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Old 08-10-2018, 04:21 PM
Location: Inland FL
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Suvs were best looking in the 1990s. They were large too.
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Old 08-16-2018, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Ringo1 View Post
Ya'll! I found a boxy SUV - Toyota 4Runner. AND it's super tall - I tower over all the other vehicles on the road! So fun!
Your vehicle is 1.5 inches taller than my Explorer, but the Explorer wheels are wider apart, giving the Explorer a little more stable handling. The exterior is longer for the Explorer. Interior measurements the Explorer beats the 4Runner. And the fuel mileage is some better for the Explorer due to the more modern air flow design.

These are the reasons, for the change in shape of the two vehicles, and the boxy look and design is old fashioned.

The safety on the road due to handling ability especially at high speed, and the interior capacity to carry all their equipment, and rear seat passengers, is the reason that in the biggest 50 police departments have already been converted to where over half of their vehicles are already Explorers, and other police vehicles are switching all over the country.

I have been driving SUVs and Pickups since mid 70s, starting with a Chevrolet Suburban and Silverado Pickup. I can tell you from experience that the new type SUV is a change for the better for average drivers. My wife and I are both near 90 and have a new style Explorer and a F-150 pickup, and feel those will be the last vehicles we will ever need to own. We are both in very good health according to our doctors, and are estimated by them to be good for another 10 years at least, and those two vehicles will still be in good condition when we are gone.
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