The best, most reliable vehicle I've ever owned, and that's saying something. Bought it brand new in '99 and I've never had a single problem with it, even with the miles at over 170,000. Even though my kids are driving themselves now I still get plenty of use out of the van and it's one of the most comfortable cars I've ever driven. Based on this I'd buy another Nissan in a heartbeat.
We got a free TV/VCR console when we bought it and it was great for the kids on the long trips.
Can't think of anything they could have done at the time other then possibly having the ability to removed the 3 row instead of just sliding it up.