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#781 of 2475 Nice comments, shenkar
Nov 21, 2003 (8:52 am)
Very nice response by shenkar (#777) and very logic point-out, with such nice English too. I hope I could improve my English to your level, though I am still learning it.
Sure, the 2004 Quest has some small blemishes. But it has several unique features and advantages against other minivans, including 2004 Toy Sienna:
1) Very nice engine. Very powerful! It accelerates gracefully and pass the lane with ease. Runs only near 2000 rpm most of the time, even on highway at 70-80 MPH. Think about it – you don’t really need 5-S transmission if you only bring the engine speed from 600 (idle speed) to about 1900 rpm. The transmission changes very smoothly on 4-Speed at ease, without any notice. Check Toy Sienna problems forum you will see some people complain about the trans slippery on Toy van. Here you go now: you have one of the best engine and transmission combination. I think the performance of engine can definitely helps transmission in a long run.
2) The Quest runs very quitely on highway, better that my friends’ Ody. Sienna is good too. Quest is very roomy and very thoughtful on the second row seating. If you lay down the second seats and put a carpet on it, this car becomes a limousine. Without Sienna’s 60/40 split, you can consider to put your luggage on the second row if you can’t put them in the trunk (very large trunk, may I say). In a long trip, you can lay ONE captain seat down and put your ice-cooled cooler with drinks and beers and even a small table there with some food and fruit. You can still seat 6 people (2+1+3). What a treat to eat your favorite food and enjoy the movie on DVD during the long trip with most leg rooms you can get in a minivan! It's a family party.
3) The Dash Board is a well design and I really like it. Believe it or not, the dash board is more convenient than the traditional design. Physiologically, left-and-right eyes moves are easier than up-and-down moves, and will not easily get tired. Plus everybody in the family can share the car information (some people may think it as a negative point because they don’t want passengers to know how fast he is driving).
4) Most options on other minivans are standard features on Quest. Come on! You got about 15 options on Toy Sienna and it is confusing. Toy even made the side air bags as options. All those options will add up to the final price. On the contrary, Quest offers all these options as standard. Some features even surpass my expectation such as the tire pressure reading on your computer screen. You only need to put on DVD and/or the rear sonar system (some people may not need it) and some other small items such as floor mats (how can they not make mats standard on Quest? What a shame!! LOL). So the purchase on Quest is such easy for you – just run to dealer and bring one home and you got everything on it. Consider most Nissan dealers are very friendly and willing to sell you car at very reasonable price, run-and-grab is not a fairy story; it happened to me at least.
Another advantage is the style (disadvantage to some people who don’t like it) of this beautiful figure. Some people said it is ugly because they are deceived from the pictures on the internet and never see a real one. Go to dealer and check one out! This car can really GROW – from about 20 feet you may think it is not that big… but when you approaching, it suddenly jumps on you and becomes a big monster! Real eye-deceiving and eye-catching! It is actually one of the largest minivan (length * width). I got lots of inquiries from people (most of them are strangers) about the car when we went out for shopping, going to library, and adding gas. One day a small girl in the Zoo parking lots burst loudly “wow, this is a beautiful car!” and our family really laughed for a while.
Nov 21, 2003 (9:39 am)
no, they are not producing the white quest until further notice...probably 2005.
#783 of 2475 Nice Comments, green_tea
Nov 21, 2003 (11:08 am)
i want to underscore the backup sensors that G.T. mentions ... They should make parallel parking easier.
Nov 21, 2003 (7:23 pm)
During my test drive today, the salesman said that he has a white Quest arriving on 12/5. I'm interested in swinging by the dealership to see what he comes up with. He said it has already been sold. If he comes up with one, I'll let you know
#785 of 2475 Any changes for the 2005 models?
Nov 21, 2003 (9:07 pm)
Since my husband's commuter car, 1990 Toyota Corolla surprisely passed its yearly inspection, our rush to buy a mini-van have slowed. I was wondering if anybody knows if Nissan is going to made any refinements to its newly designed Quest??
I have testdriven the 2004 Quest many times and despite looking like a slug!!, it didn't drive like one. However, except for the leather models, I felt the interior materials look cheap and not durable especially for kids. Why do these car manufacturers insist on using light beige for fabric interiors.. I have that same color in my Outback and it looks bad after only three years.
Next year as I've been told and read, Dodge is finally bringing out the folding 3rd row seating. THis of course is something to look at but I constantly hear of people telling me that their newer and low mileage Caravans are in the shop having the transmissions looked at.
Thanks for all your input on parallet parking the new Quest. I'm five foot tall and all my life I have driven small cars. I just wished the Mini-Cooper came in three rows so I could transport my "crowd". Maybe the new Microbus is my solution...
#786 of 2475 catlady245
Nov 22, 2003 (2:12 am)
Yep...all the manufacturers use the light fabric, so the Quest is no better or worse in that regards. And I have no explaination why they all do that, but for us, that made the SE the only acceptable option. That, plus the unique Skyview Windows in the SE...totally unique toy which everybody loves!
But for a price, anything can be done. So if you don't like the light fabric, and don't want leather, you'll have to switch it out yourself no matter whose product you eventually buy.
As far as looking like a slug(!?!)...I'm still trying to see that. The van is beautiful to me...and gets the same kind of admiring comments as the many high end cars I've owned. I guess beauty IS in the eye of the beholder. But just out of curiosity, if the Quest is a slug, what is a "beautiful" van...in your opinion?
#787 of 2475 catlady...
Nov 22, 2003 (7:50 am)
if it came with light beige cloth interior, then you were looking at a tan or gold colored van. let me ask you this:
would you REALLY want a tan or gold colored van with GRAY interior???
lando...i've still not seen or heard about a white van. its possible, since the production is full in canton with the titan and armada at full pace.
but it also sounds like hooey. they have one coming in but its sold??? what will happen is when it "comes in" he will tell you that you missed it by a day or so.
#788 of 2475 A Slug?
Nov 22, 2003 (12:56 pm)
Do you think it is a male slug or a female slug?
#789 of 2475 a slug?!?!
Nov 22, 2003 (1:52 pm)
boy!! that would get pretty dicey on salted roads!
#790 of 2475 Interior colors
Nov 22, 2003 (2:46 pm)
I have a car with grey interior and one with beige interior. I strongly prefer the beige. It makes the interior feel more open, larger, brighter and cheerful. The grey is dark and depressing. I will never again buy grey. Beige or ivory leather will be my choice. I believe the majority of car buyers agree with me on this and that is why you see lighter colors more often than dark. I have two children and have no problem keeping the beige clean and new looking.