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GMC Acadia, Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Taurus X, Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue, Honda Accord Crosstour, Dodge Journey, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, SUV
#1640 of 7326 Re: $40k vs $30k [bobw3]
May 21, 2007 (6:36 pm)
That's why i like heated/ cooled leather. It's the one option I willingly pay for. Cracking leather-some is worse than others. Honda leather-sorry to offend any one but IT SUCKS. But in older dodge Caravans (8-10 years old) leather is GREAT with wear. Not exactly sure about oother model years. I do know the Montego's leather holds up pretty wel- so maybe it would in the 500/ FS, too. Chrysler has that new YES essntials fabric. I''ve heard that's good at reppeling odor and stains.
To another question:
I was on Ford's website and noticed something: You can have a detailed look at the 2009 Flex, but see nothing more than a picture of the 2008 Taurus X. What's up with that? You can see a future hot product, but not an essential product in Ford's near future lineup.
#1641 of 7326 Re: Test driving the Buick Enclave [chuckhoy]
May 21, 2007 (6:37 pm)
That is, perhaps, the most absurd statement I have ever seen.
Whoosh! That was the sound of his sarcasm going right over your head/
#1642 of 7326 Re: Test driving the Buick Enclave [msindallas]
May 21, 2007 (6:42 pm)
The CX-9 GT model has 19" wheels.
19 inch wheels. Real Plus!
And if you really want em, You can get19-20's on Enclave.
I've heard a lot of great stuff about the Enclave. But truthfully, nothing that much greater than the Acadia. I even like the Acadia's styling better. It's really fresh and Bold.
#1643 of 7326 Re: $40k vs $30k [bobw3]
May 21, 2007 (6:44 pm)
I agree. I insisted on leather on my last eight cars. Of course with leather you have to have seat heaters in winter, and they are still sticky in summer, unless you have seat coolers. Leather also wears faster than most modern seat fabrics and it needs more maintenance.
But then I got suede seats and they were so much better. I cannot understand why they are practically unavailable. My latest car now has cloth (with heaters too). To each his or her own, but I will never go back to leather.
#1644 of 7326 Re: CUV Comparison [bobw3]
May 21, 2007 (7:07 pm)
My family consists of me, my wife and our 2 children - ages 11 and 6. We have a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country minivan. Most of the time it is just the 4 of us, but occasionally, we haul a few friends & family members. We do not do a lot of cargo hauling.
The minvan has been very good - seating capacity wise. It has been very easy to pickup a few extra passengers - comfortable for the 3rd row passengers, and now flipping or folding seats to get back there.
Looking at some of the CUVs, they certainly do look and feel a sportier that my minivan. We have mostly focused on the Mazda CX9 and the Acadia/Enclave. But I have to say that I am having some sepration anxiety from the minivan.
The 2nd row captains chairs of the Acadia/Enclave seem more comfortable to me - maybe becuase they are closer to the minivan configuration - compared to the 2nd row bench seat of the CX9. But the Mazda CX9 seems to ride/driver smoother. I am having a hard time choosing.
May 21, 2007 (7:27 pm)
I see Ford has priced it, and it is only a bit more than the outgoing FS. However, considering it has the 3.5 engine, the tiny price increase may be a bargain.
But what's with that clumsy throwback big old seamed airbag cover on a 2008??? That look was fine in my 1998 Ranger, but even the little Mazda2 now has no airbag seams. The VW Golf got rid of all the dash seams as long ago as the 1999 model. More and more people are beginning to notice these details. Ford just has to do better and the sooner the better.
#1646 of 7326 Re: CUV Comparison [lwolf99]
May 21, 2007 (8:19 pm)
As a people-hauler, I think you'll be happier staying with the mini-van, honestly.
#1647 of 7326 Comment on leather
May 21, 2007 (8:46 pm)
I, personally, prefer cloth to leather because I don't slide around as much. But, if you have kids, leather is SOOOOOOOOOO much easier to clean.
#1648 of 7326 Re: Comment on leather [chuckhoy]
by steve_ HOST
May 21, 2007 (9:03 pm)
Lots more here:
Leather vs Cloth Seats
I have one car with (hot) black leather seats and one with (now dirty) cloth and much prefer the cloth (although the cloth ones aren't heated).
#1649 of 7326 Re: Test driving the Buick Enclave [albook]
May 22, 2007 (9:46 am)
The CX-9 GT actually has 20" wheels standard.