I have major issues with this car. It has constantly been in the shop the last two years that I have owned it. I am continually fixing the breaks and alignment. I spent close to $3,000 in car repairs. The digital control panel doesn't work properly and it only reads the last three digits of the mileage. The power steering is now not working as well. I can not wait to get rid of this horrendous minivan...I will never a purchase another Nissan. I still owe until April 2015 on this car and it can not come soon enough
Our main reason for buying this car was leg room. We have a very tall son and a wife who need to be able to sit in comfort for long distances, and the Nissan Quest fills that need. Incidentally, it handles very well and is a pleasure to drive, with flexible seating. Our granddaughter loves the DVD system because she can watch her movies; our daughter loves being able to sit in comfort in the second or third row. This car isn't perfect. The view to the rear with a car seat in the back row could be better, and gas mileage is average. That being said, we are enjoying the experience of having and driving this machine.
I am so happy I did not listen to the consumer and auto site negative reviews of the '09 Quest. It is absolutely the best road trip vehicle I have ever owned (and I have owned over 15 vehicles including full size Mercedes and even a '72 Buick Electra.) It rides well, it's quiet, it handles well for a mini-van, and it has a smooth and powerful Nissan 3.5l V6 engine under the hood. Our SL also has the leather interior and the built in entertainment system keeps the kids happy. It has lots of room for people and their stuff. We have done two long cross country trips with it and even 14 hour days are a piece of cake. We test drove the Honda Odyssey EX-L RES, Toyota Sienna XLE, Hyundai Entourage, and VW Routan and the Quest beat them all. The Honda handled better but it was noisier and rode stiffer (plus it had cheap armrests). The Toyota was quieter and rode better but it was slower and it handled like my old Buick. The only negative with the Quest so far has been the HVAC system. It has never completely stopped working but once the fan speed stayed full on and another time the ventilation selector function went inop. Both fixed under warranty and since I have the Nissan Security-Plus Gold plan they gave me a rental to use. One other caution - if you are thinking of buying a Quest with leather make sure the seats work for you. They are pretty firm and take some getting use to. Overall we are extremely happy with our Quest (even with the HVAC glitches.) It's just that good of a family road trip car.