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Old 03-05-2008, 01:36 PM
 
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People said that when gas went from $2 to $2.50 that NOBODY will want to buy an SUV. They also said it when gas went from $2.50 to $3 and will keep saying it. But guess what, there IS still a market for large SUV's especially since the quality is improving more and more each year.
There will always be a market for SUV's... in Europe where gas can cost up to $10 a gallon, you will still find large SUV's.

I agree, the market will continue to decline as fuel prices increase... not everyone needs an SUV... but some do for business and don't forget the fleet of government SUV's in every nation...
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:39 PM
 
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i've owned corolla's for a number of years and i can tell you it's the best car in the world.i'm also in the car business so i get to observe all types of cars and for the money,reliability,fuel economy,the corolla is the best.
I agree. There are 3 corolla's in my family - 1999 with almost 200,000 miles on it (some problems but running OK), also 2002 LE and 2003 S. All of them were bought used with different mileage but holding pretty good.
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:07 PM
 
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You guys have to be kidding. Sure the Corolla is probably one of the most reliable cars made, and it's is cheap to keep, if that is what you mean by best. For performance and driving fun it doesn't even rank. In my opinion it's about as boring a drive as one can get.
maybe we should drive a denali for 15 years and see how it holds up next to the corolla.i guarantee you the denali will be in a junkyard for parts while the corolla is still plugging away,that's what i mean by the best car.all those luxury cars with the leather,heated seats,power seats,navigation,chrome wheels are onli bought for image ans status and that's it.other than that their garbage.
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:08 PM
 
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Dude, a Denali is nothing but a glorified Yukon, not exactly what Id call luxurious. I never understand why people think throwing some leather seats, a fake wood console, and a different grille/steering wheel/rims/etc, somehow makes the ride "luxurious", when all the underpinnings and build quality is the same as its bottom-feeder siblings. So in a sense, if I were to take a Toyota 4Runner (a capable off-roader) and throw on some different rims, add on the word "Opera" to its nameplate, change the steering wheel and add a cheesy, plastic, wood-trim-wannabe bezel around the radio and charge a 10K premium over a normal 4Runner, would that make the ride "luxurious"? No. It would make me laughable for suggesting such a thing, which is what GM manages to do with the Denali.

The Corolla is an excellent car (albeit boring--kinda like a Yukon), and arguably more luxurious than a Denali. I sure know the switchgear, ride quality, interior noise levels and build quality are alot better on a Corolla than the "luxurious" Denali.

We all have our opinions naturally, but give credit where credit is due.
Could'nt have put it better myself... LMAO

Guys, i think its a little silly comparing suv's to a corolla, bit like oranges and lemons, dont ya think?

If one wants practicality, fuel savings then this car is way up there with the best.
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:10 PM
 
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sorry for the spelling.
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:34 PM
 
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There will always be a market for SUV's... in Europe where gas can cost up to $10 a gallon, you will still find large SUV's.

yeah, only parked in the gated driveways of a large chateu, lol. most europeans are driving something a little bit smaller...

http://www.matchvehiclesolutions.com/images/Peugeot%20206%20LX%20D%20010.jpg (broken link)
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Old 03-05-2008, 05:13 PM
 
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Could'nt have put it better myself... LMAO

Guys, i think its a little silly comparing suv's to a corolla, bit like oranges and lemons, dont ya think?

If one wants practicality, fuel savings then this car is way up there with the best.
GracieJJ...I agree completely

The OP asked about cars... not trucks. Trucks and SUV's are designed to a different standard...

I would never use or expect a Corolla to tow and haul like a truck.

Last edited by Ultrarunner; 03-06-2008 at 12:20 AM.. Reason: To Clarify that I agree with GracieJJ
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:55 PM
 
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i've owned corolla's for a number of years and i can tell you it's the best car in the world.i'm also in the car business so i get to observe all types of cars and for the money,reliability,fuel economy,the corolla is the best.
For a small car I agree. But it is also a very boring and not fun to drive at all.
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:12 PM
 
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I thought this thread was about cars???

Trucks and SUV's are designed to a different standard...

I would never use or expect a Corolla to tow and haul like a truck
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Errmm, yes i think we all know and agree with that, but its your buddy who thinks otherwise, as follows.

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Corolla's may be reliable and inexpensive but they're not for everyone. For me, they'd be too small and too...basic. I like a little luxury to go with my vehicles that's why I love my Yukon Denali. .
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:42 AM
 
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yeah, only parked in the gated driveways of a large chateu, lol. most europeans are driving something a little bit smaller...
Vehicle license fees in much of Europe are based on the engine displacement and insurance premiums are based in large part on Horse Power... so SUV's take a double Fee hit due to large engine and high horse power...

Non the less, I was still surprised at the number of SUV's I saw in Switzerland... both US models and the USA made BMW X5.

I also noticed the Government Security Forces in Prague using American SUV's and at the Salzburg music festival for VIP's

Not all the SUV's are American... In Bavaria I visited a riding academy and noticed just about every horse trailer was being pulled by a Mercedes ML and Range Rovers are very popular in England among the Landed Gentry...

So even in "Green" Europe with gas costing as much as $10 a gallon... SUV's still have a place...

Toyota and Honda have made significant in roads in Europe as has Kia... Toyota and Honda are not inexpensive cars in Europe and Toyota Corolla is considered a nice family car... even comes with an available diesel option.

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