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Old 05-01-2013, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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I'd only get a gas guzzling SUV if you needed to tow something + haul children. But I'd rather have a Dodge Grand Caravan. I dream of getting a loaded 2013 Town & Country Limited with the Luxury Group Package which has load leveling and a sunroof, then I'd add a class 3 hitch and trailer wiring myself.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Central TX
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Does anyone have an opinion on the Volvo XC 90?
We have a 2007 XC90 Sport V8 that we purchased new. It has been pretty reliable over 50k and the dealer service has been great. The 3rd row is pretty small and we only use it to transport adults in a pinch. It has the most comfortable front seats of any vehicle, ever.

Having said all of that, it is pretty dated and due to be updated with a new model hopefully sometime this decade. It is one of the safest vehicles on the road and if it blew up tomorrow, I would probably go buy another one though I am not crazy about the current 3.2l I6 vs. our V8. Ours has always been garaged and looks like new.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Suburban/Yukon XL if you carry 5+ people, luggage, strollers, dogs, etc. Actually has usable space in the rear behind the 3rd seat. Main gripe is the 3rd seat doesn't fold flat, hopefully they change the suspension to accommodate this in the next generation. Other than that, a minivan is the next best option. Too bad only one minivan has AWD as an option.

When our 2007 Dodge Durango dies, we'll replace it with a Yukon XL Denali.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Poway, CA
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Ford Flex is another to check out. If you get the bench seat 2nd row, it'll hold 7.

Mike
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:06 AM
 
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What other similar SUVs should I also consider?
Honda Pilot
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Germany
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Well, I like our 2013 Renault Grand Espace with economical and very quiet Diesel engine.

It's not a SUV, but rather a minivan with 7 comfortable seats, 5 of which can be removed.

Consumption: 39 mpg at 75 mph, but only 20 mpg at 125 mph which is the maximum speed and only possible when the roads are empty.

Maybe it is not the very best minivan as the baggage compartment is a bit too small.

And unfortunately it's not available where most of you are.
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:07 PM
 
Location: London
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I like Land Rover Discovery 4
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I think I convinced the wife to get a Explorer Sport

Giggity!


Livernois Motorsports First to Tune 2013 Explorer Sport - YouTube
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:22 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Acadia, Enclave or Traverse.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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I think I convinced the wife to get a Explorer Sport

Giggity!


Livernois Motorsports First to Tune 2013 Explorer Sport - YouTube
Ford just keeps Banging out the hits in every Car or SUV and truck they build it seems of the last 3-4 years.. That is one Nice looking yet Badass Explorer BTW
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