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Toyota Sienna, Dodge Caravan, Chevrolet Venture, Mazda MPV, Kia Sedona, Honda Odyssey, Chevrolet Uplander, Nissan Quest, Hyundai Entourage, Van
#2454 of 3798 Re: Nissan Quest: Canadian Buyers / Owners .... [hondakid]
Jun 19, 2006 (7:59 am)
Back in March before I bought my Mazda MPV, I was receiving quotes on Nissan Quest 3.5S, with DVD players and some additional upgrades for $21,300 USD (approximately $24921 CDN). I would holdout a little longer because I think when they bring out the 2007 models with the redesigned dashboards, you will be able to pickup a 2006 for under $20k usd ($23.4K CDN). But once you see the 2007, you may not want the 2006 dashboard. But, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. My neighbor likes the dash. I think it is ugly! Right now I have seen Hyundai Entourages advertised for $20.8k USD. Good luck in whatever you buy!
#2455 of 3798 Re: What about the 06 Uplander? [rwallis]
Jun 19, 2006 (11:37 am)
Ugliest van I've ever seen.
#2456 of 3798 Re: What about the 06 Uplander? [rwallis]
Jun 20, 2006 (6:08 am)
I can't fathom why anyone would buy a GM van with all the other choices out there
#2457 of 3798 Re: My test drive DGC - Local Prices [sc00bs]
Jun 20, 2006 (11:04 am)
It sounds like something was wrong with at used Grand SXT. My 06 T&C Touring (almost the same) had been trouble-free in 19k miles. The A/C is very cold and cools down the cabin quickly when I leave work 4:00pm, the heat of the day. The rear AC helps a lot, IMO. I notice that power is down a little with the compressor running, but no shuddering. There have been a couple TSB's regarding the A/C for the 3.8L and a friend of mine with one has had problems with her 2005, but it's been fixed by the dealer under warranty and no problems yet this summer.
As for the radio, the Grand SXT has the better speakers (maybe the SWB SXt as well). It isn't the best OEM system, but far from the worst I've had.
#2458 of 3798 Re: My test drive DGC - Local Prices [aaron_t]
Jun 20, 2006 (12:41 pm)
I have 12k miles on my 2005 GC SXT.....the AC works great. One trick I use if it's parked outside in a hot parking lot - I keep the sunroof cracked and on the way to the van I use the keyfob to open the power doors and hatch. The hot air is purged from the minivan instantly!!
Last time I was at dealer for oil change they performed a TBS adding a shield to the condensor, to protect it from damage.
#2459 of 3798 Re: My test drive DGC - Local Prices [dennisctc]
Jun 20, 2006 (7:26 pm)
We have a 01 DGC EX with over 76K. We've had no problems with our AC. Just about a month ago, I took a meat thermometer to see what temperature the AC was. It was around 62-64 degrees on a day where the outside temp. was above 90 degrees. We open all the doors and roll down the front windows to let the hot air out before turning on the AC. Sometimes it might take five minutes or so for the AC to get to it's coldest temp. depending on outside temp. and the last time the AC was used.
#2461 of 3798 Re: Ford's New Minivan... [dennisctc]
by claires HOST
Jun 21, 2006 (9:42 am)
There's a newly-created discussion for the Fairlane in our Future Vehicles Forum too. Enjoy!
Ford Fairlane Concept
#2462 of 3798 Re: Ford's New Minivan... [dennisctc]
Jun 21, 2006 (2:49 pm)
Looks exactly like a Scion xB on steroids
#2463 of 3798 Re: Ford's New Minivan...
Jun 21, 2006 (3:10 pm)
And once again, Ford just doesn't get it..just like they didn't get it when they decided to come out with one sliding door instead of 2 on the debut of the windstar.
Now here they (johnny) come (lately) again with a car to 'replace their minivan.' Yet, the thing has regular (not sliding) doors. Sorry, but sliders make the minivan...without them, you have something else, but not a minivan.
You can get convenience, comfort, power, 5+ seating, etc, in pretty much any other type of vehicle, but only one has the sliders. Call it a people mover all you want, call it a replacement for your minivan too, but don't expect it to do the #s in sales that minivans do, bcuz there's enuff competition for this new type of vehicle..plus, ford isn't known for making big vehicles that are good on gas, so to me this is just another Freestyled-attempt to defray attention from their moronic and eroding leadership decisions of the past 6+ yrs..