SUV Owners!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I just got a 2014 Acura MDX and I love it! It gets the best gas mileage of any 3 row SUV on the market. We can get 29 mpg on trips. I would look at consumer reports. They just recently stopped recommending a few SUVs due to their safety rating. I think one of them is the Honda Pilot. 

Post # 3
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2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

my mother has a hyundai tuscon. this is her second one, and she loves it. it gets great gas mileage (compared to my father’s bigger ford edge), and it’s a good size. we can fit the whole family in there if we have to.

Post # 4
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7075 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have a Toyota Highlander and DH has a GMC Terrain. Both are nice IMO, and we’ve had very limited issues with both (knock on wood). The Highlander is quite a bit larger than the Terrain, but definitely doesn’t get very good gas mileage. I belive both of them are ranked very high in safety though.

Post # 5
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2354 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I have a 2000 Nissan Xterra that I love. Its definitely way more truck like than a typical SUV, but almost everything I sat in was too small for me when I went car shopping a few weeks ago. I sat in EVERYTHING and didn’t like anything, then sat in a new version of my car and went THIS is what I want. The Highlander was the only other one I remotely liked and this is after I spent years lusting after 4runners. Ceiling is too low. 

Anyway my car has 182000 on it and we decided to keep it til it dies. I have never had a major (or any) engine issue and I suck at changing the oil regularly. The AC has gone out which I believe is a common issue in that year (first year they made it), but the issue has been fixed in newer models. The MPG is truck like, so worse than a mid sized, but worth it to me. 

Post # 6
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295 posts
Helper bee

I drive a 2001 Ford Escapw and I love my baby. I brought it when I needed something with 4 wheel drive. The gas mileage was alright but was comfortable to drive for 10 hour drives several times a year. As well as roomy enough to fit what I needed it to in order to move. I recently drove the new model and liked it just as much as the old model.

Post # 7
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6644 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

2012 Chevy Traverse and love it.  Only it goes to the shop is for oil changes and tire rotations.  I love the fact it has 3rd row seating and can use it for everything we use it for. 

Post # 8
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10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I have a sports car, but my sister has a 2011 Ford Escape and she loves it. My mom also has a Ford Expedition she loves.

Post # 9
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173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I bought a 2009 Lincoln MKX a month ago!  It has everything I wanted and runs great!  The gas mileage isn’t awesome – 18-20mpg – but I love having the AWD option for our Michigan winters and I feel so safe!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

I’ve had two SUVS:

1998 Isuzu Rodeo – it’s actually my dad’s now, and at 16 years it is only now starting to have a lot of problems. Moot point since I believe Isuzu pulled out of the US market a few years ago.

2005 Honda CR-V – I like it. I have had no mechanical problems in the 2 years I’ve had it, there was a small issue with the A/C but it was a minor fix. I haven’t calculated the MPG but it’s much better than the Rodeo was. A quick googling says 20 city, 26 highway. I imagine with newer models it’s probably better.

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