2012 Nissan Quest: Pretty Girl Repellent
February 21, 2012
Thanks to some very nice California weather and there being no school/work, I took my four-year-old daughter in the Quest to a state park for a daddy-daughter picnic and hike yesterday. Just about any vehicle would have been fine, but the Quest certainly made it enjoyable for my daughter. For her, there was plenty of room, easy entry and exit, rear door sunshades and a rear-seat entertainment system (I indulged her with the movie "Swan Princess").
I will be honest: There was a brief moment of personal minivan regret.
As I was packing up to head home from the trailhead, an attractive young woman pulled up in her Civic and began unloading her mountain bike from the trunk. She glanced over, and there I was standing in front of an odd looking duck of a minivan with a pink Hello Kitty backpack and water bottle in hand. I'm sure the visual was an ideal pretty-girl repellent.
But I learned from my Minivan Experience with the Odyssey back in July of last year not to worry about such things. My daughter and I had a great time, and the Quest was part of it.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 5,949 miles