This vehicle is smooth to drive, has decent pickup speed, handles well, and has every bell and whistle you can imagine - the sunroof is a nice touch! But the interior is very small, with very little leg and head room. The cargo area is equally lacking - and for a family of five, it's a tight fit for a long drive. Overall, an excellent choice for a small family or adults who just want a few extra seats available - but not for larger families who do a lot of traveling.
Sunroof! How fun is that on a mini- van? The sound system, while a little complicated to operate while driving, is high quality and the vehicle barely notices speed bumps.
More interior space, more cargo space. There's nowhere to put anything on the floor. Purses, backpacks, etc, have to be shoved between seats or in the back. The cup holders in the front don't always stay locked, either, and they're kind of flimsy.
Considering the year of the vehicle,
it has all the amenties I would wish
for and the reliablity I would expect
of a Nissan. Not bad looking for a
minivan, the door handles are not the
usual and still functional.
2nd row captain's chairs- my two boys
are now seperated!
The have already done them with the
new Quest- foldaway 2nd and third rows
rather than the heavy removal system
for the 2001.
The stock tires were not so terrific
and have found the company did a
recall on a similar model. We found
this was a common complaint.
Fully loaded GLE with 3.3L V-6, leather
and burlwood trim interior, plus 6-CD
changer w/upgraded sound system, VCR
(should a been DVD), power everything,
with driver seat memory, and other stuff
too numerous to mention. City mileage
improved considerably from ~15 mpg to
~20 mpg after about a year. Electronic
mileage fuel calculator is a joke, not
even accurate. No major issues thus far
-- knock on burlwood. Warranty will
expire in a couple months and I have
seen a few service advisories I would
like to get checked, such as side-window
latches that loosen, noises from rear
suspension, seat belt recall. No issues
regarding tire quality.
Nice having outside temp gauge, audio
controls on steering wheel, and a
built-in compass on rear-view mirror
(sometimes it's handy to know exactly
which direction one is traveling). The
removable and adjustable rear seating
that accomodates varying needs from
time-to-time is advantageous.
Swap speedo & tach positions for better
speedo visibility. Better formed and
cushier front seats, with better seat
belt attachment placement. Illuminated
stereo controls on steering wheel.