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May 04, 2006 (12:45 pm)
Just joining the discussion. Thinking of moving up to a Denalea. I bought a brand new GMC van in '99. The trans went out at 53,000 . Has GM improved in this area?
Jun 20, 2006 (8:33 am)
Hey I am new to these discussions and have so far found out a lot of information! Currently I am looking for a small/midsize SUV with no 3rd row and a V6 engine. I have tested the Nissan Xterra and like it very much, but I feel like there is more out there? (Rav4, Highlander etc?)Im looking for answers to where to look besides Nissan! Any help will be great and I look forward to discussing many things about new SUVS here on Edmunds forums!
#515 of 560 considering different 4wd options
Jun 24, 2006 (5:22 pm)
I'm hoping to buy my first 4wd vehicle sometime this summer. I've done some reading on Edmunds, and I'm thinking mainly about considering toyotas and subarus. In particular, I'm thinking about the Toyota RAV4, the Toyota FJ-Cruiser, and the Subaru Outback and Forester. I haven't ruled out all other makes and models at this point, but based on what I've learned so far, I think those are probably the best for me.
Based on what I've learned at this point, I'd put the RAV4 in the front of the pack, but I have a few reservations. First, I live in Nevada, where many of the state's most interesting places are only accessible via unpaved roads. While the RAV4 could probably handle the well-travelled (gravel and such) unpaved roads just fine, I know it's not really meant for serious off-road driving. And that's where the FJ Cruiser would have an advantage over both the RAV4 and the Subaru models. The trouble is that I don't know how much off-roading I'll actually be doing, and the RAV4 and the Subarus get better mileage than the FJ. The vast majority of the driving I do currently is in town.
I'll check out the discussions and the forums, but I just figured I would post my general area of interest here first to see what general advice people might have for me.
#516 of 560 Re: considering different 4wd options [detour]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 28, 2006 (2:12 pm)
Hey Detour, I thought I replied the other day but I must have forgotten to click Post after drafting my message.
Welcome to Edmunds - Tidester and I both are just north of you up in Idaho so we know a few of your interesting roads too!
#517 of 560 Murano vs. FJ Cruiser
Sep 26, 2006 (9:08 am)
Hey guys, I'm looking for a new car and am stuck between the Nissan Murano and the Toyota FJ Cruiser. I know they are in totally different classes. One side of me likes the luxurious Murano. It's not too big and is easy to handle. On the other hand, the FJ Cruiser is an awesome looking fun car to drive. I guess the only thing I see as a downfall with it is the MPG, which is 17/20. Any advice from owners??
#518 of 560 Re: Murano vs. FJ Cruiser [alexz81]
Sep 30, 2006 (7:43 am)
alexz81: Don't buy either one. Nissan is highly over rated, the CVT trans. is not what you would call "great". This is the first year for the Toyota FJ. Let others pay in shop time to work out all the first year bugs.
My suggestion For tough great driving the Jeep Liberty. (super savings on prices now too) As much as 25% off sticker! If you want a smaller car the Jeep Compass is a great little Jeep. Or wait for the Jeep Patriot, it's "Trail Rated" and it even better than the Compass.
I will also add that all the Jeep's keep real AMERICANS working. I don't know where the FJ or Murano are made, but they do have more parts from other countries other than the USA.
#519 of 560 Re: Murano vs. FJ Cruiser [alexz81]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 30, 2006 (8:30 pm)
Hi Alexz81, welcome to Edmunds.
You are welcome to create a comparison discussion; otherwise take a look at these for starters:
Toyota FJ Cruiser
Nissan Murano 2006+
Hey Farout, did you forget that Jeep is a German company now?
#520 of 560 Re: Murano vs. FJ Cruiser [steve_]
Oct 01, 2006 (1:51 pm)
Steve: Haven't you seen Dr. Z drive that 330M into that cement wall? Dr. Z just gets out without even a speck of air bag dust, or a hair out of place. Now that's German engineering for ya!
It's a shame when our daughter was involved in a collision with our 2004 Dodge Neon, she looked a mess and could hardly walk, and that was at 35mph!
Well soon GM will be headquarted in Japan, is that better?