SUV drivers..reviews? NWR. Obviously.

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have a Toyota Highlander and really like it. I wasn’t even considering it when we first went to look, but it really fits our needs. DH has a GMC Terrain which is nice too, but the styling of it is too manly looking for me, lol.

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

Hyundai. Seriously. I have a 2013 Sonata Turbo. I traded a 2012 Explorer and had a really hard time not buying a new Santa Fe. They are fairly inexpendive, great quality and have awesome warranties. The only reason I didn’t get it was I went for a car and with the amount I drive everyday I should have gotten the hybrid but the turbo was more fun to drive. They had a pretty bad rep for awhile but I’ve had my car since 2012 and it has 50k miles on it and the only issue I have ever had was with the weather stripping on the drivers door. I ripped it open when it was frozen shut and it messed it up. Even though it was my fault they fixed it same day at no charge. 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Cars will never look timeless, they change too much too fast, so I woudln’t even worry about that.  We have the CRV and it’s not a fun fast car or anything, but it gets from A to B and is a pretty good ride, reliable, and has great gas mileage for a SUV.  We also considered the Rouge (which has even better gas mileage, and actually handled better), but ultimately went with the Honda because we felt they last longer.

Post # 5
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Worker bee

I have a Nissan Rogue. I love it! It gets great gas mileage and has lots of space.

It also has very comfy seats. My fiance has a 4Runner and he also loves my car!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

texaslemon:  I drive a 2014 Chevy Equinox (lease for $238/ mo.) I have no complaints whatsoever. It’s big, safe, smooth ride, and isn’t shaped like some kind of U.F.O. I was really looking for a Dodge Ram but even a used one was way out of my budget. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I have a Kia Sportage, a smaller SUV, and I really like it. Not sure what price they’re asking for new ones, but it’s got a lot of room and pretty good gas mileage (at least for where I am). 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

texaslemon:  I wouldn’t own an older one. Ever. But I have a serious car issue and trade on average every year. I had never put a set of tires on a car until this one. I would just go get a different one. Check them out and drive them. Mine is fully loaded with heated leather, navigation and all the little extras and my payment is under 200 a month.  My BFs parents drive a highlander hybrid and it’s very nice and rides well. There is no trunk space with the 3rd row up. But holy expensive. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Subaru Forester. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I feel like the Forester already looks dated :/

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

texaslemon:  Some definitely do a over haul more frequently, but just because they haven’t in a while, doesnt mean they wont either.  The Rav 4 had pretty much look the same since about 2005 or longer too, and they just did a over haul this year.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Another vote for the Forester. Subarus last FOREVER. Lots of trunk space, oil changes every 7000 miles, top safety pick. I will always drive a Forester.

I guess you can decide if you think it looks dated or not.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

texaslemon:  I have a 2013 Ford Escape and absolutely love it!! I got it used through carmax for a great price. It gets great gas mileage with the Ecoboost (I think 25 city and 33 hwy). But they changed it for the 2013 model bc the 2012 model got much less on the mpg. 

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