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  21 responses   Comfortable and dependable commuter, weekend excursions on snow/mud/gravel
Member2612

Objective:
Looking for a new (used) car when I return from Germany - there are several months to pin down something perfect. Something that is dependable so I can count on it for daily communiting, but something with enough brawn to handle weekend excursions into mud/gravel/snow for some hiking and...
  6 responses   6000+GVWR SUV; fuel-efficient as possible; small as possible; reliable
Member6064

Considering the following:
  • Jeep GC, limited, diesel
    • Pros: fuel efficiency, good size, good looks, nice interior features
    • Cons: reliability, pushing my budget
  • 4Runner, limited
    • Pros: reliablity, most "affordable"
    • Cons: interior fit/finish -eh, not good fuel efficiency
  • Explorer, limited, AWD or FWD, w/Ecoboost
    • Pros: appearance, interior features, kind of acceptable fuel efficiency, good deals ($) available
    • Cons: reliability, actual fue-efficiency,...
  6 responses   6000+GVWR SUV; fuel-efficient as possible; small as possible; reliable
Member6064

Considering the following:
  • Jeep GC, limited, diesel
    • Pros: fuel efficiency, good size, good looks, nice interior features
    • Cons: reliability, pushing my budget
  • 4Runner, limited
    • Pros: reliablity, most "affordable"
    • Cons: interior fit/finish -eh, not good fuel efficiency
  • Explorer, limited, AWD or FWD, w/Ecoboost
    • Pros: appearance, interior features, kind of acceptable fuel efficiency, good deals ($) available
    • Cons: reliability, actual fue-efficiency,...
  6 responses   Road Trip and Weekend SUV
jparker13

Replacing 2007 Honda Fit- terrific reliablity but no power or size- with an SUV. Want to be able to tow a 3500 pound boat, have all wheel or 4 wheel drive for Montreal winters and light off roading (cottage roads and poorly mantained roads), full luxury features (premium stereo, leather...
  6 responses   Road Trip and Weekend SUV
jparker13

Replacing 2007 Honda Fit- terrific reliablity but no power or size- with an SUV. Want to be able to tow a 3500 pound boat, have all wheel or 4 wheel drive for Montreal winters and light off roading (cottage roads and poorly mantained roads), full luxury features (premium stereo, leather...
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  6 responses   Crossover over medium sized SUV, pull 4000 lb. trailer, factory installed tow pkg., RELIABLE, comfortable, quiet, don't like nav, do like upgraded sound system


ELIMINATED FROM CONSIDERATION: 1.) Nissan Pathfinder (CVT transmission troubles, reliability issues); 2.) GMC Acadia, poor interior design, cramped legroom, distrust of GM; 3.) Suburban V8, too big, too costly, poor mileage, GM distrust; 4.) Chev Traverse, cramped, poor interior, 5.) Honda Pilot, boxy, has the hated joystick for controls and...
  6 responses   Crossover over medium sized SUV, pull 4000 lb. trailer, factory installed tow pkg., RELIABLE, comfortable, quiet, don't like nav, do like upgraded sound system


ELIMINATED FROM CONSIDERATION: 1.) Nissan Pathfinder (CVT transmission troubles, reliability issues); 2.) GMC Acadia, poor interior design, cramped legroom, distrust of GM; 3.) Suburban V8, too big, too costly, poor mileage, GM distrust; 4.) Chev Traverse, cramped, poor interior, 5.) Honda Pilot, boxy, has the hated joystick for controls and...
  5 responses   Nissan Murano - rust, CVT, and transfer case problems
2005Jimmy

Looking specifically at the Nissan Murano. CR, Edmunds, etc have nothing but good things to say about all years but when I go to the owner discussion group sites it's a different story. Rusting subframes, CVT and transfer case problems, head gasket failures, etc. Does anyone here own one...
  5 responses   Highway cruising, off roading mid sized SUV
tom.forhan

I'm looking for an SUV with the emphasis on utility, both for long trips and off road, but not a daily driver- I live in a walkable community and have an older Porsche Boxster I use for local trips.

The mission of the vehicle would be to comfortably drive...
  5 responses   Highway cruising, off roading mid sized SUV
tom.forhan

I'm looking for an SUV with the emphasis on utility, both for long trips and off road, but not a daily driver- I live in a walkable community and have an older Porsche Boxster I use for local trips.

The mission of the vehicle would be to comfortably drive...
  5 responses   affordable, efficient, good clearance/AWD
Member6706

I want a car to get me to and from work safely and efficiently (twisty mountainous highway, sometimes snowy highway driving (sea-to-sky, BC)), a car to get me on logging roads (i.e. good clearance)
  4 responses   4WD SUV, Reliable, Capable in Snow, V8 and 3rd row a plus
02rsxpilot

Looking for an SUV that can: handle snow in Tahoe, fit four adults comfortably, and is reasonably reliable for its mileage. Bonus points for 3rd row seat to fit 6 adults if necessary (comfort not a big deal), V8/towing capacity for a ski boat and trailer (Mastercraft ProStar 205). Looking...
  7 responses   Retirement car
Member3771

my recently retired wife want a luxery SUV.
  3 responses   Trailer hauler
Member1850

VW Tourareg has been primarily narrowed down to our search. Like / need the towing.
  3 responses   New SUV time!


Right now I am leaning towards a new 4Runner limited or Grand Cherokee Limited. Love the look of both. I won't be doing much off roading.
  2 responses   Fun & towing
Member6540

I'm looking for something to replace my Hummer H1. It needs to be able to tow at least 3500 lbs and have room for the occasional long trip. These long trips will usually be just me and some hunting / fishing / camping equipment.

It will also be used...
  2 responses   Retirement vehicle
Member3830

So far I have looked at the MB Gl Bluetec SUV
  3 responses   Looking at 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a diesel or 2016 Infinity QX50- most reliable??
Member6727

Looking at 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee- Limited with diesel engine or maybe a GMC Sierra 1500 or mayby an Infinity QX50
  2 responses   SUV for Colorado - highway and off-road capability
Member6189

Mix of off-road capability and on-road comfort, with luxury features like leather and heated seats for my wife.

Top contenders right now:
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited or Overland
  • Toyota 4Runner Trail Premium
  1 response   Family 4x4
Member6339

Looking fro a sensible family SUV with space for dogs to the park, family holiday road trips and occasional towing
  1 response   comfortable car to tow travel trailer in retirement, not hard to get in and out of
Teryls

Jeep Grade Cherokee - loved car, but looking at your site may not be reliable enough Not sure about the deisel as it is new year, will I be sorry DO not want to waste time and money on a car that costs that much...
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