Last post on Nov 15, 2007 at 9:12 AM
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Honda Odyssey, Nissan Quest, Toyota Sienna
#71 of 90 Re: seat storage... [badgerfan]
Sep 13, 2006 (12:51 pm)
There is nothing flimsy about them at all. Both rows lock in place when upright with a solid latching mechanism, no squeeks, no rattles, and the seat structure is very rigid, in both rows.
Agree 100%!!!! Flimsy is the last word that would ever come to mind to describe these seat.
#72 of 90 Ease of folding 3rd row into the floor?
Dec 20, 2006 (3:57 pm)
It seems much easier to fold the 3rd row seats into the floor of my 2006 Sienna LE now that it did before I had folded them many times.
We normally fold the right 40 % into the floor when grocery shopping. We place the loaves of bread, bananas, potato chips (or like items) onto the folded portion and the rest of the groceries into the well behind the 60 %. Those built in hooks on the back of the 3rd row are nice to hook some of the plastic grocery sacks onto so they don't slip if the entire well is not full.
#73 of 90 Re: Ease of folding 3rd row into the floor? 
Aug 26, 2007 (5:53 pm)
Well the new 2008 Dodge and Chrysler mini vans will have a one touch power bench, third row seat available. Can't get much easier than that.
#74 of 90 Re: Best seating storage [rorr]
Aug 29, 2007 (1:48 pm)
Toyota's ability to fold the front passenger seat flat (seat back folded forward) although to be honest I'm not sure how I would use this feature
I've used this about 4-5 times, and I've only owned my van since May.
Basically it was useful when I need to bring home some 16' trex decking. I could not put it on the roof because it flexes and hit the van. I slid it inside and then tied it to an open hatch, and made it home.
You could probably do this without folding the front seat but it would not be easy, and you'd probably scratch the interior.
Also, my wife sits in the middle row with the 2 kids (we have the 8 seat model with 3 individual, comfortable seats) and she uses the front seat as a foot rest! Luxury bay-bee!
Lean back, put your feet up, enjoy a movie on the 12.1" screen we had installed.
#75 of 90 Re: Ease of folding 3rd row into the floor? [marine2]
Aug 29, 2007 (1:50 pm)
Agree, but I think Toyota deserves credit for that innovation as they beat Dodge by about 4 years.
Still, the new Dodge has plenty innovations of its own.
#76 of 90 Re: Best seating storage [ateixeira]
Sep 09, 2007 (9:45 am)
" Toyota's ability to fold the front passenger seat flat (seat back folded forward) although to be honest I'm not sure how I would use this feature
I've used this about 4-5 times, and I've only owned my van since May. (end quote)
I have NEVER used the fold flat front passenger seat feature BUT because of that wretched feature, the front passenger seat is NOT as comfortable for me as the cheaper non-fold flat seat of the Sienna CE.
#77 of 90 Re: Best seating storage [hansienna]
Sep 10, 2007 (12:29 pm)
You gotta take longer test drives, buddy!
Saturn was really cool about that, they told me to take the Outlook home for the weekend. I said, wow!
Too bad visibility was poor. I backed over the curb, oops!
#78 of 90 Re: Which Minivan has easiest seat storage? [cherron]
Nov 08, 2007 (2:10 pm)
What difference does it make which is easier?
#79 of 90 Re: Which Minivan has easiest seat storage? [ducksdad007]
Nov 10, 2007 (4:37 pm)
It sure makes a difference if you have a bulging disk in your back like I do!
#80 of 90 Re: Which Minivan has easiest seat storage? [siennami]
Nov 11, 2007 (11:42 am)
Was retired on disabilty 9 years ago with severe degenerative disc disease, but both cars have very easy seat storage.