Last post on Sep 12, 2013 at 7:26 AM
You are in the SUVs
What is this discussion about?
Dodge Caravan, Ford Explorer, GMC Envoy, Honda Odyssey, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Sienna, SUV, Van
#915 of 1882 Re: Been on both sides of the fence, we like SUV! [tony22r]
Aug 11, 2005 (10:02 am)
nice history on your vehicles...
My 2 friends both bought Windstars ( 1996 and 1998 )...and both were chagrined at the numerous major and minor problems. They ended up selling and getting other minivans. One got a Toyota sienna 2004, the other got an Odyssey 2003.
Another friend bought a pilot..and still another got a acura MDX. They all love their vehicles now.....
Anyways, listen up.
Happy driving and ride safe... no matter what vehicle you're in!
what, you mean that it is the driver, not the vehicle ??
good points..... and amen to the safe driving, happy driving...
#917 of 1882 had both too
Aug 14, 2005 (12:02 pm)
I love minivan's remote sliding side doors and lift gate. I wish they make remote slidng doors for the front too.
#918 of 1882 gas price
Aug 15, 2005 (6:52 am)
Just check gas price, thank goodness I got rid of my SUV earlier.
#919 of 1882 Re: gas price [ctsang], yeah but that's talkin nickels & dimes..
Aug 15, 2005 (10:00 am)
"Just check gas price, thank goodness I got rid of my SUV earlier."
You know I always hear people using gas price$ as an excuse to buy or not buy this or that particular model... Ok if it was an H1 Hummer compared to a Prius Hybrid that's a Big difference!
But if we're only talkin a couple of MPG difference (ie SUV vs Minivan, 16 vs 18 mpg city) that only translates to what maybe $15 to $19 at the pump every month?
Personally I'd pay the extra $19 every month for a vehicle that I Really enjoyed! Know what i'm sayin?
Hell that's less than what I pay Blockbuster every month on Late fees! GRrrr..
#920 of 1882 Re: gas price [ctsang], yeah but that's talkin nickels & dimes.. [tony22r]
Aug 15, 2005 (10:24 am)
"what I pay Blockbuster every month in late fees"
When's the last time you rented from Blockbuster? They did away with their late fee policy about 4 months ago.
Minivans closer to 19 mpg city....SUV closer to 15 city. Though agree, it's a free country...drive what you like.
#923 of 1882 Re: gas price [ctsang], yeah but that's talkin nickels & dimes.. [tony22r] [tdoh]
Aug 15, 2005 (1:13 pm)
And those who don't drive trucks aren't absolutely a danger to society? Please explain your reasoning behind such a ludicrous statement...
Those who do not drive trucks are following reasonable and best available safety measures. It all is not in absolutes, it is about doing everything practically possible.
If you do not need to be a danger, and still are, then my statement applies.
And in all pro S.U.V. arguments - were does having low accident avoidance properties and dangerous bumpers and body structure come into play? I like large, practical cars as much as anybody, and what I spend on running costs is my business, but what is the reason for them to be exempt from safety laws - other then the profit motives of those peddling them to the brainwashed insecure masses?
#924 of 1882 Re: gas price [ctsang], yeah but that's talkin nickels & dimes.. [tony22r] [tdoh]
Aug 15, 2005 (1:29 pm)
Please explain your reasoning behind such a ludicrous statement...
I forgot to mention: anybody who disagrees with me in even the smallest of the details and is not my wife obviously does not know what he is talking about.
Just buy a minivan. It is a better choice for a large family car.