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Nissan Quest, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, Car Comparisons, Van
#5 of 111 Re: 2011 Nissan Quest [gosaints]
Jul 19, 2010 (11:02 am)
Personally, I think that the Quest is BY FAR the best looking minivan. It does remind me of the Flex, and that's a good thing. The taillights remind me of a CX-9, which is also a good thing. I think the design is GREAT, and I don't mind that the rear tracks/rails aren't hidden - they're not nearly as egregious as they are on the upcoming Odyssey.
And, I agree with what was said about the Sienna: in pictures it looks REALLY good. But, in person, the design does NOT come off well, at all. Ditto for the interior. Overall, it's just homely and awkward-looking.
I showed the pics of the new Quest to my professed "minivan-hater" wife, and she had to admit that the new Quest looks "hot." HOT! I couldn't believe my ears! A woman who loves Audi and Maseratti styling and who HATES minivans actually called the Quest "hot"? I think this might bode well for Nissan.
#6 of 111 Looks Good
Jul 22, 2010 (7:15 am)
The front looks very mainstream for the new generation of minivans - comparable to the new Sienna.
The rear looks very edgy --- nice looking. It is un-minivan like.
I still drive my MPV - and like the Dodge Caravan, the tracks are hidden.
But this is not a deal breaker for me.
I am more concerned about the quality.
My MPV has some issues ... but nothing like the current generation of the Nissan Quest.
Any news on engine displacement, EPA estimates, etc.
How about more interior pics?
2011 is just about the right time for us to trade in our old van. The Quest and Sienna are tops on the list.
#7 of 111 Transmission?
Oct 04, 2010 (2:46 pm)
Does anyone know if the new Quest will have the updated CVT transmission that is slated to come out in 2011? The only vehicle I have read about which is slated to have it is the Murano. We are in the market for a minivan and were leaning towards the 2011 Ody but the high prices and increasingly questionable quality (looked at one on the dealer lot just yesterday) have us considering other options.
#9 of 111 Re: Transmission? [vardashan]
Oct 25, 2010 (6:45 pm)
The 2011 Odyssey is grossly overpriced.
Even the $40,000+ Touring Elite model comes without factory installed roof rails.
After paying $30,000 for the EX, you have to pay an additional $300 to get the roof rails installed. This is adding insult to injury.
The 2011 Odyssey has been priced to maximize Honda's profit.
#10 of 111 Re: Transmission? [vrm]
Nov 23, 2010 (12:37 am)
Better fuel economy and less wind noise without the rails. Most people did not take advantage of their 150 pound load capacity.
Every vehicle sold in the world is priced to maximize the manufacturers profit. Simple economics.
Priced to sell. If they were not priced right, how do you explain the fact that most are sold before they arrive(preorder)?
Show me the competition and explain their value proposition. Odyssey hands down is the winner.
#11 of 111 Re: 2010 Nissan Quest -- Japan version 2010 Nissan Elgrand [desna78]
Dec 27, 2010 (7:50 am)
No offense but thank God Nissan change the styling of the minivan for US consumption. The JPN spec is WAY TOO blinged out for my taste and probably for others as well.
I do love that they make the rear lights to look like the current gen Maxima. If anything, the 3/4 profile makes the van look really tall compared to its competitors and suggests that the interior is spacious. I really hope that the interior dimensions match that suggestion.
Can't wait to do my comparison of the three Japanese minivans.
#12 of 111 First Japan-made Quest!!! Sweet!
Jan 06, 2011 (3:26 pm)
Finally, we get a Quest that's made in Japan!!! The first generation was a joint venture between Nissan and Ford with mixed success. The last generation, Tennessee-made model was disappointingly nothing like the 'Quest Concept' Nissan teased us with--and it generated mediocre reliability ratings from Consumer Reports. This one is gorgeous, as it follows along the same styling lines as the current and previous JDM Nissan ElGrand. I love it! I think Nissan's Japan-made models fare much better in quality & reliability than the US and Mexican-made models--although the current Altima, Pathfinder and Frontier have been doing extremely well in recent reliability ratings (check last month's Consumer Reports). I love/have loved all my Japan-made Nissan/Infinitis all along (2001 Pathfinder, 1999 Infiniti G20, 1993 Infiniti J30, 1995 Maxima, 1994 Maxima) all of which had nary a hiccup. Like Infiniti's all-new, Japan-made QX56 (based on the vastly popular Nissan Patrol), I think Nissan has smartly decided to keep manufacturing quality paramount on its' list of priorities for the new Quest-- which is alright with me!
#13 of 111 Re: First Japan-made Quest!!! Sweet! [808speedcruzr]
by steve_ HOST
Jan 06, 2011 (4:13 pm)
My Ohio made '99 Quest is still puttering along nicely at 150,000 miles. The new ones have gotten so big I'm not sure I want one (or a Sienna or Odyssey). At least the newest ones are a few inches shorter than the third generation ones.
btw, the last generation ones were made in Canton Mississippi.
Steve, visiting host
#14 of 111 Release Date?
Jan 09, 2011 (7:46 pm)
Has anyone heard when dealerships might actually be getting these in? Nissan has been bugging me to come in since my Pathfinder lease is due up in about 4 months...but I've been waiting on the release of the Quest since I'm pretty sure we're going to a minivan. Do you think I would get a better deal setting up some sort of pre-order sale (contingent on a positive test drive)?