2012 Nissan Quest LE: She's Like Siri, Without the Creepy Auto Tune
November 08, 2012
I volunteered to convoy with Monticello into the adult film badlands of the San Fernando Valley the other day. He needed to drop his track car at a shop for some work. We wound our way into a residential neighborhood and found the place, and when Mike disappeared around the back alley for what seemed like too long, I thought sure he was a goner. He'd either stumbled into a new career or a bad meth deal.
I wanted no part of it and stared making tracks. The sweet Nav Lady inside the Quest asked me a series of questions in a clear, reassuring tone and calculated a route back to the office. The input and routing was pretty quick and flawless. The Quest doesn't let you input new destinations while driving, but it made more sense to speak my intentions anyway rather than peck at the dial and Enter button, even if parked.
She wasn't quick enough, though. Monti eventually emerged, no entourage, no bloody nose, no bag of cash. Total letdown.
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor