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Old 04-06-2010, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Mechelen - Belgium
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My total for 22 days from Miami to Philadelphia would be :

Impala : 730,00 US$ full coverage
Durangu : 1.150,70 US$ full coverage

Drop of in another state and all possible charges included, so I would just like to know for comfort, mileage and space in the trunk.
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:35 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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With that price difference and how much more gas you will need to spend, you will be paying twice as much for the Durango.
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:45 PM
 
Location: NYC & NJ
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Yeah between those two, I'd go for the Impala
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Old 04-06-2010, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Given that you are accustomed to European cars, I think you will find the Impala more than roomy enough.

With the cost difference for rental and then for gas so strongly favoring the Impala, I don't see much sense in paying the extra for the Durango.

But, full disclosure as I said before, I am a car guy much more than an SUV guy.
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Definitely go with the Impala, as I see no need to pay the extra rental fees, higher fuel costs, and parking costs in areas where they charge. There's not a substantial difference in room, IMO, as the Impala is pretty roomy. With regard to parking, an SUV in a commercial garage will cost more in some cities, and there are garages that are unable to accommodate larger SUVs at all, which might be a factor on your trip. You will not have those issues with an Impala.
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Pomona
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For over $400 difference, go with the Impala.

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$10 a person is too much for a weekend trip in a roomier vehicle? Makes no sense to me.
Who said anyone else was footing the bill? Interior space is within 3 cu.ft. for both, so even though externally the SUV is larger, it's not any bigger where it matters on a road trip. The higher step-in height would've been more cumbersome for the elders too.
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:51 PM
 
Location: USA
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If you can afford to pay for the extra gas, the durango = room.
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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I have rented several 2006-2010 Impalas... never changed. They are good cars and good MPG. I averaged 31 mpg highway on all.

Last time rented a 2010 Kia Sedona van with 2000 miles.... it used 5 more gallons on a 300 mile trip than the Impala did. I will say that Kia is a powerhouse... I was AMAZED at the get up and go this van had.
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:55 AM
 
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i'd take a car over a truck any day
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