Articles tagged with: minivan

Minivans/Station Wagons, Nissan, Uncategorized »

13 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 2,166 views
2011 Nissan Quest 3.5 LE:Luxurious, and more conventional

      By Donald Hammonds

 The  first impression you have of  Nissan’s all new 2011 Quest can be summed up in one word: Big.

It’s really not any bigger than other minivans, but the design sure makes it look more massive. It’s  a square-shouldered, unapologetically masculine look that immediately sets it off from other minivans. You won’t be mistaking this one for anything else.

  Come to think of it, that could be said about the last generation Quest,  but that model was, well, unconventional inside and out …

Mazda, Uncategorized »

3 Jun 2011 | One Comment | 2,481 views
2012 Mazda5: Gettin’  it just right

By Don Hammonds

The hardest tightrope to master isn’t the one under a circus tent, it’s the one that carmakers have to manage once it’s time for a changeover of a popular model.

Does the company risk big styling changes? Do othey risk introducing new features that might turn off current customers? And what’s everybody else doing in the particular market in which the model competes?

This year, it was “that time” for the Mazda5,  Mazda’s increasingly popular small minivan. In some parts of …

Auto Shows, Minivans/Station Wagons, Nissan, Reviews »

7 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 5,022 views
Nissan’s On A Quest–the 2011 Nissan Quest

One of the biggest surprises of  this model season has been the return of life  to the minivan market.

After the minivan was all but given up for dead by Ford and General Motors, and after sales either stagnated or disappeared from view for many other makes, it would have taken a prognosticator of the first order to suggest that there was life yet to come in that market.

But sure enough, in rapid succession, Toyota (Sienna), Honda (Odyssey) and Mazda ( …

Honda, Minivans/Station Wagons »

12 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 4,152 views
Honda’s New Odyssey Concept—A Real Looker

What is this? A pretty minivan?

Indeed it is. This is Honda’s Odyssey concept, expected to go into production pretty much as is. It looks sleek, modern, and thoroughly cool, especially when you consider Honda adds a heaping helping of sporty handling to everything it designs—even minivans.

The Honda Odyssey Concept is on display this week at the Chicago Auto Show, and Honda says the minivan will go on sale this fall.

A key element here is a “lightning bolt” beltline, which has …

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