We had a minivan for about five years but got rid of it to move into a family sedan. Six months later, we were back in a minivan, this time it was our "new" 2007 Nissan Quest. We bought this used a fe...
We had a minivan for about five years but got rid of it to move into a family sedan. Six months later, we were back in a minivan, this time it was our "new" 2007 Nissan Quest. We bought this used a few months ago with 45,000 miles on it. It is fully loaded with the leather seats, multiple sunroofs and headrest-installed dual DVD screens.
(1) Space!! The middle seats have more legroom than the front seats, and they have plenty themselves.
(2) Horsepower!! The 3.5 engine gives them minivan nice pep (although not as much acceleration as my the 3.5 I had in my Altima which I guess is probably a good thing in the grand scheme of things)
(3) the dual power sliders and power liftgate are great conveniences
(4) the center console, which at first I thought I wouldn't get used to, actually has grown on me and I really kind of enjoy it now; I don't feel like I have to look down for controls, it just feels like they are part of the "cockpit" layout
(5) deep well-like storage behind the back seat
(1) the dual sliding doors open and close really slow which can be annoying if you are in a hurry
(2) there is a squeaking/creaking when we go over a bump; I test drove several Quests before we bought this one, and only noticed it in this one and a 2006 model which also had the multiple sunroofs; I'm guessing it's function of the lack of a solid roof panel due to the multiple sunroofs; it's not life-altering, but its a little annoying
(3) the 3.5 engine requires 93 octane gas which can make for pricey fill-ups; my wife is a stay at home Mom, so we don't put many miles on it, but not sure it would be cost-effective for a working parent on a tight budget with a long commute
This is the third Nissan my wife and I have owned and we swear by them.
Good luck in your search!!