- Aug 14, 2003
- Buffalo, NY
We picked up a certified used 2016 Quest last week. This is our 4th minivan. We typically keep them 4-5yrs/ ~70K miles. Our first was a 2001 Ford Windstar LX back around 2003. Then to a 2008 Honda Odyssey LX, then a 2013 Grand Caravan SE. They've all been great. My wife's absolute favorite was the Odyssey. We did some shopping and test drove a few used 2015 Odysseys, but they were well worn and beat for what they wanted for them. We also test drove a 2014 Sienna that was great, but more than I am willing to pay. Pretty common thing for all used Toyotas and Hondas as we know. The Quest wasn't even on my radar until we climbed in and drove this one, especially since 2016 is the last year for them. Super comfortable ride. Lots of power with great handling and braking, even with all 6 of us in it. It's got more power options on it than any other MV we've owned. It was a Hertz rental out of CA in it's previous life, but it came with a 7yr/100K mile b/b warranty. I've bought rentals before and never really had a bad experience. It's got the QV35DE V6 and a new generation Jatco CVT. I'm not really sure which yet given it's new to the 2015-16 model years. It does have a dipstick and what appears to be a hex nut drain plug on it's stamped steel pan. I also noticed it's got electo-hydraulic power steering. First time for this type of E-steering for me. It's TIGHT under the hood. The engine oil filter has to be accessed by removing a plastic panel in the right front wheel-well. We'll see how it goes.