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Nissan Murano, Toyota Highlander, Subaru B9 Tribeca, Honda Pilot, Acura MDX, Volkswagen Touareg, SUV
#752 of 800 Re: 5 Criteria for AWD (not 4WD, but AWD) [chelentano]
Jan 21, 2008 (10:14 am)
Like I’ve said, the comparo by magazine “experts” does not mean much to me: they push up whoever buys more ads.
I'm sure you will share your source and credible proof to back this claim? Personal opinions do not count.
#753 of 800 Re: 5 Criteria for AWD (not 4WD, but AWD) [aviboy97]
Jan 21, 2008 (10:54 pm)
>> I'm sure you will share your source and credible proof to back this claim?
Do you need a credible proof that car magazines get paid by car manufacturers? Hey, this is capitalism! Don’t pretend to be so naive. Ads in magazines don’t come for free, so the top comparo ratings and awards such as "car of the year". There is no such thing as free lunch.
>> Personal opinions do not count.
Then be consistent: you should not count personal opinions of magazine “experts”, nor your own personal opinions.
#754 of 800 Re: 5 Criteria for AWD (not 4WD, but AWD) [chelentano]
Jan 22, 2008 (7:25 pm)
I'm gonna defend aviboy97 on this one...he works closely with many Mazdas and has insider access to information you and I simply don't have. He's more than qualified to share useful info with Edmunds members.
#755 of 800 Color of my Tribeca
Jan 26, 2008 (1:35 pm)
Hello everyone. I'm new to this forum but am about to purchase a 2008 Tribeca 5 Pas/Limited. Now I am really torn about getting the black exterior with beige interior or the diamond gray exterior with gray interior. I wanted black on black but obviously that's not possible. The beige interior is much nicer in person and I always wanted a black SUV. But people keep telling me to stay away from black cars cause they're so dam hard to keep clean. Has anyone that had a black car share some insight to this. Now the diamond gray color is also gorgeous on the outside. You guys let me know which one you like better. Thanks.
#756 of 800 Re: Color of my Tribeca [ylz]
Jan 26, 2008 (7:44 pm)
YLZ, welcome to the forum! Just an FYI, you've been cross-posting (posting the same message in multiple categories) which is generally frowned upon. Just find one category that's appropriate to your topic and stick with that one. That makes browsing quicker and easier for everyone (so we don't have to read your post several times )
As for the color choice, darker exterior is always harder to keep clean, but does look cool. And although the beige interior is a really classy look, I opted for the grey cuz I thought it was sportier. (Also, my last two cars had beige and I was tired of it).
-Karen in AZ-
#757 of 800 Re: Color of my Tribeca [kmartin]
Jan 26, 2008 (9:54 pm)
Just find one category that's appropriate to your topic and stick with that one.
Excellent advice - thanks!
SUVs and Smart Shopper
#758 of 800 Re: Color of my Tribeca [kmartin]
Jan 27, 2008 (4:45 am)
Hey...I am a Toyota fan, but I can tell you that the Black Avalon I had was sharp, but one of the reasons I traded was the color. Black is not only hard to keep looking great, but it also shows every little scratch and swirl mark.
It also absorbs lots of heat if you have it out alot in the sun. Black is a sharp color if you want to go to an extreme work -out to keep it clean.
Best of luck on your color!
#759 of 800 Highlander 08
Jan 27, 2008 (5:02 am)
To add to the comparisons, not much has been said here about the Highlander 08 In a recent snow Ice event, it did a beautiful job on the road. Highlander has one of the highest reviews posted, with excellent reviews about this great SUV.
#760 of 800 Re: Highlander 08 [ronn]
Jan 27, 2008 (8:27 am)
Where was that review published?
#761 of 800 Re: Highlander 08 [lucky_777]
Jan 27, 2008 (2:54 pm)
Hey Lucky, What I meant was the Number of reviews by folks that own them...73 reviews currently with a 9.3 .
I hope Edmunds will review the Highlander 08 soon! It is a great SUV. I had friends with me today for the first time, and they said it was one of the best they had been in...quiet, smooth. They were very surprised, and loved the looks.
I drove a Tribeca, but found the Highlander to have more room inside, and I prefer the looks of the Highlander better. IMO the Toyotas have a better fit & finish that's why I have owned many!