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#1940 of 2475 Re: 2007 Quest [famof3kids]
Feb 08, 2006 (9:19 am)
Yes, I just saw the pics today right here on Edmunds.com's coverage of the Chicago auto show. I actually feel kinda sad.
I mean, I LOOOVED the 2004 to 2006 Quest. I almost bought one, but decided on a smaller vehicle since I really didn't need something so big (love my Mazda5). Anyway, I LOVED the Quest and thought that it's exterior AND interior design was very refreshing and different and REALLY cool! I loved - and still love - Nissan for always trying new things, doing things a little differently and being slightly quirky. I like thinking outside the box. It's very me and I feel Nissan is very me, as well. This feeling was epitomized by the 2004 to 2006 Quest.
Now, I see that the Quest has gone from being radically different - for a minivan - to conforming to the norm. That makes me sad. A company tries to be different and tries to introduce new ideas to a country, and it just gets shot down to the point of having to redesign their car in order for it to be successful. Speaks to the state of this country and its overwhelming close-mindedness.
I know I may seem to be getting a little too deep, but that's just how it is here. And this is evident in other areas of life as well - such as music, where the homogeneous, mass-appealing, force-fed on the american public music is highly successful, yet artists who try to actually BE artists and produce somewhat different sounds and music can't enjoy the same level of success. This mass-mentality and unoriginality is very disconcerting to me, and the redesign of the Quest is just another example of how this mentality rules:
Difference is always punished, but conformity is rewarded!
I used to love the Quest, and now with its tepid front styling and more "normal" design, it just looks more like the Odyssey and Sienna; and now I like it less so. I like the new dash design - don't get me wrong, it looks very nice. But, it doesn't have that factor that the older dash had, and the outside design doesn't have it either.
I kind of feel bad now that I didn't purchase a 2006 Quest since I would've truly had an original and different vehicle than the rest of the masses. But, hey, my Mazda5 also fits that bill, so I'm still cool. Just still disappointed with the "normalization" of the new Quest.
#1941 of 2475 Replacement Tire Question for SE owners
Feb 08, 2006 (7:58 pm)
I too am getting ready to replace the Eagle LS tires, original OEM. I don't want Eagle LS again as I wasn't very impressed with them lasting only 23k miles. So, I sent an email to Consumer Relations regarding the Goodyear ComforTread. Some websites say its a good replacement, others don't, including Goodyear. So, here is what they had to say about it:
Thank you for your email. The reason the Goodyear Assurance Comfortred tire was not listed among tires as a recommended replacement
fitment for your vehicle is that this tire does not match OE fitment recommendations set by the vehicle manufacturer. In your
specific case, the speed rating of the Comfortred tire would be lower than that of the Eagle LS2 tire that is recommended for your
vehicle. Should the Comfortred tire be applied as a replacement, there exists a potential for a difference in feel in regard to
overall performance of the tires, as applied to the vehicle. Tires with a higher speed rating generally will have improved feel at
higher speeds, in comparison to tires driven at the same speed, but with a lower speed rating. This distinction would be in addition
to the top certified speed that each tire may be rated up to.
For further assistance with this, we suggest consulting your local Goodyear tire retailers.
So, I don't think that is real clear. Is there a fitment problem or, a speed rating problem, or both. I really don't care to do 110+MPH in my van, LOL, and if that's the only problem, then I'll buy them. But, that 'difference in feel' just might turn my smooth operator into a wagon, hum... Ha...
What did everyone else buy?
#1942 of 2475 Re: Replacement Tire Question for SE owners [famof3kids]
Feb 09, 2006 (8:46 am)
I'm in the same situation as far as replacing tires. I am not a fan of the OEM. As yo know, it's the only one available at that size. I've talked to two tire shops and it seems 235/60-16 woudl be a good choice. the other possible choice is 215/70-16 but both places were very hesistant about recommending this size since it is narrower than the OEM. There ar plenty of choices at the 235/60-16 that match the load and speed rating of the OEM. To me the load ratings is the more important one to match. I can live with a tire that has a T rating but matches the 99 load rating.
You may want to look at the Yokohama Avid TRZ or BF Goodrich T/A. Both get good ratings by CR and Tire Rack and are much cheaper than Goodyear.
#1943 of 2475 Re: Replacement Tire Question for SE owners [famof3kids]
Feb 10, 2006 (12:04 pm)
Sorry, should have said...the GoodYear ComforTread comes in the 'exact' same tire size as the OEM GoodYear LS2. That's the 'odd' thing about it.
#1944 of 2475 2007 Nissan Quest Exterior & Interior Photos
Feb 12, 2006 (10:03 am)
Photos of the 2007 Quest interior and exterior can be found at Nissan news service: link title
It reminds me more of the old Infiniti M45...though not in a bad way, though it's sad to see the Renault influence go away.
#1945 of 2475 Re: 2007 Nissan Quest Exterior & Interior Photos [avantime]
Feb 12, 2006 (2:50 pm)
Honestly I don't think much of the new interior. I don;t like the storage bin between the seats - i like the open space for putting things - like the bag we lug around for the jids, soda cooler for long drives, etc.
As for the orig. centrally placed speedometer - I quickly got used to it and think the new config is a step back. But when in Rome - Be a Roman
Feb 12, 2006 (2:56 pm)
My two cents on the updates for 2007. I like the exterior changes - new grille, tail lights, wheels, and roof rack.
The interior looks nice too. I got used to the center gauges on my 2004, didn't think they needed to be moved, and the "pod" with all the controls on it was kind of cool. Just too unconventional for most people. But the new interior looks good. The gauges and radio controls look nice.
Just a couple observations - Too bad they took away the little storage shelf built in underneath the glove box and on the driver's side as well. That was a handy place to store stuff. Also, I hope that front center console can be removed - I actually enjoyed not having one in my 2004, and in "unsafe" areas or bad weather, my wife would get herself and all three kids in through a back door, close it behind herself, then buckle them up and simply walk through to the driver's seat without having to get back out of the van again. I also like how the rear headrests now fold themselves out of the way without being removed. However, I hope they are still removable, as we always took out the ones that weren't being used to give greater visibility.
Looks like engine and transmission are unchanged, which is fine - still the best powertrain available in a minivan today.
Overall, a very good update. It addressed all the complaints, but mostly kept the same unique style. I hope it sells better now.
#1947 of 2475 Re: updates [ahightower]
Feb 13, 2006 (4:06 am)
Those of us who bought the "center pod" cars weren't the target for these changes!
Shows how you have to adjust for markets. The Mini and two Scions have a central control pod, with little commentary.
#1948 of 2475 Re: 04 quest [mikethepainter]
Feb 15, 2006 (4:13 pm)
I toke nissan to bbb on my case, and sorry to said but nooooo.
is like my husband said "they wont buy our van because they would have to buy all of them" that way the proff there is no lemon car
#1949 of 2475 Re: Service [ivan_99]
Feb 15, 2006 (4:27 pm)
I dont understand why you pay $130, oil change in nissan or anywhere else is $20-30
and everything else its cover by warranty.
I have my quest sinceit came out on fall 03 and trust me I had so many problems but more than 15 time to the service dept.and never pay a dime in fact they gave me a rental