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Nissan Murano, Toyota Highlander, Subaru B9 Tribeca, Honda Pilot, Acura MDX, Volkswagen Touareg, SUV
#761 of 800 Re: Highlander 08 [lucky_777]
Jan 27, 2008 (3:54 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!
#762 of 800 New 2009 Pilot- uuggg
Jan 28, 2008 (4:14 pm)
Wow. The front end isn't bad, but the new Pilot is one plain basic looking CUV.
There I was looking at photos of the new Pilot, and next to it was an ad for the Enclave. The Enclave has more beauty and style in it's tail light trim than the Pilot has in the whole vehicle. But, design is subjective. For instance, I love the look of my '07 Tribeca, which was certainly panned by many.
just my $0.02.
The Buick Enclave is a remarkably beautiful vehicle. Never driven one, but they sure are puurty.
#763 of 800 Re: New 2009 Pilot- uuggg [morey000]
Jan 29, 2008 (6:11 am)
I agree with you on the looks of the Pilot. I love the looks of my Highlander 08 much better!
While the Enclave is sharp looking, they are having problems. Check out their Forum section. There are some un-happy folks with it.
#764 of 800 Re: New 2009 Pilot- uuggg [ronn]
Jan 29, 2008 (10:34 am)
Did you see the new Pilot concept at NAIAS?
You might miss the boring old design. The new one is hideous.
#767 of 800 08 Highlander vs 09 Murano vs 08 Pilot
Feb 05, 2008 (10:06 am)
I am just starting my SUV search and am interested in the 08 Highlander, 09 Murano, and 08 Pilot. I have never owned an SUV, so am not sure which would be the best option for a "first timer." I have read reviews and see that most people love the 08 Highlander. I love the look of that and the new Murano, but see that the Murano has very limited interior storage space and some major blind spots. I'm not quite sold on the Pilot, and am really just considering it because I know Honda makes great vehicles and it's relatively reasonably priced. Does anyone have any advice? Or suggestions on comparable SUV's that I should consider? I would also be interested in finding out how much people have paid for these vehicles in the NJ area. Thanks!
#768 of 800 Re: 08 Highlander vs 09 Murano vs 08 Pilot [carchatnj]
Feb 05, 2008 (11:37 am)
Since you seem to be just getting started, my suggestion would be to go to the Philadelphia auto show, which starts this week.
There you can sample them all back to back, without any pressure from salesmen.
Test fit each one, see how seat comfort is, check out cargo room, visibility, etc. Take your time doing so.
Narrow it down to your top few choices, then test drive those.
Sample the Tribeca and the Veracruz while you're at it, both have nice interiors.
#769 of 800 Re: 5 Criteria for AWD (not 4WD, but AWD) [chelentano]
Feb 05, 2008 (1:01 pm)
Pardon my long delay in finding a source, but I finally found the video that shows that the VDC AWD system used by Subaru can send enough power to any single wheel to keep it moving up a ramp in simulated no-traction scenarios:
Pretty amazing at any price point, even more so at Subaru's prices.
#770 of 800 Re: 5 Criteria for AWD (not 4WD, but AWD) [ateixeira]
Feb 05, 2008 (3:42 pm)
Nice find, juice. Chelentano won't accept it, though, since it's not from a neutral source. Consumer Reports should set up this test to evaluate manufacturers' claims and systems... it's not a complicated or cost-prohibitive experiment.