When I first got pitched the idea of taking part in an influencer program with Nissan around their Quest, my first reaction was, “why in the world would I want to test a minivan?”
Actually, if I’m going to be completely truthful I had no idea what a Nissan Quest was. I thought it was a mini SUV for some reason, but my wife told me she thought it was their minivan. As usual, she was right.
Whenever I get a pitch like this I always politely reply that I’m “not a car guy” because I’m not. I love trying out new cars, but I can’t talk about the horsepower or anything like that with any level of knowledge because I don’t know or care about those sorts of things.
But, what I do care about is how comfortable a car fits my family (Roxie our dog included), is it safe and how well does it get us to where we are trying to go. I’m also a fan of a killer sound system, navigation and other safety features.
After I told them this, they still wanted me involved. With it being the holiday season, I still wasn’t sure though. Then they mentioned that in return for taking part in a Twitter Chat and sharing my thoughts on the car they’d make a donation to the charity of my choice. That was an offer I couldn’t refuse!
So, tonight they are holding the #HolidayQuest Twitter Party and you are all invited.
I’ll be there along with the other parents taking part in this program. They will also be randomly selecting from people who participate to win gift cards. Who doesn’t want some free cash during the holidays?
I’ve got the Quest for two weeks and plan on using it instead of our main car to do everything we’d normally do. When it is done I’ll share my thoughts. First impressions are that I love the dual sunroofs, but I’m still not a minivan guy.
Also, if you are curious, the charity I’m donating to is Fisher House which I’m a big supporter of. Think of them as the Ronald McDonald House for the families of wounded soldiers.
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