Ahead of Its Time
By Mike McGrath on
2006 Nissan Quest 3.5 S Special Edition 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
This is a very nice van. My only complaints are that the liftgate were misaligned when I bought the vehicle, and the "service engine soon" light came on before 1,000 miles. I believe the bugs are worked out now. Before I bought this van, I test drove the Honda Oddesey and the Toyota Sienna. This van is roomier than either. It has much better second row head room than the Oddesey, and handles much better than the Sienna. The 3.5L engine gives it plenty of pep. I like center mounted instrument panel, which is easy to see, and the controls are right where I need them. I bought this for several thousand less than a Honda or Toyota. Great job, Nissan!
Center-mounted instrument panel, and controls. Excellent crash test results.
Just work out the bugs. The 4 speed transmission seems a little "rachety" when on cruise control. The 5-speed is standard now. Heated side mirrors should be standard.