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#1816 of 2475 Tow Package question
Aug 19, 2005 (6:29 am)
I bought a 2005 Quest last week and have no regrets. I looked at a ton of minivans, and it boiled down to Honda, Toyota and Nissan. I liked the style of the Nissan the best, and it seems that feature for feature it was less than the Toyota or Honda.
In any event, I got a great deal on a 2005 since they were trying to clear those out for the 2006 models. Since I could only choose from what was on the lot, I got a 2005 S with the tow package. I had NO desire to get a tow package, but now that I have one, I've actually thought about getting a pop-up camper or something like that.
Can anyone tell me exactly what the tow package includes? Details online are scarce. Is it just the tow-bar and ball with an electrical connection - or do they add a transmission cooler, better battery, etc.
I've heard horror stories about transmissions overheating (not on the Quest), so if they do not add a tranny cooler, I don't want to tow anything approaching the maximum weight.
Am I being too cautious?
Thanks for the help!
#1817 of 2475 Rear monitor
Aug 20, 2005 (4:53 am)
We have an '04 SE and are happy with it, but I don't like the sonar much. I parallel park a lot, and find it goes off way too soon to be really useful. I know the tone rises as you get closer to an object, and this works OK, but it's such an intrusive beep, that you can't really use it with passengers, they think the car's gonna blow
That said, we just got an '06 Infiniti M with the backup camera. I'm assuming it might be the same system Nissan will put in the Quest. We LOVE the camera. It projects a path of travel and also has distance markers form the rear projected on the screen. It is very easy to parallel park or back into parking places. I think it will be really useful and glad to see Nissan adding more content to the SL.
#1818 of 2475 Re: Rear monitor [rrob]
Aug 20, 2005 (2:59 pm)
I assume the 04 is the same as our 05 SE...there is a switch to lower left of the steering wheel that turns off the sonar.
I think it's kinda cool (obviously not as cool as a camera...but cheaper).
#1819 of 2475 Re: Rear monitor [ivan_99]
Aug 21, 2005 (6:42 pm)
Thanks - we have one also. I mostly urn it off with passengers, and leave it on when it is just me. I also use the back up sensor in shopping center parking lots. False positives are fewer there and it is helpful in detecting pedestrians.
#1820 of 2475 Re: Rear monitor [rrob]
Aug 21, 2005 (9:14 pm)
I actually got a scare a few days ago.
I was beginning to back out of a parking spot at Wal-Mart when the sonar had a solid tone. I looked back but saw nothing; then a moment later a small child went walking by. This small child stopped to let their parents catch up.
It was only a brief moment…and I assume the child would have walked on before I would have backed into them…I looked back and around, but saw nothing…big trucks on either side.
I always back up slowly too…just freaked me out…
#1821 of 2475 Re: Rear monitor [ivan_99]
Aug 21, 2005 (11:01 pm)
A few years ago I boight a Fresnel lense for the back window of our cargo van. $10 at an RV shop.
With it in the back window, you can see the ground a few feet behind the vehicle. We now have them on all our vans and station wagons, and I give one to any employee who buys a minivan. Works great.
#1822 of 2475 Re: Rear monitor [garandman]
Aug 22, 2005 (6:36 am)
Do you put it inside the van or outside?
I want to have one, maybe Autozone or Walmart sells them.
Aug 22, 2005 (10:27 am)
Colors are certainly subjective but I'm going to put in a vote for the new 06 red, which I just saw at the dealership with tan interior. I believe it is "red brawn" and it really sparkles--not too dark, not too light. Very nice, IMO.
#1824 of 2475 Re: Rear monitor [sopecreek]
Aug 22, 2005 (11:05 am)
It goes onto the rear window. I have not seen them at WalMart or AutoZone.
#1825 of 2475 Installed DVD Advantages...
Aug 24, 2005 (7:25 am)
Being new to the minivan world as we have just started our family, this discussion board has led me to the Quest. First test drive yesterday and we were impressed. Pretty decent deals on '05 closeouts in this neck of the woods, however, selection is limited. Any thoughts on the installed DVD player vs. portable units with travel kits that allow secure attachment in the vehicle. The cost difference is pretty significant. Thanks for any advice.