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Nissan Xterra, Toyota RAV4, Honda Pilot, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape, Chevrolet Equinox, SUV
#136 of 221 Re: Need help with finding a best suv with an infant seat [mtairyordge]
Jun 18, 2010 (3:18 pm)
Thanks for the reply. We are looking for Honda Pilot considering the spacious 3rd row room. Also, the middle seat in the 2nd row looks much better to put a child seat (i am not exactly sure if it ok to put child seat in the middle, but it is 100% better than Highlander).
Do you mind if i ask you was $36K total price, inclusive of tax and everything. where did you buy your pilot from? I live in WA. and here just for 2011 EX-L with Navigation(RES not included) they are giving estimate of 37K (inclusive of tax etc.,) or so.
I think they are asking too much.
#137 of 221 Re: Need help with finding a best suv with an infant seat [mtairyordge]
Jun 28, 2010 (5:21 pm)
I was also wondering if that 36K touring with RES and Nav was the drive out price, if so that is a great deal. Been looking to get a drive out of 37K with no success. I also am only trying for front wheel drive, was your front or all wheel drive and if you dont mind teling where you got or even the state would be appreciated.
#138 of 221 SUV good mileage and reliability, open to suggestions.
Aug 23, 2010 (5:31 pm)
I am looking for a small compact SUV or a mid size suv. My main concerns are gas/mill, performance and reliability. There just doesn't seem to be many cars with decent miles and the hybrid versions don't seem to make sense for the price difference. So far I am considering the nissan rougue because of the slick shape, mileage and interior is pretty decent. We ruled out the rav4 and the crv because of the interior. My family is basically 2 people, so we don't need anything too big, I am also thinking about the murano, but it is much more expensive and the millage is not too great. We've owned only foreign cars, but I am slightly considering the equinox, it has pretty decent reviews and the price is ok. I basically haven't come up with other cars that offer somewhat of a good mileage look good and have good reviews. Maybe I am overlooking other great cars, so if you have any suggestions I would be glad to hear them.
#139 of 221 Re: SUV good mileage and reliability, open to suggestions. [jezmia]
Aug 30, 2010 (8:27 am)
Take a look at the Escape 4cyl., Ford is practically giving the 2010s away right now. They're roomy, great gas mileage and Consumer Reports gives it a Best Value award.
#141 of 221 Help me decide -used (older) CRV,Escape,RAV4 or...? - for first car
Feb 28, 2011 (6:22 pm)
Buying my son his first car, he'll be driving it to college and in this area of WA the roads get pretty snowy in the winter. So we're looking for a smallish 4WD or AWD, and auto transmission. He ruled out Subaru because it doesn't have the higher driving position and better visibility of the others. Since this is his first car and our limited budget, these SUVs will be older and all well over 100,000 miles. Which would be the best pick? I like the CRV(a '99 or newer because of improvements) because better gas mileage than Escape with the V6 (4 cyl underpowered, and most for sale are V6). Is the Escape as durable/reliable as the CRV, would the fuel economy be drastically worse than the CRV? We ruled out Jeep because of poor gas mileage. Or is there some other vehicle we should consider?
#143 of 221 Need Help
May 03, 2011 (12:06 pm)
Which vehicle will be the best value? A 2006 Nissan Armada with 56,700 miles that costs $18,900 or a 2007 Mazda CX-9 that has 52,000 miles that costs $19,500.
I like the Armada, but I am uncertain if the gas will last a while when full traveling like an average of 200 miles a week. I see the Mazda has better mpg than the armada, but the bigger fuel tank seems to make up for that.
Can any owners or car experts please help? Looking to buy this week.
#145 of 221 Which crossover would you suggest?
Jul 21, 2011 (5:27 pm)
I don't want a third row seat, we've got a minivan if we are hauling a lot of people. Needs to fit 3 comfortably in the back seat, as I have 3 kids and don't want to hear too many complaints.
I need AWD, as we will be taking it to the mountains. Since my wife is 10 inches shorter than me, I have to have memory seats. I am really tired of banging my knees on the steering wheel.
Needs some guts. I'm currently driving an Accord with a 3.0L V6, and that amount of power works.
Mostly I will be driving in commuter traffic in Los Angeles, but weekend trips to the mountains (year round) makes me think of an AWD SUV.
I think I want to stay away from Honda, as both of our Hondas had transmission problems at 50k miles and I don't like the way we were treated by Honda and the local dealership.