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Re: Getting a new SUV

Post by andrema » Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:10 pm

zepp21 wrote:How about a Ford F-650 Image

You could barely fit it in a driveway. It gets shitty gas mileage and is by any means the definition of overcompensation but it looks like a fun time.


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What the hell is that for, tractor pulls?
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Re: Getting a new SUV

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:10 pm

r.palace wrote:
jswing wrote:
smalls wrote:My next vehicle. Beat it around and take the doors off. Wife has a 4Runner.

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I love the look but find them uncomfortable as hell and the gas mileage blows.

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Couldn't have said it better myself

Still want an SRT8 GC though :thatshot:
My bro had his 2013 Jeep in the shop so many times he is trying to claim lemon law on it. But they are fighting him tooth and nail over it. At 32k it has had the hardtop start leaking within the few thousand miles, cylinder head replaced, oil sending unit, water pump and there was a few more things. He had to buy an extended warranty on it to keep it going.

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Re: Getting a new SUV

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:11 pm

andrema wrote:
zepp21 wrote:How about a Ford F-650 Image

You could barely fit it in a driveway. It gets shitty gas mileage and is by any means the definition of overcompensation but it looks like a fun time.


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What the hell is that for, tractor pulls?
You take the bed off of them and use them as full time 5th rv pullers.

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Re: Getting a new SUV

Post by CGSshorty » Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:44 pm

Those big Fords are not uncommon down here in FL.
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Re: Getting a new SUV

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:47 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
andrema wrote:
zepp21 wrote:How about a Ford F-650 Image

You could barely fit it in a driveway. It gets shitty gas mileage and is by any means the definition of overcompensation but it looks like a fun time.


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What the hell is that for, tractor pulls?
You take the bed off of them and use them as full time 5th rv pullers.
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Re: Getting a new SUV

Post by dukerules » Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:56 pm

If I'm spending someone else's money, Macan S for a smaller SUV, Land Cruiser for a large SUV that will last decades.

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Re: Getting a new SUV

Post by jswing » Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:22 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
andrema wrote:
zepp21 wrote:How about a Ford F-650 Image

You could barely fit it in a driveway. It gets shitty gas mileage and is by any means the definition of overcompensation but it looks like a fun time.


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What the hell is that for, tractor pulls?
You take the bed off of them and use them as full time 5th rv pullers.
Some people also install a 5th wheel in the bed and pull car trailers. I believe they're built for commercial use. I can't imagine using one as a personal vehicle, other than hauling an RV.

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Re: Getting a new SUV

Post by streetracer101 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:21 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
r.palace wrote:
jswing wrote:
smalls wrote:My next vehicle. Beat it around and take the doors off. Wife has a 4Runner.

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I love the look but find them uncomfortable as hell and the gas mileage blows.

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Couldn't have said it better myself

Still want an SRT8 GC though :thatshot:
My bro had his 2013 Jeep in the shop so many times he is trying to claim lemon law on it. But they are fighting him tooth and nail over it. At 32k it has had the hardtop start leaking within the few thousand miles, cylinder head replaced, oil sending unit, water pump and there was a few more things. He had to buy an extended warranty on it to keep it going.
It's basically a Dodge...what else would you expect?
andrema wrote:
jswing wrote:
blkgsl wrote:
jswing wrote:I looked at a MB GLC300 last week and really liked it.

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I haven't driven one, but this looks very promising. I like it a lot. Compared to the outgoing GLK which it replaces, it's like stepping out of Perez Hilton and stepping into Paris Hilton.
Typical of MBs I've driven, very smooth and solid, but not as spirited as BMW. Roomy. Bigger than my X3 but smaller than an X5. And yes, much nicer than the GLX. I drove that when it first came out and bought a BMW instead. The GLC could maybe make me switch.

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Did you test drive the X4? I'm going to try that tomorrow.
The X4 is awkward looking. If you're going for that style, just pony up and buy the X6.
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Re: Getting a new SUV

Post by smalls » Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:23 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
r.palace wrote:
jswing wrote:
smalls wrote:My next vehicle. Beat it around and take the doors off. Wife has a 4Runner.

Image
I love the look but find them uncomfortable as hell and the gas mileage blows.

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Couldn't have said it better myself

Still want an SRT8 GC though :thatshot:
My bro had his 2013 Jeep in the shop so many times he is trying to claim lemon law on it. But they are fighting him tooth and nail over it. At 32k it has had the hardtop start leaking within the few thousand miles, cylinder head replaced, oil sending unit, water pump and there was a few more things. He had to buy an extended warranty on it to keep it going.
That's disappointing

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Getting a new SUV

Post by andrema » Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:28 pm

streetracer101 wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
r.palace wrote:
jswing wrote:
smalls wrote:My next vehicle. Beat it around and take the doors off. Wife has a 4Runner.

Image
I love the look but find them uncomfortable as hell and the gas mileage blows.

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Couldn't have said it better myself

Still want an SRT8 GC though :thatshot:
My bro had his 2013 Jeep in the shop so many times he is trying to claim lemon law on it. But they are fighting him tooth and nail over it. At 32k it has had the hardtop start leaking within the few thousand miles, cylinder head replaced, oil sending unit, water pump and there was a few more things. He had to buy an extended warranty on it to keep it going.
It's basically a Dodge...what else would you expect?
andrema wrote:
jswing wrote:
blkgsl wrote:
jswing wrote:I looked at a MB GLC300 last week and really liked it.

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I haven't driven one, but this looks very promising. I like it a lot. Compared to the outgoing GLK which it replaces, it's like stepping out of Perez Hilton and stepping into Paris Hilton.
Typical of MBs I've driven, very smooth and solid, but not as spirited as BMW. Roomy. Bigger than my X3 but smaller than an X5. And yes, much nicer than the GLX. I drove that when it first came out and bought a BMW instead. The GLC could maybe make me switch.

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Did you test drive the X4? I'm going to try that tomorrow.
The X4 is awkward looking. If you're going for that style, just pony up and buy the X6.
If I wanted to spend 70k, I'd get a new Range Rover Sport


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Re: Getting a new SUV

Post by streetracer101 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:33 pm

andrema wrote:
streetracer101 wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
r.palace wrote:
jswing wrote:
smalls wrote:My next vehicle. Beat it around and take the doors off. Wife has a 4Runner.

Image
I love the look but find them uncomfortable as hell and the gas mileage blows.

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Couldn't have said it better myself

Still want an SRT8 GC though :thatshot:
My bro had his 2013 Jeep in the shop so many times he is trying to claim lemon law on it. But they are fighting him tooth and nail over it. At 32k it has had the hardtop start leaking within the few thousand miles, cylinder head replaced, oil sending unit, water pump and there was a few more things. He had to buy an extended warranty on it to keep it going.
It's basically a Dodge...what else would you expect?
andrema wrote:
jswing wrote:
blkgsl wrote:
jswing wrote:I looked at a MB GLC300 last week and really liked it.

Image
I haven't driven one, but this looks very promising. I like it a lot. Compared to the outgoing GLK which it replaces, it's like stepping out of Perez Hilton and stepping into Paris Hilton.
Typical of MBs I've driven, very smooth and solid, but not as spirited as BMW. Roomy. Bigger than my X3 but smaller than an X5. And yes, much nicer than the GLX. I drove that when it first came out and bought a BMW instead. The GLC could maybe make me switch.

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Did you test drive the X4? I'm going to try that tomorrow.
The X4 is awkward looking. If you're going for that style, just pony up and buy the X6.
If I wanted to spend 70k on an unreliable SUV, I'd get a new Range Rover Sport


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Fixed for you.

Seriously though....my wife has a 2013 X1 and it has been problem/maintenance free, but if I would've preferred the X3. Unfortunately she didn't see why until after she bought it.

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Re: Getting a new SUV

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r.palace wrote:
jswing wrote:
smalls wrote:My next vehicle. Beat it around and take the doors off. Wife has a 4Runner.

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I love the look but find them uncomfortable as hell and the gas mileage blows.

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Couldn't have said it better myself

Still want an SRT8 GC though :thatshot:
There's a Jeep shop near me that will turn a jeep into a drag racer. Interested ? On Ardmore in Hermosa Beach. Bit of a trip though.
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streetracer101 wrote:
andrema wrote:
streetracer101 wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
r.palace wrote:
jswing wrote:
smalls wrote:My next vehicle. Beat it around and take the doors off. Wife has a 4Runner.

Image
I love the look but find them uncomfortable as hell and the gas mileage blows.

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Couldn't have said it better myself

Still want an SRT8 GC though :thatshot:
My bro had his 2013 Jeep in the shop so many times he is trying to claim lemon law on it. But they are fighting him tooth and nail over it. At 32k it has had the hardtop start leaking within the few thousand miles, cylinder head replaced, oil sending unit, water pump and there was a few more things. He had to buy an extended warranty on it to keep it going.
It's basically a Dodge...what else would you expect?
andrema wrote:
jswing wrote:
blkgsl wrote:
jswing wrote:I looked at a MB GLC300 last week and really liked it.

Image
I haven't driven one, but this looks very promising. I like it a lot. Compared to the outgoing GLK which it replaces, it's like stepping out of Perez Hilton and stepping into Paris Hilton.
Typical of MBs I've driven, very smooth and solid, but not as spirited as BMW. Roomy. Bigger than my X3 but smaller than an X5. And yes, much nicer than the GLX. I drove that when it first came out and bought a BMW instead. The GLC could maybe make me switch.

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Did you test drive the X4? I'm going to try that tomorrow.
The X4 is awkward looking. If you're going for that style, just pony up and buy the X6.
If I wanted to spend 70k on an unreliable SUV, I'd get a new Range Rover Sport


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Fixed for you.

Seriously though....my wife has a 2013 X1 and it has been problem/maintenance free, but if I would've preferred the X3. Unfortunately she didn't see why until after she bought it.
My dad has an X3 and used an X1 as a loaner. He wished he had the X1 :lol:

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Re: Getting a new SUV

Post by 425ranger » Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:07 pm

Jeep Unlimited 4 door?
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Re: Getting a new SUV

Post by andrema » Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:41 am

425ranger wrote:Jeep Unlimited 4 door?
They're cool, but I haven't been a jeep guy since college


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Re: Getting a new SUV

Post by hazmatman » Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:45 am

My vote is 4Runner. We just bought a Sequoia, which can be a bit outside your price range but the base SR5 model can be had for less than $50k with leather. They come pretty loaded.
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Re: Getting a new SUV

Post by andrema » Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:43 am

I own a 4Runner and will be keeping it to beat the hell out of. I figure it's good for 200K


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Re: Getting a new SUV

Post by jswing » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:16 am

andrema wrote:
blkgsl wrote:
jswing wrote:I looked at a MB GLC300 last week and really liked it.

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I haven't driven one, but this looks very promising. I like it a lot. Compared to the outgoing GLK which it replaces, it's like stepping out of Perez Hilton and stepping into Paris Hilton.
I had a GLA as a loaner, is it basically that with a different back end?
Sorry, I missed this. I drove both the GLA and the GLC back to back, and they're very different. The GLC is significantly roomier, with more power. Also the GLC has a nicer interior, the GLA is very spartan. The GLA is built on the front drive platform of the CLA, although it's available with 4Matic. Somehow German and front drive doesn't compute in my brain. My wife actually preferred the GLA, but honestly if you're hauling gear I think it's pretty tight. The GLC is cavernous by comparison.

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Post by hazmatman » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:35 am

andrema wrote:I own a 4Runner and will be keeping it to beat the hell out of. I figure it's good for 200K


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If well cared for, easily 200k. We traded our '05 4Runner for our new Sequoia and it had just hit 190k and ran like a top. Never had a single mechanical issue.
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streetracer101 wrote:
andrema wrote:
streetracer101 wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
r.palace wrote:
jswing wrote:
smalls wrote:My next vehicle. Beat it around and take the doors off. Wife has a 4Runner.

Image
I love the look but find them uncomfortable as hell and the gas mileage blows.

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Couldn't have said it better myself

Still want an SRT8 GC though :thatshot:
My bro had his 2013 Jeep in the shop so many times he is trying to claim lemon law on it. But they are fighting him tooth and nail over it. At 32k it has had the hardtop start leaking within the few thousand miles, cylinder head replaced, oil sending unit, water pump and there was a few more things. He had to buy an extended warranty on it to keep it going.
It's basically a Dodge...what else would you expect?
andrema wrote:
jswing wrote:
blkgsl wrote:
jswing wrote:I looked at a MB GLC300 last week and really liked it.

Image
I haven't driven one, but this looks very promising. I like it a lot. Compared to the outgoing GLK which it replaces, it's like stepping out of Perez Hilton and stepping into Paris Hilton.
Typical of MBs I've driven, very smooth and solid, but not as spirited as BMW. Roomy. Bigger than my X3 but smaller than an X5. And yes, much nicer than the GLX. I drove that when it first came out and bought a BMW instead. The GLC could maybe make me switch.

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Did you test drive the X4? I'm going to try that tomorrow.
The X4 is awkward looking. If you're going for that style, just pony up and buy the X6.
If I wanted to spend 70k on an unreliable SUV, I'd get a new Range Rover Sport


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Fixed for you.

Seriously though....my wife has a 2013 X1 and it has been problem/maintenance free, but if I would've preferred the X3. Unfortunately she didn't see why until after she bought it.

I have an 08 BMW 535XI twin turbo Wagon as a daily beater. After a long line of M cars. Its right at around 150K miles. Great car. Usual German expensive shit once in a while. Much more reliable than the Grand Cherokee or GMC Trucks I have owned though. I also have a 4-runner great truck and a Tundra which are built on the Landcruiser drive train etc. Room enough for a family in the extended cab and plenty of power with good gas mileage and reliability. Love the Tundra.
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Re: Getting a new SUV

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streetracer101 wrote:
andrema wrote:
streetracer101 wrote:
toxicavenger wrote:
r.palace wrote:
jswing wrote:
smalls wrote:My next vehicle. Beat it around and take the doors off. Wife has a 4Runner.

Image
I love the look but find them uncomfortable as hell and the gas mileage blows.

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Couldn't have said it better myself

Still want an SRT8 GC though :thatshot:
My bro had his 2013 Jeep in the shop so many times he is trying to claim lemon law on it. But they are fighting him tooth and nail over it. At 32k it has had the hardtop start leaking within the few thousand miles, cylinder head replaced, oil sending unit, water pump and there was a few more things. He had to buy an extended warranty on it to keep it going.
It's basically a Dodge...what else would you expect?
andrema wrote:
jswing wrote:
blkgsl wrote:
jswing wrote:I looked at a MB GLC300 last week and really liked it.

Image
I haven't driven one, but this looks very promising. I like it a lot. Compared to the outgoing GLK which it replaces, it's like stepping out of Perez Hilton and stepping into Paris Hilton.
Typical of MBs I've driven, very smooth and solid, but not as spirited as BMW. Roomy. Bigger than my X3 but smaller than an X5. And yes, much nicer than the GLX. I drove that when it first came out and bought a BMW instead. The GLC could maybe make me switch.

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Did you test drive the X4? I'm going to try that tomorrow.
The X4 is awkward looking. If you're going for that style, just pony up and buy the X6.
If I wanted to spend 70k on an unreliable SUV, I'd get a new Range Rover Sport


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Fixed for you.

Seriously though....my wife has a 2013 X1 and it has been problem/maintenance free, but if I would've preferred the X3. Unfortunately she didn't see why until after she bought it.

I have an 08 BMW 535XI twin turbo Wagon as a daily beater. After a long line of M cars. Its right at around 150K miles. Great car. Usual German expensive shit once in a while. Much more reliable than the Grand Cherokee or GMC Trucks I have owned though. I also have a 4-runner great truck and a Tundra which are built on the Landcruiser drive train etc. Room enough for a family in the extended cab and plenty of power with good gas mileage and reliability. Love the Tundra.
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Mazda CX-9 is nice and hits a good price point.


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Post by jimyritz » Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:47 pm

andrema wrote:
jswing wrote:
blkgsl wrote:
jswing wrote:I looked at a MB GLC300 last week and really liked it.

Image
I haven't driven one, but this looks very promising. I like it a lot. Compared to the outgoing GLK which it replaces, it's like stepping out of Perez Hilton and stepping into Paris Hilton.
Typical of MBs I've driven, very smooth and solid, but not as spirited as BMW. Roomy. Bigger than my X3 but smaller than an X5. And yes, much nicer than the GLX. I drove that when it first came out and bought a BMW instead. The GLC could maybe make me switch.

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Did you test drive the X4? I'm going to try that tomorrow.
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I had one as a loaner and really liked it...I want an all black Lexus NX300..

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