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#2079 of 2475 Production of Quest leaving Canton, MS?
Jul 12, 2006 (10:20 am)
I just read in the 7/3 edition of Automotive News that Nissan will make a decision shortly on whether or not to maintain production of the Quest in Canton, Mississippi.
They are calling the Quest a niche vehicle, and say its keeping the factory from full production.
Interesting read, but, I'm wondering how many, if any, sales will be conquered from Ford/Mercury once they stop making the Freestar/Monterey here in the next few months.
I'm also wondering if they will make this decision based on how well the 2007 Quest sales now that it has been 'refreshed'. I would assume that if 2007 sales increase, the production would stay here in the US.
Also of note, Motor Trend has a good minivan article comparison out this month. But, this time they compared a Quest SE with every single option against lesser models then criticized the Quest for being expensive. Guess that is better than comparing a mid-range Quest with upper level competitors then slamming it for not having all the goodies like last time. Ha..
#2080 of 2475 Re: Production of Quest leaving Canton, MS? [famof3kids]
Jul 12, 2006 (1:26 pm)
I was disappointed with the Motor Trend article because the main reason they placed it third was the price. Once they "tame" the styling, there sales will go up. IWe purchased it because it wasn't like any other minivan. And still love it today. But you got to sell cars to make money, so i understand Nissan's reason for the re-styling.
#2081 of 2475 Re: Production of Quest leaving Canton, MS? [dtownfb]
Jul 12, 2006 (1:37 pm)
We purchased it because it wasn't like any other minivan.
Same here…cool design…interior and exterior…multi sunroof…2 dvd screens…black exterior with running boards.
When the warranty period is over I told my wife I’m going to “pimp” our van…lower the suspension…24” wheels and a super-charger
#2082 of 2475 Re: Production of Quest leaving Canton, MS? [dtownfb]
Jul 12, 2006 (2:21 pm)
was disappointed with the Motor Trend article because the main reason they placed it third was the price.
Traditionally, MT would score vehicles by advertising dollars, so that might be considered progress.....
#2083 of 2475 Re: Production of Quest leaving Canton, MS? [garandman]
Jul 12, 2006 (5:30 pm)
I like MT but they are too subjective at times. They care too much about performance. It could be advertising dollars or a bias. But you know what i still read it each month.
#2084 of 2475 Offer from Nissan
Jul 12, 2006 (5:39 pm)
I received a notice from my local Nissan dealership saying they need used 2004 Nissan Quest. And they can put us in a 2006 for the same payment as a 2006. The new car smell has worn off in my 2004 and I have not had many of the issues that other 2004 owners have had. I know all they do is add payments. Of course my wife is like, "if our payment are the same, maybe we should look at it".
Has anyone taken advantage of this type of promotion?
#2085 of 2475 Re: 2004 Quest SL [squest]
Jul 12, 2006 (5:42 pm)
"I did use some E85. The book says you can uses 85 octane at altitudes above 4,000 feet."
Oh my God, I hope you didn't run true E85 in your van. E85 is 85% corn ethanol, 15% gasoline. The Quest isn't designed for E85.
#2086 of 2475 Re: 2004 Quest SL [dtownfb]
Jul 12, 2006 (8:31 pm)
The Yoko tires I bought are 235/60/16.
The gas mileage must be adjusted because of the different diameters of the Eagle LS2 vs. the Yoko Avid TRZ.
The Eagle is 27.5 inches in diameter, the Yoko is 27.2. The Eagle turns 761 turns per mile, the Yoko turns 763.
Therefore, the wheels turn more per mile and the speedometer thinks the car has gone further than it really traveled. To be accurate you have to account for the difference. An adjustment of 99.797% will give the correct distance traveled, and the correct gas mileage.
In 5000 miles this amounts to about 10.15 miles error.
If this is not correct reasoning, please help me out so I can understand the correct method of calculation.
The AVID is a "T" rated tire. I never intend to travel over 118 MPH, so I do not think I need a "H" rated tire that can go 130 MPH.
Hope this answers your questions.
#2087 of 2475 Re: 2004 Quest SL [squest]
Jul 13, 2006 (8:30 am)
I don't rely on the computer although I have found it to be accurate or I should say "close enough". For true mpg, I simply trust basic math. Take the miles traveld since last fillup, divide by gallons of gas needed to fill up the van. Very simple no need to adjust and you can't debate it. The tires are so close in diameter that the difference is negligible. 99.797% is essentially 100% if you round up. 10 miles in 5000 miles is nothing. That equates to 200 miles difference in 100,000 miles. I just wouldn't lose sleep or waste the extra time calculating for that minor difference.
If you really want to take this MPG thing to the extreme, get a small notebook and record the date, odometer reading, miles traveled and gallons of gas at each fill-up. this way to you can really see how different types of driving affect your gas mileage. Also you can see how differnt maintenance affects your mileage. Like when to change the air filter or replacing an oxygen sensor. What you are doing is not wrong, tracking it manually is easier and there is no debating the accuracy.
As far as T vs H, I've heard from different tire stores that the T rated tires will give you a softer ride. It may not be noticeable to the "average" driver (whatever that means).
#2088 of 2475 Re: 2004 Quest SL [squest]
Jul 13, 2006 (11:46 am)
I suppose the diameter versus turns/mile is relative comparsison as the tire wears out over time and also inflation level affects the diameter, too.
Regarding the T/H rating, I remember someone commenting somewhere that one needs to consider effect of running over debris and road irregularities at high speed which could lower the real life speed rating.