audio controls are located on top of an angled flat oval-shaped area that looks like the top of a barrel.
Conclusion After an exhaustive drive from the Los Angeles freeways to the desert to the coastal mountains to the ocean, we had a clear but challenging decision to make. The seats feature an unusual design. Access is easy, with large doors, low step-in and a flat floor. An attractive mix of faux wood, leather, and soft-touch two-tone vinyl decorates the Sienna's interior with style and visual interest. We did have the lift gate fixed because a bolt had come loose.
SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557252650476 ; listingsSearchManager. One of the rear lights keeps falling out of the ceiling. The Odyssey used to be the only one to offer that magic fold-into-floor third-row seat; the other two have it now, and theirs are easier to operate. Right now the car needs a catalytic converter and an engine mount, but since we are done throwing money at this lemon I am not having those repaired and will be very upfront about the cars issues to whomever takes it off our hands. But minivans are rarely purchased on style concerns alone.
We just traveled with two kids and two dogs with all the things that come with it e. What has remained constant is a bargain price for a lot of space and the peace of mind that comes with every product. What's with that metallic cylinder bisecting the Quest's dashboard? Its functional, practical and highly efficient. Nissan has taken versatility to new levels with the Quest. The second- and third-row seats are engineered and presprung in such a way that they nearly stow themselves. Tires easily get 45 - 50,000 miles. Move slightly to the right or left, however, and it becomes apparent that the designers have tried hard to make the Quest look different from a traditional minivan.
He settled into a second-row seat, I adjusted the electronically adjustable pedals, and we were off. All three minivans have similar powertrain architecture, engineering, and efficiency. The Sienna might not represent the boldest movement in the world of minivans, but it is several steps beyond what we expected. The Quest is a competitive and capable minivan. Couldn't disagree with a review more.