Nissan chose opaque shades to slide over the glass panels, much better for blocking unwanted sunlight than the mesh covers used by some manufacturers. The human being has curve at the bottom of the spine, but these seats have this curve in the middle of the seatback. Also, the Quest's wide turning circle hampers parking. It can be a bit of a gas guzzler when you use sidestreets everyday, but the engine power and general performance has been very satisfactory in the 2 years I have owned it. The torque curve is relatively flat and peaks at 242 pound-feet at 4400 rpm. I bought this vehicle used with just over 100,000 on it.
The Quest's rear-seat entertainment system comprises two drop-down screens attached to the ceiling, giving both second- and third-row passengers a decent view. The third-row seats are a revelation. Love it more and more every day. The tires themselves responded predictably to being pushed by the heavy front-drive Quest, understeering in slow corners, but over potholes and rough pavement, they seemed no harsher than standard tires. In addition, a warning beep goes off when we're about to hit an obstacle back there. It is the most comfortable vehicle I have ever driven, and this is my 5th mini-van and first Nissan Quest, and it far out rates the others. Some of the Quest's interior schemes are downright wild, particularly the Rouge leather, with seats that look like they were made from baseball glove leather and a dash that looks and feels like the material on a basketball.
Both side and rear doors open at touch of a button. In the past 6 months I have completed 2 trips from California to Florida and return carrying a full load of boxes and furniture. It drives nicely and maximizes space, but the interior falls short in so many minor ways that it adds up to a major drawback. We have replaced the mid row seat cup holders three times, very poorly made, they need some kind of reinforcement in them. Cons: How would you improve your 2006 Nissan Quest? They were very helpful in my looking at this truck All questions answered They raised the truck on a rack so I could check out the underside.
This move allowed the designers to make the top of the dashboard much lower for improved forward visibility and a feeling of spaciousness. Lots of cup holders, seats lay all the way back - not halfway like other vans. The screen for the optional navigation system is located in this same pod, just to the right of the gauges. A nice touch in the system's bird's-eye mode is the use of small visual representations of some landmarks and municipal buildings, including icons that can be assigned to preprogrammed destinations. The Quest is highly stable and secure on the highway, and it has a distinctly sporty steering feel. While the Quest is just an average performer in the grand scheme of things, as a minivan, it accelerates better than most of its competition, thanks to the all-aluminum V-6. Show full review Vehicle Overview Intended to stand apart from the minivan pack, a redesigned Quest went on sale as a 2004 model and was produced at a new plant in Mississippi.
Center console is weird but liveable. The controls are easy to read and manipulate. I love the fuel economy and the design. Blacked-out side pillars provide a window line that goes from the front wheel arches to the taillights in a bold arching arrow. We are all tall and van is very roomy. The problem was that everytme that I took the vehicle in for repairs, the service person Nissan dealership would always come up with excuses of why not to repair the fault.
It also appears as there are thousands of design errors. We like its roomy and quiet interior, refined powertrain, comfortable ride and agile handling. Parking assistance is standard, with audio warnings and a rear-facing camera showing helpful distance markings overlaid onto the main nav screen's view out back. Due to the swept-up hipline, the slot for the door runners is in the middle of the bodywork rather than being disguised along the lower edge of the side windows. A space shuttle on wheels 2006 Nissan Quest 3.
Programming destinations was possible with only a small joystick and the usual error-producing consequences despite predictive text entry. Summary The Nissan Quest boasts brisk performance and handling that makes it fun to drive. When you want all the available power, just pump in high-octane premium and the engine happily increases its power output. The Quest is a competitive and capable minivan. I do a lot of driving everyday and this van has always been reliable.
Granted, the Quest doesn't handle as well as the Maxima, but it feels more stable in corners than a sport-utility and it handles better than a Toyota Sienna. There are no significant changes for 2006, though new options and improved quality add to its value. Overall, if you've got to get rid of your sports car because you're starting a family, this Quest could be an interesting compromise. Tuned for the Quest, it's rated at 240 horsepower. Pros: What do you like about your 2006 Nissan Quest? The belt line sweeps downward toward the front, and the arching roofline adds a certain flair. Nissan's variable valve-timing system helps optimize efficiency at a wide range of engine speeds. The power sliding doors work very well, and will open simultaneously from a distance when the buttons on the remote are pressed, though we found them reluctant to respond at times.