"A person experiencing this would be lucky to ever walk normally again," said the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Dave Zuby in response to the small overlap crash test performance of the Nissan Quest minivan. It's quite gnarly.
It's a cool and slightly rainy morning here in the aptly named mountain-side town of Buena Vista, but yesterday's trek from Roanoke to here was mild and sunny. Perfect weather for a bike ride and for driving a van with no strong need to get anywhere quickly.
As mentioned earlier this week (thanks for all the advice), I'll be driving the length of the Blue Ridge Parkway over the weekend in support of a group of cyclists making the journey. Day One starts now with, apparently, leg shaving.
Being overshadowed by a minivan in the eyes of one's father would wound the pride of even the strongest of men. Sadly, such is the lot of Anthony Roho, who's been forced to compete with a Nissan Quest for his father's affections—and for far too long, it seems.
If you're a stripper or a porn star, your minivan of choice is likely a 2011 Nissan Quest. At least based entirely on the first POI choice given by its navigation system.
We've mentioned the Nissan Forum Concept before, which is going to debut at the the Detroit Auto Show and give us some hints as to where the next Quest is going to be. In addition to the radical styling, the Mommy wagon is going to be packed with kid/dad/driver distracting technologies such as an advanced Bose Media…