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  8 responses   getting it right
JimRoe

must be reliable and durable, good in snow and ice, quiet, comfortable seats, good ground clearance
  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,...
  5 responses   Safe, dependable AWD for au pair
Member6434

Our 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee was rear ended and totaled. The Jeep didn't look too bad other than the bumper cover, but the frame rails were unfortunately bent. It was driven by our au pair for our two girls. Liked that it was 4WD, roomy, built like a tank and...
  5 responses   rough road capable, 4x4, reliable
taconia

My drive is 4.5 miles of gravel, 2.5 of that is fairly rough, has some steep places and sharp curves. So I need a fairly tough reliable vehicle with a full sized spare. I prefer manual transmission but will consider automatic. Don't care about fancy frills like leather seats, trim,...
  5 responses   rough road capable, 4x4, reliable
taconia

My drive is 4.5 miles of gravel, 2.5 of that is fairly rough, has some steep places and sharp curves. So I need a fairly tough reliable vehicle with a full sized spare. I prefer manual transmission but will consider automatic. Don't care about fancy frills like leather seats, trim,...
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  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)
  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   Small/mid sized SUV, 4x4 with off-road capability
Member6193

My wife and I are planing to buy a vehicle for the family that has off-road capabilty fordriving up dirt and rocky mountain roads/trails toour cabin in western VA, for driving to other camping sites, and possibly for towing for a small boat. We want to find a vehicle that...
  4 responses   4Runner Search
Member5726

I'm considering buying a used Toyota 4Runner. All of the reviews that I have read say that people are getting 240K to 300K out of them with normal maintenance. I'm just wondering if anyone here has had any kind of the same experience with them. I've been able to find...
  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...
  3 responses   Comfortable, AWD 4x4 that can tow
Member5440

I'm looking for something similar in size and capability to the current Jeep Grand Cherokee. I like the Jeep and it checks a lot of boxes for me, but I am seriously turned off on the real world experiences people are having with this vehicle. I strongly prefer V8 or...
  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...
Ford F 150 -...
  1 response   Reliable Small SUV
Member6269

I'm looking for a reliable ride for mostly short commutes and occassional long highway trips. Off road capability would be a big plus, but must have some capability for bad weather - AWD or 4WD. Would like a safe, reliable ride with a high seat and good visibility, minimal blind...
  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   mid size SUV or crossover with 3rd row seat - Tahoe, Durango, or Gr Cherokee
Member6526

We have a Honda CRV, but my wife says the new ones are too sedan like

We test drove a Durango and a Jeep I love the room of the Durango, but I thought the shifting was not as good as the Grand Cherokee

I like the ecodiesel...

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