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2012 Nissan Quest Long Term Road Test

2012 Nissan Quest: Full House

April 16, 2012

2012 Nissan Quest

I never thought I'd be SO grateful for a minivan. I don't have kids to take to soccer practice and I don't normally haul a bunch of stuff around. But this weekend I really needed our 2012 Nissan Quest since I had to haul around my family, six people altogether for a family reunion in Vegas.

Unfortunately, the Quest seemed to be in much demand. First, editor Chris Walton had signed out for it and then the big boss, Scott Oldham, said he needed it. Currently it's the only vehicle in our fleet that can accommodate six passengers.

Thankfully, for one reason or another, which I won't even question, it worked out for me and my family. So here they are enjoying the roomy accommodations of the Quest on the way to the reunion.

The third-row passengers appreciated how easy it was to get in and out of the back. "It helped that the second-row seat is easy to move forward when you pull the lever to pull the back part down," said my sister. "Makes it easy to keep your dignity when entering and exiting the vehicle, even in heels and a flapper dress." (By the way, we had to dress up for the family reunion in 1920s fashions.) They also noted that it was comfortable with decent legroom.

My dad thought the sliding doors were magical and my mom felt oh-so fancy stepping out of the new minivan with its "magical doors" in front of her relatives. She loved that the vehicle wasn't too high off the ground and easy for her to step down from unassisted.

It was the perfect conveyance for the weekend. Really made me see the Quest in a whole new light, too. Forget kid-hauling, it'd be perfect for taking friends out for a night on the town.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor@ 10,590 miles


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