2012 Nissan Quest LE: Oregon Day #2 -- Welcome to Bend
December 24, 2011
We have arrived in Bend, Oregon, the first of two holiday stops on this trip. The 2012 Nissan Quest cruised uneventfully up Oregon's highway 97, deposting us at our destination with nary a sore butt or wrenched back.
This is far from the usual result. My wife and I almost never find the same seats comfortable, but that's the case here. They're supportive, well-bolstered and are just soft enough. Each has its own adjustable inside armrests and the front pair are toasted by excellent two-stage seat heaters.
Before we hit the road for this last leg, however, we made a brief stop to pick up a little something for our hosts.
Weed, California is host to the Shasta Brewery, where we picked up a couple six-packs of Shastafarian Porter and other legal Weed concoctions. You can't show up at someone's house empty handed, right?
Being slightly slower than the interstate, the day's 2-lane highway route was a bit kinder to fuel economy and the 2012 Quest managed 22.7 mpg. The next tank is sure to drop off a bit as we spend the next couple of days shuttling up to the main lodge at Mt. Bachelor for a bit of snow play.
Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 1,935 miles